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Title: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 28, 2015, 06:17:37 AM
Thread title says it all.  It's not a general movie thread, or talk about films that are going to be coming out later.  Just tell us the last film you saw, and discussion should follow.

Last night the family and I watched The Judge with Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall.  Wow, what a great piece of film work.  A fantastic cast working working with a good script and getting good direction is usually an enjoyable experience, regardless of the story details, and this was that.  It hit home a little for me because it dealt with issues like declining health and death of older parents, things I have had to deal with, and it dealt with them in a real, human way, not the normal Hollywood bullshit.  I really can't recommend it highly enough.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bl5150 on March 28, 2015, 06:20:00 AM
Interesting - never heard of The Judge but I love Robert Duvall.

Last I saw was Kingsman at the movies - loved it.  Like Bond meets The Matrix meets Austin Powers.
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Post by: Kotowboy on March 28, 2015, 06:21:44 AM
Last film I saw in the cinema was probably Interstellar.
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Post by: KevShmev on March 28, 2015, 06:27:33 AM
A Fish Called Wanda

I had never gotten around to seeing this, but finally did so recently, and it had me howling more times than I can remember.  Kevin Kline absolutely deserved the Oscar he won.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Scorpion on March 28, 2015, 07:12:00 AM
A Fish Called Wanda

I had never gotten around to seeing this, but finally did so recently, and it had me howling more times than I can remember.  Kevin Kline absolutely deserved the Oscar he won.

Yes! That is my favourite comedy of all time. Kevin Kline and John Cleese are both amazing in it, though my favourite part of it is and will always remain when Michael Palin's character has to assassinate the old lady and keeps killing her dogs. :rollin :rollin

Last I saw was Kingsman at the movies - loved it.  Like Bond meets The Matrix meets Austin Powers.

Yeah, same here. Wow, what a good movie. Thoroughly entertaining. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a good action flick.
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Post by: kingshmegland on March 28, 2015, 08:16:03 AM
A Fish Called Wanda

I had never gotten around to seeing this, but finally did so recently, and it had me howling more times than I can remember.  Kevin Kline absolutely deserved the Oscar he won.

The scene when he's trying to practice saying sorry in the car is gut splitting!

We saw Big Hero 6.  What a fun movie and heartwarming.  I will forever fist pump like Baymax.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVLA8fvBczg
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on March 28, 2015, 08:29:06 AM
Quote by me from the future:

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.

Loved it as always.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on March 28, 2015, 10:52:12 AM
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.

Loved it as always.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Tom Bombadil on March 28, 2015, 12:19:25 PM
The Machinist.

Christian Bale is amazing in this movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on March 28, 2015, 12:33:55 PM
A Fish Called Wanda

I had never gotten around to seeing this, but finally did so recently, and it had me howling more times than I can remember.  Kevin Kline absolutely deserved the Oscar he won.

The scene when he's trying to practice saying sorry in the car is gut splitting!

" I mean ...what were you doing....robbing...your OWN HOUSE ?! "

:rollin
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on March 28, 2015, 03:46:37 PM
 :lol, that movie is great.

Last movie I watched was Jackie Brown (finally), which was very good but maybe a bit too hyped up. Also recently watched Foxy Brown, which was amazing  :lol
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Post by: KevShmev on March 28, 2015, 04:08:45 PM
Too many funny lines in A Fish Called Wanda to recite them all.  My stomach hurt from laughing at the Vietnam argument.

"They kicked your asses real good!"

"No they didn't."

"Oh, yes they did."

"Oh, no they didn't."

 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin

As for Jackie Brown, I probably know that one by heart.  So much killer dialogue.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on March 28, 2015, 04:18:26 PM
I also liked " Fierce Creatures ". It wasn't as good as Fish Called Wanda but it was still entertaining.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 29, 2015, 02:27:40 AM
We saw Big Hero 6.  What a fun movie and heartwarming.  I will forever fist pump like Baymax.

Just watched that one, really enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Zook on March 29, 2015, 01:53:42 PM
Insurgent was pretty good. I'm sure Cinemasins could rack up over 100 things wrong with it, but it was enjoyable. There was one WTF moment for me that didn't quite make sense, but it helped the plot along so whatever. I probably do enjoy these movies more than The Hunger Games, but they're pretty much the same thing.

Um, if you know the twist of The Maze Runner, you might roll your eyes at this movie's ending...
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on March 29, 2015, 08:16:35 PM
I work at the theater, so spoiling the ending for pretty much every big movie out for myself is rather unavoidable.

The last movie I actually sat down to watch otherwise was Big Hero 6. Excellent film.
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Post by: Jaffa on March 29, 2015, 08:52:44 PM
Weird sci-fi/horror movie called Slither. 
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Post by: Zook on March 29, 2015, 09:33:04 PM
Wasn't Slither more of a horror comedy? I've only seen like 5 seconds of it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on March 29, 2015, 09:33:35 PM
Wasn't Nathan Fillion in that one?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Jaffa on March 29, 2015, 09:39:01 PM
Wasn't Nathan Fillion in that one?

Yes.

Wasn't Slither more of a horror comedy? I've only seen like 5 seconds of it.

Yeah, probably.  I don't know.  I didn't find it particularly funny, but it was probably trying to be. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: ozzy554 on March 29, 2015, 09:59:07 PM
Me and a couple friends went to see Get Hard. It was good for what it was, If you have seen the trailer then you know what you're getting.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on March 30, 2015, 04:52:30 AM
Dumb and dumber to - pure shit
Deliver us from evil  - somewhat to mostly shit
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Post by: Kotowboy on March 30, 2015, 05:17:17 AM
Weird sci-fi/horror movie called Slither.

Directed by James Gunn who made Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bl5150 on March 31, 2015, 10:14:28 PM
Saw Focus today - throwaway stuff really that tries to be too smart for its own good.   I thought it had its moments but it's more DVD night stuff.  Anything with Margot Robbie is worth a look though  :heart
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Accelerando on March 31, 2015, 10:48:35 PM
I'm catching up on all The Fast and The Furious movies to get ready for this weekends new film. Just finished Fast Five, and about to throw on Fast and Furious 6. These are solid flicks
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on April 01, 2015, 09:40:48 AM
Only heard things and seen clips from Fast Five, and it seems pretty dumb. I saw 6 in the theater, and it was also really dumb, but I love Luke Evans, so at least there's that.
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Post by: Genowyn on April 01, 2015, 01:02:21 PM
In theatres, Interstellar. I also watched X-Men Days of Future Past on bluray.
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Post by: Nekov on April 01, 2015, 02:43:08 PM
Interstellar
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Post by: Dark Castle on April 01, 2015, 03:29:41 PM
Watched Little Giants the other day. Super cheesy but I'll always love it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on April 01, 2015, 07:06:05 PM
Icebox is my fucking idol  :heart

Finally saw Whiplash. Man, that was intense.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on April 02, 2015, 01:48:36 AM
Watched Little Giants the other day. Super cheesy but I'll always love it.

Is that the one with Al Bundy and Vince Clotrho?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bl5150 on April 02, 2015, 01:51:22 AM
I'm catching up on all The Fast and The Furious movies to get ready for this weekends new film. Just finished Fast Five, and about to throw on Fast and Furious 6. These are solid flicks

I've just watched a number of them too - didn't think I'd like them but within the context of this type of movie I thought they were pretty decent and not as revhead-centric as I expected.

The ad for 7 is on TV at the moment and if Vin says "family" one more time I think I'm going to hurl :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on April 02, 2015, 08:27:10 AM
Watched Little Giants the other day. Super cheesy but I'll always love it.

Is that the one with Al Bundy and Vince Clotrho?

Yes, and it's awesome.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Phoenix87x on April 02, 2015, 06:23:21 PM
Just saw Old Boy for the first time. Holy shit  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on April 02, 2015, 10:51:40 PM
Good shit.

Just saw What We Do in the Shadows  :rollin
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on April 02, 2015, 10:53:54 PM
Watched Little Giants the other day. Super cheesy but I'll always love it.

Is that the one with Al Bundy and Vince Clotrho?

Yes, and it's awesome.

I think I only saw parts of it. Usually something with Rick Moranis I'll automatically watch. I'm not sure how I didn't see this whole movie yet. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Genowyn on April 02, 2015, 10:54:39 PM
Just saw Old Boy for the first time. Holy shit  :hefdaddy

Which version?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Tom Bombadil on April 03, 2015, 02:55:34 PM
Deliverance again. Still awesome.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Onno on April 04, 2015, 02:47:01 PM
I just watched The Grand Budapest Hotel. What an utterly brilliant film. I liked how it basically gave a big middle-finger to high-budget blockbusters. Not that I hate blockbusters, but this film was so different from any other new film I've seen for a long time. Relatively low budget, using old-style camera work at times (though I wouldn't say I had any sort of knowledge about film techniques)... I loved it.
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Post by: bout to crash on April 05, 2015, 03:04:52 AM
It is a gorgeous film indeed!

One of the local theatres showed Drive at midnight and I've been wanting to see that and damn! That was intense. After the movie I just wanted to plow through the streets like a maniac in my Impala. I ended up suddenly reversing my car down about half a block and freaking out the dude in my car  :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 05, 2015, 05:12:38 AM
Deliverance again. Still awesome.
Deliverance is a great, great film.
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Post by: faizoff on April 05, 2015, 01:24:18 PM
Saw Oblivion again after seeing it first when it came out, such an excellent movie. I mean I don't know why I like it so much. I think the visuals, soundtrack and sound design along with the story really resonate with how scfi action movies should be to me.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on April 05, 2015, 02:18:32 PM
I agree, Oblivion is a great one.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on April 05, 2015, 04:38:34 PM
Another movie I recently saw was Predators, I have to admit that again I really enjoyed it. I'm one of the few people who really liked Predator 2 and got the triple bluray set recently and hadn't seen the third one yet. It was very enjoyable with a lot of feel of the first one.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: ozzy554 on April 05, 2015, 05:34:06 PM
Another movie I recently saw was Predators, I have to admit that again I really enjoyed it. I'm one of the few people who really liked Predator 2 and got the triple bluray set recently and hadn't seen the third one yet. It was very enjoyable with a lot of feel of the first one.

I also like Predator 2. I own predators but have not seen it yet.


Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on April 05, 2015, 10:38:47 PM
Saw The Birds today on the big screen. Man, is that shit funnier than I remember it  :lol
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Post by: Prog Snob on April 05, 2015, 10:45:20 PM
I just watched The Grand Budapest Hotel. What an utterly brilliant film. I liked how it basically gave a big middle-finger to high-budget blockbusters. Not that I hate blockbusters, but this film was so different from any other new film I've seen for a long time. Relatively low budget, using old-style camera work at times (though I wouldn't say I had any sort of knowledge about film techniques)... I loved it.

I started watching it with such high hopes but I just couldn't get into it. I usually go for those different kinds of films that are based more on story than effects. Maybe I'll watch it again another time. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Counselor of Prog on April 06, 2015, 01:39:20 AM
Interstellar.  Loved it. That 2:48 kind of flew by.  :metal
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Post by: Accelerando on April 06, 2015, 01:47:16 AM
Just finished watching it too. It could not compare to my two IMAX experiences that I've had with the movie, but it's still a solid flick from start to finish.

That Hans Zimmer score. Could quite possibly be one of his best, if not his best.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on April 06, 2015, 01:57:34 AM
Another movie I recently saw was Predators, I have to admit that again I really enjoyed it. I'm one of the few people who really liked Predator 2 and got the triple bluray set recently and hadn't seen the third one yet. It was very enjoyable with a lot of feel of the first one.

I like Predator and Predators, but didn't really enjoy Predator 2, a bit too goofy at times from what I can remember.
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Post by: Counselor of Prog on April 06, 2015, 06:09:51 AM
Down Three Dark Streets
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Post by: Chino on April 06, 2015, 12:15:02 PM
I watched Ben Hurr for the first time yesterday. Holy fuck that was a long movie. I fell asleep with 10 minutes left.  Pretty good movie considering its age.
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Post by: Tom Bombadil on April 06, 2015, 03:25:56 PM
The Dead Zone again. Still awesome.
Fixed for last weekend.
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Post by: faizoff on April 06, 2015, 07:27:03 PM
Nice, thanks for the suggestion. Added to my netflix queue.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on April 06, 2015, 07:41:07 PM
I watched Ben Hurr for the first time yesterday. Holy fuck that was a long movie. I fell asleep with 10 minutes left.  Pretty good movie considering its age.

The last few minutes put a real damper on it for me, but otherwise I thought it was very good for what it was, but not really my kind of thing.
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Post by: LCArenas on April 06, 2015, 10:37:46 PM
Whiplash. I know some musicians and jazz fans loathe it but I personally thought it was brilliant.
Oh, and Exodus: Gods and Kings. Eh, Christian Bale's performance standed out and the CGI was good, but Ramesses seemed like a really cartoonish villain to me. Not at all a great movie but not as bad as I thought it would be. Just... Eh.
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Post by: Tick on April 07, 2015, 09:14:24 AM
"At Middleton". Really good romantic comedy.
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Post by: Dark Castle on April 07, 2015, 11:25:36 AM
Watched The Road last night. Definitely an all time favorite but not one I can watch often.
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Post by: Kotowboy on April 08, 2015, 06:38:55 AM
I watched Ben Hurr for the first time yesterday. Holy fuck that was a long movie. I fell asleep with 10 minutes left.  Pretty good movie considering its age.

The last few minutes put a real damper on it for me, but otherwise I thought it was very good for what it was, but not really my kind of thing.

King Of Kings was on tv on Easter Sunday and they went from Jesus being tried - to his crucifixion - to

rising from the grave and appearing to his disciples in like 20 minutes :P

( I only aw the last 20 minutes )

We are a Christian family and my bro says I should watch The Passion but - I don't need to watch a

two hour torture movie :p
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on April 08, 2015, 06:40:06 AM
Another movie I recently saw was Predators, I have to admit that again I really enjoyed it. I'm one of the few people who really liked Predator 2 and got the triple bluray set recently and hadn't seen the third one yet. It was very enjoyable with a lot of feel of the first one.

I like Predator and Predators, but didn't really enjoy Predator 2, a bit too goofy at times from what I can remember.

I saw some of Predators. i thought Adrien Brody was completely miscast.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 08, 2015, 08:26:44 AM
We are a Christian family and my bro says I should watch The Passion but - I don't need to watch a
two hour torture movie :p
I know what you mean.  I think it is important to depict the reality of what Jesus likely endured, which so many such films tend to gloss over.  But The Passion of the Christ seems to just get gratuitous with it.

Which is a shame, because I absolutely love every other thing about the film.  It is beautifully shot, and the acting performances are fantastic.  I also love that it is shot in the original languages instead of English, and has English subtitles.

But man, the flogging sequence is hard to watch.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on April 08, 2015, 10:31:36 AM
Watched Outcast (Nic Cage and Hayden Christensen in 12th century China) last night... :facepalm:
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Post by: ozzy554 on April 08, 2015, 10:40:21 AM
Watched Outcast (Nic Cage and Hayden Christensen in 12th century China) last night... :facepalm:

I heard Nic Cage is the only good part of the movie......all 15-20 mins that he's in it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bl5150 on April 08, 2015, 10:44:23 AM
Hayden Christensen may be one of the few people who could make Nic Cage look good(relatively speaking)
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Post by: BlackInk on April 08, 2015, 11:14:06 AM
I'm not religious but I absolutely love The Passion of the Christ.
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Post by: Kotowboy on April 08, 2015, 12:04:56 PM
I got a bit sad at atheist people who said they'd only watch it to see Jesus tortured for two hours. ::)

Even if you don't believe in that - that's pretty childish.

It's like saying "Metallica suck. I'd love to watch a movie about Cliff that focuses on his crash and death cause fuck cliff !! "
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on April 08, 2015, 12:11:41 PM
Yeah, whether or not you believe in it, TPotC is a very powerful movie, and if you look at it as any other fantasy mythology or whatever, Jesus as a character makes the movie great if you try to put yourself in his position.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 08, 2015, 12:44:15 PM
I got a bit sad at atheist people who said they'd only watch it to see Jesus tortured for two hours. ::)
I've never heard any atheist say that.
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Post by: Prog Snob on April 08, 2015, 01:56:49 PM
I got a bit sad at atheist people who said they'd only watch it to see Jesus tortured for two hours. ::)
I've never heard any atheist say that.

Neither have I but I could definitely see one saying that.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on April 08, 2015, 07:33:08 PM
Watched Outcast (Nic Cage and Hayden Christensen in 12th century China) last night... :facepalm:

I heard Nic Cage is the only good part of the movie......all 15-20 mins that he's in it.

Yeah, pretty much. His part is way small but he is at his over-the-top best.

Hayden Christensen may be one of the few people who could make Nic Cage look good(relatively speaking)

 :lol

You know what's really funny about that? There are interview extras on the DVD, what Cage says about Christensen is unbelievable. I found a clip and trust me, the laughter will be WAY worth the 56 seconds of your time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBjJBn3qwFE
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: KevShmev on April 08, 2015, 08:09:15 PM
Deliverance again. Still awesome.
Deliverance is a great, great film.

(http://offscreen.com/images/deliverance_hand.jpg)
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Post by: bl5150 on April 08, 2015, 08:17:49 PM

You know what's really funny about that? There are interview extras on the DVD, what Cage says about Christensen is unbelievable. I found a clip and trust me, the laughter will be WAY worth the 56 seconds of your time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBjJBn3qwFE

 :lol   

You really picked a gem there - I think the only time I've seen a lower rating was Battlefield Earth.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/outcast_2015/

I gotta see this   :corn
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: ozzy554 on April 08, 2015, 08:58:33 PM
Watched Outcast (Nic Cage and Hayden Christensen in 12th century China) last night... :facepalm:

I heard Nic Cage is the only good part of the movie......all 15-20 mins that he's in it.

Yeah, pretty much. His part is way small but he is at his over-the-top best.

Hayden Christensen may be one of the few people who could make Nic Cage look good(relatively speaking)

 :lol

You know what's really funny about that? There are interview extras on the DVD, what Cage says about Christensen is unbelievable. I found a clip and trust me, the laughter will be WAY worth the 56 seconds of your time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBjJBn3qwFE

I like christensen and I think he did a pretty decent job in the star wars prequels.........when he wasn't talking that is. To be fair to him I don't think anyone with those lines would've made them sound good. Lucas's dialog sucked the life out of many performances in those movies.
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Post by: Dream Team on April 09, 2015, 04:24:24 AM
Watched Due Date starring RDJ and Zach However-you-spell-his-name. Downey's talent towers over this thing, which does quite a bit to rip off Planes Trains and Automobiles, even the bit where it turns out the annoying guy had the other guy's wallet the whole time.
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Post by: puppyonacid on April 09, 2015, 05:14:44 AM
I watched Dallas Buyers Club with the GF over Easter. I like Mat Mc but she's not a fan.

Good film though. I found it heavy going but the casting is great and there are good performances all round. You can see why Jared Leto got the Academy award for his portrayal of Rayon.
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Post by: faizoff on April 09, 2015, 06:48:08 AM
Saw Interstellar again last night, and spoilers below if you haven't seen it.







I still am not convinced with Mann's motives. I guess I just don't relate to how someone who's supposed to be a brilliant scientist turn psychotic killer even in the realization that there was a chance to go back home. He admits to being a coward but... I dont know I guess I'm still struggling with that aspect of the movie plot.
The science part I don't really have any issue with, though the ending is also like another WTF.
Murph is 2 years in sleep and hears of her father being alive and requests out of protocol to be transferred to that station and upon seeing him tells him to go search for Brandt which he does right away after a few days of just going through an experience of a life time. Again I understand the plot it's just the execution that bothers me I suppose.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on April 15, 2015, 10:56:54 AM
Iron Man 3. I really enjoyed this movie and get all the hate it gets from comic book readers as well as non comic book readers.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 15, 2015, 11:36:22 AM
Iron Man 3. I really enjoyed this movie and get all the hate it gets from comic book readers as well as non comic book readers.
I haven't heard hate for this one.  It's an awesome movie and got rave reviews and made over a billion dollars.
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Post by: faizoff on April 15, 2015, 11:57:14 AM
From the several online forums I checked at the time the main twist regarding the Mandarin enraged comic readers like no other even worse than how Venom was handled in Spiderman 3. Several complained about plot points as well, several areas of it infact. Regardless I went and saw it twice in theaters as i thought it was the funniest of the bunch.
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Post by: BlackInk on April 15, 2015, 12:02:54 PM
I haven't actually read a single comic book in my life, but that still pissed me off. Or at least disappointed me deeply.
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Post by: kingshmegland on April 15, 2015, 12:04:53 PM
It's because they didn't follow the comic book to a tee.  Hell, every movie made from a book is not exact like the book.  It's the director's interpretation and if they feel the need to spice things up.
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Post by: Orbert on April 15, 2015, 12:25:55 PM
The complaint I heard most about Iron Man 3 is how much time he spends not being Iron Man and just being Tony Stark, or even his mysterious alter ego "The Mechanic".  I'm a big RDJ fan, so I didn't have a problem with it, but I guess I can see how it might be an issue if you were expecting lots of actual Iron Man action.  I thought it was better than Iron Man 2 though not better than the first one.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on April 15, 2015, 01:13:16 PM
I had no problem with RDJ out of the suit. In fact, I really respected the movie while watching for taking it's time with Tony Stark and not just Iron Man in the first two thirds of the movie. But the last third was just bad.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on April 15, 2015, 01:36:06 PM
I would not use the adjective "bad" with the last 1/3 of IM3. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 15, 2015, 01:47:58 PM
I would not use the adjective "bad" with the last 1/3 of IM3.
I wouldn't use "bad" with any of it.  Probably 3rd or 4th best MCU film, for me.
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Post by: Orbert on April 15, 2015, 02:20:56 PM
I had no problem with RDJ out of the suit. In fact, I really respected the movie while watching for taking it's time with Tony Stark and not just Iron Man in the first two thirds of the movie. But the last third was just bad.

"Bad" is a bit too strong for me, but I did a fair amount of eye-rolling in that final act.  I think Killian was a bit on the ridiculous side, with his amazing regenerative abilities coupled with actual super powers.  He was pretty much indestructible, although that's obviously the point.  It did provide for some funny stuff, though.  Rhodey's reaction was great.  "Oh, you breathe fire now?!"  And Killian's sheepish, embarrassed admission to Pepper that he really kidnapped her as a trophy of sorts, both because she's so hot and because it meant something to him to steal Tony Stark's girl, if only physically.  I was laughing pretty hard there.

Also, the whole "Clean Slate Protocol" seemed a bit extreme.  First, Tony's been busy building several dozen suits, all of which could be remotely controlled, and we get an invasion of the suits.  Then he decides to just blow them all up.  Philosophically, maybe it made sense, but I don't know; the first time around, watching the movie, it all seemed pretty over-the-top.

Overall, though, as with so many other movies of its kind, the action was so non-stop that looking for plot holes is basically nit-picking.  It was a very entertaining movie.
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Post by: Phoenix87x on April 15, 2015, 04:39:21 PM
Just watched phantoms

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTMyMzUzNjM1OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMjkzMzE5._V1_SY317_CR3,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)

and I don't know why...

I remember it being much better in 98, but then again I was 9 years old.
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Post by: bout to crash on April 15, 2015, 06:03:45 PM
Saw Interstellar again last night, and spoilers below if you haven't seen it.







I still am not convinced with Mann's motives. I guess I just don't relate to how someone who's supposed to be a brilliant scientist turn psychotic killer even in the realization that there was a chance to go back home. He admits to being a coward but... I dont know I guess I'm still struggling with that aspect of the movie plot.
The science part I don't really have any issue with, though the ending is also like another WTF.
Murph is 2 years in sleep and hears of her father being alive and requests out of protocol to be transferred to that station and upon seeing him tells him to go search for Brandt which he does right away after a few days of just going through an experience of a life time. Again I understand the plot it's just the execution that bothers me I suppose.

I finally watched Interstellar last night, and I agree with some of this.
Regarding Mann: he just went crazy. It's very easy to do in a situation like that. His "motives" didn't really make sense, because obviously if he was really concerned about the good of mankind he never would've done what he did in the first place. I found his character very irritating and was happy to see him blow up, but I never questioned why he did what he did.
As for the ending, I see what you're saying but I guess time is of the essence.
There were a lot of WTFs in the movie for me but I still enjoyed it a lot.
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Post by: Phoenix87x on April 15, 2015, 06:53:24 PM
The second they woke up Mann and he started hugging everyone and crying, I immediately knew the next 20 mins of the film. Its sucks that even one of humanities' smartest would pull a move like that, but psychologically I can fully understand his actions.

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Post by: bout to crash on April 15, 2015, 08:55:30 PM
Yeah, exactly. It's space, brah.
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Post by: faizoff on April 17, 2015, 01:21:46 PM
Captain America The Winter Soldier. Guess I should rewatch all Marvel movies while I'm at it in preparation for Avengers 2.
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Post by: Orbert on April 17, 2015, 01:47:32 PM
22 Jump Street.  Egads, it was even worse than 21 Jump Street.  Which is to say that it was even better.  Or worse.  It's hard to say, because the movies are stupid, and I find them entertaining, but they're also completely self-aware, and a lot of the humor comes from that.  So is that meta-humor?  I don't even know.  A lot of times, I found myself laughing because something was so completely stupid, but not in your conventional "so bad it's good" way; it was just bad.  But so bad that it was funny.

Example:  Constant references to the fact that it was the exact same case as last time, because this movie has basically the same plot as 21 Jump Street.  But then the big break in the case comes when they realize that it's not exactly the same, and that they've been so caught up in that assumption that they failed to see how it's actually different this time, and that leads them to solving the case.  So the cases are different, and that makes this movie different, even though they're the same.  So confusing.
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Post by: Chino on April 17, 2015, 01:49:36 PM
I watched Dunstin Checks In last night. Classic.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 17, 2015, 01:51:03 PM
22 Jump Street.  Egads, it was even worse than 21 Jump Street.  Which is to say that it was even better.  Or worse.  It's hard to say, because the movies are stupid, and I find them entertaining, but they're also completely self-aware, and a lot of the humor comes from that.  So is that meta-humor?  I don't even know.  A lot of times, I found myself laughing because something was so completely stupid, but not in your conventional "so bad it's good" way; it was just bad.  But so bad that it was funny.

Example:  Constant references to the fact that it was the exact same case as last time, because this movie has basically the same plot as 21 Jump Street.  But then the big break in the case comes when they realize that it's not exactly the same, and that they've been so caught up in that assumption that they failed to see how it's actually different this time, and that leads them to solving the case.  So the cases are different, and that makes this movie different, even though they're the same.  So confusing.
22 was amazing.  You're right, the whole concept of it is that it's a metafilm.  Better than the first.
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Post by: faizoff on April 17, 2015, 01:59:55 PM
Now I'm going to watch the jump street movies back to back, I loved those movies. I never get tired of them.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on April 20, 2015, 11:20:20 AM
Prisoners. Awesome movie.
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Post by: faizoff on April 20, 2015, 11:24:22 AM
Prisoners is an amazing movie, loved the atmosphere and acting overall. Saw two horror movies during the weekend. The Babadook and Annabelle.

Babadook was really good, Annabelle not so much. The conjuring was a vastly better horror movie to the supposed prequel.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on April 20, 2015, 11:33:07 AM
I need to watch Babadook.
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Post by: BlackInk on April 20, 2015, 12:45:04 PM
I thought the Babadook was great. More genuinely frightening and disturbing than other recent horror movies' more focus on just startling you.

Prisoners. Awesome movie.

Indeed. Fantastic.
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Post by: faizoff on April 20, 2015, 01:40:39 PM
Disregard earlier comment, posted in wrong thread.

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Post by: bout to crash on April 20, 2015, 06:15:20 PM
Stardust is adorable.
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Post by: Orbert on April 20, 2015, 07:47:35 PM
I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.  The ghostly brothers were a riot.  And of course Captain Shakespeare.
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Post by: bout to crash on April 20, 2015, 10:13:56 PM
Yeah, I loved the ghost brothers! The ending was kinda meh/predictable, but a great story overall.
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Post by: ozzy554 on April 20, 2015, 10:29:50 PM
M by Fritz Lang. This is one that has been on my to watch list for a long time. I really liked it, especially peter lorre's performance at the end.
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Post by: bl5150 on April 20, 2015, 10:42:34 PM
I've been waiting for someone to review Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2  :lol   Currently sitting on a Rotten Tomatoes rating of zero after 40+  reviews.
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Post by: Scorpion on April 21, 2015, 12:07:05 AM
Aw, I loved the first one. It wasn't intelligent or anything, but it was a lot of fun.

EDIT: Also maybe this should be stickied?
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Post by: Cyclopssss on April 21, 2015, 12:38:10 AM
The Immitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the man that build the machine that broke the German Enigma codes in WW 2.
Great, beautiful movie. Go see it if you can.
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Post by: BlackInk on April 21, 2015, 02:18:23 AM
Yeah, #4 in my top 10 from last year. Awesome movie.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on April 22, 2015, 12:36:41 AM
Mallrats, Clerks, and now watching Chasing Amy :heart
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Post by: bout to crash on April 22, 2015, 08:16:02 AM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: JayOctavarium on April 22, 2015, 11:15:34 AM
Annnd since I was so drunk last night that I wound up falling asleep several times during Chasing Amy... I stopped it... and will finish that along with at least Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob today :)
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 22, 2015, 11:34:16 AM
My favorites of the Smith films are easily Clerks and Dogma.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 26, 2015, 04:53:00 AM
We watched The Imitation Game last night.  Superb film, with impressive performances all around, not the least of which was from Benedict Cumberawesome. 

Well deserving of all the award nominations it received.
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Post by: kingshmegland on April 26, 2015, 05:00:01 AM
Saw Lucy.  Felt the ending was way to abrupt.
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Post by: Scorpion on April 26, 2015, 05:23:51 AM
Yeah, Lucy was really really weird in terms of pacing. And in a lot of other areas, come to think of it.
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Post by: BlackInk on April 26, 2015, 06:14:24 AM
I haven't sen Lucy, but it is one of those few movies that I got actually frustrated over when I saw clips and stuff from it. It seems incredibly stupid.
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Post by: Scorpion on April 26, 2015, 06:22:54 AM
Yeah, it was honestly quite bad.
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Post by: wasteland on April 26, 2015, 04:35:26 PM
None of it really made much sense, even through SciFi lenses.
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Post by: ozzy554 on April 27, 2015, 07:53:08 AM
I watched John Dies at the end mainly I am a big fan of Don Coscarelli. His movies are always interesting and weird and this one is no exception. I really liked it and it makes me want to read the book.
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Post by: Scorpion on April 27, 2015, 08:00:21 AM
The book's by David Wong, right?
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Post by: Jaffa on April 27, 2015, 05:37:22 PM
Babadook.

It's been a while since a movie freaked me out that much. 
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Post by: Cyclopssss on April 29, 2015, 02:50:14 AM
We watched The Imitation Game last night.  Superb film, with impressive performances all around, not the least of which was from Benedict Cumberawesome. 

Well deserving of all the award nominations it received.

Yeah beautiful movie. I just had a lot of trouble not seeing Tywin Lannister in the character Charles Dance played....  :P
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Post by: Kotowboy on April 29, 2015, 06:26:19 AM
Ok so my brother and I watched Jupiter Ascending.

I'd heard it was absolute nonsense but ... I ...liked it ?

It wasn't out and out awful and it wasn't Matrix great - but it was a fun watch.

It was obvious they were going for another Matrix type movie and tried to cram a trilogy worth of story in one film.

It had some very nice set pieces and CGI but it did take itself slightly too seriously at times.

6/10 i'd say.  It's silly and pompous but entertaining.
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Post by: bout to crash on April 29, 2015, 08:32:49 AM
I watched John Dies at the end mainly I am a big fan of Don Coscarelli. His movies are always interesting and weird and this one is no exception. I really liked it and it makes me want to read the book.

Yes, that movie was super cool.


Omg, I watched Left Behind last night  :|
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 29, 2015, 09:58:46 AM
I'm sorry.
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Post by: bout to crash on April 30, 2015, 12:16:57 AM
Thank you. I'm in mourning of that time I can never get back.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 30, 2015, 07:34:21 AM
Thank you. I'm in mourning of that time I can never get back.
I assume you watched the Nicholas Cage version?

Your next mission, should you choose to accept it, is to watch the original version, starring Kirk Cameron, and compare notes for us.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on April 30, 2015, 07:55:07 AM
Ok so my brother and I watched Jupiter Ascending.

I'd heard it was absolute nonsense but ... I ...liked it ?

It wasn't out and out awful and it wasn't Matrix great - but it was a fun watch.

It was obvious they were going for another Matrix type movie and tried to cram a trilogy worth of story in one film.

It had some very nice set pieces and CGI but it did take itself slightly too seriously at times.

6/10 i'd say.  It's silly and pompous but entertaining.


Yeah, it feels like a whole lot of nonsense, but Very Good Looking Nonsense! And good looking sci-fi is always better then crappy looking sci-fi...  :huh:
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Post by: bout to crash on April 30, 2015, 08:46:33 AM
Thank you. I'm in mourning of that time I can never get back.
I assume you watched the Nicholas Cage version?

Your next mission, should you choose to accept it, is to watch the original version, starring Kirk Cameron, and compare notes for us.

 :lol, probably not. But the DVD did have previews for several terrible-looking movies (one starring Judd Nelson, another Ving Rhames!) that I may have to get.
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Post by: ozzy554 on April 30, 2015, 09:10:25 AM
I saw a few clips of left behind.  You don't even get fun Nicolas Cage here, he just looks depressed the entire time not that I blame him. I plan to watch Joe soon which I heard was really good.
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Post by: BlackInk on April 30, 2015, 10:13:06 AM
Yeah I'd like to see Joe too, there's just so many things I prioritize higher so I never get to it.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 30, 2015, 10:30:51 AM
Yeah I'd like to see Joe too, there's just so many things I prioritize higher so I never get to it.
Same here.
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Post by: bout to crash on April 30, 2015, 02:27:52 PM
Joe is so good! Y'all definitely need to see it.

And yeah, he is not his usual crazy self in this movie, unfortunately. We watched some of the extras including an interview with him, and my date remarked "I think that's the least excited I've seen him about a project he's done in a long time." Like, even with that stupid Outcast movie he was all into it, but this one notsomuch. He said his brother is a fan of the book series and "encouraged" (threatened?) him to do it.
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Post by: BlackInk on May 01, 2015, 03:44:32 PM
Just saw Interstellar again for the first time since my first viewing in the theater. My god, this movie is excellent. Absolutely love it, probably even more the second time.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 02, 2015, 03:18:12 AM
We watched The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh last night.   :metal
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Post by: KevShmev on May 02, 2015, 07:00:46 AM
I recently caught Ruthless People, a movie I had completely forgotten about and had not seen since probably 1988.  What a riot this movie is.  De Vito plays such a perfect scum bag, and Judge Reinhold was aces as well.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 02, 2015, 07:58:16 AM
Just watched Skyfall

 :metal
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Post by: Scorpion on May 02, 2015, 08:00:20 AM
Awesome movie.
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Post by: Kotowboy on May 02, 2015, 08:59:27 AM
I love Skyfall despite the glaring contrivances. Solid movie and much better than Quantum Of Solace.
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Post by: Orbert on May 02, 2015, 09:44:56 AM
We watched The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh last night.   :metal

I grew up with Pooh.  Watching him with our kids as they grew up was awesome.  :metal

I recently caught Ruthless People, a movie I had completely forgotten about and had not seen since probably 1988.  What a riot this movie is.  De Vito plays such a perfect scum bag, and Judge Reinhold was aces as well.

I thought about that movie the other day for some reason.  It really is good, very funny.  The plot is twisted, but it leads to so many great moments.  Also, the two detectives, clueless to the very end.
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Post by: BlackInk on May 02, 2015, 03:11:44 PM
The Pooh movie with them going off to that Skull Cave or whatever (only ever saw it in swedish as a kid) is amazing. One of my most beloved movies from my childhood, with some still hilarious stuff when the rabbit tries to read Christoffer Robin's letter covered in honey.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 03, 2015, 01:35:57 PM
Saw Avengers:Age of Ultron yesterday.

Holy shit.
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Post by: BlackInk on May 03, 2015, 02:44:41 PM
Holy shit indeed.
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Post by: bout to crash on May 03, 2015, 03:58:38 PM
Been hearing so much about that! Seeing it Tuesday :caffeine:

Tonight I will be watching Escape From New York!
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Post by: Kotowboy on May 03, 2015, 04:56:45 PM
Avengers Age Of Ultron is on $650m worldwide already.

It's had the #2 highest opening weekend of all time behind the #1 - The Avengers.

Joss Whedon must be feeling pretty good about now.

Finally something that won't get cancelled !
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Post by: comment on May 03, 2015, 08:10:38 PM
I've been revisiting Marvel flux before I see AoU on Tuesday.  I just watched Thor today.
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Post by: ozzy554 on May 03, 2015, 08:12:30 PM
Been hearing so much about that! Seeing it Tuesday :caffeine:

Tonight I will be watching Escape From New York!

one of my favorite movies by one of my favorite directors.
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Post by: Sacul on May 03, 2015, 09:01:48 PM
Stargate

Kind of liked it, quite original idea, but hated the clichés. However, there seems to be a series based on it that continues the plot. If some of you have seen it, what do you think? Is it worth?
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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 03, 2015, 09:16:20 PM
Stargate

Kind of liked it, quite original idea, but hated the clichés. However, there seems to be a series based on it that continues the plot. If some of you have seen it, what do you think? Is it worth?

Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis are my favourite shows ever, and yet I found the original movie to be very average.
The show expands the mythology a lot, and has a lot of long running arcs with big payoffs. It is light on character development and interpersonal drama, but if you enjoy the big scifi stuff, it's pretty damn epic once it gets going. Depends on if that's your kind of thing. I wouldn't really compare it to the movie.
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Post by: Bolsters on May 03, 2015, 09:22:51 PM
Stargate

Kind of liked it, quite original idea, but hated the clichés. However, there seems to be a series based on it that continues the plot. If some of you have seen it, what do you think? Is it worth?
The show is really good, it's easily one of my favourite sci-fi TV series. So yes I would recommend it.
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Post by: bl5150 on May 03, 2015, 09:26:53 PM
Ditto the above - I never knew you were such a huge fan of Stargate Blob.   SG-1 and Atlantis are really the only TV sci-fi series that have ever got me in hook, line and sinker.  Loved them and watched religiously.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 03, 2015, 09:31:45 PM
Ditto the above - I never knew you were such a huge fan of Stargate Blob.   SG-1 and Atlantis are really the only TV sci-fi series that have ever got me in hook, line and sinker.  Loved them and watched religiously.

Huge fan. Can't wait to see RDA and Amanda Tapping at Comic-con this year. Us Aussies seem to like our Stargate!
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Post by: Counselor of Prog on May 04, 2015, 12:58:30 AM
Taken 3.  Mediocrity at its finest.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on May 04, 2015, 01:03:00 AM
Stargate collage with Arjen Lucassen's Star One track 'Eye of Ra'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FpMo9JGlxo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FpMo9JGlxo)
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Post by: Jaffa on May 04, 2015, 04:29:58 AM
Stargate SG1 is a fantastic series.  I'm actually in the middle of rewatching it; about halfway through the series right now. 
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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 04, 2015, 04:32:49 AM
Stargate SG1 is a fantastic series.  I'm actually in the middle of rewatching it; about halfway through the series right now. 

Kree Jaffa!
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Post by: Jaffa on May 04, 2015, 04:35:48 AM
I no longer serve the Goa'Uld. 
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Post by: bl5150 on May 04, 2015, 04:38:37 AM
Stargate SG1 is a fantastic series.

Indeed  ;)
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 04, 2015, 07:35:59 AM
Tonight I will be watching Escape From New York!
Such a fun movie!
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Post by: bout to crash on May 04, 2015, 08:53:16 AM
It was great! I got really sucked in and the time totally flew by, which is always a good sign. I've heard Escape from LA is terrible but in a very entertaining way, so I will have to get that next.
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Post by: Phoenix87x on May 06, 2015, 07:11:41 PM
Just watched the horror film It Follows

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTUwMDEzNDI1MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzAyODU5MzE@._V1_SY317_CR2,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)

Very cool ass movie. A very slow burn, which I liked and had really decent suspense. Did it completely knock my socks off? No, but as far as horror movies go, it was extremely refreshing and I will be adding it to my collection.
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 06, 2015, 08:36:05 PM
It was great! I got really sucked in and the time totally flew by, which is always a good sign. I've heard Escape from LA is terrible but in a very entertaining way, so I will have to get that next.

Still fun but not as cool as #1!!
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Post by: lonestar on May 06, 2015, 11:18:33 PM
Tonight I will be watching Escape From New York!
Such a fun movie!

One of the best ever.
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Post by: bout to crash on May 07, 2015, 12:13:55 AM
 :lol, Escape from LA was ridiculous. The surfing scene, oh man. And really, we should all know by now to never trust Steve Buscemi.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 07, 2015, 12:34:05 AM
I rewatched The Invisible Man's Revenge yesterday. Unfortunately not as good as I remember. I remember him stealing more people's blood (yet it was only 2), and not having such a lame death. He gets killed by a dog. wtf. Shittiest ending ever.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on May 11, 2015, 10:07:43 PM
Watched The Babadook yesterday. I liked it, really messed with your head.

I also saw the new Avengers movie. Was pretty good, but it just didn't really grab me. All the one liners get really old to me.

I'm going to see Mad Max this weekend, I'm excited, I hear it's great!
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Post by: Rattlehead on May 11, 2015, 10:13:03 PM
Watched The Babadook yesterday. I liked it, really messed with your head.

I actually saw that yesterday too and really enjoyed it.  :tup
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on May 11, 2015, 10:14:08 PM
Watched The Babadook yesterday. I liked it, really messed with your head.

I actually saw that yesterday too and really enjoyed it.  :tup

Hard to come across horror movies today that are actually good. This one though didn't feel too much like horror, more psychological thriller perhaps?
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Post by: bout to crash on May 11, 2015, 10:30:25 PM
Watched Guillermo del Toro's Cronos last night. Weird and awesome. Ron Perlman is such a gross creep  :lol
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Post by: T-ski on May 12, 2015, 08:35:32 AM
watched "Mortdecai" over the weekend......wish I hadn't.  What an incredibly awful film.
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Post by: bout to crash on May 12, 2015, 08:36:10 AM
Duh, I almost forgot. Last Monday some friends and I went to the local Alamo Drafthouse for this thing they call "Choose your own AGFA adventure." We were shown the first reel of five different movies, then had to vote on which one we wanted to watch the next week. We were shown some weird shit, but the winner was the my one friend and I voted for. It was DEVIL FETUS, a ridiculous 80's movie about... well, I'll just copy and paste the broken English summary from Amazon:

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The Cheng, a rich family, deals with business about real estate in Hong Kong. During the Ghost Festival, senior Mrs. Cheng's second daughter-in-law bought an old jade from her highest bid at an auction sale. However, she changed a lot after that. One night when her husband returned without informing her, he found her making love with a monster that later turned out to be a creature from the jade. He broke the jade into pieces angrily and his body rotten after the dense smoke disappeared. He then jumped out of the window and died. When his wife also committed suicide on the seventh day of his death, the senior Mrs. Cheng got a wizard to have an enchantment in order to release the souls from suffering. During the enchantment, the wizard found out the woman was pregnant with an evil fetus. Fearing this might bring misfortune, he asked them to cover the coffin with yellow charms and warned them not to touch or move any charms within the coming 12 years.11 years later, when the grandson Kwok Kuen and his girlfriend Ngon come back to the old house to pick up the senior Mrs. Cheng, they enter his uncle's room as Ngon is curious at those charms. The charms are moved and strange things come to pass one by one from then on...

As you can imagine, it was wonderful.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 12, 2015, 10:13:44 AM
Oh my dear sweet Lord
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Post by: faizoff on May 12, 2015, 10:13:57 AM
Life of Pi. Such a beautifully made movie. Saw it in the theater when it first came out and still love it.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on May 13, 2015, 01:22:26 AM
Duh, I almost forgot. Last Monday some friends and I went to the local Alamo Drafthouse for this thing they call "Choose your own AGFA adventure." We were shown the first reel of five different movies, then had to vote on which one we wanted to watch the next week. We were shown some weird shit, but the winner was the my one friend and I voted for. It was DEVIL FETUS, a ridiculous 80's movie about... well, I'll just copy and paste the broken English summary from Amazon:

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The Cheng, a rich family, deals with business about real estate in Hong Kong. During the Ghost Festival, senior Mrs. Cheng's second daughter-in-law bought an old jade from her highest bid at an auction sale. However, she changed a lot after that. One night when her husband returned without informing her, he found her making love with a monster that later turned out to be a creature from the jade. He broke the jade into pieces angrily and his body rotten after the dense smoke disappeared. He then jumped out of the window and died. When his wife also committed suicide on the seventh day of his death, the senior Mrs. Cheng got a wizard to have an enchantment in order to release the souls from suffering. During the enchantment, the wizard found out the woman was pregnant with an evil fetus. Fearing this might bring misfortune, he asked them to cover the coffin with yellow charms and warned them not to touch or move any charms within the coming 12 years.11 years later, when the grandson Kwok Kuen and his girlfriend Ngon come back to the old house to pick up the senior Mrs. Cheng, they enter his uncle's room as Ngon is curious at those charms. The charms are moved and strange things come to pass one by one from then on...

As you can imagine, it was wonderful.


Ahh, the old evil foetus ploy.....
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Post by: bout to crash on May 13, 2015, 08:18:28 AM
 :lol, yeah, it was great.
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Post by: orcus116 on May 16, 2015, 12:38:54 PM
I watched 30 minutes of A Million Ways To Die and had to turn it off. I haven't seen such lame, hold-your-hand comedy in a long time.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 16, 2015, 12:49:36 PM
I watched it recently and found it surprisingly solid. I could have done without all of the swearing and the stupid dream sequence at the end, but it wasn't bad.

I saw Anchorman 2 recently too, and that was bad. Not a single funny joke in the whole movie, and it went off the rails at the end. Never saw the first movie, but wouldn't bother now.
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Post by: faizoff on May 16, 2015, 01:32:51 PM
I watched it recently and found it surprisingly solid. I could have done without all of the swearing and the stupid dream sequence at the end, but it wasn't bad.

I saw Anchorman 2 recently too, and that was bad. Not a single funny joke in the whole movie, and it went off the rails at the end. Never saw the first movie, but wouldn't bother now.
I have the exact opposite view. And while seeing the first anchorman is not necessary it gives some context of the characters. Million ways to die was absolute drivel horseshit for me with one lame joke after the other.
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Post by: Kotowboy on May 16, 2015, 01:34:40 PM
Seth MacFarlane is a one trick pony.

the first Anchorman is pretty funny but i've heard the second one is poor.
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Post by: Zantera on May 17, 2015, 03:37:56 AM
Ex Machina - best movie of 2015 so far. I also saw Mad Max recently, that one would probably be nr.2 on my 2015 list.
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Post by: Scorpion on May 17, 2015, 04:46:37 AM
I definitely want to see Ex Machina - good to hear that it seems to be as good as I hoped it would be.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 17, 2015, 04:48:36 AM
Last night, we watched Joe with Nicholas Cage.  Wow, that was really good, probably Cage's best film (and best performance) in years, and really the entire cast did a great job.  Very engaging.
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Post by: faizoff on May 17, 2015, 05:37:31 AM
Got to see Lucy, it started out quite well but then it got very mediocre in the end. I think the movie definitely had a lot of potential to be something good, in the end it became a disjointed mess of a movie. 5/10 blah.
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Post by: Phoenix87x on May 17, 2015, 06:40:35 AM
Got to see Lucy, it started out quite well but then it got very mediocre in the end. I think the movie definitely had a lot of potential to be something good, in the end it became a disjointed mess of a movie. 5/10 blah.

That's exactly how I felt as well. Started with soo much potential, but just ran out of steam. I expected a lot more from the director of 5th element.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on May 22, 2015, 09:40:20 AM
Watched Gone Girl for the first time last night. One of my favorite movies I've ever seen!

Also watched a movie called All Is Lost. Quite interesting.
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Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on May 22, 2015, 02:10:05 PM
All Is Lost is awesome.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 22, 2015, 02:13:54 PM
Is that the one with Robert Redford lost at sea?
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on May 22, 2015, 04:03:26 PM
Yes.
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Post by: bout to crash on May 22, 2015, 08:43:00 PM
Last night, we watched Joe with Nicholas Cage.  Wow, that was really good, probably Cage's best film (and best performance) in years, and really the entire cast did a great job.  Very engaging.

Agreed! He did an awesome job.

I watched Boyhood the other day. I really enjoyed it. I didn't absolutely love it and think it was the best film made in years like a lot of people seem to, but I thought it was very well made/acted and the concept was great.

Okay, now I know somebody posted about this but I can't seem to find it. I also watched Bad Boy Bubby this week. Fucking weird movie. There were some things I really enjoyed about it, like the idea of seeing the world from this dude's eyes who has never been out of his apartment before. But certain things I had trouble stomaching... surprisingly not the creepy incest, but the kitty abuse/killing. Ugh.

Now, if I have enough energy tonight I will finally watch (yes, for the first time) 2001: A Space Odyssey  :D
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Post by: DP_Gumby on May 23, 2015, 05:15:02 AM
Saw Mad Max: Fury Road for the second time earlier this week, on Wednesday in fact.

I'm certain this movie will stick as my favorite this year, until Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unleashed in December.

I really hope the blu-ray will have tons of bonus content, because I would like to see how they pulled of all the practical effects and built the vehicles in that movie.  :hefdaddy

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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 23, 2015, 05:22:00 AM
Saw Mad Max: Fury Road for the second time earlier this week, on Wednesday in fact.

I'm certain this movie will stick as my favorite this year, until Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unleashed in December.

I really hope the blu-ray will have tons of bonus content, because I would like to see how they pulled of all the practical effects and built the vehicles in that movie.  :hefdaddy



I saw an article posted on FB the other day that gave some info on how they built the vehicles. Not sure if it will be as interesting as seeing a doco on it, but I found it impressive.
http://www.thecredits.org/2015/05/heres-how-they-built-the-beastly-machines-for-mad-max-fury-road/?linkId=14353984
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Post by: DP_Gumby on May 23, 2015, 05:25:58 AM
Impressive, most impressive!  :tup

But yeah, I'm shure there's perhaps more information to be given from a doco on it.
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Post by: bout to crash on May 24, 2015, 01:07:56 AM
Now, if I have enough energy tonight I will finally watch (yes, for the first time) 2001: A Space Odyssey  :D

Whoa. That was crazy. 5-10 minutes in I said to myself "Shit, should I have gotten high for this?" And I do NOT say that often :lol

Also saw Mad Max tonight. I liked it, but didn't love it as much as a lot of people do. Fun, for sure. With a good message.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 24, 2015, 04:29:21 AM
In the last couple of nights, I've seen Neighbors and This is Where I Leave You.

This is Where I Leave You was much the superior film, but Neighbors was kind of funny, and had a few real LOL moments.
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Post by: Onno on May 24, 2015, 04:44:25 PM
I just watched Kingsman. What a great film, I loved it.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 24, 2015, 10:18:54 PM
The wife and I rented  'ET' on demand tonight and watched it with our boys (5, 7 and 9 yrs) I hadn't seen that movie since I don't know when. It was neat to watch again....especially with my sons. They liked it and I enjoyed the evening as well.
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Post by: BlackInk on May 25, 2015, 12:46:12 AM
Saw Age of Ultron for the second time yesterday. Still awesome.
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Post by: bout to crash on May 25, 2015, 01:47:04 AM
Just watched The Fly for the first time. Oh man. I laughed, I (almost) cried, I puked in my mouth a little. Good times.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 25, 2015, 01:49:36 AM
Which version? I've only seen the original, and I was denied any puke.
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Post by: Kotowboy on May 25, 2015, 02:04:37 AM
The Jeff Goldblum one is awesome. So gross as well.

The sequel with Eric Stoltz is pure comedy. My bro and I watched it one night and we were in fits. It wasn't scary or anything - it was just hilarious.
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Post by: bout to crash on May 25, 2015, 02:36:29 AM
Sorry, the Jeff Goldblum, totally forgot about the old one! Haven't seen that yet either.

Eric Stoltz is in the sequel? I am IN  :lol
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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 25, 2015, 02:39:17 AM
Man, I have to get on both of these movies! I meant to see the '80s version of The Fly forever ago, but it completely slipped my mind.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 25, 2015, 04:48:45 AM
Sorry, the Jeff Goldblum, totally forgot about the old one! Haven't seen that yet either.

Eric Stoltz is in the sequel? I am IN  :lol
The sequel is even more gross than the original.

Yesterday saw Draft Day with Kevin Costner.  Not sure how big the appeal is for non-NFL fans, but damn, that was a fun movie.
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Post by: Kotowboy on May 25, 2015, 10:05:23 AM
The end scene in The Fly II is comedy gold. So funny.
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Post by: orcus116 on May 25, 2015, 11:02:37 AM
The Life Aquatic. Still my favorite Wes Anderson movie.
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 25, 2015, 11:06:35 AM
Man, I have to get on both of these movies! I meant to see the '80s version of The Fly forever ago, but it completely slipped my mind.

Dear god right up your alley man!!


Sorry, the Jeff Goldblum, totally forgot about the old one! Haven't seen that yet either.

Eric Stoltz is in the sequel? I am IN  :lol
The sequel is even more gross than the original.

Yesterday saw Draft Day with Kevin Costner.  Not sure how big the appeal is for non-NFL fans, but damn, that was a fun movie.

And still it was just O.K. for us sport fans.
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 25, 2015, 11:08:57 AM
The Life Aquatic. Still my favorite Wes Anderson movie.

Moonrise Kingdom & The Grand Budapest Hotel were so damn good.  Just the right amount of quirkiness with suck strong writing and acting.
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Post by: orcus116 on May 25, 2015, 11:10:33 AM
I agree. I actually found the more family drama Anderson movies like Tenenbaums and Darjeeling sort of boring even if they're a little more critically acclaimed.. His adventure ones are much more interesting.
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Post by: bout to crash on May 25, 2015, 11:42:34 AM
Agreed!
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Post by: lonestar on May 25, 2015, 04:55:34 PM
Watched Unbroken last night, really solid film.
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Post by: adace on May 25, 2015, 08:54:34 PM
Tomorrowland was pretty good. Very pretty visuals and solid acting, but the plot felt kinda cheesy to me. Overall though a very enjoyable watch.
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Post by: bout to crash on May 25, 2015, 10:45:16 PM
That did look cheesy but fun based on the one preview I saw. Not sure if I'll see it.
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Post by: Chino on May 26, 2015, 05:59:02 AM
I watched two movies this weekend.

Temple Grandin - 9/10

 - Best movie I've seen in quite a while. I've followed the real Temple for a few years now but never saw the movie. Really well done.


The Lego Movie - 7/10

 - I was super excited for this. The movie opened great but the lego novelty wore off a bit by the end of the movie. I did like how they transitioned to the live action scenes at the end. That was pretty cool and unexpected.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 26, 2015, 07:18:32 AM
Finally saw American Sniper last night.

I thought it was impressively acted by Bradley Cooper, and well directed by Clint Eastwood, but I don't really understand much of the rest of the hype for the film.  I mean, it was good, but I didn't think it was THAT good.  I certainly didn't see this as a Best Picture nominee.

But it was good, like I said.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on May 26, 2015, 10:23:07 AM
Watched Nightcrawler and 12 Years a Slave. :tup
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 26, 2015, 10:32:22 AM
Watched Nightcrawler and 12 Years a Slave. :tup
I've seen 12 Years, and thought it was a tremendous film.

Haven't been able to catch Nightcrawler yet.
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Post by: bosk1 on May 26, 2015, 10:32:36 AM
Finally saw American Sniper last night.

I thought it was impressively acted by Bradley Cooper, and well directed by Clint Eastwood, but I don't really understand much of the rest of the hype for the film.  I mean, it was good, but I didn't think it was THAT good.  I certainly didn't see this as a Best Picture nominee.

But it was good, like I said.
That was pretty much my assessment as well.  Solid movie, but not as good as the hype led me to believe it would be.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 26, 2015, 10:33:14 AM
Yeah.  TBH, I was a little disappointed.

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Post by: bosk1 on May 26, 2015, 10:35:29 AM
Watched Unbroken last night, really solid film.

I caught it on On Demand a few weeks back, just before it was released on DVD.  Really good film.  I had to watch it twice that same weekend.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on May 26, 2015, 10:59:12 AM
Watched Nightcrawler and 12 Years a Slave. :tup
I've seen 12 Years, and thought it was a tremendous film.

Haven't been able to catch Nightcrawler yet.

I liked 12 Years a Slave. It was a really good movie, however, I don't know if I could consider it one of my favorites. It was very well made and had great actors and writing, but it's not a movie I could sit there and say , "Hey guys let's watch 12 Years for movie night!". I'll give it an 8/10.

Nightcrawler was fantastic. Jake Gyllenhaal has become one of my favorite actors and he is incredible in this movie. He steals it. :tup 9/10

Finally saw American Sniper last night.

I thought it was impressively acted by Bradley Cooper, and well directed by Clint Eastwood, but I don't really understand much of the rest of the hype for the film.  I mean, it was good, but I didn't think it was THAT good.  I certainly didn't see this as a Best Picture nominee.

But it was good, like I said.
That was pretty much my assessment as well.  Solid movie, but not as good as the hype led me to believe it would be.

I saw this in theaters with my ex and we really enjoyed it. It was a good movie from what I thought, but I agree with you both. Sometimes I hate that movies like these that are based off true events have to be regarded so highly. My friends loved this movie and of course if I were to say it was good and nothing more, they'd probably criticize me because I'm not "giving it enough" respect because it was a true story.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 26, 2015, 11:03:26 AM
Once it's on screen, I don't care that it was based on a true story, especially since it's never "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth". 

It's a film, and I only care whether or not it's a good film.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on May 26, 2015, 11:06:12 AM
Pretty much.

I've been in such a movie mood lately. I never have been one to watch a ton of movies but I think seeing Mad Max sparked my interest in movies again. It's nice too because there are so many ways to watch movies now. Netflix, Red Box, HBO Go, plus my sister and brother just have a massive library of films. So I just mooch :tup
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Post by: BlackInk on May 26, 2015, 01:34:26 PM
I started watching American Sniper once, but stopped maybe 20 minutes in. It didn't grip me and I wasn't interested in that guy, which happens for me with movies from time to time. I have heard that there are really good scenes and intense parts further into the movie, but it couldn't muster enough enthusiasm in me to get there. I might see the whole thing some other time though.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 26, 2015, 01:44:26 PM
I started watching American Sniper once, but stopped maybe 20 minutes in. It didn't grip me and I wasn't interested in that guy, which happens for me with movies from time to time. I have heard that there are really good scenes and intense parts further into the movie, but it couldn't muster enough enthusiasm in me to get there. I might see the whole thing some other time though.
There is some really good stuff in there.  But aside from Cooper (who really did do a great job), I've seen it better in other films.
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Post by: Chino on May 26, 2015, 01:55:42 PM
If American Sniper was the exact same story with a sniper from another country's military (and the movie title reflected that), it wouldn't have gotten anywhere near the praise it did. Americans will eat up anything revolving around the US military.
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Post by: bosk1 on May 26, 2015, 02:00:54 PM
So?
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Post by: Chino on May 26, 2015, 02:14:12 PM
I'm saying that I think a vast majority of Americans speak so highly of it simply because it was about a guy in the US military. Had it been the exact same story but about a French or Japanese sniper, I don't think Americans would have even bothered to see it.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 26, 2015, 02:16:36 PM
It may not have made as much money.  But it still would have received the same amount of critical acclaim.
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Post by: Kotowboy on May 26, 2015, 03:41:25 PM
Star Trek Into Darkness.

Ehhh. I still enjoy the heck out of it.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 26, 2015, 09:14:32 PM
Finally saw American Sniper last night.

I thought it was impressively acted by Bradley Cooper, and well directed by Clint Eastwood, but I don't really understand much of the rest of the hype for the film.  I mean, it was good, but I didn't think it was THAT good.  I certainly didn't see this as a Best Picture nominee.

But it was good, like I said.
That was pretty much my assessment as well.  Solid movie, but not as good as the hype led me to believe it would be.

Yep. Cooper was the best part of the movie...he was great in it. I think the hype was kind of what Chino brought up....
I'm saying that I think a vast majority of Americans speak so highly of it simply because it was about a guy in the US military. Had it been the exact same story but about a French or Japanese sniper, I don't think Americans would have even bothered to see it.

I can honestly say that if it were about Japanese (or any other country) sniper I would not have bothered to watch it...at all. If that makes me a bad guy then whatever, I knew of Kyle before the movie so it intrigued me.

And....a French sniper  :lol that's hilarious   
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on May 26, 2015, 09:26:08 PM
2 movies I watched today were Insomnia and Lost in Translation.

Insomnia: Really good, fairly straightforward movie that Al Pacino was awesome in, as well as Robin Williams. I loved the atmosphere of the movie, Alaska is so cool. 8/10

Lost in Translation: Just beautiful, not very plot driven but doesn't even need to be. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson have such good chemistry together, it was just a fun and happy movie. Loved it and will probably end up being one of my favorites. 10/10
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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 26, 2015, 10:44:09 PM
Star Trek Into Darkness.

Ehhh. I still enjoy the heck out of it.

That reminds me, I got half way into it about a month ago and had to stop. I should try and force myself to finish it off some time.
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Post by: faizoff on May 28, 2015, 11:05:58 AM
I'll have to revisit Lost in Translation sometime. I remember watching it some 9-10 yrs back and hated it at the time. Going to have to see if I have the same feeling.
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Post by: T-ski on May 28, 2015, 03:00:51 PM
got around to seeing Whiplash.

don't get the hype.
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Post by: BlackInk on May 28, 2015, 10:49:29 PM
Whiplash is my #1 movie of 2014. I think it's amazing.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 29, 2015, 02:47:47 AM
Lost in Translation: Just beautiful, not very plot driven but doesn't even need to be. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson have such good chemistry together, it was just a fun and happy movie. Loved it and will probably end up being one of my favorites. 10/10
LiT is such a beautiful movie. Bill and Scarlett is great together and the soundtrack is wonderful and creates a certain mood. I love it!  :tup

Just saw the trailer for Cop Car with Kevin Bacon, looks interesting.
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Post by: Chino on May 29, 2015, 06:36:59 AM
I watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night. Holy fuck. That movie was excellent. I was a huge fan of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but I think this one topped it. I really liked the fact that there was more footage of the apes than there was humans. I did think the apes became too human-like by the end of the movie, but I'll let it go.

The only thing that really didn't make sense to me was the ape population. It seemed way too big for the amount of time that had gone by.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 29, 2015, 06:44:50 AM
I watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night. Holy fuck. That movie was excellent. I was a huge fan of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but I think this one topped it. I really liked the fact that there was more footage of the apes than there was humans. I did think the humans became too human-like by the end of the movie, but I'll let it go.

The only thing that really didn't make sense to me was the ape population. It seemed way too big for the amount of time that had gone by.

I'm glad you enjoyed it. :tup

I think they needed to show them in a more human way by the end just for presentation purposes, otherwise we'd have had a finale with apes angrily doing sign language at each other. :lol  I didn't mind them talking a little bit, and they did it pretty well overall. Apparently the original concept had them talking a lot more naturally and had the apes as more generic villians, before the new director stepped in and made it awesome instead.

I assume the ape population wasn't just derived from the small group in Rise, but that they'd managed to find more apes from somewhere. Without giving it too much thought, I can accept that they somehow managed that in the decade inbetween.

They're valid points, but I also thought the movie was excellent, and if those are the biggest concerns coming out of a movie about talking apes, I think they've done a great job. :lol
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Post by: Chino on May 29, 2015, 06:49:52 AM
It was the best movie I have seen in a long time, maybe since Avatar.

I've never seen any of the original Planet of the Apes, but these two new ones have both been fantastic.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 29, 2015, 06:56:20 AM
It was easily my favourite movie of last year, and I saw a lot more new movies than I usually do.

I assume somewhere in future movies they will come full circle back to something similar to the original Planet of the Apes movie. Rise had similarities to Conquest for the Planet of the Apes, and Dawn was similar to Battle for the Planet of the Apes, so it seems like a logical progression.
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Post by: faizoff on May 29, 2015, 07:00:45 AM
Dawn was awesome, I'm so glad I saw it in the theater. The next one is going to be War so can't wait for that one. I was so sure that Dawn would win the best visual fx oscar.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 29, 2015, 07:47:21 AM
Both Rise and Dawn were great! As someone that appreciate and enjoy good CGI in movies and games and have seen lots of great cinematics and visuals, the Apes in DoTPoTA with it's realistic movement, facial expression and so on made me actually realise how far we've come in that area. I guess though that Performance Capture studios have "helped" CGI artists alot given they had to do everything by "hands" before.
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Post by: Chino on May 29, 2015, 07:54:58 AM
Both Rise and Dawn were great! As someone that appreciate and enjoy good CGI in movies and games and have seen lots of great cinematics and visuals, the Apes in DoTPoTA with it's realistic movement, facial expression and so on made me actually realise how far we've come in that area. I guess though that Performance Capture studios have "helped" CGI artists alot given they had to do everything by "hands" before.

I was blown away by some of the camera sequences in that movie. The construction zone battle was especially awesome. There were a lot of shots in that movie that simply wouldn't have been possible without CGI, and for that I respect it. The opening scene with all the deer was really intense as well.
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Post by: BlackInk on May 29, 2015, 09:08:16 AM
Dawn was awesome, I'm so glad I saw it in the theater. The next one is going to be War so can't wait for that one. I was so sure that Dawn would win the best visual fx oscar.

I love Dawn, and its CG was amazing, but Interstellar deserved the oscar win.
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Post by: faizoff on May 29, 2015, 09:15:39 AM
Yea no complaints from me on Interstellar winning it, after all the practical effects done on that movie were mind blowing.
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Post by: Genowyn on May 30, 2015, 08:30:43 AM
Last movie I saw was Kingsman: The Secret Service. Definitely the best action movie I've seen in a while.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 30, 2015, 10:04:34 AM
Kung Fury.  If you see no other film this year, see this one.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on May 30, 2015, 10:07:47 AM
Kung Fury.  If you see no other film this year, see this one.

I have seen no other new film this year, and I'm feeling pretty good about it!
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 30, 2015, 01:57:54 PM
Just saw August :Osage County.  Holy fuck, that was one of the most depressing films I have ever seen.
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Post by: faizoff on May 30, 2015, 02:04:44 PM
Just saw August :Osage County.  Holy fuck, that was one of the most depressing films I have ever seen.

I didn't care for that much, another movie in a very similar vein I liked was 'This is where I leave you'
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Post by: Phoenix87x on May 30, 2015, 04:02:45 PM
Mad Max, part 1
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Post by: ozzy554 on May 30, 2015, 10:13:15 PM
The theatrical cut of daredevil and it was worse than I thought it was going to be. I heard the Directors cut was MUCH better and I will check it out eventually. It felt like they just cut out all the plot and just kept the action scenes And sometimes those felt like they could be out of order.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Jaffa on May 31, 2015, 12:13:43 AM
The director's cut IS much better.

Still not a particularly good movie, though.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: orcus116 on May 31, 2015, 12:23:30 AM
A Serious Man, definitely a top 10 for me. The last shot is probably one of the best.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on May 31, 2015, 01:10:42 AM
My friend started a movie/snuggle party group, and I hosted today now that I have more space. The theme (which everybody voted on) ended up being Nicolas Cage, so we watched Raising Arizona (which I hadn't seen in years and is so damn funny) and Vampire's Kiss (so amazingly absurd, and most of the group had never seen it so it was great to see their reactions). Good times.

Oh, last night I watched Phantom of the Paradise. Ridiculous and fun, great music.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 31, 2015, 04:51:42 AM
Just saw August :Osage County.  Holy fuck, that was one of the most depressing films I have ever seen.

I didn't care for that much, another movie in a very similar vein I liked was 'This is where I leave you'
While Meryl Streep delivered yet another wonderful performance in A:OC, I thought that TIWILY was by far the more enjoyable experience.  There were absolutely no likable characters in A:OC.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on May 31, 2015, 12:26:16 PM
Raising Arizona is great. One of The Coen's best for sure.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on May 31, 2015, 01:50:02 PM
Just got back from Mad Max. That was some of the most absurd action I've ever seen, but it was fantasticly fun, just as I've heard.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Counselor of Prog on May 31, 2015, 02:06:05 PM
BMX Bandits.  1983 Aussie flick, featuring the screen debut of Nicole Kidman.  Entertaining story of three teens outwitting a bunch of thieves. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on May 31, 2015, 03:39:36 PM
Raising Arizona is great. One of The Coen's best for sure.

Yeah, so fun.

Omg, my friend just showed a group of us Breakin' and Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo. Wow  :lol
The costumes, the music, the utter ridiculousness. It was wonderful.

(http://filmsack.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/breakin.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 01, 2015, 06:47:51 AM
As I mentioned on fb, those are glorious films.

Yesterday the family and I watched San Andreas.  Fun destruction flick.  Dwayne Johnson actually got to do some acting, the effects looked great for the most part, it wasn't a sequel or adaptation, and it featured Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario, who are wonderful actresses.

Also this weekend, I finally saw Interstellar.  It feels like I'm the last person in America to see it.  Wonderful film. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on June 01, 2015, 07:08:49 AM
Also this weekend, I finally saw Interstellar.  It feels like I'm the last person in America to see it.  Wonderful film.

I haven't seen this yet. I've wanted to see it since the first teasers came out. I feel like I'm going to be let down by it. I understand the premise.. Earth has gone to hell and we need to go elsewhere. The commercials showed something like a black hole and then other worlds. I'm going to have a hard time believe that colonizing Mars wasn't the easiest solution (from both a technological and a financial standpoint). Did they acknowledge that in the movie?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 01, 2015, 07:24:27 AM
Kind of.  To give more detail would ruin the movie.  Just watch it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 01, 2015, 10:35:22 AM
I still need to watch Interstellar. May do that tonight.

Watched The Big Chill, The Descent, Her, Biutiful, and Hot Fuzz

The Big Chill: 8.8/10
The Descent: 9/10
Her: 8/10
Biutiful: 9.3/10
Hot Fuzz: 9.5/10
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on June 01, 2015, 10:46:49 AM
Hot Fuzz is such an awesome movie. I think I like it more than Shaun of the Dead and The World's End, and I like it significantly more than Paul.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 01, 2015, 11:06:15 AM
I have not seen Paul, but I've seen the other two. I've always loved Shaun of the Dead but Hot Fuzz surpasses it. The World's End is not quite as good as the previous two, but it still holds up pretty well I think.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bosk1 on June 01, 2015, 11:15:19 AM
The Little Mermaid II.  And my little girl enjoyed every minute of it, so I did too.  Come at me.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on June 01, 2015, 11:37:07 AM
Is that the one focusing on the daughter?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bosk1 on June 01, 2015, 11:50:36 AM
Yeah.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on June 01, 2015, 12:09:51 PM
Haven't seen it since I was pretty much a kid. Didn't mind it. No idea if I'd like it now though. Probably not.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Tom Bombadil on June 01, 2015, 03:54:10 PM
Tried to get through Horrible Boses 2 over the weekend, but couldn't finish it. I enjoyed the first one, but this one was seriously horrible.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: The Trooper on June 01, 2015, 06:50:04 PM
Ex Machina. WOW!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: gmillerdrake on June 01, 2015, 09:02:28 PM
Also this weekend, I finally saw Interstellar.  It feels like I'm the last person in America to see it.  Wonderful film.

I haven't seen this yet. I've wanted to see it since the first teasers came out. I feel like I'm going to be let down by it. I understand the premise.. Earth has gone to hell and we need to go elsewhere. The commercials showed something like a black hole and then other worlds. I'm going to have a hard time believe that colonizing Mars wasn't the easiest solution (from both a technological and a financial standpoint). Did they acknowledge that in the movie?

I think you'll like the movie. The only thing that may ruin it for you is if you've set your expectations too high or....and this may happen....you REALLY know the science behind some of this stuff and any inaccuracies that may occur bother you. But I can nearly guarantee that you'll be stunned and satisfied with the production/cinematography/visual effects.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on June 01, 2015, 09:05:04 PM
Imitation game. What an excellent movie, all round greatly crafted and acted.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 02, 2015, 08:32:53 AM
Imitation game. What an excellent movie, all round greatly crafted and acted.
Yeah, that was fantastic.

Last night I watched Silver Linings Playbook.  I thought it was a good film full of fantastic performances.  It also really hit home for us because my daughter has been diagnosed with bipolarism, and we saw a lot of similarities there.

Also, Jennifer Lawrence is amazing.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: gmillerdrake on June 02, 2015, 08:56:23 AM
Last night I watched Silver Linings Playbook.  I thought it was a good film full of fantastic performances.  It also really hit home for us because my daughter has been diagnosed with bipolarism, and we saw a lot of similarities there.

Also, Jennifer Lawrence is amazing.

I think Bradly Cooper was awesome in that...he did such a good job! And you're right...Jennifer Lawrence was great in it as well. Got such a crush on that lady  :blush
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Jaffa on June 03, 2015, 12:50:24 AM
Silver Linings Playbook was a weird one for me.  I honestly felt like it was kind of sloppy - for the most part it was fine, but there were a few parts where it seemed that they must have been rushing to finish a scene or something. 

Still, a fantastic movie overall.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Cyclopssss on June 03, 2015, 04:26:39 AM
I still need to watch Interstellar. May do that tonight.

Watched The Big Chill, The Descent, Her, Biutiful, and Hot Fuzz

The Big Chill: 8.8/10
The Descent: 9/10
Her: 8/10
Biutiful: 9.3/10
Hot Fuzz: 9.5/10

The Descent is great.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Scorpion on June 03, 2015, 05:47:07 AM
Hot Fuzz is super awesome. One of my favourite movies ever.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on June 03, 2015, 06:13:41 AM
Regarding Bradley Cooper's acting in Silver Linings Playbook, I think he would've easily won the Oscar that year if Daniel-Day Lewis hadn't been in the running.

Saw the Wedding Ringer last night, mostly boring with some very few funny parts mixed in. I feel like if you're doing comedy then the serious bits hinder the pace of the movie and almost always feel forced in.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Scorpion on June 03, 2015, 06:43:26 AM
Ex Machina. WOW!

I wanted to see this but it had already left the cinemas when I wanted to go yesterday. I is sad. :sadpanda:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on June 03, 2015, 09:01:58 AM
Night Shift. I can see why Michael Keaton blew up after this. Hilarious.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2015, 09:33:17 AM
Long time since I'd seen that film Jackie.

Just saw The Equalizer.  I love a good one man against many, black ops killing machine.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bl5150 on June 03, 2015, 09:48:44 AM
Long time since I'd seen that film Jackie.

Just saw The Equalizer.  I love a good one man against many, black ops killing machine.

I'm juuuust old enough to remember the TV series  :-\  - actually the only show I remember watching with my dad.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1NiNKwueE
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 03, 2015, 09:57:44 AM
Night Shift. I can see why Michael Keaten blew up after this. Hilarious.
Holy crap, what a great movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on June 03, 2015, 10:14:52 AM
I agree, I like that movie a lot, too.  Michael Keaton was still his wiseass persona, but his character showed a certain amount of subtlety, and you started off kinda hating him, or at least thinking he was a real dick, but by the end you come around.  Which is of course one of the main points of the film.

I like Henry Winkler in it, too.  Henry was still working on the whole "I am not Fonzie" thing, and I think this film helped him a lot, too.

Shelly Long, well, I don't know if I ever liked her that much, but I did find that one scene (you know the one) surprisingly pleasant.  That's about all I can say about her.  Her character was a bitch and honestly didn't change a lot over the course of the film, but maybe she wasn't supposed to.  It was all about Keaton and Winkler, and they both nailed it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2015, 10:31:00 AM
Long time since I'd seen that film Jackie.

Just saw The Equalizer.  I love a good one man against many, black ops killing machine.

I'm juuuust old enough to remember the TV series  :-\  - actually the only show I remember watching with my dad.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1NiNKwueE

Some of the movie that was filmed in the a closed Lowes about 2 miles from my brothers house.  Very cool to see a place I've shopped before in a movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 03, 2015, 11:15:26 AM
I like Henry Winkler in it, too.  Henry was still working on the whole "I am not Fonzie" thing, and I think this film helped him a lot, too.
He's still Fonzie to me.

 :tup
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: adace on June 03, 2015, 03:02:43 PM
San Andreas was pretty enjoyable. The acting felt a bit wooden at times and the plot was pretty cliched but the special effects/CGI were top notch.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 03, 2015, 04:12:56 PM
San Andreas was pretty enjoyable. The acting felt a bit wooden at times and the plot was pretty cliched but the special effects/CGI were top notch.
Plus Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2015, 05:23:59 PM
San Andreas was pretty enjoyable. The acting felt a bit wooden at times and the plot was pretty cliched but the special effects/CGI were top notch.
Plus Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario.

This man has his priorities in order.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 04, 2015, 07:08:41 AM
San Andreas was pretty enjoyable. The acting felt a bit wooden at times and the plot was pretty cliched but the special effects/CGI were top notch.
Plus Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario.

This man has his priorities in order.
Dear God, it was wonderful.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on June 04, 2015, 06:12:32 PM
I agree, I like that movie a lot, too.  Michael Keaton was still his wiseass persona, but his character showed a certain amount of subtlety, and you started off kinda hating him, or at least thinking he was a real dick, but by the end you come around.  Which is of course one of the main points of the film.

I like Henry Winkler in it, too.  Henry was still working on the whole "I am not Fonzie" thing, and I think this film helped him a lot, too.

Shelly Long, well, I don't know if I ever liked her that much, but I did find that one scene (you know the one) surprisingly pleasant.  That's about all I can say about her.  Her character was a bitch and honestly didn't change a lot over the course of the film, but maybe she wasn't supposed to.  It was all about Keaton and Winkler, and they both nailed it.

Yeah, they had a great vibe together. Keaton was just so ridiculous in the best way, and I empathized a lot with Winkler.

Guys, I want to watch more movies that in some way involve the dead. I was actually hoping this would have more of that stuff in it because of their profession. I like movies about funerals, people who work in these sorts of fields, etc. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on June 04, 2015, 06:14:55 PM
Memories of Murder. Fantastic movie. South Korea is coming close to being my favourite country when it comes to foreign film.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 05, 2015, 08:08:11 AM
Guys, I want to watch more movies that in some way involve the dead. I was actually hoping this would have more of that stuff in it because of their profession. I like movies about funerals, people who work in these sorts of fields, etc. Any recommendations?
Not a movie, but try the show Six Feet Under, if you haven't already.

You probably have already seen it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on June 05, 2015, 08:35:04 AM


Guys, I want to watch more movies that in some way involve the dead. I was actually hoping this would have more of that stuff in it because of their profession. I like movies about funerals, people who work in these sorts of fields, etc. Any recommendations?

Bernie
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on June 05, 2015, 09:38:14 AM
That's funny, I googled "morbid movies" and "funeral movies" yesterday and Bernie came up, so that's now on my list   :tup


Guys, I want to watch more movies that in some way involve the dead. I was actually hoping this would have more of that stuff in it because of their profession. I like movies about funerals, people who work in these sorts of fields, etc. Any recommendations?
Not a movie, but try the show Six Feet Under, if you haven't already.

You probably have already seen it.

It's my favorite TV show on earth  :heart

I think we talked about it a while back. In fact, I think I started the thread on it here  :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on June 05, 2015, 09:54:39 AM
That's funny, I googled "morbid movies" and "funeral movies" yesterday and Bernie came up, so that's now on my list   :tup

Bernie was the most pleasent surprise I've had in a long time. I was shocked at how good it was. I had never heard of it until it popped up on Netflix. The movie had me hooked by the 90 second mark. So well done. So different and refreshing. It was upliftingly funny and somewhat dark at the same time. I recommend it to all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1704573/

"In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow"
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 05, 2015, 10:23:49 AM
Guys, I want to watch more movies that in some way involve the dead. I was actually hoping this would have more of that stuff in it because of their profession. I like movies about funerals, people who work in these sorts of fields, etc. Any recommendations?
Not a movie, but try the show Six Feet Under, if you haven't already.

You probably have already seen it.

It's my favorite TV show on earth  :heart

I think we talked about it a while back. In fact, I think I started the thread on it here  :lol
I semi-remembered that as soon as I hit "Post."
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on June 05, 2015, 10:50:05 AM
Godzilla, still quite enjoyable though I originally saw it in IMAX 3D the first time. The experience was amazing, it was all you could ask for with the sounds and visual effects and huge screen but parts of the movie moved quite slow and I really didn't care for kick-ass and his wife.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on June 06, 2015, 08:17:54 PM
The Judge.


Boy, the ties that bind a family.   A great drama.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: orcus116 on June 06, 2015, 09:33:15 PM
Moon. Still fantastic. 9/10.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on June 06, 2015, 09:45:47 PM
Moon. Still fantastic. 9/10.

Yep.  :tup
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: T-ski on June 08, 2015, 08:46:15 AM
saw "Kingsman" last night.  I went in not knowing the basis other than it was a spy/action flick with some humor. 

came away wondering what the hell I just watched, but in a good way.  The church scene will be one I remember for a long time.  not sure I'll be on board if/when the sequel comes about but I enjoyed myself for the 2 hours it was on.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on June 08, 2015, 08:49:36 AM
Godzilla, still quite enjoyable though I originally saw it in IMAX 3D the first time. The experience was amazing, it was all you could ask for with the sounds and visual effects and huge screen but parts of the movie moved quite slow and I really didn't care for kick-ass and his wife.

I felt robbed when I watched that movie. The fight scene at the end was amazing, but the hour and a half leading up to it was super boring. I still argue that the 98 version was better.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Zantera on June 08, 2015, 08:50:22 AM
I don't know if I would be comfortable calling the '98 Godzilla the better of anything
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 08, 2015, 09:08:00 AM
I don't know if I would be comfortable calling the '98 Godzilla the better of anything

If you were comparing it with herpes, it would be a dead heat.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on June 08, 2015, 09:09:32 AM
I hate you.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bolsters on June 08, 2015, 09:15:48 AM
I felt robbed when I watched that movie. The fight scene at the end was amazing, but the hour and a half leading up to it was super boring. I still argue that the 98 version was better.
(http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o669/bolsters/kobe-hilariously-confused-reaction-gif.gif~original)

I thought the new Godzilla was pretty overrated myself, but let's not get carried away now. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on June 08, 2015, 09:20:53 AM
I personally didn't mind the '98 Godzilla it was kind of a fun stupid action movie with a beast. Yeah sure it didn't really follow along with lore of Godzilla I'm told but whatever, I wasn't picky. The new one I think tried to be a little more clever than it needed to be. Bryan Cranston should've had a bigger role and the start and middle was promising.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 08, 2015, 09:58:41 AM
Godzilla, still quite enjoyable though I originally saw it in IMAX 3D the first time. The experience was amazing, it was all you could ask for with the sounds and visual effects and huge screen but parts of the movie moved quite slow and I really didn't care for kick-ass and his wife.

I felt robbed when I watched that movie. The fight scene at the end was amazing, but the hour and a half leading up to it was super boring. I still argue that the 98 version was better.
Better than what?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: ozzy554 on June 08, 2015, 10:12:22 AM
I liked the new godzilla but it's not one of my favorites. I did not mind the fact that godzilla takes his sweet ass time showing up because that's basically a staple of the series. My main problem is that the human story was kinda boring. Bryan Cranston was the most interesting character and it's a shame that he wasn't in more of it. I Am still looking forward to the next one and I hope Ghidrah is in it.

One of my favorite godzilla movies is monster zero. Like the new one there is only about 20 minutes of monster action but the human story with the aliens was interesting enough to keep my attention while the monsters were away.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 08, 2015, 10:37:04 AM
I liked the new godzilla but it's not one of my favorites. I did not mind the fact that godzilla takes his sweet ass time showing up because that's basically a staple of the series. My main problem is that the human story was kinda boring. Bryan Cranston was the most interesting character and it's a shame that he wasn't in more of it. I Am still looking forward to the next one and I hope Ghidrah is in it.


The weak point was definitely the human element, building up Cranston as a great character, then killing him and expecting us to be invested in the generic all Murican family man soldier character who thought he was a crackpot.
But the pacing of the buildup to Godzilla was so amazing at the cinema, and had me so damn excited by the time you finally see him in full as he lets out the signature roar, and that was after watching about 10 of the Jap Godzilla movies in a row leading up to it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 08, 2015, 10:44:20 AM
But the pacing of the buildup to Godzilla was so amazing at the cinema, and had me so damn excited by the time you finally see him in full as he lets out the signature roar
Yes, best part of the film.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on June 08, 2015, 10:57:52 AM
98 Godzilla was probably my favorite movie as a kid, and it remains a guilty pleasure movie for me. But yeah the new one was definetely better.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Zantera on June 08, 2015, 02:25:43 PM
That's a lot of fish.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 09, 2015, 09:02:53 PM
How about neither were very good?


I also just watched No Country for Old Men :hefdaddy

I've heard a lot of people complain about the ending but I think it's fantastic.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: comment on June 10, 2015, 05:43:41 PM
How about neither were very good?


I also just watched No Country for Old Men :hefdaddy

I've heard a lot of people complain about the ending but I think it's fantastic.


Great movie and ending I thought.  If that was your first time watching I envy you.  Love this flick.


Recently I saw Spy with a friend and thought it was funny.  It was better then I thought it was going to be.  It's worth a matinee. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on June 10, 2015, 07:44:49 PM
Night at the museum III, definitely the weakest of the lot. I have a soft spot for these movies and love the first two but the third one is somewhat ok.

Bad words - I thought it was hilarious.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 11, 2015, 10:37:36 PM
Nightcrawler is on Netflix now if anybody is interested in seeing that. I really really recommend it, I loved it. The best Jake Gyllenhaal performance I've seen, he's such a great actor.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: orcus116 on June 11, 2015, 10:46:42 PM
I wanted to punch his character in the face watching the trailer. Will I feel the same watching the movie?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 11, 2015, 10:48:36 PM
I don't really know. I didn't, but at the same time, I did. Weird how movies make us think sometimes. He's crazy but I sometimes feel myself rooting for him, then there's times where I'm like.. damn, what the hell. :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Jaffa on June 12, 2015, 01:19:25 AM
Jurassic World. 

Hell of a ride. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on June 13, 2015, 09:01:47 AM
I just finished 50 Shades of Grey, the unrated version.

So, fuck it, I actually liked this movie. And not because of the sex and hurrhurr bewbs, I actually thought the story and intrigue about Grey's character were good and interesting. I don't quite get the hate. Though the ending was a bit unexpected. If you've seen the movie you probably know that I mean that quite literally. This isn't my type of movie, but I still enjoyed it.

What started as some seriously pervy Twilight fan fiction actually turned into a better movie than the Twilight movies.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 13, 2015, 09:13:02 AM
Saw Fast 7 a few days ago... then Jurassic World a few days afterwards...

And then last night worked my way through Jurassic 1,2 and 3.







AAANNNDDDD seeing Age of Ultron tomorrow  :)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on June 14, 2015, 03:16:08 PM
I just watched Primer. Pretty cool but I really couldn't follow the plot :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 14, 2015, 03:23:34 PM
I just finished 50 Shades of Grey, the unrated version.

So, fuck it, I actually liked this movie. And not because of the sex and hurrhurr bewbs, I actually thought the story and intrigue about Grey's character were good and interesting. I don't quite get the hate. Though the ending was a bit unexpected. If you've seen the movie you probably know that I mean that quite literally. This isn't my type of movie, but I still enjoyed it.

What started as some seriously pervy Twilight fan fiction actually turned into a better movie than the Twilight movies.
I haven't seen the unrated version, but I saw the theatrical release.

I liked it, too.  I had also read the books, and the film was certainly better than the novel.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 14, 2015, 03:25:17 PM
Also, last night we watched Focus with Will Smith and Margot Robbie (against my better judgement).  I must say that I enjoyed it quite a bit.  Smith was better than I normally find him.  Very entertaining.  Also, Robbie is easy on the eyes, and a talented young actress.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 14, 2015, 11:15:56 PM
I just watched Primer. Pretty cool but I really couldn't follow the plot :lol

I found it easy to follow until about the last 10-15 minutes, when it really got nuts. :lol Took me a second viewing to really get it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on June 15, 2015, 01:52:37 AM
It was something like - one of the two guys put a time machine *inside* another time machine so he could use the one inside as often as he wanted but because it was inside another one

- he could still go back to before he used it at all ?

But it had a cool uneasy vibe throughout the whole thing.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 15, 2015, 01:56:07 AM
Been a while since I saw it, but I don't remember a time machine within a time machine. I recall he had a backup time machine in another storage room that had been running for as long/longer than the other one just incase everything went horribly wrong.
There are some production quality issues around that point that made it less clear than it could and should have been at such a critical moment.
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Post by: jammindude on June 15, 2015, 06:25:03 AM
Finally saw Mad Max.     It was fun, but I don't know if it was the be all and end all action film everyone said it was.    I was also expecting from the reviews that it was a non-stop 2hr thrill ride...it wasn't.   There were quite a few places where the action slowed down a bit. 

I was a bit surprised by the R rating.   No bad language.  No boobies (except the milking machine scene...which was pretty hot, but you didn't get to see everything), lots of things blowing up, but I don't recall that there was much blood until the climactic death of the baddie.   Maybe that was what put it over the edge...because I've seen everything else that movie had to offer in any PG-13 action movie fare.
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Post by: faizoff on June 15, 2015, 08:00:03 AM
Yea I think it was borderline R rather than an obvious R rated movie. Maybe the baby scene and overall grotesqueness/bleakness was what pushed it to an R.

As for the movie itself i dunno I don't think I've ever seen this kind of captivating action, sure there were some breathers here and there but they were so short that it barely felt like the movie slowed down. I guess you were literally expecting an non-stop 2 hr full on action with zero stoppages.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 16, 2015, 12:28:23 PM
Jurassic World: 7.5/10. Fun movie, obviously doesn't have the charm and awesomeness of the first but it was a fun one to see in theaters. Chris Pratt did a wonderful job and I loved the end of the movie. Downsides I thought were the kids. Nothing about them made me really feel sympathy or interest in them. The CGI was a little iffy on some parts.. Like the shark hanging from the rope.. Ugh. And it had a little filler I thought. Still worth seeing though for sure.

Jurassic Park: 9.5/10. Just awesome. I haven't watched this in full in such a long time but I got in the mood for it after watching Jurassic World. Love it, the characters including the kids are so loveable. For being over 20 years old I'm glad to see it still holds up so well visually.

The Departed: 10/10. Classic. Love the cast in this movie and it's just got such a good story. Leonardo is so good in this.

The Fountain: 9/10. I need to watch this again. I really think it's a great movie and I believe it will get better with every watch.

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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 18, 2015, 08:43:21 AM
Just watched Interstellar..

Pretty good. Thought it didn't need to be nearly 3 hours long and I thought it dragged a bit at the end. I liked a lot of the movie but I just thought it went too far with the idea. Amazing soundtrack and McConaughey did a great job. 8/10
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Post by: PuffyPat on June 18, 2015, 01:38:57 PM
This is Spinal Tap.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 18, 2015, 02:31:38 PM
I'm watching The Princess Diaries 2.


Don't judge.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 18, 2015, 02:47:56 PM
Just watched Unbreakable.

What the fuck happened to M. Night Shyamalan?
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Post by: kingshmegland on June 18, 2015, 04:20:53 PM
Seriously.  I loved his first 3 movies.  Then it was all downhill.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 18, 2015, 05:40:02 PM
John Wick.. fun movie! Keanu Reeves was awesome in it.

Y'all probably think I'm obsessed with movies right now :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: ozzy554 on June 18, 2015, 07:58:04 PM
My friend and I watched the wedding ringer because it was free rental day. It was overall an okay movie but the tone is so uneven, there are some nice scenes that actually have some heart to them and then they are followed up by scenes of over the top hijinx. Also this movie just might have the biggest waste of Cloris Leachman in the history of film.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: El Barto on June 18, 2015, 09:02:45 PM
I almost never watch a movie until 10-15 years after it comes out in theaters. Just strange that way.

Bourne Identity
: Good flick. I liked it better than the first M:I, which was obviously of similar styles. Damon was good in he role and it didn't rely on over the top action. When it did have action sequences (great car chase) they were well done, believable and easy to follow; no stupidly fast editing. Unfortunately, the premise was a big part of the reason it worked, and now that he knows who he is I don't imagine the sequels being of much interest to me.

Horatio Hornblower, R.N.: Gregory Peck as the world's greatest sea captain. As some know I'm a huge Peck fan and this was yet another perfect role for him. Despite being completely unsure of himself he serves as a perfect blend of tactician, loyal officer of the British Navy, guardian of his crew, and gentleman, excelling at all of them. You can easily see how Roddenberry patterned his two ship captains after him.

The Outlaw Josey Wales: Despite loving Westerns I'd never seen it. Damn good work. Not as polished as Unforgiven, but more entertaining to watch, IMO. Clint's pretty samey as an actor in these sorts of roles, but he's a damn good director.

The Conversation: Gene Hackman and the mighty John Cazale. I can see why it won the big one. A master wire-tapper records a discussion that will likely precede a murder and is tormented about  what is now a massive conflict of ethics that continues to grind him down until he finally breaks. A psychological thriller a la Hitchcock but set in a modern, technological era.  John Cazalle only starred in five movies before cancer ended his career. All five of those were nominated for best picture, and four won. Single best resume in all of Hollywood.

The Anderson Tapes: Continuing the theme of surveillance vs voyeurism. Sean Connery as a master cat burglar who's surveilled by five different LEAs, unbeknownst to him or any of the other agencies. Once the whole thing turns into a bloodbath all of the agencies have to destroy all of their evidence because he was only a tangent in their various operations, and the outcome would be criminal, negligent, embarrassing or all of the above to each group of feds.  Great premise and pretty well executed.

The Bravados: Again with Gregory Peck, but this time with the smoking hot Joan Collins. Peck plays a good, decent man who sets out to hunt down the 5 people who raped and murdered his wife after they escape the hangman. He takes satisfaction in executing each of them, only to find out that they actually didn't have anything to do with the trouble back home. They were nevertheless ruthless killers who were going to hang anyway, killed their way out of town and buggered one of the local girls they had taken hostage. Thus presenting something of an ethical dilemma for the man from the satisfaction gained by administering justice that he had no personal stake in.

This was the last two weeks or so. I believe The French Connection is up next. Surprisingly never seen it, and I'm a huge fan of good car chases.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Jaffa on June 18, 2015, 09:08:00 PM

Bourne Identity
: Good flick. I liked it better than the first M:I, which was obviously of similar styles. Damon was good in he role and it didn't rely on over the top action. When it did have action sequences (great car chase) they were well done, believable and easy to follow; no stupidly fast editing. Unfortunately, the premise was a big part of the reason it worked, and now that he knows who he is I don't imagine the sequels being of much interest to me.

I can understand why you might feel hesitant about the sequels, but I would encourage you to check them out anyway.  They're really good. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 18, 2015, 09:47:19 PM
From what I remember, The Bourne Ultimatum might have been my favorite.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Jaffa on June 18, 2015, 10:00:11 PM
Mine too, actually. 
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 18, 2015, 10:27:37 PM
o/
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Post by: El Barto on June 18, 2015, 10:55:39 PM
Just seems to me like the elements that I found most enjoyable about it have been resolved. While he doesn't know his complete life history, he knows what he is and what he's capable of. It was that ignorance compounded by the pressure of people everywhere trying to capture or kill him that made it so intriguing. I'm sure it's a perfectly enjoyable spy franchise, but without that psychological element I just don't think it would interest me nearly as much.

Oh, and I did watch a movie from 3 years ago during that streth:

God Bless America: A great deal to like about this movie. Excellent dialogue and devastating satire on our tabloid society. It also features dome fantastic dark comedy. The girl interuping Frank when he was trying to kill himself, and then being a pest about it really cracked me up. I couldn't stand Bobcat Goldthwait as a comedian, but as a filmmaker and writer he's pretty damn good. The downside is that it wasn't quite strong enough to support it's marvelous premise. Their ability to do what they do with impunity was a little much. I understand why it was avoided, having to deal with the police would have detracted from what Bobcat was trying to accomplish, but you can't just ignore something that important. The other problem was the girl, while a fine actress, didn't really seem to have a reason to be a part of the whole thing, outside of boredom. While I was perfectly sympathetic to Frank, she just seemed like a spoiled kid by the end of it.

Definitely makes me want to see his other two films, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEFj0Pngu_E
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Jaffa on June 18, 2015, 11:18:18 PM
Just seems to me like the elements that I found most enjoyable about it have been resolved. While he doesn't know his complete life history, he knows what he is and what he's capable of. It was that ignorance compounded by the pressure of people everywhere trying to capture or kill him that made it so intriguing. I'm sure it's a perfectly enjoyable spy franchise, but without that psychological element I just don't think it would interest me nearly as much.

That's fair.  What I would suggest is that while the sequels might not be intriguing in exactly the same way as the first one, they are still plenty intriguing in their own ways.  The psychological element is not gone.

Of course, it's entirely up to you whether or not you watch them.  You may be right; you might not enjoy them as much. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 19, 2015, 06:12:08 AM

Bourne Identity
: Good flick. I liked it better than the first M:I, which was obviously of similar styles. Damon was good in he role and it didn't rely on over the top action. When it did have action sequences (great car chase) they were well done, believable and easy to follow; no stupidly fast editing. Unfortunately, the premise was a big part of the reason it worked, and now that he knows who he is I don't imagine the sequels being of much interest to me.

I can understand why you might feel hesitant about the sequels, but I would encourage you to check them out anyway.  They're really good.
This.  Watch them.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: El Barto on June 19, 2015, 08:47:46 AM

Bourne Identity
: Good flick. I liked it better than the first M:I, which was obviously of similar styles. Damon was good in he role and it didn't rely on over the top action. When it did have action sequences (great car chase) they were well done, believable and easy to follow; no stupidly fast editing. Unfortunately, the premise was a big part of the reason it worked, and now that he knows who he is I don't imagine the sequels being of much interest to me.

I can understand why you might feel hesitant about the sequels, but I would encourage you to check them out anyway.  They're really good.
This.  Watch them.
The thing is, there are 70 years of movies out there, and far more excellent ones than I have time to watch in my lifetime. Add to that I enjoy rewatching movies that really sit well with me (I've got plenty of movies that I watch once a year). I've gotten to the point that I have to be pretty selective of what I spend time on. Again, I'm sure the follow up Bourne movies are perfectly good and entertaining. They just no longer have a premise that makes me want to spend time with it, as opposed to something else that really interests me. Many times I'll choose the movie I watch after reading something and thinking "holy shit, that's a brilliant idea!" "Spy with amnesia struggles to find out who he is while being constantly pursued" is one of those premises. "Spy with partial amnesia tries to solve some international conspiracy" doesn't hold as much interest.

And pretty much the only movies I watch when they initially come out are Tarantino movies; I'm a sucker for good writing. The Hateful Eight is just one of those movies where the concept intrigues me. Due in large part to that, Stagecoach has moved up pretty far on my list of things to watch. A group of strangers forced to sort something out despite their various conflicts and shortcomings will usually make for a fine story.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 19, 2015, 08:59:17 AM
I am in the exact same boat as you.

My take on it would be, all of the great movies you should have already seen aren't going anywhere, and you are already invested in this character, so why not check out the next one?

But that's where I will leave it, because at the end of the day, they are just movies.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on June 19, 2015, 10:13:23 AM
I love the Bourne trilogy, and the first one just gets the series going and I'll echo everyone saying the 3rd one Ultimatum being my favorite. There are some amazing hand to hand combats that you don't see much of in the first one. It's up to you of course but the story arc gets better as the movies progress and of course the action gets crazier as well. Doesn't hurt that the story works so well too.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: El Barto on June 19, 2015, 11:41:21 AM
I love the Bourne trilogy, and the first one just gets the series going and I'll echo everyone saying the 3rd one Ultimatum being my favorite. There are some amazing hand to hand combats that you don't see much of in the first one. It's up to you of course but the story arc gets better as the movies progress and of course the action gets crazier as well. Doesn't hurt that the story works so well too.
Yup. See, that's exactly why I expect the first one to be more to my liking than subsequent versions. I'm not in it for action and fighting. I was interested in seeing one particular character aspect that seemed intriguing to me, and that has now been resolved.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 19, 2015, 11:47:27 AM
OK
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on June 19, 2015, 11:52:09 AM
There is way more to just the fighting El Barto.  The whole story arc is for him to find out who he is and will the government get to him before he finds that out.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on June 19, 2015, 12:37:34 PM
Out of genuine curiosity El Barto, couldn't you say that about any movie series that are set in trilogies or series like Lord of the rings, The Matrix, Star Wars, Alien, Die Hard, Mission Impossible, etc..?  You know the premise pretty much straight away and the main characters..
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: gmillerdrake on June 19, 2015, 02:32:03 PM
Just got back from 'Inside Out' with the Family. Such a great movie! I was pleasantly surprised at how cool a movie it was. Not gonna lie.....I welled up a few times.....it was just a really well done movie IMO. And the concept behind memories and how they are handled once inside your mind was really neat also. I recommend the movie definitely for those of you with kiddos and I think it'd probably even make a good date movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 19, 2015, 02:34:12 PM
We will try to get out to see it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Sacul on June 20, 2015, 11:47:59 PM
I have just finished watching Inception for the first time... Damn, my brains are all over the place.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on June 21, 2015, 11:09:13 AM
Just got back from San Andreas. SO. MUCH. CRINGE.

Honestly, this was enormously cheesy. But these movies often are, I get that. But even the destruction CGI was poor and completely took me out of the movie for the most part. There were a couple of moments which were honesly well done, but overall this movie was simply not good.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on June 21, 2015, 11:12:22 AM
I watched Kingsman last night.

Great fucking movie.
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Post by: The Trooper on June 21, 2015, 11:40:26 AM
Kingsman is great
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 21, 2015, 02:02:29 PM
I have just finished watching Inception for the first time... Damn, my brains are all over the place.

I wish I enjoyed that movie more. The soundtrack is incredible.
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Post by: Scorpion on June 21, 2015, 02:38:33 PM
Kingsman rocks.
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Post by: Jaffa on June 21, 2015, 05:21:34 PM
Just watched Interstellar for the second time. 

Not quite as intense as it was in IMAX, obviously, but still a damn good movie. 
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 21, 2015, 07:56:27 PM
Just watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I liked it a lot, and I hear the 2nd one is amazing. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 22, 2015, 05:00:36 AM
Watched Inside Out last night.  That was really, really good.
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Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on June 22, 2015, 08:49:14 AM
I would honestly put Inside Out well within my top 5 Pixar films ever made. It was magnificent. Definitely one of the best movies of the year so far.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on June 22, 2015, 08:50:09 AM
Just watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I liked it a lot, and I hear the 2nd one is amazing. Looking forward to it!

Rise was cool, but yes, Dawn is really great.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on June 22, 2015, 08:58:58 AM
Just watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I liked it a lot, and I hear the 2nd one is amazing. Looking forward to it!

Rise was cool, but yes, Dawn is really great.

I was a huge fan of Rise. I praised the movie to no end when I first saw it. I think Dawn beats it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on June 22, 2015, 08:59:43 AM
I watched Something the Lord Made over the weekend. Damn, that was a great movie.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on June 22, 2015, 10:46:34 AM
Just watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I liked it a lot, and I hear the 2nd one is amazing. Looking forward to it!

Rise was cool, but yes, Dawn is really great.

I was a huge fan of Rise. I praised the movie to no end when I first saw it. I think Dawn beats it.

Same here. Two solid movies. The CGI and 'emotion' they gave the Apes in 'Dawn' was what did it for me. Such a good job in production there. I'm curious as to if the next in the franchise will be the 'war' between Ape and Man between the time that the space mission is gone? I think that'd be a cool thing to do....then follow it up with a fresh take on the 'original' when the Astronauts return.
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Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on June 24, 2015, 12:23:27 PM
I just saw Dogtooth. Greek movie. Weird stuff.
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Post by: mimipetrucci on June 24, 2015, 12:45:28 PM

Purge 2 - a weird one :)

Jurassic park

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Post by: BlackInk on June 25, 2015, 01:11:18 AM
I didn't mind The Purge 2 actually. Yeah it was weird, and no masterpiece for sure, but enjoyable enough. I never saw the first one though.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: ozzy554 on June 25, 2015, 09:17:25 AM
I didn't mind The Purge 2 actually. Yeah it was weird, and no masterpiece for sure, but enjoyable enough. I never saw the first one though.

good, because the second one is MUCH better. The first one is just a home invasion movie
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on June 25, 2015, 09:24:11 AM
Taken 3
 ::) :facepalm:
Don't know why I bothered, even with a free redbox rental it was just ugh..
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: ozzy554 on June 25, 2015, 09:34:12 AM
Taken 3
 ::) :facepalm:
Don't know why I bothered, even with a free redbox rental it was just ugh..

I liked that movie more than I should have. It probably helped that I watched taken 2 for the first time the night before and at least it wasnt that.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on June 25, 2015, 09:35:28 AM
I tried watching the sequel to 300 last night and turned it off after 18 minutes due to boredom.
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Post by: faizoff on June 25, 2015, 09:40:08 AM
I tried watching the sequel to 300 last night and turned it off after 18 minutes due to boredom.
Yea it's very underwhelming, it's just shot to look super pretty and that's all it has for it.
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Post by: BlackInk on June 25, 2015, 09:40:40 AM
Just like Purge 2, I didn't mind the 300 sequel. Waaay to CGI heavy, but the first one was too. And Eva Green was really cool in that movie, one of my favorite actresses.
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Post by: faizoff on June 25, 2015, 11:09:47 AM
Even thought the first 300 was CGI heavy, the story and style complemented each other. I thought it was a great mix and match.
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Post by: Chino on June 25, 2015, 11:45:42 AM
I love the first movie.
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Post by: kingshmegland on June 25, 2015, 12:25:47 PM
Well, I'm seeing Ted II this weekend in a drive in.  Can't wait.
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Post by: BlackInk on June 25, 2015, 12:53:58 PM
*EDIT: How the hell did this post end up here..
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Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on June 25, 2015, 02:38:29 PM
Enter the Void. I expected it to be kinda average but I thoroughly enjoyed it and it's easily one of the most visually appealing movies I've ever seen.
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Post by: bout to crash on June 25, 2015, 07:23:22 PM
That one was okay. It came to me very hyped-up and I enjoyed it, but not as much as some others I guess.

In the last few days I've watched-

Santa Sangre- Twisted and cool. I really enjoy what I've seen of Jodorowsky's stuff. Wonderful weirdo, that man.

Purple Rain- Oh man, so fucking eighties. The music of course is amazing, and the clothes (and Appolonia- rawr!). Some of the plot/acting had me rolling my eyes.

Ma Mere- What the fuck?

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Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on June 25, 2015, 08:23:35 PM
That one was okay. It came to me very hyped-up and I enjoyed it, but not as much as some others I guess.
Opposite for me, haha. Most people I know who've seen said it was ambitious and visually appealing but not very good, and I thought the concept wouldn't work well in such a long movie, but I ended up enjoying the whole thing.
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Post by: ozzy554 on June 25, 2015, 11:09:19 PM
A haunted house 2 :facepalm:

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Post by: gmillerdrake on June 27, 2015, 10:46:17 PM
Watched 'Blackhat' tonight....Holy Cow, I'm submitting that may be the worst movie I can recall watching. We spent the last 45 minutes just bagging on it.....
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Post by: kingshmegland on June 28, 2015, 04:20:08 AM
Ted 2.   Almost as good as the first one.  We laughed our asses off.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 28, 2015, 05:01:30 AM
Watched 'Blackhat' tonight....Holy Cow, I'm submitting that may be the worst movie I can recall watching. We spent the last 45 minutes just bagging on it.....
Now see, I watched it and didn't think it was that bad.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on June 28, 2015, 12:19:29 PM
Watched 'Blackhat' tonight....Holy Cow, I'm submitting that may be the worst movie I can recall watching. We spent the last 45 minutes just bagging on it.....
Now see, I watched it and didn't think it was that bad.

Ooo..I don't know Hef. It was rough. From the acting to the writing to the manner in which it was shot. Second rate IMO which is very odd for a Michael Mann movie.
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Post by: The Trooper on June 28, 2015, 12:20:55 PM
Ted 2. Funny movie. Morgan Freeman rulez
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 29, 2015, 08:44:14 AM
Watched And So It Goes over the weekend, a rom-com starring Michael Douglas and Dianne Keaton.  Ordinarily wouldn't care all that much about something like that, but Rob Reiner directed it (and has a part), so it's kind of a must-see for me.

Pretty funny, as expected.  It was worth my time.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 29, 2015, 09:30:13 AM
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: As much as I like the prequel, this one was miles and miles better. What a fantastic movie.

Zodiac: Remains one of my all time favorites. The cast is amazing and it's filmed so well.

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Post by: Chino on June 29, 2015, 09:33:13 AM
I watched the lastest Transformers movie over the weekend. It was alright. I was annoyed by a lot of stuff, but it was far better than the second and third movies.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on June 29, 2015, 09:39:11 AM
As stupid as the second and third movies were, the 4th movie set a new low for stupidity from beginning to end. It was an assault on the mind, daring you to try to shut off enough of your brain for it to be watchable without falling into a vegetative state. I'm also convinced at this point that the writer must be a total sociopath.
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Post by: T-ski on June 29, 2015, 09:40:27 AM
took the wife and kid to "Inside Out" over the weekend.  Yes, it's as good as most are saying and yes John Ratzenberger is in it.  :smiley:
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Post by: Bolsters on June 29, 2015, 09:43:01 AM
As stupid as the second and third movies were, the 4th movie set a new low for stupidity from beginning to end. It was an assault on the mind, daring you to try to shut off enough of your brain for it to be watchable without falling into a vegetative state. I'm also convinced at this point that the writer must be a total sociopath.
I still haven't seen the fourth Transformers. I might never see the fourth Transformers. I'd be okay with that.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on June 29, 2015, 09:46:15 AM
I saw the first Transformers, thought it was pretty good.

Saw half of the second, then I turned it off and never went back to any of them.

And isn't the fourth Transformers nearly 3 hours? Damn..
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Post by: BlobVanDam on June 29, 2015, 09:50:03 AM
I saw the first Transformers, thought it was pretty good.

Saw half of the second, then I turned it off and never went back to any of them.

And isn't the fourth Transformers nearly 3 hours? Damn..

It feels every minute of it. I don't think any of them are exactly short though. The second half of Revenge of the Fallen is much worse than the first half, believe it or not. I enjoyed the third one more, although not because it was any better a film, but it had Leonard Nimoy in it. :blob:
4th one was too much even for the Transformers fanboy in me.
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Post by: Chino on June 29, 2015, 10:00:15 AM
I saw the first Transformers, thought it was pretty good.

Saw half of the second, then I turned it off and never went back to any of them.

And isn't the fourth Transformers nearly 3 hours? Damn..

It feels every minute of it. I don't think any of them are exactly short though. The second half of Revenge of the Fallen is much worse than the first half, believe it or not. I enjoyed the third one more, although not because it was any better a film, but it had Leonard Nimoy in it. :blob:
4th one was too much even for the Transformers fanboy in me.

I still genuinely love the first movie.

The thing that really irks me is the human characteristics the robots take on. For example, the one that John Goodman voiced (I think it was him), was a huge/fat autobot with a beard and a cigar in his mouth. If you have the ability to take on any shape, why would you transform into a fatass that has trouble moving around? Stuff like having a cigar in the mouth just seems stupid to me. Stupid enough to actually distract me from all the action happening around the scene.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on June 29, 2015, 10:05:39 AM
I still genuinely love the first movie.

The thing that really irks me is the human characteristics the robots take on. For example, the one that John Goodman voiced (I think it was him), was a huge/fat autobot with a beard and a cigar in his mouth. If you have the ability to take on any shape, why would you transform into a fatass that has trouble moving around? Stuff like having a cigar in the mouth just seems stupid to me. Stupid enough to actually distract me from all the action happening around the scene.

I still quite like the first movie too, and had they improved upon the problems with that movie, it could have been a good series, but instead they ramped up every fault to the max for each later movie.

Why would a robot have a walking stick, or glasses, or a beard? If you really need to force lazy human stereotypes on giant robots to create distinctive characters from a franchise with 20-30 years of characters to draw upon, you're doing it wrong.
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Post by: Chino on June 29, 2015, 10:10:38 AM
I still genuinely love the first movie.

The thing that really irks me is the human characteristics the robots take on. For example, the one that John Goodman voiced (I think it was him), was a huge/fat autobot with a beard and a cigar in his mouth. If you have the ability to take on any shape, why would you transform into a fatass that has trouble moving around? Stuff like having a cigar in the mouth just seems stupid to me. Stupid enough to actually distract me from all the action happening around the scene.

Why would a robot have a walking stick, or glasses, or a beard?

Or glod teeth and slang.

Come to think of it... why do the robots have voices anyway? You'd think they wirelessly communicate rather than require speakers and microphones.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on June 29, 2015, 10:18:09 AM
I still genuinely love the first movie.

The thing that really irks me is the human characteristics the robots take on. For example, the one that John Goodman voiced (I think it was him), was a huge/fat autobot with a beard and a cigar in his mouth. If you have the ability to take on any shape, why would you transform into a fatass that has trouble moving around? Stuff like having a cigar in the mouth just seems stupid to me. Stupid enough to actually distract me from all the action happening around the scene.

Why would a robot have a walking stick, or glasses, or a beard?

Or glod teeth and slang.

Come to think of it... why do the robots have voices anyway? You'd think they wirelessly communicate rather than require speakers and microphones.

The Decepticons in the first movie were communicating wirelessly, weren't they? But the Transformers need verbal speech to communicate with humans, and they have adapted their forms for Earth usage.

But mostly it's because it's a movie, and wireless communication isn't very exciting on film, just like realistic hacking and programming would be horribly boring on film, hence the fact that instead they always have a bunch of large screens surrounding them with useless Matrix-y style code and wireframes on them, and mash at the keyboard frantically.
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Post by: BlackInk on June 29, 2015, 10:27:04 AM
Come to think of it... why do the robots have voices anyway? You'd think they wirelessly communicate rather than require speakers and microphones.

Well, they at least had their own roboty language in the first one, which they completely ignored in the other movies (and even the second half of the firs).

I like the first movie too. It was a visual spectacle unlike any other I had ever seen in back in 2007 when me and my cousins saw it in the theater. The second one is really really bad. No underserved hate there. The third one I actually enjoyed. I wouldn't say 'liked', but certainly enjoyed. It had some honestly cool things in it that were pretty memorable.

The fourth movie actually did me damage, and I'm not even joking. It was so much nonsense flashing of color and too much fucking shit going on that I had trouble sleeping that night. I couldn't close my eyes without seeing flashing colors and a million different pieces moving around and explosions everywhere. It kept me up most of the night with a terrible headache.

Not only that, but the dialogue was some of the worst written garbage I have ever heard in my life. Who the fuck can live their life knowing that he actually wrote this stuff?

As much as I dislike the second movie, Age of Extinction is the worst transformers movie by far, and I pray to all gods of all past and present religions that they'll let this movie series fucking die.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 29, 2015, 11:18:58 AM
I didn't enjoy the first one very much, but it was OK.

The second one was awful.

I heard that the third was better than the second, so I watched it.  It may have been better, but only by nanometers.

I have no intention of watching any more of these godforsaken films. 
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Post by: bosk1 on June 29, 2015, 11:50:17 AM
As posted in the Disney thread:

Just saw Inside Out last night.  I don't normally go and see Disney/Pixar movies at the theater because (1) most of them are must-buy DVD/BR purchases anyway, and (2) seeing them in the theater doesn't add much to the experience, unlike a big screen action movie like the Marvel films.  So I am usually content to save my money and just wait for the home release.  But the reviews (combined with $5 movie night) got me out the door.  Fantastic movie.  I really enjoyed it, as did the wife and all the kids.  Such a neat, creative idea, and [mostly] very well executed. 

The only reason I say "mostly" is because I felt like they had a gaping lingering plot hole that they had no good idea how to resolve, and ended up resolving it in a really dumb way.  Joy and Sadness are stuck outside of headquarters with no way back.  "How do we get them back?  Uh...remember the scene in one of the unmemorable Matrix sequels where Neo fights all the Agent Smith clones?  That was cool.  Let's do that with invisible boyfriend, combine it with the trampoline deux ex machina from The Emperor's New Groove, and have that translate into an against-all-odds perfect trajectory shot that you would only see in a Loony Toons cartoon.  That should do it!"  That could have been handled better.  I'm not sure how.  But they easily could have used some other device that seemed more plausible.  In fact, what would have been both more plausible and more emotionally satisfying is if there was a situation where Sadness was in some sort of real danger (I mean, that's kinda what they were going for by having her float off on the cloud, but I didn't feel like it really came off the way they were intending it to), and Joy sacrifices herself to save Sadness and get her back to headquarters, except that Joy ends up making it too.  Again, that's kind of what they were going for, but I felt like it just ultimately came out of nowhere, seemed rushed, and fell flat, and that they expected the audience to not really notice/mind because they rushed right into the emotional resolution of the film by having Sadness come into her own and "save" Riley.  And they are partially correct.  Ultimately, I didn't really overly mind that that part was dumb, because the payoff was still rewarding enough.  But still, I've come to expect better from the Pixar writers.  To me, this was the one flaw in an otherwise terrific movie.

Some other alternate possible solutions I thought up:
-Have the train tracks not completely destroyed, but maybe either incomplete, or with a gap smashed in the middle.  Have Sadness about to destroy herself, but Joy comes in and convinces her that she is necessary and incredibly important to Riley's well-being, and they discover some link between Sadness and Bing Bong that allows Sadness to sing the song and give the rocket wagon more power when she does it, so that it is able to rocket them along the train tracks and fly over the gap to get them back.
-Have the unicorn be a Pegasus (or unipeg).  They go back to Dream Productions (or whatever it was called), and convince her that Riley needs her help, so she flies them back to headquarters.  If they really MUST use invisible boyfriend, maybe unicorn gets smitten when she sees him, and that is the tipping point that makes her decide to help.

I mean, these are half-baked ideas that are rough around the edges.  But if I could come up with them the day after seeing the movie, Pixar could have come up with something better than what they gave us for that particular issue resolution.


EDIT:  Unrelated to the movie itself, I also have to take just a moment to express my hate of movie theaters.  Why?  Well...the background is that over the last 2 1/2 months, I have for the most part been extremely disciplined with my diet and have lost just shy of 30 pounds.  I have managed to do this even in the face of being on a week-long trip to DC, father's day dinner, a few parties and bbq's where there were massive amounts of food, and other everyday situations where it would be very easy to justify "cheating."  Last night, I found my weakness.  As the giant bucket of buttered movie theater popcorn kept passing back and forth between the 5 of us, I was unable to keep myself from going back again and again and again.  Curse you, movie theater popcorn!
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Post by: Chino on June 29, 2015, 12:36:47 PM
Movie theater popcorn is the worst (in a delicious way).
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Post by: lucky7 on June 30, 2015, 04:03:11 AM
Inside Out and The Minion Movie....which were both great!  :smiley:   Next up either the new Terminator or Ted 2!   :corn
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Post by: BlackInk on June 30, 2015, 06:00:46 AM
I can't stand the minions.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on June 30, 2015, 06:03:10 AM
Inside Out and The Minion Movie....which were both great!  :smiley:   Next up either the new Terminator or Ted 2!   :corn

I'm seeing Terminator tomorrow, and I might be seeing Ted 2 at some point. Never saw the first one, but I don't expect that will really make a difference.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on June 30, 2015, 09:06:26 AM
I can't stand the minions.

Same here. And what makes it worse (or is probably the cause) is that I have three young boys who LOVE them! It's torture....
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Post by: ozzy554 on June 30, 2015, 11:35:57 AM
I watched the Lego movie which I loved and Despicable me which I also really enjoyed.
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Post by: Sacul on July 01, 2015, 12:47:35 AM
I've just finished The Secret In Their Eyes, almost 6 years after its release and 5 after the Oscar award. Somehow, I missed such an important part of my national cinema (!) back in the day, so finally checked it. Quite a great film actually! The plot had so many twists and the acting was brilliant, that I totally immersed myself on it - something unusual since I sometimes tend to ask me "How do these people do to act that good?" and "How the hell did they record that scene?". Loved how it avoided lots of cliches.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 01, 2015, 02:57:40 AM
I just got back from Terminator Genisys. I thought it was a really good movie. They made some bad casting choices (especially John Connor), the CGI wasn't very good and would have benefited from a lot more physical props, but I thought the story was really solid, and Arnie is Arnie.

It made a good attempt to tie together all of the timelines of T1 and T2 with the new timeline, and show how the future scenes played out, and they did a great job of recreating the original 1984 scenes. The time jumping can be a little confusing, and I'd highly recommend rewatching T1 (and T2) if you plan to see this.

It certainly wasn't perfect, but it was an enjoyable addition to the franchise, and better than I expected.
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Post by: Bolsters on July 01, 2015, 03:28:18 AM
I just got back from Terminator Genisys. I thought it was a really good movie. They made some bad casting choices (especially John Connor), the CGI wasn't very good and would have benefited from a lot more physical props, but I thought the story was really solid, and Arnie is Arnie.

It made a good attempt to tie together all of the timelines of T1 and T2 with the new timeline, and show how the future scenes played out, and they did a great job of recreating the original 1984 scenes. The time jumping can be a little confusing, and I'd highly recommend rewatching T1 (and T2) if you plan to see this.

It certainly wasn't perfect, but it was an enjoyable addition to the franchise, and better than I expected.
:caffeine:
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 01, 2015, 03:39:58 AM
The one major plot point that didn't really make any sense was-
why they went to all the effort of building a time machine with the intention of jumping 13 years into the future when Sarah Connor was more than young enough to see it through, and it would have been easier to stop Skynet with the extra time rather than jump so close before Skynet becomes active.

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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 01, 2015, 08:16:48 AM
Yesterday was my eldest daughter's birthday, so she got to pick what we watched.  Predictably, it was an odd combination.

First up, we watched The Babadook.  This was a pretty effective horror film.  I really liked the way it was put together (although I wanted to punch that kid in the liver).  Good stuff.

Then we watched Jackass, which is not really a movie.  There were a couple of scenes where I thought they went a little overboard, but overall, I laughed my ass off.

So it was a really weird night, but ultimately pretty good.
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Post by: Chino on July 01, 2015, 08:21:27 AM
If you can't laugh at Jackass the Movie, I think you might have a few screws missing.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 01, 2015, 08:48:36 AM
If you can't laugh at Jackass the Movie, I think you might have a few screws missing.
For most of the film, we were all laughing out loud.  REALLY loud.
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 01, 2015, 09:04:26 AM
You need those stupid films once in a while.  We all need still nonsense to laugh about.
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Post by: Jaffa on July 02, 2015, 01:21:52 AM
First up, we watched The Babadook.  This was a pretty effective horror film.  I really liked the way it was put together (although I wanted to punch that kid in the liver).  Good stuff.

Right?  There was a part of me that was seriously hoping this horror movie might be dark enough for the kid to get killed. 
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 02, 2015, 01:34:14 AM
Jaffa, I didn't know you had a dark streak in you. :lol I can only imagine how bad this character must have been for you to find them disagreeable.
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Post by: Jaffa on July 02, 2015, 01:44:26 AM
The word 'brat' has never been so apt. 
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Post by: BlackInk on July 02, 2015, 01:45:53 AM
The kid was annoying as shit in the first half of the movie, but by the end I had pretty much done a full 180 on how I saw him.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 02, 2015, 08:13:17 AM
First up, we watched The Babadook.  This was a pretty effective horror film.  I really liked the way it was put together (although I wanted to punch that kid in the liver).  Good stuff.

Right?  There was a part of me that was seriously hoping this horror movie might be dark enough for the kid to get killed.
:metal
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Post by: Orbert on July 02, 2015, 11:33:01 AM
Watch the latest (so far) Godzilla.  The one with Elizabeth Olsen as someone's wife and someone else's mom, and some other guy as her husband whose dad was Bryan Cranston, who survived a meltdown at a nuclear power plant and 15 years getting arrested various times only to die just as he got ahold of proof that something exists.  Oops, spoiler alert.  Sorry.  But the movie was really dumb and I don't care and you shouldn't either.

That "something" turned out not to be Godzilla, as most normal people would have guessed, but something else that looks like... shit, I have no idea what it looks like.  But after an hour, Godzilla actually shows up and is on screen a total of eight minutes in two-hour movie, despite being the title character (I looked it up).

I'd read that the one thing that saves this movie is the focus on the monster fights, which of course is what monster movies, especially Godzilla movies, are all about.  Seriously?  Every time they started fighting, the camera would cut away to the people's reactions, or flying planes, or buildings crashing down.  Godzilla would just be grabbing one of the weird-ass looking things and taking a bite when the camera cuts away.  Someone apparently read somewhere that not showing the monster and letting the audience imagine things heightens the suspense and stuff, but didn't get to the part where once the monsters show up and fight, you're supposed to actually show it.

So anyway, it was a two-hour movie supposedly about Godzilla, but it was really about some guy named Ford Brody, his dad Joe, his son Sam, his wife Elle (who looks like Elizabeth Olsen), some random Japanese kid who Ford takes care of during a monster attack but who runs off to his parents later and is never seen or mentioned again, some Japanese scientist (who looks like Ken Watanabe), David Straithairn pretending to be an Army General, two giant weird-ass monsters who get a lot of screen time, and oh yeah Godzilla who gets the least screen time of all.

Nice job setting everything up to actually be realistic and believeable (as much as they can be in a Godzilla movie), but they had a freakin' hour to do it, so I would hope so.  As far as delivering the goods, I'm sorry, but why even call the movie Godzilla?  Why not call it "A Whole Lot of Background and Boring People and Oh Yeah Some Godzilla Too"?  Oh, because that would be too long.  I get it.  So they just called it Godzilla.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 02, 2015, 11:44:07 AM
I didn't get that reaction at all from that film.  I really enjoyed the buildup of suspense, and the human interaction, and the focus on the effects of giant monsters, and not only on the monsters themselves fighting, as if there would be no effects from that.

I thought it did a great job of avoiding the stupidity of the vast majority of the Godzilla films.  I think it strove to be something more than just "Monster Fights!" because if that's all you bring to the table, there are already 40 movies that do that.

I also liked how it incorporated the earlier appearance of Godzilla from the 50s and explained it with the atomic bomb tests.

I liked it a lot, and I am looking forward to the sequel.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 02, 2015, 11:50:26 AM
I thought it did a great job of avoiding the stupidity of the vast majority of the Godzilla films.  I think it strove to be something more than just "Monster Fights!" because if that's all you bring to the table, there are already 40 movies that do that.


I love all of those other Godzilla films for the big monster fights, but I also loved the different approach here (and I already have 40 movies that do that), and most importantly that buildup and suspense managed to make Godzilla feel new and exciting again, which is quite a feat when you've technically seen it all before so many times.

I did find that the movie didn't translate anywhere near as well onto the small screen as it did in the cinema (I also think the transfer was too dark, so I couldn't make out shit), but I'm excited to see the next one on the big screen. I think it's supposed to have Ghidorah, and I think Mothra and Rodan? Sounds good to me.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 02, 2015, 11:52:03 AM
I thought it did a great job of avoiding the stupidity of the vast majority of the Godzilla films.  I think it strove to be something more than just "Monster Fights!" because if that's all you bring to the table, there are already 40 movies that do that.


I love all of those other Godzilla films for the big monster fights, but I also loved the different approach here (and I already have 40 movies that do that), and most importantly that buildup and suspense managed to make Godzilla feel new and exciting again, which is quite a feat when you've technically seen it all before so many times.

I did find that the movie didn't translate anywhere near as well onto the small screen as it did in the cinema (I also think the transfer was too dark, so I couldn't make out shit), but I'm excited to see the next one on the big screen. I think it's supposed to have Ghidorah, and I think Mothra and Rodan? Sounds good to me.
I agree that it was much better on a theater screen.  I caught it again on HBO the other day, and while enjoyable, it wasn't the same.
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Post by: Orbert on July 02, 2015, 11:59:30 AM
I liked the buildup for a while, and the explanations and the different approach.  But it went on just a bit too long, and when it did all that, focusing on the people, and then Godzilla literally shows up briefly and solves the people's problem for them, it felt strangely unbalanced.  The movie really was not about Godzilla at all.  If anything, the two MUTOs were the main focus of the movie.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 02, 2015, 12:40:56 PM
Yeah but no one would pay to see the movie 'MUTOS'.

I liked the movie as well. I didn't love it, as I hoped I would, since this movie had some of the best trailers in history. But it was definetely a good one.
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Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on July 02, 2015, 01:33:58 PM
I didn't get that reaction at all from that film.  I really enjoyed the buildup of suspense, and the human interaction, and the focus on the effects of giant monsters, and not only on the monsters themselves fighting, as if there would be no effects from that.

I thought it did a great job of avoiding the stupidity of the vast majority of the Godzilla films.  I think it strove to be something more than just "Monster Fights!" because if that's all you bring to the table, there are already 40 movies that do that.

I also liked how it incorporated the earlier appearance of Godzilla from the 50s and explained it with the atomic bomb tests.

I liked it a lot, and I am looking forward to the sequel.

All of this. I do enjoy just all-out monster brawls from time to time, but for re-introducing the Godzilla character for the first time in ages, this was the best possible direction they could have taken it. It maybe could have had better execution, but it was still thoroughly enjoyable throughout.
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Post by: The Trooper on July 02, 2015, 03:42:06 PM
Ant Man- May be the best from Marvel yet. Truly a good movie. People will be surprised how good it is.
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Post by: Jaffa on July 02, 2015, 08:41:08 PM
The kid was annoying as shit in the first half of the movie, but by the end I had pretty much done a full 180 on how I saw him.

I'm afraid I don't quite share that.  I mean, granted, he was much less annoying in the second half of the movie, but it in no way justified his behavior in the first half of the movie. 

I still love the movie, though. 
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 02, 2015, 08:41:19 PM
Terminator Genisys was WAY better than I expected. Enjoyed it a lot more than Jurassic World that's for sure.

Also, I just watched Enemy with Jake Gyllenhaal. God damn that is a crazy movie. It's fantastic.
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Post by: orcus116 on July 02, 2015, 09:14:06 PM
Watched Spinal Tap again. This movie ages so well.
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Post by: faizoff on July 02, 2015, 11:44:55 PM
Chappie.

I have no idea if this movie is supposed to be intentionally campy or just seriousness gone completely the other way. I mean it's like a mesh of Robocop and Pinocchio. There were parts I thought were promising and then parts that were very clunky. After making a movie as tight as District 9 I was taken aback how much this movie lacked cohesiveness. I'd give it a 6/10 I think it looked pretty good even though the story and characterizations suffered immensely. They really didn't set the rules in place for the movie well enough and just jumped around in leaps of logic and plot conveniences at their fancy. Very disappointed, there definitely was a lot of potential.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 04, 2015, 09:22:30 AM
I caught Prometheus on TV just because it happened to be on. Started off average, but went continuously downhill from there. What a waste of a movie.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 04, 2015, 10:03:47 AM
Really? I enjoyed Prometheus very much, and am really looking forward to a sequel if there'll ever be one.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on July 04, 2015, 10:43:56 AM
Really? I enjoyed Prometheus very much, and am really looking forward to a sequel if there'll ever be one.

I liked it as well....and there is a sequel. I know it's written and ready to roll, just don't remember when they are filming it.
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Post by: orcus116 on July 04, 2015, 11:08:22 AM
Prometheus was fascinating because while the premise had some promise the movie succeeded in making me not give a shit about any of the characters.
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Post by: faizoff on July 04, 2015, 12:12:34 PM
I recently too watched Prometheus, it's a movie with very interesting ideas and amazing visuals with hollow characters and way too much reliance on forced allegory. Listening to the audio commentaries it's kinda clear that the ideas on paper sounded good but the execution on the screen kinda fell flat at times.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 04, 2015, 09:16:15 PM
I recently too watched Prometheus, it's a movie with very interesting ideas and amazing visuals with hollow characters and way too much reliance on forced allegory. Listening to the audio commentaries it's kinda clear that the ideas on paper sounded good but the execution on the screen kinda fell flat at times.

That, and also the horror/monster thing just makes me instantly lose interest in a show or movie. There were some interesting ideas at the start, but then it just turns into monsters killing people, and some unbelievable over the top action sequences. Not my kind of thing.
And it's like they wanted you to hate most of the characters so you'd be ok with them being killed (and I'm tired of the overused Hollywood idea of the "bad" people getting what's coming to them, but keeping the good guys squeaky clean in the process). And the couple of people I was supposed to care about, I didn't, and they got less and less likeable over the course of the movie.
The few aspects of the movie I was interested in, went pretty much nowhere.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 05, 2015, 07:00:30 AM
I just saw Blade Runner for the first time. I think it would have had more of an impact if I wasn't already spoiled on pretty much every turn. But it was a good movie, and Roy was different than I expected, which was fun. A very interesting character and performance.

And the scene where Ford's character basically forced himself on Rachel was weird. I don't mind scenes like that, but the way they did it with the music was really conflicting. I didn't know quite what to feel about it, so I just ended up disturbed.
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Post by: bout to crash on July 05, 2015, 12:00:34 PM
Watched Better Off Dead last night. Love me some young Cusack.

Older Cusack has not been as succesful (or adorable) but am going with a friend to see Love and Mercy in a couple hours, which has been getting good reviews...
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Post by: BlackInk on July 05, 2015, 01:35:04 PM
Right after finishing Blade Runner I watched Collateral, with Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise. That was an awesome movie, better than Blade Runner. Very suspenseful and weirdly funny at times.
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Post by: Scorpion on July 05, 2015, 02:09:25 PM
I feel like I was the only one that thoroughly enjoyed Prometheus. Yeah, it had flaws, but they didn't negatively impact the viewing experience at all for me.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 05, 2015, 04:11:45 PM
Right after finishing Blade Runner I watched Collateral, with Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise. That was an awesome movie, better than Blade Runner. Very suspenseful and weirdly funny at times.

Collateral is awesome!

I recently finished Source Code. Fun movie
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 05, 2015, 09:33:57 PM
I just saw Blade Runner for the first time. I think it would have had more of an impact if I wasn't already spoiled on pretty much every turn. But it was a good movie, and Roy was different than I expected, which was fun. A very interesting character and performance.

And the scene where Ford's character basically forced himself on Rachel was weird. I don't mind scenes like that, but the way they did it with the music was really conflicting. I didn't know quite what to feel about it, so I just ended up disturbed.

Much like Prometheus, another scifi movie that I felt didn't live up to its potential at all. I knew nothing about the movie going in, so I didn't have any spoilers or expectations, and I loved the setup with the location and the premise, but then it wallowed for a couple of hours with little happening, then fizzled out to nothing at the end. Very disappointed with that one.
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Post by: bout to crash on July 05, 2015, 11:22:31 PM
Love & Mercy was great, y'all. I would highly recommend seeing it if you can. It's about Brian Wilson- Paul Dano plays him in the sixties, and John Cusack plays him in the 80's. The music is great, the story is well-told and heartbreaking. I knew Wilson had mental health issues, but didn't know he went through a lot of the stuff portrayed in the movie. Even knowing next to nothing about the Beach Boys, I still really enjoyed this.
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 06, 2015, 05:55:02 AM
Watched Better Off Dead last night. Love me some young Cusack.



I want my 2 Dollars! :metal

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Post by: bout to crash on July 06, 2015, 06:43:15 PM
What a little shit, that kid! Also, how do the car and the kid on the bike end up on the baseball field at the end?? I mean, I know it was the eighties but you'd think they'd have some kind of security  :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on July 06, 2015, 07:05:19 PM
Watch One Crazy Summer next for your 80's Cusack fill.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 06, 2015, 08:06:12 PM
Brothers. Fantastic acting by Tobey Maguire!


And just watched The Shawshank Redemption for the first time in my life. What a beautiful movie  :'(
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on July 07, 2015, 05:14:36 AM
And just watched The Shawshank Redemption for the first time in my life. What a beautiful movie  :'(

Indeed. One of my all time favorites.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on July 07, 2015, 09:26:34 AM
Just finished The Fugitive. Very good and suspenseful just like Collateral.

When he walked down the hospital and I saw all the children I though "really? you're gonna have him help a child to build sympathy for him? That'll be super cheesy". But then the way they did it made the scene that followed fantastic. A very weird thing to have my opinion on a scene change so fast, even though they basically did what I thought they would and what I thought I wouldn't like.

Tommy Lee Jones' character was great as well.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bosk1 on July 07, 2015, 09:56:12 AM
Prometheus was fascinating because while the premise had some promise the movie succeeded in making me not give a shit about any of the characters.

Sadly, yes. 

By the way, there is a separate thread on Prometheus, for those who may not know or forgot.  Here is a link to my more detailed thoughts after first seeing the film:

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=29871.msg1311903#msg1311903

First off, I edited the thread title to include a spoiler alert.  It's a movie thread for a movie that is now out.  If people honestly don't know the thread will contain spoilers, they should have their Internet privileges revoked.

Anyhow, saw it on Friday.  And let me just say, I liked the film. I didn't love it. But I liked it. Let me also say right up front that Scott was in a difficult position. It is a given that the film was going to evoke a lot of imagery from Alien, and that certain things were going to happen certain ways. Just inevitable. He handed that as well as could possibly be expected, I think. And, yeah, pretty much every big event in the film was predictable. With Scott directing, that predictability was tolerable. With anyone else directing, it would have been a boring mess.  But let's face facts:  Most of us, myself included, would have seen it even if it were horrible.

All that being said, even putting aside my theological issues with the movie and how stupid the whole "superior aliens from far, far away created us" myth is, it was a fun 3/5 movie that I would see again just to be able to fill in some of the gaps in my own mind for certain issues. That's my overall impression. I few specifics, positive and negative:

1. So, the premise basically centers around the fact that the engineers essentially created what appears to be a weaponized virus that re-engineers the DNA of whatever it infects to creae mutated parasitic life forms that multiply rapidly and destroy all non-virus-based life forms. Pretty cool, interesting, and frightening premise. So far, I'm on board. The fact that they were basically in a military bunker added to the effect. Perhaps it was just my military background kicking in, but when the Prometheus first found the bunkers and was landing, my first thought was, "those look like either munitions bunkers or burial mounds." Turns out I was essentially correct on both counts.

2. Despite the coolness of #1 above, Scott made some gaffes in the genetics area. Namely, the Engineers are NOT a complete, 100% genetic match with humans. If they were, they wouldn't be so different from us. It would have been such a simple thing to say they are almost a complete match. Small detail, but it is attention to the small details that often takes a good movie and makes it great. This was small, but at the same time, glaring, IMO.

3. Why did the Engineer in the beginning drink the virus in the first place? And why did it have the effect on him that it did? I think that scene was meant to imply that his DNA basically spread around to create life here on earth. But it just didn't seem to make sense to me. First off, the virus doesn't shatter DNA elsewhere in the film. It modifies it. Second, if that's how they were going to create life, surely there were better ways to spread Engineer DNA than a suicide mission. Third, I thought the cave painting were supposed to indicate that humans lived side-by-side with Engineers for a time. Maybe this is to set up that humans are essentially descended from a virus, which is why the Engineers ultimately decide to destroy us? Maybe it's to set up the chilling premise that humans actually share a genetic kinship with the xenomorphs and other nasty creatures produced by the virus? Those would be interesting twists, I suppose. But I'm not really sure Scott had something like this in mind. It may simply be a throwaway scene that has no real point other than to make us ask questions there are no answers to.

4. Why did Shaw have to become inpregnated? I mean, yeah, it goes back to what was perhaps one of the most frightening aspects of the whole Alien series: these terrifying, creepy monsters start out inside of us!!! But that whole sequence of events just didn't work for me. It just didn't. It felt dumb and contrived from start to finish. If it was just to set up the xenomorph at the end, it could have been handled differently (and better). For instance, we could have merely had a chest burster pop out of the scientists who were in the bunker rather than simply have one disappear and the other turn into zombie scientist.

5. Why a xenomorph at the end? Yeah, there were millions of geek-gasms across the country this past weekend from everyone who saw the original Alien movies. It was worth it for that alone. But, again, Scott did it wrong. First off, mature xenomorphs don't pop out of their hosts. Second, they don't look like a kid in a pterodactyl suit.

6. The falling Engineer ship. Oh, the falling Engineer ship... Okay, let's set this up. Large, tall object is falling along a certain line and will crush the puny protagonists underneath if they can't somehow manage to escape. Rather than take a few steps to the right or left, which would be an easy escape, the protagonist instead chooses the futile exercise of running as fast as possible (but not fast enough) down the same line that is the path of the falling object. If I have done even a mediocre job of explaining the problem properly, you should be having the exact same reaction I had when seeing this scene, which is: "Wait, this seems familiar--Is this...?--Did he just...?--THIS IS BUGS BUNNY! I HAVE SEEN THIS EXACT SAME GAG IN EVERY SINGLE BUGS BUNNY CARTOON SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME!" And as much as I adore Bugs Bunny, I don't want Bugs Bunny in my Ridley Scott alien sci-fi horror thriller, thanks.  I was legitimately expecting to see a cutaway scene any moment of Wile E. Coyote receiving a package from Acme, which is not the reaction a movie set in the Alien universe is supposed to evoke.

Those are some of my questions/beefs. Still a decent movie. I will see the sequel(s) and likely see this one again, just because.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Implode on July 07, 2015, 09:56:31 AM
Just finished V For Vendetta. Really good.

I think MetaJunkie meant to post this here, so I'm just going to do that for him.

Excellent movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on July 07, 2015, 01:42:14 PM
And just watched The Shawshank Redemption for the first time in my life. What a beautiful movie  :'(

Indeed. One of my everyone's all time favorites.

Fix'd

Re: The Fugitive... I remember watching it in University, baked out of my mind, and when the (intro) credits start rolling after the setup of the murder and trial, I thought to myself "Holy fuck man, this movie's over already!?!?".   :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: orcus116 on July 07, 2015, 06:27:48 PM
And just watched The Shawshank Redemption for the first time in my life. What a beautiful movie  :'(

Indeed. One of my everyone's the TNT programming directors all time favorites.

Fix'd


Really fix'd.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: matthewmatt on July 12, 2015, 10:51:55 AM
Scent of a Woman. Amazing Al Pacino's performance!  :tup
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: lucky7 on July 15, 2015, 12:03:50 AM
Cat's eye an adaptation of one of Stephen King's books, he also wrote the screenplay...released 85, very early Drew Barrymore and James Woods.

Nice product placement of King's works such as a Christine sticker on the bag of a red car that is meant to be Christine with a bumper sticker which reads Watch out for me, I am pure evil. I am CHRISTINE. Another scene has  James Woods watching The Dead Zone on tv, although he does switch it off remarking who writes this crap, and one character reading Pet Sematary in bed....

The movie has dated a lot but not too bad. :corn

I also watched The Fugitive, someone mentioned it recently, great film....Tommy Lee Jones deserved all the awards he won, Harrison Ford was great as well.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 15, 2015, 12:12:48 AM
I saw Ex Machina last night, and enjoyed it just as much as I hoped I would. We need more scifi like this, and less of the kind with explosions. I didn't like Ava's android design, because it just didn't make any sense, but at least it looked cool. I also didn't find the change to her human appearance at the end to be believable either. Both relatively minor criticisms though, and I'd probably give it a 9/10.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on July 15, 2015, 12:17:36 AM
I have heard nothing but good things about that one. I really want to see it, and hopefully will soon.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 15, 2015, 12:21:43 AM
I have heard nothing but good things about that one. I really want to see it, and hopefully will soon.

Yeah, everything I saw about it was positive too, so I expected I'd like it. If you enjoy thoughtful scifi that doesn't have action, I think you'll like it too.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bl5150 on July 15, 2015, 12:25:16 AM
Cat's eye an adaptation of one of Stephen King's books, he also wrote the screenplay...released 85, very early Drew Barrymore and James Woods.



Hmm - I love James Woods stuff but haven't seen that.  I am especially fond of his devil-may-care smart ass roles , but I assume that's not the case here.  Will check it out.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: lucky7 on July 15, 2015, 12:38:17 AM
James Woods plays a character trying to give up smoking...I love him as an actor...he does his best with the material provided...the film is split into three segments, he is only in the first one...the cat is the 'actor' in all three....hopefully this doesn't turn you off.

Ex Machina I have never heard of it, will have to look it up.. :smiley:  .. edit I had seen the preview...number 13 at the local library.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on July 15, 2015, 12:01:26 PM
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Not bad.  My daughter calls this the "X-Men Reboot Movie" because by the end, everything's back to the way it was at the end of the first movie.  That's true.  But what I liked was how, despite being mostly a time-travel story, it actually made a certain amount of sense.  Sure, there are always going to be problems when you have a time-travel story, but I can't really think of any here.  Also, the way they incorporated things from each of the other X-Men movies was done pretty well.  It wasn't perfect, but that was often due to the inconsistencies in the previous films.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on July 15, 2015, 12:23:18 PM
I love James Wood in Diggstown.  Fun, fun movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on July 15, 2015, 12:58:05 PM
I love James Wood in Diggstown.  Fun, fun movie.

I agree.  Never con a con man.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Jaffa on July 15, 2015, 09:22:12 PM
Inside Out.

Absolutely wonderful movie. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on July 15, 2015, 09:30:11 PM
Inside Out.

Absolutely wonderful movie.

Yes it was.  Really liked the concept.

Watched Wrath of Khan tonight.  Still a great flick.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on July 15, 2015, 10:38:17 PM
Kingsman: The Secret Service. That was such a fun and unexpected movie. I laughed so hard at some of the over the top action sequences particularly the church one. I think I really love all of Mathew Vaughn though I haven't seen Stardust. All others have been excellent.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: lucky7 on July 16, 2015, 02:59:01 AM
Last night.... Clerks & Mallrats  Still love them both. 

Earlier today..... Safety not guaranteed and The Door  .. both time travel films although completely different story lines.  Both well worth seeing.

The Door (2009) stars Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) German subtitles but so worth it, I loved this film, I am so amazed there has not been an English remake.
I won't say too much to avoid ruining it for anyone as usual with this type of film don't think to logically but what if you could go back in time, but the cost is you have to kill yourself in the past, would you do it? A little more to it, but this dilemma comes up a bit.

Tonight....Chasing Amy and Dogma!  :corn
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 16, 2015, 03:28:50 AM
Last night.... Clerks & Mallrats  Still love them both. 

Earlier today..... Safety not guaranteed and The Door  .. both time travel films although completely different story lines.  Both well worth seeing.

SBS2 last night? :lol
I caught most of The Door. Pretty good. It would have been interesting if it was time travel with causality rather than just two parallel timelines, but I enjoyed it, especially once more people started coming through.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: lucky7 on July 16, 2015, 03:37:22 AM
^^SBS2 are pretty good....I saw The Door about six months back, same channel, so they may repeat it again soon...You should have waited for the end...   :corn
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 16, 2015, 03:43:31 AM
^^SBS2 are pretty good....I saw The Door about six months back, same channel, so they may repeat it again soon...You should have waited for the end...   :corn

I watched it until the end, it was the very start I missed, but I was caught up by my dad.
I love SBS2. They often have good movies late at night, often movies I have on my watchlist.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: lucky7 on July 16, 2015, 03:48:49 AM
^^Oh, okay then the start was fine to miss.. :laugh:  Same here with their movies and docos.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 16, 2015, 09:12:43 PM
Ex Machina was great !
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on July 17, 2015, 06:04:27 AM
I watched Cobbler, that new Netflix movie with Adam Sandler. I liked it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: cfmoran13 on July 17, 2015, 08:37:44 AM
Minions.  I love those little guys!  The music in the movie is pretty awesome, too.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on July 18, 2015, 11:21:41 AM
James Woods plays a character trying to give up smoking...I love him as an actor...he does his best with the material provided...the film is split into three segments, he is only in the first one...the cat is the 'actor' in all three....hopefully this doesn't turn you off.


I went crazy over Cat's Eye as a cat-loving kid, and when I rewatched it as an adult I found it pretty cheesy/hilarious. And omg, the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfvwmnClMCI
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: orcus116 on July 18, 2015, 04:38:22 PM
Just saw 12 Monkeys for the first time. I definitely enjoyed it and Pitt was really damn good. How does the show match up with the movie? More of a spin-off?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 18, 2015, 04:41:23 PM
Just watched Maggie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Most boring fucking film I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 18, 2015, 10:38:19 PM
Just watched Maggie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Most boring fucking film I've ever seen.

I was curious to see that, but the reviews looked really bad, so I gave it a miss. I'd still probably check it out for myself at some point though.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 18, 2015, 11:00:30 PM
Just watched Maggie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Most boring fucking film I've ever seen.

I was curious to see that, but the reviews looked really bad, so I gave it a miss. I'd still probably check it out for myself at some point though.

I'm a big Schwarzenegger fan so I was going to check it out regardless but the film just felt lacking. There was basically no climax, or at least not one that hit me in a climactic way. I was watching it with my sister and she fell asleep and I found the sound of her snoring to be more enjoyable than Maggie.


Anyway, just saw Ant Man! Awesome movie!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: orcus116 on July 18, 2015, 11:38:39 PM
Falling Down. Still a solid 8/10 with points off for the really boring Duvall scenes for the first part of the movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on July 19, 2015, 01:30:40 AM
I've actually heard good things about Maggie, so I'm still curious to see it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on July 19, 2015, 02:15:20 AM
The cemetery next door to me showed Big Hero 6. What an adorable movie  :D :D
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on July 19, 2015, 06:25:33 AM
The cemetery next door to me showed Big Hero 6.

This does not compute.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on July 19, 2015, 06:28:25 AM
Equal rights for dead people. They want movies too.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on July 19, 2015, 06:49:14 AM
Leave it to Jackie to buy a house next to a cemetery............that plays movies.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on July 19, 2015, 08:29:49 AM
Sitting in the theater waiting for Ant Man to start.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: CrimsonSunrise on July 19, 2015, 09:40:57 AM
Just took the grandkids to see Minions....  I thought it was cute, and had some real LOL moments.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 19, 2015, 11:49:33 AM
Going to see Inside Out tonight with my date. Looking forward to crying on her shoulder. :metal
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on July 19, 2015, 11:52:14 AM
Leave it to Jackie to buy a house next to a cemetery............that plays movies.

Right?!  :hat

(PS- after all of that Delirium Tremens last night I didn't even remember posting in here  :lol)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on July 19, 2015, 12:08:31 PM
Then it was a good night!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 19, 2015, 01:36:43 PM
Just saw 12 Monkeys for the first time. I definitely enjoyed it and Pitt was really damn good. How does the show match up with the movie? More of a spin-off?
The show is not a spin-off.  It is a re-telling, with a ton of new info and background.  It was done by the producers of the film.

It feels like I haven't seen the film in 20 years or so, so I'm not sure I can give a fair comparison.  But the show was awesome.


I watched Kingsman over vacation last week.  That was a load of fun.  I loved the way the action scenes were shot.  Fantastic.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Zook on July 19, 2015, 01:42:35 PM
The Rogue Cut of Days of Future Past didn't add or take anything away from the movie. I can see why her scenes were cut. I still enjoyed it though. There were some alternate takes/scenes, but overall the movie was basically the same. Most of the additional footage was Rogue being rescued. Then she just took over for Kitty and that was it. The Blu-ray has both versions and was the same price as the DVD, so good deal.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on July 19, 2015, 04:08:41 PM
The cemetery next door to me showed Big Hero 6. What an adorable movie  :D :D

I LOVE BIG HERO 6.

Everything in that film is just SPOT ON.

I laughed my arse off when I was supposed to and I bawled like a baby when I was supposed to and the visuals are amazing.

That first flight scene with Baymax is incredible. So So So Good.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Phoenix87x on July 19, 2015, 07:21:27 PM
I just watched Pan's labyrinth after many years of meaning to see it. Didn't care for it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 19, 2015, 10:39:20 PM
Inside Out was just marvelous. It was written so well and I was just amazed by it. I don't understand people that say Pixar movies are "just for kids". Very untrue.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: CrimsonSunrise on July 19, 2015, 10:46:59 PM
I just watched Pan's labyrinth after many years of meaning to see it. Didn't care for it.

Interesting....  I thought it was quite good, even though for me it was a foreign language film.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 19, 2015, 11:14:15 PM
I just watched Pan's labyrinth after many years of meaning to see it. Didn't care for it.

I've been meaning to watch that one for years too, and was probably just about to finally get around to seeing it. What didn't you like about it?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Jaffa on July 20, 2015, 12:07:46 AM
I thought it was a great movie, but it definitely didn't live up to the expectations I had for it after hearing so much praise over the years.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on July 20, 2015, 01:36:31 AM
I thought it was a great movie, but it definitely didn't live up to the expectations I had for it after hearing so much praise over the years.

Pretty much this for me too. Still a great movie, even though hype has damaged it somewhat.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Phoenix87x on July 20, 2015, 07:06:19 AM
I just watched Pan's labyrinth after many years of meaning to see it. Didn't care for it.

I've been meaning to watch that one for years too, and was probably just about to finally get around to seeing it. What didn't you like about it?

Honestly, I do respect the film and think it was really well made overall, but A couple of things I guess, why I didn't really enjoy it:

1. It had been way too hyped up. I've been hearing really great things about it for a long time now and the actual reason why I watched it was yesterday at work my co worker told me I had to see it and built it up very big.

2. Next, and this one is on me, but I really assumed it would be something totally different. I thought it was going to be like never ending story or something along those lines. Like 10% real world and 90% fantasy world. 

Well it turned out to be 90% real world and 10% fantasy. And overall, it was less of a fantasy film and more of a WW2 historical drama. So I acknowledge that's totally on me for having the wrong expectations.

3. Third, I don't really know how to explain this, but watching it made me feel very unhappy and not like a schindler's list kind of feeling like "wow this is awful, but a lesson can be learned here". Pan's labyrinth was just sad event after sad event and ended in tragedy, and I'm trying very hard not to spoil anything. When It was over I felt sad and unhappy, and that's not what I was really looking for last night.

4. Next, this one is really just a personal thing. I don't like and have no desire to see an abusive step father ruin a family. If I would have know that I would have watched something else. I've had enough of that for one life time.

So overall, I just was expecting something totally different and this film was just not for me personally. But if other people really enjoyed it, that's cool too.



Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 20, 2015, 07:11:24 AM
Those seem like fair points, and I have similar preconceptions of what the film is from what little I know of it. But from what you've explained, it doesn't sound like my kind of film either.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on July 20, 2015, 07:40:18 AM
Sounds like you let your preconception hurt your enjoyment.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Phoenix87x on July 20, 2015, 07:44:54 AM
Sounds like you let your preconception hurt your enjoyment.

I agree
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 20, 2015, 07:57:26 AM
Sounds like you let your preconception hurt your enjoyment.

It sounds like it was also a case of the reality of what the movie was not being so much to his tastes as the preconception would have been.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on July 20, 2015, 08:00:34 AM
Sure but when you pump any movie up before seeing it, it can ruin your enjoyment.  It's been out for a long time and many knew that war story was a big part of the movie.  Sometimes we pick what we want to read to before seeing a movie.  I admit I've done that too much.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 20, 2015, 08:02:44 AM
Sure but when you pump any movie up before seeing it, it can ruin your enjoyment.  It's been out for a long time and many knew that war story was a big part of the movie.  Sometimes we pick what we want to read to before seeing a movie.  I admit I've done that too much.

I've heard a lot about how good it is, and this is the first I've heard of it having anything to do with a war. All I see/hear about it is the fantasy bit.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on July 20, 2015, 08:07:04 AM
I bet it was right in front of you too! :lol

the fantasy scenes are lush and beautiful that add to the serious tone of the movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 20, 2015, 08:11:01 AM
I bet it was right in front of you too! :lol

the fantasy scenes are lush and beautiful that add to the serious tone of the movie.

I think the fact that two of us had the same expectation is enough to suggest it's not our own fault (or necessarily anyone's in particular) that we got that impression.
I'm taking it off my watchlist now.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on July 20, 2015, 08:31:56 AM
Even though it's been overhyped like I said, I still think it's a movie people should see. I didn't see it myself until last year, but it's still a good one and makes me a bit sad when someone takes it off their watchlist.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on July 20, 2015, 08:35:43 AM
I bet it was right in front of you too! :lol

the fantasy scenes are lush and beautiful that add to the serious tone of the movie.

I think the fact that two of us had the same expectation is enough to suggest it's not our own fault (or necessarily anyone's in particular) that we got that impression.
I'm taking it off my watchlist now.

Oh there's no blame. I think it's a human instinct and I've done it myself. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 20, 2015, 08:59:07 AM
Saw Ant-Man yesterday.  That was fantastic.  Tons of fun.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on July 20, 2015, 06:10:29 PM
Pan's Labyrinth is beautiful and sad, and that's why I love it.

The cemetery next door to me showed Big Hero 6. What an adorable movie  :D :D

I LOVE BIG HERO 6.

Everything in that film is just SPOT ON.

I laughed my arse off when I was supposed to and I bawled like a baby when I was supposed to and the visuals are amazing.

That first flight scene with Baymax is incredible. So So So Good.

Totally agree. It was like, so many of my childhood fantasies coming true. So good.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: gmillerdrake on July 20, 2015, 07:41:57 PM
Saw Ant-Man yesterday.  That was fantastic.  Tons of fun.

Could I take an eight and nine year old to it? My two oldest are begging me to see it.....
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 20, 2015, 07:50:40 PM
Saw Ant-Man yesterday.  That was fantastic.  Tons of fun.

Could I take an eight and nine year old to it? My two oldest are begging me to see it.....

Yeah, I think so. It's got some adult humor, but it's got family friendly stuff in it, and I'm sure your kids wouldn't understand some of the adult humor :P

And it's definitely fun, has good action and it's hilarious!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: sneakyblueberry on July 21, 2015, 02:26:49 AM
Okay.  Over the last couple days I've watched:

Jurassic World - This was a pleasant surprise.  I have little to no interest in the franchise, and wasn't really looking forward to this, but it really delivered; especially the last 30-40 mins.  Good film, wouldn't mind watching it again.

Ted - Yes, the first one.  It wasn't as good as...

Ted 2 - Much better than the first, with way more laughs.  Good, juvenile humour which is good every once in a while. 

Spy - Melissa McCarthy's breakthrough?  Highly enjoyable, if a bit predictable, good laughs all round A+ would trade again. 

Looking forward to watching The Wolfpack soon - saw a doco on it the other night that piqued my interest. 


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Post by: jingle.boy on July 21, 2015, 07:06:12 AM
Saw Ant-Man yesterday.  That was fantastic.  Tons of fun.

Could I take an eight and nine year old to it? My two oldest are begging me to see it.....

Yeah, I think so. It's got some adult humor, but it's got family friendly stuff in it, and I'm sure your kids wouldn't understand some of the adult humor :P

And it's definitely fun, has good action and it's hilarious!

Agreed... there are a couple instances of "shit", and I think "badass", so if you're ok with that, then the movie will be perfect for the little GMD's.  The "adult" humour isn't the inappropriate kind, just some things that might go over their head.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on July 21, 2015, 07:11:02 AM
Saw Ant-Man yesterday.  That was fantastic.  Tons of fun.

Could I take an eight and nine year old to it? My two oldest are begging me to see it.....

Yeah, I think so. It's got some adult humor, but it's got family friendly stuff in it, and I'm sure your kids wouldn't understand some of the adult humor :P

And it's definitely fun, has good action and it's hilarious!

Agreed... there are a couple instances of "shit", and I think "badass", so if you're ok with that, then the movie will be perfect for the little GMD's.  The "adult" humour isn't the inappropriate kind, just some things that might go over their head.

Thanks fellas!!
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Post by: BlackInk on July 21, 2015, 07:22:22 AM
Just finished Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Definetely a fun movie, with moments of greatness. But it's also pretty silly at times, which is why I would say that it's the third best Mission Impossible movie so far.

So now I'm ready for Rogue Nation, excited!
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Post by: Onno on July 21, 2015, 02:56:01 PM
I watched Edge of Tomorrow the day before yesterday. Awesome blockbuster, loved the plot twist at the start.

I also watched The Imitation Game yesterday. Wow, what a great movie. Cumberbatch's acting was insanely good.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 21, 2015, 08:48:11 PM
Edge of Tomorrow is indeed great!

Just watched The Guest. What a badass movie
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Post by: gmillerdrake on July 21, 2015, 09:05:16 PM
I watched Edge of Tomorrow the day before yesterday. Awesome blockbuster, loved the plot twist at the start.

Edge of Tomorrow is indeed great!

Loved that movie. I don't think there's a Tom Cruise movie I dislike. He's always involved in something good.


I also watched The Imitation Game yesterday. Wow, what a great movie. Cumberbatch's acting was insanely good.

Indeed. Any other actor though in that part and that movie is just so so. Cumberbatch made that movie.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 22, 2015, 09:27:08 AM
I caught Man of Steel on TV tonight. It started off passable, but then devolved into every empty Hollywood explosion-fest. For the last hour it could have been Star Trek, or Transformers, or any other modern scifi movie, it really didn't matter. CG buildings and spaceships exploding and crashing every moment as if it was nothing, and every tracking shot used the same modern cliche camera with the quick zoom in. Costner's death was the most lame, pointless, avoidable turd of a nothing scene. And while I'm all for strong female characters, Lois Lane managed far too much for what she was.
Maybe a 5 or 6 out of 10.
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Post by: Bolsters on July 22, 2015, 09:32:23 AM
Can't argue with any of that.
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Post by: jingle.boy on July 22, 2015, 09:34:44 AM
Can't argue with any of that.

:iagree:

Great summation of how I feel about the movie.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 22, 2015, 10:36:05 AM
Eh, I liked it. Some things were just weird, like Costner's death, that was super bad writing. But I was fine with most of the rest.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 22, 2015, 10:42:32 AM
Eh, I liked it. Some things were just weird, like Costner's death, that was super bad writing. But I was fine with most of the rest.

There were elements I liked, like Superman growing up and dealing with who he is (I'm not enough of a purist to care if it's anything like the comic books or whatever), but I don't feel like it was all that important once it just became super-humans having a fight for the last large portion of the movie. I know origin stories have become a bit of a necessary evil with the endless reboots, but I still would have liked the movie to have more of that rather than mindless action. I'm just over it.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 22, 2015, 01:08:20 PM
Can't argue with any of that.

:iagree:

Great summation of how I feel about the movie.
:iagree:
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 22, 2015, 01:10:43 PM
Eh, I liked it. Some things were just weird, like Costner's death, that was super bad writing. But I was fine with most of the rest.

There were elements I liked, like Superman growing up and dealing with who he is (I'm not enough of a purist to care if it's anything like the comic books or whatever), but I don't feel like it was all that important once it just became super-humans having a fight for the last large portion of the movie. I know origin stories have become a bit of a necessary evil with the endless reboots, but I still would have liked the movie to have more of that rather than mindless action. I'm just over it.

The last 40 minutes was complete shit.

And yes to the quick zoom in with every tracking shot. I loved it when Cameron did it in Avatar - but since then everyone has been doing it and now i'm sick of it.

And vis-a-vis Star Trek. Into Darkness was a bit bash crash action smash. But at least the climax to the movie wasn't total annihilation for 40 minutes straight.

For fun I timed the destruction scenes of both movies. Man Of Steel is 40 minutes.

Uss Vengeance crashing into San Fran lasts precisely 30 seconds.

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Post by: kingshmegland on July 22, 2015, 01:50:39 PM
Nothing wrong with 40 minutes of destruction.  The new Mad Max is 2 ours of action and destruction.  Most are not happy with how the story was written.  It doesn't bother me.  I thought is was way better than the boring Superman Returns.  That Louis Lane is the most boring actress I've ever seen.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 22, 2015, 01:56:12 PM
I'll take a failure at being a Donner superman movie over whatever the fuck Man Of Steel was.

Cause it sure as shit wasn't Superman.
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 22, 2015, 02:19:22 PM
That wasn't a Donner movie.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 22, 2015, 02:26:04 PM
Umm...... I know ? That was my point ?
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 22, 2015, 02:27:53 PM
I was talking about a specific movie, that I thought was worse than Man Of Steel.  It wasn't Donner.  Hell, Man Of Steel is better than 3 and 4 but not 1 & 2.  Those were great.
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Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on July 22, 2015, 02:30:22 PM
I saw Man Of Steel a while back. My issue with it was that it was just insanely boring. None of the characters seemed to have any personality and I didn't give a shit about them.

Some of the effects were pretty cool.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 22, 2015, 04:37:58 PM
Man of Steel was alright, but Superman Returns is actually my favorite Superman movie. The old ones are fun and all, but they're really really dated.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 22, 2015, 04:43:16 PM
It's like they tried to get a sequel by having that kid be Superman Jr. But the sequel never happened. So that plot point just went to a dead end.
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 22, 2015, 04:56:04 PM
Don't get me wrong.  I loved Spacey but the storyline and the acting was subpar for me.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 22, 2015, 05:05:48 PM
Oh yeah Spacey was great. He's pretty much the best in everything he's in though.
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 22, 2015, 05:08:47 PM
My favorite movie of all time he's in.  L.A. Confidential.  Every actor in that movie gets 5 stars in my book.  Just a stellar storyline and acting.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 22, 2015, 05:17:47 PM
Oh yeah, I need to see that one again. I saw it once, years and years ago. Barely remember anything at all.
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 22, 2015, 05:22:29 PM
I know I defend MOF quite a bit :lol, but check out my top ten movies of all time in that thread.  I am really looking forward to see if DC can get their act together like Marvel did.  A few years from now we'll have a better idea.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 22, 2015, 05:23:21 PM
MOF ?

Man Of Feels ? :neverusethis:
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Post by: jammindude on July 22, 2015, 05:33:21 PM
Just saw Mr. Holmes with Ian McKellan recently.   I have no idea why this movie isn't getting a larger release.   Big star playing a beloved character with fantastic performances.   

The stuff that Hollywood sweeps under the rug these days just baffles the mind. 
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 22, 2015, 05:46:59 PM
MOF ?

Man Of Feels ? :neverusethis:

Lol. Oops!
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Post by: jingle.boy on July 22, 2015, 07:49:28 PM
My favorite movie of all time he's in.  L.A. Confidential.  Every actor in that movie gets 5 stars in my book.  Just a stellar storyline and acting.

I need to see that one too.  But checking my Top 10 movies, The Usual Suspects comes in at #2.  That is Spacey at his best, imo.
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 22, 2015, 08:03:51 PM
Top 10 for me as well
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 23, 2015, 07:05:18 AM
There has never been a good Superman film.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 23, 2015, 07:35:20 AM
There has never been a good Superman film.

Actual ROFL   :rollin :rollin :rollin
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 23, 2015, 07:44:54 AM
Still.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on July 23, 2015, 07:56:01 AM
Just saw Mr. Holmes with Ian McKellan recently.   I have no idea why this movie isn't getting a larger release.   Big star playing a beloved character with fantastic performances.   

The stuff that Hollywood sweeps under the rug these days just baffles the mind.

That does look good.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 23, 2015, 08:08:27 AM
Still.


??? Oh wait. You were serious ?















 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 23, 2015, 10:16:05 AM
Going to see Southpaw tonight..

and it was excellent! Gyllenhaal is just a phenomenal actor.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 24, 2015, 06:39:01 AM
Still.


??? Oh wait. You were serious ?
Of course I was serious.

The Donner films were silly, and poor adaptations of the source material, featuring a Lex Luthor not to be taken seriously, relying on bumbling sidekicks.

Superman III & IV are among the worst films ever made.

Superman Returns is a poor effort as well, relying overmuch on the silly Donner mythology (but adding Superman Jr) instead of taking the opportunity to forge a new beginning.

Man of Steel was, well, what it was.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 24, 2015, 06:43:30 AM
Aside from Man of Steel, I haven't seen any other full Superman movie. Based on what little I've seen, I'm ok with this.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 24, 2015, 07:00:11 AM
Just finished Skyfall. Excellent Bond movie, although I can't decide which one's my favorite, Skyfall or Casino Royal. Both are awesome.
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 24, 2015, 08:00:11 AM
Just finished Skyfall. Excellent Bond movie, although I can't decide which one's my favorite, Skyfall or Casino Royal. Both are awesome.

I agree.  The second trailer is out for Spectre and it looks great.
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Post by: jingle.boy on July 24, 2015, 08:20:44 AM
Just finished Skyfall. Excellent Bond movie, although I can't decide which one's my favorite, Skyfall or Casino Royal. Both are awesome.

I agree.  The second trailer is out for Spectre and it looks great.

Saw that yesterday too... and it's got me even more excited for it.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 24, 2015, 08:28:16 AM
I haven't seen the new trailer, and I'm considering trying to avoid it this time. I'm already excited after Skyfall, so I don't need any convincing to go and see this one.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 24, 2015, 08:35:35 AM
I saw the first teaser a few months back, but I won't see the new trailer. I want to see Spectre with a completely unknowing and open mind.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 24, 2015, 08:40:06 AM
I saw the first teaser a few months back, but I won't see the new trailer. I want to see Spectre with a completely unknowing and open mind.

I saw the teaser too, although it didn't give away much at all, and I've forgotten it anyway. :lol I remember I liked what I saw though.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 24, 2015, 08:50:35 AM
Just finished Skyfall. Excellent Bond movie, although I can't decide which one's my favorite, Skyfall or Casino Royal. Both are awesome.
Casino Royale for me 100%.

Not that Skyfall didn't feel like a Bond movie.  It was "trying" to be. I just thought that Casino Royale was a lot better in the script, pacing and direction.

It's kind of hard to explain - but Casino Royale felt like a true classic James Bond film whilst Skyfall, whilst also great felt like it was an homage to a classic Bond movie.
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Post by: faizoff on July 24, 2015, 08:55:15 AM
I've given up watching trailers since they almost always give away important plot points. For me Skyfall is the favorite even though Casino Royale is almost right there.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 24, 2015, 09:05:23 AM
I've given up watching trailers since they almost always give away important plot points. For me Skyfall is the favorite even though Casino Royale is almost right there.

The trailer for Terminator Genisys was a major offender there. I wonder if some of the major movie revelations would have been kept a surprise in this day and age.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 24, 2015, 09:33:18 AM
I've given up watching trailers since they almost always give away important plot points.

Same here, I don't watch trailers at all anymore. Even if they don't give away important twists they still show parts from the movie. I don't want to see parts of the movie until I can see all of it. I don't want to see some cool scenery, a character design, jokes and lines of dialogue, or anything else, because then it won't surprise me when I see the movie.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 24, 2015, 09:34:52 AM
If Sixth Sense was released today :

" ...I see Dead People...."


"...Walking around like regular people...."


"...they don't even know they're dead...."



"...like you...You're dead...."
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Post by: bout to crash on July 25, 2015, 12:56:28 AM
 :lol, seriously.
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Post by: Phoenix87x on July 25, 2015, 05:00:55 AM
(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/kokomotribune.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/dd/9ddc149e-d3d7-11e4-9db3-4786bd6d315f/551437e9848a1.image.jpg?resize=300%2C445)

It follows just came out on dvd, so I did a re-watch. Still just as decent.
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Post by: Accelerando on July 25, 2015, 05:44:16 AM
Went to see Southpaw tonight. It's essentially Rocky III-VI all in one movie. Still entertaining, especially if you like boxing movies. Gyllenhaal gives a heck of a performance. I still say he should have been nominated for Nightcrawler
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 25, 2015, 06:17:13 AM
We watched a small independent film last night called Cas & Dylan.  It starred Richard Dreyfuss and Tatian Maslany (of Orphan Black fame), and was directed by Jason Priestly (his feature film directing debut).

It was just released earlier this year, but was actually filmed back in 2012 (before Orphan Black).  It's a nice little character drama/comedy. 

Dreyfuss has clearly slipped a little from his heyday, but Maslany's performance is fantastic and whimsical.  We enjoyed it a lot.
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Post by: KevShmev on July 25, 2015, 06:25:21 AM
Clips for the new Vacation movie look positively awful. 

Not sure why, but as much as I loved his portrayal of Andy in The Office, Ed Helms just annoys me on the big screen.
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Post by: Zantera on July 25, 2015, 06:31:26 AM
Ed Helms is one of the least funny "comedians" for me. He seems to try so hard to be funny and ends up being the opposite.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 25, 2015, 06:31:59 AM
It follows just came out on dvd, so I did a re-watch. Still just as decent.

I haven't even seen this movie, but I still had a nightmare once about the concept after watching a review that explained it. Or at least one of those "adult" nightmares, where it's less straight up horrifying, and more just super uncomfortable and eerie.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 25, 2015, 06:52:29 AM
Clips for the new Vacation movie look positively awful. 
Yeah, no shit.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 25, 2015, 03:47:40 PM
Saw The Empire Strikes Back earlier. Sooo many iconic moments.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 26, 2015, 02:11:48 AM
I only realized yesterday Sharknado 3 had aired, so I just watched that. Overall I preferred the first two, but I lost it at the last 5-10 minutes. The Hoff as an astronaut, sharks in space, lightsaber chainsaw, surviving re-entry and impact by being inside a shark, successfully giving birth inside said shark during re-entry and chainsawing your way out of the shark to pass the baby through.
I can't breathe.
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Post by: Bolsters on July 26, 2015, 02:32:43 AM
Chainsawing her way out of the shark with her prosthetic chainsaw hand you mean. I just watched it too. :lol
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Post by: BlobVanDam on July 26, 2015, 02:37:37 AM
Chainsawing her way out of the shark with her prosthetic chainsaw hand you mean. I just watched it too. :lol

Yes. :lol
The logistics are just mind-boggling. Even ignoring surviving re-entry or being able to breathe (or hanging out inside a shark), she still somehow managed to get out of her space suit and give birth while in free flight, switch to chainsaw hand, cut the umbilical cord, put her pants back on, cut through the shark, and pass the baby through in perfect health, then step out. :rollin
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 26, 2015, 04:30:30 AM
Jesus.  :lol

We saw Kingsmen last night. What a fun action film.  But Samuel L, what the he'll with the lisp?! :lol
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Post by: jingle.boy on July 26, 2015, 05:23:04 AM
Pixels, and Penguins of Madagascar yesterday.  Both were very fun.
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 26, 2015, 05:49:27 AM
Is Pixels worth seeing in the theater Chad?
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Post by: jingle.boy on July 26, 2015, 05:55:59 AM
Nah.  We only went because jingle.son was an extra.  He was briefly visible in the two scenes he was in.  I missed it though - he and mrs.jingle caught him.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 26, 2015, 08:46:25 AM
Jesus.  :lol

We saw Kingsmen last night. What a fun action film.  But Samuel L, what the he'll with the lisp?! :lol

I think it's because they originally wanted Tyson for the role.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on July 26, 2015, 08:47:04 AM
Ed Helms is one of the least funny "comedians" for me. He seems to try so hard to be funny and ends up being the opposite.

i also hate comic actors who aren't funny so they just SCREAM AND SHOUT EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 26, 2015, 10:00:22 AM
Ed Helms is one of the least funny "comedians" for me. He seems to try so hard to be funny and ends up being the opposite.

i also hate comic actors who aren't funny so they just SCREAM AND SHOUT EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME.

like Will Ferrell?
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 26, 2015, 11:15:52 AM
Yes he is one of them.

Nothing i'm saying is funny SO IF I SHOUT THAT MAKES EVERYTHING FUNNY. ARE YOU LAUGHING YET ?
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Post by: Rattlehead on July 26, 2015, 12:06:51 PM
*snip*

It follows just came out on dvd, so I did a re-watch. Still just as decent.

Saw this in theaters back in April and thoroughly enjoyed it; I might have to re-watch this soon myself. Loved the soundtrack.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 26, 2015, 12:36:44 PM
Yes he is one of them.

Nothing i'm saying is funny SO IF I SHOUT THAT MAKES EVERYTHING FUNNY. ARE YOU LAUGHING YET ?

What bugs me is my group of friends think that Will Ferrell is the funniest man alive, I just don't get it.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 26, 2015, 01:11:25 PM
I don't get Steve Martin.

He is extremely rarely in a funny comedy. The last one being " Bowfinger ". **

When he is - it's not funny because of Steve Martin. he's just reading / acting what's in the script.







** Which admittedly - he did write but it's a very rare case.
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Post by: KevShmev on July 26, 2015, 01:15:54 PM
I don't get Steve Martin.

He is extremely rarely in a funny comedy. The last one being " Bowfinger ". **

When he is - it's not funny because of Steve Martin. he's just reading / acting what's in the script.







** Which admittedly - he did write but it's a very rare case.

(http://media.giphy.com/media/12ZDIx1Mw1cXVm/giphy.gif)

Sounds like you need to watch Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 26, 2015, 01:18:06 PM
He hasn't had a good film *since* Bowfinger but many good ones beforehand  - like Man With Two Brains and LA Story.

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Post by: orcus116 on July 26, 2015, 01:51:26 PM
Yes he is one of them.

Nothing i'm saying is funny SO IF I SHOUT THAT MAKES EVERYTHING FUNNY. ARE YOU LAUGHING YET ?

Jim Carrey is the worst. I've never liked any of his comedy movies that rely on him acting wacky in a way that is meant to entertain a toddler. Chris Farley is another one.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 26, 2015, 02:01:14 PM
Jim Carrey can at least do serious acting though.

He's great in The Truman Show & Man On The Moon.
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Post by: orcus116 on July 26, 2015, 02:03:31 PM
Agreed but his comedic acting is atrocious.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 26, 2015, 02:07:24 PM
It can be over the top in extremis but it's ok in small doses.
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Post by: kaos2900 on July 27, 2015, 07:55:11 AM
Finally got around to watching Interstellar! Freaking amazing! Instant top 10 film. Christopher Nolan is far and away my favorite director. The Prestige, Inception, and now Interstellar! The Dark Knight Trilogy was great but those three movies really showcase his brilliance.

Also watched The Illusionist which was way better than I thought it was going to be. Where the hell is Edward Nortan?
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Post by: Outcrier on July 27, 2015, 08:54:58 AM
Finally got around to watching Interstellar! Freaking amazing! Instant top 10 film. Christopher Nolan is far and away my favorite director.

And you don't even mention his best movie (Memento)?
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Post by: BlackInk on July 27, 2015, 09:08:25 AM
I don't like that typical american SCREAMING ALL THE TIME comedy, but I do like Jim Carrey. Probably because I've grown up watching all his stuff. Bruce Almighty is probably one of my favorite comedies, at least top 10 (but then again, I don't watch much comedy).
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 27, 2015, 11:20:31 AM
I don't like that typical american SCREAMING ALL THE TIME comedy, but I do like Jim Carrey. Probably because I've grown up watching all his stuff.

This. I love the Ace Ventura movies and my favorite comedy of his is Me, Myself, and Irene.

His best movies though are The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Finally got around to watching Interstellar! Freaking amazing! Instant top 10 film. Christopher Nolan is far and away my favorite director.

And you don't even mention his best movie (Memento)?

I wish I enjoyed Interstellar that much. I find it really overrated and too ambitious, but hey, what do I know?

If I had to rank Nolan's movies, I'd go:

The Prestige
Memento
The Dark Knight
Batman Begins
Insomnia
Inception
Interstellar
The Dark Knight Rises

I do think Interstellar is a very good movie, I just felt it dragged a little bit.. and *spoilers below*

I think it should have ended right after the book case scene in the black hole. I think him getting out of it and going back to see his daughter as an older woman, then going to find Anne Hathaway was a bit overkill. Maybe I'm just too morbid.  :lol
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Post by: Zantera on July 27, 2015, 11:24:29 AM
I don't see how Interstellar is overrated when it received very mixed reviews. Personally I enjoyed it a lot, but Nolan's holy trinity for me remains Memento, The Prestige & Inception.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 27, 2015, 11:37:28 AM
Well let me elaborate, I guess I find it overrated because the group of friends I hang around praise it to no end. So anytime we talk about movies, I usually hear it get brought up when we talk about the best movies of all time.
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Post by: BlackInk on July 27, 2015, 11:39:51 AM
I absolutely loved it, and was surprised when I heard that it got mixed reviews. Probably in my top 10.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 27, 2015, 11:41:17 AM
It's definitely worth getting, I'll give it another watch down the road and see if my opinion changes. :tup
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Post by: kaos2900 on July 27, 2015, 02:18:36 PM
I didn't love Memento, however I think I had the twist spoiled for me before I saw it. How is insomnia? I remember watching it when I was younger and don't remember much of it. Worth owning?
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Post by: BlackInk on July 27, 2015, 03:20:37 PM
I've never even seen Insomnia. I really should though, since I pretty much love (almost) all of Nolan's stuff.
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 27, 2015, 03:32:31 PM
I've not seen it either.



Hey All. Just got back from Ant-Man. Really enjoyed it. It's a fun movie. Mike Stoklasa from Half In The Bag said it was like a Rocketeer or a sci fi adventure film from the early 90s.

I agree with that. It was pretty fun. Without being bogged down in existential ennui or hero complex or any of that shit.

Plus it's really funny.
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 27, 2015, 03:35:28 PM
I've never even seen Insomnia. I really should though, since I pretty much love (almost) all of Nolan's stuff.

I'd say it's his weakest movie but that's not saying much when you dive it a B+.  All his movies are outstanding.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 27, 2015, 05:33:49 PM
I'm a big fan of Insomnia but most people consider it his weakest or one of them.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 28, 2015, 09:58:14 AM
I watched Wet Hot American Summer last night.

lol
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 28, 2015, 11:35:11 AM
I watched Wet Hot American Summer last night.

lol

Wait is that a porno? Or one of those American Pie spinoffs?




I watched Birdman last night. I can definitely see why it won best picture last year. Really well made, I loved how it was filmed. Michael Keaton did outstanding, very fun movie!
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 28, 2015, 12:08:06 PM
I watched Wet Hot American Summer last night.

lol

Wait is that a porno? Or one of those American Pie spinoffs?
Neither.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_Hot_American_Summer
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 28, 2015, 01:36:50 PM
How was it?
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 28, 2015, 02:44:27 PM
How was it?
It was very entertaining, in a weird way.

It was clearly done on a low budget, and with a bunch of (at the time) relatively unknown, though very talented, comedic actors.  I mean, the cast is a who's who.

The storyline was completely ridiculous, yet also grounded in a weird way; set on the last day of a summer camp, there were plenty of things that happened that resonated with my own camp counselor background. 

I would encourage anyone who likes silly comedies, teen comedies, or just fans of the actors involved to watch it.

Even more ridiculous - they all reunited for a Netflix prequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_Hot_American_Summer:_First_Day_of_Camp), which will also add even more stars.  They are all 14 years older in real life, but still portraying those same characters from that same summer.  Should be a riot.

It debuts on Netflix July 31.
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Post by: Onno on July 28, 2015, 04:19:28 PM
I just saw Birdman. Wow. Don't really know what to think or say about it apart from it being quality film, quite absurd but really interesting.
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Post by: CrimsonSunrise on July 28, 2015, 05:30:35 PM
Kingsman.... LOVED the church scene!!!!!  :metal
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Post by: Sacul on July 29, 2015, 09:54:58 PM
Watched Psycho the other day. I have seen better movies  :lol
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Post by: bout to crash on July 29, 2015, 10:48:47 PM
Waking Ned Devine. Adorable and hilarious. Totally up my alley with old people and death and such.
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Post by: Scorpion on July 29, 2015, 11:53:00 PM
Kingsman.... LOVED the church scene!!!!!  :metal

Yeah, that was quite intense.

Kingsman as a whole was a super awesome movie. I dug it.
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Post by: Laughingplace56 on July 30, 2015, 01:17:15 AM
I've seen about 15 movies in theaters this year so far, but the most recent ones were Minions, Ant-Man and Trainwreck.

I love Despicable Me 1 and 2, and love the Minions as a character, but they can't stand by themselves as the lead in a movie. Wasn't all that good a movie.

Ant-Man was great breath of fresh in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the super heavy Age of Ultron, this was more of a light hearted,fun superhero movie. Enjoyed it way more than I was expecting. And that after credits scene  :omg:

Trainwreck was actually a lot funnier than I anticipated. Amy Shumer's kinda hit or miss with me, but this was a great take on a romantic comedy. Who knew LeBron James could act  :lol
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Post by: Dream Team on July 30, 2015, 06:31:46 AM
An old Audrey Hepburn comedy, Paris When it Sizzles. Man she was something.
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Post by: sneakyblueberry on July 30, 2015, 07:05:38 PM
Watched Psycho the other day. I have seen better movies  :lol

[formulateargument]Pioneering, influence etc.[/formulateargument]

I watch Mad Max Fury Road and it was fucking excellent.
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Post by: KevShmev on July 30, 2015, 07:29:43 PM
Waking Ned Devine. Adorable and hilarious. Totally up my alley with old people and death and such.

YES!  Still one of the most satisfying film endings ever. :hefdaddy :hefdaddy
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Post by: The Trooper on July 30, 2015, 08:12:41 PM
Went old school today on my day off. CaddyShack, Stripes, and Monty python and the Holy Grail. They never get old. and for a change of heart Jaws. Fav movie ever.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on July 30, 2015, 09:18:29 PM
Yeah I just watched The Bourne Ultimatum for the first time in a while. Definitely my favorite of the trilogy and one of the best action movies I've ever seen. Period.
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Post by: Sacul on July 30, 2015, 10:53:07 PM
[formulateargument]Pioneering, influence etc.[/formulateargument]
I couldn't give more fucks about those things :lol . Yeah, it was very well directed, I'll give you that, but some parts were so overacted I didn't know whether to laugh or cringe. It wasn't bad, but I felt quite meh about it.
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Post by: bout to crash on July 30, 2015, 11:18:20 PM
Waking Ned Devine. Adorable and hilarious. Totally up my alley with old people and death and such.

YES!  Still one of the most satisfying film endings ever. :hefdaddy :hefdaddy

Yeah, it was great!

Just watched Danny Deckchair, which I had never heard of until my massage therapist recommended it. Silly and fun!
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Post by: Kotowboy on July 31, 2015, 01:47:55 AM
Watched Psycho the other day. I have seen better movies  :lol

I've not seen it. But one of my biggest peeves is when you watch a film that's meant to be an absolute "classic" and you don't like it - nobody will accept that you don't like it.

Same with supposedly classic musicians. Some guitarists on my music degree got pretty upset if I said I didn't like Hendrix or Vai or Satch or SRV :lol

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Post by: Zantera on August 01, 2015, 02:15:56 AM
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

It was great. :)
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Post by: Accelerando on August 01, 2015, 03:01:58 AM
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

It was great. :)

Agreed. These movies keep getting better and better
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 01, 2015, 06:08:12 AM
I will try to catch that this weekend.
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Post by: Sacul on August 01, 2015, 09:43:08 AM
Watched Psycho the other day. I have seen better movies  :lol

I've not seen it. But one of my biggest peeves is when you watch a film that's meant to be an absolute "classic" and you don't like it - nobody will accept that you don't like it.

Same with supposedly classic musicians. Some guitarists on my music degree got pretty upset if I said I didn't like Hendrix or Vai or Satch or SRV :lol
I know that feel bro. Like people don't believe me when I say The Godfather is just a good movie, nothing too special, or when I don't like much of Led Zeppelin. Crazy things.
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 01, 2015, 10:43:31 AM
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

It was great. :)


I dont know how Mission 6 will be able to top the set piece of hanging to a plane as it takes off.
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Post by: BlackInk on August 01, 2015, 11:57:42 AM
Really excited for Rogue Nation. At first I though I'd see it today with my cousin, but he had a wedding to attend, so now I don't know. Hopefully I won't have to wait too long.
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Post by: Train of Naught on August 01, 2015, 01:48:21 PM
Unfriended, some boring horror movie about a dead friend who sends a skype message to a group of friends one year after she died, yadda yadda. 3/10 would not recommend
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Post by: BlackInk on August 01, 2015, 03:34:39 PM
I've actually heard good things about that one.
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Post by: bout to crash on August 02, 2015, 12:44:24 PM
Undertaking Betty. What an adorable movie, despite its faults. Christopher Walken was also in it and hilarious/ridiculous.
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Post by: Genowyn on August 02, 2015, 06:13:19 PM
Paper Towns. I liked the book, the movie was not as good but movies are never as good as the books.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 02, 2015, 06:59:32 PM
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Haven't seen it yet and wanted to watch it before I go and see the 5th one next weekend. What an awesome movie! Now it's time to go back and watch the first 3 again, as I don't remember a whole lot from them.
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 02, 2015, 09:00:35 PM
jingle.son and I watched MI 1 and 3 today; Ghost Protocol tomorrow, then hitting the theater tomorrow night for Rogue Nation.

Damn 1 and 3 are good flicks.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 02, 2015, 09:05:11 PM
My sister says 2 is her favorite, and that seems to be a very unpopular choice.
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 02, 2015, 09:06:00 PM
My sister says 2 is her favorite, and that seems to be a very unpopular choice.

Two is awful.  Simply awful.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on August 02, 2015, 11:13:42 PM
I've never seen any of them until recently, but I caught most of 3 and Ghost Protocol on TV this week (they're obviously replaying them all because of Rogue Nation), and enjoyed them.
3 had a pretty stupid story, which I expected from the start thanks to who was writing, but it had cool action sequences (don't get me started on the whole mask thing though).
Ghost Protocol I enjoyed more. More insane action, and the story was overall better.

I generally avoid anything with Tom Cruise, but not a bad franchise from what I've seen. I wouldn't go and watch it at the cinema, but I do want to catch up on the rest at some point.
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 03, 2015, 04:59:37 AM
The mask thing was pretty cool, and done well, in MI 1.  You could tell the masks that Ethan wore, it was still Ethan.  Then in 2, John Woo took it to a whole other level, and it got ridiculous.  I'm passed being annoyed by it... it's kind of one of the hall-marks of the franchise now.  Love how the story in 4 was gonna use it, but then they abandoned it - it's like they said "this is ridiculous, so we're not gonna do it".

3 had a couple of holes and a certain incompleteness to the storyline, but I think you're hate for Orci/Kurtzman/Abrams is clouding your judgment.  It's nearly as good as 1.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on August 03, 2015, 05:53:44 AM
It's not clouding my judgement, I think I just gave the wrong impression by my post. I enjoyed the movie plenty overall, but the story wasn't very solid, and had a lot of the hallmarks of the people involved. It's not unexpected for a recent action movie though, just thought I'd point it out as a comparison to Ghost Protocol, which I enjoyed a little more (not that I'm arguing that Ghost Protocol was perfect, as they didn't even seem to know how magnets work). I enjoyed them both for what they are.

I do enjoy the silliness of the masks, but I like that they had to work around it in Ghost Protocol. The entire time I was watching that scene in 3, I could only laugh at the idea that they managed to take some photos in those circumstances with a moving subject with minimal angles and perspective parallax, do some perfect photogrammetry instantly with no major post-cleanup, use a portable CNC lathe that somehow worked on latex including the interior (or maybe the latex was a secondary process which would have raised even more problems), then some machine could spray paint it perfectly at speed, then they apply perfect hair that quickly and seamlessly, then put the mask on without any need for makeup (or even adhesive?) to blend it into the existing skin. Ridiculous in 2015, let alone back then.
Do they think the audience knows nothing about photogrammetry, subtractive prototyping, and makeup effects?! :blob:
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 03, 2015, 06:23:48 AM
But it's the US Government... they do preposterous things all the time!
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Post by: BlobVanDam on August 03, 2015, 06:27:35 AM
You're right! I'm sold.
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Post by: kingshmegland on August 03, 2015, 06:55:39 AM
 :lol

I got motion sickness just watching that skyscraper scene.  I'm a wimp.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on August 03, 2015, 07:05:55 AM
Old Hammer flick: Countess Dracula (1971) Loads of costumes, horrible make-up, fake blood peasants with pitchforks..and just a little nudity. Great.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 03, 2015, 07:34:24 AM
Yesterday afternoon, I watched Hurrican of Fun, a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Wet Hot American Summer.  It was crazy.  I didn't realize it was the first film appearance for so many of those actors.  Lots of fun.

Last night we watched Gone Girl.  That was fucked up.
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 03, 2015, 08:10:39 AM
Last night we watched Gone Girl.  That was fucked up.

Good movie, until the last 15 minutes.  I can appreciate it was a very untraditional ending, but I think it sucked the life right out of the rest of the movie.  Like there wouldn't be a more thorough investigation into her.  'Oh, she's back, and she's alive... sure, just trust everything she says.  We're good'.

Sheesh
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Post by: bout to crash on August 03, 2015, 08:26:00 AM
Just watched Fritz Lang's M. Good stuff.
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Post by: BlackInk on August 03, 2015, 09:01:10 AM
Gone Girl was great. I had no problem with the ending.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 03, 2015, 09:28:14 AM
Gone Girl is one of my favorite movies. Maybe in my top 10 right now. But I have 3 friends that say it's the worst movie they have ever seen. I really don't understand why.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 03, 2015, 10:37:27 AM
Gone Girl is one of my favorite movies. Maybe in my top 10 right now. But I have 3 friends that say it's the worst movie they have ever seen. I really don't understand why.
I like it a lot, but Top 10?
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Post by: kingshmegland on August 03, 2015, 10:42:12 AM
Saw Birdman. One hell of a movie.  Really enjoyed the story line, the actors, the touch of fantasy, and the almost split personality of his famous persona.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 03, 2015, 10:45:07 AM
Still need to catch that.  It's on HBO now, so I'll catch it soon.
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Post by: kingshmegland on August 03, 2015, 10:59:23 AM
Still need to catch that.  It's on HBO now, so I'll catch it soon.

Yeah, that's where I saw it.  I also need to see Whiplash.  I'm behind on a few films I want to see.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 03, 2015, 11:48:45 AM
I stay behind.  It would be physically impossible for me to watch all the films and TV that I want to watch.
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Post by: BlackInk on August 03, 2015, 12:11:15 PM
Whiplash is amazing. My #1 of 2014 and will probably end up in my top 10 of all time. Probably mostly becuase I'm a (former, I guess) drummer, and still a musician, so I could at least sort of relate.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 03, 2015, 12:17:21 PM
I'm a drummer and I still haven't seen it. It's actually here for me to watch. I need to go ahead and do that.
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 03, 2015, 06:21:37 PM
I liked Ant Man but didn't like the call back to the "going between the molecules" speech from earlier in the film.

As soon as he realised that YellowJacket's suit was titanium - the audience should have immediately realised what was coming.

I really don't like it in films where they repeat an entire speech from less than two hours prior - As It's Playing Out.
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Post by: erwinrafael on August 03, 2015, 10:22:18 PM
Rouge Nation is fun. I like Ghost Protocol better because of some dramatic tension. Rogue Nation is just pure gun that they are literally acknowledging the ridiculousness of it all. My wife and I was laughing all throughout.
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Post by: BlackInk on August 04, 2015, 12:27:46 AM
I liked Ant Man but didn't like the call back to the "going between the molecules" speech from earlier in the film.

As soon as he realised that YellowJacket's suit was titanium - the audience should have immediately realised what was coming.

Additionally, it makes no sense and is a violation of rules the movie made an effort to explain, twice.
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 04, 2015, 03:21:51 AM
I really liked the actual sequence with him shrinking down past molecular size but it didn't go on long enough and was solved lickety split.
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Post by: BlackInk on August 04, 2015, 03:49:26 AM
I actually liked it too. Ironically, it's my favorite scene in the movie.
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Post by: Chino on August 04, 2015, 06:49:25 AM
I watched A Million Ways to Die in the West last night. It started great and then became relatively boring toward the end. I was hoping for way more deaths.
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Post by: kaos2900 on August 04, 2015, 06:57:05 AM
Went to Inside Out last night. Brilliant movie and a top 3 for Pixar at least. Having an almost 3 year old daughter I almost cried 5 or 6 times. Haven't had a movie move me like that in a long while.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on August 04, 2015, 07:29:27 AM
I was hoping for way more deaths.

Lemme get mah shotgun!  :xbones
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Post by: Tiko on August 04, 2015, 08:12:59 AM
Whiplash is amazing. My #1 of 2014 and will probably end up in my top 10 of all time. Probably mostly becuase I'm a (former, I guess) drummer, and still a musician, so I could at least sort of relate.

Whiplash is a great movie, but as a musician it really pulls me out of the movie that most of the time what we hear and what we see don't match at all.

- Tiko
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 04, 2015, 09:23:27 AM
Yeah it's really funny sometimes seeing someone who is meant to be playing guitar who clearly isn't.
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Post by: BlackInk on August 04, 2015, 10:05:55 AM
I actually didn't even notice that because I was so invested in what was going on story-wise. And I've only seen it once so I haven't had a chance to notice it for myself, but I've heard that complaint from a few people now.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 04, 2015, 02:38:59 PM
Haven't seen it yet, but I try not to let things like that bother me, considering it's just a movie.
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Post by: bout to crash on August 04, 2015, 04:09:22 PM
Went to Inside Out last night. Brilliant movie and a top 3 for Pixar at least. Having an almost 3 year old daughter I almost cried 5 or 6 times. Haven't had a movie move me like that in a long while.

I teared up a few times. Bing Bong was really what got me.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 04, 2015, 05:58:54 PM
Went to Inside Out last night. Brilliant movie and a top 3 for Pixar at least. Having an almost 3 year old daughter I almost cried 5 or 6 times. Haven't had a movie move me like that in a long while.

I teared up a few times. Bing Bong was really what got me.

Yup.
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 06, 2015, 06:42:18 AM
I may see it at some point. No desire to fork out the money to see it on the big screen though.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on August 06, 2015, 07:41:30 AM
Mad Max Fury Road. Loved it. Really exceeded my expectations.
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Post by: Zantera on August 06, 2015, 08:13:04 AM
I'm not seeing it until tomorrow, but hearing Chris Stuckmann compare the new Fantastic Four to Batman and Robin doesn't exactly make me hyped for tomorrow.. but tickets are already bought so. I guess best case, I go in expecting so little that even if it's mediocre, it's still better than expected.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 06, 2015, 08:25:02 AM
When it was announced, I expected Fantastic Four to be awful.

Everything I've read about the production along the way has further led me to believe it will be awful.

The reviews I've read have been overwhelmingly bad.

Hopefully it really tanks, so Fox will give up on the FF and rights can revert to Marvel Studios.
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Post by: Zantera on August 06, 2015, 08:43:22 AM
It has a good director, a great writer and an even better cast, so it just feels weird that the result is such a disappointment. I'm not sure I would want the rights to go back to Marvel though. Fox has proven that they can do amazing superhero movies, but following X-Men: Days of Future Past up with this is not great.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 06, 2015, 09:51:00 AM
It has a good director, a great writer and an even better cast, so it just feels weird that the result is such a disappointment.
It doesn't have a good studio.  Fox doesn't know how to make a good FF film.  They've shown this in the past, and they show it now.

I'm not a fan of their treatment of the X-Men franchise either, but a ton of other people are, so there's that.

They seem to fundamentally distrust the source material, and continually seek out ways to deviate from it.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 06, 2015, 10:08:52 AM
Also, the film currently has an 11% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Not good.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 06, 2015, 10:10:14 AM
I'll still see it, but the last 2 F4 movies left a horrible taste in my mouth.
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 06, 2015, 10:18:33 AM
It's fair to say that Chris Evans has gone on to much better things since the first Fantastic Four movies  :biggrin:

He was awesome in Scott Pilgrim VS The World :)
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 06, 2015, 10:21:18 AM
I did enjoy Scott Pilgrim very much.
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 06, 2015, 10:26:42 AM
You did or didn't ? :)

I loved it personally. It was a flop but it was just great. The final scene in the club was a bit meh but it was great up til then. I love everything Edgar directs.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 06, 2015, 10:30:44 AM
Yeah I liked it. It's been some years since I've seeing i but I remember a lot of funny moments.
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Post by: Zantera on August 06, 2015, 10:50:19 AM
It has a good director, a great writer and an even better cast, so it just feels weird that the result is such a disappointment.
It doesn't have a good studio.  Fox doesn't know how to make a good FF film.  They've shown this in the past, and they show it now.

I'm not a fan of their treatment of the X-Men franchise either, but a ton of other people are, so there's that.

They seem to fundamentally distrust the source material, and continually seek out ways to deviate from it.

I haven't gotten into the criticism for this one much yet, but the first two (with Jessica Alba/Chris Evans etc) felt like they were following the source material a bit too closely. A line like "its clobbering time" might work in a 60s cartoon, but in a real superhero movie? God no. Apparently the new movie has lines like that as well, it's just really corny.

Marvel would probably have made a good FF movie. While I have enjoyed pretty much all of the Marvel movies, surprisingly I would probably only put two of them in my top5 superhero films (Avengers and Ant-Man) and I think other studios have bigger homeruns, but also more misses. As amazing as the Raimi Spider-Man movies were, equally awful the Webb movies were. As amazing as X-Men: DoFP and X2 were, equally as awful X-Men 3 was. Marvel definitely has the consistency, though lately I've been getting a bit tired of their schtick. I don't think a Marvel FF film would have been at 11% RT score though.
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Post by: BlackInk on August 06, 2015, 12:09:30 PM
Just saw Insurgent, and I am thoroughly confused. I get the story just fine, but it is rare for there to be a mix of good and bad on this level in the same movie. I'm unsure what to think. Some things were great, some really good scenes and set-ups and pay-offs, but there was also so much that didn't make any sense and quite a few cliches. Good but unevenly written would be my summary I guess.
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Post by: mikeyd23 on August 06, 2015, 12:11:40 PM
My wife and I just watched "The Loft". It was pretty cool, nice little twist that I didn't see coming.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 06, 2015, 02:20:04 PM
It has a good director, a great writer and an even better cast, so it just feels weird that the result is such a disappointment.
It doesn't have a good studio.  Fox doesn't know how to make a good FF film.  They've shown this in the past, and they show it now.

I'm not a fan of their treatment of the X-Men franchise either, but a ton of other people are, so there's that.

They seem to fundamentally distrust the source material, and continually seek out ways to deviate from it.

I haven't gotten into the criticism for this one much yet, but the first two (with Jessica Alba/Chris Evans etc) felt like they were following the source material a bit too closely. A line like "its clobbering time" might work in a 60s cartoon, but in a real superhero movie? God no. Apparently the new movie has lines like that as well, it's just really corny.

Marvel would probably have made a good FF movie. While I have enjoyed pretty much all of the Marvel movies, surprisingly I would probably only put two of them in my top5 superhero films (Avengers and Ant-Man) and I think other studios have bigger homeruns, but also more misses. As amazing as the Raimi Spider-Man movies were, equally awful the Webb movies were. As amazing as X-Men: DoFP and X2 were, equally as awful X-Men 3 was. Marvel definitely has the consistency, though lately I've been getting a bit tired of their schtick. I don't think a Marvel FF film would have been at 11% RT score though.
Yeah, I see most of that.
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Post by: Orbert on August 06, 2015, 02:42:53 PM
Big Hero 6

Fun movie.  My kids loved it, and recommended it, so my wife and I finally watched it when it came on cable.  And when I say "my kids" you have to remember that he's 23 and she's 17 now, so they're past "kiddie movies" but have a good feel for just plain good entertainment.

The story itself had some issues, but the characters were interesting, and the premise, while not the most original, had a few pretty unique twists to it.  Apparently there's a Marvel comics source for all of this, and the movie was a patchwork of concepts and characters from the comics and a spin-off mini-series of some kind, so this is one of those movie that fans of the source material tend not to like, but the general public is fine with.

My biggest complaint is that there were just a few too many clichés.  Many of the characters weren't characters so much as caricatures, and that got to be annoying.  Some of the "plot twists" were pretty much expected and thus weren't twists at all.  That kind of thing.  But whatever, it was entertaining.
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 06, 2015, 02:54:51 PM
 :heart Big Hero 6
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Post by: faizoff on August 06, 2015, 08:19:59 PM
Get Hard - Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. 5/10 some good moments but mostly blah.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 07, 2015, 07:18:31 AM
Apparently there's a Marvel comics source for all of this, and the movie was a patchwork of concepts and characters from the comics and a spin-off mini-series of some kind, so this is one of those movie that fans of the source material tend not to like, but the general public is fine with.
I'm not sure that there are very many, if any, fans of the source material.  This was a very obscure and short-lived comic.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on August 07, 2015, 10:01:06 AM
I'd never heard of it, but that's not really a good indicator of... anything, really.  But after seeing a movie, I pretty much always check the IMDb boards and see what people are saying about it, and some were annoyed at all the changes.  Of course.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 07, 2015, 10:34:13 AM
I'd never heard of it, but that's not really a good indicator of... anything, really.  But after seeing a movie, I pretty much always check the IMDb boards and see what people are saying about it, and some were annoyed at all the changes.  Of course.
The individuals that made those comments are probably the vast worldwide majority of Big Hero 6 comic fans, or posers who never actually read them and just like to piss and moan.

There were definitely a lot of changes, to take it out of the Marvel Universe proper and make it its own thing.  But frankly, the movie was 100 times better than the comics.
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Post by: Orbert on August 07, 2015, 11:20:37 AM
Wow, the comics must be really, really bad.  I mean, the movie was entertaining, but the story was a combination of standard clichés and clever twists on standard clichés.  The "big twist" was horrible and does not stand up to any kind of scrutiny.

I say this while emphasizing that I still liked the movie, because it was still entertaining and movies to me are about turning your brain off and just enjoying the ride.  This kind of movie, anyway.  But books, and that includes comic books and graphic novels, are meant to be digested.  You take as much or as little time as you want to immerse yourself in them, and in general, the stories they tell have greater depth but also must withstand greater scrutiny.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 07, 2015, 11:50:22 AM
Wow, the comics must be really, really bad.  I mean, the movie was entertaining, but the story was a combination of standard clichés and clever twists on standard clichés.  The "big twist" was horrible and does not stand up to any kind of scrutiny.

I say this while emphasizing that I still liked the movie, because it was still entertaining and movies to me are about turning your brain off and just enjoying the ride.  This kind of movie, anyway.  But books, and that includes comic books and graphic novels, are meant to be digested.  You take as much or as little time as you want to immerse yourself in them, and in general, the stories they tell have greater depth but also must withstand greater scrutiny.
Well, it's hard to A-B the film and the books.  The books were OK comics, but the story and many of the characters are vastly different.  Hiro and Baymax are the common elements, but they are still different.

It's not that the film is a better version of the story than the comic.  The film is a better film than the comic is a comic.  The comic is OK at best (which is why it didn't last and is so obscure).  The filmmakers took the characters with real potential and made a pretty good film with them, albeit changing the whole story and leaving out characters with real ties to the Marvel Universe.
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Post by: Orbert on August 07, 2015, 12:00:15 PM
That makes sense, and it agrees with everything I've read about the movie.

Filmmakers tend to view source material as exactly that: material which can serve as the basis for a film, or just a source of raw material.  Sometimes the goal is to faithfully adapt it; other times the idea is to just make a good movie.  I don't fault them for what they've done.  I actually find it amusing how the fanboys cry about adapatations that are the second type rather than the first, even if I'm sometimes one of the crying fanboys.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 07, 2015, 12:17:14 PM
In this instance, the film wouldn't have worked any other way.  The characters in the comics that are more tied to the Marvel Universe are characters whose film rights are owned by Fox, not Disney (they fall under the X-Men wing).
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: The Trooper on August 07, 2015, 03:38:36 PM
Just watched Guadians Of The Galaxy for the first time in 6 months. Damn I love this movie!
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Post by: Zantera on August 07, 2015, 04:28:45 PM
Fant4Stic - 5/10

If we start with the positives, this movie definitely wasn't as bad as I expected. Still not great, but it could have potentially been a really good movie, but ended up being a 5 or 6 out of 10 at best. The cast was fun and good, I enjoyed a lot of the ideas.

If we talk about negatives, the movie had some problems (both big and small), but a lot of them can be traced back to the shockingly low running time. I mean.. 100 minutes? It definitely felt like 30 minutes were cut out and disappeared somewhere. I didn't mind the end battle as a set piece, but it was completely rushed and came out of nowhere, and in the final version it didn't really work.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Fluffy Lothario on August 07, 2015, 06:21:07 PM
Only seen two movies in recent times.

Birdman. It was alright. I can't deny that artistically, it was a brilliantly made film, and I liked the premise, but then didn't enjoy the way the story was done much at all.

Knockin' on Heaven's Door - because not many people will know it: it's a German film from the nineties about two terminally ill men with little time left who decide they want to see the ocean before they die. To get there, they steal a car belonging to gangsters and rob a bank, meaning the police and the mob are after them.

Quite a neat movie. It moves perfectly from fairly low budget but very fun action film carnage, to really gripping scenes to do with their illnesses and approaching deaths.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Accelerando on August 07, 2015, 11:46:13 PM
I think Capone from Aint It Cool News said it best regarding Fantastic 4

"The film is a textbook example of the dangers of hiring young, untested directors who display a spark of creativity when they are allowed to work uninhibited by piles of notes. Either let these filmmakers do the thing that made you want to hire them in the first place or leave them alone. Don't hire them for the vibe; hire them because they have a take on material that might make it interesting."

I haven't seen the film yet...I spent my 12 bucks on my second viewing of M:I Rouge Nation, but from everything that has been coming out about the production this film, this statement is very relevant.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: T-ski on August 08, 2015, 12:04:25 AM
watched "The Bourne Legacy" the other night.

not sure there was a point to the story line.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on August 08, 2015, 01:20:21 AM
watched "The Bourne Legacy" the other night.

not sure there was a point to the story line.

The previous movie made $$$.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Jarlaxle on August 10, 2015, 12:43:20 AM
Just watched the Place Beyond the Pines. Great movie, one of those movies that just bubbles with tension, felt like a rock was in my gut the whole time. Loved it.
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Post by: faizoff on August 10, 2015, 04:35:54 AM
The Matrix.
Still amazing and a classic movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kaos2900 on August 10, 2015, 06:52:02 AM
Horrible Bosses 2- Pretty funny but not nearly as good as the first.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 10, 2015, 08:54:27 AM
Just watched the Place Beyond the Pines. Great movie, one of those movies that just bubbles with tension, felt like a rock was in my gut the whole time. Loved it.
I thought it was a well-made film, but the tension was almost too much.  I didn't feel good about it when I was done, and I will certainly never watch it again.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: The Trooper on August 10, 2015, 09:15:19 AM
Gladiator-nothing else needs be said but EPIC. Never gets old
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 10, 2015, 10:41:35 AM
Mission: Impossible, the first one, with my dad. It holds up pretty well. I like it.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 10, 2015, 05:56:56 PM
Seven. Movie never gets old, and still has one of the best endings of any movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Jarlaxle on August 10, 2015, 08:32:30 PM
Just watched the Place Beyond the Pines. Great movie, one of those movies that just bubbles with tension, felt like a rock was in my gut the whole time. Loved it.
I thought it was a well-made film, but the tension was almost too much.  I didn't feel good about it when I was done, and I will certainly never watch it again.

You didn't feel good about how much tension there was, or about the movie in general?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 11, 2015, 08:57:47 AM
Just watched the Place Beyond the Pines. Great movie, one of those movies that just bubbles with tension, felt like a rock was in my gut the whole time. Loved it.
I thought it was a well-made film, but the tension was almost too much.  I didn't feel good about it when I was done, and I will certainly never watch it again.

You didn't feel good about how much tension there was, or about the movie in general?
The movie in general. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Scorpion on August 12, 2015, 12:03:21 AM
I feel like I was the only one to be beyond bored by A Place Beyond the Pines. It still holds the dubious honour of being the only movie that I fell asleep while watching.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 12, 2015, 08:14:09 PM
Mission: Impossible 2

Say what you want, I think it's a really good movie. Yeah it's far fetched as hell and has some cheesy moments, but it's a really fun movie. I still say it's probably my least favorite of the whole series, but not bad by any means
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Accelerando on August 15, 2015, 01:05:39 AM
Straight Outta Compton. Fantastic flick.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 15, 2015, 06:09:23 AM
Straight Outta Compton. Fantastic flick.
I want to see it.

We watched Horrible Bosses 2 last night.  Probably not the best idea we ever had.  It was OK, but the guys were so stupid that it was infuriating.  Which I guess is the point, so in that regard, well-done.

But it wasn't as fun as the first one.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on August 15, 2015, 07:40:26 AM
How weird is it for Iced Cube to have his son playing him in this movie?
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Post by: Zantera on August 15, 2015, 07:41:30 AM
How weird is it for Iced Cube to have his son playing him in this movie?

Considering he's one of the producers on it, he probably handpicked his son himself, or had a lot to do with the decision.
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Post by: kingshmegland on August 15, 2015, 07:52:51 AM
But seeing on screen still has to feel weird, proud all of the above.
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Post by: BlackInk on August 15, 2015, 08:09:21 AM
Just saw 8 Mile. Good movie. I'm not really a fan of rap music, but I like Eminem's voice and 2 of his tracks. I also have a friend who is like super into the whole battle rapping thing, so I guess I've picked some stuff up. So this was a cool movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on August 16, 2015, 08:23:16 AM
Just saw Fantastic Four, the new one. I liked it. I don't get why everyone hates it so much. Although I haven't ever read a Fantastic Four comic book, so maybe that has something to do with it. But a 3.9/10 on IMDb? Come on...

Possible spoilers below

It had it's flaws though. The ending felt pretty rushed. I was watching shit go down and I thought "this is a really cool climax to a second act", but no it was the intro to the climax of the movie. So that was a bit disappointing.

Overall this movie is better than both of the old ones. And Doom was really cool. The scene where he escapes the military place is the best scene in the movie. That was pretty freaky at times.
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 16, 2015, 08:24:48 AM
The ending is rushed because it reportedly had a ton of re-shoots.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on August 17, 2015, 01:02:35 AM
Yeah, rapportedly, something went horribly wrong in the whole writing/directing department. The director wanted to combine the story with a Cronenberg style bodyhorror angle, which the studio probably put a stop to. Things went from bad to worse after that.

Read all about it here:

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/fantastic-four/36561/fantastic-four-more-behind-the-scenes-problems-revealed (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/fantastic-four/36561/fantastic-four-more-behind-the-scenes-problems-revealed)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kaos2900 on August 17, 2015, 06:26:22 AM
Birdman. Really enjoyed it. How the hell did Michael Keaton not win the Oscar?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on August 17, 2015, 09:15:17 AM
Birdman. Really enjoyed it. How the hell did Michael Keaton not win the Oscar?

Because Redmayne was equally as good, if not better. Birdman is the better movie though.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on August 17, 2015, 09:32:09 AM
Man of the Year

I watched this for the first time over the weekend. I was expecting a stupid comedy like Head of State with Chris Rock. It had its serious moments and I enjoyed most of it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on August 17, 2015, 10:29:29 AM
I'm not seeing it until tomorrow, but hearing Chris Stuckmann compare the new Fantastic Four to Batman and Robin doesn't exactly make me hyped for tomorrow..

Also, this is just ridiculous. Stuckmann is my favorite reviewer, but his Fant4stic review annoyed me. It seemed like the movie somehow personally offended him so he was unable to actually review the movie properly. The sounding that angry about it through the entire review was just weird. I haven't even seen the entire movie Batman & Robin, but there's just no way Fantastic Four is that bad.

I'm actually disappointed in Stuckmann's review. Not in his grade really, more his demeaning tone and words throughout. He's usually not like that. I get that people can have different opinions, but there just seemed to be something else to that video than just "his opinion on the movie". I genuinely don't know why he was so pissed.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on August 17, 2015, 10:32:43 AM
Birdman. Really enjoyed it. How the hell did Michael Keaton not win the Oscar?

Because playing a real life person who has a disability is the guaranteed winner.


That Hawking movie was 100% Oscar-bait.
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Post by: Orbert on August 17, 2015, 10:43:14 AM
Kingsmen: The Secret Service

Not what I was expecting.  From the trailers, I got the impression that this was a light-hearted sendup of the Bond-style spy flicks.  Instead, it was a motherfucking hardcore sendup of the Bond-style spy flicks.  Exploding heads, gruesome deaths, ridiculous body count.  Not that that's bad, just not what I was expecting.  Some of the early scenes got darker than I'd thought they'd go, and we do have Samuel M.F. Jackson on board and an R rating, so once we (Mrs. Orbert and I) figured that out, all was fine.  In fact, I liked the movie a lot, pretty crazy at times, but overall quite entertaining.  Again, just not what I thought it was going to be.

Primary gripe:  The dog test.  And I don't even like dogs, but it just didn't seem like a relevant test or a particularly good one for testing what it was supposed to be testing. 

SPOILERS

I get it.  They wanted people who would follow orders, without hesitation.  There could come a time during a mission when, based on the latest verified information, it turns out that they'll have to kill someone they "know" is loyal, someone they've perhaps come to love.  But sitting in a room and telling the candidate to shoot their dog does not test that.   We do know that the dog is loyal, 100% beyond a doubt.  It cannot possibly be a traitor or a threat to the mission.  All they're testing is whether the candidate will blindly follow orders and take out a completely innocent life.  I fully expected that killing the dog would resulting in failing the test, not passing it.

END SPOILERS
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on August 17, 2015, 10:47:34 AM
Gruesome and they shoot a dog? I actually really want to see this now.

Birdman. Really enjoyed it. How the hell did Michael Keaton not win the Oscar?

Because playing a real life person who has a disability is the guaranteed winner.


That Hawking movie was 100% Oscar-bait.

I'm going to write a movie about a man named Oscar Bates, a holocaust survivor with a terminal illness whose wife steals all of his money and runs off with another man, leaving him homeless. I can't lose.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on August 17, 2015, 10:53:52 AM
I'll compose the score.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on August 17, 2015, 10:54:41 AM
I'll compose the score.

The score will consist of one violin throughout.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on August 17, 2015, 11:02:11 AM
in Dm obviously :lol
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 17, 2015, 11:04:04 AM
I'd love to watch every Oscar winning movie ever that was based on a true story and just write the most schlocky - heart-tugging obvious sentimental crapfest ever :lol

Just try and hit all the emotional beats and maybe film it in black and white too for the full SRS tone.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on August 17, 2015, 11:07:34 AM
in Dm obviously :lol

Ah yes, the saddest of all keys.

And I thought it was already implied it would be in B/W. :lol
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 17, 2015, 11:13:41 AM
:hifive: Let's do it !

" Freiheit ist Verboten "
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Post by: Genowyn on August 18, 2015, 09:56:20 AM
Kingsmen: The Secret Service


Great film. I've heard people compare the fight in the church to the hallway scene in Oldboy (the Korean version, if you've seen it you'll know what I mean), and while I think that assessment is a little off in terms of like, artistry, it's pretty accurate in terms of badassness.


Last movie I saw was Antman. It was pretty good but definitely not up to par with the best Marvel films (the best being Guardians of the Galaxy imo)
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 18, 2015, 10:33:05 AM

Last movie I saw was Antman. It was pretty good but definitely not up to par with the best Marvel films (the best being Guardians of the Galaxy imo)

i've not seen many Marvel films but i'm tired of the whole " destroy a city in act 3 " .

Ant Man was a bit different in that way.

Although the execution of the shrinking scene when he defeats Yellowjacket was way too short and should have been longer / scarier.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 18, 2015, 02:06:02 PM
I saw John Wick today.  What a great, fun action film.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 18, 2015, 06:43:14 PM
John Wick is great.

Kingsman: The Secret Service - Very fun, weird movie. I liked it on first watch, but my Dad couldn't get into the weirdness, as expected. I imagine I will enjoy it more on a second viewing.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Amazing and brilliant. My 2nd favorite MI movie behind III, and I loved the water scene.

American Psycho - This movie makes me laugh. Bale does a great job at playing such a dickhead in this movie, and it's just hilarious how he does it. It's so over the top, but that's the point. Fun movie to watch with friends. Personally I thought the ending is a little weak, but it's still a very strong movie.

The Truman Show - My goodness, this movie never gets old. It's so brilliant and clever, and Jim Carrey is fantastic in this, as it's my favorite of his movies. This one really gets the emotions going, and I love the ending. Near perfect movie.
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Post by: Orbert on August 18, 2015, 09:06:41 PM
The Truman Show - My goodness, this movie never gets old. It's so brilliant and clever, and Jim Carrey is fantastic in this, as it's my favorite of his movies. This one really gets the emotions going, and I love the ending. Near perfect movie.

Yes.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 18, 2015, 09:24:17 PM
Glad to see you like it too.  :tup
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Post by: Orbert on August 18, 2015, 10:13:55 PM
Basically, I agree with everything you said, including that it's my favorite Jim Carrey movie, and the ending.  Great film.  :tup
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 18, 2015, 10:15:41 PM
Yeah I just love how happy the movie seems to be but when you really think about it, the whole idea is just completely messed up.
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Post by: Orbert on August 19, 2015, 07:12:16 AM
It's definitely messed up.  The concept is bizarre, but they set it up, and if you can accept it, then what follows is an interesting exploration into human behavior, God complex, etc.
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 19, 2015, 08:49:03 AM
I had a thought about the ending. Truman was born into that reality. You accept the reality you were born with.

Just think about it. If suddenly you were presented with a literal door into THE REAL WORLD...


Would you go through it ? Wouldn't you be so used to your life up til then ? Outside that door might be an apocalyptic wasteland and inside is a paradise designed specifically to keep you happy and

cared for.

It's definitely a tricky existential question.
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Post by: Orbert on August 19, 2015, 11:15:04 AM
At the very least, I would be curious.  Kinda like with The Matrix, if I was told (and had good reason to believe) that everything I thought was real was in fact something created to make me think it was real, but not "really real", then I would want to know what "really real" is.  Up until that time, "real" was something else.  I could have lived the rest of my life and never realized what was going on.  But now that I know, I have to know the rest of it.

I would at least open the door and take a look.  Then I would decide whether to pass through it.
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Post by: faizoff on August 19, 2015, 11:20:41 AM
Jupiter Ascending.  ::) :huh: :tdwn
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Post by: BlackInk on August 19, 2015, 11:45:37 AM
I haven't seen Jupiter Ascending, but it just seems like such a plainly mediocre movie.
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Post by: faizoff on August 19, 2015, 12:29:34 PM
Just watch the honest trailers for it, that should pretty much sum it up. Though I think they were more generous than I would've been.
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Post by: BlackInk on August 22, 2015, 05:22:57 AM
Just saw Terminator: Genisys. One word kept appearing in my thoughts while watching this movie, which was "wonky". That's pretty much how I'd describe it overall. But it wasn't a bad movie, just an okay one. Some exciting scenes here and there among the nonsense. I'd rank it above Rise of the Machines, but below the rest.
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 22, 2015, 09:01:12 AM
I actually enjoyed Jupiter Ascending. . . :lol

Despite the fact that it was completely daft and silly and Eddie Redmayne was beyond panto.

I wasn't bored at any point or annoyed.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on August 24, 2015, 03:04:24 AM
I quite enjoyed Jupiter Ascending more than I should have, just for the fact that it looked absolutely gorgeous. Despite the daft script and all.
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 24, 2015, 05:13:00 AM
I quite enjoyed Jupiter Ascending more than I should have, just for the fact that it looked absolutely gorgeous. Despite the daft script and all.

And Channing Tatum.
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Post by: Kotowboy on August 24, 2015, 05:48:57 PM
His acting was slightly better than Keanu Reeves. But what the hell was Eddie Redmayne doing ? :lol

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Post by: Cyclopssss on August 25, 2015, 06:16:02 AM
Probably connecting to his dark side....  ;D
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Post by: BlackInk on August 25, 2015, 12:52:59 PM
Just saw Hercules, the movie from last year with the Rock in it. Some spoilers below, if you care.

I enjoyed it. I don't know how much of a good movie it is, but it was definetely a fun one, worth it's time. But there was one scene that was truly great, or at least the build-up of that particular scene. When the princess is brought to be beheaded, that was some serious emotional stuff, and some serious acting by Rebecca Ferguson (the chick in the last Mission Impossible movie). Her pleas for mercy for herself and her some were really striking because of her acting. She might one of my new favorite actresses. I might have wished for the scene to have ended a bit differently (maybe George RR Martin has scarred me that way), but was still a good and intense scene.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on August 26, 2015, 12:54:41 AM
Jurassic World. Not bad. Not great either.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 26, 2015, 09:03:30 AM
Just saw Hercules, the movie from last year with the Rock in it. Some spoilers below, if you care.

I enjoyed it. I don't know how much of a good movie it is, but it was definetely a fun one, worth it's time. But there was one scene that was truly great, or at least the build-up of that particular scene. When the princess is brought to be beheaded, that was some serious emotional stuff, and some serious acting by Rebecca Ferguson (the chick in the last Mission Impossible movie). Her pleas for mercy for herself and her some were really striking because of her acting. She might one of my new favorite actresses. I might have wished for the scene to have ended a bit differently (maybe George RR Martin has scarred me that way), but was still a good and intense scene.
Good to hear.  I haven't caught it yet, but I saw that it is on Netflix.  I'll try to catch it soon.
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Post by: BlackInk on August 26, 2015, 12:11:24 PM
Dracula Untold. I love Luke Evans, but this was not a good movie. It had some cool elements to it, so it wasn't bad, it was just a bit mediocre.
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Post by: Zook on August 27, 2015, 08:14:18 AM
John Wick was awesome.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 27, 2015, 08:37:30 AM
John Wick was awesome.
:metal
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Post by: faizoff on August 28, 2015, 05:55:09 AM
I actually enjoyed Jupiter Ascending. . . :lol

Despite the fact that it was completely daft and silly and Eddie Redmayne was beyond panto.

I wasn't bored at any point or annoyed.
I quite enjoyed Jupiter Ascending more than I should have, just for the fact that it looked absolutely gorgeous. Despite the daft script and all.

I tend to be very very easy going on movies, even though they're very slighted I enjoy the Wachowski's movies. I love all the Matrix movies, Speed Racer was nostalgic fun, Cloud Atlas was intriguing and interesting (oddly enough still haven't seen Bound) So I don't have a problem with their vision or style or anything really. But this movie had nothing going for it, I really couldn't care about anything. Nothing made sense. It felt like the Divergent movie which I loathed.

On another note watched What we do in the Shadows last night, absolutely hilarious. Had no idea what kind of movie it was and really really enjoyed it.
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Post by: T-ski on August 29, 2015, 09:08:43 AM
was on vacation earlier this week and saw Ant Man at a drive-in theater with the wife and kid.  had never been to a drive-in theater in my 40+ years and highly recommend the experience to all.
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Post by: Orbert on August 29, 2015, 12:41:42 PM
Yeah, drive-ins are awesome.  Been to 'em many times, including with the kids a few years ago while on vacation.  I highly second the recommendation.
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Post by: KevShmev on August 29, 2015, 01:18:53 PM
Get Shorty.

Still a fantastic flick.  It has the perfect blend of drama and comedy, and with some great acting, especially from Gene Hackman. Even Travolta is really good in it.
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Post by: bout to crash on August 29, 2015, 03:53:23 PM
I've still never seen that one!

Speaking of drive-ins, I will be going to one soon and pumped. Haven't done it since last year.

I had a bad movie marathon last night with some friends in celebration of my six-year Denversary, with this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wKQ4Ca1QL.jpg)

Omg. Seven or so hours of pure hilarity :rollin
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 30, 2015, 04:43:11 AM
Get Shorty.

Still a fantastic flick.  It has the perfect blend of drama and comedy, and with some great acting, especially from Gene Hackman. Even Travolta is really good in it.
Yeah, that is a fun, fun movie.

I had a bad movie marathon last night with some friends in celebration of my six-year Denversary, with this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wKQ4Ca1QL.jpg)

Omg. Seven or so hours of pure hilarity :rollin
I am praying for you.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on August 30, 2015, 08:57:23 AM
Heat.

Never saw it until last night. Wow, what a classic.
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Post by: KevShmev on August 30, 2015, 09:10:13 AM
Jackie, go see Get Shorty right away!

FlyingBIZKIT, Heat is definitely most awesome.  It's long, but I like how we see a lot of the backstory on all of the major characters and how their professional lives affect their personal lives, instead of being your typical suspense/action flick where that kind of stuff is glossed over.  Great storytelling, and as a big De Niro fan, I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite 3-4 movies of his, along with Goodfellas, Godfather II and maybe Jackie Brown (where he has a supporting role, as opposed to a lead). 

Before anybody asks, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull I tend to put in the "Phenomenal performance in a good, but not great, film" category.
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Post by: splent on August 30, 2015, 04:51:52 PM
I saw Shaun The Sheep with my family last week.  It is very good!  Very clever story, funny for both kids and adults.
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Post by: faizoff on August 30, 2015, 06:21:44 PM
It Follows. I think I'm really beginning to love these kind of movies where it's a slow burn and things take it's time to setup.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on August 31, 2015, 01:14:04 AM
Ant man. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Not as good as Avengers, but it's a nice story.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on September 01, 2015, 08:21:35 PM
Under the Skin.

Very weird, but powerful. :tup
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 02, 2015, 02:01:08 PM
Just finished Darren Aranofsky's "Noah"...




... (http://forum.detik.com/images/smilies/sleeping2.gif)
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Post by: Orbert on September 02, 2015, 02:51:31 PM
Schindler's List


Holy Shit.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 02, 2015, 02:59:47 PM
Fair play to Ralph Fiennes. He plays a horrible villain. You hate him so much.
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Post by: Orbert on September 02, 2015, 03:22:50 PM
Seriously.

Full disclosure: I didn't see the whole thing.  I was actually gonna go to bed, and my wife was watching it.  I sat down to watch a little bit with her, and it was heavy and depressing, and since I was tired I was just gonna blow it off and go to bed, but I couldn't stop watching.  Even though it was heavy and depressing and I was tired.  I came in while he was spraying Jewish prisoners in railroad cars with a hose and the Nazis were teasing him about it.  I have no idea how much of the movie I actually saw.  I heard it was pretty long, and it felt like I watched for a long time, but I don't know.  Still, holy shit.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 02, 2015, 03:27:28 PM
Also wtf happened to Liam Neeson's career after this ?!
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Post by: kingshmegland on September 02, 2015, 03:39:26 PM
Also wtf happened to Liam Neeson's career after this ?!

Um, Kinsey, Batman Begins,  Michael Collins would like to have a word with you.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 02, 2015, 03:41:06 PM
Fine after those :neverusethis:




Also welcome back , Bender !
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Post by: kingshmegland on September 02, 2015, 03:42:31 PM
 :biggrin:

Well the roulette is over so back to my Mexican friend. :lol
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Post by: Orbert on September 02, 2015, 03:43:42 PM
Yeah, Liam's doing fine, career-wise.  I don't always like the films he's made, but he's been in some really good ones, and he's always awesome.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 02, 2015, 03:44:37 PM
He's in a bit of a Geri-action rut at the moment.
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Post by: kingshmegland on September 02, 2015, 03:46:07 PM
Yeah a little type-cast but he does play that heroic role well.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on September 02, 2015, 04:45:16 PM
I thought he did a good job in The Grey
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 03, 2015, 06:11:20 PM
Ok Ex_Machina.....wow! That was quite the ride of emotions. The chemistry between Domhnall and Alicia is amazing and Oscar Isaac was spot on in that role. Highly recommend it!

It reminded me of that amazing short film Quantic Dream did a couple of years ago called Kara (https://vimeo.com/38303600).
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Post by: BlackInk on September 04, 2015, 12:08:28 AM
Yeah, Ex Machina was great. Great writing and directing when I'm nervous for pretty much the entire movie, even though most of the time nothing but dialogue is really happening.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on September 04, 2015, 12:22:58 AM
I also loved it. The majority of the movie is just the three characters in one building, but it's played so well that you can't wait to see what happens next, especially the Ava interview sessions.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on September 04, 2015, 08:11:38 AM
Someone gave me a copy of Kingsman and the new Mad Max. I haven't watched Mad Max yet, but I just watched Kingsman.
The plot and progression of the characters was very predictable by numbers, and I didn't like the directing, especially the action sequences, but overall a very enjoyable action movie. I'm not sure the tone of the movie was always right for the level of self awareness, going from serious and dark to light comedy Bond parody, and they were constantly pulling back when they actually pushed it (like letting that dude live on the train tracks which didn't make sense when they were supposed to be so secret, and predictably chickening out on the dog thing as I expect from Hollywood). I was expecting something a little bit extreme than the usual fare based on what I'd heard in this thread, but it was pretty standard stuff, but done well.
I liked the villain character (except for that lisp thing), and how they averted some of the usual tropes, with him hating the sight of blood, and what he did after the church fight scene. The sidekick chick was cool too, reminded me a bit of the sword chick from Tokyo Gore Police.
7-7.5/10

It's too late in the night to start another 2 hour movie, so that shall have to wait until another time. :tup
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Post by: Cyclopssss on September 04, 2015, 09:36:46 AM
You won´t regret Mad Max. Movie of the year for me, so far.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on September 05, 2015, 06:28:44 AM
I certainly didn't regret it. Mad Max was a great action film, and met my expectations. I liked the bleak style of the movie, and the minimal backstory. It just throws you right into the middle of it to absorb it all and accept it as the setting.
As minor nitpicks, Max felt secondary, and they seemed wasteful with water and gas for a post-apocalyptic group in the middle of the desert (I know they were pumping water direct from underground, but it was careless).
That aside, it was very cool. The vehicles and characters were all memorable and kinda cheesy in a good way, like an '80s movie (not sure if the originals were anything like this given that they were in that era). It was relentless, and there wasn't a dull moment.
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Post by: BlackInk on September 06, 2015, 03:03:13 AM
Monty Python's Life of Brian. Love this movie. It may not be as all out funny as Holy Grail, but it's a far better movie overall, with jokes a lot more clever. And the "Biggus Dickus" scene might be the best comedy scene ever made. So simple, yet so brilliant.

Also saw The Giver from last year. I was really really digging it all the way through, but then the ending happened and I just felt that none of that made any sense. I don't know, maybe I'm missing something, but I just don't see how any of that would work.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on September 06, 2015, 04:21:44 AM
Fantastic  Four. It was actually alright. The ending felt a bit rushed though.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 06, 2015, 08:47:21 AM
Lots of alleged studio interfering / reshoots.

I just don't understand why you pick a director for your movie because you like his style and then change everything he brings to a project.

Why hire a director ?  :yeahright Just get someone from the bigwigs to stand on set and tell the D.P. or 2nd Unit Director what they want...
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Post by: BlackInk on September 06, 2015, 10:52:46 AM
Sinister 2. Decent. Nowhere near as good as the first one, but it was okay.
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Post by: ozzy554 on September 06, 2015, 11:42:07 AM
I watched an interesting combo of movies yesterday.

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) directed by Werner Herzog. This was a beautiful looking movie with a lot of creepy shots in it. Klaus Kinski might have been a horrible human being but he was a great actor.

Mad max fury road. I don't have anything to say that others haven't. I loved it and I am now kicking myself for not seeing it in theaters.
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Post by: Orbert on September 06, 2015, 05:19:00 PM
Monty Python's Life of Brian. Love this movie. It may not be as all out funny as Holy Grail, but it's a far better movie overall, with jokes a lot more clever. And the "Biggus Dickus" scene might be the best comedy scene ever made. So simple, yet so brilliant.

Each of the Monty Python films is so different, and each has its own character, strengths, and moments of sheer brilliance.  Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam were both insane and amazing, and don't get enough love for the work they did with the Python films.
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Post by: Phoenix87x on September 06, 2015, 07:14:54 PM
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjI3OTEyOTAxMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTA0NzE1NA@@._V1_SX640_SY720_.jpg)

And I thoroughly enjoyed it
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Post by: jammindude on September 06, 2015, 10:03:35 PM
Monty Python's Life of Brian. Love this movie. It may not be as all out funny as Holy Grail, but it's a far better movie overall, with jokes a lot more clever.

No contest.   Hands down the best Monty Python film.    To me, it's not only funnier than Holy Grail, but far more insightful and profound.  I've never seen a more accurate portrayal of religion in general than LoB.   

My personal favorite scene is the window scene.     

"YES! WE'RE ALL INDIVIDUALS!!!"   

"i'm not"

"SHHHHH!!!"    :rollin
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Post by: gmillerdrake on September 07, 2015, 08:54:39 AM
Finally watched John Wick. I thought it was a great action movie!
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 07, 2015, 11:07:18 AM
The Holy Grail
Life Of Brian
The Meaning Of Life.
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Post by: Phoenix87x on September 07, 2015, 05:34:54 PM
Rocky horror

(http://d12vb6dvkz909q.cloudfront.net/uploads/galleries/249/the_rocky_horror_picture_show_poster.jpg)

I feel like I should have loved it, but walked away not knowing what to think.
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Post by: Orbert on September 07, 2015, 05:50:54 PM
There is much to think about.
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Post by: TioJorge on September 07, 2015, 11:06:21 PM
Currently watching Wyrmwood and it's fucking amazing, a great zombie flick with some amazing humor to it. Highly recommended. I'm still in the middle of it but just the first half has me in stitches and quite entertained.

Other than that, I finished Byzantium earlier and that was really good too. A vampire flick that is by the same director who made Interview With A Vampire, one of my favorites. Other than that movie I never jumped on the vampire bandwagon that seems to have evened out a bit now...so it was really nice to see one that actually had the thought that IWAV did and nonetheless by the same guy and it was still quite different (though obviously parallels can be made easily). Good stuff. Back to Australian zombies. Watch out, Blob!
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Post by: Cyclopssss on September 08, 2015, 12:43:52 AM
Dredd (2012). Pretty good, actually. (it was the 3-D version, lots of slo-mo bloodspatter/sweat/swirly stuff). Carl Urban makes for a gritty, stark Dredd. Sort of missed the dry humor that Stalone brought to the part, though. Director said there would be a sequel in the works. Not holding my breath though. 
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Post by: faizoff on September 08, 2015, 07:42:14 AM
Dredd 2012 was a fantastic watch, I never saw the Stallone one but I loved Urban as Dredd.
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Post by: TioJorge on September 08, 2015, 10:53:49 AM
Do you know when that was said, Cyclops? I know Urban has been pushing very hard for quite a long time to get a sequel off the ground and it just isn't happening. But if something recent developed, I'd be ALL OVER that shit. I loved that movie and need to rewatch it soon. I liked the original way back, but it's been played out for me. The new one brought some new style, still was a bit funny at times, and also upped the gore and seriousness, which I think was needed and benefited the movie.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on September 08, 2015, 11:46:42 AM
Whiplash. Fantastic.
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Post by: TioJorge on September 08, 2015, 11:55:26 AM
Fuuuuucking awesome movie. Here I was thinking that his character of Jonah Jameson was harsh. PSHAW! I think I've seen it three times and I need to see it again soon. I also really liked Miles Teller in this and it's a shame he got caught up in the new Fantastic Four movie, which I haven't seen yet and probably won't till some bored night years down the line.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 08, 2015, 12:34:23 PM
I wanna see Whiplash but I don't want the movie to end without the JK Rowling Simmons character getting a huge comeuppance.

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Post by: Cyclopssss on September 08, 2015, 12:48:41 PM
Do you know when that was said, Cyclops? I know Urban has been pushing very hard for quite a long time to get a sequel off the ground and it just isn't happening. But if something recent developed, I'd be ALL OVER that shit. I loved that movie and need to rewatch it soon. I liked the original way back, but it's been played out for me. The new one brought some new style, still was a bit funny at times, and also upped the gore and seriousness, which I think was needed and benefited the movie.

Well, it doesn´t say WHEN...

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/dredd/36823/there-will-be-a-new-dredd-film-says-john-wagner (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/dredd/36823/there-will-be-a-new-dredd-film-says-john-wagner)
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Post by: TioJorge on September 08, 2015, 12:56:47 PM
I mean, it's a brand new article. So friggin' awesome! Great news, even if it's a long shot, it's still a shot.  :tup SNIPER!
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Post by: BlackInk on September 08, 2015, 01:50:39 PM
Whiplash was my favorite movie of 2014, but I don't think my emotions could endure it again.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on September 08, 2015, 07:35:17 PM
Locke. Found it on Amazon Prime. It has Tom Hardy and it takes place in his car the whole film. Interesting movie, and I've always had a thing for "different" films.
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Post by: TioJorge on September 08, 2015, 07:49:08 PM
You and I seem to have a lot of the same taste in movies, Biz. Loved that movie and while I love Hardy, I really thought I'd be bored out of my damn mined and one of my friends made me watch it with her because she says that, and I quote "If I didn't love pussy so much, I'd gobble his nob goblin". But it was really something else. Granted, I'm sure a lot of people will in fact be bored out of their minds, but it's interesting if you're looking for something that is not just different...but in a whole other realm. Good stuff from Mr. Hardy. That guy has some fucking accents, tell you HOOWUT.
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Post by: TioJorge on September 08, 2015, 09:59:22 PM
Okay so uhhh...Wyrmwood is fucking immaculate. It's so much fucking fuuuuun!!!! It's insane and ridiculous and funny and a complete thriller. It only got more intense after the first half. What a brilliant fucking film. This one zombie flick puts a lot of other movies to shame with its ingenuity, it's originality in an utterly saturated genre full of shit. Absolutely enthralling, and it ends in a way that either can set up a sequel or stay as it is and remain a cult classic. Fucking A. I came.

Oops. Double post. If you like the genre but are tired of it, watch this. If you're looking for TWD (which, granted, I still love) shit, fuck off. Easy peasy.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on September 08, 2015, 10:16:16 PM
I think the guys who did this movie were at the last convention I went to, but I ignored it because, you know, Australian. :lol
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Post by: Bolsters on September 08, 2015, 10:19:46 PM
Admittedly, that's the only reason I haven't seen it yet despite having first heard of it months ago. :lol
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Post by: BlobVanDam on September 08, 2015, 10:58:36 PM
:lol I thought I was the only one.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on September 09, 2015, 01:01:28 AM
Kick-Ass 2. Yeah, I know, should have watched the first one first. Kind of liked it, although I think some of the violence was over the top (probably meant that way, but still). I felt the movie didn't know what it wanted to be. A sort of cool teenage comedy with 'superheroes' running around in it, or a more action-based gritty spoof on the genre.  Some of the comedy in it was gold, some of it fell rather flat and was just pure lame. Loved John Carrey in it though, almost totally unrecognisable.

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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on September 09, 2015, 01:37:13 AM
You and I seem to have a lot of the same taste in movies, Biz. Loved that movie and while I love Hardy, I really thought I'd be bored out of my damn mined and one of my friends made me watch it with her because she says that, and I quote "If I didn't love pussy so much, I'd gobble his nob goblin". But it was really something else. Granted, I'm sure a lot of people will in fact be bored out of their minds, but it's interesting if you're looking for something that is not just different...but in a whole other realm. Good stuff from Mr. Hardy. That guy has some fucking accents, tell you HOOWUT.

Yeah man I agree and his accents are great. I kinda laughed when he started swearing so much on one part because it completely there me off. :lol

Know of any other movies like this ? I seem to really like these A24 films like Enemy, Ex Machina, Under the Skin, and Locke.
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Post by: TioJorge on September 09, 2015, 10:32:29 AM
Man, you named all my favorites and sadly I haven't found much else that's similar, but if you let me know when you find one, I'll do the same!  :tup Also need to watch Following, I've got a feeling that one might be kind of in the same vein, but I'm not sure. Currently doing a Nolan ranking in another tab.  :P
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on September 09, 2015, 10:48:45 AM
Yeah, I'll definitely watch it sometime. I've seen all his other stuff so I might as well finish it all!
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 10, 2015, 08:58:20 AM
Rocky horror

(http://d12vb6dvkz909q.cloudfront.net/uploads/galleries/249/the_rocky_horror_picture_show_poster.jpg)

I feel like I should have loved it, but walked away not knowing what to think.
Did you watch it alone, or at a theater with a large group of people in costume throwing toast at the screen?
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 10, 2015, 10:57:27 AM
Saw Limitless last night. Pretty good although I have to say it ended a bit abrupt.
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Post by: The Trooper on September 10, 2015, 01:44:26 PM
Saving Private Ryan-Films do not get much better.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on September 10, 2015, 06:02:56 PM
Saving Private Ryan-Films do not get much better.

Yep. One of those movies I can watch hundreds of times and it never gets old.
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Post by: The Trooper on September 10, 2015, 07:37:58 PM
 :tup
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Post by: Cyclopssss on September 11, 2015, 04:39:15 AM
Kingsman the Secret Service.  Great spoof on spyfilms. Bit long though. But I liked it.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 11, 2015, 10:28:40 AM
Saw Limitless last night. Pretty good although I have to say it ended a bit abrupt.
Check out the new CBS show based on this.  Apparently it picks up where the film left off - complete with Bradley Cooper.
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Post by: bout to crash on September 12, 2015, 05:01:38 AM
Wednesday I saw Z for Zachariah, which was okay. It was visually pretty but the story was lacking in some areas.

Tonight we went to the drive-in and saw Man from UNCLE (pretty good), Age of Ultron (which I saw when it first came out), and Tomorrowland... sort of. We talked through that one because it was already 1am and probably would've fallen asleep otherwise. I had no idea what the fuck was going on  :lol... very fun night though. I love the drive-in!
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Post by: kingshmegland on September 12, 2015, 06:01:26 AM
I love drive ins.

Bulletproof Monk.  I don't know why, but every time it's on, I like watching it.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 12, 2015, 07:27:35 AM
Saw Limitless last night. Pretty good although I have to say it ended a bit abrupt.
Check out the new CBS show based on this.  Apparently it picks up where the film left off - complete with Bradley Cooper.
Yea i've heard about that. Will check it out!
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Post by: The Trooper on September 12, 2015, 08:26:04 AM
On The Waterfront-Classic
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Post by: Jarlaxle on September 13, 2015, 12:31:57 AM
Whiplash. One of the best movies I've ever seen.
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Post by: orcus116 on September 13, 2015, 11:33:23 AM
World War Z - 5/10, borderline 4. For a movie with loads of crazed zombies Brad Pitt was almost never in any actual danger which was really silly. Also I found it amusing that there was never any "where the hell did this come from?" moments in the beginning from Pitt's family, they just kind of rolled with everything as if they practiced zombie invasion drills all the time.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 13, 2015, 11:55:27 AM
World War Z was shit. I should have known it would be just shaky cam nonsense from the director of Quantum Of Solace.

That fight in the stairwell was completely incomprehensible. Could not see anything.

I did like the ending though with Peter Capaldi as "W.H.O. Doctor"  :biggrin:
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Post by: orcus116 on September 13, 2015, 12:28:48 PM
He did QoS? That would explain the awkward time/location jumps but that may just be the editing.
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Post by: BlackInk on September 13, 2015, 02:22:28 PM
I didn't mind World War Z, I thought it was a fun enough movie.

Saw It Follows a few hours ago. A really terrifying concept, and I was really into this movie up until the end. I understand some movies having an "open ending", but I feel there is a difference between that and not having an ending at all. And sometimes it got a little bit silly, like visually. But as I said, the idea is great and made for moments that were truly disturbing and uncomfortable, without having a single jump scare that I can remember. I would've given it maybe a 7,5 or something had there been a more solid ending, but now I'd probably give it a 6,X or something.
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Post by: faizoff on September 14, 2015, 08:10:02 AM
Finally saw the first Fast and Furious. A lot of cheese, some cliches and some 'Keanu Reeves whoa' kinda acting by Paul Walker but overall it was a very enjoyable movie. Now onto the next 20 sequels.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 14, 2015, 08:33:31 AM
F&F Cast : " :( Well we ploughed ahead and finished Paul Walker's last movie. I don't think there'll be any more...RIP dude."

Film Studio : " Right well - Fast 7 made a trillion money so who we gonna hire to money the next one ? "

F&F Cast : " What ? Paul Walker is dead, he'd the lead actor of this franchise. You can't make more without him !? "

Film Studio " I Beg Your Money ? "

F&F Cast : " .....wait, what ? "

Film Studio : " What on earth do you money we can't make more money without him ? "

F&F Cast : " You.....do...know you just keep saying the word....money ? "

Film Studio : " Money. "
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Post by: Chino on September 14, 2015, 09:58:35 AM
Pretty sure none of the actors in that franchise want to stop because Walker died. That franchise is probably fun as hell to make and I'm sure they get paid a ton.
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Post by: BlackInk on September 14, 2015, 10:23:06 AM
I thought Vin Diesel was the lead?

I've seen the sixth one all the way through, but only bits and pieces of the others. I put the Fast & Furious series in the same category as I do the Transformers movies. Super dumb, really bad movies, and it kills me on the inside everytime one of them makes money.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 14, 2015, 01:43:13 PM
F&F Cast : " :( Well we ploughed ahead and finished Paul Walker's last movie. I don't think there'll be any more...RIP dude."
This is where your looking down on this franchise falls apart.  No one ever said that.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on September 15, 2015, 02:45:57 AM
The Amazing Spiderman 2. I liked it well enough. although it took wayyyy too long getting to the awesome bits.
The guy playing Peter Parker is too handsome, but he does a well enough job. Ending was very well done, though.
Sort of remembered that from the comic books and was feeling that scene with Gwen.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on September 15, 2015, 12:47:26 PM
F&F Cast : " :( Well we ploughed ahead and finished Paul Walker's last movie. I don't think there'll be any more...RIP dude."
This is where your looking down on this franchise falls apart.  No one ever said that.

Yeah they were probably more like " Bummer. Hope we still get our damn checks, yo ! "
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Post by: TioJorge on September 15, 2015, 01:21:31 PM
 :| Wow.

Aaaanyway... I just watched a movie called The Dead Lands on Netflix. Really awesome movie about the Maori that resembles Mel Gibson's Apocalyptico, but less Hollywood. It seems really accurate in how they acted, the viciousness of certain tribes and the peacefulness of others, as well as the almost hysterical faces they made to somehow scare and intimidate their opponents (which is still beyond me, and was in school when studying the tribes). Anyway, it's obviously overplayed a bit and it's nothing that's all that epic, but I expected to turn it off and was pretty taken in by the movie. The anti-hero of the film is also a fucking raging badass, so that helps. Cool flick if you're bored and want some action. Be warned though that it's all subtitled as they speak the native language, which I was also really glad to see/hear.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 15, 2015, 02:02:16 PM
F&F Cast : " :( Well we ploughed ahead and finished Paul Walker's last movie. I don't think there'll be any more...RIP dude."
This is where your looking down on this franchise falls apart.  No one ever said that.

Yeah they were probably more like " Bummer. Hope we still get our damn checks, yo ! "
FFS
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 15, 2015, 02:33:09 PM
 :corn
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Post by: TioJorge on September 15, 2015, 03:05:57 PM
I got halfway through the movie Time Lapse (Netflix) before turning it off because my forehead was bleeding due to the amount of facepalms. I mean...I know I'm no expert on the subject of time travel (disregarding that it's complete fiction anyway), but there's a way to do it to make it at least believable and then there's this way in which it's just...laughable. Except after a while it was annoying. That, and the characters acting like complete morons... It's horrible. So if you're into time travel and science-fiction, you may like watching Amber Tamberlyn for a bit (total cutie), but even that wasn't enough...it's absolute mess of a movie. Stay away.
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Post by: sneakyblueberry on September 16, 2015, 05:11:24 AM
:| Wow.

Aaaanyway... I just watched a movie called The Dead Lands on Netflix. Really awesome movie about the Maori that resembles Mel Gibson's Apocalyptico, but less Hollywood. It seems really accurate in how they acted, the viciousness of certain tribes and the peacefulness of others, as well as the almost hysterical faces they made to somehow scare and intimidate their opponents (which is still beyond me, and was in school when studying the tribes). Anyway, it's obviously overplayed a bit and it's nothing that's all that epic, but I expected to turn it off and was pretty taken in by the movie. The anti-hero of the film is also a fucking raging badass, so that helps. Cool flick if you're bored and want some action. Be warned though that it's all subtitled as they speak the native language, which I was also really glad to see/hear.

Hey, cool.  I've not seen that yet but I really want to.  My wife is Maori :lol
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Post by: The Trooper on September 16, 2015, 01:11:17 PM
Took a me day today, been a long work 2 weeks. So doing a Godzilla fest. Just watched Destroy All Monsters. Next up Final Wars.
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Post by: Nekov on September 16, 2015, 02:17:54 PM
I watched Jupiter Ascending the other day. I had read reviews saying it was a bad movie but since it's Sci Fi maybe the reviews were biased and also it's the Wachowski brothers so it surely couldn't be that bad.

I was soooooo wrong, the story is just horrible and basic and the acting is just meh and I feel very disappointed since the background they created for that universe is extremely interesting and provides with so many possibilities. And visually they managed to not overdo the special effects, it's just a shame that they wasted all of that.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 16, 2015, 02:32:11 PM
Yeah it was stupid but the action was great and the VFX were really nice and directed well.

Such a shame they can't make a decent movie anymore.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on September 16, 2015, 10:54:41 PM
Took a me day today, been a long work 2 weeks. So doing a Godzilla fest. Just watched Destroy All Monsters. Next up Final Wars.

I still have Godzilla vs Mothra and Godzilla vs Megaguirus sitting around waiting to be watched. Aside from the original, I haven't seen a whole lot of the original series, but I've seen most of them from The Return of Godzilla onwards.
Don Frye is hands down the best thing about Final Wars. :lol (assuming you're watching the Japanese version and not the English dub)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: The Trooper on September 17, 2015, 05:27:34 AM
Make sure you watch zilla vs mothra. maybe the best zilla movie ever. and lol. yes on final wars
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Post by: BlobVanDam on September 17, 2015, 05:28:24 AM
The reason I keep putting it off is because I hate Mothra. So. Damn. Much. :lol And I already know that Godzilla puts over Mothra in that one, which is a downer.

My personal favourite is Godzilla vs King Ghidorah. Nothing will top that one for me. :blob:
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 17, 2015, 05:33:04 AM
Speaking of have you guys heard of the planned Godzilla vs King Kong thingy? I read that their tackling the problem with King Kong being a wee bit to small for Godzilla but they're confident they will find a solution.  :facepalm:
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Post by: BlobVanDam on September 17, 2015, 05:41:40 AM
They've already done Godzilla vs King Kong! :biggrin:
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Post by: Cyclopssss on September 17, 2015, 06:03:42 AM
Yeah, in like, 1935 or so....
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Post by: BlobVanDam on September 17, 2015, 06:10:47 AM
Godzilla's first appearance was in 1954....

It was around 1970.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on September 17, 2015, 06:13:44 AM
Rewatching Batman Begins. Someone else thinks this series of movies went from Good to Great to ....average?
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 17, 2015, 06:52:12 AM
They've already done Godzilla vs King Kong! :biggrin:
Oh! Yea come to think of it, i'm not surprised. Anyway here's the article I saw:

http://www.slashfilm.com/godzilla-vs-king-kong/

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on September 17, 2015, 09:00:20 AM
Rewatching Batman Begins. Someone else thinks this series of movies went from Good to Great to ....average?

I think it went from "average" to "shit" to "the last one was shit so I won't waste my time".


Come at me bros. :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on September 17, 2015, 09:07:36 AM
I can understand not really liking The Dark Knight, everyone won't like everything. But I really don't get how it's "shit".
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 17, 2015, 09:22:37 AM
Rewatching Batman Begins. Someone else thinks this series of movies went from Good to Great to ....average?
Yes I do, loved the first two but did not like TDKR at all, I was more annoyed.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on September 17, 2015, 09:42:08 AM
Rewatching Batman Begins. Someone else thinks this series of movies went from Good to Great to ....average?
Yes I do, loved the first two but did not like TDKR at all, I was more annoyed.

Ditto.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 17, 2015, 10:01:12 AM
I can understand not really liking The Dark Knight, everyone won't like everything. But I really don't get how it's "shit".


It's the internet. There's no such thing as "Grey Area".
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 17, 2015, 12:23:51 PM
I can understand not really liking The Dark Knight, everyone won't like everything. But I really don't get how it's "shit".
Because Blob.
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Post by: kingshmegland on September 17, 2015, 02:12:20 PM
Rewatching Batman Begins. Someone else thinks this series of movies went from Good to Great to ....average?

I think it went from "average" to "shit" to "the last one was shit so I won't waste my time".


Come at me bros. :lol

I will Decepticon your ass.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 17, 2015, 03:16:55 PM
I read that as De-ception. As in the opposite of Inception - another Chris Nolan movie.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on September 17, 2015, 11:14:11 PM
I can understand not really liking The Dark Knight, everyone won't like everything. But I really don't get how it's "shit".
Because Blob.

Damn right.
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Post by: faizoff on September 18, 2015, 07:05:12 AM
2 Fast 2 Furious.

Way too cheesy and 0 plot. Some good car chase sequences though.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 18, 2015, 07:06:26 AM
2 Fast 2 Furious.

Way too cheesy and 0 plot. Some good car chase sequences though.
That's the one I haven't seen (along with the most recent).
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Post by: faizoff on September 18, 2015, 07:15:36 AM
Yea I'm watching them in order so going through the motions at this point.
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Post by: The Trooper on September 18, 2015, 02:37:52 PM
St. Vincent. Most people just know the Caddyshack Bill Murray. But his performance in this movie is outstanding. Epic is an understatement
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 18, 2015, 02:41:35 PM
2 Fast 2 Furious.

Way too cheesy and 0 plot. Some good car chase sequences though.

2 Cheesy 0 Plot :neverusethis:
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Post by: The Trooper on September 19, 2015, 12:26:06 AM
Black Mass. Good movie. When it comes to acting performances, I gage  acting by Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York. To Me the greatest acting ever done. That said, and I will preface that I am not a huge Depp fan..............but the dude is incredible in this. It is mind blowing how good he is. It is scary good.
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Post by: bout to crash on September 19, 2015, 01:22:48 AM
I'm hearing great things about that! I love Depp so I will probably see it.

Tonight my friend and I went to an awesome bad movie party where this woman had a mini-theatre set up in her garage and we all sat in camping chairs. It was "Fuck yeah Corman Night" and we watched Attack of the Crab Monsters (lol I just made a typo and wrote crap- it was hilariously bad), Death Race 2000 (omfg this is a gem- David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone and so much seventies glory), and The Fantastic Four (1994- jesus christ that was terrible). The middle one was definitely the best. Wow. I had lots of beer and I am happy.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 19, 2015, 04:23:50 AM
Black Mass. Good movie. When it comes to acting performances, I gage  acting by Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York. To Me the greatest acting ever done. That said, and I will preface that I am not a huge Depp fan..............but the dude is incredible in this. It is mind blowing how good he is. It is scary good.
I can't stand Depp, so I will make no special effort to see this.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 19, 2015, 07:51:59 AM
Black Mass. Good movie. When it comes to acting performances, I gage  acting by Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York. To Me the greatest acting ever done. That said, and I will preface that I am not a huge Depp fan..............but the dude is incredible in this. It is mind blowing how good he is. It is scary good.
I can't stand Depp, so I will make no special effort to see this.

This. I only liked him in Ed Wood. And *maybe* a couple of others. But nothing since.
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Post by: The Trooper on September 19, 2015, 08:15:43 AM
give this a chance. again I am no depp fan but he is remarkable in this
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Post by: ozzy554 on September 19, 2015, 10:41:14 AM
Last night I saw M. Night Shyamalans the Visit. I actually really enjoyed it. I thought it was funny (the humor IS intentional this time) but it did get really creepy when it wanted to be.
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Post by: BlackInk on September 19, 2015, 10:49:45 AM
Good to hear the man still has it in him to do something enjoyable. I never saw Sixth Sense, and now there's no real point since I basically know everything about it, but I did enjoy Unbreakable, and I'm one of those few who loved The Village.

Lady In the Water was really weird though, like really really weird. I didn't hate The Happening as much as everyone else seems to do, I just think that it was boring. And I don't even want to think about the piece of shit that is The Last Airbender since I absolutely adore the original series.
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Post by: Jarlaxle on September 19, 2015, 10:52:29 AM
Interstellar. Been on a roll lately watching great movies.
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Post by: BlackInk on September 21, 2015, 08:49:22 AM
Saw Nolan's three Batman movies over the weekend for the first time in a long while. I think all three of them are great. Dark Knight is obviously the stand-out, but the others are fine too. And despite the problems with Rises, and there clearly are some, I still like it better than Begins, although not by much.
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Post by: faizoff on September 21, 2015, 09:29:13 AM
Continuing with the Fast and the Furious series, saw Tokyo Drift and Fast & Furious aka part 4. I liked them both I thought I would hate Tokyo Drift but it was quite enjoyable and the 4th one was excellent I thought. Had a lot more serious tone and the car chases actually felt like a part of the story. Can't wait to watch the next 3 as I imagine they get better with each one. The 2nd one was the worse one by far.
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Post by: Zantera on September 21, 2015, 05:12:32 PM
Re-watched the Naked Gun trilogy. Still great movies. I wish they made comedies like this today, but unfortunately they don't. Even though there's plenty of moments that are incredibly dumb and overblown, there's still a lot of clever writing. Almost every scene has something funny, and Leslie Nielsen is just great. I also love how I view these movies different now, compared to when I was 7-8 when I first saw them. A lot of the jokes I didn't understand back then make sense now, but there were also things that worked and made it funny for a child as well.

Some of these lines were jokes I did not understand 15 years ago, but now they are just gold:

"The doctors say he has a 50/50 chance of living, but even that is only a 10% chance"

"Cuban?" -"No, I'm Dutch-Irish. My father was from Wales"

And in the second movie when Frank meets Jane for the first time in years:

"How are the children?"
-"We didn't have any"
"Oh.. right."

I don't know, something about these movies just puts a smile on my face. Same with the Hot Shots movies. This was back when spoofing was done good, and now just thinking at all the Scary Movies, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie etc, it all just went downhill.
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Post by: jammindude on September 21, 2015, 05:15:05 PM
I even loved 33 1/3rd.   Wonderful movies.   
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Post by: Lucien on September 21, 2015, 11:45:38 PM
the last movie I would have seen would be Into the Woods (  :hefdaddy ) if I had it, but I don't

the last movie I saw was Jurassic World, still amazing
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Post by: Orbert on September 22, 2015, 06:50:17 AM
Pacific Rim.

The premise was kinda dumb, but at least it was kinda different, so it kept my interest.  The effects were great.  The characters were mostly silly caricatures, but I'm pretty sure that they were supposed to be, so okay.  The effects were great.  The story was kinda dumb, but at least it was kinda different, so it kept my interest.  Then it was over.  The effects were great.
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Post by: BlackInk on September 22, 2015, 07:11:02 AM
Yeah, Pacific Rim was dumb, but it was pretty fun.
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Post by: kingshmegland on September 22, 2015, 10:49:05 AM
It had that Japanese anime feel to it.  So I think the goofiness was exactly what they were going for and it was fun.
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Post by: Orbert on September 22, 2015, 11:18:57 AM
Exactly.  It was a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters.  Everything about the backstory was just to get us to the giant robots fighting the giant monsters, and all the effects and set dressing was to help sell it.  It worked.  I was entertained.

I mean, we could've loaded up fighter jets with missiles and blown them away, but then we wouldn't have three hours of giant robots fighting giant monsters.
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Post by: jingle.boy on September 22, 2015, 11:24:26 AM
Exactly.  It was a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters.  Everything about the backstory was just to get us to the giant robots fighting the giant monsters, and all the effects and set dressing was to help sell it.  It worked.  I was entertained.

I mean, we could've loaded up fighter jets with missiles and blown them away, but then we wouldn't have three hours of giant robots fighting giant monsters.

No... you'd have War of the Worlds, or Cloverfield.

I agree on the enjoyment factor... take movies for what they are.  Hell, I enjoyed Battleship.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 22, 2015, 12:26:05 PM
I REALLY like Battleship. Thought I was the only one!

For me, the big problems are all the goofballs on land trying to disrupt the aliens at the satellite station.  That should have been cleaned up.

But all the stuff at sea is gold, and I watch it almost every time I catch it channel surfing.
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Post by: jingle.boy on September 22, 2015, 12:36:57 PM
I REALLY like Battleship. Thought I was the only one!

For me, the big problems are all the goofballs on land trying to disrupt the aliens at the satellite station.  That should have been cleaned up.

But all the stuff at sea is gold, and I watch it almost every time I catch it channel surfing.

What goofballs on land?  I was too busy gawking at Brooklyn Decker.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 22, 2015, 01:01:47 PM
I want to see Battleship. it looks like fun.

But is it really self-aware with it's ridiculousness or is it actively trying to be another badass Transformers wannabe ?

If it's the former i'll definitely enjoy it.




However - having said that - Sharknado is obviously VERY self-aware and I hated that. I think there's a line between wanting to be a cult hit and just being knowingly cheesy and fun.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 22, 2015, 01:24:50 PM
I REALLY like Battleship. Thought I was the only one!

For me, the big problems are all the goofballs on land trying to disrupt the aliens at the satellite station.  That should have been cleaned up.

But all the stuff at sea is gold, and I watch it almost every time I catch it channel surfing.

What goofballs on land?  I was too busy gawking at Brooklyn Decker.
The guys with her.

Definitely nothing wrong with her.


I don't think it is "self-aware."  It is intending to be a fun action movie, not ridiculous on purpose.

Most of the ridiculous parts come from the aforementioned land-based parts.
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Post by: T-ski on September 22, 2015, 02:00:44 PM
Re-watched the Naked Gun trilogy. Still great movies. I wish they made comedies like this today, but unfortunately they don't. Even though there's plenty of moments that are incredibly dumb and overblown, there's still a lot of clever writing. Almost every scene has something funny, and Leslie Nielsen is just great. I also love how I view these movies different now, compared to when I was 7-8 when I first saw them. A lot of the jokes I didn't understand back then make sense now, but there were also things that worked and made it funny for a child as well.

Some of these lines were jokes I did not understand 15 years ago, but now they are just gold:

"The doctors say he has a 50/50 chance of living, but even that is only a 10% chance"

"Cuban?" -"No, I'm Dutch-Irish. My father was from Wales"

And in the second movie when Frank meets Jane for the first time in years:

"How are the children?"
-"We didn't have any"
"Oh.. right."

I don't know, something about these movies just puts a smile on my face. Same with the Hot Shots movies. This was back when spoofing was done good, and now just thinking at all the Scary Movies, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie etc, it all just went downhill.

what made these films and the original Airplane! movie so good is everyone played it straight for the most part.  when they started mugging for the camera and tried being funny is when it derails.  Neilsen was great when these started but fell victim to this over time.

definitely check out the old Police Squad television shows if you haven't.  I think they only made 6 episodes but it was the basis for the Naked Gun movies.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 22, 2015, 02:14:00 PM
Who are You??  How did you get in here ??

I'm a locksmith..... And, i'm a locksmith.



One of the best jokes is when Drebin is rooting through the drawer of a suspect and stops and says proudly " Bingo ! " and pulls out a bingo card. :rollin
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on September 22, 2015, 02:31:26 PM
Snowpiercer. Love it. Has a great story, great acting, and a ton of badass scenes. Chris Evans did great!
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Post by: TioJorge on September 22, 2015, 02:48:54 PM
Awesome film, one of my favorites in the past few years.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 22, 2015, 03:00:12 PM
Snowpiercer. Love it. Has a great story, great acting, and a ton of badass scenes. Chris Evans did great!
Still need to catch that one.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on September 22, 2015, 03:06:27 PM
Snowpiercer. Love it. Has a great story, great acting, and a ton of badass scenes. Chris Evans did great!
Still need to catch that one.

I like it for its originality, felt really fresh. It's a bit eccentric so I can see people disliking it, but it's a fun ride.
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Post by: Accelerando on September 22, 2015, 05:02:37 PM
Black Mass. Johnny Depp's best role in many years. He is incredible in this, as well as Joel Edgerton
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Post by: BlackInk on September 22, 2015, 10:50:14 PM
Snowpiercer was really cool. And fun, despite it being so "dark".
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 23, 2015, 05:21:30 AM
I don't know if anyone seen this but it's a nice way of getting pumped for The Martian:

ARES: live (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL11jnaw78nImntK66qqPfA386oSOIjYXS)
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Post by: BlackInk on September 27, 2015, 08:34:31 AM
Saw two movies this weekend I haven't seen before. The first was the new film Everest, which I really enjoyed. Striking story, good acting. For some reason however, I did expect it to be an oscar contender type movie, but I don't quite feel like it reached those levels. And also, if anyone is thinking about seeing this in theaters, see the 2D version. There are a few scenes which are rather dimly lit, and with 3D on top of that making it even darker, it could get pretty confusing at times. I wouldn't say the 3D is necessary for the movie experience in this case anyways, so just see it in 2D.

The other one was Big Hero 6, which was also awesome. There were some clumsy exposition and a few weird moments with the villain, but other than that this movie was great! The best scene for me was when Hero pulled the healthcare chip out of Baymax and told him to terminate the bad guy. The music, Baymax with red eyes being really frightening, and the way all the friends tried to stop him was awesome. One of my favorite scenes in an animated movie.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 28, 2015, 07:40:44 AM
I would like to see Everest.

Big Hero 6 was a really fun film.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on September 28, 2015, 07:41:24 AM
Yeah I'll probably go check Everest out this weekend. Definitely has a great cast.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 28, 2015, 07:48:35 AM
I would like to see Everest.

Big Hero 6 was a really fun film.

Big Hero 6 was surprisingly great. I loved it. I haven't laughed that much at a "comedy" in ages. And the visuals were fantastic.

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Post by: gmillerdrake on September 28, 2015, 01:59:54 PM
I wasted a couple hours of my life and stayed up too late and lost sleep watching 'The Watch'. that dumb Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn movie. I have no idea why I didn't turn it off but I got to the point where I had already wasted so much time on it I figured I should see it out.....such a dumb movie.
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Post by: bout to crash on September 28, 2015, 10:41:51 PM
Big Hero 6 was great!

Anyway, I just watched a creepy movie called Goodnight Mommy... basically it's about these twin boys whose mom comes home after some facial reconstruction surgery and they are suspicious about whether it's actually her. It was visually great. Plot-wise it started out very slow, which I don't necessarily mind but there were some points where I was getting a bit bored. The second half, which was extremely fucked up, mostly made up for that. I won't give anything away but worth a watch.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on September 30, 2015, 08:27:50 AM
Fast 5 followed by Furious 6. I thought the last 3 movies (4,5 & 6) were fantastic with 5 being my favorite of them all. So far the only one I've actively hated was the 2nd one. All others were worth watching.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 30, 2015, 08:36:15 AM
Fast 6 ? Furious 7 ?

They should call the next one The Hateful 8 .
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 30, 2015, 08:49:07 AM
Oh I just remembered. Did I mention this already ?

I watched Aranofsky's Noah recently and my God it was boring. Just dismal, dull and dark. No levity in the entire film. Just blahhhhhhh.
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Post by: BlackInk on September 30, 2015, 09:21:30 AM
Saw some news about the Fast and Furious franshise the other day. The article headline began "Vin Diesel confirms there will be one last..." and I thought "oh yeah, one last movie again?", then I saw that the rest of the headline was "... trilogy". I laughed.

I watched Aranofsky's Noah recently and my God it was boring. Just dismal, dull and dark. No levity in the entire film. Just blahhhhhhh.

Being boring was the least of that movie's problem. They made the entire thing so silly. There could have been some good drama if they'd just went with the original story, especially with Aronofsky directing.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on September 30, 2015, 09:21:50 AM
I think the first half of Noah was great but the 2nd half was dull.
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 30, 2015, 10:01:45 AM
Saw some news about the Fast and Furious franshise the other day. The article headline began "Vin Diesel confirms there will be one last..." and I thought "oh yeah, one last movie again?", then I saw that the rest of the headline was "... trilogy". I laughed.


Ten films is a trilogy now ? :P
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Post by: BlackInk on September 30, 2015, 10:37:12 AM
Huh?
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Post by: Kotowboy on September 30, 2015, 12:14:00 PM
I don't see how you can call it a trilogy when they're connected to the previous 7 films.

It's more like a Decalogy or something.
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Post by: Orbert on September 30, 2015, 12:37:03 PM
The three final films will all have something in common, and Vin calls them a "trilogy" which to me implies that they will have a continuous story arc.  Though they'll ultimately be part of a larger series of films, there's nothing wrong with referring to the final three films as a trilogy in their own right.

For example, I've seen Star Trek II, III, and IV referred to as a trilogy.  III picks up right where II left off, and IV picks up from III.  Then V goes off in a different direction.  Although II, III, and IV stand alone pretty well and are part of a bigger series, those three films also go together and can be referred to as a trilogy.
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Post by: BlackInk on September 30, 2015, 12:41:06 PM
I don't see how you can call it a trilogy when they're connected to the previous 7 films.

It's more like a Decalogy or something.

Okay, "three movies" then. What they're referred to as was hardly the point.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 30, 2015, 12:53:43 PM
The three final films will all have something in common, and Vin calls them a "trilogy" which to me implies that they will have a continuous story arc.  Though they'll ultimately be part of a larger series of films, there's nothing wrong with referring to the final three films as a trilogy in their own right.

For example, I've seen Star Trek II, III, and IV referred to as a trilogy.  III picks up right where II left off, and IV picks up from III.  Then V goes off in a different direction.  Although II, III, and IV stand alone pretty well and are part of a bigger series, those three films also go together and can be referred to as a trilogy.
This, FFS.

Not to mention the Star Wars saga being divided into the OT (Original Trilogy) and the PT (Prequel Trilogy).
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 02, 2015, 02:38:08 AM
Anyone seen The Walk? I was very fascinated by the documentary and heard some reports of dizziness and other symtomps while watching the movie. I don't like heights but I really wanna see this mostly because i'm very fascinated by the story but also to have a sense how it's like doing something like that at that height.
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Post by: TioJorge on October 02, 2015, 02:50:46 AM
I'm deathly afraid of heights in certain situations...usually just whenever I'm not confident that I'll not fall. The usual stuff like vertigo (if I'm on top of a building I won't even go anywhere near the edge, and I'm not talking like...'near' it...I mean I'll stay smack fuckin' dab in the middle of the roof  :lol Fuck the view, I don't wanna piss my pants) and if I'm on a really high ladder, I'll start shaking a little bit. But I'm still interested in the movie simply because of the fact that it'd be cool to feel that feeling and just know that I'm safe. In that regard, I'd like to go see it in Imax so maybe I can feel that great feeling of warm, wet urine running down my leg. Y'know!?  :lol But really, I'd love to see it, I just know that if it's filmed a certain way, I'll end up breaking the seat cause I'll be grabbing it like I'm about to actually fall.
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Post by: BlackInk on October 02, 2015, 03:06:03 AM
It's on my to-see-in-2015 list. I'm a fan of JGL... and that he's in it is pretty much all I know about it, and the very basics of the premise. I don't watch trailers for movies that I already know I want to see, so haven't seen anything from this.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 02, 2015, 03:12:03 AM
It's on my to-see-in-2015 list. I'm a fan of JGL... and that he's in it is pretty much all I know about it, and the very basics of the premise. I don't watch trailers for movies that I already know I want to see, so haven't seen anything from this.
I highly recommend you see the doc. Man On Wire either before or after.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on October 02, 2015, 06:54:06 AM
Zombie Hunter. Danny Trejo is on the cover, so it stands to reason that Danny Trejo is actually the main character of the movie, and not just two wasted minutes in the middle. Not a single other redeeming quality to the movie, so I gave up with 20 minutes left. Not even so bad it's good, it was just plain bad.
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Post by: Kotowboy on October 02, 2015, 07:43:17 AM
I am tempted to see The Martian tonight in 2 digitals. I know It's Ridley Scott but really can't be arsed with 3D even though Prometheus was great in that regard.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on October 02, 2015, 07:49:14 AM
If Ridley Scott and Matt Damon weren't involved, I would have been interested in it based on the premise. I've hated everything I've seen by Ridley Scott, and I can't stand Matt Damon's face. :lol

/kotowboy
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Post by: BlackInk on October 02, 2015, 08:44:33 AM
I'm very interested in The Martian. Will hopefully get to see it soon.
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Post by: Kotowboy on October 02, 2015, 10:07:13 AM
Mark Kermode said it's the best Ridley Scott film in a long time.
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Post by: faizoff on October 02, 2015, 11:16:05 AM
Very positive reviews initially for The Martian so I'm very curious to see it now. Hopefully I can catch it on the Sunday.

Also finally finished all the Fast and Furious movies by watching the 7th one last night. I think it was the best of the series. Amazing stunts even though they're way over the top, they're still really cool to look at. I honestly didn't think I'd enjoy these movies as much as I thought I would. I resisted watching them for the longest time and now I'm glad I watched them all. Apart from the 2nd movie which was definitely the worst I enjoyed all others quite a bit.
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Post by: The Trooper on October 02, 2015, 12:44:07 PM
I saw The Walk last night. I live/grew up in Jersey with a view of the NY skyline. and as an old fart remember when it  took place .Maybe it is just me,but growing up seeing the towers being built, that Walk, and events after as we all know and I lost a good bud on 9/11. It just kind of hit me. I know that may sound odd. Anyway. It is a great movie. It does get a bit tedious, but well worth seeing. JGL is great in it and it may get him an Oscar nomination.

Also saw The Martian. Good movie, not great, kinda felt long and predictable.
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Post by: BlackInk on October 02, 2015, 01:33:24 PM
Just saw 'Coherence' from 2013. Waaaaaat...

Really tense, very intriguing, confusing. It's really hard to describe, but I definetely think you should see it. The acting was very different too. Very natural, well formed and real characters. Excellent dialogue, almost seems improvised at times.
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Post by: TioJorge on October 02, 2015, 01:37:48 PM
I posted a while back when I saw it that it was one of my favorite sci/fi films of all time right off the bat. It still is after my third viewing. I love it so damn much! It's a movie that really doesn't seem like it'd be all that tense, but there's a few moments that shook me to the core just out of the sheer beautiful atmosphere they create and the tension between the characters and their reactions. Any fan of the genre absolutely needs to check it out. That was my exact reaction after finishing it...just a....wh-...whaaaaaatTHEFUCK!?  :lol Really awesome movie. I think I'm gonna watch it again tonight.
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Post by: Kotowboy on October 02, 2015, 01:39:25 PM
Just got in from The Martian .

Great fun. Engaging throughout it's 135 minutes. Never depressingly bleak. It's a bit like Castaway in space. Obviously great visually and good pacing.

A lot more fun (and much better) than Prometheus.

For starters it has a script ! ;D
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Post by: TioJorge on October 02, 2015, 01:46:09 PM
Noice! I loved the book and am not one of those people who is hoping that the movie is going to replicate it, so I think I'll really enjoy it. Sadly with the beginnings of Strep, I probably won't make it for a while and might have to end up watching it at home given my schedule after this week. But it's good to hear it was well done.
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Post by: Kotowboy on October 02, 2015, 01:48:53 PM
Visually it's obviously very similar to Prometheus. But that's to be expected.
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Post by: TioJorge on October 02, 2015, 01:51:00 PM
I liked Prometheus well enough and a lot of that is because of the visuals and the atmosphere created, so that's really good to hear on my end.
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Post by: BlackInk on October 02, 2015, 01:56:16 PM
I posted a while back when I saw it that it was one of my favorite sci/fi films of all time right off the bat. It still is after my third viewing. I love it so damn much! It's a movie that really doesn't seem like it'd be all that tense, but there's a few moments that shook me to the core just out of the sheer beautiful atmosphere they create and the tension between the characters and their reactions. Any fan of the genre absolutely needs to check it out. That was my exact reaction after finishing it...just a....wh-...whaaaaaatTHEFUCK!?  :lol Really awesome movie. I think I'm gonna watch it again tonight.

For me it was pretty tense right from the beginning. Not because of what was happening on screen, more because of the editing and the fact that the entire movie is filmed with hand held cam. That and the subtle music they had just really created a creepy and eerie atmosphere. So much so that I actually thought for a while that I was watching a horror movie and had to check which genres it was labled with on IMDb.
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Post by: TioJorge on October 02, 2015, 02:36:01 PM
Well I meant more from what I had seen in trailers and what I read about it, but yeah I got the same feeling pretty much from the get go. A friend told me about it and it didn't sound all that scary but I was taken aback by how creeped out I was. Creepy and eerie are great descriptors for it.
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Post by: Onno on October 02, 2015, 03:39:52 PM
I just watched Fast & Furious 7. Ridiculously over the top, but I thought it was fun.
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Post by: TioJorge on October 02, 2015, 03:57:36 PM
What a coinkydink! I was literally about to post my thoughts on it and saw your post. I thought the same. Absolutely nuts and ridiculous, yet not bad ridiculousness, just completely over the top. It was a good send off for the late Walker, and I'm gonna miss seeing that guy so very much... I really enjoyed his presence in his movies, even the few I've seen outside of the F&F franchise. He just seemed to always have this way about him that was just really nice. I won't turn this into a mourning thread, but the movie itself did seem to be a great way to say goodbye. Got a bit choked up at times for sure. Other than that massive part of the film though, it was just some good high octane fun.

As for the new trilogy...I really doubt I'll be much into it, but I'll definitely have to check them out way down the line one boring day.
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Post by: bout to crash on October 03, 2015, 02:53:43 AM
Agnes of God. Pretty good! I want to dress up as a bloody nun for Halloween now...
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Post by: Zantera on October 03, 2015, 03:47:27 AM
The Martian - It was really good. :)
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Post by: Kotowboy on October 03, 2015, 08:39:50 AM
The Martian - It was really good. :)

Yeah I was thinking it would be depressing and bleak but it was more like an adventure film.
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Post by: Accelerando on October 03, 2015, 04:20:24 PM
Watched it last night. Ridley Scott is finally back to form! Look what happens when he has a good script to work with! Hopefully someone wrote a GREAT script for him for Alien: Paradise Lost....still don't know how I feel about that title.
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Post by: Train of Naught on October 03, 2015, 05:24:29 PM
Insidious 3, god damn! What a godawful movie.
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Post by: Phoenix87x on October 03, 2015, 07:59:54 PM
Logan's run

Wow. That was pretty wild
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Post by: Orbert on October 03, 2015, 08:58:38 PM
Snowpiercer

I heard it was a great movie, or at least very good, but I just couldn't get past how incredibly bad it was.  The premise is absurd, the story is absurd, the acting is horrible, and on top of all that, they throw in many, many scenes that I'm assuming are supposed to be cool or visually striking or something, but instead they too were just absurd.  Really, just about everything about this movie was completely stupid.

The symbolism.  Yeah, okay, fine.  The train was a metaphor for the human condition or something.  That doesn't excuse two hours of totally stupid shit.  I kept waiting for some kind of explanation for the stupid shit that had happened, but instead they just zipped right along to the next stupid scene that didn't make any sense either.

A couple of slightly interesting concepts executed very badly, and a bunch of far less interesting concepts also executed very badly.

1 derailed train out of 10.  Would not watch again, would not recommend, would not accept free copy of the movie if handed one and currently in need of a coaster.
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Post by: TioJorge on October 03, 2015, 10:05:04 PM
Whoa... Damn, bro. To each their own!
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Post by: bout to crash on October 04, 2015, 12:34:32 AM
 :lol, I haven't seen it yet so I have no comment, but that review made me laugh.
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Post by: BlackInk on October 04, 2015, 01:48:07 AM
I thought Snowpiercer was great. I get not liking the scenes or the story or whatever, but how was the acting "horrible"? I thought everyone did just fine.
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Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on October 04, 2015, 07:21:17 AM
Snowpiercer

I heard it was a great movie, or at least very good, but I just couldn't get past how incredibly bad it was.  The premise is absurd, the story is absurd, the acting is horrible, and on top of all that, they throw in many, many scenes that I'm assuming are supposed to be cool or visually striking or something, but instead they too were just absurd.  Really, just about everything about this movie was completely stupid.

The symbolism.  Yeah, okay, fine.  The train was a metaphor for the human condition or something.  That doesn't excuse two hours of totally stupid shit.  I kept waiting for some kind of explanation for the stupid shit that had happened, but instead they just zipped right along to the next stupid scene that didn't make any sense either.

A couple of slightly interesting concepts executed very badly, and a bunch of far less interesting concepts also executed very badly.

1 derailed train out of 10.  Would not watch again, would not recommend, would not accept free copy of the movie if handed one and currently in need of a coaster.

I actually enjoyed the movie, because I love trains and post-apocalyptic settings, and something that combines those is always going to be enjoyable to me on some level. But still, I really agree with the bolded part. Symbolism is all well and good, but for it to work, the story, and especially the choices made by the characters, have to make sense without knowing what it symbolizes. The movie felt it was trying really hard to be "deep" and "meaningful," but somehow forgot to actually make sense outside the context of its own brilliant symbolism.

So I'm kinda mixed on the movie, personally. Some really neat ideas, some really cool visuals, but the story just really does not work.
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Post by: faizoff on October 04, 2015, 07:49:39 AM
Finally saw Avengers: Age of Ultron. Pretty good movie overall, though I think the story could've used a little more substance. And I really wished Loki was there lol. I think the honest trailer mostly shares my views on the movie. It was still very enjoyable. I'd give it 7.5/10.
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Post by: Orbert on October 04, 2015, 08:05:32 AM
I love trains, and I like sci-fi.  The post-apocalyptic thing has been done so many times that it's practically a subgenre of its own, but I kinda liked the idea here.  We thought we had the solution to global warming, but we fucked up and basically sent our world into an ice age instead.  Right, because they're going to implement this solution on a global scale on just the theory and word of a handful of scientists, without testing it small scale first or anything.  Okay, so much for a new, intelligent idea.  Well, it was new anyway.

And the train has been on this track non-stop for 18 years?  When is maintenance on the track done, and by whom?

Also, we saw -- in fact, they made a point of showing -- several instances where the train "pierced" through mountainside sections of track that had been completely frozen, usually knocking the train off its wheels.  That's completely stupid.  If the impact is enough to knock the train up off its wheels like that, it is incredibly close to derailing.  It simply defies logic that the train has been crashing through these blockages for 18 years, often getting knocked off balance, and has not had a catastrophic collision.  Several collisions that we saw just during the length of the film translates to hundreds if not thousands of "close calls".  And not a single actual derailment?  No.  Just no.

They passed through party cars, school cars, pool cars, nightclub cars... where do all these people live?  It seems that the upper-class folk literally spend every moment "out" somewhere.

They opened one "gate" and it was the Oh Shit gate.  An army of dudes with hatchets and axes.  You know, large weighted blades on handles.  Against the tail section guys with pipes and other blunt objects.  How did this battle last more than a few minutes?  Seriously, the tail section guys with their rocks and pointed sticks managed to disarm enough of the guys with axes to actually make a fight out of it?  And they nearly won?  Please.

I'm sorry, but it was one stupid scene after another, and never any explanation.  Yes, there was exposition; that's not the same as explaining what we saw happening.

Okay, the acting was not always horrible.  Sometimes it was slightly less than over-the-top and clichéd.  Maybe it was because I was taken out of the movie so early by the sheer idiocy of the premise and its execution that I couldn't help seeing the acting as acting.  I never bought any of the characters; they were all caricatures.  The leader guy did things the leader guy does, gets upset all the times the leader guy should get upset, makes mistakes leaders often make.  The underlings did their parts, too.  They fought, they died, in all the ways they were supposed to.  The heroic sacrifice by the number two guy.  The revelation that the most trusted adviser was in fact working for the other side.  Because none of that has ever been done before.

The final confrontation with Wilford was actually good.  His explaining how everything was according to plan, the only way it could possibly be, and how he and Curtis were actually the same.  Both filling a niche, serving a purpose, doing what needed to be done.  Which is why Curtis was chosen to replace Wilford.  It all made sense, and had the side-effect of explaining why everything up to that point was so formulaic and made me think for a moment that maybe the whole thing was tongue-in-cheek and I'd been watching the movie wrong for two hours.  Then Curtis chose to throw it away and they crashed the train instead.  Um... okay?  That's the solution here?  Destroy the ark with the last remnants of the human race, because you don't like what you found out about how it all works, how it has to work?

And then... a polar bear!
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Post by: Phoenix87x on October 04, 2015, 09:37:04 AM
I definitely expected more out of snowpiercer. I was going along with it up till ending.




Spoiler for anyone who cares





And Those two kids died in the snow like an hour after they got out of the train. Totally surround by snow on a mountain.
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Post by: TioJorge on October 04, 2015, 12:10:39 PM
Finally saw Avengers: Age of Ultron. Pretty good movie overall, though I think the story could've used a little more substance. And I really wished Loki was there lol. I think the honest trailer mostly shares my views on the movie. It was still very enjoyable. I'd give it 7.5/10.

Gawwwwd so much! I was actually really disappointed he didn't make ANY appearance in the movie. I was under the impression that some scenes got cut but one of the only characters with some development and depth was absent entirely... It's not like I watch the films for an in depth analysis on the characters but he's one of the few that was truly well developed and is so interesting; you never know if he's going to help or fuck you over.  :rollin I really hope they bring him back for films in the future. Funny enough I never cared all that much for the actual Thor films aside from Loki, but if he's given a big role in Ragnarok, that'll be enough for me to get excited. I'd love to see him in future team-up movies, although I'm not holding my breath.
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Post by: Lucien on October 04, 2015, 12:41:31 PM
Don't know why you guys wanted/expected Loki in the film, he's currently playing his facade as the king of Asgard (oops spoilers for Thor: The Dark World)
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Post by: TioJorge on October 04, 2015, 12:58:18 PM
Er...I explained why I wanted him in the movie...and like I said, I haven't been into either Thor film so I really don't remember jack shit about either of them till prompted or I look it up. Also, I expected at least something (if ever so small) because he actually was in the movie...it's just that his scene was cut.

But okay!!
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Post by: BlackInk on October 04, 2015, 03:12:04 PM
I think they actually did film a short Loki scene for AoU, but like you said, it was cut from the final movie.
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Post by: TioJorge on October 04, 2015, 03:19:13 PM
Yeah, that's what I meant. I knew about the scene before the movie came out and somehow missed the news that it was cut, hence my disappointment and expectation of at least seeing him. That's the thing though is even if he's in just one scene, he'll steal it for me; both because I really love Hiddelston as an actor and also cause Loki is the shit.
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Post by: orcus116 on October 04, 2015, 05:55:32 PM
And the train has been on this track non-stop for 18 years?  When is maintenance on the track done, and by whom?

Also, we saw -- in fact, they made a point of showing -- several instances where the train "pierced" through mountainside sections of track that had been completely frozen, usually knocking the train off its wheels.  That's completely stupid.  If the impact is enough to knock the train up off its wheels like that, it is incredibly close to derailing.  It simply defies logic that the train has been crashing through these blockages for 18 years, often getting knocked off balance, and has not had a catastrophic collision.  Several collisions that we saw just during the length of the film translates to hundreds if not thousands of "close calls".  And not a single actual derailment?  No.  Just no.

They passed through party cars, school cars, pool cars, nightclub cars... where do all these people live?  It seems that the upper-class folk literally spend every moment "out" somewhere.

They opened one "gate" and it was the Oh Shit gate.  An army of dudes with hatchets and axes.  You know, large weighted blades on handles.  Against the tail section guys with pipes and other blunt objects.  How did this battle last more than a few minutes?  Seriously, the tail section guys with their rocks and pointed sticks managed to disarm enough of the guys with axes to actually make a fight out of it?  And they nearly won?  Please.

I was a little down on this movie for other reasons but these criticisms seem a little, I dunno, nit-picky? I saw someone else say the whole movie sucked because at the end they ended up finding those parkas and one happened to be a childs size. I completely understand the want of having a movie do a little bit of explaining but it just seems that every little bit of disbelief seemed to rattle you more and more. I'm only confused because you said you enjoy sci-fi and that genre is just riddled with movies and entire concepts of utter disbelief.

I do agree with some of your other criticisms and don't take this post the wrong way as I'm just fascinated sometimes at little things that irk some people about a movie that I had never really thought of or cared about. Trust me, I do the same thing on other TV shows and movies.
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Post by: Orbert on October 04, 2015, 07:09:00 PM
I'm fine with movies where it's literally expected to be some crazy dumb fun and you know that going in, but Sci-Fi is different to me, and I expect more out of it.  I have more trouble accepting things I might wave off in another movie, because Sci-Fi is supposed to be "smarter" than that.  To me, anyway.  You're right that there's a lot of bad Sci-Fi out there.  Sometimes I'll have to watch a few less-than-awesome flicks to find one I really like.
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Post by: TioJorge on October 04, 2015, 11:52:05 PM
I was going to mention the same, Orcus. I mean, usually I would, but Orby apparently hated it so much it made him angry.  :lol Which is fine, I know it's an odd movie, there's some insanely ridiculous shit going on, and while I didn't think the premise was so absolutely crazy that it just made me throw the movie out the window, it's certainly out there. I think the movie is most definitely a blend of fantasy and sci/fi, I mean it's pretty obvious that it's not attempting in any way to make a semi-realistic situation and push the boundaries like a lot of sci/fi, it just straight up throws you in this crazy world and says 'go'. While I didn't think the acting was amazing, I didn't think it was nearly as bad as you made it sound, Orby; but again, to each their own and you saw what you saw and like what you like. I didn't think it deserved any Oscars or anything, but I've seen and can think of tens of handfuls of other movies that make this one look Oscar-worthy; mainly I just focused on Evans' and Song's character (both whom I adore so that helped immensely with me liking the movie...I especially love Song).

Either way, clearly it didn't do it for you so...onto the next!

I watched a really touching film tonight on Netflix called The Story of Luke. Very funny at times, very sad at others, and mostly a heart-tugging drama with some funny moments sprinkled in between. I think this is a movie I probably wouldn't have liked much before I met my friends' kids. It's a story about a man with a type of autism, specifically Asperger's disease, and what looks to be a fairly moderate form of it. Now, my lil 5-year-old buddy I've spoken of a few times on here has Asperger's, though a very mild form, but I can now relate to the movie in a way that I absolutely would have been ignorant of before. Honestly, the film itself, while funny at times and again, heart-string-tugging at others, is still pretty good and I might sit through it before; but now that I've experienced the things I have with him, I enjoyed it much more and could relate in a way I couldn't have in the past. It's just one of those funny little realizations in a small moment in life, just watching a simple movie, that made me choke up a good bit... Made me realize how much I've changed over the years... For the better.

I digress, apologies. All in all, a pretty neat film that had its moments. If you don't relate or can't, it's still a good drama with some funny bits; if you can and know the situation the main character is in, it's even better and a realistic, good insight into the world of an autistic man with a shitload of heart. Definitely a film that, in the past, I'd look at and go "FUCK THAT SHIT, THAT'S MADE TO MAKE YOU CRY!" (except it wouldn't)...and it totally is. And I did. So fuckin' A.  :lol

Ed: Just realized something too. You know the douchebag dad from Jim Carrey's Liar Liar? His ex-wife's new husband? He's in this and he is an even bigger douchebag and a complete asshole. I haven't seen him in any other movie since that one.  :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 05, 2015, 12:11:27 PM
Carey Elwes ? He's in Hot Shots and The Princess Bride.
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Post by: TioJorge on October 05, 2015, 01:11:40 PM
Ohh I forgot about The Princess Bride. Never seen Hot Shots. But holy hell I just IMDB'd the dude and he really is still going fairly strong... I didn't even realize that was him in the first Saw. Whoa! He's easy to miss for me apparently... :lol I STILL just see him as the douchebag dad.
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Post by: KevShmev on October 05, 2015, 05:19:24 PM
How is he a douchebag in Liar Liar?  I mean, he is kind of a dork, but his character was not a douchebag just because he was dating the main character's ex-wife.  And the main character was much more of a douchebag (look at how he always ignored his kid for years).
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on October 05, 2015, 05:59:51 PM
 :lol Holy crap. I thought he was a douchebag. That should be the end of it but uh...I'll expand. I didn't think he was a douchebag in a SUPER SERIOUS way, but the way he was with the kid, the way he attempted to be the 'cool dad' that Carrey's character was towards the kid when he was with him (Elwes trying to imitate "THE HAND", that's the main scene that pops up in my mind that just screams douchebag). Maybe our definition of douchebag is different. Maybe we saw different movies (it's uh...not a tiny coincidence that in the end Carrey ends up back with the family and all is well).

Also, I'm not sure where you got that I thought he was a douchebag because he was dating the main character's ex wife. That came out of your ass. Carrey's character was a douchebag for a completely different reason in that while he was a bad person at times towards others and *GASP* lied, on the other hand was a great dad when he was there (as stated by the wife numerous times in the movie while Carrey was trying to get his shit together). Maybe 'douchebag' to you is some horrible, end-all insult. I see it as a pretty malleable insult in that it can mean you're really being a truly shitty fucktard (See: the entire cast of Jersey Shore) or you're just being a goofball who is failing at trying way too hard to be cool (See: Elwes' character).
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on October 05, 2015, 08:36:46 PM
They always try to make other love interests somewhat unlikeable in these movies because they don't want you to like them simply because they oppose the main character. And so you don't feel bad when they just ditch them as quickly as possible at some point. See 2012. :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: KevShmev on October 05, 2015, 08:51:20 PM
:lol Holy crap. I thought he was a douchebag. That should be the end of it but uh...I'll expand. I didn't think he was a douchebag in a SUPER SERIOUS way, but the way he was with the kid, the way he attempted to be the 'cool dad' that Carrey's character was towards the kid when he was with him (Elwes trying to imitate "THE HAND", that's the main scene that pops up in my mind that just screams douchebag). Maybe our definition of douchebag is different. Maybe we saw different movies (it's uh...not a tiny coincidence that in the end Carrey ends up back with the family and all is well).

Also, I'm not sure where you got that I thought he was a douchebag because he was dating the main character's ex wife. That came out of your ass. Carrey's character was a douchebag for a completely different reason in that while he was a bad person at times towards others and *GASP* lied, on the other hand was a great dad when he was there (as stated by the wife numerous times in the movie while Carrey was trying to get his shit together). Maybe 'douchebag' to you is some horrible, end-all insult. I see it as a pretty malleable insult in that it can mean you're really being a truly shitty fucktard (See: the entire cast of Jersey Shore) or you're just being a goofball who is failing at trying way too hard to be cool (See: Elwes' character).

What you just described is a dork, not a douchebag.

Also, Carrey ending up back with the family was a predictable, yet completely unrealistic, finish to a comedy. 

Like BD said, they often try to make the love interest who opposes the main character not likable, and in this case, they made him a dork, not a d-bag.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on October 05, 2015, 08:56:24 PM
Okie dokie! Still thought he was a douchebag.


(http://oi62.tinypic.com/33ti24k.jpg)

...

I watched Sanctum again, only second time seeing it... What a gorgeous, intense film. I love the ocean but it scares the living hell out of me. I love caves and they scare the living hell out of me. So this movie was pretty much my worst nightmare when I saw it in theaters. It was a lot less claustrophobia-inducing for me watching it at home, but I still got dem goosebumps from time to time. I really like the movie despite all that though and I suppose it did its job in that regard. Reed Richards...you bastard!  :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: adace on October 06, 2015, 03:16:06 AM
Just saw The Martian. Amazing film that does justice to the book. Both the film and book did a good job of boiling down complicated science to the layman's level. Also, the visuals/cinematography of the film were amazing.

Not 100% scientifically accurate for sure but still one of Hollywood's best attempts at showing what it would really be like to travel to and live on Mars.

Edit: Here's a great article that I recommend everyone who's seen the film and/or read the book check out:
http://space.io9.com/science-of-the-martian-the-good-the-bad-and-the-fasc-1734726471 (http://space.io9.com/science-of-the-martian-the-good-the-bad-and-the-fasc-1734726471)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on October 08, 2015, 06:56:06 PM
Everest - I really liked Everest, as it had a great cast that kept it really engaging. It was slower paced than I expected, but that's probably one of its strengths, as I'm glad it wasn't a typical flashy disaster film. 8/10

Frank - Very obscure film, and very funny. Probably Fassbender's strangest role I've seen yet, and the movie really does leave a good feeling in your heart when it's all said and done. 8.5/10

Good Will Hunting - Damn. Finally saw this in one sitting and it hit me with so much force. I got really sad because it made me realize how much I miss Robin Williams. His best role I've ever seen and Matt Damon is incredible as well. I haven't seen many movies this good, and this well definitely become one of my all-time favorites. 10/10, no doubt.

Oh, and I already mentioned that I've seen this but I ought to give it a rating:

Snowpiercer - Very unique film, Chris Evans is remarkable and it kept me on the edge of my seat pretty much the whole time. I love the setting and the atmosphere of this movie, and it really made me feel like I needed a shower :lol  9/10
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: chknptpie on October 08, 2015, 08:30:54 PM
Watching some "oldies" lately:
Butch Casisdy and the Sundance Kid
The Sting
The Great Escape
and... Fletch which was hilarious
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 08, 2015, 09:53:51 PM
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Sting

Two of my all-time faves right there.  Newman and Redford were so awesome together.  I don't own a lot of movies, but these are two of them.

The Great Escape

Another classic.  Great film.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on October 08, 2015, 10:00:49 PM
Everest - I really liked Everest, as it had a great cast that kept it really engaging. It was slower paced than I expected, but that's probably one of its strengths, as I'm glad it wasn't a typical flashy disaster film. 8/10

Frank - Very obscure film, and very funny. Probably Fassbender's strangest role I've seen yet, and the movie really does leave a good feeling in your heart when it's all said and done. 8.5/10

Good Will Hunting - Damn. Finally saw this in one sitting and it hit me with so much force. I got really sad because it made me realize how much I miss Robin Williams. His best role I've ever seen and Matt Damon is incredible as well. I haven't seen many movies this good, and this well definitely become one of my all-time favorites. 10/10, no doubt.

Oh, and I already mentioned that I've seen this but I ought to give it a rating:

Snowpiercer - Very unique film, Chris Evans is remarkable and it kept me on the edge of my seat pretty much the whole time. I love the setting and the atmosphere of this movie, and it really made me feel like I needed a shower :lol  9/10

I really loved Frank! I had absolutely no idea it was Fassbender till the end, I watched it with a friend knowing nothing about it and that made it that much better. Really odd and made me kind of nervous in a weird way. Glad you enjoyed Snowpiercer: DOSE ENERGY BARS DOE!!  :lol  :eek

I still need to see Everest, it looked pretty good but I was worried it'd be the usual BS disaster flick but with a crazy good cast. I've been fooled more than a few times by a movie that looked kinda odd or just bad but it had a good cast so I watched it and ended up being disappointed. I haven't caught a disaster-esque flick in a while though, I'll hafta check it out soon.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 09, 2015, 03:04:33 AM
While Everest is a disaster film, I don't quite feel comfortable putting it in that category considering all the other movies of that genre. Everest just feels different and more mature than pretty much all of them.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 09, 2015, 07:51:30 AM
Not sure I would classify Everest as a disaster film.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 09, 2015, 10:54:15 AM
I think it is, I mean, technically, but I don't see it as one either.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Sacul on October 11, 2015, 01:35:31 AM
Howl's Moving Castle. Pretty disappointed with this one - felt too child-ish, and the story is kind of vague and has lots of twists, which most don't make much sense. Charismatic characters tho, and lots of imagination everywhere. I guess this is just not my thing. I'll still give other movies by this studio a chance anyways.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on October 11, 2015, 02:50:34 AM
Well, Studio Ghibli is basically the Japanese version of Disney, many of their films are intended for a younger audience (and if not, then PG13 at most). But I'd recommend Princess Mononoke, more than likely their most popular work; Tales from Earthsea; Spirited Away (my personal favorite); and the one film that probably isn't best for a younger audience (though still very much so can be seen by some, it's a great message but is just heartbreaking) Grave Of The Fireflies.

I haven't seen some of their films for a while so many some other ones came out that are more suited to a bit older audience, but yeah, Howl is one a few that are more suited for an even younger audience than the others.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 11, 2015, 11:05:20 AM
I just watched the documentary Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession. Wow, really fascinating, and the story of the programming director Jerry Harvey is very sad/tragic (he was obviously mentally ill and ended up killing his wife/himself). I had no idea this TV station ever existed or the story behind it, but the doc made me want to hunt down a lot of old movies that look awesome. I think any film lover would appreciate this movie.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNZeFFKceeU
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Sacul on October 12, 2015, 01:22:33 AM
Well, Studio Ghibli is basically the Japanese version of Disney, many of their films are intended for a younger audience (and if not, then PG13 at most). But I'd recommend Princess Mononoke, more than likely their most popular work; Tales from Earthsea; Spirited Away (my personal favorite); and the one film that probably isn't best for a younger audience (though still very much so can be seen by some, it's a great message but is just heartbreaking) Grave Of The Fireflies.
Noted  :tup

Watched The Great Dictator. Enjoyed it quite a lot - Chaplin was a fantastic actor.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 12, 2015, 06:17:33 PM
The Alamo had a Goodfellas dinner last night so a few friends and I went. I hadn't seen it in years and it was some new restoration, so that was cool. Just as great as I remember! Pesci  :heart
The food was okay (caprese salad, olive tapenade with garlic and bread, pasta, tiramisu) but the whole experience just made me miss NJ  :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 12, 2015, 06:24:30 PM

Watched The Great Dictator. Enjoyed it quite a lot - Chaplin was a fantastic actor.


never watch The Dictator starring Sacha Baron Cohen. It's terrible.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 13, 2015, 07:59:14 AM
The Alamo had a Goodfellas dinner last night so a few friends and I went. I hadn't seen it in years and it was some new restoration, so that was cool. Just as great as I remember! Pesci  :heart
The food was okay (caprese salad, olive tapenade with garlic and bread, pasta, tiramisu) but the whole experience just made me miss NJ  :lol
That sounds awesome.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 13, 2015, 09:15:06 AM
It was! I like their events a lot.. if only it weren't so fucking far away from where I live.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 13, 2015, 09:45:35 AM
Didn't catch Avengers: Age of Ultron in the theater, but watched the Blu-ray over the weekend.  Fun movie.  Typical Marvel flick, plenty of action, tied together with just enough story to keep it together, and maybe even a little character development.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 13, 2015, 10:38:37 AM
Didn't catch Avengers: Age of Ultron in the theater, but watched the Blu-ray over the weekend.  Fun movie.  Typical Marvel flick, plenty of action, tied together with just enough story to keep it together, and maybe even a little character development.
I did see it in theaters, but actually liked it more after seeing it on blu-ray.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 13, 2015, 10:52:48 AM
How so?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 13, 2015, 02:21:07 PM
How so?
After seeing it at the theater, it seemed a little scattershot and not deep enough to root the cast of thousands.

I changed my mind after watching at home.  The depth and character development is there.  It's hiding under the explosions.

I still don't think it is as good as the first Avengers film, but it is pretty friggin' good.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 13, 2015, 04:51:57 PM
I figured it might be something like that.  There's a lot of characters, to the point where no one gets much screen time, and the ones that got a little more than the others were mostly ones I personally didn't care as much about.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Cyclopssss on October 16, 2015, 05:48:27 AM
Saw Pixels yesterday. Dont know why everybody´s dumping all over that movie. I laughed my ass off all the time. Yes it´s stupid, but you know what? I like a stupid movie once in a while. Plus Peter Dinklage is great in it. So there.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on October 16, 2015, 06:19:54 AM
Saw Pixels yesterday. Dont know why everybody´s dumping all over that movie. I laughed my ass off all the time. Yes it´s stupid, but you know what? I like a stupid movie once in a while. Plus Peter Dinklage is great in it. So there.

I'm biased... my son was an extra in it.  Decent is about as good as I could describe it.  Lots of nostalgia, that's for sure.  I really liked Josh Gad's character.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 17, 2015, 01:52:07 PM
Just watched Tremors 5. Yes. 5.

It was alright. I thought it would be awful but I enjoyed it enough. Some nice camerawork.

First reaction - I'd place it 3rd overall. So 3/5

First Two Tremors movies can't be beaten.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 17, 2015, 03:05:41 PM
Broke into the wrong god damn rec room didn't you  :rollin

didn't even know there was a 5.

Love 1 & 2  :heart
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 17, 2015, 03:12:47 PM
Broke into the wrong god damn rec room didn't you  :rollin

didn't even know there was a 5.

Love 1 & 2  :heart

Burt Gummer is the only original character in it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Sacul on October 18, 2015, 01:12:23 AM
So I just watched Pulp Fiction for the first time, and enjoyed it a lot. Didn't expect an action movie to have such a quiet yet intriguing pace, nor it to be several stories connected instead of a big plot with lots of explosions (I'm looking at you, Michael Bay). Time to hunt down another Tarantino movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bolsters on October 18, 2015, 01:34:09 AM
So I just watched Pulp Fiction for the first time, and enjoyed it a lot. Didn't expect an action movie to have such a quiet yet intriguing pace, nor it to be several stories connected instead of a big plot with lots of explosions (I'm looking at you, Michael Bay). Time to hunt down another Tarantino movie.

Sounds like you had completely wrong expectations of that film. :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on October 18, 2015, 01:39:46 AM
I wouldn't have considered Pulp Fiction an action movie by any stretch.


That requires things to actually happen. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 18, 2015, 02:17:40 AM
Things happen! Just at a Tarantino pace with lots and lots of words in between. And feet.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 18, 2015, 03:08:17 PM
Death Proof is fucking shit though.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 18, 2015, 03:09:12 PM
So I just watched Pulp Fiction for the first time, and enjoyed it a lot. Didn't expect an action movie to have such a quiet yet intriguing pace, nor it to be several stories connected instead of a big plot with lots of explosions (I'm looking at you, Michael Bay). Time to hunt down another Tarantino movie.

Sounds like you had completely wrong expectations of that film. :lol

Watch reservoir dogs and then Django Unchained.

Death proof is utter nonsense and Inglourious Basterds is ok but a bit long.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 18, 2015, 03:33:40 PM
Just saw the first Back to the Future movie, seeing the next two tomorrow. It's been so long since I saw these, so I thought it was time to revisit. I've never been a huge BttF fan, but I've always liked them well enough. I must say it was better than I remembered. Good drama, and the acting and writing really meshes well into some weird but sometimes very real character moments. It was also funnier than I remembered. I mean, I always knew it had a "fun tone", but I laughed more than expected.

I remember always thinking II was my favorite, so we'll see if it still holds up tomorrow.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 18, 2015, 03:36:08 PM
Just saw the first Back to the Future movie.

 :o :o :o :eek :eek :eek



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It's been so long since I saw these, so I thought it was time to revisit.


:) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 18, 2015, 06:32:23 PM
Just re-watched Shutter Island.

Its a film that I really enjoy
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on October 18, 2015, 06:55:30 PM
Beasts Of No Nation with Irdis Elba. Right now a Netflix exclusive and in some theaters.

Holy shit. Powerful movie. Really heartbreaking and infuriating and dumbfounding. One of those movies that isn't for the faint of heart or that you'll particularly enjoy by the end, but is worth a watch if you want to feel something.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 18, 2015, 07:59:52 PM
Has anybody seen Crimson Peak yet?! Sooo good. I've heard about others being disappointed because they were expecting some sort of hardcore horror movie, but I don't think it was ever presented that way. It's just gorgeous and creepy and wonderful. I wouldn't expect anything else from Guillermo  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: ozzy554 on October 18, 2015, 09:03:26 PM
I ended up at a drive in last night for a horror triple feature. Saw, Texas Chainsaw massacre (2003), and hostel. I had seen all of these before but I thought it would be fun to see them on a big screen.

R. Lee Ermeys performance in TCM is IMO one of the most underrated performances in horror. He was great in every scene he's in.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 19, 2015, 01:33:01 AM
Has anybody seen Crimson Peak yet?!

Not yet, but I really to, the trailer looked really cool! Don't know if I'll have the time to see it in theaters though, so might be I'll have to wait for the bluray.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 19, 2015, 10:35:34 AM
Didn't expect an action movie to have such a quiet yet intriguing pace, nor it to be several stories connected instead of a big plot with lots of explosions (I'm looking at you, Michael Bay).
It's not an action movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Tick on October 19, 2015, 11:04:41 AM
Mad Max Fury road YouTube reviewS! :lol

GOOD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r46ygmCcjTg
BETTER...MONEY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Qp4SvJ5VQ
 :tup
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 19, 2015, 12:04:08 PM
Finished the Back to the Future movies earlier today. I think the first one's my new favorite, although with the second one not far behind. The third movie had some weird moments in it that makes it the least good of the three, but it was still fun.

Also saw Jaws for the first time today. I liked it, but I didn't love it. It was tense, and most of the characters were well written, with some good dialogue. Brody and Hooper were good, I liked those guys. Quint was annoying though, and so was the mayor. And I get that the mayor was supposed to be, but I just don't buy the man being so stupid, so that brought the movie down a bit. Also, I found Hooper's decision to suddenly go into the water to "just check something real quick". No, there's a massive killer shark in these very waters, and you can check things when you tow it back to land. But whatever, cool jumpscare

I also found the score made for some tonal inconsistencies. Overall though, I thought it was a good movie, just not "one of the best of all time" or anything.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: orcus116 on October 19, 2015, 07:46:37 PM
Grosse Pointe Blank. Directed and soundtracked like a 90s action movie though the comedy moments made me think it was a little self aware of the fact that it was a 90s action movie. Really enjoyable though, 7/10.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 19, 2015, 07:47:55 PM
Just watched tombstone for the first time  :metal
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bolsters on October 19, 2015, 09:26:06 PM
Pixels.

Some cool/humorous bits, but a lot of things that I didn't like aswell. The way they handled the cheating aspect pissed me off. This movie had a lot of potential to be a cult classic but instead it's just another crappy Hollywood comedy.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Sacul on October 19, 2015, 09:36:47 PM
So I just watched Pulp Fiction for the first time, and enjoyed it a lot. Didn't expect an action movie to have such a quiet yet intriguing pace, nor it to be several stories connected instead of a big plot with lots of explosions (I'm looking at you, Michael Bay). Time to hunt down another Tarantino movie.

Sounds like you had completely wrong expectations of that film. :lol
Dunno why I thought it'd be a pretty epic action movie. Not disappointed tho.

Didn't expect an action movie to have such a quiet yet intriguing pace, nor it to be several stories connected instead of a big plot with lots of explosions (I'm looking at you, Michael Bay).
It's not an action movie.
Now that I think a bit more about it, you might be right - how would you classify it?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 19, 2015, 11:54:16 PM
The Martian was great, as simple as that!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: T-ski on October 20, 2015, 12:07:40 AM
finally saw Jurassic World.

what a waste of time.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Tick on October 20, 2015, 06:19:53 AM
finally saw Jurassic World.

what a waste of time.
Kind of like, Mad Max Fury Road was?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on October 20, 2015, 06:29:01 AM
Not even close. :lol

Jurassic World was just plain forgettable. Fury Road was anything but.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kaos2900 on October 20, 2015, 06:35:12 AM
Re watched Seven for the first time in years. Top 10 film for me and easily my favorite ending.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: T-ski on October 20, 2015, 08:14:59 AM
finally saw Jurassic World.

what a waste of time.
Kind of like, Mad Max Fury Road was?

haven't seen Fury Road, but when I do I'll let you know.  ;)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 20, 2015, 08:39:15 AM
Didn't expect an action movie to have such a quiet yet intriguing pace, nor it to be several stories connected instead of a big plot with lots of explosions (I'm looking at you, Michael Bay).
It's not an action movie.
Now that I think a bit more about it, you might be right - how would you classify it?
It's a Tarantino movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 20, 2015, 10:25:17 AM
Speaking of Tarantino, saw Reservoir Dogs for the first time last night. Didn't love it to be honest. As usual, the dialogue is awesome, and the characters are great. But I didn't feel the story of the movie played out in a satisfying way. I'm not saying it should have had a happy ending or anything, but I just felt that the story led pretty much nowhere.

But like I said, the characters were great, so it wasn't bad, but I do think it's my least favorite Tarantino movie so far.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Tick on October 20, 2015, 11:47:01 AM
How is this thread the same as my movie chat thread? It isn't. I want to discuss movies good and bad and have dialogue on them. Not just mention what movie I watched last.
How is that the same?
For example, if I want to say...The Matrix was an awful movie this thread hardly seems the proper place to say it?
But thanks for closing my thread so I can't discuss movies in general and not just the last one I watched. :tup
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on October 20, 2015, 12:35:49 PM
The first Matrix was incredible.  The next 2, not so much.  Just average.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on October 20, 2015, 12:37:27 PM
Ohhh boy... It is the same. We've had plenty of lasting discussions on a single film (or even a series, or a couple different films, or a certain director, etc), debating the popularity of it, whether people think it's as popular as it should be, whether it's too popular, whether the CGI is good or not, whether there was enough cleavage, how much it sucked, how much it was awesome, etc. That is the point of the thread. You discuss a movie you watched, and people feed off of it and expand. You used your thread to randomly bash (again, please don't take this as me caring whether you hate the film or not, I don't, I didn't like the way you went about it) and hardly discussed at all, only to berate people for discussing it...(and in my case making stuff up and putting words in my mouth) "I hate the movie! No one will change my opinion! It sucks! Bourbon and Mets!" (not an exact quote but pretty damn close) is not a discussion. I'm sure this is coming off more confrontational than I want it to, so apologies if it is, but damn if it isn't annoying. Also, we've discussed films that we've seen before over and over, or films rewatched...y'know... Pretty sure Hef locked it because you CAN discuss all of that stuff that was in that thread in this one. Like I'm about to do! Like King just did!

Speaking of Tarantino, saw Reservoir Dogs for the first time last night. Didn't love it to be honest. As usual, the dialogue is awesome, and the characters are great. But I didn't feel the story of the movie played out in a satisfying way. I'm not saying it should have had a happy ending or anything, but I just felt that the story led pretty much nowhere.

But like I said, the characters were great, so it wasn't bad, but I do think it's my least favorite Tarantino movie so far.

I feel the same. I didn't love it all that much but it did have great dialogue, although I couldn't agree more on the ending; unsatisfying is a good word for it. I don't need my endings to always be packaged all nice and neat for me, but something about it felt dropped and I can't quite explain what. Like you said though, per norm for a Tarantino movie, the characters were fun. Now, as for it being my least favorite Tarantino film...that honor goes to Death Proof. That movie truly didn't feel like a Tarantino film to me and more like a film that was trying and failing to imitate one.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on October 20, 2015, 12:37:40 PM
I really enjoyed the first Matrix film. I fell asleep with 15 minutes to go in the second and never bothered finishing.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Tick on October 20, 2015, 12:41:05 PM
Ohhh boy... It is the same. We've had plenty of lasting discussions on a single film (or even a series, or a couple different films, or a certain director, etc), debating the popularity of it, whether people think it's as popular as it should be, whether it's too popular, whether the CGI is good or not, whether there was enough cleavage, how much it sucked, how much it was awesome, etc. That is the point of the thread. You discuss a movie you watched, and people feed off of it and expand. You used your thread to randomly bash (again, please don't take this as me caring whether you hate the film or not, I don't, I didn't like the way you went about it) and hardly discussed at all, only to berate people for discussing it...(and in my case making stuff up and putting words in my mouth) "I hate the movie! No one will change my opinion! It sucks! Bourbon and Mets!" (not an exact quote but pretty damn close) is not a discussion. I'm sure this is coming off more confrontational than I want it to, so apologies if it is, but damn if it isn't annoying. Also, we've discussed films that we've seen before over and over, or films rewatched...y'know... Pretty sure Hef locked it because you CAN discuss all of that stuff that was in that thread in this one. Like I'm about to do! Like King just did!

Bourbon and the Mets...
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on October 20, 2015, 12:41:21 PM
It's beautiful. It's unfolding before your eyes, Tick.

Oh and I didn't like the first Matrix all that much either, so there ya go! I thought it was a great way to usher in a new era of people moving slow to dodge bullets, but that's about it. Kidding...kinda. It was a superb use of technology at the time and it actually did usher in a new era of CGI and was more or less a geeky tech-driven film for the masses and yet people who wanted to get WAY too into it could if they wanted, so it was a great film for all different types. It ends there, for me though. I watched the other two films but I couldn't tell you for the life of me what happened in them. Again though, it was important for the film industry at the time though, I really think.

Ohhh boy... It is the same. We've had plenty of lasting discussions on a single film (or even a series, or a couple different films, or a certain director, etc), debating the popularity of it, whether people think it's as popular as it should be, whether it's too popular, whether the CGI is good or not, whether there was enough cleavage, how much it sucked, how much it was awesome, etc. That is the point of the thread. You discuss a movie you watched, and people feed off of it and expand. You used your thread to randomly bash (again, please don't take this as me caring whether you hate the film or not, I don't, I didn't like the way you went about it) and hardly discussed at all, only to berate people for discussing it...(and in my case making stuff up and putting words in my mouth) "I hate the movie! No one will change my opinion! It sucks! Bourbon and Mets!" (not an exact quote but pretty damn close) is not a discussion. I'm sure this is coming off more confrontational than I want it to, so apologies if it is, but damn if it isn't annoying. Also, we've discussed films that we've seen before over and over, or films rewatched...y'know... Pretty sure Hef locked it because you CAN discuss all of that stuff that was in that thread in this one. Like I'm about to do! Like King just did!

Bourbon and the Mets...

:tup  :heart
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 20, 2015, 01:28:57 PM
Speaking of Tarantino, saw Reservoir Dogs for the first time last night. Didn't love it to be honest. As usual, the dialogue is awesome, and the characters are great. But I didn't feel the story of the movie played out in a satisfying way. I'm not saying it should have had a happy ending or anything, but I just felt that the story led pretty much nowhere.

But like I said, the characters were great, so it wasn't bad, but I do think it's my least favorite Tarantino movie so far.

I feel the same. I didn't love it all that much but it did have great dialogue, although I couldn't agree more on the ending; unsatisfying is a good word for it. I don't need my endings to always be packaged all nice and neat for me, but something about it felt dropped and I can't quite explain what. Like you said though, per norm for a Tarantino movie, the characters were fun. Now, as for it being my least favorite Tarantino film...that honor goes to Death Proof. That movie truly didn't feel like a Tarantino film to me and more like a film that was trying and failing to imitate one.

Haven't even seen Death Proof, but with all the things I keep hearing about it, I'm not sure I will. It might happen at one point, but right now I have no plans to.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 20, 2015, 01:31:19 PM
I regretted it. One of the worst things i've ever seen by anyone.


Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on October 20, 2015, 02:16:48 PM
Pretty much. If you have absolutely nothing else to watch, then check it out just for how 'so bad it's funny' it is. But often times it surpasses even that. I'm not sure what Tarantino was thinking or what he was going for with that one. I don't even think it's grindhouse, it's just...a grind.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 20, 2015, 03:20:16 PM
Back To The Future  :'(

I love this film.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 20, 2015, 05:35:26 PM
I regretted it. One of the worst things i've ever seen by anyone.




I wouldn't go that far, but it was pretty dumb.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Zantera on October 20, 2015, 05:50:48 PM
Watching the BTTF trilogy coinciding with October 21st ofc.  :angel:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 20, 2015, 05:57:37 PM
Watching the BTTF trilogy coinciding with October 21st ofc.  :angel:

Watched the original today. II tomorrow and III on Thursday :)

I wonder how long the movie takes place in Actual time spent. Like - Marty goes back to 1955 on day 1 then spends a week there and then goes back to when he left and the next morning goes to the future. Spends a day there . Then goes back to Alt 1985 and Spends a day or so there. Then goes back to 1955 for another day or so... Then spends x amount of time retrofitting the delorean and goes to 1855 for a week or so. . .
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on October 20, 2015, 07:22:14 PM
Watching the BTTF trilogy coinciding with October 21st ofc.  :angel:

Watched the original today. II tomorrow and III on Thursday :)

I wonder how long the movie takes place in Actual time spent. Like - Marty goes back to 1955 on day 1 then spends a week there and then goes back to when he left and the next morning goes to the future. Spends a day there . Then goes back to Alt 1985 and Spends a day or so there. Then goes back to 1955 for another day or so... Then spends x amount of time retrofitting the delorean and goes to 1855 for a week or so. . .

Jesus, where was the SPOILER ALERT tag??
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 21, 2015, 12:25:37 PM
lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 21, 2015, 12:49:16 PM
Watching the BTTF trilogy coinciding with October 21st ofc.  :angel:

Watched the original today. II tomorrow and III on Thursday :)

I wonder how long the movie takes place in Actual time spent. Like - Marty goes back to 1955 on day 1 then spends a week there and then goes back to when he left and the next morning goes to the future. Spends a day there . Then goes back to Alt 1985 and Spends a day or so there. Then goes back to 1955 for another day or so... Then spends x amount of time retrofitting the delorean and goes to 1855 for a week or so. . .

Jesus, where was the SPOILER ALERT tag??



[spoiler] The movie is 26 years old. [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Sacul on October 21, 2015, 01:41:10 PM
Some of us haven't watched it sir  :angry:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 21, 2015, 02:02:54 PM
:angry: Butthead
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on October 21, 2015, 02:09:37 PM
Some of us haven't watched sir  :angry:

Well... I was making a joke. I suspect Lucas wasn't.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Sacul on October 21, 2015, 02:20:34 PM
No problem, I had already planned to watch it soon anyways :P
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on October 21, 2015, 07:07:58 PM
Some of us haven't watched sir  :angry:

Well... I was making a joke. I suspect Lucas wasn't.

GTFO! :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 21, 2015, 08:45:32 PM
I don't even see what could be considered spoilers in that post.  Even if you've never seen the movies before, you know it's about time travel.  Mentioning a couple of time shifts without context doesn't spoil anything.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on October 21, 2015, 09:43:10 PM
Oh ffs people.  It was supposed to be a joke!  Thank god one person here got it.

 :hefdaddy
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on October 21, 2015, 11:44:45 PM
Yeah but this is DTF. Where if you say that farts are your favorite food, there will undoubtedly be a week-long discussion about how someone could like the taste of farts, what they taste like, if they'd taste at all if you couldn't smell, how they're digested, what circumstance led to such a thing, what kind of foods does the farter eat for the fart-eater to have optimal tastiness, how weather affects the consistency of the farts, how many farts someone would have to eat for they themselves to fart and all of the eaten farts to come out of said fart to form a delicious four-course fart in one single fart, and last but not least, what Kevin Moore's farts would taste like (the answer is a space dye vest, 100% Kashmir).
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Cyclopssss on October 22, 2015, 01:04:08 AM
Rammstein - Volkerball. Not really a movie, but a damn great dvd!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bolsters on October 22, 2015, 03:14:58 AM
Terminator Genisys. Meh. Some enjoyable stuff but some annoying things aswell. Not anywhere near as bad as the horrid reviews it got though.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 22, 2015, 07:04:24 AM
Meet Joe Black

After catching parts of it here and there over the years (my wife loves it and watches it whenever it comes on), I finally got to see it from beginning to end.  The one thing that struck me was how damned funny it was.  It's not a comedy, it's certainly a drama, a character study, and a few other things, but knowing all the circumstances and the characters, and what they know and don't know, somehow made a lot of the scenes quite amazing.  Nearly every line, it seemed, carried a double meaning because we knew who Joe was and what he meant, and how it was (mis)interpreted by everyone else.  Or everyone except for Parrish, who knew Joe's secret.  It's hard to explain if you've never seen it.  But all the dramatic irony, ironically, made the movie very funny.  I was constantly laughing out loud at how cleverly written it was.

The story itself was a bit less interesting to me, and I admit to losing focus a few times over the movie's three-hour length, but that's mostly because I was tired; it was still quite good.  Also, Claire Forlani is amazing as Parrish's (Anthony Hopkins) younger daughter and Joe's love interest, such as it is.  Actually, all the casting is excellent.

A much better film than I'd expected, and much better than I'd thought, based on what I'd seen previously.  Four spoonfuls of peanut butter out of five.  Would not watch again, but would sit and watch some if caught on cable, and would enjoy more now, knowing all the context.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 22, 2015, 08:22:35 AM
I can't stand that movie.  It drags, and drags, and then it drags, and Pitt's schtick really gets old.

This is compounded by the fact that my wife, like yours, loves the film and watches it whenever it is on, so I inevitably wind up sitting through at least parts of it.

Yuck.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on October 22, 2015, 09:30:04 AM
Haven't seen it since it was in the theater's.  I do remember thinking how unexpected it was for Pitt to get sandwiched the way he did.  I was both  :omg: and   :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 22, 2015, 09:31:58 AM
I like that movie. Maybe not four out of five, but I definetely liked it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 22, 2015, 10:46:11 AM
I can't stand that movie.  It drags, and drags, and then it drags, and Pitt's schtick really gets old.

This is compounded by the fact that my wife, like yours, loves the film and watches it whenever it is on, so I inevitably wind up sitting through at least parts of it.

Yuck.

Yeah, I'm not going to ever rent it, or even sit through it again without good reason, and it does move very slowly and in a very calculated way, but I'm sure that those were intentional decisions made by the director.  But I can't say that it's a bad movie.  It seems to do exactly what it means to do, and again, what struck me most was how damned clever it was.  And now that I know what the heck's going on and all the background, all those nuances which were lost on me will make sense and I'll be able to enjoy the times I catch parts of it with my wife.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 22, 2015, 10:53:36 AM
Haven't seen it since it was in the theater's.  I do remember thinking how unexpected it was for Pitt to get sandwiched the way he did.  I was both  :omg: and   :lol

Hilarious death scene.



[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Tick on October 22, 2015, 02:39:06 PM
Meet Joe Black

After catching parts of it here and there over the years (my wife loves it and watches it whenever it comes on), I finally got to see it from beginning to end.  The one thing that struck me was how damned funny it was.  It's not a comedy, it's certainly a drama, a character study, and a few other things, but knowing all the circumstances and the characters, and what they know and don't know, somehow made a lot of the scenes quite amazing.  Nearly every line, it seemed, carried a double meaning because we knew who Joe was and what he meant, and how it was (mis)interpreted by everyone else.  Or everyone except for Parrish, who knew Joe's secret.  It's hard to explain if you've never seen it.  But all the dramatic irony, ironically, made the movie very funny.  I was constantly laughing out loud at how cleverly written it was.

The story itself was a bit less interesting to me, and I admit to losing focus a few times over the movie's three-hour length, but that's mostly because I was tired; it was still quite good.  Also, Claire Forlani is amazing as Parrish's (Anthony Hopkins) younger daughter and Joe's love interest, such as it is.  Actually, all the casting is excellent.

A much better film than I'd expected, and much better than I'd thought, based on what I'd seen previously.  Four spoonfuls of peanut butter out of five.  Would not watch again, but would sit and watch some if caught on cable, and would enjoy more now, knowing all the context.
Claire Forlani has intoxicating eyes.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 22, 2015, 03:39:09 PM
I've always liked Claire.  She seems like a genuinely nice person, and while not really your classic knockout, she's very pretty in a way.  I can also understand guys not finding her attractive at all.  But she was absolutely stunning in this movie.  I've never seen her look better.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Tick on October 22, 2015, 04:34:41 PM
I've always liked Claire.  She seems like a genuinely nice person, and while not really your classic knockout, she's very pretty in a way.  I can also understand guys not finding her attractive at all.  But she was absolutely stunning in this movie.  I've never seen her look better.
Personally I can't understand anyone not finding her attractive. Maybe not your type I could see,  but she is a beautiful woman.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 22, 2015, 05:11:54 PM
I think she is gorgeous! Brandi Svenning  :heart
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: adace on October 23, 2015, 01:44:49 AM
Saw Bridge of Spies yesterday. Phenomenal movie, definitely one of Spielberg's best. Top-notch acting and engaging story. One of my favorites of this year for sure.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 23, 2015, 07:37:34 AM
Saw Bridge of Spies yesterday. Phenomenal movie, definitely one of Spielberg's best. Top-notch acting and engaging story. One of my favorites of this year for sure.
Really looking forward to this.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on October 23, 2015, 07:42:10 AM
Watched Camp Nowhere last night. What a trip down memory lane that was.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 23, 2015, 07:45:20 AM
Watched Camp Nowhere last night. What a trip down memory lane that was.
Never heard of it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on October 23, 2015, 07:47:05 AM
Watched Camp Nowhere last night. What a trip down memory lane that was.
Never heard of it.

Nobody has. It's to Heavy Weights as Deep Impact is to Armageddon.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 23, 2015, 08:04:10 AM
Not sure that's a good comparison.  Never heard of Heavy Weights either.

Deep Impact is a much better film than Armageddon.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on October 23, 2015, 08:26:27 AM
Not sure that's a good comparison. Never heard of Heavy Weights either.

 :omg: :omg: :omg:

Deep Impact is a much better film than Armageddon.

I was talking more along the lines of familiarity. Deep Impact is definitely better, but I still prefer to watch Armageddon.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on October 23, 2015, 08:28:21 AM
I've never heard of Camp Nowhere or Heavy Weights either.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 23, 2015, 08:29:00 AM
Not sure that's a good comparison.  Never heard of Heavy Weights either.

Deep Impact is a much better film than Armageddon.

I've only seen each one once but at the time I remember thinking that Deep Impact was a lot more overly-dramatic and cloying.

But since then i've grown to hate Joel Schumacher or Michael Bay or whoever made Armageddon so my opinion could change If I watched them now.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 23, 2015, 08:48:48 AM
Not sure that's a good comparison. Never heard of Heavy Weights either.

 :omg: :omg: :omg:
I just googled it and read the wiki article.

Yeah, never heard of it, wouldn't have watched it if I had heard of it.

Watch better stuff, man.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 23, 2015, 09:42:10 AM
I think Armageddon is alright, but it's pretty ridiculous. Deep Impact though, that's a great movie in my mind. Elijah Wood's story line always gets to me, don't know why. It just gives me the feeling I get from another movie I don't remember right now, but I think it's the feeling that kotowboy gets from the ending of Interstellar. Except I may like that feeling more.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 23, 2015, 09:43:00 AM
The feeling I get at the end of Interstellar is just confusion.

Oh he's going into the black hole. Cool I guess. This'll be interesting. It appears to be snowing in there ? Oh he's ejected. Well he's dead now for sure... Huh ? What ?

He's what ? Where is this ? Some alien city ?

It's a bookcase ? Ohhhh it's Murphs bedroom. I get it. ...

Ok now where is he ? In a Space Station ? Cool. And Murph is there ? Ok. Oh he said goodbye and left. Wait now what is he doing ? Where is he going ? Huh What ?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Chino on October 23, 2015, 09:43:45 AM
They were two completely different movies really. Armageddon focused primarily on the team on the asteroid. Deep Impact focused on what would happen to society.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 23, 2015, 10:10:46 AM
The feeling I get at the end of Interstellar is just confusion.

I thought I remembered you saying something different about how you felt there. Hard to descrie though.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 23, 2015, 10:11:22 AM
They were two completely different movies really. Armageddon focused primarily on the team on the asteroid. Deep Impact focused on what would happen to society.
The difference isn't just on focus.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: The Trooper on October 23, 2015, 05:23:07 PM
SPECTRE. nuff said. Amazing. If you like Bond movies...............this will blow you away. If you do not like Bond movies it will blow you away.  GREAT movie. Waltz will get a nomination and Craig should. It is a Bond film but with great acting.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 23, 2015, 06:36:41 PM
Whoa, I didn't realize the new Bond movie was out!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on October 23, 2015, 09:26:56 PM
Whoa, I didn't realize the new Bond movie was out!

Neither did I, since it turns out it doesn't come out until November 12 in my country. :(

Glad to hear it was great though. Can't wait. :tup
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 24, 2015, 12:57:17 AM
Finally saw Hocus Pocus tonight. Pretty funny and adorable. All my friends were like "How haven't you seen this?!"  :lol

They were also watching Nightmare Before Christmas, but I've seen that and was too tired to lounge on a couch for another hour and change.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 24, 2015, 05:28:58 AM
SPECTRE. nuff said. Amazing. If you like Bond movies...............this will blow you away. If you do not like Bond movies it will blow you away.  GREAT movie. Waltz will get a nomination and Craig should. It is a Bond film but with great acting.
It's not out anywhere in the world yet.  The world premiere isn't until October 26th.

How did you see it?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on October 24, 2015, 06:31:50 AM
SPECTRE. nuff said. Amazing. If you like Bond movies...............this will blow you away. If you do not like Bond movies it will blow you away.  GREAT movie. Waltz will get a nomination and Craig should. It is a Bond film but with great acting.
It's not out anywhere in the world yet.  The world premiere isn't until October 26th.

How did you see it?

IIRC, Trooper has some kind of buddy in the business I think, and has many times seen movies before their actual premier.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 24, 2015, 06:36:24 AM
Cool.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: The Trooper on October 24, 2015, 07:12:02 AM
SPECTRE. nuff said. Amazing. If you like Bond movies...............this will blow you away. If you do not like Bond movies it will blow you away.  GREAT movie. Waltz will get a nomination and Craig should. It is a Bond film but with great acting.
It's not out anywhere in the world yet.  The world premiere isn't until October 26th.

How did you see it?

IIRC, Trooper has some kind of buddy in the business I think, and has many times seen movies before their actual premier.

This.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 24, 2015, 03:49:27 PM
Just got back from The Martian. Excellent movie, I'd probably say it's my #1 of the year so far. There are some very interesting yet to come out, so we'll see where it eventually lands. But as of right now, #1 of 2015.

Hadn't seen any trailers or read/watched any reviews, so I knew nothing going in, which was wonderful. There were many things I liked about the movie, but the most stand out thing for me was how they made you care for Mark as a person, which is perhaps the most important part of a movie like this. He was smart, efficient, and determined, but he was also funny and optimistic, which made him very likable, and I thought Matt Damon did a great job playing all of that.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 25, 2015, 04:38:00 AM
Some friends and I spent the day at the Alamo Drafthouse today for Dismember the Alamo- basically you pay $30 and they show four mystery horror movies (though I'm not sure I'd classify all of them as horror this year). You don't know what's showing until it comes on the screen, which is a lot of fun.
First they showed Ken Russel's The Devils, which I guess is considered fairly rare, but I just saw last year oddly enough. It has nuns in it, which ended up winning me the costume contest since I had coincidentally dressed appropriately (I won a hat, hoodie and pint glass). Anyway, awesome movie- not exactly horror but terrifying because it's based on true events.
Then we watched Onibaba, a weird but gorgeous Japanese flick I had never heard of.
Next was Dagon- oh god, why?!  :lol
But the icing on the cake was that not only was the fourth movie motherfucking RE-ANIMATOR but Stuart Gordon was there in person for a Q&A, and to sign these awesome posters we all got:

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/12106800_777264349680_3299816906732603990_n.jpg?oh=29a71f6841142ddc78757a22087edea2&oe=56CFA7D8)

An awesome day!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on October 25, 2015, 04:41:38 AM
Re-Animator!! :metal
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 25, 2015, 04:58:15 AM
That's awesome.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 25, 2015, 06:49:54 AM
Re-Animator is great!  I caught it on TV one time long ago, and had no idea what it was going into it.  I soon learned.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 25, 2015, 02:10:42 PM
I know! I never dreamed I would get to meet the sicko who made it!  :lol

Have you guys seen Dagon? He also made that, but not NEARLY as good haha
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on October 25, 2015, 02:21:47 PM
I saw it a while back when my Lovecraft addiction was in full force and couldn't finish it. I thought it was pretty bad... Plus it's based on The Shadow Over Innsmouth, not Dagon..which is really strange they named it such, but I get it for the what the movie was. But those two short stories are two of my favorite by Lovecraft, especially Dagon. But I was watching it and citing the similarities to TSOI instead of Dagon, then slowly..."WAIT A FUCKIN' MINUTE"!  :lol So I was a bit disappointed in that regard, but also just thought it was kind of sloppy.

But that's an awesome story, and Reanimator is the tits.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Scorpion on October 25, 2015, 03:13:41 PM
So I just watched Kung Fury again, and it was still glorious.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 25, 2015, 09:46:44 PM
I saw it a while back when my Lovecraft addiction was in full force and couldn't finish it. I thought it was pretty bad... Plus it's based on The Shadow Over Innsmouth, not Dagon..which is really strange they named it such, but I get it for the what the movie was. But those two short stories are two of my favorite by Lovecraft, especially Dagon. But I was watching it and citing the similarities to TSOI instead of Dagon, then slowly..."WAIT A FUCKIN' MINUTE"!  :lol So I was a bit disappointed in that regard, but also just thought it was kind of sloppy.

But that's an awesome story, and Reanimator is the tits.

That it is. And yeah, I'm not familiar with either of the stories but Dagon the movie is just :lolpalm:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 25, 2015, 10:19:38 PM
Reanimator is the tits.

I too often think quite fondly of Barbara Crampton based on her outstanding performance in this movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on October 25, 2015, 10:23:57 PM
Finally got to see Ex Machina. Great movie though one point does bother me and kinda dampers me from giving it a 9/10.

Spoilers below...




I kinda don't get Caleb's desire to help out Ava so much. I mean it's implied that he's in love with her to some degree which pushes him but I might have to rewatch again to see if I really caught his motivations. And I'm not sure why after finding out that Nathan was replacing his previous AI models, his motivations become stronger to help Ava. I dunno I'll need to sleep on it and re-watch sometime.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kaos2900 on October 26, 2015, 07:02:48 AM
Finally got around to watching Jurassic World. Really enjoyed it and found it deserving of the hype. Just a great action movie. Hopefully the next one is just as good. I did get annoyed with wife talking about fake it was becasue that lady was running around the hole movie high heels.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on October 26, 2015, 10:29:09 AM
I finally watched X-Men: Days Of Future Passed last night. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique.

The night before I watched Due Date and really didn't like it. I don't think Zach Galifianakis is funny at all and I'm glad to see Robert Downey Jr. is branching out a bit and playing a sardonic character.  :P
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 26, 2015, 11:02:40 AM
I caught most of Due Date, and felt the same way.  It just wasn't that funny.  I can see how a lot of it was supposed to be funny, with the premise and the wacky stuff that happens, but it just felt forced, not natural at all.  RDJ did a great job playing RDJ, but with him as the straight man, it mostly pointed out how unfunny Galifianakis is.
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Post by: Prog Snob on October 26, 2015, 11:27:02 AM
I caught most of Due Date, and felt the same way.  It just wasn't that funny.  I can see how a lot of it was supposed to be funny, with the premise and the wacky stuff that happens, but it just felt forced, not natural at all.  RDJ did a great job playing RDJ, but with him as the straight man, it mostly pointed out how unfunny Galifianakis is.

In addition, if they were attempting to make an updated version of Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, they failed poorly.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 26, 2015, 11:41:31 AM
I don't think Zach Galifianakis is funny at all.


Correct.
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Post by: Orbert on October 26, 2015, 01:11:28 PM
I caught most of Due Date, and felt the same way.  It just wasn't that funny.  I can see how a lot of it was supposed to be funny, with the premise and the wacky stuff that happens, but it just felt forced, not natural at all.  RDJ did a great job playing RDJ, but with him as the straight man, it mostly pointed out how unfunny Galifianakis is.

In addition, if they were attempting to make an updated version of Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, they failed poorly.

I thought of that, too.  It's what it seemed like it was trying to be, but it just wasn't funny.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 26, 2015, 05:07:47 PM
Spectre.


Fuck yeah.



That is all.


:hat
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on October 26, 2015, 08:32:57 PM
A Beautiful Mind - Simply beautiful and inspiring. Crowe did a wonderful job and it's the best I've ever seen him. I can't believe I waited this long to see it.

Furious 7 - Fun installment of the series, as usual. I thought it was stronger than 6, but not as good as 5. Great tribute to Paul at the end.
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Post by: bout to crash on October 26, 2015, 08:57:44 PM
Reanimator is the tits.

I too often think quite fondly of Barbara Crampton based on her outstanding performance in this movie.

:clap:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 27, 2015, 06:56:01 AM
Heh heh.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: T-ski on October 27, 2015, 08:49:37 AM
The Gift.

Wasn't difficult to figure out what the gift was, but getting to that point was the mystery.  Also, if you don't like slow moving movies stay away.
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Post by: Orbert on October 27, 2015, 10:50:50 AM
I thought the "gift" was getting to see Katie Holmes topless.

(yeah yeah, no one's made that joke before)
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Post by: Zantera on October 27, 2015, 11:39:39 AM
I thought he meant the new 2015-movie The Gift, but seeing as Raimi made one as well, I guess it could be either. :P Actually wikipedia has a list of more than 5 The Gift's.
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Post by: Orbert on October 27, 2015, 11:45:46 AM
It's all so confusing.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: T-ski on October 27, 2015, 12:02:48 PM
ya, I was talking about the new one with Jason Bateman.  :D
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 27, 2015, 12:16:34 PM
Hmm, between the two of them, I think I'd still rather see Katie Holmes topless.  But to each his own.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: T-ski on October 27, 2015, 12:26:35 PM
Hmm, between the two of them, I think I'd still rather see Katie Holmes topless.  But to each his own.

no doubt.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 27, 2015, 02:14:36 PM
Just saw Inside Out. My god, I was not prepared for that.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 27, 2015, 02:26:33 PM
Did you forget your wallet ?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on October 27, 2015, 06:11:05 PM
Inside Out is pretty damn emotional. Literally.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on October 28, 2015, 05:06:06 AM
Hmm, between the two of them, I think I'd still rather see Katie Holmes topless.  But to each his own.

Testify
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on October 28, 2015, 05:14:39 AM
Did you forget your wallet ?

More like I forgot tissues.

(because of crying, not the other thing, you sickos)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Zantera on October 28, 2015, 06:31:02 AM
Maybe it's just me being all dead inside, but I find it interesting when people cry to movies, probably because it hasn't happened to myself. I can get emotional and feel sadness but it doesn't express itself in that way, it's more of an inner sadness. The closest I've gotten to that level of emotion in a cinema was probably when I saw Fast & Furious 7 when they did the homage to Paul Walker at the end. Not an emotional movie by any stretch, but considering his sad fate, it was a touching homage to him and it definitely cast a big shadow over the whole movie. The movie itself was enjoyable (but not mindblowing or anything), but it became emotionally charged because of Paul Walker. I didn't cry though, but a few people did.

I think in general I get more attached to characters in episodic video-games (like Telltale or Life is Strange) or TV-shows. You get more time with the characters there, but in a 2 hour movie there's just not time for the movie to root itself so deep in my mind that I get THAT emotional about a character dying. In a TV-show however, you can have a character grow over 4-5 seasons and have a horrible fate and the impact is much bigger.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 28, 2015, 06:40:44 AM
Different people are affected by films differently, and to differing degrees.  As with anything else in life, I suppose.  I get what you mean about becoming more invested in a character you've known over a longer period of time, but I think a good story can suck you right in and "make" you care -- again, if you have the predisposition to such things.

I think of the opening sequence of Up, the wordless story of the couple.  I was welling up by the end of it, and I'd known those characters less than ten minutes.  And they're obviously fictional, computer-animated people who I'd never met and will never meet, but somehow I cared about what was happening to them, a lot.  I know people who said that they were crying at the end of that sequence.  That's some good storytelling.
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Post by: BlackInk on October 28, 2015, 08:08:13 AM
To be fair, I am a pretty emotional guy. Deaths or even purely sad moments are far from the only things that make me cry. I cry to pretty much anything. Scenes like "no, I am your father" usually brings me to tears just because it's such an iconic and powerful moment.
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Post by: Prog Snob on October 28, 2015, 12:23:00 PM
Different people are affected by films differently, and to differing degrees.  As with anything else in life, I suppose.  I get what you mean about becoming more invested in a character you've known over a longer period of time, but I think a good story can suck you right in and "make" you care -- again, if you have the predisposition to such things.

I think of the opening sequence of Up, the wordless story of the couple.  I was welling up by the end of it, and I'd known those characters less than ten minutes.  And they're obviously fictional, computer-animated people who I'd never met and will never meet, but somehow I cared about what was happening to them, a lot.  I know people who said that they were crying at the end of that sequence.  That's some good storytelling.

I get emotional during a lot of movies. It's actually ridiculous sometimes. It doesn't necessarily have to be a sad scene. It could be a positive scene and I suppose it's because altruism is just as beautiful/emotional a moment as any melancholy scene.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on October 28, 2015, 01:35:54 PM
I used to try to be stoic when watching movies, or admiring paintings or sculptures or other works of art, basically anything except music.  I've always allowed myself to be taken by music.  But I had this idea that it was cool to not be moved by art, and anything less was unmanly or uncool or something.  Yeah, pretty stupid, since the whole point of art is to make an impression, to move the viewer.  Then I read something that said that one reason why men die younger and have more heart attacks and stuff could be because they're always stifling their emotions, which is just plain unhealthy.  Let it out; it's better for you.

So now I don't care who sees me or what they think.  If something is sad, I let it make me sad.  If something's good, I let it make me happy.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on October 28, 2015, 03:27:30 PM

I get emotional during a lot of movies. It's actually ridiculous sometimes. It doesn't necessarily have to be a sad scene. It could be a positive scene and I suppose it's because altruism is just as beautiful/emotional a moment as any melancholy scene.

Me too. I never used to. It could just be a rousing score or anything. Seeing it on a massive screen with loud music. I dunno.

I never used to well up before I get severe depression. Now I do at the drop of a hat. :(
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Post by: TioJorge on October 28, 2015, 04:23:01 PM
I'll chime in with the emotional ups and downs that come with movies. Usually if it's pertaining to children whether it's good or bad. But also the good 'ole reunions after turmoil and the like.

That said, and related to the topic and discussion all at once:

Southpaw. Pretty much your by-the-book boxing film that I felt was almost a fictional modernized version of Cinderella Man (which I liked more as a boxing movie with heart). But I did like the brutality of Jake and then the movie had a nice backdrop of a dad working his ass off and getting his shit straight (which I can relate to immensely right now) for his daughter. It tugged at the heart-strings a bit but more often than not once a bit cliche as far as boxing movies go and was predictable *almost* to a fault. But it was a good watch. Nothing amazing, but I enjoyed it. Probably won't ever see it again though.
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Post by: bout to crash on October 28, 2015, 06:17:40 PM
I used to try to be stoic when watching movies, or admiring paintings or sculptures or other works of art, basically anything except music.  I've always allowed myself to be taken by music.  But I had this idea that it was cool to not be moved by art, and anything less was unmanly or uncool or something.  Yeah, pretty stupid, since the whole point of art is to make an impression, to move the viewer.  Then I read something that said that one reason why men die younger and have more heart attacks and stuff could be because they're always stifling their emotions, which is just plain unhealthy.  Let it out; it's better for you.

So now I don't care who sees me or what they think.  If something is sad, I let it make me sad.  If something's good, I let it make me happy.

 :tup

And I agree about the beginning of Up, omg

I don't cry easily with movies, but I've become a bit more of a softie over the years. First movie that ever made me cry was Requiem for a Dream. I told that to somebody recently and he said "The ass-to-ass scene?!"  :rollin
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Post by: Prog Snob on October 28, 2015, 08:28:38 PM
I used to try to be stoic when watching movies, or admiring paintings or sculptures or other works of art, basically anything except music.  I've always allowed myself to be taken by music.  But I had this idea that it was cool to not be moved by art, and anything less was unmanly or uncool or something.  Yeah, pretty stupid, since the whole point of art is to make an impression, to move the viewer.  Then I read something that said that one reason why men die younger and have more heart attacks and stuff could be because they're always stifling their emotions, which is just plain unhealthy.  Let it out; it's better for you.

So now I don't care who sees me or what they think.  If something is sad, I let it make me sad.  If something's good, I let it make me happy.

Exactly. Just let it out.

Me too. I never used to. It could just be a rousing score or anything. Seeing it on a massive screen with loud music. I dunno.

I never used to well up before I get severe depression. Now I do at the drop of a hat. :(

You're an empath...of sorts.


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Post by: kingshmegland on October 29, 2015, 05:53:29 AM
My wife and I balled our eyes out at the open scene.  It hit home hard.  My wife and I tried to have children for years with no luck.  Even tried invetro 3 times.  So here is a room full of parents with their children and 2 adults in the back crying.  I love the movie UP and own it but we haven't watched it since.  Too emotional for us.
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Post by: kaos2900 on October 29, 2015, 06:30:26 AM
Inside was very emotional of my wife and I. We have an almost 3 year old daughter and the montage the girl growing up was very depressing.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on October 29, 2015, 09:18:54 AM
Inside was very emotional of my wife and I. We have an almost 3 year old daughter and the montage the girl growing up was very depressing.
I agree. I'm not even a parent and I think about that when I think about having kids one day.


Just watched Gladiator. It's been so long since I've last seen it. Incredible movie and has one of the best endings of any movie I've seen.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 29, 2015, 10:19:57 AM
I recently re-watched Little Miss Sunshine.  That movie makes me bawl at multiple points, before laughing my ass off during the final dance scene.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on October 29, 2015, 10:54:58 AM
Hell yes, I love that movie. When Steve Carrell tears the door off the van, omg  :rollin
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 29, 2015, 01:59:54 PM
I know right?
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Post by: Dream Team on October 29, 2015, 05:55:11 PM
My wife and I balled our eyes out at the open scene.  It hit home hard.  My wife and I tried to have children for years with no luck.  Even tried invetro 3 times.  So here is a room full of parents with their children and 2 adults in the back crying.  I love the movie UP and own it but we haven't watched it since.  Too emotional for us.

I feel that way about the movie Tangled. Great movie, but very tough to take the emotional and mental abuse of Rapunzel when I also had (have) 2 cute blond daughters.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Tick on November 02, 2015, 02:28:25 PM
Just saw South Paw. Sure its a bit formulaic, but I liked it a lot. Tear jerker.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Phoenix87x on November 04, 2015, 05:36:19 AM
Interview with a vampire. I love this movie

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3N0VetpYvQE/SxJiVKFcrBI/AAAAAAAAAzo/bG2to2OVaSU/s1600/Interview_with_a_Vampire_1.jpg)
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Post by: Prog Snob on November 04, 2015, 05:45:52 AM
Interview with a vampire. I love this movie

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3N0VetpYvQE/SxJiVKFcrBI/AAAAAAAAAzo/bG2to2OVaSU/s1600/Interview_with_a_Vampire_1.jpg)

What an awesome movie. Too bad the next one wasn't as good and they never bothered continuing with the series.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on November 04, 2015, 08:52:10 AM
Yessss. I was just talking about that movie the other day. I saw it in theaters when I was young and fell in love with both lead actors and their ponytails  :lol
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Post by: TioJorge on November 04, 2015, 12:12:43 PM
Prog, are you talking about Byzantium? I thought that was a pretty damn good flick, especially for the vampire genre and being related (at least in spirit) to Interview. Although I definitely like Interview better and it's probably still my favorite vampire flick, I thought Byzantium was great in of itself and kept the spirit of 'vampire tells life story' fashion. I also love the tone of it, probably more than Interview in that regard.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on November 04, 2015, 12:37:49 PM
Prog, are you talking about Byzantium? I thought that was a pretty damn good flick, especially for the vampire genre and being related (at least in spirit) to Interview. Although I definitely like Interview better and it's probably still my favorite vampire flick, I thought Byzantium was great in of itself and kept the spirit of 'vampire tells life story' fashion. I also love the tone of it, probably more than Interview in that regard.

I never saw Byzantium.  Maybe I'll check it out later.
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Post by: TioJorge on November 04, 2015, 03:06:42 PM
Definitely should. But what was the 'next one' you spoke of then? I definitely have to check out a sequel even if it wasn't as good (unless it was just a cash-in and wasn't made by the same people and was just horrible or something).

ED: Ahhhh shit nevermind, I just remembered right after posting... Queen Of The Damned. Yeah, what a shit film. Definitely pretending it doesn't exist.  :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 04, 2015, 06:15:31 PM
I like Queen of The Damned, and also enjoy Interview With a Vampire.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: T-ski on November 05, 2015, 12:01:13 AM
It's "Interview with THE Vampire" people.
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Post by: TioJorge on November 05, 2015, 02:35:04 AM
:dangerwillrobinson:
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Post by: Prog Snob on November 05, 2015, 05:01:41 AM
Definitely should. But what was the 'next one' you spoke of then? I definitely have to check out a sequel even if it wasn't as good (unless it was just a cash-in and wasn't made by the same people and was just horrible or something).

ED: Ahhhh shit nevermind, I just remembered right after posting... Queen Of The Damned. Yeah, what a shit film. Definitely pretending it doesn't exist.  :lol

I thought I heard that they were going to make another movie in the series, but I don't remember if it was a rumor or they never went through with it or if they are actually working on it. I have to do some digging.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 05, 2015, 07:54:02 AM
It's "Interview with THE Vampire" people.

My bad....I was in a hurry typing that.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: orcus116 on November 06, 2015, 07:10:10 PM
Burn After Reading. Pretty OK but JK Simmons brief parts were easily the best parts of the movie.
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Post by: The Trooper on November 07, 2015, 12:54:39 PM
American Sniper. For about the 20th time. GREAT movie
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 07, 2015, 01:47:53 PM
American Sniper. For about the 20th time. GREAT movie
It was pretty good, but not 20 times good.

Once was enough for me.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on November 08, 2015, 03:33:36 AM
About 15 minutes was enough for me, then I lost interest and watched something else.
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Post by: MirrorMask on November 08, 2015, 04:20:52 AM
Nebraska, got notion of it 'cause Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) was starring in it... I loved it! great atmosphere, it's one of those "Nothing is really happening" movies but I enjoy the road trips kind of movies and this story, dwelling between comedy and drama (well, more drama but there were fun moments), really intrigued me. Loved to see a slice of those areas of the USA, and the old wife of the protagonist was histerical (see the cemetery scene for example). All around a nice little story of what goes on with "normal people", sometimes it's fun to watch a movie about this kind of day to day lives.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on November 09, 2015, 04:59:52 AM
Burn After Reading. Pretty OK but JK Simmons brief parts were easily the best parts of the movie.

The Russians?
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Post by: Zantera on November 09, 2015, 07:42:51 AM
American Sniper. For about the 20th time. GREAT movie

20 times? Wow! I haven't even seen some of my all time favorites 20 times.

As for American Sniper, never saw it. But it's not really a movie aimed to me, so no biggie. I saw that clip of the rubber baby and burst out laughing though. That looked hilarious.
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Post by: bout to crash on November 09, 2015, 08:01:51 AM
It's the middle of the film festival here right now so I have seen a bunch of good movies. Most recently I saw Once Upon a Crime: The Borelli-Davis Conspiracy. What a well made and maddening documentary. Basically these cops got framed for a murder in order to keep the Denver PD's corrupt organized crime unit alive back in the seventies. And both of them were here to answer questions, which was awesome. More info/trailer: http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/detail.aspx?id=27866
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: mrtruthless on November 09, 2015, 09:03:16 AM
I watched My Dinner With Andre for the first time after hearing about how good it was supposed to be.

I wasn't quite sure at the beginning if I'd like it, even though I could appreciate the talent in the performances. You could tell that they were theater vets given their many long, uncut monologues done like it was no big deal.

But once they dig into the metaphorical "meat" of the dinner, I was enthralled. This movie came out in 1981, and yet feels entirely relevant in 2015. I look forward to digging into their next two movies.
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Post by: bout to crash on November 09, 2015, 11:30:03 PM
That movie has been on my list for a few years now, but I still haven't seen it!
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Post by: T-ski on November 10, 2015, 08:39:30 AM
Double feature this past weekend, Trainwreck and Mr. Holmes.

Trainwreck is the standard Judd Apatow flick.  Amy Schumer is her typical dirty humored self.  More than enough LOL moments. It did seem to drag at the end though.

Mr. Holmes stars Ian McKellan as a 90 year old Sherlock Holmes fighting through early dementia trying to remember his last case.  Slow paced story driven movie. Worth the watch.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 14, 2015, 06:39:24 AM
Watched Tomorrowland last night.  I liked it quite a bit, but I see how some people might not.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on November 14, 2015, 11:40:05 AM
Rewatched Ant-Man! Such a great fun movie.  :tup
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Post by: KevShmev on November 15, 2015, 07:58:25 PM
Recently saw One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest again.  So good.  I tend to think Jack Nicholson is a bit overrated, because it always seems like he plays himself, but he is totally awesome in this flick. And Louise Fletcher was magnificent as Nurse Ratched.  It's not easy to make viewers hate a character that much.
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Post by: Orbert on November 15, 2015, 08:39:09 PM
I'd seen the movie way, way back when I was a lad.  Years later, in college in the 80's, it was on the reading list for an English class.  When I started reading it, and realized that the book was written in what I call "second person" (not the main character, but point of view by someone else in the story, a la Dr. Watson telling the Sherlock Holmes stories) and by whom, I was blown away.  I had no idea.  I loved the movie anyway, but watching it again after reading it was mind-boggling.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on November 16, 2015, 06:09:49 AM
I re-watched the first X-Men movie and I picked up on something that irked me. Charles Xavier refers to Magneto as having a power that could be extremely dangerous, which is true. However, I think Charles' power is more dangerous and he has used it on many occasions against the will of others. Hmmm
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on November 16, 2015, 06:44:24 AM
Re-watched Edge Of Tomorrow and still it's such an entertaining movie.
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Post by: chknptpie on November 16, 2015, 07:50:09 PM
Re-watched Edge Of Tomorrow and still it's such an entertaining movie.
I agree - rehashed groundhog's day with aliens was pretty entertaining  :metal
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Post by: Kotowboy on November 17, 2015, 10:42:49 AM
Just saw Kung Fury and it was mostly cringeworthy instead of funny although it did improve towards the end.

That prolonged fight scene was pretty funny and the anime cartoon section was hilarious.

" This is heaven ? It looks so...real.."

Cobra : "er.....yeeaaaahhhhhh......" :lol

Some nice visuals though. The dinosaurs looked particularly good and the shot where Thor appears and lands in the water was pretty cool.

Meh overall.
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Post by: BlackInk on November 17, 2015, 01:18:28 PM
Just saw Gone Baby Gone. Hadn't seen it before, and I enjoyed it very much. Probably my favorite movie from 2007, just barely beating Zodiac, mostly because I think Gone Baby Gone was more thought provoking and had a more complete story.
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Post by: faizoff on November 19, 2015, 08:47:35 PM
Spy. Hilarious I could not stop laughing throughout the entire movie.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 21, 2015, 06:35:03 AM
Just finished the documentary The Death of Superman Lives. Wow, what a fucked up film that would have been. The doc was a fascinating look into how big budget films actually get made. Or, sometimes, not made.
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Post by: kingshmegland on November 21, 2015, 06:38:14 AM
It was cool to watch.  Nick Cage was such a weird choice and seeing hisome input was so different than what most in vision ed Superman as.  He had a ton of input.
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Post by: MajorBoobage on November 21, 2015, 07:19:36 AM
Locke with Tom Hardy. 3rd or 4th time, i really really like that movie, relaxing because of the night drive, always been my guilty pleasure.
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Post by: bout to crash on November 21, 2015, 05:22:24 PM
Just finished the documentary The Death of Superman Lives. Wow, what a fucked up film that would have been. The doc was a fascinating look into how big budget films actually get made. Or, sometimes, not made.

I want to see this!
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Post by: orcus116 on November 21, 2015, 09:00:42 PM
Watched Snatch again. Bricktop's death is probably my favorite movie villain's death ever.
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Post by: BlackInk on November 22, 2015, 01:32:34 AM
Saw the last Hunger Games movie yesterday and liked it very much. There were a few moments of cheese in there, but the good moments were good enough to make it the best movie in the series I think.
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Post by: Accelerando on November 22, 2015, 01:52:37 AM
Just watched The Purge: Anarchy. One of my problems with the first Purge movie is that it tried so hard to be a horror film, I didn't buy into it . The horror element didn't work with it's concept. With Anarchy, gearing more of the suspenseful social science route rather than slasher/horror of the first movie make the political overtones more effective.
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Post by: Prog Snob on November 22, 2015, 05:44:00 AM
Watched Snatch again. Bricktop's death is probably my favorite movie villain's death ever.

I love that movie.

Sugar?

No thanks. I'm sweet enough.

 :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: V_R11 on November 22, 2015, 11:07:56 AM
Hunger Games : Mockingjay part 2

Surprisingly good
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on November 22, 2015, 07:56:30 PM
Watched Snatch again. Bricktop's death is probably my favorite movie villain's death ever.

I love that movie.

Sugar?

No thanks. I'm sweet enough.

 :lol

 :lol

Love that movie so much. I have a coworker who looks like Brick Top. Female.




 :|
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: orcus116 on November 22, 2015, 08:04:25 PM
My apologies.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on November 22, 2015, 11:09:56 PM
Don't worry, I rarely see her.

I just watched Last Tango in Paris  :|
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on November 23, 2015, 05:50:48 AM
Watched Snatch again. Bricktop's death is probably my favorite movie villain's death ever.

I love that movie.

Sugar?

No thanks. I'm sweet enough.

 :lol

 :lol

Love that movie so much. I have a coworker who looks like Brick Top. Female.




 :|

That's...unsettling.  :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on November 23, 2015, 11:59:56 AM
Terminator Genisys. Ugh. God what a mess of a movie. It started out quite good and even though I'd heard the entire movie was shown in the trailers, I somehow managed to avoid being spoiled. But they did nothing with the reveal and just made a blabbering mess of a story. I can't believe James Cameron actually gave his approval to this script.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on November 23, 2015, 01:19:40 PM
Terminator Genisys. Ugh. God what a mess of a movie. It started out quite good and even though I'd heard the entire movie was shown in the trailers, I somehow managed to avoid being spoiled. But they did nothing with the reveal and just made a blabbering mess of a story. I can't believe James Cameron actually gave his approval to this script.

Hey he gets paid whatever. If I was James Cameron I would too.

a.) More royalties for him to put towards his own movies.
b.) The more they fuck up the franchise - the more his first two will be held in higher regard.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on November 23, 2015, 02:27:51 PM
I don't personally think James Cameron cares about needing the money via royalties from that franchise, he's got other franchises that have yielded him a ton more. The rights of the Terminator franchise go back to fox in a few years and paramount are squeezing whatever they can from it right now with 2 movies already planned as sequels to create a separate trilogy of sorts. Where they fell in this movie is the poor execution of some decent ideas. Didn't care at all for the two main characters and they appeared to have zero chemistry together. I think Dragon lady outside of GOT doesn't have much chops.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Onno on November 23, 2015, 03:49:40 PM
I loved it :(
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on November 23, 2015, 04:40:00 PM
Watched Snatch again. Bricktop's death is probably my favorite movie villain's death ever.

I love that movie.

Sugar?

No thanks. I'm sweet enough.

 :lol

 :lol

Love that movie so much. I have a coworker who looks like Brick Top. Female.




 :|

That's...unsettling.  :lol

It really is. She's an awesome lady and I feel bad saying it, but I cannot look at her and not think of him. I showed a pic of him to another coworker one time and she was like "Holy shi-"
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on November 23, 2015, 04:51:06 PM
Watched Snatch again. Bricktop's death is probably my favorite movie villain's death ever.

I love that movie.

Sugar?

No thanks. I'm sweet enough.

 :lol

 :lol

Love that movie so much. I have a coworker who looks like Brick Top. Female.




 :|

That's...unsettling.  :lol

It really is. She's an awesome lady and I feel bad saying it, but I cannot look at her and not think of him. I showed a pic of him to another coworker one time and she was like "Holy shi-"

I have to see a photo of this woman.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MajorBoobage on November 25, 2015, 02:56:43 AM
Starting The Hunger Games, i´m interested is it worth going to cinema for a new one
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on November 25, 2015, 06:04:12 AM
Starting The Hunger Games, i´m interested is it worth going to cinema for a new one

I've thought about starting it also. Maybe over the weekend I'll check out the first one.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on November 25, 2015, 09:04:08 AM
Terminator Genisys. Ugh. God what a mess of a movie. It started out quite good and even though I'd heard the entire movie was shown in the trailers, I somehow managed to avoid being spoiled. But they did nothing with the reveal and just made a blabbering mess of a story. I can't believe James Cameron actually gave his approval to this script.

I thought the story was fair enough, but the actors and acting were highly questionable.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on November 25, 2015, 09:09:49 AM
Terminator Genisys. Ugh. God what a mess of a movie. It started out quite good and even though I'd heard the entire movie was shown in the trailers, I somehow managed to avoid being spoiled. But they did nothing with the reveal and just made a blabbering mess of a story. I can't believe James Cameron actually gave his approval to this script.

I thought the story was fair enough, but the actors and acting were highly questionable.

The casting was my only major gripe with the movie (along with one particular story point that didn't make sense to me).
Arnie is of course Arnie, and Emilia Clarke was fine (and cute as a button), but I didn't like their choice for Kyle Reese, John Connor, or Matt Smith's role. They were just all wrong for those roles. It's a shame Eddy Furlong is off the wagon, because I still would like to see the real John Connor again in a Terminator movie.

And FFS, next time don't give away every major plot twist in the trailer. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on November 25, 2015, 09:11:41 AM
Starting The Hunger Games, i´m interested is it worth going to cinema for a new one

I've thought about starting it also. Maybe over the weekend I'll check out the first one.

I'd say it's worth it, but the first movie is the worst one I think. It's still okay, but the others are better. So if you don't like the first, watch the second one too, then decide if you want to see the rest.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on November 25, 2015, 12:48:51 PM
Starting The Hunger Games, i´m interested is it worth going to cinema for a new one

I've thought about starting it also. Maybe over the weekend I'll check out the first one.

I'd say it's worth it, but the first movie is the worst one I think. It's still okay, but the others are better. So if you don't like the first, watch the second one too, then decide if you want to see the rest.

Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MajorBoobage on November 25, 2015, 03:26:28 PM
Starting The Hunger Games, i´m interested is it worth going to cinema for a new one

I've thought about starting it also. Maybe over the weekend I'll check out the first one.

I'd say it's worth it, but the first movie is the worst one I think. It's still okay, but the others are better. So if you don't like the first, watch the second one too, then decide if you want to see the rest.

Thanks for the heads up.
I liked the first one, pretty good movie, wondering where will it go from there
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Accelerando on November 25, 2015, 11:36:25 PM
Guys.

Creed.

This movie is why you spend $12 bucks to sit in a dark room with strangers. I don't know how it was with the first Rocky movie, but I feel like it might have been like what I just experienced. All that talk of Sylvester Stallone being an Oscar contender is not all talk. I was moved. One of the best movies of the year.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Train of Naught on November 26, 2015, 09:23:21 AM
Saw Hunger Games yesterday, surprisingly good indeed, I hated The Mockingjay pt. 1 (probably because it was such a different format), but this one more than made up for it!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on November 26, 2015, 09:25:45 AM
Guys.

Creed.

This movie is why you spend $12 bucks to sit in a dark room with strangers. I don't know how it was with the first Rocky movie, but I feel like it might have been like what I just experienced. All that talk of Sylvester Stallone being an Oscar contender is not all talk. I was moved. One of the best movies of the year.

I want to put this on my list because I have heard good things about it, but since I have never seen a single Rocky movie I'm unsure if I will care.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on November 26, 2015, 10:19:14 AM
Did I mention this already ? My local small cinema is showing The Walk again in December so i'll probably see that.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on November 26, 2015, 10:24:32 AM

I thought the story was fair enough, but the actors and acting were highly questionable.
The story started out really promising I thought and I was very intrigued by the setup but like I mentioned and observed by others as well, the execution wasn't great with weird acting. I can't stand Jai Courtney in any of his films I've seen. He had like zero chemistry with Emilia Clarke.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on November 26, 2015, 01:17:35 PM
Just saw Star Wars Episode IV. Watching one a week until Ep VII, only two left!

I must say, Episode IV was better than I remembered. I don't give movies points for being classics, and I remember I always thought that it was a bit slow and distractingly dated. It's still pretty dated, but it didn't bore me this time. Fine movie, but still #4 if I were to rank the Star Wars movies.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on November 26, 2015, 01:21:07 PM
Which of the prequels do you think is better than A New Hope ??
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on November 26, 2015, 02:14:34 PM
Revenge of the Sith.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 27, 2015, 04:08:55 AM
Introduced my kids to the glories of The Breakfast Club last night. They loved it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on November 27, 2015, 02:05:47 PM
Saw the latest Maze Runner movie. I liked it, just like I enjoyed the first one. Very well shot too, that's something I noticed quite early.

I'm onboard with this franshise. It's not a very original concept by now, but it's still enjoyable, and I'm interested to see more.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on November 27, 2015, 02:57:51 PM
Introduced my kids to the glories of The Breakfast Club last night. They loved it.

 :D

Watched that at Red Rocks this summer!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: KevShmev on November 28, 2015, 09:53:07 AM
"Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?"
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on November 28, 2015, 09:20:56 PM
Finally got to see Inside Out, I keep thinking there's no way Pixar can get more imaginative anymore and they pull this movie totally out of nowhere. I keep thinking I have a favorite pixar movie, now I just simply can't decide.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Coolcat on November 28, 2015, 09:23:37 PM
Cool Cat Saves The Kids.
But to be fair, I've watched it once everyday for the last 6 months. I REALLY like this movie  :hefdaddy  :hefdaddy  :heart
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on November 29, 2015, 02:22:54 AM
Can't qiute decipher how I should respond to that.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on November 29, 2015, 03:12:05 PM
You shouldn't.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on November 29, 2015, 03:38:40 PM
Saw the latest Maze Runner movie. I liked it, just like I enjoyed the first one. Very well shot too, that's something I noticed quite early.

I'm onboard with this franshise. It's not a very original concept by now, but it's still enjoyable, and I'm interested to see more.

I speak to someone on Twitter who LOVES Thomas Sangster and I was like " oh yeah - I met him a few times "

And she was like  :sadpanda: WHAT
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Coolcat on November 29, 2015, 04:31:34 PM
Just finished watching Cool Cat Saves The Kids again, I REALLY LOVE THIS FILM!!!!!!  :hefdaddy  :hefdaddy  :hefdaddy  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Phoenix87x on November 29, 2015, 07:05:11 PM
Soaked in bleach.

Kurt cobain documentary. It was solid
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on November 29, 2015, 08:17:07 PM
Edge of Tomorrow

The same thing only different.  The same thing only better.  I liked how just when you thought you kinda figured out what was going on, it changed, more or less mimicking (ha!) what happens to the characters in the film.  It wasn't just Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers, or whatever people were saying, but I can see what they might say that.

It was good.  Hard to sum up right now, still gathering thoughts.  I guess that's good.  Lots to think about.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Illegalastronaught on November 29, 2015, 09:29:22 PM
Saw 2, and I jerked it too!!!!   :laugh:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on November 30, 2015, 11:53:48 PM
Alrighty then.

Watched Face/Off last night, because that shit never gets old.

SEE ANYTHING YOU LIKE?!?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 01, 2015, 06:01:51 AM
Alrighty then.

Watched Face/Off last night, because that shit never gets old.

SEE ANYTHING YOU LIKE?!?

I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on December 01, 2015, 06:16:52 AM
Also probably the last time either of Travolta / Cage were in a decent movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on December 01, 2015, 04:39:38 PM
No way, Cage has been in lots of good stuff since then. Lots of bad stuff too, but still. I mean, Bringing Out the Dead, Adaptation, Matchstick Men, Kick-Ass, Joe. And some that I would say are aiight, not terrible. Travolta, you're possibly right. I'm not as familiar with his stuff.

But yeah, I'm sure we've discussed this before but Face/Off is just full of fucking gold. Even the pistols  :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 01, 2015, 06:33:12 PM
No way, Cage has been in lots of good stuff since then. Lots of bad stuff too, but still. I mean, Bringing Out the Dead, Adaptation, Matchstick Men, Kick-Ass, Joe. And some that I would say are aiight, not terrible. Travolta, you're possibly right. I'm not as familiar with his stuff.

But yeah, I'm sure we've discussed this before but Face/Off is just full of fucking gold. Even the pistols  :lol

Matchstick Men is one of my favorite movies. I'm really into movies and books about con men. My second favorite group of criminals right after mafiosi.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: KevShmev on December 01, 2015, 09:28:52 PM
Watched Face/Off last night, because that shit never gets old.

SEE ANYTHING YOU LIKE?!?

So, wow, it's like you're gonna be in here for THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Accelerando on December 01, 2015, 10:24:37 PM
John Travolta been in some good flicks. The Generals Daughter. Bolt. And was in a little movie called HAIRSPRAY which was fantastic.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 02, 2015, 07:49:23 AM
John Travolta has accidentally been in some good films.

He has also been in plenty of shit films, but mostly because he is a talentless hack.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on December 02, 2015, 10:15:07 AM
Can't agree there.  John Travolta puts himself fully into every role, be it crap or non-crap, and I find him very entertaining to watch.  Regardless of how ridiculous, or just plain bad, his characters are, I buy into them.  Travolta sells it.  That's all you can ask of an actor, and he delivers.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 02, 2015, 11:09:04 AM
If you say so.

I think he is pretty often an awful overactor, and largely not talented; I have seen him be outrageous, but very rarely subdued or introspective.  I think he was in the right place at the right time at the beginning of his career, and then after he burned out and almost faded away Quentin Tarantino rescued his career with Pulp Fiction.  For about a decade or so thereafter, he rode that wave of popularity and got into some other good situations (see Face/Off), but eventually his true colors resurfaced and his crappy output continued.

Just the way I see it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 02, 2015, 12:49:52 PM
I don't think he's that great. There's a lot of redundancy to his methods and nothing that seems fresh.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on December 02, 2015, 01:13:44 PM
Since Face Off, the only movies I thought he was anywhere decent in was Be Cool and The General's Daughter.  For every one of those, there's a Swordfish, Punisher, and Battlefield Earth.  He's more likely to be terrible than great.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on December 02, 2015, 07:08:15 PM
Watched Face/Off last night, because that shit never gets old.

SEE ANYTHING YOU LIKE?!?

So, wow, it's like you're gonna be in here for THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS!

 :lol

DIIIIIIIIE!

John Travolta been in some good flicks. The Generals Daughter. Bolt. And was in a little movie called HAIRSPRAY which was fantastic.

I've never seen the remake of Hairspray, but it's also not directed by John Waters so meh.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Zook on December 02, 2015, 07:13:52 PM
Trainwreck. Fitting title. The scenes with John Cena were the funniest parts of the movie. I hope none of his younger ever stumble across this movie though. They'd be scarred for life.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: KevShmev on December 02, 2015, 07:32:34 PM
Get Shorty is freaking awesome, so Travolta, if nothing else, has two awesome films that he starred in (Pulp Fiction being the other, obviously). 

Face/Off is a big cheeseball fest, but I still enjoy it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Podaar on December 02, 2015, 09:13:07 PM
It's been a long while since I watched it but I remember Travolta being terrific in Blow Out.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: DP_Gumby on December 03, 2015, 03:21:10 AM
Speaking of Travolta, Scientology-member and all that, here's a segway..  Watched Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation yesterday.

I thought the movie was ok, Tom Cruise was doing most of his stunts and running as usual. The Syndicate was somewhat underdeveloped IMO, they could have been more sinister than they were.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 03, 2015, 06:19:43 AM


I've never seen the remake of Hairspray, but it's also not directed by John Waters so meh.

Some things should just be left alone.  Speaking of that, I heard they're remaking Memento.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on December 03, 2015, 08:04:31 AM
here's a segway.. 

(http://imgur.com/o83kz6q.jpg)


Sorry.  I try not to be the grammar or spelling police, but this was too easy.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on December 04, 2015, 12:10:39 AM


I watched Belle de Jour last night. It was aiight. Came very hyped up, so that didn't help. I'm sure it was a big deal in the sixties, but meh. I also didn't like what felt like the message of it. This woman is basically seen as messed up from shit that happened in her childhood and exploring her sexual desires ruins her life and her husband's life. Ugh  :\
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on December 04, 2015, 07:53:14 AM
It was pretty groundbreaking.  Very tame by today's standards, but practically softcore porn back then.  It helped that Catherine Deneuve was incredibly pretty.  But movies like this are practically destined to not age well.  I tried to watch it again a few years ago on some cable channel, and couldn't get through it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 04, 2015, 01:20:51 PM
Bridge Of Spies...hmm I don't know. Ok movie, I say that because I dozed off in the middle of the movie. Alot of dialogue mixed with not enough sleep, not a good combination. The two train scenes were Donovan first got the evil eye from the lady and later a smile felt a bit to cheesy imo.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on December 04, 2015, 03:53:15 PM
It was pretty groundbreaking.  Very tame by today's standards, but practically softcore porn back then.  It helped that Catherine Deneuve was incredibly pretty.  But movies like this are practically destined to not age well.  I tried to watch it again a few years ago on some cable channel, and couldn't get through it.

Oh yeah, she is just so gorgeous! Looking at her the whole time saves it (and I do love the opening fantasy scene) but still definitely didn't age well. I do appreciate what a big deal it must have been when it was released, though.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 05, 2015, 10:57:06 AM
I'm watching a special on the Chiller Channel called Real Fear. It's talking about the different horror movies which were inspired by real life events.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: DP_Gumby on December 05, 2015, 05:02:46 PM
I have now finally seen Terminator 2: Judgment Day.


Better late than never as the saying goes.  :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on December 05, 2015, 06:09:10 PM
I have now finally seen Terminator 2: Judgment Day.


Better late than never as the saying goes.  :lol

By gads, how does one go this long without seeing Terminator 2?! Glad you rectified that! :tup
I hope it lived up to its reputation, given that you're only just seeing it. I can't remember ever not having seen it, I've seen it so many times. :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 05, 2015, 07:15:22 PM
I watched The Usual Suspects earlier today
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on December 06, 2015, 12:09:54 AM
Saw the following movies over yesterday and today:

Divergent
Man of steel
Shrek- forever after
Hunger games
Hunger games- catching fire
And a Charlie chaplain movie I forgot the name!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on December 06, 2015, 02:48:52 AM
I watched The Usual Suspects earlier today

Absolutely brilliant movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on December 06, 2015, 05:07:15 AM
I watched The Usual Suspects earlier today

2nd fave movie of all time over here.  Flawless... just flawless.  Chaz and Spacey's scene's are among the best ever.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 06, 2015, 11:08:16 AM
I watched The Usual Suspects earlier today

Absolutely brilliant movie.

I watched The Usual Suspects earlier today

2nd fave movie of all time over here.  Flawless... just flawless.  Chaz and Spacey's scene's are among the best ever.

The ending ranks as one of the best ever also.


Saw the following movies over yesterday and today:

Divergent
Man of steel
Shrek- forever after
Hunger games
Hunger games- catching fire
And a Charlie chaplain movie I forgot the name!

I finally watched Hunger Games. I really love that woman! She's awesome in everything.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jammindude on December 06, 2015, 11:58:26 AM
A couple weeks ago, I picked up the Mad Max Collection on Blu-Ray.  I had never seen the first film, and I had been led to believe that it was a bit more back story and not as much action, but I found this description to be misleading.    The intro chase scene was really good and very well filmed.    Seeing the actor who played the original baddie was cool.  (they dug him up to play the baddie in the brand new film, even though he's a different character.  He's really quite good)

I was really impressed. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: DP_Gumby on December 06, 2015, 12:40:59 PM
I have now finally seen Terminator 2: Judgment Day.


Better late than never as the saying goes.  :lol

By gads, how does one go this long without seeing Terminator 2?! Glad you rectified that! :tup
I hope it lived up to its reputation, given that you're only just seeing it. I can't remember ever not having seen it, I've seen it so many times. :lol

Well, it was most certainly worth the wait. That being said, I didn't watch the first Terminator movie, the whole way through, until earlier this year either.  :lol

So yes, T2 lived up to its reputation indeed!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kotowboy on December 06, 2015, 01:03:40 PM
At least you have no need to see terminator 3, Salvation or Genisys. Just stop there.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: DP_Gumby on December 06, 2015, 01:16:28 PM
Don't worry, I figured that part out when I was finished watching T2.  ;)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 06, 2015, 01:20:00 PM
I've never seen the Terminator movies. I would only even bother watching the newest one for Emilia Clarke. Arnold's best movies were Twins and Kindergarten Cop....oh and True Lies was awesome also.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jammindude on December 06, 2015, 01:33:09 PM
I've never seen the Terminator movies. I would only even bother watching the newest one for Emilia Clarke. Arnold's best movies were Twins and Kindergarten Cop....oh and True Lies was awesome also.

You can't make the "Arnold's best movie" claim when you have not even seen the Terminator films.   
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 06, 2015, 01:44:44 PM
I've never seen the Terminator movies. I would only even bother watching the newest one for Emilia Clarke. Arnold's best movies were Twins and Kindergarten Cop....oh and True Lies was awesome also.

You can't make the "Arnold's best movie" claim when you have not even seen the Terminator films.

I'm saying it from my POV. I know I wouldn't like it.  I've never been big into sci-fi for the most part.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on December 06, 2015, 03:57:58 PM
You make me sad John.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on December 06, 2015, 07:03:00 PM
You can't make the "Arnold's best movie" claim when you have not even seen the Terminator films.   

Testify! :biggrin:


Well, it was most certainly worth the wait. That being said, I didn't watch the first Terminator movie, the whole way through, until earlier this year either.  :lol

So yes, T2 lived up to its reputation indeed!

It was actually a long time after seeing T2 a zillion times that I finally saw T1.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 06, 2015, 08:57:12 PM
You make me sad John.

Get in line.   ;)

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jammindude on December 06, 2015, 09:04:40 PM
I've never seen the Terminator movies. I would only even bother watching the newest one for Emilia Clarke. Arnold's best movies were Twins and Kindergarten Cop....oh and True Lies was awesome also.

You can't make the "Arnold's best movie" claim when you have not even seen the Terminator films.

I'm saying it from my POV. I know I wouldn't like it.  I've never been big into sci-fi for the most part.

Some movies transcend their genre.    People who hate hard rock, absolutely LOVE "Back in Black".   
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 06, 2015, 09:07:11 PM
I've never seen the Terminator movies. I would only even bother watching the newest one for Emilia Clarke. Arnold's best movies were Twins and Kindergarten Cop....oh and True Lies was awesome also.

You can't make the "Arnold's best movie" claim when you have not even seen the Terminator films.

I'm saying it from my POV. I know I wouldn't like it.  I've never been big into sci-fi for the most part.

Some movies transcend their genre.    People who hate hard rock, absolutely LOVE "Back in Black".

I like hard rock but hate Back in Black.   :lol    Maybe I'll check it out one day...Terminator that is, not Back in Black.
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Post by: splent on December 07, 2015, 09:48:13 PM
We finished watching the original trilogy last night. Next is the prequel trilogy, which I haven't seen in forever. Time to give them another chance.
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Post by: bout to crash on December 07, 2015, 11:44:04 PM
Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Such a damn fun movie.
"Are you a MexiCAN or a MexiCAN'T?" :rollin
Gets me every time.
Also, so much eye candy. Depp, Banderas, Hayek, Mendes, Iglesias... and of course Trejo, Marin and Rourke.
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 08, 2015, 06:22:10 AM
Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Such a damn fun movie.
"Are you a MexiCAN or a MexiCAN'T?" :rollin
Gets me every time.
Also, so much eye candy. Depp, Banderas, Hayek, Mendes, Iglesias... and of course Trejo, Marin and Rourke.

That's definitely one of the best lines ever. Though my favorite part is when Antonio Banderas shows up with his guitar and the guy at the gate asks if he's the mariachi.  He just looks down at his guitar like 'you're kidding right.'   :lol
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Post by: bout to crash on December 08, 2015, 08:13:39 AM
 :lol. Yeah, that's a good one. Such a fun movie.
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Post by: faizoff on December 08, 2015, 09:17:49 AM
Chef. What a great charming movie. Felt like an adult version of Ratatouille. The food made me so hungry and Russel Peter's cameo is great!
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Post by: kaos2900 on December 09, 2015, 08:01:57 AM
Watched The Kingsman this weekend. Fantastic film and a lot of fun.
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Post by: jingle.boy on December 09, 2015, 08:50:30 AM
Watched The Kingsman this weekend. Fantastic film and a lot of fun.

For all the love that this got, I thought it was WAAAAAAY over the top.
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Post by: BlackInk on December 09, 2015, 08:54:07 AM
I didn't. I loved it.
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Post by: faizoff on December 09, 2015, 09:33:24 AM
Watched The Kingsman this weekend. Fantastic film and a lot of fun.

For all the love that this got, I thought it was WAAAAAAY over the top.
It looked way over the top because I think it really wanted to be. I thought they did it really well.
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Post by: kingshmegland on December 09, 2015, 01:13:12 PM
Watched The Kingsman this weekend. Fantastic film and a lot of fun.

For all the love that this got, I thought it was WAAAAAAY over the top.

I really like the movie a ton.  The over the top was just the right tone for the movie.
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Post by: ozzy554 on December 09, 2015, 02:49:10 PM
its basically a Roger Moore Bond movie with everything turned up to 11 and I love it.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on December 10, 2015, 06:06:14 AM
Kingsman was entertaining, but it's a tad long for my tastes.

And Chef was indeed a very sweet and lovingly made movie! Enjoyed it a lot. 
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Post by: BlackInk on December 10, 2015, 09:45:14 AM
After having seen all the other Star Wars movies for six weeks I finished it off with Return of Jedi yesterday. Seeing Force Awakens on wednesday next week, and I'm pumped!
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Post by: Phoenix87x on December 10, 2015, 05:21:04 PM
Just re-watched the original Highlander

(http://hollywoodmetal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/highlander-poster-1.jpg)

hot damn do I love this move  :metal

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE
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Post by: jingle.boy on December 10, 2015, 05:49:13 PM
There SHOULD HAVE only been one.   :D

Brilliant movie.
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Post by: mrrct on December 10, 2015, 06:29:45 PM
Just re-watched the original Highlander

(http://hollywoodmetal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/highlander-poster-1.jpg)

hot damn do I love this move  :metal

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE

One of my favorite movies when I was a teenager and in my early twenties. 

There SHOULD HAVE only been one.   :D

Brilliant movie.

I guess we didn't really want to know where the immortals came from.

Canon can be whatever the individual wants it to be.  He can ignore The Quickening, The Final Dimension, Endgame, and The Source if he so chooses.

There has supposedly been an effort to reboot the franchise for years now, although it has been mired in developmental hell.  Let's hope it stays there, unless they really have a good enough story and a big enough budget to do it justice.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 11, 2015, 08:10:35 AM
That didn't stop them from making any of the others.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on December 14, 2015, 01:51:47 AM
Rewatched Fargo. What an awesome and fun movie that is. Started watching season 1 of the tv series after that. Pretty good so far!  :tup
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Post by: TioJorge on December 14, 2015, 04:39:44 AM
It Follows. Jesus motherfucking christ that is a beautiful, horrifyingly hauntingly creepily fucked up film. I am not having sex for a good while, THANKS AWESOME HORROR MOVIE. Next lover: "Sooo have you been followed by anyone recently?"

I havent been creeped out by a horror film in a long, long time. Im having trouble sleeping... Dunno if its the subject matter or the fact that it was just well done and genuinely terrifying in its own right but god damn it.
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Post by: BlackInk on December 14, 2015, 04:55:02 AM
I agree. I have seen other horror movies that have scared me more while watching them, but none of those have really stuck with me like It Follows.
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 14, 2015, 06:01:09 AM
I watched Moneyball again yesterday...love that movie.
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Post by: faizoff on December 14, 2015, 07:00:41 AM
Rewatched Fargo. What an awesome and fun movie that is. Started watching season 1 of the tv series after that. Pretty good so far!  :tup

Same here, had been many years since I had seen it and it was still a pleasure to rewatch. The series really captures and extends the spirit of the movie so well while at the same time making it its own mark.

Got to see some movies recently courtesy redbox Trainwreck and Ant-man. Trainwreck was so hilarious, very enjoyable comedy. Ant-man was pretty good too, the MCU tie-ins I thought were quite well done. Though I'm sure it's been noted it was very Iron man like.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 14, 2015, 07:56:32 AM
I watched Moneyball again yesterday...love that movie.
Yeah, that was really good.
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 14, 2015, 08:19:33 AM
I watched Moneyball again yesterday...love that movie.
Yeah, that was really good.

Brad Pitt did a great job in it, too. I really haven't seen a role he wasn't able to pull off convincingly.
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Post by: adace on December 15, 2015, 03:56:59 AM
Enjoyed seeing The Good Dinosaur although the plot felt a bit familiar by Pixar standards. Certainly nothing as original or creative as Inside Out.
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Post by: bout to crash on December 15, 2015, 12:10:54 PM
Mallrats, because I hadn't seen it in ages and it's always hilarious.

"Well, did he cum or what?"
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 15, 2015, 12:26:24 PM
"There's just SOME things you don't talk about on TV."
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Post by: jjfumbly on December 15, 2015, 04:22:04 PM
Krampus! 'twas awesome!
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Post by: kingshmegland on December 19, 2015, 07:56:15 PM
I just saw the new, Fantastic 4 and it was good.  Maybe because the expectations were low with the reviews but it's was nowhere as bad as everybody said.  This was good.  Not great but good.
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 19, 2015, 08:05:19 PM
Today I watched V Is For Vendetta, Mulholland Drive, and May.
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Post by: The Trooper on December 19, 2015, 08:09:51 PM
Just watched The Revenant. Holy crap what a great movie.  Best movie I have seen this year. If it does not get a best pic nod I would be shocked. DiCaprio is amazing in it.
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Post by: kingshmegland on December 19, 2015, 08:18:01 PM
The trailer looked amazing.
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Post by: The Trooper on December 19, 2015, 08:35:48 PM
It is a solid movie.
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Post by: BlackInk on December 20, 2015, 03:03:06 AM
Saw Sicario yesterday. Really good movie, and super well made all around.
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Post by: BlackInk on December 20, 2015, 05:36:58 AM
Also, started my lazy sunday by watching Crimson Peak. Good movie with an interesting story.
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Post by: The Trooper on December 20, 2015, 08:30:05 AM
I will second Sicario. Good movie.

Just watched The Hateful Eight. Good movie. Not Tarantino's best. But good flick all around.
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Post by: BlackInk on December 20, 2015, 02:46:28 PM
Busy movie weekend for me, just saw The Walk with JGL. Beautiful movie.

And I am very excited for The Hateful Eight.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 21, 2015, 08:22:40 AM
The Force Awakens, Spectre, Dead Poets Society.

Loved the new Star Wars!
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Post by: bout to crash on December 21, 2015, 10:40:31 AM
Also loved the new Star Wars!

Watched the original Wicker Man last night. Had no idea it was a musical. Awesome. Not very scary. I kind of want to live on that island. It's way more appealing than it was in the Cage version  :lol
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 23, 2015, 03:22:35 PM
Silver Linings Playbook.

Hit me right in the damn feels.
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Post by: bout to crash on December 23, 2015, 05:23:27 PM
I enjoyed that, but not as much as everybody else.

Last night I watched The Wicker Tree, which the director of the original Wicker Man made as sort of a sequel decades later. Holy fuck, what a steaming pile of shit. If only it had as much comedy value as the WM remake, but no such luck.
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 23, 2015, 05:28:01 PM
Silver Linings Playbook.

Hit me right in the damn feels.

I need to watch that.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 23, 2015, 05:44:02 PM
Jennifer Lawrence does a good job of making you really wish her character existed in real life. At least that's what I say.
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 23, 2015, 05:55:42 PM
Jennifer Lawrence does a good job of making you really wish her character existed in real life. At least that's what I say.

I think I'll watch it tonight. I really adore that girl.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 23, 2015, 06:01:12 PM
I didn't have much of an opinion on her before watching this. Of course I've only seen her in American Hustle and maybe something else, but I can't remember. I like it. It's funny and I like the cast, it's a feel good movie
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 23, 2015, 06:18:45 PM
There are the X-Men movies and Hunger Games. Did you watch any of those?
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Post by: senecadawg2 on December 23, 2015, 06:23:58 PM
There's also Winter's Bone, which not many people mention, but apparently she was great in that (Nominated for Best Actress Oscar at twenty)

In the year it came out, Silver Linings Playbook was my favorite movie. I agree with BIZ- Jennifer Lawrence was really good. Bradley Cooper was almost even better though, which surprised me a lot at the time. I've noticed it on Netflix recently and thought about giving it a rewatch, but there are so many other things to get to.


Last night I watched The Wicker Tree, which the director of the original Wicker Man made as sort of a sequel decades later. Holy fuck, what a steaming pile of shit. If only it had as much comedy value as the WM remake, but no such luck.

I'm curious, what did you think of the original WM? I quite enjoy it, and avoided the remake due to all the bad reviews. Wondering now if the Wicker Tree is similarly worth avoiding or if perhaps you didn't even like the original much.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 23, 2015, 06:25:07 PM
Ah, yes I saw Days of Future Past, I forgot about that. Haven't seen any of the Hunger Games movies, are they good?

And yeah, Winter's Bone is here at my house, my sister wants me to watch it with her.

And yeah, Bradley Cooper was fantastic.
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Post by: senecadawg2 on December 23, 2015, 06:26:30 PM
And yeah, Winter's Bone is here at my house, my sister wants me to watch it with her.

Would she mind if I join y'all?
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 23, 2015, 06:27:01 PM
Get over here   :tup
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 23, 2015, 06:39:57 PM
Ah, yes I saw Days of Future Past, I forgot about that. Haven't seen any of the Hunger Games movies, are they good?


I saw the first Hunger Games movie and enjoyed it. I still need to watch the rest.
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Post by: bout to crash on December 23, 2015, 06:46:17 PM
I'm curious, what did you think of the original WM? I quite enjoy it, and avoided the remake due to all the bad reviews. Wondering now if the Wicker Tree is similarly worth avoiding or if perhaps you didn't even like the original much.

Watched the original Wicker Man last night. Had no idea it was a musical. Awesome. Not very scary. I kind of want to live on that island. It's way more appealing than it was in the Cage version  :lol

:lol... I enjoyed the original a lot. The remake is funny-bad. Wicker Tree was funny-bad at times but mostly just shite. Painful. And the music, good gawd. Don't do it to yourself unless you deserve serious punishment. It takes a lot for me to say that, because I often watch bad movies for fun. I had to fast-forward through some of this.
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Post by: senecadawg2 on December 23, 2015, 06:54:41 PM
In that case, I'll avoid Wicker Tree in the same manner I avoid posts with pertinent information  :lol :facepalm:
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 23, 2015, 08:42:59 PM
Silver Linings Playbook.

Hit me right in the damn feels.

That was a great movie. It severely tugged at my heart strings.

Jennifer Lawrence does a good job of making you really wish her character existed in real life. At least that's what I say.

You're right. She's that girl who makes you rethink your life and every decision you've made, and it makes you want to start over...with her.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 23, 2015, 09:07:04 PM
Yup. That's some good acting. Damn  :lol
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 23, 2015, 09:21:24 PM
Thanks for the recommendation.

What to watch next...   :lol
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 23, 2015, 10:15:52 PM
Of course ! And yes.. The never ending issue.
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Post by: Pragmaticcircus on December 23, 2015, 10:34:18 PM
Mockingjay part 1
Insergant
The maze runner
Unbroken
The kings speech
And.....

....The Force Awakens last night!
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Post by: adace on December 24, 2015, 03:27:37 AM
Just watched Hateful Eight and I don't think much of it.

The main problem for me is that the ending doesn't deliver much of anything except a feeling of disappointment. Without spoiling too much, it's just another typical Tarantino descent into senseless, gimmicky violence, which wouldn't be so bad if the story had a point to it but sadly it doesn't really seem to.

I like Tarantino's ability to create atmosphere, compelling action scenes and memorable characters but when it comes to the overall story his films are pretty shallow to me.
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Post by: BlackInk on December 24, 2015, 03:33:26 AM
Ah, yes I saw Days of Future Past, I forgot about that. Haven't seen any of the Hunger Games movies, are they good?

I thought the first one was okay, but I think the three others were mostly awesome.
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 24, 2015, 06:05:12 AM
Yup. That's some good acting. Damn  :lol

I related to the part when they were going back and forth about the different meds they had tried and the zombifying effect it had on them. I've tried all of those, plus others, and it really gives you a completely detached feeling from yourself. I stopped all of them for various reasons.

I'll try and find another JL movie to watch this weekend.
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Post by: BlackInk on December 24, 2015, 07:03:58 AM
I never got around to watching SLP. I really wanted to see that when it came out, and even though I still hear all these great things about it my will to see is just lost by now.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 24, 2015, 10:15:48 AM
I'll probably watch Winter's Bone next.
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Post by: BlackInk on December 24, 2015, 10:56:46 AM
Just saw Goodfellas for the first time. While it was certainly good, my main impression of the movie is that it was annoying. Everyone was annoying and did annoying things. So yeah, good movie, but not as super fantastic as everyone seems to think.
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 24, 2015, 11:24:15 AM
Just saw Goodfellas for the first time. While it was certainly good, my main impression of the movie is that it was annoying. Everyone was annoying and did annoying things. So yeah, good movie, but not as super fantastic as everyone seems to think.

I don't know how to process that.


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Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 24, 2015, 11:25:35 AM
Just saw Goodfellas for the first time. While it was certainly good, my main impression of the movie is that it was annoying. Everyone was annoying and did annoying things. So yeah, good movie, but not as super fantastic as everyone seems to think.

I don't know how to process that.
Same here.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 24, 2015, 12:19:58 PM
Just saw Goodfellas for the first time. While it was certainly good, my main impression of the movie is that it was annoying. Everyone was annoying and did annoying things. So yeah, good movie, but not as super fantastic as everyone seems to think.

I don't know how to process that.
Same here.
Same here.


Watched Blue Ruin, interesting movie, cool story.
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Post by: The Trooper on December 24, 2015, 10:03:36 PM
Jen Law is great in the movie Joy. Thing about her is she is a great actress and any interview you see her in, she is just so down to earth.

And regarding Goodfellas.......................I too cant process someone not thinking it is a masterpiece in filmmaking.
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Post by: Prog Snob on December 24, 2015, 10:11:58 PM
Jen Law is great in the movie Joy. Thing about her is she is a great actress and any interview you see her in, she is just so down to earth.

And regarding Goodfellas.......................I too cant process someone not thinking it is a masterpiece in filmmaking.

I really want to see Joy, and yes, she seems like such an awesome person.
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Post by: BlackInk on December 25, 2015, 02:59:16 AM
And regarding Goodfellas.......................I too cant process someone not thinking it is a masterpiece in filmmaking.

The acting was awesome, the directing was fantastic. I just felt that things the characters said and did annoyed me, and the story felt a bit jumbled. So while I did certainly like it, it's probably my least favorite Scorsese movie I've seen.
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Post by: KevShmev on December 25, 2015, 06:54:00 AM
Just saw Goodfellas for the first time. While it was certainly good, my main impression of the movie is that it was annoying. Everyone was annoying and did annoying things. So yeah, good movie, but not as super fantastic as everyone seems to think.

Go get your shine box.
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Post by: Zantera on December 25, 2015, 07:04:19 AM
I think Goodfellas deserves its good reputation even if it's not one of my own personal favorites. The only thing I remember being annoying is Joe Pesci, but that's kinda the point isn't it? Whether it's in Goodfellas or Lethal Weapon, Joe Pesci is doing his thing, which is being annoying, but he's great at it.
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Post by: BlackInk on December 25, 2015, 07:10:08 AM
Tommy was annoying, which was definetely the point. But Karen annoyed me too, Jimmy annoyed me at times, Henry too, and the shoe-shine guy annoyed me, the guy who kept asking for his money annoyed me. I get the reason for all of it, sometimes comedy, sometimes it's supposed to be an annoying character, but eventually it just got to the point where everyone was unlikable and I was just bothered all the time.
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Post by: bout to crash on December 25, 2015, 09:28:47 AM
I guess I can understand what you mean, but to me they're all kind of assholes and you still like them  :lol
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Post by: Orbert on December 25, 2015, 09:29:53 AM
I have to agree with BlackInk.  While I can see why so many people like it, it was basically a movie filled with unlikeable characters doing annoying things.  There were a number of scenes that I thought were well done, and the characters were certainly well-defined and well fleshed out, but overall I just didn't find myself rooting for anyone.  I was watching a bunch of loud-mouthed crooks doing shitty things, and karma finally caught up with them.

Compare that to The Godfather, which also features guys working above/outside the law, but with recurring themes of family, honor, and loyalty.  A lot of it was more cerebral and didn't spell things out for you, thus making you think more about characters and motivations and thus drawing you into the story.

My impression is that most people are drawn to one of these movies more than the other.  I'm more of a Godfather guy than a Goodfellas guy.
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Post by: BlackInk on December 25, 2015, 10:45:55 AM
I haven't seen the Godfather movies in soo long, so I can't really choose one or the other until I've rewatched those films. I'll have to do that soon.
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Post by: ToT-147 on December 25, 2015, 09:48:20 PM
12 Years a Slave - didn't like it..

Terminator: Genisys - did like it, a lot..
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Post by: BlackInk on December 26, 2015, 05:11:10 AM
12 Years a Slave - didn't like it..

Watched maybe 10-20 minutes, then I turned it off. I'm sure it's brilliantly acted and a well made movie. But there's limit to how much misery I will sit through before I just don't enjoy it anymore, and I got the feeling this was going to be one of those movies. Never intended to give it another try.
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Post by: ToT-147 on December 26, 2015, 08:54:36 AM
12 Years a Slave - didn't like it..

Watched maybe 10-20 minutes, then I turned it off. I'm sure it's brilliantly acted and a well made movie. But there's limit to how much misery I will sit through before I just don't enjoy it anymore, and I got the feeling this was going to be one of those movies. Never intended to give it another try.

Well, you did good.. I mean, yeah, the plot is interesting.. But the movie didn't let me any new message or emotion that I haven't experience before watching similar movies.. I'm ok with the movie winning the oscar, but that's probably because I've already understand how they choose the winners there, and the film does accomplish the commonplace and being well shot criteria.. Also, as you mentioned, the actors are great.. But besides that, nothing to recommend about it..
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Post by: bout to crash on December 26, 2015, 11:23:42 AM
I watched Hesher last night and really enjoyed it. Hadn't even heard of it before seeing it at the video store, but it has Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman so I had to bite. I would definitely recommend it, sort of a dark comedy. Sad at times but extremely funny as well.
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Post by: TioJorge on December 26, 2015, 02:26:10 PM
I loved the shit out of Hesher, one of my favorite roles of JGL. I saw a few trailers for it before it came out but holy shit did they butcher what the movie really was. Portrayed it as more of an in-your-face, rebel metal-fest of angst instead of the more indie comedic-drama (with small portions of metal angst sprinkled lovingly in between) that it was. I really hate when companies do that... Like, it's clearly not going to be a blockbuster film, why try and sell it as such? Just go with it. But it turned out great and surprised me because of it so I'm glad I took the chance to see it.
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Post by: bout to crash on December 27, 2015, 01:54:48 AM
It does not surprise me that they marketed it that way. I can just see/hear the trailers now without even looking  :lol
JGL was amazing (and FUCKING HOT all metaled out), Portman was great as usual, the kid was really good, I loved the grandma, and Rainn Wilson did a good job of not having much of a presence like he was supposed to. Really well done and enjoyable. Oh man, the scene where the kid kicks him in the balls  :lol

Today I made this guy watch the Star Wars Holiday Special (HAPPY LIFE DAY EVERYBODY) and then we watched Heat, which I had surprisingly never seen. It was great, especially Pacino. It felt a bit long but not almost-three-hours long so I'll give it props for that. Maybe a bit less of all the shooting- that stuff gets boring for me. Overall very well done, good stuff.
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Post by: jingle.boy on December 27, 2015, 07:19:58 AM
Heat is my favorite movie of all time.
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Post by: Orbert on December 27, 2015, 07:26:23 AM
A Million Ways to Die in the West

I can see why this movie was compared to Blazing Saddles.  In a way, it's a successor to that kind of film.  In the 70's Blazing Saddles pushed boundaries and a lot of hot buttons, and this movie does the same for the next generation.  It also features rapid-fire gags, some of which go way over the top, some of which will fall flat, and most will land somewhere in the middle.  I think the idea is that if even 1/4 or 1/3 of the jokes work, you're laughing a lot, so even if a lot of it doesn't work for you, you've laughed enough to where you consider it funny.  It is indeed a spiritual successor to the Western parody, whether or not one considers Seth MacFarlane a worthy successor to Mel Brooks.

That is a very long-winded way to say that I laughed a lot, found a lot of it way over the top, found a lot of it stupid and disgusting, and even though I was quite entertained, I don't feel the need to see it again.  There is such thing as too much.  I'd recommend people seeing it once, but after that, it's up to them.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 27, 2015, 08:07:36 AM
Heat is my favorite movie of all time.

Not a bad choice at all. Watched that for the first time several months ago and loved it.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on December 27, 2015, 08:10:49 AM
Finally watched Rocky III for the first time last night. Classic. Hulk Hogan, Mr T pitying fools, Eye of the Tiger, homoerotic interracial training montages, what more could you want?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on December 27, 2015, 08:12:41 AM
Finally watched Rocky III for the first time last night. Classic. Hulk Hogan, Mr T pitying fools, Eye of the Tiger, homoerotic interracial training montages, what more could you want?

For the longest time, they never showed that movie on TV.  1, 2,4 & 5but until recently,  they never played it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on December 27, 2015, 08:15:58 AM
Finally watched Rocky III for the first time last night. Classic. Hulk Hogan, Mr T pitying fools, Eye of the Tiger, homoerotic interracial training montages, what more could you want?

For the longest time, they never showed that movie on TV.  1, 2,4 & 5but until recently,  they never played it.

I wonder why? If you have to suffer through Rocky 5, the least they can do is give you every movie before it!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on December 27, 2015, 08:33:04 AM
I had no answers.   I bitched about it for years now they always play it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: KevShmev on December 27, 2015, 08:52:03 AM
Heat is my favorite movie of all time.

Nice.  It would be in my top 20 non-comedic films (it's hard to rank comedies next to every other kind of movie).

Finally watched Rocky III for the first time last night. Classic. Hulk Hogan, Mr T pitying fools, Eye of the Tiger, homoerotic interracial training montages, what more could you want?

For the longest time, they never showed that movie on TV.  1, 2,4 & 5but until recently,  they never played it.

Huh?  I've seen III a million times on TV over the years.

Mr. T is still awesome every time I see it.  So many great one-liners.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on December 27, 2015, 11:19:07 AM
Heat is my favorite movie of all time.

Yeah, it's so damn loved I'm surprised it took me this long to see, but glad I did! I also can see why it was in the film noir section of the video store, especially with so many scenes of people standing in the dark talking dramatically with cheesy music playing :lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on December 27, 2015, 02:30:14 PM
Never seen a single Rocky movie. I'm thinking about maybe seeing the first one and Creed, the rest doesn't really interest me.

I have seen Heat though, it was a long time ago but I remember liking it very much.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 27, 2015, 02:45:49 PM
Never seen a single Rocky movie. I'm thinking about maybe seeing the first one and Creed, the rest doesn't really interest me.

I have seen Heat though, it was a long time ago but I remember liking it very much.

You have to see Rocky IV along with the first one. The rest I can live without.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on December 27, 2015, 02:57:30 PM
Never seen a single Rocky movie. I'm thinking about maybe seeing the first one and Creed, the rest doesn't really interest me.

I have seen Heat though, it was a long time ago but I remember liking it very much.

Ditto on both accounts. I've really started to despise boxing movies. They're so fucking predictable. I watched Southpaw again (with a friend whom hadn't seen it) and hated it and don't know how I liked it to begin with...it really did completely rip off Cinderella Man in so many ways and simply turned it gangster and modern (EMINEM MAKES EVERYTHING BADASS GOTTA GET DAT ADRENALINE GOING GOTTA BE HARDCORE GOTTA BE ROLLIN' YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING YO SHITMANBITCHONESHOT). At least with Rocky the cheese is strong, like a finely aged bleu with an infusion of fantasy due to the ridiculous characters. I might actually like them but I need a break from sports movies for a while. There are so few that aren't completely mapped out, shallow, cut and paste with a hefty side of that immensely pungent drama.

The Martian was really, really good. It was soooo nice to see a space movie that tried its hardest to be as grounded as possible while still embracing a sense of wonder. For as much as I loved Interstellar, the infusion of the alien and the fantasy was by far my least favorite part. I didn't dislike it particularly, but it didn't do any favors for the movie in my eyes. It was truly refreshing to see a modern space film be as straight forward as it can when the topic is a film about a guy living on Mars. No funky fucking creatures, no cosmic happenings, no asinine mysteries knee deep in bullshit...just science stretched out as far as it can go. I enjoyed it immensely.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlobVanDam on December 27, 2015, 07:32:53 PM
Never seen a single Rocky movie. I'm thinking about maybe seeing the first one and Creed, the rest doesn't really interest me.

I have seen Heat though, it was a long time ago but I remember liking it very much.

Ditto on both accounts. I've really started to despise boxing movies. They're so fucking predictable. I watched Southpaw again (with a friend whom hadn't seen it) and hated it and don't know how I liked it to begin with...it really did completely rip off Cinderella Man in so many ways and simply turned it gangster and modern (EMINEM MAKES EVERYTHING BADASS GOTTA GET DAT ADRENALINE GOING GOTTA BE HARDCORE GOTTA BE ROLLIN' YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING YO SHITMANBITCHONESHOT). At least with Rocky the cheese is strong, like a finely aged bleu with an infusion of fantasy due to the ridiculous characters. I might actually like them but I need a break from sports movies for a while. There are so few that aren't completely mapped out, shallow, cut and paste with a hefty side of that immensely pungent drama.

I hate boxing, sports, and the entire genre of sports movies, but the Rocky movies are gold, especially Rocky IV for me. What they're doing in the ring is barely boxing most of the time anyway, and they're a good slice of the 80's.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on December 27, 2015, 08:55:28 PM
Well that's all I need to check 'em out. I never really figured they'd be 'sports' movies per se anyway, they seem far more adventurous and ridiculous (in a good way) than the mundane sports stories. The 80's factor has a big part in that too, I think. It's kind of like trying to call The Karate Kid a sports movie...it just doesn't really equate. Cool stuff, I need to add 'em to my list. I wish they were on Netflix, that totally seems like a series that would be on there, and very well could've been at one point and I just missed it...
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on December 27, 2015, 10:50:10 PM
Just saw Hateful Eight and really enjoyed it! Not Tarantino's best but pretty awesome. Great characters, atmosphere, dialogue, music, the usual. Violent but not unbearably so, though definitely some shocking moments. Funny as hell. And sure as hell did not feel like 3+ hours, though I'm glad there was an intermission.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 28, 2015, 06:59:33 AM
Just saw Hateful Eight and really enjoyed it! Not Tarantino's best but pretty awesome. Great characters, atmosphere, dialogue, music, the usual. Violent but not unbearably so, though definitely some shocking moments. Funny as hell. And sure as hell did not feel like 3+ hours, though I'm glad there was an intermission.
Oh, you saw the 70 mm version with overture and intermission?  Jealous.

Trying to talk my wife into a road trip to see that version.  Closest theater showing it is about 2 hours away.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: faizoff on December 28, 2015, 07:34:04 AM
Saw Cast Away again, still such a fantastic movie, I really didn't realize it was such a long movie with almost 2 1/2 hrs run time. One of the few slower paced movies (apart from plane crash) that really sucked me in the whole time.

In contrast to that also saw Hot Tub Time Machine lol. Silly fun but well done. Enjoyed it quite a bit.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on December 28, 2015, 09:19:30 AM
Just saw Hateful Eight and really enjoyed it! Not Tarantino's best but pretty awesome. Great characters, atmosphere, dialogue, music, the usual. Violent but not unbearably so, though definitely some shocking moments. Funny as hell. And sure as hell did not feel like 3+ hours, though I'm glad there was an intermission.
Oh, you saw the 70 mm version with overture and intermission?  Jealous.

Trying to talk my wife into a road trip to see that version.  Closest theater showing it is about 2 hours away.

Road trips are fun! I obviously have no comparison but I think it'd be worth it. The theater showing it here was like 15 minutes from me, so that was awesome.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 28, 2015, 10:41:52 AM
 :tup
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MajorBoobage on December 28, 2015, 11:10:48 AM
Exodus Gods and Kings again. I really enjoy that movie. Dont understand the shit it has gotten
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 28, 2015, 11:26:40 AM
I still need to catch that one.

But at least part of the reason it caught shit was from casting a bunch of white stars as Egyptians and Jews.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on December 28, 2015, 11:43:45 AM
I still need to catch that one.

But at least part of the reason it caught shit was from casting a bunch of white stars as Egyptians and Jews.

Seems legit.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on December 28, 2015, 12:51:31 PM
I liked Exodus as well. So much better than Russel Crowe's Noah, which was just so much shit.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MajorBoobage on December 28, 2015, 01:19:21 PM
I have no problem with that, its not like im watching a documentary. And acting was great
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 29, 2015, 10:33:02 AM
Watched Big Hero 6 again last night with the fam.  Very good film.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on December 29, 2015, 01:37:48 PM
I have no problem with that, its not like im watching a documentary. And acting was great

 :facepalm:

I know this isn't PR, but seriously? You don't see how that might be considered racist?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 29, 2015, 01:42:00 PM
I still need to catch that one.

But at least part of the reason it caught shit was from casting a bunch of white stars as Egyptians and Jews.

You think they'd be used to it by now after people used a white man as a Jew from the Middle East.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 29, 2015, 02:27:12 PM
I C WAT U DID THAIR
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on December 29, 2015, 02:37:41 PM
On one hand, a small (minuscule) part of me wants to play devil's advocate and say 'hey, maybe they honestly couldn't find a person of said race that could act'. But there's just no way, and somehow the choice of actors they did end up choosing leads me to believe it was a combination of utter laziness, simple marketing and 'this hunk will make us more money'. But y'know, when I went to see Star Wars, the Gods of Egypt trailer played and holy fucking shit it looks so ridiculously bad and disgustingly predictable (I am so sick of Gerard Butler by now that I just want him to go away). I don't have to see the movie to know every single action scene, every fucking speech (really? Still milking that '300' speech, huh? Got DAYUM), every predictable, done-one-thousand-times-before CGI monster... It's just all around abysmal. Same for the others mentioned; they're shit made by people with dollar signs oozing out of every pore. So the shit choices in casting, the idea that they more than likely didn't even for one second think 'damn, maybe we should get the right races to portray these people', is not even a stretch; the stretch would be that they put any kind of considering into it. Dollars to doughnuts that thought didn't even come close to entering the equation in any serious fashion or even at all.

In the grand scheme of things it's not like this is some huge issue that's hurting tons of people (there are obviously a lot more serious concerns where racism is prominent), but it's just the fact that...it does eventually hurt someone; I don't have any doubts that there are plenty of good actors of the respective races that could've brought something to the film to at least make it not quite as shitty (though in the end, I'm honestly not too worked up over these specific films because they're horrible and would probably do more harm than good to the actors, but it's the trend that's bad). There is just no way that the people behind the films are that ignorant. There is a near certainty that they're that big of dirty assholes and are just that greedy. There are so many of these films now that it's ridiculous, and nearly every one is just so horrible.

I don't know what it is Hollywood is on about now, but the Egyptian culture, stories and mythology is being bludgeoned to death in the past couple years.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 29, 2015, 02:46:52 PM
Well, here's the thing.  Director Ridley Scott was criticized about the "whitewashing" of the story when it was released, and he said "I can't mount a film of this budget...and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such...I'm just not going to get financed." 

So, to make the movie at the scale and budget that it required, he HAD to use recognizable white actors.  Being more authentic with it would have meant the film couldn't be financed, and couldn't get made at all.

Sad, but apparently true.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MajorBoobage on December 29, 2015, 03:53:48 PM
I have no problem with that, its not like im watching a documentary. And acting was great

 :facepalm:

I know this isn't PR, but seriously? You don't see how that might be considered racist?

Of course you can. You can find racism anywhere if you look it that way. But come on, its a hollywood movie. Hollywood, there is nothing sacred.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on December 29, 2015, 04:20:56 PM
I still need to catch that one.

But at least part of the reason it caught shit was from casting a bunch of white stars as Egyptians and Jews.

It wasn't that good. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: TioJorge on December 29, 2015, 04:28:13 PM
Well, here's the thing.  Director Ridley Scott was criticized about the "whitewashing" of the story when it was released, and he said "I can't mount a film of this budget...and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such...I'm just not going to get financed." 

So, to make the movie at the scale and budget that it required, he HAD to use recognizable white actors.  Being more authentic with it would have meant the film couldn't be financed, and couldn't get made at all.

Sad, but apparently true.

Ah... I can see that kind of shittiness being true.

I can also see the world being perfectly fine without this movie. Which I thought was pretty much a boring trainwreck. To their credit, it does take some work to make a trainwreck boring.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 29, 2015, 05:49:10 PM
HBO keeps playing Game of Thrones so I'm drawn in by that. Someone recommend a movie to me that's on Netflix.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 30, 2015, 06:57:36 AM
HBO keeps playing Game of Thrones so I'm drawn in by that. Someone recommend a movie to me that's on Netflix.
Big Trouble in Little China.  It's my go-to recommendation.

Of course, you've probably already seen it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on December 30, 2015, 07:18:19 AM
L.A Confidential
In Burges

My top 2 movies of all time.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 30, 2015, 12:01:41 PM
I've seen Big Trouble multiple times.  My brother and father always watched it when I was on. I have to admit it was never one of my favorite movies.

L.A. Confidential is a great great movie. There's so much win in that movie. Everything from the actors to the plot to the time period and soundtrack. I've never seen In Bruges though.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 30, 2015, 12:48:40 PM
I've seen Big Trouble multiple times.  My brother and father always watched it when I was on. I have to admit it was never one of my favorite movies.
:sadpanda:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 30, 2015, 01:09:49 PM
I've seen Big Trouble multiple times.  My brother and father always watched it when I was on. I have to admit it was never one of my favorite movies.
:sadpanda:

I know. It's not as bad as me not caring about Star Wars. :hides:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kingshmegland on December 30, 2015, 01:13:50 PM
I've seen Big Trouble multiple times.  My brother and father always watched it when I was on. I have to admit it was never one of my favorite movies.
:sadpanda:

Double :sadpanda:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on December 30, 2015, 02:10:50 PM
I've seen Big Trouble multiple times.  My brother and father always watched it when I was on. I have to admit it was never one of my favorite movies.
:sadpanda:

I know. It's not as bad as me not caring about Star Wars. :hides:
YOU SHUT YOUR FILTHY WHORE MOUTH
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on December 30, 2015, 06:25:05 PM
I've seen Big Trouble multiple times.  My brother and father always watched it when I was on. I have to admit it was never one of my favorite movies.
:sadpanda:

I know. It's not as bad as me not caring about Star Wars. :hides:
YOU SHUT YOUR FILTHY WHORE MOUTH

(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/ee/eedf3b2f5aad681e7963ccd43343a0541b73cd8b4baad8c34dcdd9ce27b9cf0d.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bl5150 on December 30, 2015, 06:28:17 PM
Finally saw Spectre last night.   Craig's monotone expression is getting a bit tired for me , but on the whole I thought it was an enjoyable movie.  Not as good as Skyfall but still good.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on December 30, 2015, 08:10:08 PM
Shallow Hal with Jack Black.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on December 30, 2015, 11:08:18 PM
Just saw the new Macbeth. Visually gorgeous. That was really the highlight for me. The actors were very good, too.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on December 31, 2015, 02:34:49 AM
Just saw Last Days On Mars, Prometheus anyone? Or more like: Aliens on Mars with space zombies  :mehlin
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: kaos2900 on December 31, 2015, 09:06:11 AM
Finally watched Ant-Man. Not my favorite of the Marvel films but much better than I thought it was going to be.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Phoenix87x on December 31, 2015, 08:08:58 PM
Just watched Hateful 8

I personally really liked it, mainly because I love clue, and 10 little indians and plays in general, but with all that being said I can see how people are going to have issues with this movie.

I will admit, the first hour I was hating on it pretty hard, but then in the 2nd hour it won me back when it got excellent. The 3rd hour was solid as well. 

If I had any formal complaints, this thing definitely did not need to be 3 hours long. The entire 1st hour was set up and it was pretty drawn out. Parts of hour 2 and 3 could have been trimmed as well and we could have had a slimmer, and better paced film, but whatever, by the end I walked away happy.

And bravo to Samuel jackson. He stole the show. Oh my god, he had me rolling


Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on December 31, 2015, 09:31:57 PM
Chronicle - Very, very cool film. It's short, and it just gets straight to the point. If you're looking for a movie with an extremely in-depth story with developed characters, this isn't going to give you that, but rather just a fun and visually cool action flick with some good humor and suspense.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Train of Naught on December 31, 2015, 09:48:19 PM
If you're looking for a movie with an extremely in-depth story with developed characters
I was looking for that  >:(
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 01, 2016, 05:57:59 AM
Just saw the new Macbeth. Visually gorgeous. That was really the highlight for me. The actors were very good, too.
I really want to see that.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: jingle.boy on January 01, 2016, 07:04:08 AM
Daddy's Home.

New Year's tradition with the family is dinner and a movie.  This was the only one really that was appropriate for the entire family (because we'd already seen TFA).  I was pleasantly surprised.  Theatre was actually quite packed.  Some really, REALLY funny scenes.  Best Will Ferrell movie I've seen since Elf.  Check it out if/when it comes to the small screen.  We had Christmas gift movie certificates, so it didn't cost us anything.  Not sure I'd go to the theatre for it if it was on my own dime.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: gmillerdrake on January 01, 2016, 09:19:19 AM
I plan to go to the theater to see 'The Revenant' when it comes out. Looks intriguing....and all in all I like DeCaprio films.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MajorBoobage on January 01, 2016, 09:20:09 AM
Gonna watch Knight of Cups today. Dont know what to expect  :corn
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Orbert on January 01, 2016, 09:30:37 AM
Ant Man.

Better than I thought it would be.  That seems to be a pretty common sentiment regarding this film.  I figured since it was Marvel Universe, it would have similar production values, and I was right.  It was a decent story, not particularly close to the storyline in the comic books, but incorporating many of the important characters and elements, and since I don't read the comic books anyway, it was fine.

Paul Rudd is a guy I've seen in many movies and can never figure out who he is.  I keep thinking he's an Affleck, or a Ryan Somebody, but no, he's Paul Rudd.  Also, I literally spent the entire movie trying to figure out who played the girl, and it was Tauriel.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: bout to crash on January 01, 2016, 09:57:25 AM
Just saw the new Macbeth. Visually gorgeous. That was really the highlight for me. The actors were very good, too.
I really want to see that.

You should! So pretty.

Last night I watched the entire Mildred Pierce five-part HBO series with Kate Winslet, who I adore. Got a little weird at the end but was overall great- the story, the acting, the costumes and 1930s sets. Very well done.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on January 01, 2016, 11:08:21 AM
Just saw the new Macbeth. Visually gorgeous. That was really the highlight for me. The actors were very good, too.
I really want to see that.

So do I.

Gonna watch Knight of Cups today. Dont know what to expect  :corn

Also really want to see this, have been looking for it for a few months, but no luck yet.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Counselor of Prog on January 01, 2016, 03:14:01 PM
The Thin Man.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Prog Snob on January 02, 2016, 09:18:53 AM
Ella Enchanted... because Anne Hathaway

And right now watching American Sniper again
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on January 02, 2016, 02:54:09 PM
Just saw The Revenant. Within the first 5 minutes I was crying. This movie is just beautiful in every way. Visually it might be the best movie I've ever seen. All the acting is brilliant. The story is so powerful. This is my favorite movie of the year without hesitation. It's probably one of my favorite movies ever.
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Post by: TioJorge on January 02, 2016, 03:10:28 PM
Niiiiice! I'm definitely hyped to see it and have been really interested in it since it was announced. Looks terribly beautiful and wretched.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: The Trooper on January 02, 2016, 03:41:48 PM
I have basically seen every movie that has a chance at an Oscar Best Pic. The Revenant is all that a great movie is. Don't know if a new topic should be started on best of 2015 but I will give mine here in no particular order.

The Revenant
The Martian
Sicario
Mad Max: Fury Road
Room
Spotlight
Hateful Eight
Inside out
The Danish Girl
The Big Short
Ex Machina
Carol

I think the front runner will be Spotlight. Just a film type Oscar voters love. Justly so. This is a tuff year. Lots of great acting, writing and directing that I do not think 1 film will dominate. If right now on a limb I think it will go to Spotlight. But I think Revenant should get it and Dicaprio hands down wins. Bale in The Big Short 2nd.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on January 02, 2016, 04:08:56 PM
Top 10 movies of 2015 for me:

1. The Force Awakens
2. Ex Machina
3. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Inside Out
6. The Kingsman: Secret Service
7. Spectre
8. Ant-Man
9. Everest
10. Furious 7

Haven't seen some of the heavy hitters yet like The Hateful Eight (seeing it tomorrow), The Revenant, Sicario and The Martian, but I expect them all to be in this list.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: The Trooper on January 02, 2016, 04:12:35 PM
I can not argue with that list Biz. Had to cut many of the ones you mentioned out, but all great. Like I said.Good movie year. Honorable also to Creed and Joy. I tend, for good or bad have a hard time doing these lists. I look at film as Osacr vs. favorites. TFA, Spectre, Ant Man,Kingsman as films I love, but just not Oscar worthy if that makes sense. Why I think Mad Max, although a GREAT film will suffer in Oscars. Just not "their" type film but without a doubt one of the best this year. I would love to see it at least nominated.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on January 02, 2016, 04:45:09 PM
Forgot about Creed, that's another I want to really see.

Yeah, sometimes I notice people will praise a movie just because it's Oscar-worthy, and many of my favorite films never had an Oscar mention, and that's fine by me.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: The Trooper on January 02, 2016, 05:21:47 PM
Forgot about Creed, that's another I want to really see.

Yeah, sometimes I notice people will praise a movie just because it's Oscar-worthy, and many of my favorite films never had an Oscar mention, and that's fine by me.
I agree. I am not high brow about film. I don't get the oh yeah, the critics say its great so I have to go with it. I look at film as an experience. Example: TFA is the most fun I have had in YEARS. Yet I can see a film like Reverant and go...............Holy Shit. Two different feelings. So who am I to judge to what others like. In all honesty, that is what is great about film.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Zantera on January 02, 2016, 05:32:59 PM
Too early for me to make a list really. Hateful Eight and Revenant doesn't open here for another 3-4 weeks, and the opportunity to see The Big Short or Spotlight hasn't shown up either. I believe Creed opens at some crazy weird date like March here, and by then I will already have seen a BluRay copy probably, so it's weird.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on January 02, 2016, 09:24:31 PM
Revenant not out in my area till the 8th next week.

Looking real forward to it because Iñárritu has made some amazing films.. Of course I've only seen Biutiful and Birdman
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on January 03, 2016, 03:25:19 AM
1. The Revenant
2. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
3. The Martian
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron
6. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
7. Kingsman: The Secret Service
8. Sicario
9. Inside Out
10. Spectre

This is my personal top 10, but I think only a few of them will have a nomination. Although, I still have 5 movies on my to-see list, some which might hopefully make it onto the top 10.

 - The Hateful Eight
 - Spotlight
 - Bridge of Spies
 - Macbeth
 - Knight of Cups
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on January 03, 2016, 06:15:08 AM
After waiting for surely more than a year, I finally got to watch Knight of Cups.

A typical Terrence Malick movie. Trippy, weirdly edited visual poetry with vague voice overs. I always find the story in Malick's movies not to be what's really important, it's more like poetry, it's how it makes you feel and what it says to you personally that matters. In that, the movie does it's job well.

There is very little dialogue, most of the acting is done through looks, and story mostly told through actions. All that makes it a good visual story, but as with most Malick movies, it requires patience. It did feel a bit too long. When I was done, I guessed that it had been on for maybe 2 and a half hours when it was really just an hour fifty. But that's pretty much my only problem with it, other than it being rather diffcult to fully understand, although I do think I get the overall points at least.
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Post by: Pragmaticcircus on January 03, 2016, 04:06:09 PM
Just saw Brazil, great film!!
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on January 03, 2016, 06:04:17 PM
The Hateful Eight. Wow, what a fun movie. I love mystery type stuff, this was awesome. 3 hour film that was interesting all throughout. Thought my goodness it was loud as hell in the theater. :lol
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Post by: Orbert on January 03, 2016, 08:23:09 PM
Ricki and the Flash.

I thought I would like this more than I did.  I don't know why.  It started, it did some stuff, it seemed to be building toward something, then it was over.  Apparently I watched the whole thing, waiting for the story to really get going, and didn't realize that that was all there was.  Decent cover music, I guess.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 04, 2016, 08:55:42 AM
Watched Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation last night.  Very entertaining film, can't wait for the next one.
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Post by: BlackInk on January 04, 2016, 09:25:30 AM
I liked that one. More than 4. Not quite as much as 1 or 3 though.
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Post by: Podaar on January 04, 2016, 03:03:05 PM
Concussion.

I enjoyed the experience and thought it was a great movie. I'm not really sure it revealed anything we didn't already know.
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 04, 2016, 04:06:03 PM
I'm watching X-Men: First Class
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Post by: Pragmaticcircus on January 04, 2016, 06:36:44 PM
Ant Man.

Better than I thought it would be.  That seems to be a pretty common sentiment regarding this film.  I figured since it was Marvel Universe, it would have similar production values, and I was right.  It was a decent story, not particularly close to the storyline in the comic books, but incorporating many of the important characters and elements, and since I don't read the comic books anyway, it was fine.

Paul Rudd is a guy I've seen in many movies and can never figure out who he is.  I keep thinking he's an Affleck, or a Ryan Somebody, but no, he's Paul Rudd.  Also, I literally spent the entire movie trying to figure out who played the girl, and it was Tauriel.  Oh well.

I just saw it today and I was surprised that it wasn't EXACTLY the same as the past 10 marvel movies!
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Post by: Orbert on January 04, 2016, 06:49:53 PM
Supposedly they try to give each Marvel origin story its own "feel", and this one was indeed pretty different.  I like how there's no two ways about it: Scott Lang is a thief, and a damned good one.  Yeah, he's trying to be better, and it's all for his little girl blah blah blah, but he's a grey character, and that's good.  Pym has his issues as well.

That's not to say that most of the other Marvel flicks aren't pretty similar.  But I do like that they at least try to make them different (not that I'd really noticed).
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Post by: The Trooper on January 04, 2016, 06:55:54 PM
Wait till Deadpool.
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Post by: Sacul on January 04, 2016, 08:15:22 PM
Kill Bill Vol.1 & 2. Damn, this one was pretty great. Loved how much action there is yet it has a minimalist, slow feel. The plot is not that original, and while it might sound clichéd (it's a revenge story, in the end), its development is fantastic. I definitely have to watch more Tarantino movies.
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Post by: Pragmaticcircus on January 04, 2016, 09:13:17 PM
Just saw Maze runner Scorch trials, Woah!!!  :omg:
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 05, 2016, 06:28:06 AM
This is pretty epic, only watched a few minutes so far though.

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The year's most notable directors join for The Hollywood Reporter's Writer Oscar Roundtable. The directors include Quentin Tarantino ('The Hateful Eight'), Tom Hooper ('The Danish Girl'), Alejandro G. Inarritu ('The Revenant'), Ridley Scott ('The Martian'), Danny Boyle ('Steve Jobs') and David O. Russell ('Joy').

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ7qKKQrSBY

Edit: Ugh that host was pretty terrible.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on January 05, 2016, 10:10:50 AM
I got Sicario and The Walk from Red Box, looking forward to these.
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Post by: MajorBoobage on January 05, 2016, 02:52:38 PM
12 years a slave, again. Great great movie.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on January 05, 2016, 06:38:21 PM
Just finished Sicario. Wow, what a gritty and realistic film. Fantastic! Denis Villeneuve sure has a great track record with Enemy, Prisoners, and now this. I haven't seen any of his other films but he sure knows how to make some unsettling film.
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Post by: El Barto on January 05, 2016, 10:02:52 PM
Just watched Hateful 8

I personally really liked it, mainly because I love clue, and 10 little indians and plays in general, but with all that being said I can see how people are going to have issues with this movie.

I will admit, the first hour I was hating on it pretty hard, but then in the 2nd hour it won me back when it got excellent. The 3rd hour was solid as well. 

If I had any formal complaints, this thing definitely did not need to be 3 hours long. The entire 1st hour was set up and it was pretty drawn out. Parts of hour 2 and 3 could have been trimmed as well and we could have had a slimmer, and better paced film, but whatever, by the end I walked away happy.

And bravo to Samuel jackson. He stole the show. Oh my god, he had me rolling
I thought the first act was solid. I'm a sucker for Tarantino dialogue and I thought that was some of the best in the movie. Besides, the development is important to the tension that it builds up to. Not sure if you saw the standard or longer 70mm version, but with the intermission the longer version was just fine (and I thought his last two were too long).

As for the movie, I think it might be the most insanely violent thing I've ever seen. Like all Americans I'm desensitized to graphic violence, but seeing it in such a claustrophobic atmosphere, and so prolonged with so many taking so long to die, it really makes for a different experience. Yet, like most of his work, it's still amusing and often times hilarious during, and at times because of the insane violence. Every time somebody belted Jennifer Jason Leigh it made me laugh.

As for SLJ, I think he might have been the weak link. When he was the house negro in Django he was pretty believable. In this he came across more as Jules than a retired civil war veteran. Everybody else really nailed it. In particular Bruce Dern, who was not only perfect for the part, absolutely sold the conclusion of the second act. Without him it wouldn't have worked, and in this case it worked well enough to leave the audience shell-shocked when the lights came up for the intermission. There was a second or two of silence, and then a large, collective gasp.

All in all I'd certainly recommend it, but only to people who enjoy graphic violence. And not the over-the-top violence of The Crazy 88 and The House of Blue Leaves. Closeup gunshots and people lying around bleeding, caterwauling and generally suffering out their final half hour.


The Hateful Eight. Wow, what a fun movie. I love mystery type stuff, this was awesome. 3 hour film that was interesting all throughout. Thought my goodness it was loud as hell in the theater. :lol
Glad it wasn't just me. Most of the movie is reasonable, and the gunshots are sufficiently loud and concussive, but the music and some of the cues were deafening. I was feeling like an old man in there.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on January 06, 2016, 09:09:34 AM
Yeah it was just very loud. The music at the beginning was only getting louder and louder and it wouldn't stop
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Post by: MajorBoobage on January 06, 2016, 01:19:36 PM
Jackie Brown just now. Good movie, liked it. Preparing for Hateful Eight this weekend, this one was the last one i havent seen
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on January 06, 2016, 06:01:33 PM
I'm planning on marathoning the Tarantino films. Seeing The Hateful Eight really got me in the mood for his movies, and I have all of them. I still haven't seen Reservoir Dogs or Jackie Brown.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on January 07, 2016, 12:44:07 AM
Just watching Straight outta Compton. Enjoying it pretty good so far, but I've read the second half is a lot less good.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 07, 2016, 01:24:31 AM
Weirdest song choice in a movie:

https://youtu.be/xQBGmBOhQEE
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Post by: BlobVanDam on January 07, 2016, 01:48:42 AM
I thought that was going to be a joke video. :| That was painful. I will continue to never watch this movie.
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Post by: Bolsters on January 07, 2016, 02:13:22 AM
They really drag it out, too. :\
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Post by: TioJorge on January 07, 2016, 02:30:01 AM
Whoa. Jackman, bro...the fuck you thinkin'!?!?

It's in bad taste, which means it's right up my ally, but this Youtube comment is one that I can say I do not detest, on the contrary:

"Kirk Cobain saw the future. He saw this. Then he killed himself."

...

...


 :rollin Deserved. This movie should be locked up for murder, let that crazy cunt off the hook (lolz) and put this in her place, I'm cool with that.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 07, 2016, 05:37:59 AM
Yea I was certain it was a redub but it was too synced and after some research the cringe was real.  :|
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 07, 2016, 06:17:52 AM
Weirdest song choice in a movie:

https://youtu.be/xQBGmBOhQEE

I just realized the actor who plays Hook is the same actor who played Patroclus from Troy.
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Post by: bosk1 on January 07, 2016, 01:51:42 PM
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

What did you think?  I haven't see that one yet.  I was not into these until recently.  Can't remember why or exactly how we stumbled onto it, but my wife and I ended up watching the first one on either Netflix or Amazon Prime recently.  I thought it was pretty good, so we watched the next one, and then Mockingjay - Part 1.  I thought they would be cool books for my 12 year old to read, but my wife said she heard they are too violent, so she checked them out from the library for me to read first.  I got through the first two and thought they were actually pretty good.  Very well-written, and lots of really good themes and concepts to grapple with that we could discuss with my son, so I passed them on to him.  I just finished reading Mockingjay, and was overwhelmed with how violent and nightmarish the second half is.  He's not going to read that one for awhile.  But I am curious how the movie was.  I don't see how they can pull off half of what was in the book without an R rating.
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Post by: TioJorge on January 07, 2016, 02:07:25 PM
Weirdest song choice in a movie:

https://youtu.be/xQBGmBOhQEE

I just realized the actor who plays Hook is the same actor who played Patroclus from Troy.

He's also in Tron 2 (and Four Brothers, but Tron 2 is awesome). I actually really like the dude in the few movies I've seen but it's yet another "WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU DO THIS?" thing. Like...it's baffling. Why the hell anyone would agree to this is beyond me because there is zero chance of it being good. It's not even a case of "well, on paaaper..." nope. On paper it sucks. On video it sucks. It sucks.
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Post by: BlackInk on January 07, 2016, 02:58:10 PM
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

What did you think?  I haven't see that one yet.  I was not into these until recently.  Can't remember why or exactly how we stumbled onto it, but my wife and I ended up watching the first one on either Netflix or Amazon Prime recently.  I thought it was pretty good, so we watched the next one, and then Mockingjay - Part 1.  I thought they would be cool books for my 12 year old to read, but my wife said she heard they are too violent, so she checked them out from the library for me to read first.  I got through the first two and thought they were actually pretty good.  Very well-written, and lots of really good themes and concepts to grapple with that we could discuss with my son, so I passed them on to him.  I just finished reading Mockingjay, and was overwhelmed with how violent and nightmarish the second half is.  He's not going to read that one for awhile.  But I am curious how the movie was.  I don't see how they can pull off half of what was in the book without an R rating.

I haven't read the books, so I can't really say how holds up to that. I hear the books are great though. My younger sister read them a few years ago and said they were good, but I didn't quite take that seriously. But then my dad read them and thought they were great too.

What I can say however is that I really enjoyed the final movie. Partly because of the scope and stakes and the feeling of "finality" I'd say that it's favorite in the series. It's not a perfect movie though, of course, and I'd say that it has more flaws than Catching Fire (my second favorite), including an ending that was pretty silly. And by that I don't mean the resolution to the story/war, but the end, the very last scene. That was really cheesy. But the good in the movie is good enough to still put it at the top for me.

As for the violence, this is definetely the most violent yet. It may have still been toned down from the book, but I still think they managed to include some fairly gritty stuff. Especially one scene that actually made me feel a bit sick.
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Post by: bosk1 on January 07, 2016, 03:03:11 PM
As for the violence, this is definetely the most violent yet. It may have still been toned down from the book, but I still think they managed to include some fairly gritty stuff. Especially one scene that actually made me feel a bit sick.

I'm guessing either the lizards, the kids, or when dude got melted alive in the sewers.  Was it one of those?
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Post by: Sacul on January 07, 2016, 06:54:23 PM
Reservoir Dogs. It was pretty good, but nothing felt too remarkable or special. Out of the 3 Tarantino movies I've watched so far (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and this one), this is the weakest in my opinion. Will continue watching more of this guy's films though - I love his style.
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Post by: bout to crash on January 07, 2016, 08:42:43 PM
Just watched Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. Crazy stuff. Weird and very well done IMO. Basically the movie is not supposed to be in circulation due to a lawsuit but there are bootlegs floating around. I love Todd Haynes.
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Post by: BlackInk on January 07, 2016, 10:23:20 PM
As for the violence, this is definetely the most violent yet. It may have still been toned down from the book, but I still think they managed to include some fairly gritty stuff. Especially one scene that actually made me feel a bit sick.

I'm guessing either the lizards, the kids, or when dude got melted alive in the sewers.  Was it one of those?

The kids. If that moment is the same in the movie.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on January 08, 2016, 09:14:59 PM
The Revenant. Very beautifully made.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on January 10, 2016, 07:22:54 AM
Star Wars The Force Awakens.

Really enjoyed the movie. Looking forward to the next parts!
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 10, 2016, 07:34:26 AM
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 

I thought it was really good, but it didn't blow my doors off.
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Post by: chknptpie on January 10, 2016, 07:56:46 AM
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 

I thought it was really good, but it didn't blow my doors off.

I'm currently reading the book and have it recorded to watch. Did you read the book?
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 10, 2016, 08:00:50 AM
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 

I thought it was really good, but it didn't blow my doors off.

I'm currently reading the book and have it recorded to watch. Did you read the book?

No, but something tells me I'll enjoy it much more. What do you think of the it so far?
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Post by: chknptpie on January 10, 2016, 08:05:31 AM

No, but something tells me I'll enjoy it much more. What do you think of the it so far?

I really think things are lost in translation from Swedish to English. There are sections that I just don't understand the point. However, the plot is enticing and I like a good crime mystery. 
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 10, 2016, 08:11:18 AM
I don't doubt that at all. I came across the same inconsistencies when I read The Divine Comedy. My cousin read it in Italian. However, when we were discussing certain parts it was almost like we were describing two completely different scenes. Idioms are a common conundrum when it comes to translating between languages.
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Post by: BlackInk on January 10, 2016, 10:15:13 AM
The american Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was fine, but I liked the swedish version better.
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 10, 2016, 10:17:36 AM
The american Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was fine, but I liked the swedish version better.

Maybe I'll check that out. I do prefer things in their original form, for the most part.
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Post by: TioJorge on January 10, 2016, 12:30:09 PM
I'll echo Ink's statement that the Swedish version was better; I think it blew the American version out of the water in every way. I didn't enjoy the American version much at all to be honest. I didn't hate it but after seeing the originals...it just felt like a cheap knock-off. Then again the very concept of Hollywood remaking foreign films unless it has a very specific purpose and logical reason barring greed is usually cause for me to write them off and fart in their general direction, especially if it's a relatively newer movie.
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Post by: Polarbear on January 10, 2016, 02:12:45 PM
Zero Dark Thirty

I thought it was pretty good! Jessica Chastain did a great job as the lead.
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Post by: BlackInk on January 10, 2016, 02:20:27 PM
I had the most weird and random movie craving I've had in a long time. I felt earlier today that I just had to watch The Green Hornet with Seth Rogen, so I did. It was fun. Not very good, but fun.
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Post by: T-ski on January 10, 2016, 06:13:52 PM
The Martian.

If you've seen the trailer, you can save yourselves 2.5 hours.

I don't understand the thinking behind today's trailers, they almost always show way too much and give away way too much of the film.
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Post by: TioJorge on January 10, 2016, 07:12:24 PM
I loved the hell out of that film. That said, I never saw a single trailer for it so it fits!

Yeah, trailers these days by and large suck the big one; most of 'em are equally horribly edited, overly long/revealing and some even paint a picture of an entirely different film than what the actual film is (hey there, any-indie-film-marketed-for-large-audiences).
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 10, 2016, 08:42:26 PM
I had the most weird and random movie craving I've had in a long time. I felt earlier today that I just had to watch The Green Hornet with Seth Rogen, so I did. It was fun. Not very good, but fun.

I almost watched that earlier, but then asked myself why, and watched some more episodes of New Girl.   :lol
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Post by: bout to crash on January 10, 2016, 09:46:21 PM
Watched Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey last night and Pee Wee's Big Adventure today. Needed some laughs and utter ridiculousness.

"I remember... the Alamo."  :rollin
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 10, 2016, 09:53:45 PM
I haven't seen Pee Wee's Big Adventure in a long time. I was so surprised to find out Tim Burton directed that. Both Bill & Ted movies are classics.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on January 10, 2016, 10:04:08 PM
Planet Terror and Death Proof. Fuck yeah Grindhouse.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on January 10, 2016, 10:08:24 PM
I haven't seen Pee Wee's Big Adventure in a long time. I was so surprised to find out Tim Burton directed that. Both Bill & Ted movies are classics.

I haven't seen Pee Wee's Big Adventure since I was a kid. I don't know what I'd think of it now.
I've always loved both Bill and Ted movies though. I caught Bogus Journey on TV a few weeks ago, even though I have them both on DVD anyway.
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 10, 2016, 10:15:28 PM
I haven't seen Pee Wee's Big Adventure in a long time. I was so surprised to find out Tim Burton directed that. Both Bill & Ted movies are classics.

I haven't seen Pee Wee's Big Adventure since I was a kid. I don't know what I'd think of it now.
I've always loved both Bill and Ted movies though. I caught Bogus Journey on TV a few weeks ago, even though I have them both on DVD anyway.

I do that with many movies - watch them on TV when I can just throw on the DVD. I'm not sure what it is, nostalgia I guess.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on January 10, 2016, 10:25:50 PM
I haven't seen Pee Wee's Big Adventure in a long time. I was so surprised to find out Tim Burton directed that. Both Bill & Ted movies are classics.

I haven't seen Pee Wee's Big Adventure since I was a kid. I don't know what I'd think of it now.
I've always loved both Bill and Ted movies though. I caught Bogus Journey on TV a few weeks ago, even though I have them both on DVD anyway.

I do that with many movies - watch them on TV when I can just throw on the DVD. I'm not sure what it is, nostalgia I guess.

I put it down to laziness and convenience. You might not feel like watching a movie, but when it's put in front of you, you'll watch it.
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 10, 2016, 11:27:18 PM
 I was just trying to avoid admitting to laziness, but that's part of it as well.  :lol
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Post by: BlobVanDam on January 10, 2016, 11:34:48 PM
I've never had trouble admitting to laziness. :lol
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Post by: bout to crash on January 10, 2016, 11:41:00 PM
 :lol

I hadn't seen Big Adventure in a very long time/didn't remember it well. It was a lot of fun. Not at all surprised by the Tim Burton thing- it kinda has his name all over it.
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 10, 2016, 11:45:25 PM
 :lol  You're a pro at that Blob.

As far as PWBA being Tim Burton, when I first saw the movie when I was 10 years old, I didn't know what a Tim Burton was.   :lol   That was the first and only time I ever saw it. I should revisit it though.
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Post by: Phoenix87x on January 11, 2016, 05:31:31 AM
Steven King's Storm of the century

Yeah...I'm conflicted on this. Now I give it mad props for keeping me engaged for its 4 and a half hour running time, but if felt like a bait and switch as well, which is further complicated by investing so much time in it. Overall, I really enjoyed watching it though.

The next part is spoilery for anyone who still wants to see it.




The picture that they paint in that first 1-2 hours is that this dude is the devil. He's satan coming up from hell for whatever reason, knows all these people's sins and taunts them about their afterlife being in hell. "born in sin, come on in". But then it swerves and "oh a wizard did it", literally. He literally is some medieval, before-time, mean guy wizard, who just wants to cause some chaos and get "what he wants". That's my one and only issue with it. Otherwise I enjoyed watching it.
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Post by: Phoenix87x on January 11, 2016, 04:44:45 PM
Today for the first time I watched Along Came a spider and then Kiss the girls

(http://www.travelingboy.com/bev/james_patterson2-3.jpg)


I enjoyed Along came a spider when I watched it but after watching Kiss the girls, I realized it pales in comparison. All I can say it  Wow, Kiss the girls was so damn good. I loved it.
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Post by: bosk1 on January 11, 2016, 04:57:03 PM
Never saw the former.  I saw the latter and have memories of really enjoying it.  ...but unfortunately, that is ALL I remember about it.  Was Geena Davis in that one as well, or am I thinking of a different movie?

EDIT:  Never mine.  That was The Long Kiss Goodnight.
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 11, 2016, 05:29:35 PM
Kiss the Girls was an excellent movie, but I've never seen Along Came A Spider.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 12, 2016, 08:44:27 AM
I've seen them, but I don't remember either of them being exceptional in any way.
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Post by: bout to crash on January 13, 2016, 12:16:30 AM
The Revenant. Whoa.
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Post by: BlackInk on January 13, 2016, 01:05:06 AM
The Revenant. Whoa.

Yeah.
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Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on January 13, 2016, 09:29:10 AM
Yup, The Revenant is a fantastic work of art.
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Post by: bout to crash on January 14, 2016, 05:35:14 PM
Agreed. Much better than Inarritu's last IMO ;)

I watched The D-Train last night. Wtf? :lol
It had some funny moments but was pretty dumb. And Jack Black's character is so fucking unlikable! Why am I supposed to give a shit about him?
I got it for butt sex, which I was promised, but that was only a few seconds. There is a great scene that takes place between James Marsden and JB's son. Otherwise pretty forgettable.
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Post by: Cyclopssss on January 15, 2016, 12:49:21 AM
Wot? No Buttsecks? That's inexcusable!  ;D
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Post by: BlackInk on January 15, 2016, 02:39:42 AM
Agreed. Much better than Inarritu's last IMO ;)

I agree that the The Revenant was better, but I wouldn't say much better because I really loved Birdman as well.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 15, 2016, 05:24:15 AM
So some say this might be a Cloverfield sequel:

10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQy-ANhnUpE)

I loved Cloverfield so i'm all over this if it's true although it looks cool either way.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on January 15, 2016, 05:28:35 AM
I found Cloverfield to be kind of whatever. Some nice stuff along the way, but it fizzled towards the end to me.
To me this doesn't look directly connected to Cloverfield, but another movie along the same lines that I guess fits within a Cloverfield franchise. Either that, or they made a generic monster movie and named it Cloverfield for marketing purposes. :P Doesn't interest me at all based on that.
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Post by: jingle.boy on January 15, 2016, 06:02:22 AM
So some say this might be a Cloverfield sequel:

10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQy-ANhnUpE)

I loved Cloverfield so i'm all over this if it's true although it looks cool either way.

Cool... doubt I'll shell out the coin to see it in the theaters, but I'll catch this on download or Netflix or somethin.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk on January 15, 2016, 07:07:41 AM
During the entire trailer I just got the feeling it was some sort of april's fools in january. It just didn't feel real. Maybe it's because it just come out of nowhere.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 15, 2016, 07:14:08 AM
I actually really enjoyed Cloverfield, so if this is connected, I'm in.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: T-ski on January 15, 2016, 08:29:00 AM
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Abrams tells us it’s a “blood relative”, which seems to suggest that the movie isn’t a direct sequel to Cloverfield but instead takes place within the same universe.

http://collider.com/cloverfield-2-secret-movie-10-cloverfield-lane/
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 15, 2016, 08:51:41 AM
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Abrams tells us it’s a “blood relative”, which seems to suggest that the movie isn’t a direct sequel to Cloverfield but instead takes place within the same universe.

http://collider.com/cloverfield-2-secret-movie-10-cloverfield-lane/
:corn  :tup
(http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/10-cloverfield-lane-poster.jpg)

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BlackInk