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Title: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sleepy on January 04, 2012, 02:41:04 am
A friend and I watched The Ring for New Years. Pretty good, though the ending was a cheap way to add the sequel.

Anyway, what's the last masterpiece (or garbage) you saw?
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Post by: Søren on January 04, 2012, 03:39:18 am
Kill List. It sucked, beyond comprehension
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 04, 2012, 07:12:02 pm
The Tree of Life.

It's the most beautiful cinematography I've ever seen, but some moments it seemed to go off on a tangent. My mom and I were joking throughout the whole thing that you'd have to be stoned to really understand it. Some moments it seemed like the creators were begging for someone to ask them what the hell it all meant.
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Post by: Stick Boy on January 04, 2012, 11:51:21 pm
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Pretty much a remake of the Swedish version which was excellent.  I guess kinda pointless, but it'll make a lot more money here in the US since there's no sub-titles and it's at the major theaters.  If you haven't seen the original, it's well worth the money.  If you've seen the original, but like David Fincher, by all means see it.  It is a very dark and brutal movie and not for everyone.....
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Post by: chad sexington on January 07, 2012, 05:26:53 pm
I watched Frenzy last night.  Fantastic movie  :)

Then a bit of Enter the Dragon - turned it on just in time to see Bruce Lee beat Chuck Norris to a pulp  ;D
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Post by: nickiknack on January 07, 2012, 09:37:25 pm
The Call of Cthulhu (2005) I love how it's done like a silent film. Thanks Vypernight & Sim Sim for the rec.
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Post by: clockworkgirl21 on January 07, 2012, 09:43:59 pm
I watched Ludwig, which is about Ludwig II of Bavaria. How they made such a boring film about such an interesting man, I'll never know. It was 4 hours long, and almost nothing happened.
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Post by: rageaholic on January 07, 2012, 10:29:41 pm
Mission Impossible 4 a week ago.  One of the best action movies I've seen.   
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Post by: Shane for Wax on January 08, 2012, 01:08:39 am
The American version of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I give it a 8.9/10. The original got a 10/10 from me.
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Post by: ThunderWulf on January 08, 2012, 01:12:40 am
Saw the new Mission Impossible movie.  It was actually better than I expected.
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Post by: Servo on January 08, 2012, 05:10:56 am
The American version of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I give it a 8.9/10. The original got a 10/10 from me.

The original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was on last night on TV where I live. An 9/10 from me.

Before that, it was The Adventures of Tintin, not amazing but great fun to watch. 7.5/10
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Post by: Danarth on January 08, 2012, 05:19:30 am
Last movie I watched was Towering Inferno.

I'm not usually a fan of what I suppose could be termed a Disaster movie, but I really enjoyed it.
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Post by: nickiknack on January 08, 2012, 11:53:14 am
The American version of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I give it a 8.9/10. The original got a 10/10 from me.
Quick question: Do you think the American version was more violent/dark than the original?? I haven't seen either, but my sister saw both(shocking, given the fact that my sister isn't to keen of foreign movies) and she told me that she found the American version to be more violent & dark than the original.
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Post by: nickiknack on January 08, 2012, 10:10:51 pm
MST3K: The Brain That Wouldn't Die
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Post by: QueenofHearts on January 08, 2012, 11:09:04 pm
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  ;D
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Post by: Shane for Wax on January 08, 2012, 11:13:59 pm
The American version of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I give it a 8.9/10. The original got a 10/10 from me.
Quick question: Do you think the American version was more violent/dark than the original?? I haven't seen either, but my sister saw both(shocking, given the fact that my sister isn't to keen of foreign movies) and she told me that she found the American version to be more violent & dark than the original.

Hmmm... This is a tricky question. Mainly because it is hard for me to discern since my idea of dark is different. However, the overall story was made a bit more obvious. One of the scenes was more drawn out than in the original which was a bit more violent sexually. Some of the parts that emphasized how violent and disturbed Lisbeth is were left out.

In general they seem about the same but I'm not the best person to ask. Hope I kinda answered helpfully enough. :/
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Post by: D Laurier on January 09, 2012, 12:36:31 am
Brest Fortress
with english subtitles.
A fairly historicaly accurate account of the heroic defence of Brest in 1941, as experienced by a 12 year old orphan boy, adopted by the regiment as a mascot/musician.

I thought it was pretty good
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Post by: Jack Bauer on January 09, 2012, 06:21:39 am
I watched Frenzy last night.  Fantastic movie  :)

Then a bit of Enter the Dragon - turned it on just in time to see Bruce Lee beat Chuck Norris to a pulp  ;D

Chuck Norris was in 'Way of the Dragon', not 'Enter the Dragon'.

The last movie I saw in a theatre was 'Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows', which I enjoyed. At home I've been rewatching the 'Final Destination' series.
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Post by: chad sexington on January 09, 2012, 06:27:26 am
Chuck Norris was in 'Way of the Dragon', not 'Enter the Dragon'.

My bad.  Well, the character sure as heck looked like him :-\
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Post by: Smilodon on January 09, 2012, 08:49:09 pm
Evangelion 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone.
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Post by: Sleepy on January 10, 2012, 02:27:41 am
Ah, Pulp Fiction. That film never gets old.
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Post by: chad sexington on January 11, 2012, 03:19:43 am
I watched The Student Nurses last night.  I was expecting a ridiculously campy feature, but it turned out to be quite sweet and sad  :-\
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Post by: N. De Plume on January 11, 2012, 08:07:35 pm
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

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Post by: Stick Boy on January 12, 2012, 02:35:41 pm
Saw "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" - Excellent acting but very slow movie...
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Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on January 16, 2012, 01:38:30 am
Thanks to On Demand, Tai ran a double feature of The Blob today, both the 1958 and '88 versions. Both are actually fairly good horror pictures, but are also both of them completely silly, too. Here's what I remember:

The Opening
'58: A bunch of circles, while "Beware of the Blob" is sung, roughly to the tune of "Feliz Navidad". Which, of course, is entirely non-threatening.
'88: A long slow sequence with semi-decent music, showing a completely empty town. It just goes on and on, and takes about 5 minutes into the film to see a human being.

The Effects
It's a movie about killer space Jell-O, so it's gonna look darn goofy either way. The '88 version did, of course, have better stupid effects, though. Although I could swear that a year later, Ghostbusters II would use the same effects for their mood slime. The '80s version is also a lot more graphic, which is ...interesting. Either way, I like them, no matter if they're making me laugh instead of gasp. I can only imagine the CGI monstrocity they'd make if they remade it a third time. (Please don't, Hollywood, the practical effects were silly but effective.)

Plot Points
Both films had some interesting plot bits which made them stand out. These are basically my reactions to each movie.
'58:
'88
In Conclusion
I liked both films. Both were charming in their own slime monster way, even if I didn't take them entirely seriously, and I would be interested in owning at least one of them on DVD.
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Post by: rosenewock21 on January 16, 2012, 02:21:40 am
The Princess and the Frog.

If anyone asks I'm going to claim it's because my youngest loves Tiana and not because I was singing along to "Ma Belle Evangaline".
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on January 17, 2012, 06:01:24 am
Paranormal Activity 3. Wasn't all that scary, but I found it entertaining.
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Post by: N. De Plume on January 18, 2012, 05:17:49 pm
My Neighbor Totoro

Catbus is AWESOME!
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 18, 2012, 05:20:43 pm
A Man Named Pearl It's great if you like art.
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Post by: N. De Plume on January 21, 2012, 02:08:40 pm
The Help.

I will be suspicious of any pie for at least the next three months.
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Post by: nickiknack on January 22, 2012, 09:59:42 pm
Sherlock Holmes(2009) I enjoyed it, it was good dumb fun.
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Post by: nickiknack on January 24, 2012, 09:24:41 pm
Willow(1988) Awww Yeah...
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Post by: Shane for Wax on January 25, 2012, 01:48:00 am
Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Again. Except I skipped the rape scenes this time.
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Post by: SimSim on January 25, 2012, 08:56:15 pm
I watched half of Shrooms before I gave up. It's about a group of American college students who go to Ireland to magic mushrooms and trip balls. All I can say about it is that when a fucking cow steals the show, you're watching a shitty shitty film.
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Post by: rosenewock21 on January 25, 2012, 10:09:08 pm
Revenge of the Fallen. It was pointed out to me I did not pay attention to the actual movie, preferring to have it on in the background and just listen to the dialogue, and I missed things like Starscream getting beaten with his own arm. Getting hit with your own severed appendage should not be that funny... or that narmy when you notice he just pops it back on in the background while Megatron is speaking.
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 25, 2012, 10:26:18 pm
Mao's Last Dancer. The director tried so hard... but ultimately it was kinda on the corny side.
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Post by: N. De Plume on January 25, 2012, 11:23:29 pm
Terminator: Salvation. Decent enough popcorn flick. Liked it better than the third one, anyway.
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Post by: chad sexington on January 25, 2012, 11:53:33 pm
Incendies.  Amazing film.  But depressing as fuck :(
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Post by: disgruntledcolonel on January 28, 2012, 01:25:18 pm
Saw 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' on dvd last night, cracking slow burn spy thriller - different beast to the tv series - if anything moves faster and plays looser with the book, Gary Oldman is a much darker Smiley than Alec Guinness was, but both versions capture the feel of the book - the fall of Britain as a world power and a sense of empire in grotty decline perfectly.  The casting is superb, Colin Firth and the Cumberbatch are both particular delights to watch.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on January 29, 2012, 04:20:31 am
In Time. It was pretty good.

I watched half of Shrooms before I gave up. It's about a group of American college students who go to Ireland to magic mushrooms and trip balls. All I can say about it is that when a fucking cow steals the show, you're watching a shitty shitty film.

Shrooms was entertaining, but hackneyed as hell. Especially the end.
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Post by: chad sexington on January 29, 2012, 04:58:39 am
In Time was a great film.  Certainly much better than I expected it to be (except for one or two scenes).
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Post by: SimSim on January 29, 2012, 03:04:59 pm
In Time. It was pretty good.

I watched half of Shrooms before I gave up. It's about a group of American college students who go to Ireland to magic mushrooms and trip balls. All I can say about it is that when a fucking cow steals the show, you're watching a shitty shitty film.

Shrooms was entertaining, but hackneyed as hell. Especially the end.
I just finished watching it and nothing topped the talking cow. And yeah, that ending was hackneyed. It wasn't bad, nor was it great.
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Post by: largeham on January 30, 2012, 06:58:42 am
Shaolin Soccer. Stephen CHow's films are quite over-the-top, but they are good.
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Post by: N. De Plume on January 30, 2012, 08:10:54 pm
I am seriously blanking out on the last movie I saw in full, but I did see the first third or so of Dolphin Tale on Sunday.

The nephews were over, so I couldn’t hear half of it. So I kind of went off to get some ice cream. Would be interested in seeing the rest of it if given the opportunity.
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Post by: nickiknack on February 05, 2012, 09:23:22 pm
Dracua Has Risen from the Grave (1968) I love Hammer Horror, and it's always fun to see Christopher Lee as Dracula.
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Post by: Stick Boy on February 06, 2012, 08:31:39 am
Watched "It Might Get Loud" - excellent viewing for anyone with an interest in rock music, but especially guitar players...
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Post by: N. De Plume on February 06, 2012, 12:45:06 pm
The Last Airbender

I just finished watching the series on DVD, and I had to see if the movie was that bad.

Yes it was. Eragon-level bad. And I mean the movie Eragon—at least the books are So Bad They’re Good.
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Post by: nickiknack on February 07, 2012, 10:39:19 pm
The Show Off(1926) & The Plastic Age(1925)
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 07, 2012, 10:48:43 pm
I want to watch Whip It... is it any good?
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Post by: nickiknack on February 08, 2012, 10:09:54 pm
All Of Me (1934)
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Post by: nickiknack on February 21, 2012, 09:31:53 pm
The Curse of Frankenstein(1957)
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Post by: kefkaownsall on February 21, 2012, 10:34:02 pm
chronicle
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Post by: nickiknack on February 23, 2012, 10:23:39 pm
The Saga of Gosta Berling(1924)it's the film Swedish silent film that made Greta Garbo a star.
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Post by: Nightangel8212 on February 23, 2012, 11:44:47 pm
Kung Fu Panda :P
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Post by: Stick Boy on February 24, 2012, 02:20:11 pm
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Actually a lot of fun (can't stand Tom Cruise IRL, but he does make good movies)
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Post by: N. De Plume on February 25, 2012, 11:35:20 pm
Dead Like Me: Life After Death
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Post by: Igor on February 26, 2012, 02:50:02 am
The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1919)
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Post by: SimSim on February 26, 2012, 07:29:46 am
Dead Like Me: Life After Death
What'd you think of that? It's been a couple of years since I've seen it, but I remember thinking it wasn't as good as the series.
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Post by: chad sexington on February 26, 2012, 08:22:48 am
I saw The Skull this morning, and the new Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy this evening :)
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Post by: N. De Plume on February 26, 2012, 01:31:19 pm
Dead Like Me: Life After Death
What'd you think of that? It's been a couple of years since I've seen it, but I remember thinking it wasn't as good as the series.

Well, I am trying to decide what I think of it, actually.

It was different, but mostly in ways that were almost intentional, due to the whole plot revolving around a breakdown in the way the reapers handle things. So it is probably not fair to hold it up against the series as a whole. I think it was at least decent.
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Post by: Jack Bauer on February 27, 2012, 06:45:39 pm
Hugo - and I surprised myself by thoroughly enjoying it. Go Scorcese!
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Post by: Normandy on February 29, 2012, 09:08:36 pm
I saw Invictus last week, which was pretty good.
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Post by: chad sexington on March 02, 2012, 08:48:49 am
I saw The Incredible Melting Man, which was indeed Incredible - but not for the reasons the producers intended, I expect.
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Post by: Iczerfour on March 02, 2012, 08:06:22 pm
Taishizen no Makemono Bagi.
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Post by: nickiknack on March 09, 2012, 10:08:52 pm
The Night of the Iguana(1964)

Different from the Others(1919)
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Post by: Sleepy on March 10, 2012, 12:52:34 pm
Pontypool, which is an awesome, unique horror film.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on March 11, 2012, 05:52:24 am
The Help, which was a surprisingly bad and even racist movie. Really, I was actually shocked.
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 11, 2012, 11:16:15 pm
The Help, which was a surprisingly bad and even racist movie. Really, I was actually shocked.

I saw that movie. It was so dumb.
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Post by: N. De Plume on March 16, 2012, 10:57:17 pm
The Descendants

Am I too much of a Harry Potter geek if one of my overriding thoughts about Matt (George Clooney’s character) was “Damn, he’s almost as overcautious as Dumbledore!”?

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EDIT:
Just finished another viewing of Pulp Fiction.

Anyone else think that, the way it is edited, it looks almost like Fabienne spent the whole night brushing her teeth after trading off “oral pleasure” with Butch?
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Post by: Sleepy on March 18, 2012, 10:33:54 am
Just finished another viewing of Pulp Fiction.

Anyone else think that, the way it is edited, it looks almost like Fabienne spent the whole night brushing her teeth after trading off “oral pleasure” with Butch?

Ha, I never thought about that. I'll have to remember it for the next time I watch it.

Also, the way she says "blueberry pancakes" gives me the strongest craving for them. I don't even like them, but goddamn, they sound delicious.
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Post by: N. De Plume on March 18, 2012, 06:02:22 pm
Just finished another viewing of Pulp Fiction.

Anyone else think that, the way it is edited, it looks almost like Fabienne spent the whole night brushing her teeth after trading off “oral pleasure” with Butch?

Ha, I never thought about that. I'll have to remember it for the next time I watch it.

Yeah, about the only sign she ever stopped is that she changed into a fresh shirt and turned the TV on.

Anyway, does the DVD recording of Not the Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy) at the Royal Albert Hall count as a “movie?” ‘Cause I just totally watched that. Very funny stuff.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on March 18, 2012, 06:58:03 pm
Just finished another viewing of Pulp Fiction.

Anyone else think that, the way it is edited, it looks almost like Fabienne spent the whole night brushing her teeth after trading off “oral pleasure” with Butch?

Ha, I never thought about that. I'll have to remember it for the next time I watch it.

Yeah, about the only sign she ever stopped is that she changed into a fresh shirt and turned the TV on.

Anyway, does the DVD recording of Not the Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy) at the Royal Albert Hall count as a “movie?” ‘Cause I just totally watched that. Very funny stuff.

Bitch please, I was fucking in that shit. Met Eric Idle and all.

(Not the filmed version, when it came to Brisbane).
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Post by: N. De Plume on March 18, 2012, 07:41:02 pm
Awesome! I’m Jelly!
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Post by: Shane for Wax on March 18, 2012, 08:11:07 pm
21 Jump Street. It was okay. Nothing to really write home about.
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Post by: nickiknack on March 21, 2012, 09:17:14 pm
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) Fuck Yeah!! :D
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Post by: chad sexington on March 22, 2012, 03:15:13 am
Hell yeah! :D
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Post by: SimSim on March 22, 2012, 03:46:29 pm
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) Fuck Yeah!! :D
That's a good one. Love the cheesy 70s guitar and horrible gun sound effects.
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Post by: nickiknack on March 22, 2012, 11:36:06 pm
Destiny(1921)
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Post by: N. De Plume on March 25, 2012, 09:33:38 pm
It was a movie weekend for me.

Friday: John Carter. I wish it was doing better. It would be cool if they could go on to adapt more books in the series. I certainly enjoyed this one enough.

Saturday: The Hunger Games. Much better than I expected. It felt like they managed to raise it from the “young adult” genre that the books were geared to. It stands on its own pretty nicely. Also: first time in a while that I’ve watched a movie and thought, “I should get the soundtrack album.”

Saturday Night: Fell asleep a quarter of the way through The Big Lebowski.
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 25, 2012, 09:57:07 pm
Good Hair
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Post by: nickiknack on March 29, 2012, 10:14:01 pm
The Empire Strikes Back
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Post by: SimSim on March 31, 2012, 05:51:23 pm
Chillerama. It's a lovingly done spoof of drive-in B movies.
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Post by: nickiknack on March 31, 2012, 10:28:51 pm
A Fool There Was (1915) one of few surviving films of Theda Bara, who is considered to one of the few sex symbols of the early 1900's
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8T2Q3QQOtKg/TB9lxSkldLI/AAAAAAAAGe0/qP3i5R-ANms/s1600/theda_bara.jpg)
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Post by: Søren on April 01, 2012, 06:33:21 am
Guh. I havnt seen a good gory horror in ages. Have any good ones been released this year, or anything gory and crap, I need mah blood fix!
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Post by: N. De Plume on April 01, 2012, 04:59:21 pm
Pan’s Labyrinth

The second time I have seen it. For some reason I had misremembered that it ended…
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Post by: nickiknack on April 01, 2012, 10:24:19 pm
Pan’s Labyrinth

The second time I have seen it. For some reason I had misremembered that it ended…
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Pan's Labyrinth is an awesome film.


I saw Network (1976)
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Post by: Shane for Wax on April 01, 2012, 10:27:46 pm
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (US)

With my mom... Lord help me it was awkward.
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Post by: N. De Plume on April 01, 2012, 11:02:02 pm
Pan's Labyrinth is an awesome film.

That it is.

I kinda want to find a way to work the Pale Man into an RPG without making the reference too obvious.
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Post by: Stick Boy on April 02, 2012, 02:18:19 pm
The Hunger Games with my kids.  14 year old daughter loved it, 19 year old son (who hates sci-fi) thought it was a little long but actually liked it.  I thought it was very good - I have not read the series - my daughter read the first one.
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Post by: Bezron on April 02, 2012, 03:25:18 pm
Hunger Games on Saturday.  It was good enough to make me want to read the books.  However, I will say that I liked it better when it was called "The Running Man" and had Schwartzenegger in it.

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Post by: chad sexington on April 09, 2012, 04:46:11 am
Today, I saw Rubber (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612774/).  It was... quite awesome.  But very very strange.
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Post by: N. De Plume on April 09, 2012, 07:10:44 am
The Ten Commandments
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Post by: Sleepy on April 09, 2012, 09:04:45 am
Today, I saw Rubber (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612774/).  It was... quite awesome.  But very very strange.

I'm so happy the tire's name is Robert.
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Post by: myusername on April 09, 2012, 09:05:37 am
Thor.

Going to see The Hunger Games tomorrow, haven't read the books though.
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Post by: Bezron on April 09, 2012, 02:37:17 pm
Watched Thor and Captain America this weekend.  Thoroughly enjoyed both.  Probably because I've never been especially into either of them (conversely, I didn't enjoy Green Lantern much because I have always been a fan)
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Post by: N. De Plume on April 09, 2012, 09:03:26 pm
Going to see The Hunger Games tomorrow, haven't read the books though.

No problem there. The movie stands well enough on its own. I was quite surprised at that.
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 09, 2012, 09:34:00 pm
Johnny English: Reborn

I liked the original one more, but this was decent too. Yes I'm a fan of a shitty spy parody, what of it?
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Post by: chad sexington on April 10, 2012, 03:27:14 am
Today, I saw Rubber (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612774/).  It was... quite awesome.  But very very strange.

I'm so happy the tire's name is Robert.

He even gets his own credit.  Yes, the tyre playing the tyre is called Robert ;D
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Post by: Saturn500 on April 10, 2012, 08:11:29 pm
Kung Pow: Enter The Fist. It was glorious.
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Post by: nickiknack on April 10, 2012, 11:32:51 pm
Juliet of the Spirits(1965)
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Post by: nickiknack on April 12, 2012, 11:21:47 pm
Aelita, Queen of Mars (1924)
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Post by: nickiknack on April 15, 2012, 10:31:52 pm
Revenge Of The Sith(2005)
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Post by: N. De Plume on April 15, 2012, 10:40:38 pm
Dragonheart

I find it hilarious that Jason Isaacs plays a character named Felton in this movie, and then would go on to play the father of a character played by Tom Felton in the Harry Potter series.
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Post by: largeham on April 17, 2012, 05:35:43 am
Spirited Away. It had been a while since I had last seen it.
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Post by: clockworkgirl21 on April 17, 2012, 11:10:35 am
The Cabin in the Woods, first movie I've seen in a theater since Inception.

I highly recommend it. It's excellent.
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Post by: Atavist on April 17, 2012, 12:41:46 pm
The Cabin in the Woods, first movie I've seen in a theater since Inception.

I highly recommend it. It's excellent.
Went and saw it this past weekend.
Much better then I expected it to be. A great mix of horror and comedy.
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Post by: sandman on April 17, 2012, 05:37:40 pm
I was feeling up to venturing out today for the first time since I got home from hospital and I went to see Cabin in the Woods with a friend. It was so good that I stayed despite being in fairly acute discomfort for the second half.

It was worth it.
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Post by: nickiknack on April 19, 2012, 10:37:04 pm
Black Swan(2010)
Great movie, the only thing that bothers me is how does no one notice the main character bleeding until the very end?? It's pretty obivious, especially since she's wearing white.
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Post by: N. De Plume on April 21, 2012, 07:34:27 pm
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“And the pincers. *click, click, click*
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Post by: chad sexington on April 22, 2012, 08:33:36 am
Face in the Crowd (1957).
An excellent film - long before its time, and I definitely recommend it for you guys here.
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Post by: Zygarde on April 23, 2012, 05:47:19 pm
The Hunger Games, I am in love with this movie.
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Post by: nickiknack on April 27, 2012, 11:25:48 pm
The Triplets of Belleville(2003)
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Post by: nickiknack on May 03, 2012, 10:21:28 pm
Peeping Tom(1960)
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Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on May 04, 2012, 03:08:37 am
Just got back from The Avengers. It was awesome.

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Post by: nickiknack on May 04, 2012, 10:25:58 pm
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
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Post by: Carnotaurus on May 05, 2012, 12:33:15 am
Just got back from The Avengers. It was awesome.

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Just saw it myself, and it really was fantastic.

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Post by: Askold on May 05, 2012, 07:16:04 am
Just got back from The Avengers. It was awesome.

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Just saw it myself, and it really was fantastic.

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I watched the movie and liked it. The plot was good although one thing was clear:

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Hulk had a new actor, again. The new actor played the role well though, so I can't really complain. It is kinda funny though that everytime the Hulk is in a new movie he has a new actor and his backstory is slightly different.

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Post by: speshuled67 on May 05, 2012, 08:02:43 am
avengers was titty sprinkles


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my favorite comic book character ever
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Post by: Vypernight on May 05, 2012, 08:25:20 am
avengers was titty sprinkles


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finally gets it right

I thought Edward Norton did an excellent job in the previous movie.  Sucks that he didn't return.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on May 09, 2012, 04:01:05 pm
Two observations, re: The Avengers:
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Post by: Shane for Wax on May 09, 2012, 04:11:20 pm
The Avengers was awesome. So awesome I forgot to say I saw it.
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Post by: Carnotaurus on May 10, 2012, 09:22:30 pm
Two observations, re: The Avengers:
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Post by: Søren on May 13, 2012, 01:51:50 am
The book of eli.

I thought it was quite awesome :D
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Post by: largeham on May 13, 2012, 03:19:05 am
Saw 500 Days of Summer. Quite good for a romcom, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is great as always.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on May 13, 2012, 05:26:32 pm
In regards to the first one
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That makes about as much sense as anything else regarding that guy. Incidentally, the film's now grossed $1bn (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=avengers11.htm). Already.
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Post by: nickiknack on May 25, 2012, 12:25:51 am
Brides of Dracula(1960)
Yeah, we don't get any Christopher Lee, but we still get Peter Cushing....YAY!!
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Post by: Normandy on May 26, 2012, 08:51:58 pm
Saw Hysteria today, which was pretty good.  :D
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Post by: N. De Plume on May 27, 2012, 12:35:25 pm
Okay, yeah, I actually saw Avengers on opening weekend. Not the last movie I watched, but I just wanted to put that out there.

Anyway, the last movie I watched was actually Across the Universe. Gettin’ my Beatles cover fix on.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on May 27, 2012, 02:09:49 pm
Men in Black 3.

S'alright.
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Post by: nickiknack on May 27, 2012, 10:09:47 pm
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
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Post by: largeham on May 28, 2012, 01:17:29 am
MIB 3. It's okay.
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Post by: Cataclysm on May 28, 2012, 05:01:12 am
Question:

What happened to everyone else who helped Boris escape (Had to be more than that skank and the aliens in the planet) and

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Post by: largeham on May 28, 2012, 07:30:29 am
We don't know if anyone else helped, I'm guessing they're dead considering what happened to the woman and the time travel dude.

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One thing I didnt get was the bit about what changed K to the surly quiet person he is in the present.
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Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on May 28, 2012, 07:58:12 am
We don't know if anyone else helped, I'm guessing they're dead considering what happened to the woman and the time travel dude.

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One thing I didnt get was the bit about what changed K to the surly quiet person he is in the present.

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Post by: largeham on May 29, 2012, 02:53:27 am
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Post by: N. De Plume on May 29, 2012, 06:56:53 am
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla

I have this bad habit of watching Godzilla movies when I am tired such that I begin fighting sleep off near the end. There are so many monsters that Godzilla has fought that I can barely recall how Godzilla defeated them. Mostly goes for the Heisei series.

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Post by: Jack Bauer on May 29, 2012, 08:41:37 am
Iron Sky

Very funny, particularly their idea of who would be 'President of the United States of the Americas' in 2018.

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Post by: nickiknack on May 30, 2012, 10:01:50 pm
The Black Cauldron(1985)
I want Gurgi as a pet.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 31, 2012, 02:11:15 pm
We had a marathon last night, of 'Clear and Present Danger', 'The Spirits Within' and 'Falling Down'.  A good night, if you ask me.
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Post by: N. De Plume on May 31, 2012, 08:13:17 pm
Chronicle

Immature teenagers get super powers and become… immature teenagers that happen to have super powers. But that’s just the beginning.
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Post by: Sleepy on June 04, 2012, 08:10:43 pm
I watched Last House on the Left recently, and it was fucking awful. I don't know what they expected the audience to get out of it. The murders were gruesome, but the aftermath was so comical that I couldn't have sympathy for anyone.
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Post by: ThunderWulf on June 04, 2012, 10:10:40 pm
Snow White and the Huntsman.
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Post by: That Guy on June 06, 2012, 02:12:47 am
Watched an 80s horror film last night called Demons, which was campy as fuck, but highly entertaining!
Then I watched the 'Best Worst Documentary' today when it was announced it'd be on Hulu - it's about the cult following that the hilariously awful Troll 2 happens to have and it's actually pretty interesting!  And George Hardy seems like a pretty cool guy.
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Post by: Stick Boy on June 07, 2012, 10:35:09 am
MiB 3 - better than 2 and close to the original as far as quality - Josh Brolin was amazing
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Post by: Shane for Wax on June 09, 2012, 06:11:05 pm
Prometheus.
It was fascinating. And not as scary as expected.
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Post by: N. De Plume on June 09, 2012, 09:02:42 pm
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors :D
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Post by: Yaezakura on June 09, 2012, 09:42:20 pm
Just watched Thor, since it finally went up on Netflix. It was significantly better than I expected.
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Post by: Iczerfour on June 09, 2012, 10:21:38 pm
Watching V-the original miniseries at this moment.  I like them Lizard people..
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Post by: JohnE on June 10, 2012, 10:41:23 am
Skyline... sucked.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 10, 2012, 11:10:24 am
Skyline... sucked.

Saw that a while back. It did indeed suck.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on June 10, 2012, 12:39:51 pm
Watched the first Twilight movie last night with mein lady.  That...was easily the 4th most terrible movie I've ever seen in my entire life, but at least it was laughably bad.  Breaking Dawn Pt I?  Saw that a few moons ago, and holy fuck, Spoony wasn't kidding when he said that nothing fucking happens.  At least the very first movie had some events of merit, even if the actors looked and sounded like unrealistic blocks of wood (likely the fault of the writers) and everybody except Bella and Mustache Dad had the most fake-looking, gelled-up, oiled-back hair I've ever seen.  (I'm looking at you, Carlysle.)
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Post by: Zygarde on June 10, 2012, 03:35:30 pm
I recently watched this anime movie called Tokyo Godfathers it's so great and I recommend all of you watch it.
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Post by: N. De Plume on June 10, 2012, 09:04:47 pm
Serenity

“What was that?!”
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Post by: Sleepy on June 11, 2012, 11:35:21 am
Ravenous. Pretty decent, but the music, much like Last House on the Left, wasn't very fitting in several spots. I hate it when movies do that. Kinda twists the whole thing for me.
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Post by: N. De Plume on June 11, 2012, 10:03:27 pm
Serenity + DVD audio commentary.

Hope I’m not overdoing it on the Firefly kick. ;D
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Post by: Stick Boy on June 12, 2012, 02:11:59 pm
Watched Paul - very funny - they really like the obscure references and sub-references....
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Post by: N. De Plume on June 16, 2012, 07:36:41 pm
Prometheus (3D)

Then I watched select portions of The Empire Strikes Back to give my new TV and Blu-Ray Player combo a test run. I just didn’t feel like watching the whole thing.

Now, Empire was actually on DVD, so I went out to pick up an actual movie on Blu-Ray. Guess I liked Prometheus well enough, because I saw Alien (with both theatrical and director’s cuts) was on sale and picked that up. Though I don’t know if that counts as my first Blu-Ray movie, since I actually ordered Iron Man 2 online shortly after hooking my TV up. Alien is jut the first one I actually have in my physical possession.

So, anyway… I guess I’ll be watching Alien tonight.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on June 23, 2012, 08:12:23 am
Rag Tale. It literally trips balls. The acting and (ad-libbed) script is excellent, plot acceptable, cinematography criminally bad.
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Post by: Richard Healy on June 23, 2012, 01:56:48 pm
The Incredibles

This bit - had me gasping for air, I was laughing so hard!

(http://hq55.com/disney/incr/incredibles-disneyscreencaps.com-3334.jpg).
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Post by: Shane for Wax on June 24, 2012, 12:02:32 am
Brave. It was better than I expected. Good on ya, Pixar.

Though the mother/daughter dynamic made me very uncomfortable with my mum sitting right there.
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Post by: Igor on June 24, 2012, 01:18:30 am
The Last Man On Earth (1964)

Loved it! I'd previously seen I Am Legend 2007, the one with Will Smith in it, which sucked. I dunno, probably because they changed the ending in the 2007 version, but the old one with Vincent Price packed a much larger punch, especially close to the end when [censored for spoilers incase you don't already know the ending] happened...
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Post by: Sleepy on June 24, 2012, 12:14:34 pm
After watching all the films that have been released in the Twilight saga, I can now understand why people crowd the theater to see them. They're fucking hilarious. Bella has a head that's completely empty, save for the word "sex" that repeats every now and again. Edward is in physical pain every time he interacts with her, which is understandable considering her lack of a brain and her apparent tastiness (though how someone so stupid can be so tasty is beyond me). The Volturi are fabulous. Mustache dad deserves to be drinking 100% of the time with a daughter like Bella. Jacob is so eager to strip that I often wonder about his upbringing. There are just no words to properly convey the hilarity.
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Post by: Her3tiK on June 24, 2012, 06:08:16 pm
The Incredibles

This bit - had me gasping for air, I was laughing so hard!

<snip>
That was a great scene. Then again, who doesn't want to choke out their dick boss/some greedy CEO?
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Post by: N. De Plume on June 24, 2012, 07:34:24 pm
Friday: Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. First time watching. Picked it up on a bit of a whim because it was on sale for like 70% off and I had wanted to see it for a long time. Great buddy movie until it becomes a tragedy.

Saturday: Iron Man 2, because it arrived in the mail.

Today: Alien (again) because my dad was visiting and wanted to watch it.

And those comprise my complete collection of films on Blu-Ray disc thus far.
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Post by: nickiknack on June 24, 2012, 08:40:18 pm
Dune (1984) Talk about an abomination, this movie was just a huge mess. The miniseries that they did on the Scifi channel (back when they actually showed decent stuff) is so much better. Not even Patrick Stewart  and Sting could save this shit.
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Post by: Sleepy on July 02, 2012, 08:54:00 pm
The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Pretty fucking creepy.
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Post by: N. De Plume on July 02, 2012, 09:55:55 pm
Men in Black 3
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Post by: Cataclysm on July 04, 2012, 05:20:06 pm
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can.

Who's willing to bet that the man in the shadows is Norman?
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Post by: Saturn500 on July 04, 2012, 06:51:59 pm
Amazing Spider Man

It was awesome.

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can.

Who's willing to bet that the man in the shadows is Norman?

My dad. Seriously.
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Post by: tygerarmy on July 04, 2012, 10:05:44 pm
Spider-man.  It was Amazing.
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Post by: Stick Boy on July 05, 2012, 11:06:23 am
Ted - very funny and wildly inappropriate....
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Post by: nickiknack on July 06, 2012, 09:54:50 pm
Seven Samurai (1954)
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Post by: Iczerfour on July 07, 2012, 06:54:42 am
♫return of the killer tomatoes♫
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Post by: Cataclysm on July 09, 2012, 03:49:06 pm
Brave. Not as good as most Pixar films, but still pretty fun.
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Post by: chad sexington on July 11, 2012, 05:16:20 am
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats.

A bit strange, but not as bad as the title would lead you to expect ;)
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Post by: N. De Plume on July 11, 2012, 09:34:42 pm
Alien3, 2003 special edition. The one with the ox replacing the dog.
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Post by: Cataclysm on July 16, 2012, 09:07:06 pm
Ice Age: Continental Drift. Hilarious.
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Post by: N. De Plume on July 16, 2012, 09:14:43 pm
The Empire Strikes Back
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Post by: nickiknack on July 16, 2012, 09:56:03 pm
The Empire Strikes Back

Lol, funny thing is that I was planning on watching Return Of The Jedi, sometime this week.
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Post by: N. De Plume on July 16, 2012, 10:04:06 pm
Well, I got Jedi on the docket now, myself.

When watching a A New Hope and Empire, I just put the regular 2004 DVD edition in. But the whole “Replace Sebastian Shaw with Hayden Christensen” bit bugs me enough that I’ll probably put in the original theatrical cut. But then, at least the 2004 DVD doesn’t have the ridiculous “Noooo!”
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Post by: nickiknack on July 16, 2012, 10:36:15 pm
Yeah the whole ending bugs me too. I think it bugs most people.  But I can live more with the replacement bs rather than the NOOOOO!!! bs. You don't fuck with the duel on the second Death Star, bitches, that's my favorite part, aside from random stromtroopers getting their asses kicked by Ewoks. Also the thing that has always bugged me is why the fuck would you just leave an reactor core open like that, for anyone to just fall into. That's just accident waiting to happen...not to mention it's right the middle of the Emperor's Throne room, who is the MOST FUCKING IMPORTANT ASSHOLE in the entire Galaxy.
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Post by: Søren on July 16, 2012, 10:41:54 pm
Cloverfield.

I forgot how the movie makes my stomach twist and turn ;/
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Post by: nickiknack on July 19, 2012, 09:19:23 pm
Return of the Jedi still my favorite installment of the Star Wars Saga. Why?? The Duel on the 2nd Death Star, Luke vs. Vader vs. Palpatine. YAY Electric Torture...
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Post by: RinellaWasHere on July 19, 2012, 11:36:19 pm
"The Amazing Spider-Man"

Damn good film. I wish it could be part of the larger Marvel Movieverse, but it was great on its own. I'm especially impressed by the fact that they drew heavily from Ultimate Marvel canon and still made it fun to watch, given my raging hate-on for the Ultimate universe.

AVAST, HERE THAR BE SPOILERS:




Also, they've spent a whole movie developing Gwen Stacy, which is going to make her death quite powerful in the inevitable sequel.
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Post by: Morgenleoht on July 20, 2012, 06:54:37 am
The Dark Knight Rises.

Good film. Both sides had their points, I think.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on July 20, 2012, 06:59:37 am
"The Amazing Spider-Man"

Damn good film. I wish it could be part of the larger Marvel Movieverse, but it was great on its own. I'm especially impressed by the fact that they drew heavily from Ultimate Marvel canon and still made it fun to watch, given my raging hate-on for the Ultimate universe.

I thought the MCU was in large part based on the Ultimate universe (not that I actually know a damn thing about the comics first-hand)?
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Post by: RinellaWasHere on July 20, 2012, 10:28:38 am
I thought the MCU was in large part based on the Ultimate universe (not that I actually know a damn thing about the comics first-hand)?

It's sort of a gestalt. Most characters look like their mainstream 616 counterparts and act like them, but some of the origins have shades of Ultimate Marvel as well. To be honest, I love the fusion.
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Post by: N. De Plume on July 21, 2012, 11:03:03 pm
Finally got around to watching Jedi. Never noticed that the theatrical version came inherently letterboxed, rather than anamorphic “Enhanced for Widescreen TVs”. And the subtitles in Jaba’s Palace use the player’s subtitle system, so if you actually zoom in on the TV, you can’t read them. You could tell the Blu-Ray you havea 4:3 TV so the subtitles are actually placed higher, but that is more work than it should take just to watch a friggin’ movie.   >:(

But before Jedi, I actually went ahead to see The Dark Knight Rises.
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Post by: nickiknack on July 21, 2012, 11:45:57 pm
Speaking of Jabba's Palace, I've always felt sorry for the rancor keeper guy. Poor dude, he really loved that ugly monster.
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Post by: Cataclysm on July 22, 2012, 03:38:57 am
The Dark Knight Rises.

Good film. Both sides had their points, I think.

Sides?
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Post by: Morgenleoht on July 22, 2012, 07:46:13 am
The Dark Knight Rises.

Good film. Both sides had their points, I think.

Sides?

Bane had a point about the corruption of the authorities but the 'authorities' had a point about the rule of the mob.

I took from it that extremes on either end are a bad idea. :)
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Post by: Søren on July 22, 2012, 09:36:34 am
Zoolander. God its so stupid but I couldnt stop watching
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Post by: nickiknack on July 22, 2012, 10:09:01 pm
The Artist (2011) If you're a fan of classic film, especially silent films and early talkies, or even the history of early hollywood, you'll probably enjoy it. It's nice to see a good change of pace when it comes to movies. No wonder it won a shitload of awards.
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Post by: Cataclysm on July 23, 2012, 01:04:25 am
The Dark Knight Rises.

Good film. Both sides had their points, I think.

Sides?

Bane had a point about the corruption of the authorities but the 'authorities' had a point about the rule of the mob.

I took from it that extremes on either end are a bad idea. :)

Well, most of the corruption was gone after the Dent Act, so he didn't have much of a point there. The only thing the cops did that was wrong was hunt Batman near the begining, but he was a murderer for all knew.

And Bane just wanted to blow shit up, so he didn't really mean what he was saying :P. I think it would have been a good idea to have Bane think Gotham was worth saving. It would make him less evil but more interesting.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on July 23, 2012, 02:33:15 pm
The Dark Knight Rises

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Post by: JohnE on July 23, 2012, 03:59:08 pm
Dark Knight Rises

I thought it was very good, and a satisfying conclusion to the series.
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Post by: tygerarmy on July 24, 2012, 10:02:53 pm
The Dark Knight Rises

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Overall, I reckon it was up to the standard of the first two films.

Dark Knight

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Post by: N. De Plume on July 24, 2012, 10:11:24 pm
The Dark Knight Rises

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Overall, I reckon it was up to the standard of the first two films.

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Post by: nickiknack on July 24, 2012, 10:22:44 pm
Amarcord (1974)
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Post by: nickiknack on July 30, 2012, 10:31:38 pm
God Bless America (2011) Great commentary on today's shittastic society
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Post by: largeham on July 31, 2012, 03:29:15 am
God Bless America (2011) Great commentary on today's shittastic society

Look up Charlie Brooker and My Super Sweet Sixteen.

As for the Batman: http://exiledonline.com/the-dark-knight-rises-vs-the-99/

I haven't seen, I will probably watch it on Saturday. I don't like superhero movies much anyway.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on July 31, 2012, 05:50:39 am
As for the Batman: http://exiledonline.com/the-dark-knight-rises-vs-the-99/

I haven't seen, I will probably watch it on Saturday. I don't like superhero movies much anyway.

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It really does amaze me how many people pitch a shitfit because a film, or indeed any part of the media, doesn't 100% agree with their politics. I mean, I expect it from Republicans, but it gets ridiculous when those in socialist territory start yelling about what a bunch of fascists Hollywood are. No they're not - not even Michael Bay with his military fetishism. For the most part, Hollywood is apolitical except where it's unavoidable (I imagine it was pretty hard to strip out the messages from The Lorax, for example) or desirable (some flimsy, pseudofeminist subtext won't do the likes of Brave or The Hunger Games the slightest bit of harm) because when you appeal to everyone, however potentially bland the results, you make more money. Which is, after all, the point.
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Post by: Sleepy on August 03, 2012, 09:42:45 pm
We're watching Saturday Night Fever now. So good.

And tonight, The Mist. Holy fuck, the ending kills me every time.
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Post by: Sleepy on August 05, 2012, 09:05:02 pm
One Hour Photo. I love Robin Williams, a terrific actor in serious roles.
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Post by: chad sexington on August 05, 2012, 09:12:27 pm
Watched Run Lola Run the other night; a great movie :D

Currently watching To the Devil a Daughter, which is good, but not great  :-\
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Post by: Igor on August 06, 2012, 10:24:14 am
Castle in the Sky (1986)

I've wanted to watch this movie since I was about seven and only just now got a chance to see it. It is fantastic. Absolutely love it!
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Post by: Sleepy on August 06, 2012, 07:58:18 pm
The Amityville Horror (1979).

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Gran Torino. I fucking love Clint Eastwood. I can believe the film didn't receive Oscars.
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Post by: nickiknack on August 08, 2012, 10:09:18 pm
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
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Post by: SimSim on August 13, 2012, 06:22:32 pm
Battleship, never have I seen such a ridiculous movie. Even for a turn off your brain movie it was ridiculous and stupid. Why must airlines show crappy movies on flights?
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Post by: chad sexington on August 13, 2012, 09:30:09 pm
More importantly, who thought it was a good idea to make that movie in the first place?!
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Post by: That Guy on August 13, 2012, 09:35:18 pm
I watched "The Grey", which was monumentally retarded.
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Post by: Sleepy on August 13, 2012, 11:15:05 pm
The new Three Stooges movie. The trio was great, even if the story was cheesy.
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Post by: Iczerfour on August 15, 2012, 05:47:00 pm
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.

its was actually really good.
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Post by: SimSim on August 15, 2012, 08:58:46 pm
And really really gross. But then it's a Troma film.
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Post by: Askold on August 18, 2012, 08:21:29 am
I just recently watched Abraham Lincoln: Vampire hunter and Expendables 2.

I can honestly say that AL:VH was a good movie. I liked the characters, the humour and I like alternate histories and this was a good one.


Expendables 2 though... As I tried to think why was I disappointed in it I realised this: Expendables 2 is what I feared the first one would be. It was an mediocre action movie with a ensamble cast and as many explosions, one liners and inside jokes as they could fit into it.

Expendables 1 was a well done movie and although for most parts it was "just an 80's action movie" it was an extremely well done, every detail fit the movie. Furthermore despite the huge cast they had time for each of the characters and they managed to avoid making too many inside jokes.

Also Mickey Rourke stole the show with his scene and I particularly liked that they didn't add the mandatory love story between Barney Sandra. Because that is what I assumed them to do during the film, but instead saving her was more about Barney fighting his inner demons and guilt.

Back to Expendables 2, somehow I got the impression that this time the movie had clearly been made for the lowest common denominator. Aagh all those references to the movies the actors had done and all those jokes (Chuck Norris facts?! Really?!) seemed so unnecessary. Just editing those out would have made this a better movie. It's like some faceless board of directors was going through the script saying: "Lets see how many times we can get Arnold to say 'I'll be back.'"

The action scenes are good but just seem to be overcompensating or something. I guess they probably looked at what the fans were saying about the movie and then decided to put those things in the sequel and make them jumbo size.

Still, the acting was mostly good and some of those jokes were funny. It just is such a shame that they wasted a lot of potential for the sake of making a pointless and brainless money maker.
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Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on August 18, 2012, 10:23:27 pm
Just got back from ParaNorman. It was a pretty cool film. Loved the visuals, and it was pretty funny too. And, well, what can I say~? I'm a sucker for "kid is basically an outcast because he has weird powers or macabre interests" stories. Is it a surprise I relate to them really well~?
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Post by: FirsthandTuna on August 19, 2012, 11:12:12 am
God Bless America (2011) Great commentary on today's shittastic society

I liked it, but also thought some super-conservative would see it and think that it's evidence of some violent liberal agenda that wants to remove free speech and punish people with extreme violence. In other news, I'm paranoid about silly things.
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Post by: chad sexington on August 19, 2012, 11:20:13 pm
Just watched House of Whipcord.  Despite the lurid title, it's not a bad film - a study on reactionary hypermoralism, and the dangers of hooking up with ostentatiously moral young men :(
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Post by: tygerarmy on August 20, 2012, 02:56:33 am

Expendables 2 though... As I tried to think why was I disappointed in it I realised this: Expendables 2 is what I feared the first one would be. It was an mediocre action movie with a ensamble cast and as many explosions, one liners and inside jokes as they could fit into it.

Expendables 1 was a well done movie and although for most parts it was "just an 80's action movie" it was an extremely well done, every detail fit the movie. Furthermore despite the huge cast they had time for each of the characters and they managed to avoid making too many inside jokes.

Also Mickey Rourke stole the show with his scene and I particularly liked that they didn't add the mandatory love story between Barney Sandra. Because that is what I assumed them to do during the film, but instead saving her was more about Barney fighting his inner demons and guilt.

Back to Expendables 2, somehow I got the impression that this time the movie had clearly been made for the lowest common denominator. Aagh all those references to the movies the actors had done and all those jokes (Chuck Norris facts?! Really?!) seemed so unnecessary. Just editing those out would have made this a better movie. It's like some faceless board of directors was going through the script saying: "Lets see how many times we can get Arnold to say 'I'll be back.'"

The action scenes are good but just seem to be overcompensating or something. I guess they probably looked at what the fans were saying about the movie and then decided to put those things in the sequel and make them jumbo size.

Still, the acting was mostly good and some of those jokes were funny. It just is such a shame that they wasted a lot of potential for the sake of making a pointless and brainless money maker.

I agree, but I went in expecting see how many references to the actors previous movies they could make, just look at what was put out in the previews.  I was disappointed in the size of some of there roles,
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.  The movie was 80's action stars, making a 80's action movie with 2012 special effects, more blood and better choreographed violence.  I thought it was supposed to be a pointless, brainless money maker and I was entertained.

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Post by: Stick Boy on August 21, 2012, 09:14:27 am
Finally saw The Dark Knight Rises - it was so good compared to other action/comic book type movies - you actually don't check your brain at the ticket counter.  A good action movie is made by the antagonist and this one was a doozy...
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Post by: kefkaownsall on August 21, 2012, 10:32:49 am
Okay Dark Knight Rises great movie I can't really say more
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Post by: Bender_Rodríguez on August 22, 2012, 01:08:28 am
Grave of the Fireflies.  I don't think I can watch that again.  That was just too sad.  It was a good movie and definitely worth watching, but it's just so sad.
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Post by: That Guy on August 23, 2012, 03:30:16 pm
"The Hunger Games" film.  It felt as though something was missing, and seemed rather empty.  I'd say the book was much better.

Yes, yes, I know "OMG BATTLE ROYALE AS:FLAS:FL".  Don't worry, I fully plan on checking that out - both the book and film...and possibly the manga too.  :P
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Post by: wyvern999 on August 27, 2012, 10:57:35 am
"Apollo 18" and it was a right load of twaddle.
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Post by: nickiknack on August 27, 2012, 09:52:44 pm
Wall-E(2008) I love Pixar films, they're fucking adorable.
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Post by: SimSim on August 28, 2012, 09:00:47 pm
CAS:Confederate States of America. A fake documentary about the history of the US if the Confederacy had won the Civil War. It was really interesting, and both humorus and horrible at the same time.
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Post by: nickiknack on August 28, 2012, 09:33:07 pm
Up(2009) Yeah, I'm on a Pixar kick, and what a cute movie.
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Post by: Katsuro on August 30, 2012, 12:26:30 pm
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Was ok, probbaly the best of the MI films, but for fuck sake if you can't get permission to film inside the grounds of the Kremlin, do not film instead at another famous landmark - people will notice the fucking difference. Especialy if the alternate location has a completely different architechtural style. A minor thing I know, but I found it distracting.
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Post by: Stick Boy on August 30, 2012, 03:25:23 pm
Ferris Buehler's Day Off - About the 12th time for me, but the first for my daughter on the day before she started high school....
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Post by: nickiknack on August 31, 2012, 09:41:54 pm
Secretary(2002) Umm, this was an interesting film. YAY for Kink.
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Post by: Katsuro on September 01, 2012, 03:26:02 am
Secretary(2002) Umm, this was an interesting film. YAY for Kink.

I thought it was disappointing - there's much better spanking and bdsm porn on the web lol.
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Post by: nickiknack on September 01, 2012, 10:10:07 am
Yeah there is better bdsm in porn, it's porn after all, but for a regular movie it wasn't that bad, plus I have a soft spot for James Spader so take what you will from it.
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Post by: Gst0395 on September 01, 2012, 06:38:33 pm
A watched The Shining on TCM a few weeks ago. I enjoyed it for the most part. There weren't many violent deaths but it had a very psychological theme to it. The ending did leave me a bit confused though, since you really don't know what happened to Jack's family after they escape from him.
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Post by: chad sexington on September 01, 2012, 09:56:51 pm
I watched No Country For Old Men last night.  Great movie, but what was up with the ending?  :-\
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Post by: nickiknack on September 02, 2012, 12:39:36 am
I watched No Country For Old Men last night.  Great movie, but what was up with the ending?  :-\

My best friend had the same reaction to the movie.
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Post by: SimSim on September 02, 2012, 08:53:29 pm
I just got done watching God Bless America. Overall it was funny and good satire, but at times was a little heavy handed in delivering the message.
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Post by: chad sexington on September 03, 2012, 07:09:10 am
Today I watched District 9.  It was just as good as I'd been led to believe :D
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Post by: Igor on September 03, 2012, 07:39:35 am
Howl's Moving Castle

It was FANTASTIC!
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Post by: SimSim on September 03, 2012, 03:25:22 pm
Today I watched District 9.  It was just as good as I'd been led to believe :D
I liked District 9, but thought it was a bit jarring going from thinly veiled social commentary on racism/apartheid, to mecha battles.
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Post by: Bender_Rodríguez on September 04, 2012, 02:18:08 am
"Apollo 18" and it was a right load of twaddle.

I was so looking forward to this.  I took a night off work to watch this and then could barely make myself finish it.  I'm ok with slow burn films as long as there's a payoff, but this one just fizzled out.  Too bad because the concept could have been really cool.
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Post by: eldritchMortician on September 04, 2012, 03:35:41 am
Paranorman. It was pretty good. Full of rather darker humor than I expected, and the music was really nice.
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Post by: Katsuro on September 04, 2012, 01:56:01 pm
Total Recall (the new one). It's not as bad as the 29% Rotten Tomatoes rating lead me to believe. Yeah it's not amazing but it's hardly 29% bad. I've seen far worse mvoies that have a higher rating.
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Post by: Gst0395 on September 04, 2012, 02:16:55 pm
Total Recall (the new one). It's not as bad as the 29% Rotten Tomatoes rating lead me to believe. Yeah it's not amazing but it's hardly 29% bad. I've seen far worse mvoies that have a higher rating.
To be honest, I'd rather watch the original version with Arnold Schwarzenegger. I'm sick of Hollywood making modern remakes of classic movies that are best left the way they are. It just shows they're running low on ideas.
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Post by: SimSim on September 05, 2012, 08:53:31 pm
Red State. I didn't expect Kevin Smith to make a horror movie, let alone a good one. Sadly I can see things happening the way it did in the movie. From the callousness of the federal agents and the zealotry of the cult. That's truly what makes it a horror movie.
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Post by: That Guy on September 06, 2012, 03:25:21 am
I saw "ParaNorman" at the theater a few days ago, was good. :)
Got "Army of Darkness" and "Wayne's World" on DVD finally and watched both of those.  Still love 'em both. :D
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Post by: Katsuro on September 06, 2012, 04:04:11 am
Total Recall (the new one). It's not as bad as the 29% Rotten Tomatoes rating lead me to believe. Yeah it's not amazing but it's hardly 29% bad. I've seen far worse mvoies that have a higher rating.
To be honest, I'd rather watch the original version with Arnold Schwarzenegger. I'm sick of Hollywood making modern remakes of classic movies that are best left the way they are. It just shows they're running low on ideas.

Well the first film wasn't exactly an original idea, it is based on a short story after all.

Personally I don't give a shit if a film is a remake or not; I only care about how good it is. And there are some awesome remakes out there, such as The Fly and The Thing (the 80's one). I'd rather have remakes than the endless conveyor belt of mind numblingly shit rom-coms that Hollywood churns out ever 5 minsutes.
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Post by: chad sexington on September 06, 2012, 05:50:06 am
Today, I watched... this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq9IKsH9BXg
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Post by: Dakota Bob on September 06, 2012, 07:50:36 am
Just rewatched RoboCop, still a badass film. If the remake doesn't have the news segments with the satirical commercials like the original, I'll be quite annoyed.
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Post by: largeham on September 06, 2012, 09:20:59 am
Les invités de mon père (my Father's Guests, or something like that). I quite like French movies and this one is good. Also, Karin Viard is quite good looking.
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Post by: nickiknack on September 07, 2012, 09:40:03 pm
Let's Scare Jessica to Death(1971) It was ok, and very odd, could've been better.
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Post by: TheL on September 10, 2012, 08:25:05 pm
Finally saw the Incredibles the other night.  It was great!
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Post by: nickiknack on September 13, 2012, 10:20:14 pm
Dragonslayer(1981) Geek Win!! What can I say, Dragons, Virgin Sacrifices, and Priests getting crispy fried( Prize and bonus geek points to anyone who recognizes the guy who plays him, and NO CHEATING!!). ;D
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Post by: Lt. Fred on September 14, 2012, 06:37:20 am
Today I watched District 9.  It was just as good as I'd been led to believe :D
I liked District 9, but thought it was a bit jarring going from thinly veiled social commentary on racism/apartheid, to mecha battles.

One of my favourite films. Also Children of Men, also.
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Post by: SimSim on September 14, 2012, 03:31:42 pm
Children of Men was very good. In fact, it's the only movie that I think is better than the book it was adopted from.
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Post by: Igor on September 14, 2012, 07:40:32 pm
The Woman In Black. I can't say anything about it, but holy fuck, it does not pull any punches.
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Post by: SimSim on September 14, 2012, 08:59:47 pm
The Room WHY? WHY? WHY?

Okay, I'm done channeling my inner Nancy Kerrigan. I've seen a lot of shitty movies in my day, and this is one of the worst. It has horrible acting and horrible writing, most of the lines are one giant non-sequitor after another.
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Post by: chad sexington on September 14, 2012, 09:33:21 pm
The Woman In Black. I can't say anything about it, but holy fuck, it does not pull any punches.

The new version?
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Post by: Lt. Fred on September 16, 2012, 08:52:39 pm
Children of Men was very good. In fact, it's the only movie that I think is better than the book it was adopted from.

One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest.
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Post by: Igor on September 16, 2012, 09:08:28 pm
The Woman In Black. I can't say anything about it, but holy fuck, it does not pull any punches.

The new version?
Wasn't aware there was an old version, but I guess so.
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Post by: chad sexington on September 16, 2012, 11:07:52 pm
There was tv movie in 1989, and then the new one with Harry Potter last year, which I never got round to seeing :(
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Post by: davedan on September 16, 2012, 11:48:12 pm
Children of Men was very good. In fact, it's the only movie that I think is better than the book it was adopted from.

One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest.

JAWS
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Post by: Sleepy on September 18, 2012, 12:02:00 pm
Quarantine. I must say, it's considerably better than what I expected, even if it doesn't have a great deal of depth.

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Post by: nickiknack on September 18, 2012, 10:04:17 pm
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie(2001) YAY!! I love my Cowboy Bebop.
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Post by: SimSim on September 26, 2012, 03:31:37 pm
Tucker and Dale vs Evil. Funny satire of the classic kids and redneck(s) in the woods horror genre. Does a wonderful job of flipping the genre on it's head.
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Post by: Igor on September 26, 2012, 03:49:22 pm
To Boldly Flee

Considering I've never watched any of the TGWTG anniversary specials before, the independent film aspect, and the fact that some of the reviewers... really are not actors in any sense of the word, I thought it was FANTASTIC!
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Post by: tygerarmy on September 28, 2012, 02:09:52 pm
Juan of the Dead.

Comedic Zombie movie, it was pretty good.
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Post by: Vypernight on September 30, 2012, 05:13:11 am
Does Lego Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Out count?
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Post by: eldritchMortician on September 30, 2012, 05:20:52 am
Children of Men was very good. In fact, it's the only movie that I think is better than the book it was adopted from.

One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest.
BladeRunner.
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Post by: nickiknack on September 30, 2012, 10:46:13 am
Does Lego Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Out count?

He he he, I watched that also. I'm one of those fangirls. LOL
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Post by: Her3tiK on September 30, 2012, 01:36:18 pm
Both Tron movies for some reason. I don't know why I did it, either...
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Post by: Vypernight on September 30, 2012, 03:26:15 pm
Does Lego Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Out count?

He he he, I watched that also. I'm one of those fangirls. LOL

"Stop choking yourself.  Stop choking yourself."
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Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on September 30, 2012, 08:21:55 pm
Well, you probably all know I love animation and kids' movies, and I also love monsters and Halloween. Is it any wonder I went to see Hotel Transylvania~? It's certainly not the worst picture Adam Sandler has ever starred in! It's silly, sure, and it's probably not going to amaze you or anything. But I got some laughs out of it (particularly the shot they took at Twilight), and I liked the character design and art and stuff. And, as a bonus, it was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. That's gotta count for something, right?
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Post by: Gst0395 on October 02, 2012, 03:05:54 pm
I watched two Arnold Schwarzenegger movies on SyFy UK about a week ago and I really enjoyed both of them.

On Tuesday night I watched Total Recall (the original and best from 1990, not the remake) and I loved every minute of it. Although I found the plot a bit confusing at first, I eventually knew what was going on. The action scenes and violent shootouts were entertaining for the most part. I also liked the civilisation on Mars (especially the strip club featuring the stripper with 3 boobs). It had a very satisfying climax and ending, and overall it's quickly become one of my favourite sci-fi films.

Wednesday night I watched the original Terminator from 1984. I loved this film as well but I've never actually seen a Terminator flick before. As usual I decided to start with the first and I found it to be a thrilling sci-fi classic. I found it very dark and intense in many places, during scenes when victims get shot and the exciting car chases along with that intense synthesizer soundtrack. I'll never forget that scene where the cyborg has all of it's skin burned off and it's not a cheesy stop-motion model limping around. The effects may be dated but I found it more scary than CGI.

I'm going to try and get the entire franchise on DVD and watch the rest. People say 3 and Salvation are horrible but I'll consider giving them a go anyway.
 
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Post by: tygerarmy on October 07, 2012, 06:18:19 pm
Valhalla Rising. 

A Viking and some Christians sail for the Holy land and end up in the New World.
It was about 90 minutes, there was about 10 lines of dialogue and random red filter. 
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Post by: tygerarmy on October 08, 2012, 11:06:19 pm
To double post or to edit and add on, that is the question?

I saw The Possession, the Jewish Exorcism movie.  It was a pretty good exorcism movie, the end got predictable.  But it was fun figuring it out.

All the horror movies in the previews looked ridiculous, even though I'll probably end up seeing a few of them.
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Post by: largeham on October 09, 2012, 05:15:15 am
The Campaign. It's alright, not bad for a laugh.
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Post by: Sleepy on October 11, 2012, 09:06:26 pm
Halloween H2O, which is surprisingly good, considering how late it is in the series.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on October 13, 2012, 03:18:55 pm
I'm going to try and get the entire franchise on DVD and watch the rest. People say 3 and Salvation are horrible but I'll consider giving them a go anyway.

The third one is OK, but like The Bourne Legacy has that feel that it's continuing a franchise more than telling a story. Salvation has its moments, but it also contains lethal quantities of Sam Worthington and attempts certain twists and dramatic ironies that aren't really all that affecting.

As for the thread, the three films featuring Iron Man, which are now important study documents as I've decided that genius billionaire playboy philanthropist is my chosen career path.
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Post by: SimSim on October 14, 2012, 04:08:39 pm
My annual October horror movie fest has begun, and I started with Hell's Gate 11:11. Predictable, un-scary, and very meh.
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Post by: Sleepy on October 14, 2012, 04:17:58 pm
Halloween (the original). A classic, of course, and I really miss having someone likeable cast as the protagonist in horror films. Jamie Lee Curtis is always great. The remakes are godawful because they cast an idiotic teen as Strode, and at that point, who cares if Myers wants to kill her?

Halloween Resurrection (the final film in the series). I remember when this was in theaters, and when we went to see it, we were the only ones there besides a younger couple.

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Pet Sematary. I've really gotta read this book, because I think Pascow will be much more prominent in it.
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Post by: Iczerfour on October 15, 2012, 11:45:51 pm
The Howling 1, 2, and 3.  the mist and Steamboy.
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Post by: Distind on October 16, 2012, 11:14:41 am
Hot Fuzz, because I needed to see something amusing. Apparently that movie is slightly longer than the time it takes to reinstall windows 7.
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Post by: Stick Boy on October 16, 2012, 03:39:32 pm
In the spirit of the horror turn this thread has taken, "The Devil's Rejects" - What a bizarre, depraved, and laugh out loud funny movie I found this to be....I was revolted but could not turn it off.
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Post by: SimSim on October 16, 2012, 03:52:09 pm
And it has the first ever good use of the song Freebird.
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Post by: SimSim on October 17, 2012, 09:30:29 pm
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. The title makes no sense, and has nothing to do with the film. It's not scary or suspenseful in any way. You don't care about any of the characters and the plot makes no sense. Total waste of time.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on October 17, 2012, 10:27:04 pm
The killing fields. Surprisingly bad. I guess I'll have to watch it again to get it properly.

The guy who played Dith Pran is a BOSS, though.
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Post by: nickiknack on October 24, 2012, 11:51:31 pm
Un Chien Andalou(1929) 16 minutes of surreal, arty, bizarreness, but what do you expect from Dali and Bunuel.
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Post by: Igor on October 25, 2012, 04:34:39 am
Iron Sky. It was... about moon Nazis, what else can I say?
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Post by: Zygarde on October 27, 2012, 02:28:29 am
Well I just watched The Princess Bride for the first time in my life and I love this movie with so much passion.
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Post by: Fpqxz on October 27, 2012, 03:59:16 am
Texas Killing Fields (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Killing_Fields), about the I-45 murders (https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&tab=ww#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=i-45+murders&oq=i-45&gs_l=hp.1.1.0l4.2166.3817.0.5785.4.4.0.0.0.0.317.890.0j2j1j1.4.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.Qog1tYQplzc&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=92da361fb107ce2f&bpcl=35466521&biw=1366&bih=557) our media is barely covering.

It's more of a noir-ish docudrama than a documentary or a mystery, but it was still pretty damn good.
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Post by: Vypernight on October 27, 2012, 04:46:59 am
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. The title makes no sense, and has nothing to do with the film. It's not scary or suspenseful in any way. You don't care about any of the characters and the plot makes no sense. Total waste of time.

I remember watching that in the theater with my now-ex.  She paid for that and I paid for the other movie (We pulled a double every now and then).  I don't remember what I paid for, but I  do remember thinking I got the better deal.
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Post by: tygerarmy on October 27, 2012, 06:44:47 pm
Cloud Atlas, not really my thing but it was interesting.
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Post by: Saturn500 on November 03, 2012, 04:51:26 pm
Wreck-It Ralph

It was amazing.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on November 03, 2012, 05:04:14 pm
Skyfall.

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Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on November 04, 2012, 08:57:25 pm
Prometheus, so disappointed :(
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Post by: Dakota Bob on November 05, 2012, 10:35:54 am
Dredd 3D, fucking awesome. also one of the goriest films I've ever seen.
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Post by: chad sexington on November 05, 2012, 08:33:17 pm
On Sunday I watched The Parallax View, which was interesting, but it needs a couple of re-watchings to work out exactly who's doing what :-\

Now I'm watching Die Screaming, Marianne, and I'm not sure what's going on here, either.
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Post by: Katsuro on November 06, 2012, 07:21:59 am
Skyfall.

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Post by: ScrappyB on November 07, 2012, 04:49:01 am
Wreck-it Ralph. Best video game related movie ever.

Not like that's saying much since most game movies are horrible, but I really liked it.
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Post by: chad sexington on November 07, 2012, 08:26:15 am
Today I watched the remake of House on Haunted Hill, and then the first half of Borat, which was more entertaining than I'd expected it to be.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on November 07, 2012, 01:12:09 pm
Wreck-It Ralph. There were a few moments of blurry vision and a couple manly tears were shed. It was a good movie. I loved all the cameos and references.
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Post by: largeham on November 09, 2012, 05:47:17 pm
The Great Escape, three hours well spent.
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Post by: chad sexington on November 09, 2012, 06:24:48 pm
Last night I watched Paranormal Activity 3, which was meh, and then Bachelor Party, which I'd never heard of.
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Post by: Moltar on November 09, 2012, 11:49:26 pm
2001: A Space Odyssey. Kubrick's finest.
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Post by: Sleepy on November 10, 2012, 12:39:20 am
I watched Mommy Dearest again. I really wonder how it ended up on the list of worst all-time movies, considering the fantastic performance by Faye Dunaway. Were people just pissed off that their beloved Joan Crawford was negatively portrayed?

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Post by: chad sexington on November 11, 2012, 07:12:18 am
Tonight I watched The Muppet Movie (the recent one).  It was quite fun, except for the scene near the beginning where (spoilers):

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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on November 11, 2012, 02:38:50 pm
Prometheus.

The first half is a well-plotted, straightforward story with a few issues that can nonetheless be brushed aside if the viewer takes a lenient approach. The second half piles up a hefty stack of inconsistencies, plot holes and problems and generally undoes the hard work of the first half.
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Post by: That Guy on November 11, 2012, 08:45:25 pm
I watched "The Evil Dead", "Re-Animator" and "Pumpkinhead" yesterday.
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Post by: largeham on November 12, 2012, 07:07:47 am
I just saw an ad for Homeland and it just struck me: Damian Lewis looks a bit like Steve McQueen.
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Post by: nickiknack on November 12, 2012, 10:45:12 pm
and then Bachelor Party, which I'd never heard of.
That has a young Tom Hanks and cocaine snorting donkey in it, right??

I watched Mommy Dearest again. I really wonder how it ended up on the list of worst all-time movies, considering the fantastic performance by Faye Dunaway. Were people just pissed off that their beloved Joan Crawford was negatively portrayed?

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Mommy Dearest is an awesome movie...
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Post by: Material Defender on November 12, 2012, 10:47:27 pm
Skyfall

Oddly I was thinking about "What if James Bond and Chirgurh faced off" before watching this movie, having no idea who the main villian is. I kind of went "LOL." when I found out who.
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Post by: KZN02 on November 13, 2012, 01:05:21 am
Wreck-It Ralph
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Post by: Yumeji on November 13, 2012, 01:40:24 am
Dogma

I <3 that movie too much.
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Post by: chad sexington on November 13, 2012, 01:51:59 am
and then Bachelor Party, which I'd never heard of.
That has a young Tom Hanks and cocaine snorting donkey in it, right??

Yup!  To be honest, I don't remember much of the donkey's scenes - I was too busy making jokes about Mexican border towns :(
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Post by: Shane for Wax on November 13, 2012, 02:17:17 am
Prometheus.

The first half is a well-plotted, straightforward story with a few issues that can nonetheless be brushed aside if the viewer takes a lenient approach. The second half piles up a hefty stack of inconsistencies, plot holes and problems and generally undoes the hard work of the first half.

I'd be interested to know what those are. I didn't pay much attention and only remember Miss Vickers
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Also my last movie was: Muppet Treasure Island. Yes, that one. Light the lamp, not the rat!
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on November 13, 2012, 02:20:04 am
An Iranian film called A Separation
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on November 13, 2012, 01:13:26 pm
I'd be interested to know what those are. I didn't pay much attention and only remember Miss Vickers
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Anyway, the answer now is A Scanner Darkly, which probably one of, possibly the best, Philip K. Dick adaptations in existence.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on November 13, 2012, 01:45:10 pm
I'd be interested to know what those are. I didn't pay much attention and only remember Miss Vickers
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Anyway, the answer now is A Scanner Darkly, which probably one of, possibly the best, Philip K. Dick adaptations in existence.

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Either way, thanks for the reply.

Last movie I watched was a show- Doctor Who but I didn't get very far.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on November 13, 2012, 08:51:58 pm
Dr. Horribles Sing Along Blog.
Neil Patrick Harris as a mad scientist. I approve.
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Post by: chad sexington on November 14, 2012, 02:59:00 am
A Scanner Darkly, which probably one of, possibly the best, Philip K. Dick adaptations in existence.

Agreed!

I saw Snow White and the Huntsman last night, which was visually impressive, but otherwise mediocre.

Also I forgot to mention watching Phantom of the Paradise last week (currently rewatching it again).  It's an amazingly over-the-top rock opera from the seventies (aren't they all?), and it's now one of my favourite movies :D
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Post by: Katsuro on November 14, 2012, 05:55:21 am
The Raid. It was AWESOME, and far more brutal than I was expecting. The characters aren't exactly oozing with depth and development, but I didn't really give too many fucks. You don't watch a movie like this for well written drama.

Also, I know everyone has said this before, but The Raid and Dredd really are very, very similar. They're eerily similar in parts, beyond having the same basic premise of "cops get trapped in a tower block full of bad guys" - more so in the earlier parts of the movie than later on. Weird thnig is though it doesn't seem likely anyone copied anybody else; although The Raid was released before Dredd, Dredd was in production before The Raid. And both were independant movies made at opposite sides of the planet from eachother. It seems like it's just a very bizzare coincidence.

Having said that, they are different enough that you need both movies in your life.
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Post by: Igor on November 14, 2012, 02:01:55 pm
A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Calling this deranged would be the understatement of (last) century. Brilliant though. Not sure it has a lot of re-watch value, I don't like ultraviolence, and the eye scream was hard to watch, but yeah... It's Kubrick, what else can I say? I'm absolutely shocked that they actually showed in in theatres, I will say. In the early 70s, no less...
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Post by: SimSim on November 14, 2012, 04:21:50 pm
A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Calling this deranged would be the understatement of (last) century. Brilliant though. Not sure it has a lot of re-watch value, I don't like ultraviolence, and the eye scream was hard to watch, but yeah... It's Kubrick, what else can I say? I'm absolutely shocked that they actually showed in in theatres, I will say. In the early 70s, no less...
There was a reason it was rated X in the States.
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Post by: Igor on November 14, 2012, 04:48:49 pm
A very good reason, it turns out. Here it was given an 18-A, according to the back of the DVD, not sure if that's just because the Canadian boards tend to be more lax (Psycho is 14-A!) or because that may just e the highest rating we have. I'll have to check.
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Post by: That Guy on November 14, 2012, 05:00:08 pm
"The Devil's Rejects", which is (to date) the only Rob Zombie movie I like...
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Post by: SimSim on November 14, 2012, 06:39:35 pm
A very good reason, it turns out. Here it was given an 18-A, according to the back of the DVD, not sure if that's just because the Canadian boards tend to be more lax (Psycho is 14-A!) or because that may just e the highest rating we have. I'll have to check.
Bah. I wasn't as clear as I should have been. It was X rated when it first came out, and I think only midnight showings. NC-17 has replaced X here, and A Clockwork Orange is currently R rated.

"The Devil's Rejects", which is (to date) the only Rob Zombie movie I like...
I liked House of a Thousand Corpsesbetter. But Rejects has the only good use of Freebird I've seen.
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Post by: nickiknack on November 14, 2012, 10:28:27 pm
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time(2006)
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Post by: SimSim on November 15, 2012, 04:08:07 pm
I Spit on Your Grave Not really sure if I liked it or not.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on November 15, 2012, 04:22:48 pm
I found this really weird strange on Netflix called "Parents."

It was a dark comedy set in the 1950's about this little boy who discovers that his dorky parents are actually cannibals.
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Post by: That Guy on November 15, 2012, 09:50:31 pm

"The Devil's Rejects", which is (to date) the only Rob Zombie movie I like...
I liked House of a Thousand Corpsesbetter. But Rejects has the only good use of Freebird I've seen.
Yes, the ending was awesome!

Oh, and I watched "Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn" today.
Probably my favorite one in the trilogy!
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Post by: Lt. Fred on November 18, 2012, 02:04:52 am
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Post by: Iczerfour on November 19, 2012, 01:50:47 am
Addams family Values..
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Post by: Dakota Bob on November 19, 2012, 07:07:45 pm
Just watched 'In the Mouth of Madness'. Wow, a horror film that was seriously unnerving.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on November 20, 2012, 12:12:46 pm
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Post by: Meshakhad on November 25, 2012, 03:30:10 am
Just saw "Rise of the Guardians". It was awesome.
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Post by: Askold on November 25, 2012, 04:03:17 am
Just saw "Rise of the Guardians". It was awesome.

It's coming out in a theater near me soon (actually the theater is next door from my job place) so I'm planning to go watch it.
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Post by: SimSim on November 25, 2012, 10:46:07 pm
Lincoln It was quite good. Surprising it had some funny moments, and went by vary fast for a 2.5 hour movie. Don't worry, I won't spoil the ending.
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Post by: davedan on November 25, 2012, 10:48:11 pm
Does he kill vampires?
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Post by: SimSim on November 25, 2012, 10:58:50 pm
Yes. That reminds me, I do need to watch Abraham Lincoln Vampire Killer. Thanks dave.
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Post by: That Guy on November 27, 2012, 12:58:17 pm
I watched "The Lost Boys" a couple nights ago.

So many horror movies lately. :P
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Post by: Thejebusfire on November 27, 2012, 02:29:15 pm
"Wreck It Ralph"

It was really good for a kids movie.
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Post by: Saturn500 on November 27, 2012, 07:11:44 pm
"Wreck It Ralph"

It was really good for a kids movie a thing that exists.

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Post by: chad sexington on November 28, 2012, 02:40:23 am
I watched "The Lost Boys" a couple nights ago.


It's a great movie, isn't it?  I really need to see that one again sometime.
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Post by: RinellaWasHere on November 28, 2012, 02:44:44 am
Wreck-It Ralph is the last one I saw in theatres. Holy God, that was excellent.

I watched Brave with some of my students on Friday. I'm still really impressed with that movie— beautiful scenery, good plot, the animation...
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Post by: Zygarde on November 28, 2012, 11:01:52 pm
My class recently watched Hotel Rwanda and wow...just wow. 
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Post by: Thejebusfire on November 28, 2012, 11:08:07 pm
"Wreck It Ralph"

It was really good for a kids movie a thing that exists.

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You're right. I literally grew up in the arcade (and I mean literally my father managed one) so the movie was pretty nostalgic.
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Post by: Hades on November 30, 2012, 04:09:29 pm
Prometheus. It was visually pleasing, but I have to say that I'm left feeling "meh". It's worth a second watch, though, just to see if my opinion changes.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on December 01, 2012, 10:33:10 pm
While I haven't watched the whole thing (I'm gonna do that with my lady, far more fun that way), I've seen a few tidbits from the last Twilight movie, and I have to say...its easily the funniest god damned thing I've seen this year.  I cut out a little clip, myself, too!  What I believe to be the funniest moment in the whole movie, courtesy of none other than Michael Sheen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7kT0qiv78s
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Post by: Alehksunos on December 01, 2012, 11:24:58 pm
Wreck-It Ralph.

I know, I'm late to the party, but I absolutely loved it.
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Post by: cheese007 on December 02, 2012, 08:27:42 pm
Finally watched Paranorman. Awesome movie, a must watch. It also enrages fundies, which is a plus.
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Post by: Zygarde on December 02, 2012, 08:45:45 pm
I recently watched Joyeux Noël for the first time and I loved it, its one of the few Christmas based movies I like (also it talks about the WWI Christmas Truce)
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Post by: Katsuro on December 03, 2012, 10:53:38 am
Prometheus. It was visually pleasing, but I have to say that I'm left feeling "meh". It's worth a second watch, though, just to see if my opinion changes.

I haven't watched it a second time, but I agree with your intial assessment. It has some of the best cinematography and special effects in movie history, but everything else about it is pretty bad. Such a shame.
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Post by: That Guy on December 03, 2012, 08:56:49 pm
Finally watched Paranorman. Awesome movie, a must watch. It also enrages fundies, which is a plus.
Agreed, saw it in the theater and got it on DVD just a couple days ago!  Loves it. :D

and I watched "Prometheus" recently too.
I felt like it was setting a lot of things up but barely answered any questions...  And that scene where she...erm...gives herself emergency surgery (this is vague enough not to be a spoiler :P) made me giggle.
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Post by: Hades on December 03, 2012, 09:48:50 pm
Prometheus. It was visually pleasing, but I have to say that I'm left feeling "meh". It's worth a second watch, though, just to see if my opinion changes.

I haven't watched it a second time, but I agree with your intial assessment. It has some of the best cinematography and special effects in movie history, but everything else about it is pretty bad. Such a shame.

I watched several "Prometheus Explained" type videos, just to see if I was missing anything. It turns out that I'm not. I got everything the first time through.

They say that a sequel is going to be made, and the unanswered questions will be answered. That would be nice, but I'm more bothered by the stupid things that happened, than the unanswered questions.
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Post by: Moltar on December 11, 2012, 07:53:42 pm
Tremors. Awesome, awesome movie.
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Post by: ThunderWulf on December 11, 2012, 08:39:09 pm
The new adaption of Red Dawn.  Was pretty decent.  Still want to see Wreck It Ralph though.

Tremors. Awesome, awesome movie.

Omg yes, Tremors! <3
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Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on December 14, 2012, 03:52:56 am
Just got back from The Hobbit~  It was quite good, just like the previous ones.

Every time they said "ponies", I would snigger and poke my mum, and she would tell me to shut up.

The other best part was during the previews, one of the trailers proclaimed itself to be "from the author of Twilight", and the entire theater burst into laughter.
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Post by: largeham on December 14, 2012, 04:05:39 am
I finally saw Looper. Not a bad movie at all, though one problem:

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Post by: D Laurier on December 15, 2012, 09:30:33 am
The Hobbit.
In 3D.
With freinds.


No spoilers, just go see it.
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Post by: Askold on December 16, 2012, 03:51:15 pm
Hobbit 3d.

With my wife and friends.

It was a good movie although some bits annoyed me. (The dwarves have at least +5 in constitution since they survive falls and blows that should have killed them ten times over.) Without spoiling anything I can say that the movie basically has three storylines, all of them are based on something from the Hobbit or the other books. Some bits have been changed from how they went in the book but generally it was a good story.
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Also it seems like they had to add a bit of padding to make the movie longer. One scene in particular adds nothing to the story and only exists to put some cool cgi fighting between two scenes that have a lot of talking, which is apparently too boring for the average moviegoer so the film had to have some ACTION.

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Almost forgot: I loved the music.
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Post by: Igor on December 19, 2012, 11:10:16 am
The Invisible Man (1933)
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Post by: chad sexington on December 21, 2012, 08:44:19 am
Yesterday I watched Better off Dead (1985).  Two thumbs up!
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Post by: SimSim on December 21, 2012, 03:39:18 pm
Told you you'd like it. I WANT MY $2!
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Post by: Hades on December 22, 2012, 08:04:31 pm
Saw The Hobbit, left the theater feeling victorious. I guess the movie did its job.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on December 27, 2012, 10:30:08 pm
Les Mis. Spoiler alert, bitches!

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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on December 28, 2012, 08:09:51 am
I don't get why Les Mis has to be based on the musical and not the book. Is post-Napoleonic France so tedious to watch that we have to have songs to get through it?

Anyway: The Amazing Spider-Man, which I didn't care for. It has its moments (mechanical web-shooters are better, even if they have muzzle flash and smoke for no obvious reason; everything's better with Oscorp; that's totally how I'd tell Gwen Stacy I'm Spider-Man) but the romance is Twilightesque in all the wrong ways (I'm not sure if there's a right way, but still) and Peter Parker gets no character development, even though plenty of stuff in the film calls for it. And I've no idea how you fuck up "with great power..." but they did.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on December 28, 2012, 09:27:55 am
The Hobbit. I liked it. I knew I'd like it. Still pissed off that they're splitting it in 3.
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Post by: Sleepy on December 28, 2012, 12:17:39 pm
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? Good fun, a crazy woman murders her housekeepers.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on December 28, 2012, 03:49:01 pm
Les Mis has to be a musical because musicals are awesome.
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Post by: Katsuro on December 28, 2012, 04:28:25 pm
Les Mis has to be a musical because musicals are awesome.

Musicals are god aweful...but Les Mis is awesome. If that makes any sense lol.

Although I've heard many people insist Les Mis is an opera, not a musical. But to be honest I have no idea what the technical differences are.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on December 28, 2012, 06:45:34 pm
Les Mis has to be a musical because musicals are awesome.

Musicals are god aweful...but Les Mis is awesome. If that makes any sense lol.

Although I've heard many people insist Les Mis is an opera, not a musical. But to be honest I have no idea what the technical differences are.

It's a light opera. Unlike a musical there's almost no speaking, it's sung through. But it's also not a proper opera, because it is popular music, hence the light.

A lot of people, and I'm not meaning to be critical of you here, have only seen musicals from the 40s or earlier. Let's be honest, that wasn't the best period for music in the history of the world. Few people think of modern musicals, which are often brilliant. They're thinking of shit like Show Boat and Oklahoma* as opposed to Les Mis, Miss Saigon, a lot of the stuff Steve Sondheim has written.

* Good in the day but horribly outdated and lame by modern standards. Popular music nearly always ages badly, unlike art music.
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Post by: nickiknack on December 28, 2012, 08:34:11 pm
Bridesmaids(2011)
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Post by: Iczerfour on December 30, 2012, 06:54:57 pm
Friday the 13th part 7.

I like that killer zombie mutant thingy..
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Post by: RinellaWasHere on December 30, 2012, 06:58:31 pm
Les Mis. I've been in it, and I gotta say I freaking loved it.
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Post by: nickiknack on December 30, 2012, 10:24:44 pm
Les Mis has to be a musical because musicals are awesome.

The best musicals are the Busby Berkeley ones from the 1930s...best musical dance choreographer EVER!!
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Post by: Igor on December 31, 2012, 06:35:20 pm
I love how I've been (somewhat unhealthily, as anyone from the IRC can tell you) obsessed with all things Les Mis for the past year or so and I still haven't managed to see it yet...
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Post by: Lt. Fred on January 03, 2013, 09:22:47 pm
And an interview with the director confirms my worst suspicions

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Post by: Atavist on January 04, 2013, 02:07:07 pm
Last film I saw in the threater was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. which makes three times I've seen it. And, imo, it just gets better with each viewing.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 04, 2013, 05:03:30 pm
Last film I saw in the threater was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. which makes three times I've seen it. And, imo, it just gets better with each viewing.

Are you sure? I remain sceptical, given the things I've heard (http://www.theonion.com/articles/the-hobbit-to-feature-53minutelong-scene-of-bilbo,30727/).

Watched old stuff since, but the last 'new' film I saw was Akira, which as nobody explained, is 2 hours of explosions. Tokyo explodes. Biker gangs hit each other; stuff explodes. Protagonist hallucinates about stuff exploding. Then more of Tokyo explodes.

Not that any of this is bad.
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Post by: nickiknack on January 08, 2013, 11:28:36 pm
The Abominable Snowman(1957)
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Post by: nickiknack on January 10, 2013, 10:48:31 pm
Actually got to go to the movies, and saw The Hobbit
I can't wait for the other parts to be released.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on January 10, 2013, 10:50:05 pm
Dr. Who: The Movie
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Post by: Shane for Wax on January 10, 2013, 11:54:34 pm
2010 version of Robin Hood.

Holy shit long movie.

I also saw Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.

Last film I saw in the threater was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. which makes three times I've seen it. And, imo, it just gets better with each viewing.

Are you sure? I remain sceptical, given the things I've heard (http://www.theonion.com/articles/the-hobbit-to-feature-53minutelong-scene-of-bilbo,30727/).

Watched old stuff since, but the last 'new' film I saw was Akira, which as nobody explained, is 2 hours of explosions. Tokyo explodes. Biker gangs hit each other; stuff explodes. Protagonist hallucinates about stuff exploding. Then more of Tokyo explodes.

Not that any of this is bad.

LOL the Onion.
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Post by: Sleepy on January 11, 2013, 05:17:10 pm
Cabin in the Woods. Neat concept, but it wasn't done very well.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on January 12, 2013, 02:44:04 am
The Devil's Carnival.  By the same dudes who did Repo! The Genetic Opera.  I swear, these guys know how to do a fuckin musical.  Not to mention making incredibly addictive songs.
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Post by: chad sexington on January 12, 2013, 09:05:12 am
I've been watching the Blind Dead movie series - Spanish horror flicks from the early seventies about undead zombie devil-worshipping templar knights.  Appropriate, given all the Assassin's Creed I've been playing lately ;D
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Post by: Igor on January 12, 2013, 07:23:45 pm
The Devil's Carnival.  By the same dudes who did Repo! The Genetic Opera.  I swear, these guys know how to do a fuckin musical.  Not to mention making incredibly addictive songs.
Zydrate comes in a little glass vial... (it's now stuck in your head for the rest of the day >:3)
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 13, 2013, 06:28:41 am
At some point, I saw The Kingdom, which is pretty good, and notable for a particularly visceral third act, but has the problem of putting Jason Bateman in the Middle East and provoking the inevitable associations. You're just left waiting for the SEC to turn up in boats...
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on January 13, 2013, 08:48:25 pm
The Devil's Carnival.  By the same dudes who did Repo! The Genetic Opera.  I swear, these guys know how to do a fuckin musical.  Not to mention making incredibly addictive songs.
Zydrate comes in a little glass vial... (it's now stuck in your head for the rest of the day >:3)

A little glass vial?
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Post by: Igor on January 17, 2013, 12:56:34 am
A LITTLE GLASS VIAL!

On topic, just finished watching Paranorman, it was amazing!
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Post by: ScrappyB on January 22, 2013, 04:29:46 am
Beetlejuice. One of my favorite movies.

I hear they're working on a sequel.  :P
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Post by: That Guy on January 24, 2013, 09:33:08 pm
A LITTLE GLASS VIAL!

On topic, just finished watching Paranorman, it was amazing!
It is!  ;D

Movies I've watched recently but haven't posted about in here.. :P

V/H/S
It sucks, mostly.  A couple good segments but...strong meh vibes from this one.

Pinocchio's Revenge
This sucks too, but in a so-bad-it's-hilarious way, so I liked it.

The Frighteners
Awesome!  That scene near the end freaked me out when I was a kid, and it still kinda does now for some reason (what happens to the bad guys).

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Post by: R. U. Sirius on January 24, 2013, 09:37:57 pm
In the past few days, I've watched the following:

Looper
Ted
The Adjustment Bureau
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Post by: Thejebusfire on January 24, 2013, 10:41:36 pm
A couple of nights ago I watched this movie about Ted Bondy.

It was interesting to say the least.

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Last night I watched The Runaways. Which was surprisingly pretty good.
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 25, 2013, 12:50:03 am
I watched Argo recently.

It was... okay. The plot was interesting enough (and based on real events, to boot) but the characters themselves fell epically flat. Ben Affleck was good as a director, but simply atrocious as an actor. I'm sorry, but there's a difference between maintaining a professional demeanor while on the job and stubbornly refusing to show any hint that you may be something other than an animatronic puppet even while talking to your own wife and son. The only ones that were even remotely interesting to me were the media moguls in Hollywood, and they were just there to expedite the plot and serve as comic relief (i.e., "Argo fuck yourself!").

Frankly the film made me a little bit uncomfortable in its portrayal of Iranians as well. The only named Iranian character in the film is a Muslim housekeeper under pressure to betray the hiding Americans to the Iranian police. She's the token "good Muslim," because she doesn't betray the heroes in the end. Every other Iranian is a scary, rude, greasy brown man with a beard, and they are almost always screaming, violent political fanatics. They are meant to make the audience feel uncomfortable and view them as an Other. I thought this guy did a good job of summing it up. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/jian-ghomeshi-argo-is-crowd-pleasing-entertaining-and-unfair-to-iranians/article4855769/ (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/jian-ghomeshi-argo-is-crowd-pleasing-entertaining-and-unfair-to-iranians/article4855769/)
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on January 25, 2013, 11:43:28 am
Inspired by Ted, I watched the 1980 version of Flash Gordon last night.

I now have full comprehension of the phrase "So bad it's good."
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Post by: nickiknack on January 25, 2013, 02:07:48 pm
To be fair, I find most of the versions of Flash Gordon, which includes the old timey serials and TV shows(of what I've seen) to be "So bad it's good". Also Flash Gordon is the inspiration for Star Wars, and at one point, Lucas wanted to direct a movie version of Flash Gordon, but couldn't get the rights to it
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 25, 2013, 04:40:31 pm
Frankly the film made me a little bit uncomfortable in its portrayal of Iranians as well. The only named Iranian character in the film is a Muslim housekeeper under pressure to betray the hiding Americans to the Iranian police. She's the token "good Muslim," because she doesn't betray the heroes in the end. Every other Iranian is a scary, rude, greasy brown man with a beard, and they are almost always screaming, violent political fanatics. They are meant to make the audience feel uncomfortable and view them as an Other.

This isn't the first time I've heard this argument, and I haven't seen the film, but: wouldn't almost every Iranian who was pro-American during the Revolution have been either keeping their head down or fleeing the country?

The Ghomeshi article seems to miss the point slightly; the film isn't about the Revolution per se, it's about the escape-by-fake-Zelazny-adaptation trick by the Americans. Of course, this just means that Argo falls into another one of Hollywood's problems, namely that it can't make any historical/period drama without focusing incessantly on Americans or white people (http://www.cracked.com/article_19549_5-old-timey-prejudices-that-still-show-up-in-every-movie_p2.html).
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Post by: chad sexington on January 25, 2013, 06:47:42 pm
Last night I watched Lost Boys for the first time in almost ten years.  It's just as great as I remember it ;D
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Post by: SimSim on January 25, 2013, 08:28:07 pm
ThanksKilling 3, the sequel to ThanksKilling. So fucking horrible, the first one was intentionally bad and was very funny. This is just plain bad and painfully unfunny. How the fuck can you have a far larger budget and make a far worse movie?
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Post by: nickiknack on January 25, 2013, 09:39:23 pm
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows(2011)
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Post by: That Guy on January 25, 2013, 10:29:21 pm
The Possession.
"It wasn't just a fight, IT WAS VIOLENT!"  This movie was silly.  Very, very silly.
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 26, 2013, 05:22:43 pm
Frankly the film made me a little bit uncomfortable in its portrayal of Iranians as well. The only named Iranian character in the film is a Muslim housekeeper under pressure to betray the hiding Americans to the Iranian police. She's the token "good Muslim," because she doesn't betray the heroes in the end. Every other Iranian is a scary, rude, greasy brown man with a beard, and they are almost always screaming, violent political fanatics. They are meant to make the audience feel uncomfortable and view them as an Other.

This isn't the first time I've heard this argument, and I haven't seen the film, but: wouldn't almost every Iranian who was pro-American during the Revolution have been either keeping their head down or fleeing the country?

The Ghomeshi article seems to miss the point slightly; the film isn't about the Revolution per se, it's about the escape-by-fake-Zelazny-adaptation trick by the Americans. Of course, this just means that Argo falls into another one of Hollywood's problems, namely that it can't make any historical/period drama without focusing incessantly on Americans or white people (http://www.cracked.com/article_19549_5-old-timey-prejudices-that-still-show-up-in-every-movie_p2.html).

Yep, pretty much. We only get a small side note at the very end of the film that the housekeeper escaped to Iraq. But throughout the film we really don't get an idea of what's going through her head, or how she views the conflict from her own perspective.
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Post by: chad sexington on January 27, 2013, 03:35:15 am
Today I watched Hitchcock, which was great!
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Post by: Iczerfour on January 27, 2013, 08:22:48 pm
Indiana Jones and the temple of doom. 

What can i say i like this movie.
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Post by: Katsuro on January 29, 2013, 12:20:49 pm
Indiana Jones and the temple of doom. 

What can i say i like this movie.

It's deifnately in my list of "Movies I Can See Are Shit But I Like Them Anyway". Which, btw, is different from "So Bad It's Good". The former are movies you like INSPITE of knowing how bad they are, whereas the latter are movies you enjoy BECAUSE of how bad they are.
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Post by: That Guy on January 31, 2013, 04:56:51 pm
I watched both "Let Me In" and "Let the Right One In" recently.  They were both fantastic!
I must admit to preferring "Let Me In" though - I prefer the style in which it was filmed.  It also runs a little smoother than LTROI (though they're both great and I think I'll buy 'em at some point!).
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Post by: Alehksunos on February 04, 2013, 02:10:01 am
The Shawshank Redemption

I have to watch films for my story-boarding class (previously, I had to watch Psycho and Casablanca) and write essays on them. This is the first film I had to see which I've liked so much. And yes, it's also because of Morgan Freeman, and how everything he touches turns to gold (well, exceptions include Evan Almighty).
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Post by: Lt. Fred on February 04, 2013, 05:35:16 am
The Three Musketeers. A ridiculous film. Early in the film, the bad guy complains about the operation of a gun-sight on a pistol with no sight. Then Count Richelieu, who is supposed to be a chess master, advises a chess novice to castle out of check. The least bit of effort on the part of the scriptwriters- literally, a five second wiki search- would have prevented this shit. It's just a lazy film.
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Post by: Askold on February 04, 2013, 06:10:48 am
Which three musketeers movie?

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Post by: Lt. Fred on February 04, 2013, 06:44:25 am
Which three musketeers movie?

2011. Bleeding airbattleships flying around like nobody's business.
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Post by: Scotsgit on February 04, 2013, 07:07:26 am
Which three musketeers movie?

2011. Bleeding airbattleships flying around like nobody's business.

I always preferred the ones with Ollie Reed, Richard Chamberlain, etc.  A script by George MacDonald Fraser and some awesome acting talent?  Instant win!
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on February 04, 2013, 08:12:33 am
The 2011 version is silly, but what a lot of people overlook is that it sticks closer to the original book's plot than most adaptations. The only major departures are the Da Vinci tech and the musketeers being James Bond-type spies.

*shrug* I enjoyed it.
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Post by: That Guy on February 04, 2013, 02:15:25 pm
"One Nine Nine Four".
A documentary about punk rock's brief appearance in mainstream culture in the 90s.  It includes interviews with Larry Livermore (who started Lookout Records, home to Screeching Weasel, Mr. T Experience, Green Day before they went mainstream), Dexter Holland of The Offspring, everyone in Rancid, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Pinhead Gunpowder, Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise, Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen of Rancid, Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion, Joe Escalante of The Vandals, Fat Mike of NOFX, and a lot more people - it's also narrated by Tony Hawk.  It was pretty interesting, to be honest.  Then again, I'm quite big on 90s Epitaph/Fat Wreck Chords bands, and this doc was heavy on that scene.  Also, Billie Joe still seems like a cool guy, even if Green Day have seemingly completely abandoned their roots.

"Kid Dynamite: Four Years in One Gulp"
Another documentary, this one about the hardcore punk band Kid Dynamite.  A lot of it is just their friends and roadies telling stories of seeing them or being on tour with them.  Some of it's pretty fun, and the live performances in it are fantastic.  In fact, I'd say this is worth seeing just for that - if you're into this band, at least.  If you haven't heard them and you're into punk, check 'em out before watching this.
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Post by: chad sexington on February 05, 2013, 04:04:53 am
"One Nine Nine Four".
A documentary about punk rock's brief appearance in mainstream culture in the 90s.  It includes interviews with Larry Livermore (who started Lookout Records, home to Screeching Weasel, Mr. T Experience, Green Day before they went mainstream), Dexter Holland of The Offspring, everyone in Rancid, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Pinhead Gunpowder, Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise, Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen of Rancid, Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion, Joe Escalante of The Vandals, Fat Mike of NOFX, and a lot more people - it's also narrated by Tony Hawk.  It was pretty interesting, to be honest.  Then again, I'm quite big on 90s Epitaph/Fat Wreck Chords bands, and this doc was heavy on that scene.  Also, Billie Joe still seems like a cool guy, even if Green Day have seemingly completely abandoned their roots.

That sounds awesome - definitely going to keep an eye out for that one.
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Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 05, 2013, 04:15:17 am
I believe the last movie I watched was Wayne's World 2

No wait.  The last movie I watched was To Wong Fu, Thanks For Everything.
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Post by: That Guy on February 09, 2013, 06:52:28 pm
"One Nine Nine Four".
A documentary about punk rock's brief appearance in mainstream culture in the 90s.  It includes interviews with Larry Livermore (who started Lookout Records, home to Screeching Weasel, Mr. T Experience, Green Day before they went mainstream), Dexter Holland of The Offspring, everyone in Rancid, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Pinhead Gunpowder, Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise, Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen of Rancid, Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion, Joe Escalante of The Vandals, Fat Mike of NOFX, and a lot more people - it's also narrated by Tony Hawk.  It was pretty interesting, to be honest.  Then again, I'm quite big on 90s Epitaph/Fat Wreck Chords bands, and this doc was heavy on that scene.  Also, Billie Joe still seems like a cool guy, even if Green Day have seemingly completely abandoned their roots.

That sounds awesome - definitely going to keep an eye out for that one.
It doesn't have an official release as of yet, but it's on Youtube.  ;)

"Hotel Transylvania".
Cute movie.  Not great, just cute.  I liked the little jab at "Twilight" they took, wouldn't expect that in a movie that's so obviously aimed at children.
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Post by: SimSim on February 09, 2013, 09:21:32 pm
Death Race 2000, a silly Roger Corman film about a distopian American featuring a car race in which the point is to kill as many people as possible.
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Post by: chad sexington on February 09, 2013, 09:27:10 pm
On Sim's recommendation, I just watched Thankskilling, which was awesomely bad.
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Post by: nickiknack on February 14, 2013, 08:48:06 pm
Star Wars The Clone Wars(2008) Basically the movie that started the the cartoon series, and Jabba's baby is creepy.
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Post by: That Guy on February 14, 2013, 10:25:47 pm
"Zombie".
For a movie that's considered classic horror, this sure is poorly made.  The camera work is bad, the acting and dubbing are bad, the script isn't that great either judging from the dialogue and that whole fight between a SHARK and a ZOMBIE.  That being said, it was highly entertaining, but for all the wrong reasons.  Yes, I would watch this again!
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Post by: Sleepy on February 18, 2013, 12:53:35 pm
I watched Snowtown the other night. Or at least tried to. It was gruesome.

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Post by: chad sexington on February 19, 2013, 03:16:56 am
Huh, I'm the same  :(
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Post by: nickiknack on February 19, 2013, 08:38:11 pm
Shattered Glass(2003) Watched it on the recommendation from my sister. Hayden Christensen isn't that bad in it, but still a bit on the whiny side.
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Post by: That Guy on February 20, 2013, 03:32:14 pm
"Frankenweenie".
Excellent!  Much, much, MUCH better than "Dark Shadows" and "Alice in Wonderland"!
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Post by: rookie on February 20, 2013, 10:54:34 pm
The Americanization of Emily. James Garner, Julie Andrews, James Coburn. Whats not to love?
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Post by: Iczerfour on February 21, 2013, 12:48:22 am
Brave And robocop 2
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Post by: Thejebusfire on February 21, 2013, 12:56:44 am
The Crow
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on February 21, 2013, 08:31:11 am
Right now I'm watching The Thing (2011).
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Post by: Katsuro on February 21, 2013, 01:25:49 pm
Right now I'm watching The Thing (2011).

As bad as people say it is?
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Post by: That Guy on February 21, 2013, 09:46:50 pm
Right now I'm watching The Thing (2011).

As bad as people say it is?
I'll answer for him and say yes, yes it is. 
Well, to me at least.  John Carpenter's version is still the best!

also, I watched Peter Jackson's "Bad Taste".  It was ridiculous and campy, but very fun!
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Post by: Katsuro on February 22, 2013, 03:40:37 am
Right now I'm watching The Thing (2011).

As bad as people say it is?
I'll answer for him and say yes, yes it is. 
Well, to me at least.  John Carpenter's version is still the best!


Is it actually bad on it's own merrits, ignoring the existence of the first (I know the first one is actually a remake), or is it just disappointing because John Carpernter's is so good?
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on February 22, 2013, 08:12:08 am
I like it.

I think most of the backlash is just because A) people compare it to the Carpenter movie, and B) a lot of people think it's a remake, rather than a prequel.

It's definitely not as good as Carpenter's...more blood and guts, less mystery and suspense...but it's a decent alien flick on its own. I also admire the amount of attention and effort went into making the base in the prequel match the destroyed Norwegian (sp?) base in the Carpenter version.
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Post by: Søren on February 23, 2013, 08:18:27 am
Sweeney Todd

Hated it. Don't like musicals. Cant stand depp. Grossed out by London
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Post by: nickiknack on February 23, 2013, 11:26:40 am
What do you mean you're "grossed out by London"?? Are you saying you're not into movies and shows that show the seedy side of London, in the good Ole days?
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Post by: Igor on February 23, 2013, 09:37:00 pm
There's no place like London~
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 23, 2013, 09:39:46 pm
Sweeney Todd

Hated it. Don't like musicals. Cant stand depp. Grossed out by London

I'm with you on this one. I thought that the musical was of crap quality, to be perfectly honest, and Tim Burton is overrated. He just tries to make everything "lol so quirky and grimdark" and it gets boring.
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Post by: nickiknack on February 23, 2013, 10:21:52 pm
There's no place like London~

Especially, seedy, slumy London of yore(I'm a sucker for historical dramas where it's basically gangs, hookers, opium addicts, and the random jackass in a powdered wig)...
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Post by: Alehksunos on February 24, 2013, 04:45:34 pm
Blade Runner

Fifth film I had to see for my class (and second I've both wanted to see for a while and loved).
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on February 25, 2013, 04:35:28 pm
Grossed out by London

Ah, c'mon. Real-life Gotham City replete with corrupt, selfish and fetid political, media and financial elite London isn't that bad...

On-topic: Cloud Atlas, which isn't exactly a masterpiece (the editing means too many things are cliffhangers that don't need to be cliffhangers) but deserved more than its US reception.
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Post by: Zygarde on February 25, 2013, 05:14:19 pm
So in my art appreciation class we watched Beasts of the Southern Wild It is now my new favorite movie.
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 26, 2013, 12:32:12 am
I found some old Yiddish musical film late at night once and I forget what it's called. There was this guy and this girl and then there was this old guy walking around and saying some really arcane stuff and generally freaking everyone out. And then the girl is possessed, or something like that. I don't think I saw the whole thing.
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Post by: Scotsgit on March 01, 2013, 11:42:28 am
Southern Comfort.  Hadn't seen it in a while, forgotten how good it was.  And I loved how the director made sure you got to see Ry Cooder playing.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on March 01, 2013, 11:49:25 am
In the past few days, I've seen:
 Kite (censored version)
Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
Marvel's The Avenger's
and Solomon Kane
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Post by: nickiknack on March 05, 2013, 09:52:07 pm
Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

Do I get a prize for sitting through the whole thing??
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Post by: Southern Comforter on March 05, 2013, 10:09:01 pm
The last movie I've watched is always The Room. I watch it with my friends all the time. It's almost like a ritual for us.
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Post by: Indikins on March 05, 2013, 10:18:31 pm
Saw Lincoln at the cinema with my mother. I was slightly disturbed when Abraham Lincoln's voice sounded like that of a fifteen-year-old boy who goes to my school.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on March 06, 2013, 08:59:55 am
According to contemporary sources, though Lincoln did have an unusually high voice, particularly for a man his size.

Last night, I watched
The Crazies (1973)
Perfect Blue
Videodrome
.
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Post by: Dakota Bob on March 06, 2013, 02:53:59 pm
Death to Videodrome, long live the new flesh!

Last film I watched was Dredd (2012) on Blu-Ray
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Post by: nickiknack on March 06, 2013, 09:23:29 pm
Watership Down(1978)

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Post by: Katsuro on March 09, 2013, 11:06:53 am
2001: A Space Odyssey

I actually liked it way more than I was expecting, as it has a reputation for being rather boring. It's an exceptionally pretty movie, the cinematography is PERFECT. Almost every shot is a work of art and some of the rotating sets and cameras are pure genius and some must have required perfect timing by the actors. One set in particular is very impressive; you think you know how it's done until the actors reach the far end and walk into another section and then you'll shout, "Wait, how the fuck did they do that?!"

But oh dear god is it sloooooooooooooooooooooow. I understand why Kubrick made the pacing so slow, but I couldn't help thinking the whole way through, "Did we really need 3 establishing shots there, all lasting nearly a minute each (proably a bit of an exaggeration)? Surely one would have done? I mean, I getting the fucking idea, get a move on!" At times the film feels like its operating in real time rather than compressed-movie-time.

Also, the opening 3 minutes of the movie is just a black screen with music, and there's an intermission that's a good 10-20 minutes of another black screen. I get having that in the theatre, but why wasn't it cut from the home releases? If I want a break I've got a pause button. And the last 20 mins is trippy as balls and a bit artsy for my taste. But despite all that I kinda like it.

Also saw Full Metal Jacket right after. I don't think I need to explain how awesome that film is.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on March 09, 2013, 11:11:11 am
Last night, I watched

Near Dark
Prometheus
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Post by: Moltar on March 09, 2013, 09:01:55 pm
2001: A Space Odyssey
 And the last 20 mins is trippy as balls and a bit artsy for my taste. But despite all that I kinda like it.

That room at the end is really creepy. Still I love that movie.
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Post by: ScrappyB on March 10, 2013, 08:52:23 am
Wreck-It Ralph, on Blu-Ray. The movie is awesome and looks fabulous. Perfect transfer.

They skimped on the extras, though. Boo!
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Post by: nickiknack on March 11, 2013, 09:31:14 pm
Good Night, and Good Luck(2005)
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Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 11, 2013, 10:13:05 pm
My last movie?  Firefly's Adventure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rescue_at_Midnight_Castle).

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Post by: Alehksunos on March 12, 2013, 10:23:18 pm
The Princess Bride

What else can I say? I loved it a whole lot.
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Post by: nickiknack on March 12, 2013, 10:32:26 pm
The Princess Bride

What else can I say? I loved it a whole lot.

How can you not love that movie?? That movie is PERFECTION.  ;D
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Post by: chad sexington on March 13, 2013, 12:15:45 am
Totally!
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on March 13, 2013, 08:25:47 am
"The Princess Bride" is one of the few movies I've seen where I like the book and the movie exactly as much. I wish they'd had the budget to include the Zoo of Death in the movie, though.
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Post by: Katsuro on March 13, 2013, 09:55:24 am
Looper.

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Post by: Igor on March 14, 2013, 03:52:34 pm
Casablanca (1942)

This has to be the most quotable movie ever. I think Sam is my favourite character, dunno why.
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Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on March 14, 2013, 05:49:21 pm
Watched 2012 with my mum on mothers day.

Good special effects, but my mum believes in all that Mayan doomsday crap, so it brought the crazy out of her.
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Post by: davedan on March 14, 2013, 06:09:48 pm
Isn't it a bit late to believe in all that Mayan Doomsday crap? Being, um, 2013?
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Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on March 14, 2013, 06:20:18 pm
She says the dates are wrong because they didn't take into account changing from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar.

She has at least changed her mind about the doomsday stuff though, she just thinks there's going to be a "spiritual awakening" instead.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on March 17, 2013, 06:29:15 am
She says the dates are wrong because they didn't take into account changing from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar.

She has at least changed her mind about the doomsday stuff though, she just thinks there's going to be a "spiritual awakening" instead.

Yeah... that change was about 10 days. 11 at the outside...
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Post by: Vypernight on March 19, 2013, 03:44:24 pm
Oz the great and powerful.  Interesting take on the original and I liked the sort-of swerve with
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I'd love to see a sequel that leads right in to the original movie, but from the Wizard's POV.
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Post by: ThunderWulf on March 19, 2013, 08:54:26 pm
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost.

After watching that, I totally feel for Vega's character a lot more than I did before.
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Post by: Vypernight on March 21, 2013, 04:15:41 pm
The Hobbit.  I enjoyed the book and loved the LOTR movies, but this was the first time I fell asleep during a movie out of sheer boredom.  At least the last half hour is better, though I thought the voice-acting for the goblins was just horrible. 
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on March 21, 2013, 08:20:57 pm
The Hobbit.  I enjoyed the book and loved the LOTR movies, but this was the first time I fell asleep during a movie out of sheer boredom.  At least the last half hour is better, though I thought the voice-acting for the goblins was just horrible.

BURN THE HERETIC!

Ahem. In the past week, I've watched the following:

Highlander: I really don't see what the screaming big deal is.
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Robocop: This one, I liked.

The Matrix: A classic, in my not-always-humble opinion.

Oz the Great and Powerful: A good movie, but works better as a reboot or alternate continuity from the original Wizard of Oz than as a straight prequel, in my opinion, particularly since it was made by a different company and they made minor changes throughout to avoid copyright issues.
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Post by: Carnotaurus on March 22, 2013, 02:02:47 am
Oz the Great and Powerful: A good movie, but works better as a reboot or alternate continuity from the original Wizard of Oz than as a straight prequel, in my opinion, particularly since it was made by a different company and they made minor changes throughout to avoid copyright issues.

Loved that movie. It is a wholly different continuity from the 39 film, though. One of the producers confirmed it, and like you said, a lot of minor changes mean things don't add up. It's supposed to be a prequel to the books officially, but it doesn't quite line up with those, either, mostly because of the Emerald City.
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Post by: Katsuro on March 22, 2013, 09:37:20 am

BURN THE HERETIC!

Ahem. In the past week, I've watched the following:

Highlander: I really don't see what the screaming big deal is.
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Is this your first time seeing Sean Connery playing a non-Scotish character? He never attempts another accent anymore, regardles of where his character is meant to be from because, to put it lightly, he is fucking terrible at accents (he used to attempt accents back before Bond made him famous).
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Post by: Katsuro on March 22, 2013, 02:21:37 pm
Lawrence of Arabia

Holy shit that is a long movie.  I'm not sure what I think of it as I was too distracted by how shockingly unconvincing Alec Guinness' make-up is.  Also, he has blue eyes (or "had" I guess I should say). Do many Arabs have blue eyes??
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Post by: Vypernight on March 22, 2013, 03:51:26 pm
The Hobbit.  I enjoyed the book and loved the LOTR movies, but this was the first time I fell asleep during a movie out of sheer boredom.  At least the last half hour is better, though I thought the voice-acting for the goblins was just horrible.

BURN THE HERETIC!


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Post by: Igor on March 22, 2013, 06:50:34 pm
The Secret World of Arietty (2010/11/12 depending on where you live)

Took me long enough to watch it, I got this movie for Christmas. I know everyone says it's not as good as other Ghibli films, but I liked it. As always, the visuals are beautiful, and I didn't think the story was too bad either. I admit I prefer The Littles to The Borrowers as far as books about tiny people are concerned, but this movie was amazing nonetheless! Highly recommend to anyone who hasn't seen it yet!
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Post by: Moltar on March 22, 2013, 11:25:22 pm
The Great Muppet Caper
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Post by: JohnE on March 24, 2013, 12:10:30 am
Premium Rush. Much better (including funnier) than the previews made it look.
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Post by: chad sexington on March 24, 2013, 12:38:01 am
Death Race 2000, which was quite enjoyable.  And before that, the original Batman movie, which I firmly believe to be the best of them all.
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Post by: JohnE on March 24, 2013, 12:54:11 am
Death Race 2000, which was quite enjoyable.  And before that, the original Batman movie, which I firmly believe to be the best of them all.
Original as in the first of the Nolan trilogy, the first Michael Keaton/Tim Burton movie, or the 1960s Adam West movie?
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Post by: chad sexington on March 24, 2013, 12:57:26 am
The 1967 one with Adam West and Burt Ward.
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Post by: nickiknack on April 04, 2013, 10:16:34 pm
Tangled(2010)
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Post by: nickiknack on April 12, 2013, 08:30:38 pm
Thor(2011) Is it wrong that Tom Hiddleston as Loki, turns me on?? I also believe that Tom Hiddleston would make for great young Palpatine, around 30ish in age.
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Post by: Zygarde on April 12, 2013, 11:15:12 pm
42, It was okay I find it funny  that John C. McGinley was in it.
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Post by: ThunderWulf on April 13, 2013, 10:25:36 pm
Just finished watching The Hobbit.  That was really freaking good!
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Post by: Thejebusfire on April 13, 2013, 10:27:37 pm
The Girl Next Door.

I admit, I should not have watched that one before bed.
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Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on April 15, 2013, 10:56:47 am
Saw Scary Movie 5. Not bad, but nothing special.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on April 17, 2013, 07:27:07 am
Aristocats. I remember watching this as a kid and thought it was released around the same time as 101 Dalmatians. I was wrong. It's from 1970. I'm not sure what that says about me or the movie.

Tho I still love the movie. And the theme still makes you sad, especially knowing people still do put their pets in wills and people still do try to off animals for whatever reason.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on April 17, 2013, 08:12:22 am
Halfway through Schindler's List (watching the rest tomorrow). A spectacular film. For all of the bullshit Spielberg has made in his time, this alone justifies calling him a great director. A masterpiece.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on April 17, 2013, 11:27:04 am
Treasure Planet. 10/10 would cry again.
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Post by: nickiknack on April 17, 2013, 10:11:15 pm
Brave(2012)
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 18, 2013, 06:04:09 pm
Last never-before-seen film was X-Men: First Class, which turns out to be one of the few genuinely good prequels in existence. Of course, it pulls this off by basically being a reboot and giving zero fucks as to how many headaches this will cause when Days of Future Past rolls around next year.
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Post by: That Guy on April 19, 2013, 05:17:23 pm
"Lincoln" and "Django Unchained".  They were both awesome!
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Post by: terri on April 21, 2013, 05:37:49 pm
In a theater: "The Hobbit"
On DVD: "The Informant!"
On cable: "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"

Just bought used DVDs of "Donnie Darko" and "Phantom of the Paradise".. two cult films I've never seen yet.
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Post by: Zygarde on April 21, 2013, 06:33:41 pm
From Up on Poppy Hill, it was a good film.
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Post by: nickiknack on April 22, 2013, 05:17:28 pm
Spirited Away(2001) I've seen bits and pieces of it, but never the whole thing before.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on April 22, 2013, 08:40:54 pm
Iron Sky. I wasn't as impressed as the trailer led me to think I would be.
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Post by: ThunderWulf on April 22, 2013, 09:35:10 pm
The Avengers.
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Post by: Askold on April 30, 2013, 12:22:39 am
Iron Man 3.

Good movie and great performances from the cast. I just love how these days even comic book movies are taken seriously by the cast and producers. The villains particularly have been awesome lately and that was the same in this movie.

I had high expectations of the Mandarin and before the movie I was wondering if they were going to include his magical powers at all or if they would be "sufficiently advanced science" in this version. And also I was waiting to see Ben Kingsley do the Mandaring since I've liked his earlier performances.


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Overall: Good movie, definitely worth seeing.

EDIT: And I also like how they can fit in all these little bits from the original comics.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on May 02, 2013, 04:06:50 pm
I would like to corroborate the excellence of Iron Man 3, but would also need to see it again to gauge how excellent. That said, it's interesting what they choose to include and not include. They portray Maya Hansen very faithfully, but avoid the part where

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Post by: Vypernight on May 02, 2013, 04:10:40 pm
Muppet Treasure Island
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Post by: nickiknack on May 02, 2013, 10:06:03 pm
Gorky Park(1983)
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Post by: Lt. Fred on May 04, 2013, 08:33:32 am
Crimson Tide. A properly good film, that. Denziel Washington is an excellent educated-black-guy to Gene Hackman's old-navy bruiser. It even raises some legitimate points about the old fog o' war. I do love a sub flick, as well.

I wonder why Hollywood never seems to shoot above-the-water naval flicks? Is it just too difficult, do you reckon? A proper director could make an awesome movie out of the Battle off Samar, pathos and outrageous heroism coming out the arse. I wants it, give it to me now.

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Post by: Shane for Wax on May 04, 2013, 03:52:06 pm
Star Wars: the Phantom Menace

It's so colorful in blu-ray ughhh so pretty.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on May 04, 2013, 04:33:21 pm
Iron Man 3.

It was the shizzle.
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Post by: nickiknack on May 05, 2013, 11:05:26 am
Star Wars: the Phantom Menace

It's so colorful in blu-ray ughhh so pretty.

plus, didn't they get rid of the creepy yoda puppet in the blu-ray edition, and replaced it with the CGI Yoda. Also I now I wonder how pretty Palpy's outfit looks in the blu-ray edition, I drool over it, in the regular version.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on May 05, 2013, 01:59:30 pm
Star Wars: the Phantom Menace

It's so colorful in blu-ray ughhh so pretty.

plus, didn't they get rid of the creepy yoda puppet in the blu-ray edition, and replaced it with the CGI Yoda. Also I now I wonder how pretty Palpy's outfit looks in the blu-ray edition, I drool over it, in the regular version.

1) Yes, they did. Some people bitched about that but I think it was a smart move to do that with Yoda.
2) Palpy's outfit is very pretty. As are the outfits for Amidala/Padme.

Basically the colors really pop. Especially in the Naboo parts. It's hard not to drool over how everything looks in the blu-ray edition.

EDIT- I saw Iron Man 3 today. Was very good. The "secret" scene at the end wasn't as good as the Avengers' but it was still all right. Not sure if I would wait for it again, tho.
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Post by: nickiknack on May 06, 2013, 05:47:09 pm
The Avengers(2012)
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Post by: Thejebusfire on May 07, 2013, 02:03:02 am
Disturbing Behavior

It was an okay movie. Not really good, not really bad. Just okay. It's about these troubled teens who are brainwashed into being the perfect students. It's kinda like the Stepford Wives but with terrible directing.
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Post by: ironbite on May 07, 2013, 02:06:01 am
Iron Man 3 and GI Joe were the two movies I've seen recently.

Ironbite-already I think this summer is gonna rock.
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Post by: nickiknack on May 07, 2013, 11:07:14 am
Ironbite-already I think this summer is gonna rock.

I know this sounds really weird, but the only movie I really want to see this summer is The Lone Ranger. The other two movies I'll probably get out of my rat hole to see, come out later in the year(Thor 2, and The Hobbit 2).
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Post by: nickiknack on May 11, 2013, 10:13:02 pm
The Last Emperor(1987)
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on May 12, 2013, 02:52:37 pm
Ironbite-already I think this summer is gonna rock.
I know this sounds really weird, but the only movie I really want to see this summer is The Lone Ranger. The other two movies I'll probably get out of my rat hole to see, come out later in the year(Thor 2, and The Hobbit 2).

Well, I saw a trailer that implied that, for me, the film has precisely zero appeal, so the only logical conclusion is that Empress Nicki has a huge Johnny Depp crush.

Anyway, I see Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, Elysium, Gravity, and Thor: The Dark World as potentials. I will probably wind up seeing Star Trek Into Darkness even though I am incredibly sceptical of its merits, and will point and laugh at World War Z's box office numbers. I will avoid the fuck out of Ender's Game.

And that's us planned up until mid-November, unless I've missed something.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on May 12, 2013, 03:56:42 pm
The thought process for the World War Z film seemed to have been "You know all that stuff that attracted people to the book and made it somewhat intelligent and interesting? I've decided that nobody cares about that because I know better than the people who give us money for our product."
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Post by: nickiknack on May 13, 2013, 01:24:30 am
Ironbite-already I think this summer is gonna rock.
I know this sounds really weird, but the only movie I really want to see this summer is The Lone Ranger. The other two movies I'll probably get out of my rat hole to see, come out later in the year(Thor 2, and The Hobbit 2).

Well, I saw a trailer that implied that, for me, the film has precisely zero appeal, so the only logical conclusion is that Empress Nicki has a huge Johnny Depp crush.


BINGO  :D
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Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on May 13, 2013, 10:28:05 am
The Rise of the Guardians. Surprisingly not shit for a children's film I didn't grow up with.
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Post by: Iczerfour on May 13, 2013, 11:14:01 pm
puppet master 2
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Post by: Katsuro on May 14, 2013, 01:43:50 am
Star Trek: Into Darkness

A lot of fun.  My biggest complaint is that Kirk's constant man-whore personality traits get  eye-rollingly annoying very fast.  We get it, Kirk is a ladies man you don't have to keep reminding us.  It also results in a totally not gratuitous shot of one of the female characters in her underwear that was vital to moving the plot forward and really helped develop her and kirk's relationship and character arcs. /sarcasm
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Post by: nickiknack on May 14, 2013, 08:38:22 pm
Captain America: The First Avenger(2011)
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Post by: nickiknack on May 15, 2013, 10:10:08 pm
Howl's Moving Castle(2004)
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Post by: Zygarde on May 16, 2013, 11:47:01 pm
The Great Gatsby (2013) It was good...if a bit weird.


Iron Man 3 oh gods yes I have to see it again!
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Post by: Shane for Wax on May 16, 2013, 11:55:24 pm
I forgot to mention I saw Iron Man 3. My thoughts:

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Post by: chitoryu12 on May 17, 2013, 12:05:09 am
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Post by: Vypernight on May 17, 2013, 04:51:59 am
Ironbite-already I think this summer is gonna rock.
I know this sounds really weird, but the only movie I really want to see this summer is The Lone Ranger. The other two movies I'll probably get out of my rat hole to see, come out later in the year(Thor 2, and The Hobbit 2).

Well, I saw a trailer that implied that, for me, the film has precisely zero appeal, so the only logical conclusion is that Empress Nicki has a huge Johnny Depp crush.


BINGO  :D

That's why my wife wants to see it.

On Monday, we're going on our usual, 'Movie Dates.'  I'm going to see Star Trek, and i'm not sure what she's going to see.

Also, Thor and Insidious Chapter 2 (if it does get completed and released) are the only other movies I want to see this year.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on May 17, 2013, 08:59:44 am
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Yes, I know why why. I mean why for this film. But thanks. It's not like I don't even know what the real Extremis is, or anything.

There's also still a pacing problem no matter how you want to look at it. It just had bad storytelling.

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Post by: Alehksunos on May 19, 2013, 09:00:44 pm
Star Trek: Into Darkness

A lot of fun.  My biggest complaint is that Kirk's constant man-whore personality traits get  eye-rollingly annoying very fast.  We get it, Kirk is a ladies man you don't have to keep reminding us.  It also results in a totally not gratuitous shot of one of the female characters in her underwear that was vital to moving the plot forward and really helped develop her and kirk's relationship and character arcs. /sarcasm

From a person who just seen this film hours ago, I've also enjoyed it.

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Post by: chitoryu12 on May 19, 2013, 10:04:56 pm
I actually think Benedict Cumberbatch did a great job as the villain. He's not exactly who people were expecting for the character, but this IS a reimagining of the series and it's nice to see how it can be modernized. The guy's just a plain good actor, and I'd love to get a chance to work with him.
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Post by: nickiknack on May 19, 2013, 10:36:44 pm
Am I the only female that doesn't get Benedict Cumberbatch's appeal??
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Post by: chitoryu12 on May 19, 2013, 11:18:26 pm
Am I the only female that doesn't get Benedict Cumberbatch's appeal??

He's not traditionally handsome, but he's got a great voice and out of character he's exceedingly polite.
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Post by: Vypernight on May 20, 2013, 04:27:27 pm
I just got back from seeing ST Into Darkness, and I loved it!  I honestly didn't seeing enough similarities to Wrath of Khan to think of it as a copy, and felt it had enough different elements to make it its own movie. 

I'm guessing the Klingons will be the villains in the next movie, but I'm wondering if they'd go with a new character or bring back an old one.  If an old one, I'm thinking Kor, Koloth, Chang, or Kruge.

Now with STID done, JJ can work on SW Ep 7 before going back to the next ST movie.  I hope the guy doesn't like to sleep.
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Post by: nickiknack on May 20, 2013, 04:51:13 pm
I just got back from seeing The Great Gatsby, not a bad version, though it seemed a little off for some reason, though I prefer the 1970s version with Robert Redford in it. That being said, I still hate the character of Tom  Buchanan, I want to kick that character's ass so bad...
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Post by: Lt. Fred on May 20, 2013, 05:46:10 pm
Am I the only female that doesn't get Benedict Cumberbatch's appeal??

He's not traditionally handsome,

Strongly disagree!
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Post by: nickiknack on May 20, 2013, 06:18:26 pm
I won't say Cumberbatch isn't handsome, he just seems like an acquired taste( there's something odd I can't put my finger on about him). Now of the current crop of popular English actors, I'm a Hiddlefan, bitches(though I'm not one of INSANE ones)...
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Post by: Katsuro on May 21, 2013, 08:20:44 am
I won't say Cumberbatch isn't handsome, he just seems like an acquired taste( there's something odd I can't put my finger on about him).

Yeah I would says he's by no means ugly, not even close, but he is a slightly unusual looking chap.
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Post by: nickiknack on May 23, 2013, 10:40:10 pm
Iron Man
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Post by: Søren on May 25, 2013, 10:44:53 am
Warm bodies.

I thought it was very clever, my only complaints are that they pushed the zombie talking thing a bit too far, the bonies were terribly animated, and a weird plot hole

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Post by: ThunderWulf on May 25, 2013, 03:27:37 pm
Django Unchained
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Post by: Sleepy on May 25, 2013, 08:16:12 pm
The Invention of Lying. Kinda makes you ponder both lying and religion.
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Post by: chad sexington on May 25, 2013, 09:04:11 pm
Yesterday I watched Devil's Rock, which was fun.  Prior to that, I'm ashamed to admit I saw Ferris Bueller's Day Off for the first time.  Thirty years after it was released  :-[
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Post by: chad sexington on June 02, 2013, 07:50:18 am
Doubleposting because to make up for everyone else who hasn't posted since I did :(

Today I saw The Place Beyond the Pines, which was a very very good movie.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on June 02, 2013, 03:57:31 pm
Star Trek: Into Darkness

A lot of fun.  My biggest complaint is that Kirk's constant man-whore personality traits get  eye-rollingly annoying very fast.  We get it, Kirk is a ladies man you don't have to keep reminding us.  It also results in a totally not gratuitous shot of one of the female characters in her underwear that was vital to moving the plot forward and really helped develop her and kirk's relationship and character arcs. /sarcasm

From a person who just seen this film hours ago, I've also enjoyed it.

My complaint is how it just felt like...

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In other words, it's another film that starts off well and slides downhill rapidly at the end, and who's in the writing credits? Damon Lindelof.

I know why this man is employed - the films he's involved in make money - but you just wish studios would realise that it's in spite of him, not because. He's another grim omen for World War Z, that's for sure.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on June 02, 2013, 04:13:59 pm
Django Unchained.
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Post by: nickiknack on June 04, 2013, 06:22:20 pm
Snow White and the Huntsman(2012) Would it kill Kristen Stewart to try having any facial expressions??
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Post by: chitoryu12 on June 04, 2013, 06:30:29 pm
Snow White and the Huntsman(2012) Would it kill Kristen Stewart to try having any facial expressions??

Potentially. From what I know of the girl, she's not the nicest person either. I know she's really shy and awkward because she got thrust into the limelight faster than she was prepared for, but she's just not cool.
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Post by: nickiknack on June 06, 2013, 09:48:25 pm
Wreck-It Ralph(2012) Cute, just too cute. :)
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Post by: Lt. Fred on June 07, 2013, 09:33:55 am
Snow White and the Huntsman(2012) Would it kill Kristen Stewart to try having any facial expressions??

I saw her in Adventureland, playing a stoner teenage dream-girl, and I thought she did pretty well, probably because she wasn't acting.
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Post by: Iczerfour on June 09, 2013, 09:53:52 pm
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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Post by: Saturn500 on June 16, 2013, 08:12:33 am
Man of Steel.

I was making this face throughout the movie: :|
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Post by: wrightway on June 16, 2013, 10:36:17 am
Humans vs Zombies on the Chiller network. It was every bit as over the top bad and predictable as one would expect. Especially since the response on college campuses is to organize a humans vs zombie game of capture the flag.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on June 17, 2013, 07:15:31 pm
Lincoln. A fantastic movie- Spielburg's best, even better than Schindler's List.
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Post by: nickiknack on June 19, 2013, 11:38:52 pm
Man Of Steel it was pretty good.
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Post by: nickiknack on June 23, 2013, 10:49:20 pm
Django Unchained. I always enjoy a Tanrantino blood bath. Also Christoph Waltz was a hoot in it, and it's always good to hear Sam Jackson use the word "motherfucker" in a movie.

Also yesterday I watched The Avengers again, and spent the whole time quoting it on facebook like a nerd.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on June 23, 2013, 11:00:21 pm
Monsters University

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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on June 24, 2013, 05:52:23 pm
Also yesterday I watched The Avengers again, and spent the whole time quoting it on facebook like a nerd.

We on FSTDT pretend that we are more advanced, but we, we come here battling like Bilgesnipe.
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Post by: Zygarde on June 24, 2013, 07:17:41 pm
I technically saw these last week but I went to see This Is the End and The Internship. This Is the End awesome movie I loved every moment of it while The Internship I ended up leaving early due to the fact that it kinda sucked total balls.
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Post by: Crystal-King on June 24, 2013, 08:00:01 pm
Man of Steel. For all it's flaws, I enjoyed it. Wanted to smack Kevin Cosner in the mouth, but yeah. It manages to shine inspite of itself.
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Post by: Søren on June 25, 2013, 07:15:49 am
The Purge.

Fucking awesome concept with a shoddy execution
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Post by: chitoryu12 on June 25, 2013, 10:20:58 pm
Well, I saw two movies today.

First was an early preview of Despicable Me 2. It was funny at least in some parts, though obviously a kid film at its core. And thus filled with children shouting about everything on screen.

Before the preview, I went to see World War Z. I think I'll spoiler out my entire "review" of this film for anyone who wants to read it, because it mostly consists of me ranting about all of the flaws and the bullshit resolution to the virus.

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Post by: Lt. Fred on June 26, 2013, 01:54:28 am
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Post by: chitoryu12 on June 26, 2013, 04:42:42 am
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Post by: Lt. Fred on June 27, 2013, 12:49:12 am
Do you want to put that spoiler behind a spoiler tab?
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Post by: chitoryu12 on June 27, 2013, 01:36:14 am
Do you want to put that spoiler behind a spoiler tab?

One of them got left behind.
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Post by: nickiknack on June 28, 2013, 08:27:01 pm
Iron Man 2
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Post by: Errata on June 29, 2013, 01:37:13 am
Equestria Girls. It was alright.
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Post by: Søren on June 30, 2013, 10:36:48 am
Paul blart mall cop.

I dont even know why this shit is allowed to exist....oh right..its a goddamn Happy Madison production
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Post by: Vypernight on July 01, 2013, 07:07:44 pm
Monsters university.  I enjoyed it though I don't see the point of it being in 3D (My wife's idea and she paid for the ticket so I wasn't going to argue). 

I do want to see Planes in 3D though.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on July 01, 2013, 07:14:04 pm
Monsters university.  I enjoyed it though I don't see the point of it being in 3D (My wife's idea and she paid for the ticket so I wasn't going to argue). 

I do want to see Planes in 3D though.

3D is a cheap way to make more money with animation. It often fails with live action films because unless the film is filmed in 3D (which is costly and takes ages; you can lose up to 3 hours or more on a single day of shooting due to the added complexity of the cameras), you need to spend months and months doing post-production conversion that often doesn't look as good as the real thing.

With CGI films, though, it's extremely simple: re-render the masters with a split virtual camera. Bam, done. That's why they could get Toy Story's 3D re-releases out so quickly and easily. And you charge extra money for 3D tickets, so it's really a win-win.
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Post by: Alehksunos on July 01, 2013, 07:53:36 pm
I've never liked the concept of making a film in 3D. Usually they're poorly executed and distract from the rest of the film, and not only that, the novelty of such gimmickry, even when well done, grows stale quickly.

Then there are movies that are re-released where it's just not necessary, like a critically acclaimed film such as The Lion King or a almost universally loathed film (and token of disappointment) like Star Wars [Episode I]: The Phantom Menace.
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Post by: wrightway on July 01, 2013, 08:04:29 pm
Seven Pounds.

I do not like it.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on July 01, 2013, 08:07:19 pm
I've never liked the concept of making a film in 3D. Usually they're poorly executed and distract from the rest of the film, and not only that, the novelty of such gimmickry, even when well done, grows stale quickly.

Then there are movies that are re-released where it's just not necessary, like a critically acclaimed film such as The Lion King or a almost universally loathed film (and token of disappointment) like Star Wars [Episode I]: The Phantom Menace.

I went to see the re-release of Jurassic Park in 3D a while back. There were a few scenes where it worked out, but for the most part it was just distracting. Without the proper camera work, 3D isn't very effective.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on July 01, 2013, 08:08:40 pm
I've never liked the concept of making a film in 3D. Usually they're poorly executed and distract from the rest of the film, and not only that, the novelty of such gimmickry, even when well done, grows stale quickly.

Then there are movies that are re-released where it's just not necessary, like a critically acclaimed film such as The Lion King or a almost universally loathed film (and token of disappointment) like Star Wars [Episode I]: The Phantom Menace.

^^ I went to see the re-release of Jurassic Park in 3D a while back. There were a few scenes where it worked out, but for the most part it was just distracting. Without the proper camera work, 3D isn't very effective.

I was mostly just happy to see the film remastered in HD.
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Post by: Errata on July 01, 2013, 08:20:20 pm
I watched "Beverly Hills Ninja" for the first time in almost twelve years.

I regret nothing.
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Post by: wrightway on July 01, 2013, 10:16:52 pm
I watched "Beverly Hills Ninja" for the first time in almost twelve years.

I regret nothing.

Never regret a Chris Farley movie; only regret what fame did to the man.
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Post by: nickiknack on July 01, 2013, 10:29:27 pm
I hate 3D movies, they seem to give me a fucking headache. If there is any movie fad I want to die, it's the whole 3D movie fad. And no hot actor/actress can save it in my eyes.
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Post by: Askold on July 02, 2013, 03:31:53 am
I hate 3D movies, they seem to give me a fucking headache. If there is any movie fad I want to die, it's the whole 3D movie fad. And no hot actor/actress can save it in my eyes.

Some times a different type of 3D is easier on eyes but more than that it seems to depend on the viewer. I find that well done 3D effects are a nice gimmick that may enhance the movie going experience, but I won't save a bad movie by itself.
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Post by: Vypernight on July 02, 2013, 05:47:36 am
Monsters university.  I enjoyed it though I don't see the point of it being in 3D (My wife's idea and she paid for the ticket so I wasn't going to argue). 

I do want to see Planes in 3D though.

3D is a cheap way to make more money with animation. It often fails with live action films because unless the film is filmed in 3D (which is costly and takes ages; you can lose up to 3 hours or more on a single day of shooting due to the added complexity of the cameras), you need to spend months and months doing post-production conversion that often doesn't look as good as the real thing.

With CGI films, though, it's extremely simple: re-render the masters with a split virtual camera. Bam, done. That's why they could get Toy Story's 3D re-releases out so quickly and easily. And you charge extra money for 3D tickets, so it's really a win-win.

I usually don't care much for 3D films, but I really want to see Planes in 3D after watching the review of the planes flying, where it looks like the camera is right behind the plane.
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Post by: nickiknack on July 02, 2013, 07:09:03 pm
Les Miserables
Not my type of musical, but it was pretty good. Best song has to be "Master of the House"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBqw0OnKR6s
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Post by: ironbite on July 02, 2013, 07:23:19 pm
MOVIE WAR ULTIMATIUM!

Ironbite-....don't ask.
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Post by: wrightway on July 03, 2013, 01:29:23 am
I love you Phillip Morris.

It was weird but good.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on July 03, 2013, 01:36:25 am
Drop Dead Fred

One of my old childhood favorites. I had completely forgotten about it until I found it on the internet.
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 04, 2013, 11:13:52 pm
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things. Came for the Marilyn Manson cameo, but really loved it for many more reasons than that.
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Post by: ThunderWulf on July 04, 2013, 11:15:07 pm
Watched the new Man Of Steel today.  Not bad, not bad at all.  But holy collateral damage Batman!
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Post by: nickiknack on July 04, 2013, 11:24:10 pm
Watched the new Man Of Steel today.  Not bad, not bad at all.  But holy collateral damage Batman!

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Not to mention Superman was just dealing with a alien invasion, while the Avengers were dealing with a alien invasion + a temper tantrum of a god with major daddy and jealousy issues.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on July 04, 2013, 11:40:25 pm
Against my better judgment, I tried to watch "An American Carol." I got through about the first twenty minutes or so.

This, people, is why conservatives don't make comedy movies: They're not funny. It doesn't even qualify as satire...it's just a long list of jokes belittling Afghans, Mexicans, Cubans, Michael Moore and everyone else they don't like.
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Post by: nickiknack on July 05, 2013, 12:08:01 am
You know the sad thing is that I remember seeing the trailer for that pos, and there were these old bitches in front of me at the time saying "Oh, I hope they make fun of Obama." They must be flipping their shit, now.
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 05, 2013, 12:53:17 am
Against my better judgment, I tried to watch "An American Carol." I got through about the first twenty minutes or so.

This, people, is why conservatives don't make comedy movies: They're not funny. It doesn't even qualify as satire...it's just a long list of jokes belittling Afghans, Mexicans, Cubans, Michael Moore and everyone else they don't like.
I'm sure they say the same about our comedies, Sirius.
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Post by: nickiknack on July 05, 2013, 04:56:31 pm
Equestria Girls it was ok, though it got a bit too weird when they went the demon route. Good thing someone uploaded it to youtube.
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Post by: ThunderWulf on July 05, 2013, 10:32:06 pm
Just got back from World War Z.  It was a lot more unintentional comedy than actual tense action thriller.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on July 05, 2013, 10:42:49 pm
Just got back from World War Z.  It was a lot more unintentional comedy than actual tense action thriller.

Told ya so.

"I WANT MY BLANKET!"
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Post by: ThunderWulf on July 05, 2013, 10:51:42 pm
Just got back from World War Z.  It was a lot more unintentional comedy than actual tense action thriller.

Told ya so.

"I WANT MY BLANKET!"

I was laughing way more than anything else.  There were a couple scenes were everybody burst into laughter too.  The whole thing was just over the top and grasping at straws.  Just went a couple pages back and read your synopsis and it was SPOT ON.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on July 06, 2013, 07:52:13 pm
Just got back from World War Z.  It was a lot more unintentional comedy than actual tense action thriller.

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Post by: chitoryu12 on July 07, 2013, 01:16:51 am
Watched the new Man Of Steel today.  Not bad, not bad at all.  But holy collateral damage Batman!

I just went and saw it.

......ugh.

All right, I went in expecting good things. Not like World War Z, where I will gladly admit to being biased against it from the start (any movie that takes a thoughtful horror book that discusses human nature and turns it into a CGI action film with jump scares is never going to turn out well). I legit thought Man of Steel would be a good film, and a fair treatment of Superman.

Not so.

I can understand the changes they made. It's a more realistic Superman film, and is much darker (probably TOO dark: there's maybe half a dozen moments of humor, mostly mild, within the entire 2 hours). The "darkness" thing is literal, since the movie is heavily desaturated and loves cloudy skies. Superman's costume remains faithful while making it closer to the more serious version of Krypton we saw. It mostly stayed true to how Clark grew up.

But it didn't feel right. Things felt rushed, especially the early portion of the film where it seemed like they wasted too much time on big all-CGI action sequences on Krypton and had to scramble to get to the not-Fortress of Solitude.

Superman's personality felt a bit....odd.

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The violence and collateral damage were obscene. Like, you get the idea that the creators were masturbating to every scene of destruction. Literally every single move in every fight involving Kryptonians resulted in untold millions of dollars in damage. They can't have a sequel because there's no Metropolis or Smallville left! The few hundred extras we see on screen after the big battle were probably the only people left in the entire city when he was done. Smallville really is nothing by the end of the film; the one fight between three Kryptonians (plus a fourth for about a minute) reduced the entire main street to rubble, to say nothing of the military's decision to send in A-10s and just strafe the buildings that civilians were hiding in with 30mm Gatling guns because "LOOK OUT! ALIENS IN THE STREET!" They even include another gratuitous explosion after the big battle is over, just 'cause.

The PG-13 rating was also likely the only thing that kept Zack Snyder from demanding a recreation of 300 for half the film. I'm not even close to exaggerating when I said that this movie has a higher body count than Saving Private Ryan. Dozens upon dozens of people, from civilians to soldiers, are killed in extremely painful looking ways repeatedly. They even insisted on showing deaths when it wasn't necessary, like multiple shots of the World Engine's gravity beam lifting screaming (obviously CGI) people into the air and slamming them down into the dust cloud that conveniently obscures them being sprayed across a wide area as a fine pink mist. Or an F-35's missile going haywire, which is accompanied by an almost purposeful shot of it blowing up a crowd of fleeing civilians on the street below. It came off as gratuitous.

Speaking of obvious CGI, it seems like half of the movie was done with the latest advances in film technology and the other half was done with what they use to make FMVs for video games. A shot of a pickup getting thrown into the Kent farmhouse looked like it was made for a Bollywood film. Faora throwing soldiers around in Smallville resembled a video game like Bayonetta, which isn't a good thing when everything otherwise looks like it's at least trying to LOOK realistic; bodies don't flop to a stiff halt like that.

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Post by: chitoryu12 on July 07, 2013, 02:01:39 am
Also, Michael Shannon (General Zod) seems to have heard the phrase "chewing the scenery" right before filming and decided that it was something he'd like to do. I was initially complimentary of his performance, viewing him as the only Kryptonian to actually speak naturally instead of in generic overblown Proper English. Then he began screaming, groaning, raving, bulging his eyes, and making what looked like actual gnawing motions at times.

He came off as so legitimately insane that it was funny. I'd say that TV Tropes listing his acting on the Crowning Moments of Funny page for the movie would back this up, but they also included Clark telling Lois "This is going to hurt" right before using his eye beams to cauterize a wound as she screams in horrendous agony. So the writers may be psychopaths.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on July 07, 2013, 05:55:28 am
The Dark Knight has a lot to answer for.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on July 07, 2013, 12:22:16 pm
The Dark Knight has a lot to answer for.

Well, Christopher Nolan was only the producer for Man of Steel (meaning his job is just to secure funding and select the director and such), but people still insist on comparing it to The Dark Knight Trilogy because of the connection to him.

I do think he still had some influence, even unintentionally, since his Batman films ended up popularizing the idea of a realistic, dark, serious superhero film. The problem is that Batman IS dark and serious. Superman is the epitome of Lawful Good, a guy that can get away with wearing bright tights and a cape because he has dedicated his life to using his invincibility and powers (greater than almost all other beings) to help mankind. A Superman film really shouldn't be dark and depressing with a high body count, realism or otherwise. It doesn't fit Superman.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on July 07, 2013, 03:23:48 pm
But grimdark. It needs to be grimdark.
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Post by: Alehksunos on July 08, 2013, 12:18:20 am
That was one thing I didn't like about Stark Trek: Into Darkness and [Superman] Man of Steel. The destruction porn. I've actually wanted to cringe seeing so damn many buildings being destroyed in both those films.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on July 08, 2013, 12:55:56 am
Despicable Me 2

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Post by: chitoryu12 on July 08, 2013, 12:57:26 am
That was one thing I didn't like about Stark Trek: Into Darkness and [Superman] Man of Steel. The destruction porn. I've actually wanted to cringe seeing so damn many buildings being destroyed in both those films.

Star Trek wasn't really bad on that. You had one bombing at the beginning, a gunship attack a little later, then a ship crashing into a city at the end. All of the destruction in that film was plot relevant, and only a few buildings took any damage (one wasn't even destroyed, just one of the floors got shot up).

Man of Steel was, according to a disaster analysis, was 12.72 September 11th attacks (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/18/what-would-man-of-steels-destruction-cost) from nothing but the property damage. Economic impact (including cleanup) alone is $2 trillion, and there's a potential 379,000 dead and 1 million injured.

For comparison, Manhattan has about 1.58 million people. They literally have almost as many casualties as the entire population of Manhattan.
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Post by: Alehksunos on July 08, 2013, 02:03:09 am
Speaking of the damage report of Star Trek: Into Darkness, my brother mentioned the destruction of numerous buildings in San Francisco isn't as bad (or big a deal) as the terraforming plus destruction of Metropolis in Man of Steel. After all, in the Trek universe, money is a thing of the past and living in a futuristic society they could just easily rebuild most of the destruction. Metropolis... I had to say I felt more nauseous seeing most of it get destroyed. I actually though "What about the cost of numerous property damages?" and "Holy shit, that's one nasty body count from the destruction."

/me feeling concerned about people who don't exist and serve no purpose in films other than to piss you off when the bad guys do heinous deeds on them, intentionally or not. I mean it's a trope we've seen many times before, under "Kick The Dog," even "Moral Event Horizon" when at worst.

(Mods, don't hurt me. I found that tag on accident.)
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Post by: chitoryu12 on July 08, 2013, 02:45:24 am
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After all, in the Trek universe, money is a thing of the past and living in a futuristic society they could just easily rebuild most of the destruction.

Well, the TV shows have the pseudo-communistic economy thing going on. Michael Wong of stardestroyer.net has a very long essay detailing the politics and economic situation of the Federation, and it doesn't paint a very pretty picture. The reboot films don't seem to delve very much into the economic or political situation beyond what's immediately necessary. Which is probably a good thing.

Even then, "money is a thing of the past" simply cannot happen without a reversion to prehistoric tribal populations. Capitalists will always be around, and any society that tries to simply provide its citizens with their needs as is appropriate will have a massive black/gray market. The Federation definitely isn't a utopia that allows for unlimited production of anything, and even a small lack of goods will result in illegal methods to acquire them. Rebuilding will still cost resources, replicators or not. Said resources need to come from somewhere, workers still need to be paid for the cleanup, etc.

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Metropolis... I had to say I felt more nauseous seeing most of it get destroyed. I actually though "What about the cost of numerous property damages?" and "Holy shit, that's one nasty body count from the destruction."

I've posited that everything outside of the camera view in the finale shots is actually just a smoking wasteland, and they're being careful not to let us know that they've only managed to rebuild about one city block.

The violence in Man of Steel was gratuitous. Not over the top (it was certainly realistic in terms of the damage superhuman combat would cause), but it felt like they really, REALLY wanted to hammer us over the head with the grimdarkness of the new Superman.

It all felt way, way too serious to be a Superman film. This was like a PG-13 Punisher film. And they don't seem to get why the Marvel Cinematic Universe works as well as it does: they have good actors who actually match the comic characters closely in appearance and demeanor, they make things colorful and pretty instead of desaturating everything so it looks like the entire world is a Canadian fishing village on a stormy day, and they manage to make things more serious and realistic (such as Captain America shooting people in the face) without losing the feeling of the comics.

Superman probably would have been much, much better if it was made by the same guys as Iron Man.
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Post by: nickiknack on July 08, 2013, 11:21:54 am
They really did go a bit overboard with the destruction porn in the new Superman movie

And they don't seem to get why the Marvel Cinematic Universe works as well as it does: they have good actors who actually match the comic characters closely in appearance and demeanor

You know, I do have a theory that Tom Hiddleston is really Loki in his Misgardian form, and he's trolling us all.

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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 08, 2013, 12:38:55 pm
They really did go a bit overboard with the destruction porn in the new Superman movie

And they don't seem to get why the Marvel Cinematic Universe works as well as it does: they have good actors who actually match the comic characters closely in appearance and demeanor

You know, I do have a theory that Tom Hiddleston is really Loki in his Misgardian form, and he's trolling us all.
Be careful. The fangirls WILL kidnap him.
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Post by: nickiknack on July 08, 2013, 12:44:35 pm
They really did go a bit overboard with the destruction porn in the new Superman movie

And they don't seem to get why the Marvel Cinematic Universe works as well as it does: they have good actors who actually match the comic characters closely in appearance and demeanor

You know, I do have a theory that Tom Hiddleston is really Loki in his Misgardian form, and he's trolling us all.
Be careful. The fangirls WILL kidnap him.

I'm currently working on a plan to do so, I got the duct tape and the rope all ready.  ;) Mwahahahahahahahahaha...
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 08, 2013, 12:58:35 pm
They really did go a bit overboard with the destruction porn in the new Superman movie

And they don't seem to get why the Marvel Cinematic Universe works as well as it does: they have good actors who actually match the comic characters closely in appearance and demeanor

You know, I do have a theory that Tom Hiddleston is really Loki in his Misgardian form, and he's trolling us all.
Be careful. The fangirls WILL kidnap him.

I'm currently working on a plan to do so, I got the duct tape and the rope all ready.  ;) Mwahahahahahahahahaha...
No chains?  :(
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Post by: nickiknack on July 08, 2013, 02:08:37 pm
I would've said chains, but I have a friend who is a bondage enthusiast and in her opinion rope is much more fun.
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 08, 2013, 02:27:08 pm
I would've said chains, but I have a friend who is a bondage enthusiast and in her opinion rope is much more fun.
Good point. Personally, I don't have a preference, though I do enjoy bondage.
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Post by: Meshakhad on July 10, 2013, 04:23:59 pm
Last night, my dad and I finished (re)watching Gettysburg.

Dear Lord was that film epic! I nearly cried at Pickett's Charge.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on July 11, 2013, 03:09:57 am
Last night, my dad and I finished (re)watching Gettysburg.

Dear Lord was that film epic! I nearly cried at Pickett's Charge.

Seconded! That is a bitching film!

What do you want, sorry Lawrence?

BAYONETS
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Post by: Morgenleoht on July 11, 2013, 04:02:13 am
I would've said chains, but I have a friend who is a bondage enthusiast and in her opinion rope is much more fun.

It's Loki, a Prince if Asgard. Nothing but the finest silk rope. :)
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Post by: nickiknack on July 11, 2013, 11:06:23 am
I would've said chains, but I have a friend who is a bondage enthusiast and in her opinion rope is much more fun.

It's Loki, a Prince if Asgard. Nothing but the finest silk rope. :)

Good point, A Prince does deserve the best.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on July 11, 2013, 11:17:15 am
Yesterday, I went and saw "The Lone Ranger" with a friend.

I enjoyed it. I can see why some people call it "Pirates of the Caribbean" in the Old West, but I found it a fun watch.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on July 11, 2013, 02:34:24 pm
Actually, I was calling it Disney Writes Off Taxes Levied on Iron Man 3 Earnings, but y'know. What do I know?

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Post by: Søren on July 13, 2013, 07:00:46 am
Hatchet 3. And oh my freaking god it was hilarious in its B horror cheese. What I find awesome is that it was so much better than it predecessor. Two parts stuck with me for their hilarity

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Post by: KZN02 on July 14, 2013, 02:26:32 am
Watched Pacific Rim yesterday, it was awesome.
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Post by: Søren on July 14, 2013, 06:50:20 am
Watched Mama and Evil Dead (2013)

Mama was...okay. Evil dead is so AWESOME. It just has so many brutal moments. So brutal and vicious :D

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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 14, 2013, 07:21:05 am
Watched Mama and Evil Dead (2013)

Mama was...okay. Evil dead is so AWESOME. It just has so many brutal moments. So brutal and vicious :D

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Post by: chitoryu12 on July 14, 2013, 11:47:57 pm
Went and saw The Lone Ranger. I really don't get all the bad press it's receiving. It's certainly not a bad movie, and contrary to the horribly incorrect statements some have made, Tonto is NOT just a sidekick. In fact, the Lone Ranger spends most of the movie trying to learn how to be a badass while Tonto solves most of the problems. And for anyone who thinks that Tonto's appearance and behavior are somehow racist or were the result of the filmmakers not caring about actual Native American culture, they include a highly important scene with the Comanche that demonstrates why Tonto's behavior (like the bird on his head) are what he does.
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Post by: Katsuro on July 15, 2013, 04:17:33 am
Pacific Rim.

Robot Jox + Godzilla = Pacific Rim.  If you can imagine that then you probably don't really need to see this film because it's exactly what you can already see in your head.

I'm totally serious btw.  Del Torro is clearly a massive fan of both movies.  One of the "robots" in Pacific Rim even does this exact same thing (at the 1:21 mark):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUxDmKFCD2o
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Dakota Bob on July 15, 2013, 04:53:26 am
Went and saw The Lone Ranger. I really don't get all the bad press it's receiving. It's certainly not a bad movie, and contrary to the horribly incorrect statements some have made, Tonto is NOT just a sidekick. In fact, the Lone Ranger spends most of the movie trying to learn how to be a badass while Tonto solves most of the problems. And for anyone who thinks that Tonto's appearance and behavior are somehow racist or were the result of the filmmakers not caring about actual Native American culture, they include a highly important scene with the Comanche that demonstrates why Tonto's behavior (like the bird on his head) are what he does.

I think the big thing people have against the film is they didn't actually bother getting a Native American to play Tonto and got Depp to do it instead.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on July 15, 2013, 05:14:02 am
Went and saw The Lone Ranger. I really don't get all the bad press it's receiving. It's certainly not a bad movie, and contrary to the horribly incorrect statements some have made, Tonto is NOT just a sidekick. In fact, the Lone Ranger spends most of the movie trying to learn how to be a badass while Tonto solves most of the problems. And for anyone who thinks that Tonto's appearance and behavior are somehow racist or were the result of the filmmakers not caring about actual Native American culture, they include a highly important scene with the Comanche that demonstrates why Tonto's behavior (like the bird on his head) are what he does.

I think the big thing people have against the film is they didn't actually bother getting a Native American to play Tonto and got Depp to do it instead.

Well, I won't bother to discuss further about how Depp possibly has Cherokee heritage and was formally accepted into the Comanche and given a Native American name.

What I WILL discuss is that it doesn't matter. The important part of casting a role is that the person can actually do the role, not that they have an identical ethnicity to the character. You're not creating a clone of the fictional character. If the person looks the part well enough and can act better than the people of "proper" ethnicity, why would you choose someone inferior? Other than to avoid seeming racist to ignorant people?
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: nickiknack on July 15, 2013, 11:45:19 am
Most of the complaining that I've come across about has been from retards who scream about "Tonto" being a whiteman's version of Native Americans, meanwhile ignoring what Tonto actually does. I need to see, I just don't have the money to do so right now.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on July 15, 2013, 03:40:27 pm
Most of the complaining that I've come across about has been from retards who scream about "Tonto" being a whiteman's version of Native Americans, meanwhile ignoring what Tonto actually does. I need to see, I just don't have the money to do so right now.

Like I said, they explain Tonto's weird behavior. It's established that Tonto is NOT how Native Americans act, and the Comanche themselves consider him to essentially be a lunatic. They explain his backstory and why he's part of the plot in the first place: basically, the dude is REALLY mentally scarred.
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Post by: nickiknack on July 16, 2013, 10:40:01 pm
The Dark Knight Rises
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Alehksunos on July 17, 2013, 12:51:48 am
A couple of hours ago:

Rise of the Guardians.

Most people rail on Dreamworks' animated features (the CG films) for being annoying, soulless and vulgar, and I to a very large degree agree with that. This film, however, represented none of the grating stereotypes of animated features coming from that company. For a great deal of the time, I had a smile on my face. Great job, Dreamworks, for another animated feature after How to Train Your Dragon that left a great number of people (and skeptics) impressed.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 19, 2013, 08:48:57 am
Shocker, last night.  Its got its hilarious, over-the-top moments (as is common in every slasher flick ever), but I actually find myself liking it, and the villain.  Oh, he's not sympathetic in the least, but he's actually pretty effective.  Plus, this is its theme, which is pretty damned cool considering it came out of the 80s (89, to be exact, same year I was born!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dgbcPl6TxI
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on July 19, 2013, 11:03:01 pm
Pacific Rim.

Ironbite-yeah...
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on July 20, 2013, 12:17:24 am
RIPD. I was already a bit worried, since it wasn't screened for critics and it got bashed in the reviews.

I can see why. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds honest to God seemed like they were ad libbing almost all of the dialogue in the film, especially the best lines. There's no way the "Coyote made love to my skull" conversation was in the script. And judging from the expressions they were making at each other, I think I was right.

Also, Ryan Reynolds literally does not change his facial expression through the entire movie. He can emote with his voice somewhat, but that's the only way to tell what his character is thinking at any given time. Dude's funny as shit, but he's a wall.
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Post by: Askold on July 20, 2013, 12:40:48 am
Pacific Rim.

Ironbite-yeah...

Two important questions:
a) Was the movie mostly about giant robots punching Kaiju as was promised by the trailer?
and
b) Was the movie at least entertaining? (Hint, saying no to a will mean that, no it won't be entertaining.)

I'm not expecting a great movie with interesting characters and a amazing plot from that, but maybe something that might be funny if you turn off your brain before the film starts.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on July 20, 2013, 09:05:07 am
Star Trek: Into Darkness

I couldn't afford to see it at the cinema, and when I found out it wasn't coming out on DVD till September I caved and just watched it online.

I thought it was quite good.

Personally, I think Scotty was a lot better in this one. I didn't like him at all in the first film, because he was just this stereotypical comic relief character with no real personality. He was more like a real person in this one though, so that was good.

I didn't think there was enough Chekov, but can you ever have enough Chekov? I don't think so.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on July 20, 2013, 10:48:34 am
Pacific Rim.

Ironbite-yeah...

Two important questions:
a) Was the movie mostly about giant robots punching Kaiju as was promised by the trailer?
and
b) Was the movie at least entertaining? (Hint, saying no to a will mean that, no it won't be entertaining.)

I'm not expecting a great movie with interesting characters and a amazing plot from that, but maybe something that might be funny if you turn off your brain before the film starts.

A: Yes.

B: FUCKING HELL YES!

Ironbite-if you want a non-depressing EVA, this is the movie for you.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sigmaleph on July 20, 2013, 01:51:22 pm
Ironbite-if you want a non-depressing EVA, this is the movie for you.

A non-depressing EVA with a plot where you can tell what's going on, no less.


I would've said "a plot that makes sense", but that's going a bit too far.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on July 20, 2013, 11:24:50 pm
Sharknado.

Go watch it.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: nickiknack on July 20, 2013, 11:44:10 pm
Sharknado.

Go watch it.

I really need to watch it, I'm a sucker for shitty made for TV Sy-fy channel movies.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on July 21, 2013, 12:13:15 am
Sharknado.

Go watch it.

I really need to watch it, I'm a sucker for shitty made for TV Sy-fy channel movies.

It has flying sharks and chainsaws.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on July 21, 2013, 07:29:51 pm
Pacific Rim.

I liked the part where the Jaegers punched the Kaiju. I also like how the first result for Jaeger is now the Pacific Rim wikia.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: nickiknack on July 21, 2013, 10:09:13 pm
Gangster Squad
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Beezlebub on July 21, 2013, 11:11:08 pm
Most recent one I've seen at the theater was Monsters University, and the most recent one I saw at home was The Great Dictator .

I'd recommend seeing them.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on July 24, 2013, 12:41:31 am
Olympus Has Fallen.

Well, it's a good thing my $3 went to the Will Rogers Institute. Because that was literally the stupidest fucking movie of 2013.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Nightangel8212 on July 24, 2013, 12:53:31 am
Last movie I watched was "Drop Dead Fred". If you haven't seen this movie... don't. It will cause your brain to rot.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: R. U. Sirius on July 24, 2013, 01:42:14 am
R.I.P.D.

I can understand why critics panned it, but I enjoyed it as a summer popcorn movie. It didn't try to be a big, artsy film or convey any deep message; it was just a crossover between MIB and Ghostbusters.
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 24, 2013, 11:04:18 am
R.I.P.D.

I can understand why critics panned it, but I enjoyed it as a summer popcorn movie. It didn't try to be a big, artsy film or convey any deep message; it was just a crossover between MIB and Ghostbusters.
BUT EVERYTHING HAS TO BE DEEP AND MEANINGFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /fuckingidiot

Seriously, any time people complain that popcorn flicks are fucking stupid, I want to hit them. With Optimus Prime. Which is fitting, because the Transformers movies are one of their targets. If you are here for plot, logic or sanity, fuck off. We're here for giant robots. It's just a show, you really should just relax.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on July 24, 2013, 01:46:28 pm
I had trouble enjoying it even as a popcorn flick. Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges worked together well, but I'm not at all exaggerating when I say that it seemed like the two of them were just ad libbing banter back and forth for half the film. I couldn't shake the feeling that so much of the legitimately good stuff was something not even in the script in the first place.

Also, RIPD does NOT have the worst CGI of 2013. That honor goes to Olympus Has Fallen. That movie is embarrassingly bad. Star Wars Episode II was better, and that is not an exaggeration in the slightest.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on July 24, 2013, 01:50:47 pm
I had trouble enjoying it even as a popcorn flick. Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges worked together well, but I'm not at all exaggerating when I say that it seemed like the two of them were just ad libbing banter back and forth for half the film. I couldn't shake the feeling that so much of the legitimately good stuff was something not even in the script in the first place.

Also, RIPD does NOT have the worst CGI of 2013. That honor goes to Olympus Has Fallen. That movie is embarrassingly bad. Star Wars Episode II was better, and that is not an exaggeration in the slightest.

That's how a lot of good comedies are made. According to MIB lore, the original script was absolute crap. The finished product is basically Tommy Lee Jones deadpan ab-libbing most of his lines while Will Smith tries to keep up.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on July 24, 2013, 01:53:28 pm
You get the biggest impression with the part where Roy is talking about how the coyote "made love to mah skull!" That whole sequence, especially Ryan Reynolds's responses to him, look like both of them were just fucking around. It reminds me of all the times when two actors will just start saying stupid and funny crap during a take (like one of them forgot their lines and just went for it) and it's not meant to do anything but end up in the blooper reel. This is like a blooper reel scene that got used as the final take.
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 24, 2013, 02:25:09 pm
I had trouble enjoying it even as a popcorn flick. Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges worked together well, but I'm not at all exaggerating when I say that it seemed like the two of them were just ad libbing banter back and forth for half the film. I couldn't shake the feeling that so much of the legitimately good stuff was something not even in the script in the first place.

Also, RIPD does NOT have the worst CGI of 2013. That honor goes to Olympus Has Fallen. That movie is embarrassingly bad. Star Wars Episode II was better, and that is not an exaggeration in the slightest.

That's how a lot of good comedies are made. According to MIB lore, the original script was absolute crap. The finished product is basically Tommy Lee Jones deadpan ab-libbing most of his lines while Will Smith tries to keep up.
Same thing with all three Iron Man films. The first one was filmed with about half a script, at best. The actors, especially RDJ, were so good at just doing it ad libbed that the sequels were designed to be ad libbed.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: nickiknack on July 24, 2013, 02:47:55 pm
I had trouble enjoying it even as a popcorn flick. Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges worked together well, but I'm not at all exaggerating when I say that it seemed like the two of them were just ad libbing banter back and forth for half the film. I couldn't shake the feeling that so much of the legitimately good stuff was something not even in the script in the first place.

Also, RIPD does NOT have the worst CGI of 2013. That honor goes to Olympus Has Fallen. That movie is embarrassingly bad. Star Wars Episode II was better, and that is not an exaggeration in the slightest.

That's how a lot of good comedies are made. According to MIB lore, the original script was absolute crap. The finished product is basically Tommy Lee Jones deadpan ab-libbing most of his lines while Will Smith tries to keep up.
Same thing with all three Iron Man films. The first one was filmed with about half a script, at best. The actors, especially RDJ, were so good at just doing it ad libbed that the sequels were designed to be ad libbed.
I think RDJ ad-libbed a few of his lines in The Avengers too. I believe the line IronMan directs at Thor, about his cape being made from his mother's old draperys was ad-libbed.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 24, 2013, 04:00:16 pm
I had trouble enjoying it even as a popcorn flick. Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges worked together well, but I'm not at all exaggerating when I say that it seemed like the two of them were just ad libbing banter back and forth for half the film. I couldn't shake the feeling that so much of the legitimately good stuff was something not even in the script in the first place.

Also, RIPD does NOT have the worst CGI of 2013. That honor goes to Olympus Has Fallen. That movie is embarrassingly bad. Star Wars Episode II was better, and that is not an exaggeration in the slightest.

That's how a lot of good comedies are made. According to MIB lore, the original script was absolute crap. The finished product is basically Tommy Lee Jones deadpan ab-libbing most of his lines while Will Smith tries to keep up.
Same thing with all three Iron Man films. The first one was filmed with about half a script, at best. The actors, especially RDJ, were so good at just doing it ad libbed that the sequels were designed to be ad libbed.
I think RDJ ad-libbed a few of his lines in The Avengers too. I believe the line IronMan directs at Thor, about his cape being made from his mother's old draperys was ad-libbed.
That would make sense. After all, I'd imagine the only person able to do Iron Man's wit as well as RDJ is Joss himself.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on July 26, 2013, 04:25:18 am
The World's End.

I thought it was excellent.  If you liked Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (of course you do) then you'll like this.
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Post by: nickiknack on July 26, 2013, 11:48:31 pm
Star Trek(2009) and Thor.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on July 27, 2013, 05:32:22 pm
Same thing with all three Iron Man films. The first one was filmed with about half a script, at best. The actors, especially RDJ, were so good at just doing it ad libbed that the sequels were designed to be ad libbed.

Iron Man has a fascinating background (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371746/trivia), actually. Beyond the ad-libbing, at various points it could've been directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Tom Cruise, which sounds like a combination so awful it could tip over into crazy awesome.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 28, 2013, 12:32:39 am
Same thing with all three Iron Man films. The first one was filmed with about half a script, at best. The actors, especially RDJ, were so good at just doing it ad libbed that the sequels were designed to be ad libbed.

Iron Man has a fascinating background (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371746/trivia), actually. Beyond the ad-libbing, at various points it could've been directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Tom Cruise, which sounds like a combination so awful it could tip over into crazy awesome.
So much about those trivia things sound so bad it's good.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 30, 2013, 01:59:06 am
I watched Despicable Me 2.

10/10, a rating I don't give often.  There wasn't a single thing I found that I could possibly dislike about the movie.  No cringe-worthy "liar revealed" scene, no needlessly drawn out moments, just pure fun from beginning to end.

The only characters I disliked were characters I was meant to dislike.
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Post by: Valerius on July 30, 2013, 02:09:41 am
I've been meaning to see that one actually. I saw the first one in theatres (I can't remember the occasion) and it was adorable and hilarious! I'm sure the second one will be as well. I miss watching these little-kid movies sometimes.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: nickiknack on July 31, 2013, 12:56:19 am
Felt like watching some Star Wars, so I decided to watch Star Wars:A New Hope.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Leafy on July 31, 2013, 11:18:18 am
The Speed Racer movie.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on August 03, 2013, 02:53:01 am
Turns out that not only does one of my old high school drama clubmates know the girl who played the daughter in Sharknado, but said girl is a local! Multiple people I know are mutual friends (or "friends" that I try not to look in the eye because they might try to stalk my Facebook and get me fired).

I don't think I'd have the heart to tell Aubrey that her acting was shit on Kristen Stewart's level.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on August 03, 2013, 07:01:12 am
The Conjuring.

I liked it, but it has a lot of cheesy overly emotional moments for a horror film.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 03, 2013, 09:57:28 am
Turns out that not only does one of my old high school drama clubmates know the girl who played the daughter in Sharknado, but said girl is a local! Multiple people I know are mutual friends (or "friends" that I try not to look in the eye because they might try to stalk my Facebook and get me fired).

I don't think I'd have the heart to tell Aubrey that her acting was shit on Kristen Stewart's level.

Based on what? Twilight? Cause she was a damn good actor in the Runaways.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on August 03, 2013, 11:23:52 am
Turns out that not only does one of my old high school drama clubmates know the girl who played the daughter in Sharknado, but said girl is a local! Multiple people I know are mutual friends (or "friends" that I try not to look in the eye because they might try to stalk my Facebook and get me fired).

I don't think I'd have the heart to tell Aubrey that her acting was shit on Kristen Stewart's level.

Based on what? Twilight? Cause she was a damn good actor in the Runaways.

Based on every Twilight film, Snow White, her minor appearance in Jumper, and most of Welcome to the Rileys. Which is quite simply everything I've seen her in. With nary an improvement in sight.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 03, 2013, 11:30:04 am
I just know that the role in Twilight was actually spot on for the character.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on August 03, 2013, 12:25:35 pm
The Avengers.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: PosthumanHeresy on August 03, 2013, 02:34:04 pm
Amber Alert, a film that I found on Netflix. It's amazing, and one of the more realistic films out there. That said, I wanted to castrate the male lead for most of the film.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: nickiknack on August 03, 2013, 02:51:30 pm
The Avengers.

Have you been quoting it ever since? I can't watch the movie without quoting it for at least a day or two...Damn you Joss Whedon and your sass.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on August 03, 2013, 04:28:45 pm
Yes and I'm been annoying my coworkers with them.

Ironbite-and yet I don't care.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: nickiknack on August 03, 2013, 05:00:42 pm
Just tell them "I DO WHAT I WANT"

Also I've watched The Deep Blue Sea(2011)
Not usually a fan of Romantic Dramas, but I'm a sucker for Hiddles so...
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Post by: Shane for Wax on August 03, 2013, 05:20:07 pm
Puny god.
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Post by: nickiknack on August 03, 2013, 05:31:02 pm
Ooo, I love this game...

There's one more guy you pissed off...His name's Phil
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Post by: ironbite on August 03, 2013, 05:44:12 pm
No hard feelings Point Break, you've got a mean swing.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on August 03, 2013, 06:49:33 pm
Cool your boots, sir. That's not how the Mandarin works.


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Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: wrightway on August 03, 2013, 06:52:21 pm
Red State

Holy fuck, Kevin Smith, your head is terrifying.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on August 03, 2013, 08:21:02 pm
12% of a moment. Wrong movie too but I love that line.
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Post by: nickiknack on August 04, 2013, 09:47:37 pm
Cabin In The Woods I'll like to know what Joss Whedon was smoking when he helped in writing it , it must've be some good shit.
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Post by: Beezlebub on August 04, 2013, 10:24:20 pm
I watched Little Miss Sunshine, Brave, Kung Fu Panda, and Kung Fu Panda 2 this weekend.

my brother has a lot of DVDs.
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Post by: Meshakhad on August 09, 2013, 03:49:58 am
Cabin In The Woods I'll like to know what Joss Whedon was smoking when he helped in writing it , it must've be some good shit.

If my sources are accurate, it was the rolled up pages of the Necronomicon.

Also, I just saw Pacific Rim. Plenty of flaws, but I didn't come for an intricate plot. I came to see giant robots beat the everloving snot out of giant monsters, and that's what I got.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on August 09, 2013, 03:51:28 am
Saw Ghostbusters in an actual movie theater.

I haven't seen it since I was too young to remember it, but now I can basically quote it on command. Or do an impression of Vinz Clortho.
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Post by: Søren on August 10, 2013, 06:40:37 am
The conjuring

It was like an awesome baby between amityville horror, exorcist and paranormal activity
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Post by: nickiknack on August 11, 2013, 11:33:37 pm
The Hunger Games Not bad, not bad at all.
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Post by: Søren on August 12, 2013, 07:28:26 am
Jugface. Very strange film, quite enjoyable, but it needed more subplot
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Post by: Jodie on August 12, 2013, 10:20:29 am
The Life of Pi.

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Post by: Askold on August 12, 2013, 12:55:45 pm
There was a Jim Henson marathon at a friends house. Dark Crystal was a pretty good movie and David Bowie was a suprisingly good Goblin king in the Labyrinth.

But the highlight of the night really was my 2 year old daughter dancing to the songs of Labyrinth.
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Post by: Valerius on August 12, 2013, 12:57:44 pm
But the highlight of the night really was my 2 year old daughter dancing to the songs of Labyrinth.

That's adorable
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on August 12, 2013, 03:03:08 pm
But the highlight of the night really was my 2 year old daughter dancing to the songs of Labyrinth.

That's adorable
Agreed. To be fair, everything with Bowie is epic.
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Post by: nickiknack on August 16, 2013, 07:37:15 pm
Repo! The Genetic Opera bizarre in a good way
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on August 16, 2013, 07:53:23 pm
If live video albums count, Völkerball. If not, both parts of The Dark Knight Returns.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on August 16, 2013, 07:58:19 pm
Repo! The Genetic Opera bizarre in a good way

As you might imagine from my avatar, I'm a fan of it. Also a general fan of Darren Lynn Bousman's work.
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Post by: Vypernight on August 17, 2013, 04:20:54 am
Planes in 3D.  I liked the movie, but there weren't enough flying scenes to make the 3D worth it. 
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Post by: Lt. Fred on August 17, 2013, 05:31:51 am
Elysium: not as good as District Nine, but still quite good.
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Post by: Zygarde on August 17, 2013, 08:32:13 pm
Went to see two movies today The Butler and The Wolverene my thoughts on bolth of them.

The Butler-I have not cried at a movie since I went to go see Toy Story 3 in theaters.

The Wolverine-I liked it, but I kind of hated the romance in it.
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Post by: SimSim on August 18, 2013, 03:28:06 pm
Psycho Beach Party. Satire of the 50s, and 60s surfer/beach party movies. It was super campy and fun, thanks for the recommendation chad.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on August 18, 2013, 05:23:54 pm
Batman: Under the Red Hood

Ironbite-Jensen Ackles can you please voice more of Batman's sidekicks?
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on August 18, 2013, 05:27:37 pm
Batman: Under the Red Hood

Ironbite-Jensen Ackles can you please voice more of Batman's sidekicks?
Yes, Batgirl voiced by Jensen would be interesting ~evil laugh~
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Post by: ironbite on August 18, 2013, 05:30:21 pm
Yes...yes it would.
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on August 18, 2013, 05:31:57 pm
Yes...yes it would.
Imagine if all of them were voiced by Jensen Ackles. Nightwing, Red Hood, Robin, Oracle and Batgirl. Mindfuck.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on August 18, 2013, 05:33:03 pm
Now to clarify; you're counting Batgirl and Oracle as two separate people right?  Barbara and Stephine right?

Ironbite-if you are DC will be by to break your kneecaps because according to them, Stephine doesn't exist.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: PosthumanHeresy on August 18, 2013, 05:40:34 pm
Now to clarify; you're counting Batgirl and Oracle as two separate people right?  Barbara and Stephine right?

Ironbite-if you are DC will be by to break your kneecaps because according to them, Stephine doesn't exist.
Actually, I was counting Barbara and Cassandra Cain. However, if we want to be really brilliant, we count Robin as Tim Drake. Dick Grayson is of course Nightwing. We've got Barbara as Oracle of course, Cassandra Cain as Batgirl, Stephanie as Spoiler, and of course Alfred is himself. All voiced by Jensen.
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Post by: nickiknack on August 18, 2013, 10:31:16 pm
The Avengers, now excuse me while I quote it.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on August 19, 2013, 12:45:31 pm
The Adjustment Bureau. Decent concept wasted on yet another "love beats all" story.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on August 20, 2013, 03:27:57 am
Cabin in the Woods.

If you're a fan of comedy, horror, or both, watch it. It's a really great movie with legitimate horror and comedy elements, and it's a very unique take on the horror genre as a whole.
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on August 20, 2013, 05:10:00 am
Cabin in the Woods.

If you're a fan of comedy, horror, or both, watch it. It's a really great movie with legitimate horror and comedy elements, and it's a very unique take on the horror genre as a whole.
I love Cabin in the Woods. With the writing team it had, it couldn't turn out bad. Also, it's the Evil Dead cabin, so extra fanboyism.
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Post by: Beezlebub on August 20, 2013, 11:16:47 am
The Wolverine

Meh....
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Post by: nickiknack on August 20, 2013, 01:46:03 pm
Cabin in the Woods.

If you're a fan of comedy, horror, or both, watch it. It's a really great movie with legitimate horror and comedy elements, and it's a very unique take on the horror genre as a whole.
I love Cabin in the Woods. With the writing team it had, it couldn't turn out bad. Also, it's the Evil Dead cabin, so extra fanboyism.

I saw Cabin in the Woods not too long ago, it was pretty good in a WTF way, and I've never been a big fan of current horror movies. It's a great satirical take on current horror movies, and with Wheldon on the team you can never go wrong.
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Post by: ironbite on August 20, 2013, 04:17:34 pm
Well you can if you get too attached to certain characters.
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Post by: nickiknack on August 20, 2013, 08:31:31 pm
War Horse
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Post by: chitoryu12 on August 21, 2013, 12:23:07 am
An American Werewolf in London (since that just so happens to be where I'm stationed at Halloween Horror Nights this year).

I'm divided on it. It's definitely a good comedy and we all know that the special effects are brilliant, some of which have yet to be beaten by modern CGI. And the scene in the Tube is brilliantly directed. But it varies between comedy and horror too much and too often to really be truly horrific, and unlike Cabin in the Woods it's not meant to be a deconstruction of the genre. I also had a bit of a problem with how the film so often used a sudden closeup of the werewolf roaring into the camera as a transition into the attack. I disapprove of jump scares in general, but it seems like it was literally the same shot inserted into the film repeatedly in lieu of a unique death.
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Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on August 21, 2013, 07:29:04 pm
Saw Elysium today. It was good, but not great.
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Post by: SimSim on August 21, 2013, 08:07:36 pm
Galaxy of Terror, a Roger Corman space film. I was expecting a standard Roger Corman film which is silly and doesn't take it's self seriously, like Death Race 2000 or Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader. Instead I got a mediocre scifi movie.
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Post by: Igor on August 21, 2013, 08:12:31 pm
The Birds (1963)
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on August 22, 2013, 03:27:26 am
Saw "Elysium" on Monday. I enjoyed it, though it was a bit anvilicious and heavy on the Christian symbolism. On the other hand, considering that
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Not as good as "District 9", but then, everyone knew that was going to be a tough act to follow.
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Post by: lord gibbon on August 22, 2013, 03:36:28 am
Sword of the Stranger, an animated movie from Japan. After seeing it, I have just one question. Why on earth is it not more popular? I can safely say it's one of the best movies I've ever seen, and can only surmise that because it's animated, people dismiss it out of hand.
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Post by: ironbite on August 22, 2013, 09:58:42 am
Captain America the First Avenger.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on August 23, 2013, 05:12:09 pm
Saw "Elysium" on Monday. I enjoyed it, though it was a bit anvilicious and heavy on the Christian symbolism. On the other hand, considering that
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Not as good as "District 9", but then, everyone knew that was going to be a tough act to follow.

Yeah, I liked it, too.

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Post by: Søren on September 01, 2013, 12:02:12 am
Equilibrium. Goddayum that was a cool movie
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on September 01, 2013, 04:57:31 am
Both Boondock Saints movies. Dammit, make #3 already!
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Post by: Iczerfour on September 03, 2013, 03:58:32 am
MLP: Equestria Girls
Lilo & Stitch
Wreak it Ralph
Watching MST3K: Overdrawn at the memory bank at this moment
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Post by: Katsuro on September 03, 2013, 04:15:23 am
Equilibrium. Goddayum that was a cool movie

I enjoy Equilibrium but what always bothers me is how
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on September 03, 2013, 06:34:45 am
Equilibrium. Goddayum that was a cool movie

I enjoy Equilibrium but what always bothers me is how
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Perhaps he has an allergy to the drugs, but still feels they're for the best.
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Post by: Askold on September 03, 2013, 06:45:47 am
Equilibrium. Goddayum that was a cool movie

I enjoy Equilibrium but what always bothers me is how
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I think the director discussed this a bit.

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Post by: Katsuro on September 03, 2013, 07:42:07 am
Equilibrium. Goddayum that was a cool movie

I enjoy Equilibrium but what always bothers me is how
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I think the director discussed this a bit.

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Post by: nickiknack on September 07, 2013, 01:00:13 pm
Watched both Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed and Thor recently.
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Post by: Dakota Bob on September 07, 2013, 05:57:33 pm
Re-watched "Demolition Man", one of my favorite action films.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on September 08, 2013, 12:42:57 pm
Elysium, for which I'll go with the good-not-great consensus. The problem is that the whole thing is just underdeveloped -
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 08, 2013, 12:47:27 pm
The first Deathly Hallows for the first time. Which means I finally saw Dobby die outside of gifs but was spared of Fred's death. But it also means I now need to find part 2 so I can cry my heart out over Freddy.
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Post by: ironbite on September 08, 2013, 07:34:25 pm
Iron Man 2.  It's not the best of the Iron Men movies but damn if it's not good character development for Tony.

Ironbite-now for Iron Man 3 to come out on DVD so I can complete the Iron Men collection.
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Post by: Katsuro on September 09, 2013, 06:32:20 am
Iron Man 2.  It's not the best of the Iron Men movies but damn if it's not good character development for Tony.

Yeah but only because they basically reset his character for the sequel.

That being said, it is fucking Iron man starring fucking Robert Downey, so it's still awesome.  I once read someone on the web describe it thus, "It's like getting a blow job from someone who isn't very good at giving blow jobs.  It's not the best blowjob in the world but it's still a blowjob dammit."  I couldn't have put it better and more crassly myself.
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on September 09, 2013, 06:49:31 am
Iron Man 2.  It's not the best of the Iron Men movies but damn if it's not good character development for Tony.

Yeah but only because they basically reset his character for the sequel.

That being said, it is fucking Iron man starring fucking Robert Downey, so it's still awesome.  I once read someone on the web describe it thus, "It's like getting a blow job from someone who isn't very good at giving blow jobs.  It's not the best blowjob in the world but it's still a blowjob dammit."  I couldn't have put it better and more crassly myself.
I don't think they did. A lot of who he is in Iron Man 3 is due to PTSD over The Avengers.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on September 09, 2013, 08:50:32 am
I think he was talking about Iron Man 2. Either way, I don't agree: Tony's character development in Iron Man was based around his attempts to make up for his prior business selling weapons after finding them being used to commit evil. Iron Man 2 was about his ego making him try to maintain exclusive control over the Iron Man suit and his continued self-destructive behavior. Nothing got reset; it was just different aspects of his personality being explored in each movie. He certainly didn't magically become a nice, helpful guy at the end of the first one.
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on September 09, 2013, 03:03:34 pm
I think he was talking about Iron Man 2. Either way, I don't agree: Tony's character development in Iron Man was based around his attempts to make up for his prior business selling weapons after finding them being used to commit evil. Iron Man 2 was about his ego making him try to maintain exclusive control over the Iron Man suit and his continued self-destructive behavior. Nothing got reset; it was just different aspects of his personality being explored in each movie. He certainly didn't magically become a nice, helpful guy at the end of the first one.
Ahh, okay, and I completely agree. In fact, I think it's a logical continuation. Tony decides to no longer sell weapons. That means to anyone, the world police America included.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 09, 2013, 05:33:40 pm
I am not going to get into a full Tony Stark psyche talk. I'm not.

With that said, Iron Man 2 is a movie I'd actually put last in best to worst for the movies. Which puts it completely out of order.

Though I am amused by the fact that Iron Man 3 is set after the Avengers which adds more experiences to feed into Tony's PTSD. And considering the fact that I have watched various Tony Starks rping on tumblr, I'm not sure they grasp the whole Tony Stark picture. Even if their Tony is set in Iron Man 2 or even Avengers there is going to be that PTSD that doesn't go away under the persona of genius billionaire playboy philanthropist. In Iron Man 3 we even see he has virtually zero control over his PTSD like some people would if they had decided to see a Goddamn shrink starting after the Middle East funvee yukyuk. And it's not like he can't afford it or he wouldn't be able to hide his visits. He's fucking Tony Stark.

...Forget what I said about not talking about the psyche of Tony Stark. Totally fucked that up. Continue.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on September 09, 2013, 11:30:27 pm
The ABCs of Death, which is a collection of 26 short films by different directors, each of whom were assigned a letter of the alphabet, asked to come up with a word starting with that letter that related to death, and then make a movie based on their word. It sounded like a neat concept, but the majority of the shorts were either juvenile, pretentious, offensive, boring or just plain stupid.
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Post by: SimSim on September 10, 2013, 06:00:16 pm
The ABCs of Death, which is a collection of 26 short films by different directors, each of whom were assigned a letter of the alphabet, asked to come up with a word starting with that letter that related to death, and then make a movie based on their word. It sounded like a neat concept, but the majority of the shorts were either juvenile, pretentious, offensive, boring or just plain stupid.
Damn. I had put that in my Netflix queue because the premise sounded interesting. A shame that most of the shorts aren't good. I'll still check it out, just with less enthusiasm.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on September 10, 2013, 07:36:49 pm
^^ A few of the shorts were quite good. You just have to sit through a lot of mediocrity and fucked up stuff in order to find them.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 11, 2013, 11:00:37 pm
Star Trek Into Darkness.

I couldn't get over my hangups with the casting of Khan but besides that it wasn't a badly spent couple of hours.
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Post by: Katsuro on September 12, 2013, 06:02:12 am
Star Trek Into Darkness.

I couldn't get over my hangups with the casting of Khan but besides that it wasn't a badly spent couple of hours.

Cucumberbatch (that's his name, right?) is a damn fine choice for a villain...

...just not Kahn.

Although I think he did suprisingly well considering how miscast he was.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 12, 2013, 08:10:31 am
I'm not sure my dad understood that even if the original Khan was played by a hispanic pretending to be Indian, it was still better than a white boy pretending to be Indian.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on September 12, 2013, 04:06:53 pm
I'm not sure my dad understood that even if the original Khan was played by a hispanic pretending to be Indian, it was still better than a white boy pretending to be Indian.

There's still a lot of argument about it, but it's not clear if this Khan is 100% meant to be identical to the original Khan in every sense.
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Post by: Katsuro on September 12, 2013, 04:20:05 pm
I'm not sure my dad understood that even if the original Khan was played by a hispanic pretending to be Indian, it was still better than a white boy pretending to be Indian.

There's still a lot of argument about it, but it's not clear if this Khan is 100% meant to be identical to the original Khan in every sense.

Well the first movie established that basically everything is different now (New Spock pretty much says that himself) so I guess anything goes.
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Post by: SimSim on September 12, 2013, 04:44:00 pm
Halfway through the ABCs of Death, got up to L. F was just plain horrible. C and D were interesting. H was sheer what the fuck?! And L managed to kill my L. I think the biggest problem with the movie is that it's hard to do meaningful storytelling in only 5-6 minutes. So most of the directors resorted to shock value.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on September 12, 2013, 05:31:37 pm
I'm not sure my dad understood that even if the original Khan was played by a hispanic pretending to be Indian, it was still better than a white boy pretending to be Indian.

There's still a lot of argument about it, but it's not clear if this Khan is 100% meant to be identical to the original Khan in every sense.

Well the first movie established that basically everything is different now (New Spock pretty much says that himself) so I guess anything goes.

Also, in case this Khan really IS meant to be Indian and there's no "future plastic surgery" explanation for him being white, there are natural-born whites in India, and it's quite conceivable that someone with one Anglo-Indian parent and one white parent would simply look Caucasian. A British accent from an Indian white is downright expected, considering the history of British colonialism that led to this in the first place.

In a sense, Benedict Cumberbatch is MORE believable as a native Indian than a Mexican.
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Post by: Katsuro on September 12, 2013, 05:44:54 pm
I'm not sure my dad understood that even if the original Khan was played by a hispanic pretending to be Indian, it was still better than a white boy pretending to be Indian.

There's still a lot of argument about it, but it's not clear if this Khan is 100% meant to be identical to the original Khan in every sense.

Well the first movie established that basically everything is different now (New Spock pretty much says that himself) so I guess anything goes.

Also, in case this Khan really IS meant to be Indian and there's no "future plastic surgery" explanation for him being white, there are natural-born whites in India, and it's quite conceivable that someone with one Anglo-Indian parent and one white parent would simply look Caucasian. A British accent from an Indian white is downright expected, considering the history of British colonialism that led to this in the first place.

In a sense, Benedict Cumberbatch is MORE believable as a native Indian than a Mexican.

Huh, you have quite a good point there actually.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on September 12, 2013, 10:25:21 pm
Either way, complaints about race washing are unfounded: they decided later on that they should make Harrison into Khan (after realizing how similar everything was to Star Trek 2 and that the "legitimate alternate universe instead of a reboot" angle introduced in the first film with Spock Prime would let them take advantage of that), and you can't exactly get rid of Benedict Cumberbatch once you have him.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 13, 2013, 08:59:20 am
Which just makes it weaker anyways. Khan was a modified super man. But there's nothing that says he could have been the only one who was to fight the parallel world Enterprise crew.

Still, I have my problems and most people have agreed with me about it. I only got annoyed with my dad because he constantly ignored my opinion and put it down as being too irrational.
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Post by: Katsuro on September 13, 2013, 10:00:34 am
Still, I have my problems...

Well, one for me is Cumberbatch's general physique.  Despite having put on weight for the role he's a bit skinny for a superhumanly strong man.  I know he doesn't have to be built like a 28 year old Arnie, as his strength is from gentic engineering not working out, but he should still NOT look like a mild breeze could knock him over.

Yeah, Kahn has superior intellect too, and Cumberbatch is good at being psychologically intimidating more than physically intimidating (like he's going to fuck you up by outthinking you, not by out punching you and he makes sure you know that without just outright saying it) but i still say he's too thin.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on September 13, 2013, 12:11:58 pm
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Well, one for me is Cumberbatch's general physique.  Despite having put on weight for the role he's a bit skinny for a superhumanly strong man.  I know he doesn't have to be built like a 28 year old Arnie, as his strength is from gentic engineering not working out, but he should still NOT look like a mild breeze could knock him over.

This (http://img.trekmovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/cumberbuff.jpg) is how he looked after the end of filming.

"Mild breeze" my ass.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 13, 2013, 01:30:10 pm
Too bad he didn't look like that in the actual movie.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on September 14, 2013, 12:48:40 am
Halfway through the ABCs of Death, got up to L. F was just plain horrible. C and D were interesting. H was sheer what the fuck?! And L managed to kill my L. I think the biggest problem with the movie is that it's hard to do meaningful storytelling in only 5-6 minutes. So most of the directors resorted to shock value.

F was definitely one of the worst, and I found L utterly repulsive with zero value whatsoever.

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My favourites were D, N, S and U, and there were a few others I didn't mind (C, G, M, X, etc.) I mostly liked P, but I thought one scene was unnecessary and took away from the message of the short.

Along with F and L, the ones I really hated were O (pretentious BS), J (stupid), W (so fucking stupid), and Z (mix of repulsive, stupid and pretentious).

Everything else ranged from mediocre to crappy.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on September 14, 2013, 01:48:33 am
Too bad he didn't look like that in the actual movie.

This is right after filming concluded, so he DID look like that. He was just wearing a tight shirt the whole time.

Even I end up looking skinnier than usual in tight clothing than I do shirtless.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 14, 2013, 02:02:23 am
Muscles don't play hide and seek.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on September 14, 2013, 02:05:12 am
Muscles don't play hide and seek.

You would be surprised. Again, I've worn clothing like that. It has to be extraordinarily tight and you need extraordinary definition (like, washboard stiffness) for it to really be visible except as a very general shape.

Hell, the dude went up something like 2 suit sizes from his Sherlock appearance from his workouts.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 14, 2013, 02:06:23 am
So have I?

Either way, I still have my problems with him. And it wasn't even that to begin with.
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Post by: SimSim on September 15, 2013, 07:01:42 pm
Halfway through the ABCs of Death, got up to L. F was just plain horrible. C and D were interesting. H was sheer what the fuck?! And L managed to kill my L. I think the biggest problem with the movie is that it's hard to do meaningful storytelling in only 5-6 minutes. So most of the directors resorted to shock value.

F was definitely one of the worst, and I found L utterly repulsive with zero value whatsoever.

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My favourites were D, N, S and U, and there were a few others I didn't mind (C, G, M, X, etc.) I mostly liked P, but I thought one scene was unnecessary and took away from the message of the short.

Along with F and L, the ones I really hated were O (pretentious BS), J (stupid), W (so fucking stupid), and Z (mix of repulsive, stupid and pretentious).

Everything else ranged from mediocre to crappy.
D, N, and S were definitely the best. U wasn't bad, but I don't think it was as good as D, N, or S. I forget what P was, even though I just finished the second half of the movie. X grossed me out to no end, don't handle gore too well. W sure did live up to what it stood for. Z seemed to be an excuse to get people naked and make references to a far better movie.
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Post by: Alehksunos on September 15, 2013, 09:19:52 pm
Vampire's Kiss.

What the fuck did I just watch...
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Post by: Søren on September 16, 2013, 12:19:31 am
Worlds end.

It kinda sucks
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Post by: Ghoti on September 16, 2013, 10:06:33 pm
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. It's a BRAND NEW DAY, and the SUN IS HIGH, all the BIRDS ARE SINGING CAUSE YOU'RE GONNA DIE
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Post by: Thejebusfire on September 16, 2013, 11:08:54 pm
The Producers.

Funny shit.
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Post by: Ghoti on September 16, 2013, 11:55:56 pm
The Producers.

Funny shit.
"I'm in pain, I'm wet... AND I'M STILL HYSTERICAL!"
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 17, 2013, 12:27:06 am
I saw the play on broadway.
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Post by: chad sexington on September 17, 2013, 02:18:09 am
I saw Behind the Candelabra (the Liberace biopic) on Sunday.  Quite enjoyable, apart from the medical and hot-sweaty-man-love scenes.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on September 17, 2013, 09:47:54 am
American Psycho. Been meaning to watch it for a while, now I wanna get the book.
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Post by: Igor on September 18, 2013, 01:25:26 am
I *was* watching Gone With the Wind until it killed my TV. Okay, yeah, I'm pretty sure the TV would have broken anyway, but I'm going to blame the movie!

...it was just getting interesting, too.
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Post by: SimSim on September 22, 2013, 07:13:43 pm
The Innkeepers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1594562/?ref_=sr_1). A rather cliche but enjoyable movie about a haunted hotel. The acting is good and the interplay between the characters and the atmosphere are what really drives the movie.
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Post by: Bender_Rodríguez on September 22, 2013, 11:05:37 pm
American Psycho. Been meaning to watch it for a while, now I wanna get the book.

The book is pretty good and there is quite a difference between the book and the movie.  My only real gripe with the book was the descriptions of what he was wearing got really tedious since I had no idea what any of the brands looked like.
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Post by: Bender_Rodríguez on September 22, 2013, 11:09:50 pm
I hated myself for doing it, but I watched World War Z and all in all, not bad.  I actually ended up enjoying it.  It was fairly interesting and different enough from most of the other zombie movies out there to be worth watching. 
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Post by: Sour Grapes on September 23, 2013, 02:09:47 am
Wreck-It Ralph.  Calhoon is awesome.  And underutilized.
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Post by: chad sexington on September 23, 2013, 02:27:42 am
Today I saw that awful awful Yogi Bear movie.  Why, you ask?  Why indeed...  :(

At least that turtle was cute though... Oh god it's infected my brain...
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Post by: chitoryu12 on September 23, 2013, 03:27:04 am
American Psycho. Been meaning to watch it for a while, now I wanna get the book.

The book is pretty good and there is quite a difference between the book and the movie.  My only real gripe with the book was the descriptions of what he was wearing got really tedious since I had no idea what any of the brands looked like.

That was kinda the point: to someone uneducated in fashion of the times, it would seem like generic "wealthy yuppie clothing". In reality, he intentionally chose horribly garish and ugly combinations. Same with the food, where he chose intentionally disgusting combinations that satirized popular upper class food, like the real life lobster with vanilla sauce.
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Post by: Alehksunos on September 23, 2013, 08:49:49 pm
Today I saw that awful awful Yogi Bear movie.  Why, you ask?  Why indeed...  :(

At least that turtle was cute though... Oh god it's infected my brain...

I think it's because sometimes we just want to watch a movie that is so overwhelmingly awful that we hate ourselves afterward.

Much like how one time when it was on TV, I just... stuck around for a couple of minutes of Grown-Ups (the first), possibly, if only because I just wanted to see how awful that movie. And yes, from just a couple of minutes it is indeed an awful movie. Like almost every film starring Adam Sandler or Rob Schneider or whatever washed-up comedy actor out there.

And to have seen Adam Sandler in a 'Troll Face' + "U MAD?" tee, the very fact that that's even a thing...
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Post by: chad sexington on September 24, 2013, 05:06:41 am
Actually I didn't have any choice.  This was in class, and we've finished all our work and just treading water until finally finishing up on Friday (alliteration ahoy!)
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Post by: Søren on September 25, 2013, 05:33:34 am
Sharknado. It was a thing of beauty.

Now watching 12 monkeys
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 25, 2013, 11:06:48 am
It amuses me how the beginning of Iron Man 3 has a voiceover similar to Emperor's New Groove. Makes sense, I suppose. ;P
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Post by: nickiknack on September 26, 2013, 10:43:08 pm
Midnight In Paris Don't know if anyone else has seen it, but I seriously wanted to do bodily damage to the fiancee and her parents.
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Post by: Igor on September 27, 2013, 01:43:50 pm
Most recently I watched Jesus Christ Superstar (the 2012 live version, technically not a "movie" but it was on dvd, so it counts, dammit!) and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect out of JCS, as I actually hadn't seen it before, but I have seen Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, so I knew it was going to be a bit weird, and not straightforwardly religious, which it wasn't (thank the gods for that :P). I really liked how it managed to portray how selfish Jesus' followers actually were (and by extension how selfish a lot - though not all - of modern religious people are), with many of the crowd songs being about essentially "Hey Jesus, what can YOU do for ME?" while never doing anything for him. ("Hey JC, JC, won't you die for me?~") Also dammit Andrew Lloyd Webber, that's stuck in my head again >:|

As for 2001, I have no idea what I've just seen, but I loved every second of it. Just looking at the effects alone... it's hard to believe it was made in the '60s. And... yeah, I once read a quote from the creators saying something like "if you understood everything about 2001, we have failed. We wanted to raise more questions than we answered." If that was their goal, they definitely succeeded, and again, I love it.
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Post by: Alehksunos on October 04, 2013, 03:42:19 am
Snežnaya Koroleva (The Snow Queen)

A film by the Soviet animation studio Soyuzmultfilm.

A very pretty movie, which I've unfortunately seen through a sad dub which made it look like a generic family feature.

If Frozen skips and distorts so much of what made this true to the story, I'll come back to this thread explaining why it sucks.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on October 09, 2013, 08:41:39 pm
The Evil Dead. The original, not the remake.

If you go into it knowing that it's basically a bunch of amateur film students trying to make a horror movie without really knowing what they're doing, everything just kinda clicks into place.
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Post by: Iczerfour on October 09, 2013, 08:46:56 pm
my neighbor Totoro.
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Post by: SimSim on October 11, 2013, 08:53:40 pm
Donner Pass (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1626139/?ref_=nv_sr_2). A silly slasher about high school kids who go to spend a cabin near where the Donners ate each other.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on October 11, 2013, 10:43:53 pm
Mama. I liked it, even if the ending could have been better.

Halfway through the ABCs of Death, got up to L. F was just plain horrible. C and D were interesting. H was sheer what the fuck?! And L managed to kill my L. I think the biggest problem with the movie is that it's hard to do meaningful storytelling in only 5-6 minutes. So most of the directors resorted to shock value.

F was definitely one of the worst, and I found L utterly repulsive with zero value whatsoever.

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My favourites were D, N, S and U, and there were a few others I didn't mind (C, G, M, X, etc.) I mostly liked P, but I thought one scene was unnecessary and took away from the message of the short.

Along with F and L, the ones I really hated were O (pretentious BS), J (stupid), W (so fucking stupid), and Z (mix of repulsive, stupid and pretentious).

Everything else ranged from mediocre to crappy.
D, N, and S were definitely the best. U wasn't bad, but I don't think it was as good as D, N, or S. I forget what P was, even though I just finished the second half of the movie. X grossed me out to no end, don't handle gore too well. W sure did live up to what it stood for. Z seemed to be an excuse to get people naked and make references to a far better movie.

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Post by: SimSim on October 15, 2013, 07:57:07 pm
Apollo 18. A found footage style movie about how there was another trip to the moon after Apollo 17. There's just one problem with the setup.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on October 15, 2013, 09:15:56 pm
The aliens sent them back. They're nice like that.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 15, 2013, 09:17:32 pm
Watched The Tower last night.  Not bad, Korea.  Not bad at all.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on October 15, 2013, 09:55:05 pm
The Purge. Not bad, but not as good as I'd hoped.

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Post by: chitoryu12 on October 16, 2013, 12:56:24 am
The aliens sent them back. They're nice like that.

They just had their biggest guy chuck it really hard toward Earth.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on October 16, 2013, 01:23:06 am
Is it cheating if I said I saw Pacific Rim again? But on Blu-Ray in the comfort of my own home?

Cause I did. My disks are stored in Gipsy Danger's butt because I got the limited edition.
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Post by: nickiknack on October 16, 2013, 05:41:44 pm
How to Train Your Dragon
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Post by: Lt. Fred on October 18, 2013, 04:50:01 pm
The Wind that Shakes the Barley. I'm in shock.
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Post by: lord gibbon on October 18, 2013, 11:16:52 pm
Wow, I remember watching that. It's still the saddest movie I've ever seen.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on October 27, 2013, 09:38:39 pm
Wow, I remember watching that. It's still the saddest movie I've ever seen.

Isn't it beautiful though? I think it's actually my favourite film, maybe tied with Lives of Others. I saw both of them very recently and they blew my mind. The end, though, is just perfect agony. Acting like a god.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on November 04, 2013, 02:54:19 am
Pacific Rim.

Very enjoyable film. Not because it's high art, but because it's a movie that knew exactly what it wanted to do (be a giant monsters vs. giant robots movie) and achieved their goal 100%. It helps that it actually has decent characterization and acting, which has launched far too many ships on tumblr in such a short time span.
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Post by: Ghoti on November 04, 2013, 04:27:39 pm
Carrie (the 1970-something version, not the inevitable unnecessary remake).

O_O
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Post by: Zygarde on November 06, 2013, 06:51:55 pm
12 Years A Slave, I was unable to finish watching the movie since the sight of a grown man being whipped, beaten and nearly hung to death is apparently able to make me physically ill. (Combine this with the fact that such a scene like that was my races reality up until a hundred years ago does not help)
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on November 09, 2013, 03:12:28 pm
Thor: The Dark World.

Hopefully non-spoilery points:

- It turns out that the least ambitious Thor storyline you can tell is the origin story, which is a very good thing. I liked Kenneth Branagh's efforts, but there was something weirdly small about the first film that this one blows wide open.
- The not-cameo was both shameless cross-promotion and also brilliant.
- The budget for this film is $20m higher than the last one. Apparently, two years of computer upgrades and that much extra money buys you a shittonne more CGI, because Asgard looks fantastic in this.
- The premise of the film switches up the final battle. Great as The Avengers and Iron Man 3 climaxes are, it's good to see variations on them, rather than just an attempt to elevate things.
- I was told that Idris Elba (Heimdall) would have a bigger part in this film. Maybe he did, by a few seconds of screentime, but certainly not more. And now I'm picturing DCI Luther in Asgard, an idea which cannot go wrong.
- The trailer is basically a pack of lies (often in a good way - Odin's monologue is better in the film) except, ironically, regarding Loki, whose presence is at best a little over-emphasised but is otherwise fairly accurate.
- I'd call it as better than the first, overall.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on November 09, 2013, 07:33:28 pm
Two points:

Anyone who thinks of Idris Elba and not immediately of Stringer Bell is uncultured. That is his pinnacle role. (The weird red-eye effect, by the way, made me think Stringer was finally trying some of his own product).
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on November 10, 2013, 06:52:37 am
I just can't see the same potential for Stringer Bell in the Marvel Universe.

"Tell me where MJ is or you're gonna fall, 'Arry!"
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Post by: Art Vandelay on November 10, 2013, 07:54:31 am
Just watched The Matrix. This probably makes me a colossal moron, but this is the first time I realised that it was filmed in Sydney. Granted, I haven't seen it since I was 13 or so, and I was a really thick kid, but all the same...

In any case, it's quite a fun action movie. Don't think too hard about it and just enjoy the ride. It's good to sometimes watch a dumb move like that.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on November 10, 2013, 09:34:29 am
I had a movie day and ended up watching:

Pacific Rim, X-Men First Class, The Avengers, and ending with the Breakfast Club. Weird, I know.

All of the movies were still pretty fab.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on November 22, 2013, 12:47:26 am
Catching Fire. Loved it, and not just for Jena Malone.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on November 22, 2013, 10:18:42 pm
Life of Pi. Good movie.
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Post by: Carnotaurus on November 23, 2013, 01:04:41 am
The World's End. Had no idea what it was about before hand, got some good laughs, and I really was not expecting the odd direction it took at the halfway point. Hot Fuzz is still my favorite in the trilogy, but this definitely comes in #2.
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Post by: Iczerfour on November 23, 2013, 04:17:07 pm
doctor who 50th anniversary special on BBC in HD.. 
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on December 18, 2013, 07:51:43 pm
Just finally got around to watching Rise of the Guardians.

It was... so... awesome! :D
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Post by: Ghoti on December 18, 2013, 07:56:31 pm
Gravity. I don't wanna be an astronaut anymore.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on December 18, 2013, 08:30:12 pm
We duo'ed movies a couple days ago.  Red 2 and 2 Guns.  Can't complain about either of them, they're both just FUN.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on December 18, 2013, 09:53:35 pm
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

I might have to burn my True Tolkien Fan card for it, but I actually like what Peter Jackson has added to the source material.  Tauriel was fun. Radagast is always great. Legolas was... alright. He did what he had to do, but he could've shone a lot more. As it was, he was Designated Link to the LotR and a sort of half-assed bad cop to Tauriel's good cop.

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Post by: chitoryu12 on December 18, 2013, 10:05:24 pm
We duo'ed movies a couple days ago.  Red 2 and 2 Guns.  Can't complain about either of them, they're both just FUN.

Haven't seen either RED movie, but I genuinely enjoyed 2 Guns. I think I mentioned when I saw it earlier in this thread: it's a movie that set out to be a fun action-comedy and it did exactly that. It's not high art, but it was never meant to be high art.

Despite that, Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington had really great chemistry and both are damn good actors. Despite being the definition of a Big Dumb Action Movie, it had some genuinely good acting from the people involved.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on December 18, 2013, 11:14:39 pm
We duo'ed movies a couple days ago.  Red 2 and 2 Guns.  Can't complain about either of them, they're both just FUN.

Haven't seen either RED movie, but I genuinely enjoyed 2 Guns. I think I mentioned when I saw it earlier in this thread: it's a movie that set out to be a fun action-comedy and it did exactly that. It's not high art, but it was never meant to be high art.

Despite that, Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington had really great chemistry and both are damn good actors. Despite being the definition of a Big Dumb Action Movie, it had some genuinely good acting from the people involved.

Nail on the head, Chit.  And RED is the same way.  There's no pretention that it's anything but a dumb action flick and they're fun to watch.
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Post by: Carnotaurus on December 18, 2013, 11:25:11 pm
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

I might have to burn my True Tolkien Fan card for it, but I actually like what Peter Jackson has added to the source material.  Tauriel was fun. Radagast is always great. Legolas was... alright. He did what he had to do, but he could've shone a lot more. As it was, he was Designated Link to the LotR and a sort of half-assed bad cop to Tauriel's good cop.

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Post by: chitoryu12 on December 29, 2013, 12:12:12 am
Finally got around to seeing Frozen. It's a genuinely good, funny movie. We need more Idina Menzel in our lives.

And yeah, the Tumblr feminist complaints were pretty overblown. The one human male protagonist is a major supporting character, but Anna receives the biggest share of attention.
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Post by: Iosa the Invincible on December 29, 2013, 12:19:51 am
I've been watching The Croods repeatedly lately.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on December 29, 2013, 03:36:28 pm
One other thing I should say about Frozen is that it seems that Disney has....kind of grown up. The film moves away from a lot of the past stereotypes, most prominently "romantic love conquers all and falling for a guy you just met and marrying him within hours is A-OK because it's true love". It lampshades a lot of the past common Disney tropes while also pointing out some of their flaws (though I shouldn't go into more detail, as that would spoil what might be the biggest twist in any Disney animated film), and puts more emphasis on familial love and friendship over romantic love.

It's actually kind of mature for something that at first seemed like nothing but another Disneyfied fairy tale.
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Post by: Ghoti on December 29, 2013, 06:20:10 pm
V for Vendetta, with my high-as-a-kite older brother. Did anybody else see some really significant parallels between V/Evey's "creation" and Jack/Subject Zero's backstory? That was all I could think about going into the last third of the movie. Also, Rupert Graves.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on December 29, 2013, 07:09:54 pm
Thirteen. It was basically just an hour and a half of some girl acting like a little shit.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on December 29, 2013, 10:36:38 pm
One other thing I should say about Frozen is that it seems that Disney has....kind of grown up. The film moves away from a lot of the past stereotypes, most prominently "romantic love conquers all and falling for a guy you just met and marrying him within hours is A-OK because it's true love". It lampshades a lot of the past common Disney tropes while also pointing out some of their flaws (though I shouldn't go into more detail, as that would spoil what might be the biggest twist in any Disney animated film), and puts more emphasis on familial love and friendship over romantic love.

It's actually kind of mature for something that at first seemed like nothing but another Disneyfied fairy tale.

Admittedly, I haven't seen the film, but the title bugs me enormously. Disney films used to follow a simple formula: The Adjective Noun. The Little Mermaid. Toy Story. Sometimes it was just a noun, when the adjective wasn't necessary. Hercules. Mulan. Simple, easy to understand, useful. Descriptive.

Now it's just an adjective! Fuck off!
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Post by: Sigmaleph on December 29, 2013, 10:47:02 pm
Not that it matters, but Toy Story wasn't a Disney movie.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on December 29, 2013, 10:53:32 pm
Not that it matters, but Toy Story wasn't a Disney movie.

Really? I totally thought it was.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on December 29, 2013, 10:59:39 pm
Made by Pixar, before Pixar was bought by Disney.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on December 29, 2013, 11:11:02 pm
Made by Pixar, before Pixar was bought by Disney.

You do indeed learn something new every day.
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Post by: Alehksunos on December 29, 2013, 11:57:28 pm
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/ecc581e948fb1511a076e77941a29d2b/tumblr_inline_mylm5wJmRi1qbjnvs.png)

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/3cce74ba71e6383b9e3e6c9f73b62f59/tumblr_inline_mylm6v7CR31qbjnvs.png)

Sorry, but I refuse to get over this. There is no reason why the animation team at Walt Disney Animation Studios have to do shit like this.

And this is ignoring the animation goofs because JESUS FUCKING CHRIST GUYS, EVERY OTHER MOVIE SINCE THE DAWN OF ANIMATED CINEMA HAVE HAD MISTAKES SLIP BY.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on December 30, 2013, 12:05:30 am
I don't get it.
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Post by: Alehksunos on December 30, 2013, 12:11:44 am
The faces of Elsa and the Snow Queen (whatever her name is) are identical. In fact, the both look like Repunzel from Tangled because the animation team got lazy and tweaked her model instead of creating new models for both.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on December 30, 2013, 12:15:28 am
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The faces of Elsa and the Snow Queen (whatever her name is) are identical.

So who wants to tell him?
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on December 30, 2013, 05:55:58 am
Thirteen. It was basically just an hour and a half of some girl acting like a little shit.

This is why I'm still waiting for non-critics' opinions regarding The Wolf of Wall Street, which despite the hype sounds like pretty much the same thing, but with several adult men and twice the duration.
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Post by: Søren on January 02, 2014, 07:21:29 pm
Pacific rim.

Fuck me dead if i hear those 6 musical notes again im gonna slap a bitch
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Post by: Katsuro on January 03, 2014, 06:30:31 am
Not that it matters, but Toy Story wasn't a Disney movie.

Made by Pixar, before Pixar was bought by Disney.

But it was made for and with Disney. Disney also owned the rights to the movie and the characters, and they paid for it to be made and distributed it under one of their studios.  It kind of was a Disney movie, even if Pixar were the ones who actually physically made it.

I guess it depends on how you look at it, but I'd say it's a Disney movie.  I mean if I pay for someone to make me a table, it's still my table.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on January 03, 2014, 10:36:47 am
The faces of Elsa and the Snow Queen (whatever her name is) are identical. In fact, the both look like Repunzel from Tangled because the animation team got lazy and tweaked her model instead of creating new models for both.

Since nobody's told him, I might as well just for anyone around who hasn't figured it out.

Elsa IS the Snow Queen.

And assuming he means Elsa and her sister (Anna) have the same face, just slightly tweaked.....they're sisters. It's pretty expected.
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Post by: Kat S. on January 05, 2014, 11:47:28 pm
For me, I've watched A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More.  Next up, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on January 06, 2014, 09:58:22 am
Star Trek: Into Darkness.  Better than the last one, easily, and kinda makes me want to see a series set in the New Trek universe.
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Post by: Katsuro on January 06, 2014, 10:27:48 am
Star Trek: Into Darkness.  Better than the last one, easily, and kinda makes me want to see a series set in the New Trek universe.

It would be good to wash away the bitter afer-taste of Enterprise.  I doubt it'll happen though 'coz I imagine that'd be one expensive-ass show.  Or if it did happen it's be disappointing because it couldn't live up to it's glossy movie brother.
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Post by: Søren on January 10, 2014, 12:42:14 am
Youre next: awesome horror. Had cassie from home and away. Great actor, still painfully orange.

12 years a slave: very good, but everybody in it was either whispering, crying, groaning or yelling. I only got like...a quarter of the script
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Post by: Katsuro on January 10, 2014, 03:52:25 am
Youre next: awesome horror. Had cassie from home and away. Great actor, still painfully orange.

12 years a slave: very good, but everybody in it was either whispering, crying, groaning or yelling. I only got like...a quarter of the script

The thing that's put me off seeing it is that it seems like one of those obvious Oscar-bait movies (the release date adds to that enormously), and one whose Oscar baiting appears to be working.  I know it's irrational, but I just find that kind of annoying and it often turns me against a movie regardless of it's actual quality.
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Post by: Søren on January 10, 2014, 05:41:58 am
I only just discovered that term, oscar bait, yesterday. Of course i only knew what the oscars were like...two years ago, so pfft.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 13, 2014, 09:09:38 pm
Just saw Frozen today.  FUCK DAMN, that movie is pretty!
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 15, 2014, 10:09:55 pm
I got Disney's Robin Hood on Blu Ray to go with my brand spanking new Blu Ray player.

...Damn I forgot how many boob/cleavage jokes were in this movie XD
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Post by: chitoryu12 on January 15, 2014, 11:00:49 pm
Just saw Frozen today.  FUCK DAMN, that movie is pretty!

It's an addiction. Nobody who sees the movie is able to LET IT GO LET IT GOOOOOO
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 16, 2014, 04:46:06 am
Just saw Frozen today.  FUCK DAMN, that movie is pretty!

It's an addiction. Nobody who sees the movie is able to LET IT GO LET IT GOOOOOO

YOU'RE NOT HELPING!

*goes to listen AGAIN!*
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Post by: Igor on January 16, 2014, 09:11:14 am
I watched From Up on Poppy Hill(2011 in Japan, 2013 in North America) and The African Queen(1951) the other day.

From Up on Poppy Hill - Very enjoyable, it holds the standard I've more or less come to expect from Studio Ghibli, and the soundtrack is amazing! The inclusion of period-appropriate (1960s!) music helped. If I have one criticism I'd say it very quickly turns into an 80s film, if that makes sense. It kinda had the standard "a bunch of kids band together to save something" plot that I notice seemed to be popular in the 80s and 90s.

As for The African Queen, well, it's considered a classic for a reason. The acting is wonderful, the location is gorgeous, it even manages to be in colour! The accents are kinda silly sounding though, and I don't know who had the idea to try to pass Bogie off as a Canadian, but it... didn't work. I very much enjoyed this movie though. Still... they make a movie called "the African Queen", actually go to the trouble to film it in Africa, in Technicolor no less (I saw a picture of what the cameras used to look like, they're ENORMOUS)... and they make it about two white people. I can't help but feel there's a missed opportunity in there somewhere. Then again, it was adapted from a novel, so I dunno.
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Post by: Alehksunos on January 16, 2014, 11:59:35 pm
This is Spin̈al Tap

(Yes, I had to go with the umlaut 'n'. It's not working for these boards, like everything else for this unfortunate band)
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 19, 2014, 10:24:04 am
Erm... I forgot. So, 2014 preview post.

Looking forward to:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier - wasn't especially looking forward to it until the trailer. Throw in how Marvel Phase 2 has generally been brilliant and I'm all for it. Still two and a half months away though.
Transcendence - it keeps turning up everywhere I look, so it's nominally on the list.
Godzilla - can it be as bad as the '98 one? Probably, if we're honest.
X-Men: Days of Future Past - the X-Men films have threatened to get a lot better since they moved on from Magneto. He's a great villain, but for fuck's sake, there are others.
Edge of Tomorrow - I always thought Groundhog Day needed more shooting-
Jupiter Ascending - and that space opera films needed more wacky.
Interstellar - another one on the list, although I still know nothing at present.

Guaranteed to suck:

Amazing Spider-Man 2 - pointlessly carried-over subplots, lacklustre first film, 273 villains, the kind of furious backtracking on details (e.g. costume design) that shows how little faith the studio has - what could go wrong?

Laugh at Box-Office Numbers:

Atlas Shrugged Part III - it's a commercial shruggernaut.
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Post by: Dr. Weird on January 19, 2014, 06:01:04 pm
Laugh at Box-Office Numbers:

Atlas Shrugged Part III - it's a commercial shruggernaut.

Lol...for a bunch of guys who claim to worship the free market, they sure don't get the hint:  the free market has spoken.  Nobody wants to see your crapass movies based on a crapass book.
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Post by: Katsuro on January 19, 2014, 06:11:39 pm
Olympus Has Fallen.

It was dumb, really really dumb.  And not in the good way.  Plus, the CGI FX were Assylum levels of terrible.  Mind you, taking the piss out of it with my brother was quite good fun.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on January 19, 2014, 06:24:05 pm
Olympus Has Fallen.

It was dumb, really really dumb.  And not in the good way.  Plus, the CGI FX were Assylum levels of terrible.  Mind you, taking the piss out of it with my brother was quite good fun.

Sweet Jesus, that movie. It's a perfect example of how to make a movie: do the opposite of what it does, every time.

According to IMDB, they even had the doctors in the DC hospital scenes wearing scrubs with the prominent logo of the hospital in Louisiana where they filmed. It was made dumb.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 19, 2014, 07:49:41 pm
White House Down is a MUCH better version of the same movie.
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Post by: Katsuro on January 20, 2014, 02:08:58 am
The movie also appeared blissfully unaware that the US posseses aircraft like Apaches and AC10s that can engage targets from literally several miles away.  I also like the White Houses's anti-aircraft missile defense system that causes attacking aircraft to crash and burn into the White House, thereby solving nothing and rendering it pointless.
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Post by: Askold on January 20, 2014, 02:18:12 am
I just love the fact that two movies with the identical premise (though the plots aren't identical as far as I know) come out at the same time. Did they make a competing movie on purpose or did they just randomly get the same idea of White house and the president under attack?
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Post by: Katsuro on January 20, 2014, 02:42:44 am
I just love the fact that two movies with the identical premise (though the plots aren't identical as far as I know) come out at the same time. Did they make a competing movie on purpose or did they just randomly get the same idea of White house and the president under attack?

That actually happens quite a lot.  I've no idea if it's deliberate or coincidental but it seems too common to be coincidental.

Although I do believe The Raid and Dredd's close similarities are coincidental (it's not just the general premise that's the same - Die Hard came before both movies anyway - but there are specific aspects that are uncannily similar).  The makers of both movies have said they don't beleive the other coppied them either and it's just an odd little coincidence.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 20, 2014, 10:40:00 am
The movie also appeared blissfully unaware that the US posseses aircraft like Apaches and AC10s that can engage targets from literally several miles away.  I also like the White Houses's anti-aircraft missile defense system that causes attacking aircraft to crash and burn into the White House, thereby solving nothing and rendering it pointless.

More than just that. Allow me to list some issues:

* The two fighters fly on both sides of the C-130 at the beginning, allowing its Gatling guns to destroy them. The actual procedure in real life involves ONE fighter flying next to it and the other flying behind it, specifically to prevent this from happening and allow for the bandit to be shot down if it's hostile.

* The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff isn't part of the chain of command for the nuclear launch codes. The third person would be the Commander, US Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

* Not only is there obviously no ridiculous mass self-destruct system for the nukes that could be activated while the missiles are unlaunched, it certainly wouldn't cause any kind of nuclear holocaust that evaporates America. Nuclear devices require an extremely specific sequence of events within the warhead to create the exact situation needed for the chain reaction that causes a nuclear explosion. If anything goes wrong or gets changed (such as from being blown up), the warhead is disabled. It certainly wouldn't be a good thing to self-destruct an ICBM in its underground silo (along with the damage from the explosion, it would throw radioactive material around, though the underground concrete silo would shield the surroundings from the brunt of the damage anyway), but it would hardly nuke the surrounding area.

* Speaker Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) did one of the absolute worst jobs of anyone potentially given command: he gave in to almost every one of Kang's demands, gave the order to pull all troops out of Korea in a move that would freely allow the Korean War to reignite, and allowed Kang to freely kidnap the entire surviving Cabinet and take them all to wherever he desired....all in the name of not letting the President and the rest of the Cabinet get assassinated. Congratulations, you fucked it all up.

* Kang is one of the most wanted terrorists in the world. His disguise? A pair of glasses. While traveling as the South Korean Prime Minister's head of security. I know there are stories about wanted criminals working as janitors or cafeteria workers in the Pentagon or FBI office or whatever, but those are civilian jobs that slip under the radar. Did South Korea just select their security detail through pulling a name out of a hat before the trip?

* Kang is an independent terrorist, not a North Korean agent. How exactly did he get an army of followers with modern military weapons, a C-130 fitted with M134 miniguns, a disguised garbage truck with M240 machine guns, and large amounts of explosives and brilliant computer hackers? I mentioned this on the TV Tropes page, but it's a film that relies on Kang being fabulously wealthy and hypercompetent.

* Also something I mentioned on TV Tropes is that the entire Western military and security detail has the tactical capability and accuracy of amateur airsoft players. There's an extended sequence where not only do a ton of Secret Service agents run out the door and get slaughtered by the M240s, but they keep running into the line of fire blindly. It's like watching Soviet conscripts being forced over the top to swarm machine gun nests and flies in the face of literally every piece of modern combat training. During the fighting in the White House, they make dramatic spins around corners while sneaking around by themselves, with absolutely zero attempt at coordination, and get shot almost immediately. I have literally displayed better tactical thinking when playing airsoft than what is depicted in the movie.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on January 20, 2014, 11:36:55 am
The movie also appeared blissfully unaware that the US posseses aircraft like Apaches and AC10s that can engage targets from literally several miles away.  I also like the White Houses's anti-aircraft missile defense system that causes attacking aircraft to crash and burn into the White House, thereby solving nothing and rendering it pointless.

* ...it certainly wouldn't cause any kind of nuclear holocaust that evaporates America. Nuclear devices require an extremely specific sequence of events within the warhead to create the exact situation needed for the chain reaction that causes a nuclear explosion. If anything goes wrong or gets changed (such as from being blown up), the warhead is disabled. It certainly wouldn't be a good thing to self-destruct an ICBM in its underground silo (along with the damage from the explosion, it would throw radioactive material around, though the underground concrete silo would shield the surroundings from the brunt of the damage anyway), but it would hardly nuke the surrounding area.

Don't worry that did bother the shit out of me too, because the movie rests on a scheme that cannot work.  I was actually shouting at the screen, "Nope!  Won't work, nukes don't work that way!".

It's a lot to ask of someone, but the hostages with the codes could have very easily fucked with the the bad guy's plans by deliberately getting themselves killed (for example, by making a grab for a henchman's gun, pretty much guaranteed to get you shot).  I'm not saying anyone would do that in real life or that I would, but if you're not prepared to die to stop terrorists from getting the codes they need from you to nuke your own country, killing millions in the process, perhaps you shouldn't be in the type of job where you're intrusted with such codes.  It's one of many reasons why I have no intention of getting myself that job lol.

And the President ordering the woman to give up her code so the bad guys would stop beating the shit out of her even though she was fully prepared to keep telling them fuck all?   She should have said, "Fuck you Mr President.  This is a democracy and we're not in the military.  You can take your order and go fuck yourself with it.  What you going to do, fire me?  They're going to kill me...and even if they don't, if you fire me for refusing to give nuclear codes to terrorist I will sue the ever loving shit out of you."
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 20, 2014, 12:15:17 pm
To capitalize on that, I don't get why Kang and his thugs thought that torturing the president would do any good. It became immediately apparent that he would capitulate almost instantaneously if they tortured the rest of the people in there.

Then there's the scene with the SEALS getting annihilated by the Hydra 6. Banning repeatedly tells them to abort the attempted insertion, and gets ignored. It's been a while since I've seen the film, but did he actually tell the guys "The AA system on the roof of the White House is going to kill them all!"? If he didn't tell them, why on Earth did he not give them that information? If he DID tell them, why on Earth did everyone not immediately say "Shit, pull them out"?

The whole plot relies on stupidity. And yes, I know that people are stupid in real life. Yes, mistakes get made all the time. But this is a plot that 100% relies on not only everyone being a boneheaded idiot, but every soldier and Secret Service agent losing all of their training and becoming a bunch of redshirts.

The worst part is probably that people like it. You'd expect this piece of shit, with its crappy plot and laughable CGI that's inferior to The Phantom Menace and Terminator 2, to be booed out of theaters. But it's got something like a 6.1 out of 10 on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes has it at 41 out of 100. It's being called average, or passable!

I only saw it because we got the ticket with a cheap donation to autism research.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on January 20, 2014, 12:24:14 pm
41% on RT? What...the...fuck?  This movie has 0 redeeming qualities.  Not even the action because you're too distracted by all the stupidity and bloody aweful SFX that you can't concentrate on the action.  It doesn't even have a leading man/woman with enough natural charm and charisma to help save it, no matter how much I liked Butler in 300.  At least Arnie movies have Arnie.  He's usually amusing enough to make most of the crap he's in bearable.  Even with his best movies if he wasn't in them they'd just not be the same.

That also means the Total Recall remake got a similar RT score.  How in the fuck?  Total Recall wasn't great but it was a damned site better than this shit.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 20, 2014, 05:58:41 pm
The Total Recall remake was actually really fucking good, too.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on January 21, 2014, 04:06:34 am
The Total Recall remake was actually really fucking good, too.

Yeah it's definately on my list of movies that aren't as bad as everyone says they are.  It wasn't the greatest movie ever made and it had some things that annoyed me, but was it 30% bad (the RT rating has actually dropped since it iwas in cinemas)? Fuck no.  To my mind a 30% movie is one that's so bad you're actually kind of offended by how terrible it is.  At least Total Recall was compentently made in the technical sense, I can't say the same for Olympus Has Fallen.  I've played video games that look more life like that the sfx in this movie.

Total Recall, that's competently put together, has a 30% rating but Prometheus, which felt like the script was written in sectiions by half a dozen people in separate rooms who never spoke to eachother and has some of the most retarded characters to ever grace a movie screen, has a 74% rating.  I don't understand how critics work sometimes.  I think some were distracted from Promtheus' problems because of how pretty it was.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 21, 2014, 04:15:03 am
Three of my top movies lately? The Total Recall remake, the Dredd remake, and White House Down.  Throw in Pacific Rim and Frozen to round things out.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on January 21, 2014, 04:17:09 am
Dredd was fantastic.  Shame nobody saw it so we'll never get any more of them :(

Karl Urban needs to be in more things.  I first realsied that when I saw Star Trek, he makes for a fucking amazing Dr. McCoy.  He's the only one in those films who's giving Zackery Quinto a run for his money.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 21, 2014, 11:22:09 am
Dredd was fantastic.  Shame nobody saw it so we'll never get any more of them :(

Karl Urban needs to be in more things.  I first realsied that when I saw Star Trek, he makes for a fucking amazing Dr. McCoy.  He's the only one in those films who's giving Zackery Quinto a run for his money.

My sister's been obsessed with Urban ever since she saw him in the Star Trek remake. And she had only become a Trekkie because she was interested in Into Darkness because of Benedict Cumberbatch (thanks to Sherlock), and we sat her down to watch the 2009 film so she would have an idea of what was going on. Now she's a full fledged Trekkie who unironically wears clothes with the Starfleet logo, calls Spock sassy, and drinks from cups featuring images of the original series characters in comic form.

When she found out that Karl Urban was going to be at Megacon this year, she immediately began work on cosplaying Kennex from Almost Human and got a VIP pass.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 21, 2014, 04:54:44 pm
Dredd was fantastic.  Shame nobody saw it so we'll never get any more of them :(

Karl Urban needs to be in more things.  I first realsied that when I saw Star Trek, he makes for a fucking amazing Dr. McCoy.  He's the only one in those films who's giving Zackery Quinto a run for his money.

Zoe Saldana would be a great Uhura, but they gave her the square root of fuck all to do during Into Darkness.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on January 21, 2014, 05:03:27 pm
Dredd was fantastic.  Shame nobody saw it so we'll never get any more of them :(

Karl Urban needs to be in more things.  I first realsied that when I saw Star Trek, he makes for a fucking amazing Dr. McCoy.  He's the only one in those films who's giving Zackery Quinto a run for his money.

Zoe Saldana would be a great Uhura, but they gave her the square root of fuck all to do during Into Darkness.

Sounds like the original Uhura lol.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 21, 2014, 06:46:32 pm
Dredd was fantastic.  Shame nobody saw it so we'll never get any more of them :(

Karl Urban needs to be in more things.  I first realsied that when I saw Star Trek, he makes for a fucking amazing Dr. McCoy.  He's the only one in those films who's giving Zackery Quinto a run for his money.

Zoe Saldana would be a great Uhura, but they gave her the square root of fuck all to do during Into Darkness.

Sounds like the original Uhura lol.

Yeah, this actually isn't an inaccurate statement. I've been watching some TOS lately, and Uhura really does spend a lot of the time as a background character outside of episodes that specifically focus on her. Same with Chekov and often Sulu. Really, anybody outside of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy is a supporting character that occasionally becomes the focus of an episode.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on January 22, 2014, 03:17:01 am
Even McCoy only ever got one epiosde that focused on him if I remember correctly.  Krik and Spock  were very much the main characters of TOS.

Uhura was nearly always on the bridge, even when she had fuck all to do.  In a lot of episodes Nichelle Nichols might as well have been just another extra.  According to Nichols, Shatner was partially to blame for that, telling directors that Uhura didn't need a line, Kirk should have a line instead.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 22, 2014, 11:47:24 am
Even McCoy only ever got one epiosde that focused on him if I remember correctly.  Krik and Spock  were very much the main characters of TOS.

Uhura was nearly always on the bridge, even when she had fuck all to do.  In a lot of episodes Nichelle Nichols might as well have been just another extra.  According to Nichols, Shatner was partially to blame for that, telling directors that Uhura didn't need a line, Kirk should have a line instead.

Which is basically Shatner in a nutshell. I saw an interview with Christopher Plummer a few days ago where he talked about how in his youth, Shatner was his understudy in a play. When Plummer was hospitalized for kidney stones, Shatner had to finally take over for him; he later found out that Shatner had basically done everything exactly the opposite of how Plummer did it, which is a big no-no in performing. Plummer joked about how that was the first sign that Shatner would be a star, but his ego was always there.

The last episode I watched was "Return to Tomorrow", and McCoy had a decently sized role in that one: he was the lone dissenting voice among the officers in allowing the aliens to take over Kirk, Spock, and Mulhall's bodies. He also shows up in quite a few of the scenes, since as the chief medical officer he's #1 in monitoring the mind transfers.

Also, that episode had some of the most hilariously hammy acting from Shatner I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on January 22, 2014, 12:13:21 pm
I think McCoy did get more stuff to do as the show went on, but I think he only got one episode that was actually about him.  In later ST shows pretty much every bridge character got several episodes that centred around them, even the characters nobody wanted to see more of...which in the case of Voyger and Enterpise was most characters lol.

Presumably that was, at least in part, so that they wouldn't be the "This Character & This Character Show" that TOS was was with Kirk and Spock, which I'm sure didn't help with egos and work atmosphere.  Or the other actors had better unions than the TOS actors lol.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 22, 2014, 12:29:42 pm
I think McCoy did get more stuff to do as the show went on, but I think he only got one episode that was actually about him.  In later ST shows pretty much every bridge character got several episodes that centred around them, even the characters nobody wanted to see more of...which in the case of Voyger and Enterpise was most characters lol.

Presumably that was, at least in part, so that they wouldn't be the "This Character & This Character Show" that TOS was was with Kirk and Spock, which I'm sure didn't help with egos and work atmosphere.  Or the other actors had better unions than the TOS actors lol.

More likely the other shows just had less William Shatner.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on January 22, 2014, 12:32:52 pm
If this were Facebook I would "like" that post so hard.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Alehksunos on January 26, 2014, 12:26:56 am
The Thief and the Cobbler. That is, the unofficial, authorized 'Recobbled Cut', not that crappy release from Miramax.

What a shame, Richard Williams worked so hard and took too long to get the film finished in enough time because later the last production bond (and the one who helped finish - and butcher - the film) fabricated it into an Aladdin rip-off when this film came long, long before its conception.

Sadly, the cut remains unfinished, and it probably never will as some of the film is mere clips of storyboards and poor-quality or unfinished test footage.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on January 26, 2014, 05:10:42 am
Superman III.  I have actulaly seen it before but it was a loooooooong time ago, back when my age was still in single digits.

I'm not sure I have the words to describe it lol.  There's so much wrong with it I'm not sure where to start.  For one thing, what's up with the weird, jarring, constant tonal shifts throughout the film?  It's like it was written by two different people who didn't communicate enough, or one person with rapid cycling bipolar disorder or something.  It also has the least threatening bad guys in cinematic history who are so pathetic as villains I'm suprised Superman even pays them any attention at all.  They're even more pathetic as villains when you remember that the villains of the previous film were mother-fucking Zod and his crew.

And why does the computer suddenly turn sentient with no build up and start turning people into Cybermen?  Why does Pryor suddenly decide he doesn't want to kill Superman when earlier he had no problem handing him a lump of synthetic Kryptonite with the explicitly expressed intent of killing Superman with it and nothing has happened in between to make him change his ways?  Why do the bad guys keep trying to kill superman in ways that everybody on Earth should know won't work when they know he hasn't been weakend by their Kryptonite?  Why can Suprman survive in the vaccum of space but starts suffocating when trapped in a celophane bubble?  How does the synthetic  Kryptonite cause Superman to literally, not metaphorically, split into two people?  How does the green man on the traffic light climb up and attack the red man, are traffic lights sentient in the DC univere?  Why is there a single computer that controls weather sattelites, traffic lights, American Express ATM machines and department store billing services?  Why is it night time when Richar Pryor is hacking and using said computer but it's daytime when the traffic lights go haywire, even though it's clearly meant to be happening at the same time?  How can weather satellites manipulate the weather when they're only designed to observe it, what on board equipment is being used to create a tornado? Why are some of the special effects and sets worse than the last two films?

Also, was having Superman's first two major "evil" acts straightening the tower of Pisa and blowing out the olypmic flame really the best way the writers could think to show that Superman was turning evil?  Oh how terrible, watch out everyone an unstopable alien with god-like powers has run amok and is commiting very mild acts of vandalism and gernally being a bit annoying, who will save us from this horror?!  Even causing the oil spill was in no way close to being wrost thing an evil Superman could do.  The world got off lucky.

So yeah, it's the kind of movie that makes you spend the whole running time going, "Wait...what?  Why is...how did...what?"

Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 26, 2014, 06:17:22 am
Roomie and I watched Escape Plan earlier tonight.  Stallone and Schwarzenegger? Yes please.

If there's one thing I've noticed, it's that the 80's guys *still fuckin' got it*.  I'm impressed.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on February 01, 2014, 01:05:38 am
Nebraska
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on February 01, 2014, 02:42:50 am
(http://Nebraska)

I find a slight problem with your image. It's nothing but http://Nebraska.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on February 01, 2014, 12:08:01 pm
(http://Nebraska)

I find a slight problem with your image. It's nothing but http://Nebraska.
I meant to italicize it.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Kat S. on February 03, 2014, 06:49:33 pm
I've just watched Cool Hand Luke.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Søren on February 12, 2014, 05:30:14 am
Dredd. Significantly badass
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on February 12, 2014, 07:34:14 am
Dredd. Significantly badass

Again, Dredd was all kinds of brilliant.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Commissar Kaz on February 14, 2014, 04:30:13 pm
My friend and I are trying to watch a different Nicholas Cage movie each week for the month. So far we've watched Wickerman, Vampire's Kiss, and Con Air.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: I am lizard on February 16, 2014, 09:40:59 pm
Lego Movie.

So many feels.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on February 17, 2014, 04:56:58 pm
My friend and I are trying to watch a different Nicholas Cage movie each week for the month. So far we've watched Wickerman, Vampire's Kiss, and Con Air.

But not Face/Off?
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on February 17, 2014, 05:02:43 pm
My friend and I are trying to watch a different Nicholas Cage movie each week for the month. So far we've watched Wickerman, Vampire's Kiss, and Con Air.

But not Face/Off?
Or National Treasure?
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Commissar Kaz on February 17, 2014, 05:13:48 pm
Well, we've already seen National Treasure seperately, and we're trying to watch the really bad Cage movies, so we might not watch Face/Off as it was pretty well recieved iirc.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Ghoti on February 17, 2014, 05:17:29 pm
My friend and I are trying to watch a different Nicholas Cage movie each week for the month. So far we've watched Wickerman, Vampire's Kiss, and Con Air.

But not Face/Off?
Or National Treasure?
Or Drive Angry?
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 17, 2014, 06:00:19 pm
My friend and I are trying to watch a different Nicholas Cage movie each week for the month. So far we've watched Wickerman, Vampire's Kiss, and Con Air.

But not Face/Off?
Or National Treasure?
Or Drive Angry?
Or The Rock?
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: lord gibbon on February 17, 2014, 09:22:28 pm
finally got to see Frozen, and DAMN!! What an impressive work!
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: R. U. Sirius on February 18, 2014, 01:44:10 am
I watched "The Purge" the other night. Interesting concept that I don't think they did enough with, though I'd be interested to see if they take it any farther in the sequel. I'm getting together with a friend to see the "RoboCop" remake tomorrow.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: I am lizard on February 18, 2014, 01:48:01 am
finally got to see Frozen, and DAMN!! What an impressive work!
The one with that really catchy song...Gangnam Style.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Søren on February 18, 2014, 05:52:04 am
I watched "The Purge" the other night. Interesting concept that I don't think they did enough with, though I'd be interested to see if they take it any farther in the sequel. I'm getting together with a friend to see the "RoboCop" remake tomorrow.

God the purge was such a great concept but it was marred by short sighted execution. It needs a single person in the city going from place to place for some reason to explore the concept.

There is a sequel in production. Hopefully they do something more expansive with it
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on February 18, 2014, 11:53:33 am
I watched "The Purge" the other night. Interesting concept that I don't think they did enough with, though I'd be interested to see if they take it any farther in the sequel. I'm getting together with a friend to see the "RoboCop" remake tomorrow.

God the purge was such a great concept but it was marred by short sighted execution. It needs a single person in the city going from place to place for some reason to explore the concept.

There is a sequel in production. Hopefully they do something more expansive with it

Actually, that seems to be exactly what the concept for the sequel is:

"A couple are quickly trying to get to their home where their kids are before The Purge starts but their car runs out of gas. The radio announces the beginning of The Purge. The couple have no choice but to leave their car. The couple have to survive through the night and fight / hide from the purgers. They are forced then to take to foot in search of a safe place to ride out the purge."
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on February 18, 2014, 01:29:22 pm
Am I the only person then who thought the concept of The Purge was dumb?  Just me?

Just me :(
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Søren on February 18, 2014, 04:36:05 pm
I watched "The Purge" the other night. Interesting concept that I don't think they did enough with, though I'd be interested to see if they take it any farther in the sequel. I'm getting together with a friend to see the "RoboCop" remake tomorrow.

God the purge was such a great concept but it was marred by short sighted execution. It needs a single person in the city going from place to place for some reason to explore the concept.

There is a sequel in production. Hopefully they do something more expansive with it

Actually, that seems to be exactly what the concept for the sequel is:

"A couple are quickly trying to get to their home where their kids are before The Purge starts but their car runs out of gas. The radio announces the beginning of The Purge. The couple have no choice but to leave their car. The couple have to survive through the night and fight / hide from the purgers. They are forced then to take to foot in search of a safe place to ride out the purge."

Oh AWESOME.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on February 18, 2014, 04:43:25 pm
Rubber

It was...um...odd lol.  It was quite funny in places but I'm not 100% sure what exactly was going on.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: R. U. Sirius on February 18, 2014, 07:34:40 pm
Am I the only person then who thought the concept of The Purge was dumb?  Just me?

Just me :(

I didn't think it was dumb, but I do find it unrealistic, particularly for taking place such a short time into the future. In many ways, it can be seen as a hyperbolic satire of many right-wing philosophies, particularly "every man for himself" and "businesses have the right to do whatever they want to make money, even if it hurts people," taking them to a logical extreme and seeing what develops. It did end up being more akin to a standard home-invasion movie than it deserved; I'm looking forward to the sequel to see if they expand on it at all.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on February 18, 2014, 09:41:27 pm
Does this count as a movie?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhSSOANnsPk
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Post by: chad sexington on February 19, 2014, 03:22:40 am
Rubber

It was...um...odd lol.  It was quite funny in places but I'm not 100% sure what exactly was going on.

Agreed 100%.  It's the most WTF movie I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Iczerfour on February 19, 2014, 01:23:54 pm
the tinglier.  staring one of my favorite actors.  Vincent price.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on February 19, 2014, 01:32:39 pm
Vincent Price, oh hell yes.

One of the most entertaining voices in cinematic history.  I'm not even taking the piss, I love how he spoke.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: I am lizard on February 19, 2014, 04:35:21 pm
Rubber

It was...um...odd lol.  It was quite funny in places but I'm not 100% sure what exactly was going on.
I felt the very ending was disappointing.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: JackBauer on February 22, 2014, 01:03:41 am
I just watched 'The Last Days on Mars' and was totally disappointed. The story proceeded with a sort of dreadful inevitability.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on February 23, 2014, 03:26:12 am
The Lego Movie.  It's a far, far better movie than it has any right to be.  It's actually a good film.  How can The Lego Movie be good??  I'm so confused!
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: I am lizard on February 23, 2014, 03:44:32 am
The Lego Movie.  I'ts a far, far better movie than it has any right to be.  It's actually a good film.  How can The Lego Movie be good??  I'm so confused!
My reaction to the movie:
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Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sleepy on February 23, 2014, 05:26:55 pm
Sharknado.

It's exactly what you expect it to be.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Søren on February 23, 2014, 06:02:03 pm
Sharknado.

It's exactly what you expect it to be.

It made me cum
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Iczerfour on February 24, 2014, 01:28:47 am
the dark crystal
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 26, 2014, 07:45:31 pm
Taken. It's a poor man's Commando, which is exactly what I was expecting.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on February 27, 2014, 03:46:27 pm
Am I the only person then who thought the concept of The Purge was dumb?  Just me?

Just me :(

Well, Hollywood also looked at Divergent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divergent_%28film%29) and thought, "no-one's gonna find this too stupid to watch", so who knows where the limits are.
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Post by: Katsuro on February 28, 2014, 02:11:10 am
Am I the only person then who thought the concept of The Purge was dumb?  Just me?

Just me :(

Well, Hollywood also looked at Divergent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divergent_%28film%29) and thought, "no-one's gonna find this too stupid to watch", so who knows where the limits are.

This might sound odd coming from a hetrosexual male who is rather fond of posteriors, but the fact that the poster is yet another "look at the female lead's ass!" type poster alone makes me not want to see that film.

I mean what about the women who will see this?  Why isn't the male lead showing his arse to the camera too?
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: chitoryu12 on March 02, 2014, 09:29:22 pm
The Lego Movie. Everything is awesome and nothing hurts.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on March 09, 2014, 01:40:24 am
Gettysburg. Some really terrible editing, the music could be better - probably the best war film ever made. Just so, so sad. Americans do drama better than anyone else in the world.
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Post by: Alehksunos on March 09, 2014, 04:14:41 am
Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.

The first films from Studio Ghibli I've seen as whole. Almost, since the people who borrowed and returned from the local library mishandled them and some parts of both films (especially the former) skipped back or stopped. One day I'll see both again without stopping and skipping.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 09, 2014, 05:09:27 am
Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.

The first films from Studio Ghibli I've seen as whole. Almost, since the people who borrowed and returned from the local library mishandled them and some parts of both films (especially the former) skipped back or stopped. One day I'll see both again without stopping and skipping.

I can get you my burned copies of Kiki's Delivery Service, The Cat Returns and My Neighbor Totoro, if you'd like (a friend loaned them to me and said I was free to copy them, so I did before I gave them back).  And I have an intact DVD of Spirited Away for good measure.
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Post by: Igor on March 17, 2014, 06:32:07 am
The Lego Movie! Everything is awesome!
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 18, 2014, 08:39:50 pm
Picked up the Frozen Blu-Ray today! WHOO!
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Post by: chitoryu12 on March 18, 2014, 09:50:14 pm
Picked up the Frozen Blu-Ray today! WHOO!

Same!
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Post by: I am lizard on March 18, 2014, 09:51:57 pm
The Lego Movie. Everything is awesome and nothing hurts.
Everything is decent.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: rookie on March 20, 2014, 01:51:48 pm
Sound City. I liked it. There isn't a lot of documentaries about that side of the music industry. Mrs. Rookie has a big huge crush on Dave Grohl so I really didn't have a choice in seeing that. Glad I did though.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on March 20, 2014, 05:38:02 pm
"300: Rise of an Empire". Entertaining and with decent 3D, but it leaned even harder on the propaganda than the original did. Do we really need any more movies to drum up support for the wars in the Middle East when we're trying to get out of them?
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on March 22, 2014, 06:06:03 pm
I've seen the most recent trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and so by virtue of having seen all the previous trailers, I have now seen The Amazing Spider-Man 2. There are some impressive visuals, and I'll never begrudge any presence of the Green Goblin, but overall it seems to be rubbish and Emma Stone is criminally underused.
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Post by: damianblack on March 27, 2014, 01:16:41 pm
frozen.
this is the first Disney movie in 22 years I've actually fallen in love with.
bought the blu-ray version the day after.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 27, 2014, 09:47:24 pm
Just watched Thor:  The Dark World tonight.  Damn, that was fun.
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Post by: Beezlebub on March 28, 2014, 02:25:48 pm
Pokemon: The first movie.

It seemed a lot better when I was a kid.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on March 28, 2014, 02:55:34 pm
Dracula 2000

I'm not gonna lie, Gerard Butler was a good looking Dracula.
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Post by: Ghoti on March 28, 2014, 06:00:09 pm
Kill Bill volume 1. My thoughts? HOOOOOOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIIIIT HOLY SHIT
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on March 29, 2014, 05:08:35 pm
Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It's... action-y. Stuff gets blown up. And shot. And missiled. And hit with a shield. And punched. And kicked. And, for variety, stabbed.

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Post by: R. U. Sirius on March 29, 2014, 11:46:39 pm
Noah

A few of my thoughts, spoilered for those who haven't seen it.

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Post by: Ghoti on March 30, 2014, 08:08:08 am
Noah

A few of my thoughts, spoilered for those who haven't seen it.

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My mother saw that and bitched that it was "historically inaccurate".

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Post by: Igor on April 04, 2014, 08:19:55 am
Finally saw Frozen the other day! Yeah, I know, took me long enough.. Still! It was pretty great!
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on April 10, 2014, 07:57:36 am
Ride Along.

Remember when Ice Cube was in good movies?
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Post by: ironbite on April 10, 2014, 11:23:41 am
Captain America Winter Solider.

Ironbite-Hail Hydra.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on April 10, 2014, 02:14:16 pm
Captain America the Winter Soldier.

Loved it.

Just try not to think too hard about whether or not all those guys Cap punched/kicked so hard they flew several feet through the air all died slow painful deaths from the same sorts of injuries you get from being hit by a bus.  It'll only get in the way of Cap's heroic boy scout image.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on April 10, 2014, 06:40:40 pm
Captain America the Winter Soldier.

Loved it.

Just try not to think too hard about whether or not all those guys Cap punched/kicked so hard they flew several feet through the air all died slow painful deaths from the same sorts of injuries you get from being hit by a bus.  It'll only get in the way of Cap's heroic boy scout image.

Well, the MCU Captain America is nowhere close to his "boy scout" image from the old comics. Even in the first film he used guns and had few qualms about killing people, and he downright massacred sentient Chitauri in the Avengers and shot at Loki's human soldiers.

The MCU idea of the "All-American boy scout" is that he doesn't kill people who aren't trying to hurt him, innocents, or the good guys. He fights for justice and freedom and disapproves of trying to rule through fear or force. He's basically an old school idealist.
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Post by: ironbite on April 10, 2014, 06:51:45 pm
I'd argue about the Chitauri being sentient but that's besides the point.

Ironbite-Cap's a boy scout to a point and we loooooooooooong since passed that point.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on April 10, 2014, 07:41:23 pm
I'd argue about the Chitauri being sentient but that's besides the point.

Ironbite-Cap's a boy scout to a point and we loooooooooooong since passed that point.

They do have the neural link, but their individual behavior indicates that they have the intelligence for at least some initiative and they seem to have emotions in battle, rather than just being remote controlled robots.
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Post by: Katsuro on April 11, 2014, 02:07:50 am
Captain America the Winter Soldier.

Loved it.

Just try not to think too hard about whether or not all those guys Cap punched/kicked so hard they flew several feet through the air all died slow painful deaths from the same sorts of injuries you get from being hit by a bus.  It'll only get in the way of Cap's heroic boy scout image.

Well, the MCU Captain America is nowhere close to his "boy scout" image from the old comics. Even in the first film he used guns and had few qualms about killing people, and he downright massacred sentient Chitauri in the Avengers and shot at Loki's human soldiers.

The MCU idea of the "All-American boy scout" is that he doesn't kill people who aren't trying to hurt him, innocents, or the good guys. He fights for justice and freedom and disapproves of trying to rule through fear or force. He's basically an old school idealist.

Yeah but if Cap has few qualms about killing bad guys then why doesn't he just use a gun all the time?  It'd make his job a lot easier.  Plus, I don't know this for a fact, but being shot to death is probably sucks a tiny bit less than being punched and kicked to death.  Not that either would be a painless, peaceful way to die.
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Post by: Askold on April 11, 2014, 03:48:49 am
Captain America the Winter Soldier.

Loved it.

Just try not to think too hard about whether or not all those guys Cap punched/kicked so hard they flew several feet through the air all died slow painful deaths from the same sorts of injuries you get from being hit by a bus.  It'll only get in the way of Cap's heroic boy scout image.

Well, the MCU Captain America is nowhere close to his "boy scout" image from the old comics. Even in the first film he used guns and had few qualms about killing people, and he downright massacred sentient Chitauri in the Avengers and shot at Loki's human soldiers.

The MCU idea of the "All-American boy scout" is that he doesn't kill people who aren't trying to hurt him, innocents, or the good guys. He fights for justice and freedom and disapproves of trying to rule through fear or force. He's basically an old school idealist.

Yeah but if Cap has few qualms about killing bad guys then why doesn't he just use a gun all the time?  It'd make his job a lot easier.  Plus, I don't know this for a fact, but being shot to death is probably sucks a tiny bit less than being punched and kicked to death.  Not that either would be a painless, peaceful way to die.
I think it is mostly since Captain America fighting with just his shield is so iconic that changing it would anger the fans.

I also loved the movie, I think one of the best things about these new Marvel movies is the way the writers dare to use old comicbook characters but slightly updating or changing them. Whiplash and Batroc were silly enemies but in the movies they were made to be more intimidating and no longer just jokes. AIM was also reduced from a techno-cult to think tank and the Mandarin was changed greatly but that portrayal was just so perfect and provided a great plot twist so I just can't hate it. Some little things like using the name Jasper Sitwell were just so perfect. (In the Iron man comics Jasper Sitwell basically did what Agent Coulson does in the movies but was nerdier and more socially awkward.)
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Post by: chitoryu12 on April 11, 2014, 10:19:29 am
Captain America the Winter Soldier.

Loved it.

Just try not to think too hard about whether or not all those guys Cap punched/kicked so hard they flew several feet through the air all died slow painful deaths from the same sorts of injuries you get from being hit by a bus.  It'll only get in the way of Cap's heroic boy scout image.

Well, the MCU Captain America is nowhere close to his "boy scout" image from the old comics. Even in the first film he used guns and had few qualms about killing people, and he downright massacred sentient Chitauri in the Avengers and shot at Loki's human soldiers.

The MCU idea of the "All-American boy scout" is that he doesn't kill people who aren't trying to hurt him, innocents, or the good guys. He fights for justice and freedom and disapproves of trying to rule through fear or force. He's basically an old school idealist.

Yeah but if Cap has few qualms about killing bad guys then why doesn't he just use a gun all the time?  It'd make his job a lot easier.  Plus, I don't know this for a fact, but being shot to death is probably sucks a tiny bit less than being punched and kicked to death.  Not that either would be a painless, peaceful way to die.

Out-of-universe, the reason would be that a very iconic part of Cap's fighting style is using the shield and hand-to-hand combat and managing to defeat people who technically have the advantage.

In-universe, a good justification would be that you can't be non-lethal with a gun. He's perfectly capable of killing with his bare hands and shield (especially the shield, which he repeatedly throws hard enough to embed it in steel plating), but you can't realistically shoot to wound with a firearm. You use a gun when you're prepared to kill the guy in front of you, but using his superhuman strength, speed, and reflexes gives him the option of whether or not he wants to simply disable or kill the person he's attacking.

Not to mention that in the interim since The Avengers, he's gotten infinitely more badass to the point where he can literally take out an aircraft with nothing but a shield and motorcycle.
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Post by: Katsuro on April 11, 2014, 12:38:19 pm
Captain America the Winter Soldier.

Loved it.

Just try not to think too hard about whether or not all those guys Cap punched/kicked so hard they flew several feet through the air all died slow painful deaths from the same sorts of injuries you get from being hit by a bus.  It'll only get in the way of Cap's heroic boy scout image.

Well, the MCU Captain America is nowhere close to his "boy scout" image from the old comics. Even in the first film he used guns and had few qualms about killing people, and he downright massacred sentient Chitauri in the Avengers and shot at Loki's human soldiers.

The MCU idea of the "All-American boy scout" is that he doesn't kill people who aren't trying to hurt him, innocents, or the good guys. He fights for justice and freedom and disapproves of trying to rule through fear or force. He's basically an old school idealist.

Yeah but if Cap has few qualms about killing bad guys then why doesn't he just use a gun all the time?  It'd make his job a lot easier.  Plus, I don't know this for a fact, but being shot to death is probably sucks a tiny bit less than being punched and kicked to death.  Not that either would be a painless, peaceful way to die.

Out-of-universe, the reason would be that a very iconic part of Cap's fighting style is using the shield and hand-to-hand combat and managing to defeat people who technically have the advantage.

In-universe, a good justification would be that you can't be non-lethal with a gun. He's perfectly capable of killing with his bare hands and shield (especially the shield, which he repeatedly throws hard enough to embed it in steel plating), but you can't realistically shoot to wound with a firearm. You use a gun when you're prepared to kill the guy in front of you, but using his superhuman strength, speed, and reflexes gives him the option of whether or not he wants to simply disable or kill the person he's attacking.

I was gonna say if he's not that bothered about killing bad guys that doesn't really answer anything. BUT, you're right it does give him the option to kill or not kill on an individual basis I guess.  Like maybe in a given situation there's one goon that for whatever eason Cap feels doesn't really deserve death but some of his colleagues are total shits that need wiping up.

I'm probably over thinking it anyway.  This is a superhero movie and the thing that I'm getting hung up on is whether or not Captain America's potentially death inducing punches fit his image.  The whole "super powered soldier who survived being frozen for 70 years , who occassionally hangs out with a norse god and a man who turns into the not-so-jolly green giant and who's arch nemisis was once a man with a red skull for a face" thing I'm apparently fine with lol.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on April 11, 2014, 12:44:54 pm
Well, you can compare the major fights in the movie. In the opening fight against the French terrorists, he's kicking guys hard enough to smash them overboard (hitting the railing hard enough to probably break their spine) and throwing knives at people's hands to stun them; at least a few of them were almost definitely killed, especially the ones who were kicked overboard with severe injuries, and the rest of the SHIELD agents were just shooting the guys. Cap clearly doesn't mind if they die.

But during the elevator fight, he's not trying to kill anyone and probably really doesn't WANT to kill the guys attacking him. He takes more strikes to defeat each individual and struggles more with them, indicating that he's pulling his punches so he doesn't just turn their brains to paste like he could.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on April 11, 2014, 03:06:24 pm
He even gave them an out in the form of a pre-asskicking one-liner.

"Before we start, does anyone want to get off?"
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Post by: Katsuro on April 12, 2014, 10:47:53 am
But during the elevator fight, he's not trying to kill anyone and probably really doesn't WANT to kill the guys attacking him. He takes more strikes to defeat each individual and struggles more with them, indicating that he's pulling his punches so he doesn't just turn their brains to paste like he could.

True and soemthing I hadn't actually noticed; Cap is more than capable of kicking those guys right through the evlevator glass but he did not.
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Post by: Askold on April 12, 2014, 10:54:40 am
But during the elevator fight, he's not trying to kill anyone and probably really doesn't WANT to kill the guys attacking him. He takes more strikes to defeat each individual and struggles more with them, indicating that he's pulling his punches so he doesn't just turn their brains to paste like he could.

True and soemthing I hadn't actually noticed; Cap is more than capable of kicking those guys right through the evlevator glass but he did not.
At that point he didn't know that they were Hydra agents. He knew there was something wrong with SHIELD but he didn't know how bad it was or how deep it went. For all he knew the STRIKE team might have been just working under orders and were otherwise decent SHIELD agents.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on April 12, 2014, 02:12:11 pm
But during the elevator fight, he's not trying to kill anyone and probably really doesn't WANT to kill the guys attacking him. He takes more strikes to defeat each individual and struggles more with them, indicating that he's pulling his punches so he doesn't just turn their brains to paste like he could.

True and soemthing I hadn't actually noticed; Cap is more than capable of kicking those guys right through the evlevator glass but he did not.
At that point he didn't know that they were Hydra agents. He knew there was something wrong with SHIELD but he didn't know how bad it was or how deep it went. For all he knew the STRIKE team might have been just working under orders and were otherwise decent SHIELD agents.

That's exactly it, in fact. The HYDRA corruption was 100% unknown to him at the time, and all he knew is that there was at least one mole in the agency. He was even buddies with Rumlow to some extent, at least in the sense of professional respect. Once he became aware that the guys he was fighting were actually bad guys (and not just misaligned good guys), you'll notice that he immediately stops pulling his punches and goes right back to killing.

I think the MCU Cap is actually a superior "boy scout" to many of the traditional depictions of Big Good superheroes, where they refuse point blank to kill. Steve acknowledges that it's not possible to non-lethally deal with every single obstacle or bad guy, and sometimes you have to take a life, directly or indirectly, to save innocent and good people. He won't have as much of a problem with the same bad guy getting Joker Immunity and coming back over and over to haunt him unless the decision is taken out of his hands. His Big Good reputation comes through in his idealism and desire to legitimately help people without harming other innocents in the process, and his refusal to let even the good guys rule through fear.

That's one of the things that annoyed me the most with Man of Steel: Superman tries so hard, at least on paper, not to kill anyone and has a meltdown when he has to kill Zod to save civilians. The thing is, he willingly engaged in combat that resulted in obscene amounts of destruction that almost definitely resulted in the deaths and maiming of scores of innocent people. He directly caused almost as much destruction as the bad guys and his high-speed fighting around Smallville and Metropolis likely had lots of casualties behind the scenes: shrapnel from explosions, high-speed debris from a Kryptonian getting thrown into a building, structures collapsing, etc. Then there's his destruction of livelihoods with his tendency to use anything in the environment as a weapon, wrecking homes and businesses and destroying property. But he shows zero care and never once acknowledges the sheer amount of devastation that he has personally caused, to the point of making out with Lois Lane in the middle of what resembles a nuclear apocalypse before realizing that Zod was still around. He only starts to care when he has to personally take someone's neck in his hands and break it.

In short, Man of Steel's Superman likely has some major mental disturbances even before the fighting started.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 21, 2014, 04:59:10 am
Finally saw The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I feel like the only person on the planet who thinks The Hobbit movies are shit.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on April 21, 2014, 07:14:14 am
Silkwood. Just so good.
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Post by: Stormwarden on April 21, 2014, 03:13:22 pm
Last movie I've seen? Frozen. Really good Disney flick, that one.
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Post by: Katsuro on April 21, 2014, 05:15:09 pm
Finally saw The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I feel like the only person on the planet who thinks The Hobbit movies are shit.

Really? Quite a lot of people on the net seem to think they're shit.

But I like 'em :(
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on April 21, 2014, 09:48:03 pm
Finally saw The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I feel like the only person on the planet who thinks The Hobbit movies are shit.

Really? Quite a lot of people on the net seem to think they're shit.

But I like 'em :(

As do I, though I do wish the opening of "An Unexpected Journey" had matched up better with the opening of the extended edition of "Fellowship".

I watched "The Last Temptation of Christ" a few days ago. I'm tempted to start a thread about spiritual/religious movies that people particularly enjoy or dislike.
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Post by: Alehksunos on April 24, 2014, 12:28:40 am
The Hobbit films would in my honest opinion be better if they stuck to the book instead of do this Adaptation Expansion nonsense. I was pissed then when they were going to do a trilogy.
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Post by: Kat S. on April 24, 2014, 01:15:56 am
I've just watched Boondock Saints again, and I'm about to watch Boondock Saints II.

Does anyone else watch vigilante themed movies?

If so, which ones?
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Post by: Katsuro on April 24, 2014, 02:41:12 am
I've just watched Boondock Saints again, and I'm about to watch Boondock Saints II.

Does anyone else watch vigilante themed movies?

If so, which ones?

Batman!
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Post by: Katsuro on April 24, 2014, 02:41:52 am
The Hobbit films would in my honest opinion be better if they stuck to the book instead of do this Adaptation Expansion nonsense. I was pissed then when they were going to do a trilogy.

I've not read the books so I've zero attachment to them.  That probably makes things a bit easier.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on April 24, 2014, 03:03:23 am
The Hobbit films would in my honest opinion be better if they stuck to the book instead of do this Adaptation Expansion nonsense. I was pissed then when they were going to do a trilogy.
Definitely. The book, while certainly a bit sillier than The Lord of the Rings, wasn't anywhere near the cartoonishly pants-on-head level of stupid of the movies that even Arnold Schwarzenegger would find embarrassing.
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Post by: Katsuro on April 25, 2014, 03:24:22 am
Bullet (no I didn't spell that wrong, it's a Danny Trejo film not the Steve McQueen one).

It was...well, shit.  I was expecting something like Machete but I was wrong.  As far as I could tell this film wasn't meant to be a cheesy, stupid, ott exploitation film homage/paradoy it was just shit.

It was poorly acted, had a lot of really weird eidting effects, there was a distinct lack of action and what action there was was stupid (and not in the fun 80s movie stupid kind of way, stupid in an incompetant kind of way) and the bad guys might be the most retarded villains in movie history.

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Post by: Lt. Fred on April 25, 2014, 06:07:55 am
Lego movie. SO GOOD

Captain America the Winter Soldier.

Loved it.

Just try not to think too hard about whether or not all those guys Cap punched/kicked so hard they flew several feet through the air all died slow painful deaths from the same sorts of injuries you get from being hit by a bus.  It'll only get in the way of Cap's heroic boy scout image.

Well, the MCU Captain America is nowhere close to his "boy scout" image from the old comics. Even in the first film he used guns and had few qualms about killing people, and he downright massacred sentient Chitauri in the Avengers and shot at Loki's human soldiers.

The MCU idea of the "All-American boy scout" is that he doesn't kill people who aren't trying to hurt him, innocents, or the good guys. He fights for justice and freedom and disapproves of trying to rule through fear or force. He's basically an old school idealist.

Yeah but if Cap has few qualms about killing bad guys then why doesn't he just use a gun all the time?  It'd make his job a lot easier.  Plus, I don't know this for a fact, but being shot to death is probably sucks a tiny bit less than being punched and kicked to death.  Not that either would be a painless, peaceful way to die.
I think it is mostly since Captain America fighting with just his shield is so iconic that changing it would anger the fans.

I also loved the movie, I think one of the best things about these new Marvel movies is the way the writers dare to use old comicbook characters but slightly updating or changing them. Whiplash and Batroc were silly enemies but in the movies they were made to be more intimidating and no longer just jokes. AIM was also reduced from a techno-cult to think tank and the Mandarin was changed greatly but that portrayal was just so perfect and provided a great plot twist so I just can't hate it. Some little things like using the name Jasper Sitwell were just so perfect. (In the Iron man comics Jasper Sitwell basically did what Agent Coulson does in the movies but was nerdier and more socially awkward.)

He's a shock troop. He's the dude you send in with the shotgun to kick down the door. When he can beat most people to death with a flick of a wrist, a gun would just get in the way, most of the time. Those other times, he uses a rifle like everyone else.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on April 29, 2014, 09:02:17 am
Snakes on a Plane. It's pretty much exactly what you'd expect.
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Post by: lord gibbon on April 29, 2014, 05:12:25 pm
delightfully stupid?
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Post by: Art Vandelay on April 29, 2014, 08:41:24 pm
Precisely.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on April 30, 2014, 07:43:13 pm
The original Highlander.  Good movie.  Shame about the sequels.  The film franchise is like catching herpes after a really good fuck.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on May 03, 2014, 11:36:04 pm
The Black Death

For a movie I found in a bargin bin and Wal-Mart it was really good.
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Post by: Alehksunos on May 13, 2014, 02:09:07 am
The last films I've watched:

Saturday was Castle in the Sky, and Sunday was Kiki's Delivery Service. I loved both films, but I could be biased.

I was especially happy I have finally seen the latter as a whole since years ago when the Disney Channel still played random films I only caught the final parts of the film leading to the climax. The plot was boring, as it was one of the more romantic films (read: No Antagonist) from Studio Ghibli, but it was still a beautiful, charming feature that has been a special place in my heart for ever since.

I am especially delighted that I have physical copies of these films, as well as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away (which I've seen a while ago and loved).
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 13, 2014, 06:40:02 pm
Me and my roomie caught Winter Soldier on Sunday.  I was not disappointed!
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Post by: Iczerfour on May 14, 2014, 06:04:46 am
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

 by the way...  we can't stop here! this is bat country!!
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on May 14, 2014, 06:00:00 pm
The original Highlander.  Good movie.  Shame about the sequels.  The film franchise is like catching herpes after a really good fuck.

I've only seen that movie once, and I found it woefully overrated.

1) The reason the immortals are driven to kill each other is never explained.
2) The police woman being an expert on ancient swords, enough to write a rather thick book about them, is too convenient. That's not something you can pick up in your spare time. It would have made more sense if she worked at a museum or in antiquities and the police consulted her after finding the sword.
3) The fight choreography was...well...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXm6F-K6Ffo
I've taken a single semester of college fencing and I could have ended any fight in that movie with a single thrust.
4) The scene of the Kurgan assembling his weapon is supposed to make him look badass. Unfortunately, in melee combat, having a weapon that comes apart easily is a MASSIVE liability, especially if one of the parts that disassembles is the main striking surface (in this case, the blade).
5) So, the reward for killing all the other immortals is that...you become mortal? What?
6) They have Sean Connery, the most Scottish man on the face of the Earth, playing an ancient Egyptian masquerading as a Spaniard and not even bothering with the accent. I could give the Egypt thing a pass for the sake of the narrative, but why not just say his current identity is as a Scotsman?
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Post by: davedan on May 14, 2014, 07:43:30 pm
That's because he's Sean Fucking Connery. He plays it with a scottish accent whether he's an ancient Egyptian Spaniard, an English Secret Service Agent or a Russian Submarine Captain. And he does not give a fuck. Because he loves his voice and so does the rest of the world it seems.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on May 17, 2014, 02:46:38 pm
Godzilla.

Not as good as the good reviews say, not as bad as the bad reviews say.
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Post by: Katsuro on May 18, 2014, 07:01:04 am
Godzilla.

Not as good as the good reviews say, not as bad as the bad reviews say.

Pretty much sums up how I feel about it too.  IMO it could have used more monster fighting and less monster fight cock-teasing.
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Post by: Alehksunos on May 22, 2014, 10:45:59 pm
Having recently seen the 2014 Godzilla, I agree with what Katsuro said. None the less, I've enjoyed it but it wasn't as awesome as I wanted it to be...
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Post by: Katsuro on May 23, 2014, 06:53:24 am
Having recently seen the 2014 Godzilla, I agree with what Katsuro said. None the less, I've enjoyed it but it wasn't as awesome as I wanted it to be...

Same, really.  Although there were a couple of "hero shots" I guess you could call them that did genuinely make me grin with their awesomeness.  And I'm not even a Godzilla fan.  I'm hoping the sequel will have more awesomeness.
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Post by: Sleepy on May 23, 2014, 07:00:03 am
I heard the new Godzilla was too family-oriented and lacking in fight scenes.
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Post by: Sour Grapes on May 23, 2014, 10:39:48 pm
The Lego Movie.

Everything is Awesome...
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Post by: rageaholic on May 24, 2014, 01:00:35 pm
Monuments Men with George Clooney.  It got bad reviews, but I thought it was a pretty good movie.  Despite Batman and Robin sucking monkey balls, I don't get the hate for George Clooney. 
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on May 27, 2014, 05:59:53 pm
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Weirdly small-scale considering the stakes, but certainly a strong film nonetheless. The sequel will apparently have more Quiksilver, which might be a bad thing (this version seems to be a small-doses kinda guy) and more Blink, which is definitely a good thing.

The film also brought back Toad for no explicable reason whatsoever. No, really. I've no idea why Toad would be in this, but there he is.

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Post by: Katsuro on May 28, 2014, 01:50:19 am
Machete Kills.  Not nearly as bad as people say it is, but also not nearly as good as the 1st Machete film was.  Also, I think Danny Trejo might have stopped giving a shit; lately he seems about as invested in his roles as Bruce Willis is in his.
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Post by: Askold on May 29, 2014, 04:00:10 am
LEGO movie.

It had some good jokes and some of the bits seemed clever once the actual plot started to make sense, but it didn't seem as good as some of the reviews and comments made it out to be.

I did have a childhood flashback when I saw the astronaut LEGO though. My very first LEGO was something like that, but instead of a large spaceship he just had a tiny moonrover that was the size of those lawnmovers that you can drive (in comparison to the LEGO man.)

And his helmet cracked at some point I think. And his face got smudged out as I played with the set a lot.
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Post by: Iczerfour on May 29, 2014, 07:52:00 am
Star trek: into darkness
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 30, 2014, 02:34:23 am
Machete Kills.  Not nearly as bad as people say it is, but also not nearly as good as the 1st Machete film was.  Also, I think Danny Trejo might have stopped giving a shit; lately he seems about as invested in his roles as Bruce Willis is in his.

It's Trejo, I know what his logic is:  Paychecks are nice.
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Post by: Katsuro on May 30, 2014, 08:37:17 am
Machete Kills.  Not nearly as bad as people say it is, but also not nearly as good as the 1st Machete film was.  Also, I think Danny Trejo might have stopped giving a shit; lately he seems about as invested in his roles as Bruce Willis is in his.

It's Trejo, I know what his logic is:  Paychecks are nice.

Yep, seems so.  The last two movies of his that I've seen it felt like he was practically sleep walking his way through them (again, ala Bruce Willis).  I guess he knows he doesn't need to give a fuck anymore: he's Danny Trejo and he knows he'll keep getting work because he's Danny Trejo.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 30, 2014, 07:36:38 pm
Machete Kills.  Not nearly as bad as people say it is, but also not nearly as good as the 1st Machete film was.  Also, I think Danny Trejo might have stopped giving a shit; lately he seems about as invested in his roles as Bruce Willis is in his.

It's Trejo, I know what his logic is:  Paychecks are nice.

Yep, seems so.  The last two movies of his that I've seen it felt like he was practically sleep walking his way through them (again, ala Bruce Willis).  I guess he knows he doesn't need to give a fuck anymore: he's Danny Trejo and he knows he'll keep getting work because he's Danny Trejo.

Arguably, every movie he's in is improved by his presence.  Sure, he doesn't give a fuck, but he makes whatever he's in entertaining.


Also, as to the topic, I just got back from watching the new X-Men movie.  Days of Future Past was pretty damned good!
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Post by: chitoryu12 on May 31, 2014, 05:25:20 pm
Machete Kills.  Not nearly as bad as people say it is, but also not nearly as good as the 1st Machete film was.  Also, I think Danny Trejo might have stopped giving a shit; lately he seems about as invested in his roles as Bruce Willis is in his.

It's Trejo, I know what his logic is:  Paychecks are nice.

Yep, seems so.  The last two movies of his that I've seen it felt like he was practically sleep walking his way through them (again, ala Bruce Willis).  I guess he knows he doesn't need to give a fuck anymore: he's Danny Trejo and he knows he'll keep getting work because he's Danny Trejo.

From my own experience with him and seeing what he's interested in, the guy isn't exactly an auteur. He has a love for schlock, B-movies, and indie gorefests. Stuff like Machete or Grindhouse (as well as tough Latino thugs) are basically his zone. It helps that these are films where a lack of acting doesn't really get noticed.
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Post by: Sleepy on May 31, 2014, 09:15:04 pm
My uncle met Trejo a couple times and said he was hilarious, very non-serious and self-deprecating. Basically, he's perfect for those types of roles.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on May 31, 2014, 09:58:07 pm
No Country for Old Men, just after I finished reading Blood Meridian. Shell-shocked.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on June 01, 2014, 12:40:07 am
Days of Future Past. I was (predictably) annoyed at the time-travel logic, but a fun movie overall.
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Post by: Sour Grapes on June 01, 2014, 02:28:50 am
The Avengers.
It was really quite good.  It lead me to binge watching two seasons of Avengers:  Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
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Post by: Katsuro on June 01, 2014, 01:36:28 pm
The Avengers.
It was really quite good.  It lead me to binge watching two seasons of Avengers:  Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

I was expecting it to be utter shite, but I went to see it anyway coz a friend wanted to see it and it ended up being my favourite movie of that year.  It must've been the most pleasantly suprised I've been by a film in...well ever, probably.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on June 01, 2014, 03:02:24 pm
Days of Future Past. I was (predictably) annoyed at the time-travel logic, but a fun movie overall.

Earth-811 in the comics has been erased, except for all the ways it hasn't. Comics, everybody.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on June 01, 2014, 03:12:43 pm
Maleficent.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on June 01, 2014, 07:48:17 pm
The Avengers.
It was really quite good.  It lead me to binge watching two seasons of Avengers:  Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

I was expecting it to be utter shite, but I went to see it anyway coz a friend wanted to see it and it ended up being my favourite movie of that year.  It must've been the most pleasantly suprised I've been by a film in...well ever, probably.

Why else would Marvel be winning the cinema war against DC?

There's a huge gap between the styles of the two franchises in how they handle movies, and you can easily see why Marvel is ahead.

Marvel makes films that are updated for modern audience expectations and composites of existing stories, but are exceptionally faithful adaptations in many senses. Their choices for actors, especially for the major characters, are wonderful. The movies are vibrant and colorful, and have plenty of humor. Romance plots are kept to an absolute minimum to the point where some of their films 100% lack any romantic elements, even the typical tacked-on love scenes that Hollywood often demands. What you get is literally a comic book turned into a movie, merely adjusted for mainstream audiences. The entire series is in the same continuity and references past works, as well as referencing other Marvel content that hasn't made it to the big screen yet. There are multiple strong female characters (Black Widow is arguably the hero of The Avengers despite being less prominent than the rest and has an even bigger role in Winter Soldier), three major black characters, and they're giving individual movies to just about every character they can over time.

DC movies are almost always rather dark and often devoid of humor for the most part, with washed-out colors or relatively dull environments (Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is predominately black, gray, and brown and Man of Steel is run through the same filter as Saving Private Ryan). Traditional Hollywood tacked-on romance subplots are commonplace (Man of Steel might be the worst offender, with the attraction coming out of literally nowhere and having zero bearing on the plot or characters). A number of them are darker and edgier adaptations, with Man of Steel once more being the worst offender.  There's also a tendency for them to try and reboot instead of continuing onward (Man of Steel and the new Batman v Superman movie is a reboot of both the Dark Knight Trilogy and Brian De Palma's Superman film). They've also taken ages to actually get female heroes out the door, with Wonder Woman appearing for the first time in 2016 and being given less credit (and probably less screentime) than the two major male superheroes, and important minorities are few and far between. To say nothing of David Goyer's recent comments regarding She-Hulk and Martian Manhunter.
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Post by: Katsuro on June 02, 2014, 05:27:07 pm
I still can't decide if The Dark Knight being so good balances the scales between DC and Marvel's movies.  I mean overall Marvel's recent movies have been much better than DC's (which isn't saying much) but on the otherhand...The Dark Knight.
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Post by: Iczerfour on June 02, 2014, 07:47:00 pm
Das Boot
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Post by: Lt. Fred on June 03, 2014, 03:55:25 am
Das Boot

Such a good movie.
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Post by: Katsuro on June 05, 2014, 02:30:24 am
X-men: Days of Future Past.

Damn that was a good film.  Not jut a good comicbook/superhero movie but a good movie in it's own right.  It was soo good in fact that I'm now no longer secure in my belief that The Dark Knight is the best comicbook movie of all time.

My only real complaints are that there are a few interesting (and one cool as fuck looking - I think he's Bishop but I'm not sure 'coz I never read the comics) new mutant characters we don't really get to know anything about and the film didn't have enough Peter Dinklage.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on June 05, 2014, 04:27:40 am
Bishop = energy absorber with a gun.

Re: Marvel vs. DC; the stupidest thing is that, by starting from the ground up and being less bogged down in sequels, like the current phase of Marvel arguably has been, there was an opportunity for DC to jump ahead of Marvel in terms of minorities - John Stewart in the Justice League, a solo Wonder Woman and so forth. But now, War Machine's turning up in Age of Ultron, and there might be a Black Widow or Captain Marvel film before Avengers 3 (beyond entertainment, this is the reason to see Guardians of the Galaxy - if Marvel can sell that, then all bets are off and more risks may be taken).

The opportunity to lead has disappeared, and I have no faith in Zack Snyder to handle Wonder Woman's characterisation with any nuance anyhow.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on June 05, 2014, 06:02:05 pm
American Pop

Pretty cool movie, I'm glad I finally got to finish it.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on June 05, 2014, 07:01:57 pm
Bishop = energy absorber with a gun.

Re: Marvel vs. DC; the stupidest thing is that, by starting from the ground up and being less bogged down in sequels, like the current phase of Marvel arguably has been, there was an opportunity for DC to jump ahead of Marvel in terms of minorities - John Stewart in the Justice League, a solo Wonder Woman and so forth. But now, War Machine's turning up in Age of Ultron, and there might be a Black Widow or Captain Marvel film before Avengers 3 (beyond entertainment, this is the reason to see Guardians of the Galaxy - if Marvel can sell that, then all bets are off and more risks may be taken).

The opportunity to lead has disappeared, and I have no faith in Zack Snyder to handle Wonder Woman's characterisation with any nuance anyhow.

Guardians of the Galaxy will almost definitely sell. The MCU franchise is so huge that it could probably sell a film based on a relatively unknown character, and it's gotten a great reputation so far for faithful adaptations that appeal to comic book fans as well as being good enough to stand on their own for a non-nerd audience.

In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the film just increases the popularity of the comic. Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando started selling some merchandise as far back as two years ago.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 05, 2014, 08:16:53 pm
I'm going to be going to see Guardians of the Galaxy, myself, so... yeah.  Looking forward to it.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 05, 2014, 08:18:08 pm
I'm going to be going to see Guardians of the Galaxy, myself, so... yeah.  Looking forward to it.

I want to see it, but between Maleficent and HTTYD2, our movie budget's busted for awhile XD
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 05, 2014, 08:18:56 pm
Shit, I sorta forgot about HTTYD 2! I'll have to go see that...
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Post by: Zygarde on June 07, 2014, 12:20:01 am
I went to see The Fault in Our Stars ( I cried, movies have been doing that to me alot lately.) and X-Men Days of Future Past, I liked it.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on June 08, 2014, 02:45:27 pm
Edge of Tomorrow.

It looks on the surface like another generic sci-fi action movie that's all about the star power and pretty CGI. It turns out it's actually one of the best movies released in 2014 so far.
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Post by: Askold on June 11, 2014, 02:40:08 pm
Edge of Tomorrow.

It looks on the surface like another generic sci-fi action movie that's all about the star power and pretty CGI. It turns out it's actually one of the best movies released in 2014 so far.

When I heard about this Cruise movie I first thought that they had stolen the concept from All you need is kill but turns out that it really is officially based on that manga. I read a few chapters but although I liked the concept for some reason I just didn't like it enough to keep on reading. (Which is weird, but human mind is strange.)
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on June 11, 2014, 06:05:54 pm
Edge of Tomorrow.

It looks on the surface like another generic sci-fi action movie that's all about the star power and pretty CGI. It turns out it's actually one of the best movies released in 2014 so far.

Ditto. Also,

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Post by: Katsuro on June 12, 2014, 02:04:26 am
Edge of Tomorrow.

It looks on the surface like another generic sci-fi action movie that's all about the star power and pretty CGI. It turns out it's actually one of the best movies released in 2014 so far.

Ditto. Also,

Me three.  The trailers didn't exactly get me hyped for this, but the reviews were excellent so I checked it out and yeah, it's pretty damned good.
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Post by: Meshakhad on June 15, 2014, 03:08:57 pm
Fault In Our Stars. Amazing movie. Everybody cried.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on June 17, 2014, 10:28:52 pm
Edge of Tomorrow. Cool concept, though I felt the WW2 references were a little overplayed.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on June 18, 2014, 07:33:27 am
Gravity. Or as I like to call it, Physics Don't Work That Way: The Movie.
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Post by: Iczerfour on June 21, 2014, 11:27:24 pm
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
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Post by: Alehksunos on June 21, 2014, 11:28:54 pm
The Lego Movie.

I am late, but happy it's out.
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on June 29, 2014, 06:24:10 am
Transformers AOE, which was pretty good for a Bay movie.

It opened up some interesting subplots, had interesting designs, a badass main villain in Lockdown (His face is a gun!), and the MOTHERFUCKING T REX!

The little subtle upgrade Optimus got when he drew the sword is interesting-looking as well, really gives off that knight vibe.

In other words, I'd recommend it.
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Post by: Katsuro on June 30, 2014, 04:54:11 pm
Elysium.  It was ok I guess, it certainly wasn't horrible, but I found myself constantly asking questions all of which began with "why".  Such as:

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Also, for me all the bad guys were a little too moustache twirlingly evil for my liking.  I'm not even 100% sure what all their motivations were other than being just evil and batfuck insane.  And kind of "racist" in the case of Jodie Foster's character.  Yeah in real life some people are just isnane psychopathes but that doesn't make for very interesting characters in works of fiction.  It just felt like the mvoie was trying too hard to make the audience hate the bad guys and in doing so made them a bit cartoonish.

Despite all that nit-picking the film, as I said, isn't terible it's just not as well thought out as it should have been.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 30, 2014, 06:09:45 pm
Regarding your spoiler:

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Post by: Katsuro on July 01, 2014, 04:06:18 am
Regarding your spoiler:

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I don't remember that bit.  I might have missed it being distracted thinking about something else in the film that was bugging me lol.
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Post by: Askold on July 01, 2014, 06:55:36 am
Regarding your spoiler:

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I don't remember that bit.  I might have missed it being distracted thinking about something else in the film that was bugging me lol.
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And I do agree that the ending is more than a little silly. It was just so utopistic and made it look like they could have fixed all the problems in the world and had the resources for it but for some reason just didn't. (Maybe they were libertarians and did not support universal healthcare?)

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Post by: Katsuro on July 01, 2014, 07:59:41 am
Regarding your spoiler:

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I don't remember that bit.  I might have missed it being distracted thinking about something else in the film that was bugging me lol.
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Ah I remember that now.  Thing is though it's not much of a security measure, seeing as it doesn't actually stop another person forcably extracting the data from whoever has it, plus it seems that you can view the data without extracting it (as Spider does at one point).  The movie as far as I remember doesn't say why the data has to even be transfered from head to head, I don't remember it making it clear that you can't just ransfer it from head to an external hard drive...which means you die whilst the criminals get your data with no consequence to themselves.
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Post by: Askold on July 01, 2014, 08:53:22 am
Regarding your spoiler:

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I don't remember that bit.  I might have missed it being distracted thinking about something else in the film that was bugging me lol.
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Ah I remember that now.  Thing is though it's not much of a security measure, seeing as it doesn't actually stop another person forcably extracting the data from whoever has it, plus it seems that you can view the data without extracting it (as Spider does at one point).  The movie as far as I remember doesn't say why the data has to even be transfered from head to head, I don't remember it making it clear that you can't just ransfer it from head to an external hard drive...which means you die whilst the criminals get your data with no consequence to themselves.

...True. I remember thinking before that it was a strangely inefficient copy protection. Clearly they needed the end result of that protection program to make the ending play out the way it does but I'm sure they could have thought of some other reason for it.
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Post by: Katsuro on July 15, 2014, 01:54:44 pm
Transformers: Age of Extinction.

I shall sum it up with these three videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogId4kCae1A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-9n2ImgJQ0

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

Actually that's being a little unfair...those videos are for more enjoyable and they don't steal nearly 3 hours of your life.
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on July 15, 2014, 02:11:51 pm
Transformers: Age of Extinction.

I shall sum it up with these three videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogId4kCae1A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-9n2ImgJQ0

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

Actually that's being a little unfair...those videos are for more enjoyable and they don't steal nearly 3 hours of your life.

I liked AOE, as it opened up a interesting plot line that Bay will most likely fuck up like his last trilogy's arc. Plus, all the transfans are going on about it being the squids when it's totally the Vok. So much fertile ground for trolling and flame wars, there are little mes running all over the place!

I am truly the neoplasm of all fandoms.

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Post by: Katsuro on July 15, 2014, 02:20:28 pm

I liked AOE, as it opened up a interesting plot line that Bay will most likely fuck up like his last trilogy's arc. Plus, all the transfans are going on about it being the squids when it's totally the Vok. So much fertile ground for trolling and flame wars, there are little mes running all over the place!

I am truly the neoplasm of all fandoms.

I did kind of like Transformers 1 and I might have liked this one too in the same way I sometimes enjoy a Big Mac if it had've been the first Transformers movie.  But we've had 3 before and they're all really, really similar which makes them increasingly boring with each new iteration.  And this one did not need to be nearly 3 hours long, it could've been half as long and lost nothing.  Also the product placement is almost constant and so un-subtle and done in such inappropriate places in the film it's actually distracting and takes me right out of the moment.  It really did feel like a compilation of car comericals.

I can see how someone could get some enjoyment out if this film, we all have an inner 10 year old in our brain somewhere, but I think I'm just done with this franchise. One was enough for me, 4 is too many when there's not enough to differentiate them.  Plus as I get older I find myself wanting more from films than mindless junk-food style entertainment.  Which is a shame in a way 'coz I'm worried some day I'll stop finding indescribable joy in Arnold Schwarzenegger movies :(

Also... the did writer of T:AoE really go out of his way to research Texas' under-age sex laws?  Because that's just creepy and all kinds of "eww".
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on July 17, 2014, 01:05:01 am
I just got done binging on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".

I know, it's a TV show instead of a movie, but I'm counting it, dammit!

Next day: "Ravenous", a horromedy about cannibalism based loosely on legends of the wendigo. Well worth a watch.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 19, 2014, 03:23:15 pm
Roomie and I have been doing Redbox weekends lately.  $3 for two blu-ray movies that look decent, and we'll sit down with lunch or dinner and watch one or both.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on July 19, 2014, 03:24:36 pm
Fargo.
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Post by: Katsuro on July 23, 2014, 04:49:54 pm
Vikingdom.  It's rubbish and Dominic Purcell is about as charasmatic a lead as a heavily sedated slug.  His performace also suggests he might not be entirley familiar with these wee things commonly known as "emotions".
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Post by: Sigmaleph on July 31, 2014, 11:29:00 am
This Is the End. Funny but not terribly inspired, which is roughly what I expected going in.
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on July 31, 2014, 11:47:45 am
This Is the End. Funny but not terribly inspired, which is roughly what I expected going in.

Speaking of endings, did that Left Behind remake ever get made?
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on July 31, 2014, 03:41:49 pm
This Is the End. Funny but not terribly inspired, which is roughly what I expected going in.

Speaking of endings, did that Left Behind remake ever get made?

Supposedly, it's supposed to be released later this year. I wonder how they'll handle the scintillating details of the characters' predatory urges, sexual hangups and travel logistics.

Also, last night I watched a ho-hum direct-to-DVD called "Hammer of the Gods". Ironically, the protagonist is an atheist (in ninth-century Viking England) and the only character who uses an actual warhammer is killed off about three-quarters of the way through. Other than that, it's pretty standard "hero's journey" material.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 31, 2014, 08:09:01 pm
we might go see the Left Behind remake... simply for Nic Cage.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on July 31, 2014, 08:16:41 pm
we might go see the Left Behind remake... simply for Nic Cage.
My Lord, imagine if Gary Busey was in it too.
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Post by: Iczerfour on August 01, 2014, 02:35:07 am
Caligula the 1979 unrated version

p.s. its on YouTube..
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on August 06, 2014, 04:34:22 pm
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Post by: Katsuro on August 06, 2014, 04:43:01 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy.  That's twice now that Marvel has pleasantly suprised me with a movie that I wasn't expecting high things from. In fact, not only did I not have high expectations but I thought I would actually hate this film.  Now, I'm not convinced this film is as good as everyone else seems to be saying it is but damn that was a fun ride.

It has also occured to me that 3 of the best movies I've seen this year so far are comic book movies. Not only that but they aren't among the best simply by comparison with everything else I've seen being a bit shit; they were genuinely excellent films on their own merits.  This is a strange time in which we live.  Strange, but awesome.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on August 06, 2014, 08:16:18 pm
It has also occured to me that 3 of the best movies I've seen this year so far are comic book movies. Not only that but they aren't among the best simply by comparison with everything else I've seen being a bit shit; they were genuinely excellent films on their own merits.  This is a strange time in which we live.  Strange, but awesome.

Lemme guess, none of them were DC movies?
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Post by: Katsuro on August 07, 2014, 01:09:39 am
It has also occured to me that 3 of the best movies I've seen this year so far are comic book movies. Not only that but they aren't among the best simply by comparison with everything else I've seen being a bit shit; they were genuinely excellent films on their own merits.  This is a strange time in which we live.  Strange, but awesome.

Lemme guess, none of them were DC movies?

Yup (have any DC movies even come out this year?) all Marvel.  Well, more accurately 2 Marvel movies and one Fox movie with Marvel characters (Days of Future Past) .
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on August 07, 2014, 02:22:06 am
"Jack Frost", a direct-to-video horromedy about a serial killer transformed into a snowman. Yeah...
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Post by: Ghoti on August 07, 2014, 03:28:20 am
I rewatched the Avengers and noticed something funny: in Natasha's first scene (the interrogation), she manages to disable an attacker by flipping her hair in his face. Yes, she's supposed to have hit him with the back of her head, but it's just funnier to think that she can defeat someone by whipping her hair back.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on August 07, 2014, 05:46:24 pm
It has also occured to me that 3 of the best movies I've seen this year so far are comic book movies. Not only that but they aren't among the best simply by comparison with everything else I've seen being a bit shit; they were genuinely excellent films on their own merits.  This is a strange time in which we live.  Strange, but awesome.

Lemme guess, none of them were DC movies?

Yup (have any DC movies even come out this year?) all Marvel.  Well, more accurately 2 Marvel movies and one Fox movie with Marvel characters (Days of Future Past) .

Actually, you're right. I was thinking Man of Steel, but that released last summer.

Marvel is pumping out more than one movie a year with strong female and minority characters and incorporating tons of minor characters, continuity nods, and basing movies on their more obscure properties. Meanwhile, DC struggles for a year or more to scrape up a single gritty grimdark adaptation of the exact same two superheroes they've made movies of for decades and rebooting after two or three films. They won't even give Wonder Woman here own film yet.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on August 07, 2014, 09:14:58 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy. Loved it, but was severely disappointed at the lack of Zoe Saldana toplessness, even if only from the back. False advertising, I say!
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Post by: ironbite on August 07, 2014, 09:26:54 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy.

Ironbite-We are Groot.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 07, 2014, 11:13:25 pm
Planning on seeing that tomorrow with the roomie, as well as enjoying the weather.  Oh yes, so looking forward to it.
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Post by: Katsuro on August 10, 2014, 06:34:15 am
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

It's excellent, basically.  It's also interesting to me the fact that a bunch of CGI apes felt more like real people and provoked more genuine emotion and sympathy from me than any of the actual human beings in Transformers 4...hell, they did that better than the human characters in a lot of movies.

Be warned though this is a movie about characters and story, this is not an action movie (even though these is action towards the end).  If you're expecting a "monkey shooty shooty go bang bang" film you're gonna have a bad time, which I think was the case with the fucking twat who sat next to me, who was fidgeting and yawning and sighing with boredem like you'd expect from a fucking 4 year old not a grown man there with his girlfriend (as you might be able to tell this fuckwad really pissed me off).
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Post by: Mechtaur on August 12, 2014, 03:46:24 am
I've been on a Kamen Rider watching spree, just got done with the one released just last March.
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Post by: I am lizard on August 14, 2014, 01:57:09 am
Guardians.

I think it was good, I was to emotionally exhausted to tell.
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Post by: ironbite on August 14, 2014, 02:24:20 am
I've been on a Kamen Rider watching spree, just got done with the one released just last March.

Last...march?  OH KAMEN RIDER TAISEN!

Ironbite-it subbed?
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Post by: Mechtaur on August 14, 2014, 03:00:19 am
I've been on a Kamen Rider watching spree, just got done with the one released just last March.

Last...march?  OH KAMEN RIDER TAISEN!

Ironbite-it subbed?

Yeah, Showa v Heisei.

No, but my wife and I have been weabooing long enough to pick up enough out of context.
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Post by: ironbite on August 14, 2014, 03:35:25 am
I'm waiting on a sub.

Ironbite-and Micchy to die.
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Post by: Mechtaur on August 14, 2014, 03:41:00 am
I still adored it even though I couldn't understand everything on my first run through.

Super Hero Taisen is still my favorite.
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Post by: ironbite on August 14, 2014, 11:34:37 am
I'll still wait for the subs.  And for Micchy to die screaming as he's bisected by Kota.

Ironbite-fuck Micchy.
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Post by: I am lizard on August 14, 2014, 09:50:15 pm
I'm waiting on a sub.

I didn't know you were kinky.
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Post by: ironbite on August 14, 2014, 10:53:20 pm
You know it baby.

Also when I say subs, I mean sub-titles you pervert.

Ironbite-as I can't read nor speak Japanese.
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Post by: I am lizard on August 15, 2014, 12:18:00 am
You know it baby.

Also when I say subs, I mean sub-titles you pervert.

Ironbite-as I can't read nor speak Japanese.
*droops head and walks off wearing gimp suit*
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Post by: SCarpelan on August 17, 2014, 03:37:40 pm
A friend who is a movie buff arranged a guys' night at his place since his girlfriend is away. One of the movies we watched was a pulp scifi Christmas movie called Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058548/). I definitely recommend it as a so bad it's good experience. It's actually not quite as bad as its reputation and the IMDB score would suggest (nowhere near The Room or Hands of Manos level bad) but still absurd and silly enough to laugh at. The reason I forgive a lot of the silliness is that it's obviously meant as a lighthearted kids' movie with a Christmas theme. Now that I think about it I can't really think of any other kids' movie that I would consider bad in a good way - usually the bad ones end up just being painful to watch.
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Post by: ironbite on August 17, 2014, 09:33:07 pm
Yeah MST3K handled that.

SPEAKING OF!  Godzilla 1998

Ironbite-god I love you Rifftrax.
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Post by: starseeker on August 18, 2014, 08:31:28 am
You know it baby.

Also when I say subs, I mean sub-titles you pervert.

Ironbite-as I can't read nor speak Japanese.
Think ImaginationStation have done it, with the usual row over whether or not the TL is accurate.

Last film I watched was the original Godzilla, which was really quite bleak and depressing.
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Post by: Iczerfour on August 18, 2014, 10:26:46 am
a very good riff of Night of the Lepus.


Its a movie about giant man eating killer WABBITS!
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 18, 2014, 09:55:52 pm
We watched Transcendance.  Surprisingly good.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on August 23, 2014, 04:49:10 pm
a very good riff of Night of the Lepus.


Its a movie about giant man eating killer WABBITS!

More on Night of the Lepus (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzzJx0a7WLE)
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on August 23, 2014, 04:49:56 pm
a very good riff of Night of the Lepus.


Its a movie about giant man eating killer WABBITS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzzJx0a7WLE
FTFY
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on August 23, 2014, 10:33:41 pm
"Lucy". It's based on a completely wrong misunderstanding of how the brain and consciousness works, but it's enjoyable for all that.
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Post by: chad sexington on August 25, 2014, 03:04:32 am
A friend who is a movie buff arranged a guys' night at his place since his girlfriend is away. One of the movies we watched was a pulp scifi Christmas movie called Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058548/). I definitely recommend it as a so bad it's good experience. It's actually not quite as bad as its reputation and the IMDB score would suggest (nowhere near The Room or Hands of Manos level bad) but still absurd and silly enough to laugh at. The reason I forgive a lot of the silliness is that it's obviously meant as a lighthearted kids' movie with a Christmas theme. Now that I think about it I can't really think of any other kids' movie that I would consider bad in a good way - usually the bad ones end up just being painful to watch.

It's one of my favourite Christmas movies.  Although the scene at the end - where the villains are being defeated in the workshop - is painful for me to watch, due to the awful forced laughter of the kids.  My ears!! :(
I loved that giant robot though!
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Post by: ironbite on August 25, 2014, 03:38:39 am
Kamen Rider Taisen Featuring Super Sentai.

Ironbite-IT DRAGGED ON AND ON AND ON AND ON!
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Post by: RavynousHunter on August 25, 2014, 09:57:48 am
Watched Fargo.  The movie itself was good, but...I HATE the fucking accents.  I get that its in the Minnesota/North Dakota area and fucking EVERYONE talks like that there, apparently, but FUCK.  I now have that shit lodged in my head, and I'll probably only be able to get it out with either a hacksaw and melon baller, or a fucking bullet.
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Post by: Ghoti on August 25, 2014, 10:53:00 am
Watched Fargo.  The movie itself was good, but...I HATE the fucking accents.  I get that its in the Minnesota/North Dakota area and fucking EVERYONE talks like that there, apparently, but FUCK.  I now have that shit lodged in my head, and I'll probably only be able to get it out with either a hacksaw and melon baller, or a fucking bullet.
If it makes you feel any better, I've lived in Minnesota all my life and the only people who talk like the characters in Fargo are people who are specifically trying to imitate the characters in Fargo. The accent doesn't really exist undiluted except in parodies and elderly locals. Minnesotans really do talk like normal folks, doncha know.
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Post by: Random Dinosaur on August 25, 2014, 02:58:03 pm
That's true. I've lived in Virginia for most of my life and went to college in South Dakota for three years, and I've yet to meet anyone who constantly spoke in a stereotypical southern accent for the former (even when visiting the Deep South) or a stereotypical midwestern accent for the latter.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on August 27, 2014, 07:31:10 pm
Joshua, one of that rarest of animals...a Christian movie that's actually good. The title character, who is finally revealed to be Jesus (it's never made clear if it's supposed to be THE Second Coming or just a visit), actually acts in a loving and compassionate manner, and in turn inspires those around him to be loving and compassionate, while supernatural occurrences are kept few in number and low-key in nature. Judgementalism and attempts to divide people into in-and-out-groups are explicitly condemned. The only part I didn't like was a line at the end that can be interpreted as meaning only Christians are capable of love, but given the rest, I'm willing to assume it wasn't intended that way.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on September 05, 2014, 08:40:15 am
Just saw the Angry Video Game Nerd movie. All I can say is, what a shitload of shamelessly self-congratulatory fuck. I'd rather suck farts out of a dog's asshole. I'd rather lick the shit skid off of the inside of a toilet bowl than watch this movie.

In all seriousness, how someone as knowledgeable about film as James Rolfe could think a simple webshow about swearing at crappy old games would actually work as a film, I'll never understand. If you want a basic idea of what it's like, just imagine his Rob the Robot episode padded out to a couple of hours. It's essentially one big wank over how amazing James Rolfe thinks he is.
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Post by: Thejebusfire on September 07, 2014, 10:50:49 pm
Saw Guardians of the Galaxy with some friends. We weren't really planning to see a movie. We were just talking about movies and decided to see one at the right that second.
We missed the first 15 minutes due to there not being a movie theatre in our college town.
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Post by: Kat S. on September 07, 2014, 11:16:54 pm
Walking Tall, the original version.
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Post by: I am lizard on September 07, 2014, 11:25:16 pm
Saw Guardians of the Galaxy with some friends. We weren't really planning to see a movie. We were just talking about movies and decided to see one at the right that second.
We missed the first 15 minutes due to there not being a movie theatre in our college town.
Don't worry, you didn't miss much.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on September 08, 2014, 02:27:17 am
Saw Guardians of the Galaxy with some friends. We weren't really planning to see a movie. We were just talking about movies and decided to see one at the right that second.
We missed the first 15 minutes due to there not being a movie theatre in our college town.
Don't worry, you didn't miss much.

Except, you know, the most horrifically sad opening ever that adds more connection to events later in the film.
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Post by: Katsuro on September 08, 2014, 03:28:55 am
Saw Guardians of the Galaxy with some friends. We weren't really planning to see a movie. We were just talking about movies and decided to see one at the right that second.
We missed the first 15 minutes due to there not being a movie theatre in our college town.
Don't worry, you didn't miss much.

Except, you know, the most horrifically sad opening ever that adds more connection to events later in the film.

Yeah the opening is extremely important to the central character's...well, character.
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Post by: I am lizard on September 08, 2014, 09:27:36 pm
Saw Guardians of the Galaxy with some friends. We weren't really planning to see a movie. We were just talking about movies and decided to see one at the right that second.
We missed the first 15 minutes due to there not being a movie theatre in our college town.
Don't worry, you didn't miss much.

Except, you know, the most horrifically sad opening ever that adds more connection to events later in the film.
I didn't want him to be disappointed...
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Post by: Iczerfour on September 13, 2014, 04:34:03 am
Leonard part 6

I have very high tolerance to very shitty movies.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on September 13, 2014, 02:29:47 pm
Roomie and I had a Spielberg binge yesterday and we wound up watching Young Sherlock Holmes.  1985, baby.  Was surprisingly good.
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Post by: Commissar Kaz on October 05, 2014, 10:59:06 pm
 Saw Gone Girl today. It was nothing like I expected it to be, but it was a really good movie.
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on October 05, 2014, 11:35:22 pm
The Man Who Laughs, which really freaks me out with the "antagonist's" face being a inspiration for the Joker. It really makes me wonder if the Joker is actually immortal or some shit like that.

(http://filmmakeriq.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/The_Man_Who_Laughs_1928_3.jpg)

JAYSUS.
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Post by: Iczerfour on October 06, 2014, 01:48:34 am
House on haunted hill
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on October 22, 2014, 02:00:19 pm
Gone Girl
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on October 22, 2014, 06:07:43 pm
Finished my annual Alien franchise binge watch, and just came up with a theory.

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Post by: chitoryu12 on October 22, 2014, 07:49:14 pm
Finished my annual Alien franchise binge watch, and just came up with a theory.

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I watch the first two films and then decide that Hicks and Ripley got married, adopted Newt, and took Bishop in as their robot butler.

That's my canon and I am sticking to it.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 22, 2014, 09:27:25 pm
Finished my annual Alien franchise binge watch, and just came up with a theory.

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I watch the first two films and then decide that Hicks and Ripley got married, adopted Newt, and took Bishop in as their robot butler.

That's my canon and I am sticking to it.

headcanon acquired.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on October 23, 2014, 01:53:01 am
Finished my annual Alien franchise binge watch, and just came up with a theory.

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I too came up with a theory: post-Vietnam US needed therapeutic Hollywood movies more than ever before.
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Post by: Katsuro on October 23, 2014, 02:26:47 am
Dracula Untold.

Meh.  I don't think it's as bad as its 20% Rotten Tomatoes score would suggest, but its the kind of movie the world will forget ever happened.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on October 24, 2014, 04:50:43 pm
"You're all puppets, tangled in strings..."

So, um, yeah. Gone Girl.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on November 01, 2014, 01:11:33 am
Halloween.
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Post by: Kat S. on November 03, 2014, 10:05:07 pm
I watched Do the Right Thing, and before that I watched Braveheart.  Yes, I'm aware that Braveheart is historically inaccurate.
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Post by: Askold on November 05, 2014, 05:59:39 am
Dogs of war. It was supposed to have an identical plot with Expendables but apart from few details (mercenaries, failed scouting mission with the cover story of being an ornithologist, the woman) it had enough differences to say that the Expendables wasn't a copy of it.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on November 07, 2014, 11:29:10 am
Saw Interstellar. Went in with no idea what it was about and low expectations (heard a critic had given it 2/5 stars) and was pleasantly surprised. The combination of hard-but-not-too-hard scifi and decent moral dilemmas works for me. Mildly annoyed by some of the "love is magic" stuff, but otherwise pretty good.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on November 08, 2014, 02:27:44 pm
Fury. I found it to be a very grim and realistic war film, but it failed to reach its true potential and the story ended up falling prey to all of the classic "war is hell" film tropes. My entire opinion, plus a suggestion to improve the writing, is below the cut.

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Post by: Thejebusfire on November 09, 2014, 01:45:27 am
Children of the Corn
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Post by: Iczerfour on November 09, 2014, 01:42:12 pm
children of the corn 3
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Post by: Vypernight on November 10, 2014, 05:17:16 am
Grizzly Man.  Guy with no biology education lives among the bears and thinks he's protecting them, even to the point of going off on those running the preserve who warn him that his actions are causing more harm than good.  Then the guy and his gf get mauled by a bear.  Big surprise. 

Even the best ideas can be ruined by an extremist.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on November 10, 2014, 12:39:58 pm
Oh yeah, it was totally not racist to make all the characters white. I mean, it's not like they were Japanese in the manga or anything, and the city they were in didn't resemble a Japanese city in the slightest!

I'm sorry, I don't think you actually watched the movie.
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Post by: I am lizard on November 10, 2014, 04:09:50 pm
Oh yeah, it was totally not racist to make all the characters white. I mean, it's not like they were Japanese in the manga or anything, and the city they were in didn't resemble a Japanese city in the slightest!

I'm sorry, I don't think you actually watched the movie.
Where did you come to that conclusion?
It would be nice if your were to actually explain why you disagree with my sentiments.

(http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images17/FrenchBulldogHarley8months.JPG)
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Post by: chitoryu12 on November 10, 2014, 09:02:24 pm
Oh yeah, it was totally not racist to make all the characters white. I mean, it's not like they were Japanese in the manga or anything, and the city they were in didn't resemble a Japanese city in the slightest!

I'm sorry, I don't think you actually watched the movie.
Where did you come to that conclusion?
It would be nice if your were to actually explain why you disagree with my sentiments.

The film's main cast of heroes changed the races of exactly two characters, only one of whom was made white (the other was black). The protagonist and his brother are both half-Japanese and voiced by Asian voice actors (as is the other Asian character), and one of the white characters (who was white in the comics) was voiced by an American of Venezuelan-Cuban descent. On a side note, the city is an entirely fictional futuristic metropolis rather than being in Japan in the first place.

So....yeah, you're really wrong.
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Post by: I am lizard on November 10, 2014, 09:20:10 pm
Oh yeah, it was totally not racist to make all the characters white. I mean, it's not like they were Japanese in the manga or anything, and the city they were in didn't resemble a Japanese city in the slightest!

I'm sorry, I don't think you actually watched the movie.
Where did you come to that conclusion?
It would be nice if your were to actually explain why you disagree with my sentiments.

The film's main cast of heroes changed the races of exactly two characters, only one of whom was made white (the other was black). The protagonist and his brother are both half-Japanese and voiced by Asian voice actors (as is the other Asian character), and one of the white characters (who was white in the comics) was voiced by an American of Venezuelan-Cuban descent. On a side note, the city is an entirely fictional futuristic metropolis rather than being in Japan in the first place.

So....yeah, you're really wrong.
Thank you.
I apologize for my ignorance on the matter.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on November 12, 2014, 01:14:23 pm
In retrospect, Honey Lemon was definitely Hispanic. She has a darker skin tone than the white and Asian characters and occasionally has moments where a Hispanic accent slips through.

That would mean that there's only one white member of Big Hero 6.
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Post by: I am lizard on November 12, 2014, 01:31:24 pm
In retrospect, Honey Lemon was definitely Hispanic. She has a darker skin tone than the white and Asian characters and occasionally has moments where a Hispanic accent slips through.

That would mean that there's only one white member of Big Hero 6.
I get it, okay?
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Post by: chitoryu12 on November 13, 2014, 11:56:15 am
In retrospect, Honey Lemon was definitely Hispanic. She has a darker skin tone than the white and Asian characters and occasionally has moments where a Hispanic accent slips through.

That would mean that there's only one white member of Big Hero 6.
I get it, okay?

Chill, brosephus.
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Post by: Iczerfour on November 13, 2014, 07:54:54 pm
arachnophobia..  This move freaked the shit out of me when i was younger but now its a comedy.    :)
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Post by: I am lizard on November 13, 2014, 08:03:56 pm
arachnophobia..  This move freaked the shit out of me when i was younger but now its a comedy.    :)
Spiders are adorable.
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on November 13, 2014, 08:39:39 pm
(http://naturalsciences.org/sites/default/files/Male%20P.%20putnami.jpg)

Cuddliest motherfuckers ever.
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Post by: Zygarde on November 15, 2014, 07:37:19 pm
Interstellar, I liked it and much like a lot of films recently made me cry my little heart out. (seriously what is with that, first Toy Story 3 then The Butler now this.)
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Post by: Askold on November 18, 2014, 05:06:12 pm
Son of Batman appeared on Netflix. I wanted to like it because Damian seems like an interesting character but random stupid things in the movie were ruining it.

a) Attention ninjas: That is not how you use a Katana.

b) Also attention ninjas: That is not how you are supposed to run! What are you doing with your arms?

c) The gatling arrow-gun was just ridiculous. [I know that the League of shadows likes old fashioned things but I they have used guns in other incarnations before so why not now as well?]

The rest are getting spoilered:

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But there were couple cool scenes.
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Post by: Søren on November 20, 2014, 05:40:24 am
Boyfriend and i made an agreement. I would watch guardians of the galaxy if he watched ernest and celestine.

I thought it was ok, can see why furfags jumped all over rocket. But in general i dont like marvel movies or any based off comic books
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Post by: Random Dinosaur on November 20, 2014, 09:24:10 am
(picture of fluffy spider)

Cuddliest motherfuckers ever.

OK, it's official. If my druid ever summons a giant spider in the Pathfinder campaign I'm playing, it will look like that.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on November 21, 2014, 12:35:52 pm
Nominating Big Hero 6 for best animated movie of 2014.
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Post by: Cerim Treascair on November 22, 2014, 07:02:47 pm
Seconding!
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Post by: Sigmaleph on November 22, 2014, 11:49:26 pm
Coherence. Might be my favourite movie I watched this year.

I mean, yes, it fucks up the explanation for Schrödinger's Cat, but everyone does that, so not gonna hold it against it.
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Post by: Alehksunos on November 23, 2014, 09:55:29 pm
The Lego Movie is still my favorite movie of this year but alas Big Hero 6 has found itself as my second favorite of the year. Better yet it didn't become too sentimental like most Disney features do and keeps its pace.

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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on November 24, 2014, 04:14:18 am
Who in the hell names their child Murph?

Alright, Interstellar is pretty damn good. TARS and CASE are the shit, etc.
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Post by: Igor on November 28, 2014, 06:05:13 pm
I saw Catching Fire (2013) and Battle Royale (2000) a little while ago.

Catching Fire was better than I was expecting, certainly more memorable than the first Hunger Games movie. I honestly don't remember the first one at all. I remember the book, I liked it, but I don't remember a thing about the movie. So this one was better by virtue of me remembering it, and also I think it had a slightly less epileptic cameraman. The love triangle thing is still bullshit, but what can you do, eh?

Battle Royale was.. pretty much exactly what I expected. It was... brutal and disturbing and it pulled no punches. I hesitate to say I liked it because.. well, the nature of it, but it was a very well made and very effective film. That said, I have to note that it had some attributes that reminded me of older movies, the loud, bombastic music at the beginning and some of the editing seemed to do things I don't usually see in movies made after the 60s or so. It reminded me of an old wartime propaganda film, and I'm not sure if that was intentional or not, because I haven't seen enough Japanese movies to know if that sort of thing is still common practice or not.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: R. U. Sirius on November 28, 2014, 08:12:13 pm
Depends very largely on the movie. "Battle Royale" in all its forms is intended to be an examination of how strong social ties really are and what keeps us from collapsing into savagery. It's deliberately melodramatic, especially in parts like where the one student shouts at the top of his lungs how much he loves his bulletproof vest, just SECONDS after his attacker shoots him, and well before said attacker is out of earshot.

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As usual, I recommend reading the book rather than relying on the movie as your sole source for what "Battle Royale" is about. The manga is a decent adaptation as far as that goes, and does a lot to fill in the backstories of many characters that only appear for a few pages in the novel, but it also adds a lot of gratuitous nudity and sexuality, which gets especially disturbing when it's in the middle of bloody death scenes.
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Post by: Igor on November 28, 2014, 08:18:45 pm
Oh, probably should have mentioned I've read the book, and that it probably wouldn't have made as much sense to me if I hadn't. I talked about it a bit in the book thread when I read it the first time, but that was ages ago.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 25, 2014, 01:53:21 pm
The Imitation Game.  Not all that accurate, but still a good movie.
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Post by: Iczerfour on December 26, 2014, 03:01:39 am
the omen 1, 2, and 3.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on December 27, 2014, 01:45:46 am
Serenity, after binging on Firefly.

I've become one of those obsessive members of the fandom now don't touch me
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Askold on December 27, 2014, 01:50:37 am
Wife and I managed to leave the kids at grandparents for a while and have a little time to ourselves...

So we went and watched the last Hobbit movie. Pretty good. There were silly and stupid bits but overall I liked it.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on December 27, 2014, 11:13:19 am
Watched the extended edition of the second Hobbit movie last night. I enjoy the Hobbit movies, but I'm a little disappointed by how little actual material the "Extended Editions" add compared to the extended editions of Lord of the Rings.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on December 27, 2014, 03:15:01 pm
Watched the extended edition of the second Hobbit movie last night. I enjoy the Hobbit movies, but I'm a little disappointed by how little actual material the "Extended Editions" add compared to the extended editions of Lord of the Rings.

Presumably because they already used all the material they possibly could to extend one book into three movies.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Askold on December 27, 2014, 08:20:26 pm
I get the feeling that back when it was just two movies it might have been better... But then the studio wanted the love story...
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Post by: Thejebusfire on January 01, 2015, 03:20:00 pm
Tommy.

First movie of the new year. Totally worth it.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on January 01, 2015, 03:45:55 pm
"The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies". Not a bad movie, but they leaned a bit too hard on the characters that they made up. I'm also pretty sure it's got the record for longest battle scene in film history.
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on January 01, 2015, 08:22:46 pm
Forget that. Holy crap, how many times did Bard's kids come close to death?
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: R. U. Sirius on January 08, 2015, 06:31:20 pm
"Into the Woods", the new Disney adaptation. I enjoyed it; it's not nearly as sanitized as people have been complaining it was, though the sexual innuendo was made more subtle. The only thing I didn't like about it was

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Post by: Iczerfour on January 19, 2015, 02:31:12 am
the War of the worlds (1953) a great old movie
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Post by: Katsuro on January 22, 2015, 12:13:14 pm
Taken 3.  It's pretty shit unless you enjoy PG13 action scenes that are shot 2 inches away from the actors by a cameraman with Parkinsons and then edited by a hyperactive 2 year old.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on January 27, 2015, 09:47:32 pm
"The Interview." Funny, but nothing to write home about.
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Post by: Vypernight on January 28, 2015, 04:37:04 am
Annabelle.  I liked it a lot better than The Conjuring and thought they did an excellent job of making the doll creepy.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Askold on February 02, 2015, 12:57:20 pm
Batman: Assault on Arkham. I wasn't suprised to find out it was set in the same universe as the Arkham games since they use the same combat manouvers in few instances...

The Suicide squad is an interesting concept particularly because DC kills of old and established characters in those stories and even then it seems to bring out the best out of the characters. (Unlike Marvel who just gather them up in a bar and have them shot to death without a chance to defend themselves. They even have a separate and poorly written character for those occasions.)

Still their mission in the movie seems to be really stupid.

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Post by: Askold on March 23, 2015, 03:50:11 pm
Am I the only one who still watches movies?

Anyway... Sabotage was a disappointment and the only positive thing in it was that it showed bullets going through walls and doors and people using it to their advantage. Otherwise it was completely forgettable movie.

Surprisingly, John Wick was much better even though I expected a similar brainless action movie that Sabotage was. The actors were good, the story was well done even if it was rather cliched. Actually, I was surprised at how well they did the characters motivation and used it in the story even though it literally was
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And the action was good as well.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 23, 2015, 05:09:39 pm
Last movie I watched was Rocky 2.

I liked the part where the guys were punching each other. that was nice.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: R. U. Sirius on April 02, 2015, 09:57:20 am
"VHS: Viral", the third movie in the "VHS" horror movie series.

I liked it, even though the first sequence was a mix of found-footage and "regular" filmmaking rather than straight found footage the way the rest of the movies have been.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on April 02, 2015, 10:06:09 am
I recently rewatched Shrek and Shrek 2. Surprisingly enough, the second one held up a hell of a lot better than the first. I didn't much care for it back in the day.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 03, 2015, 02:38:07 pm
Rewatching the Marvel films in order, so:

Iron Man (2008)

It's fair to say the film has dated - the CGI is no longer cutting-edge, which is reasonable after seven years - but not truly aged, beyond a reference to MySpace. The weak spot remains the final fight, and I think the reason is because Tony Stark essentially becomes humourless during the whole scene. Yes, he makes a few gags, but they're typical action-film quips, not RDJ-style gags. I don't quite know how you'd fix such things, but it's inevitably off tonally as a consequence. Phil Coulson, on the other hand, is in this film less than you'd think, showing up about five times, with at least the first three occasions being largely inconsequential in themselves; it hard not to feel that, for all the bitching the SHIELD parts received in subsequent films, it's there the character's reputation truly built.

Reportedly, the post-credits scene was written by Brian Michael Bendis, and edited down from three pages of dialogue. Needless to say, either of these facts is implausible without the other.

FUN FACT: the word "problematic" shows up in this film in pre-Tumblr usage, on this occasion to refer to hull pressurisation.
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Post by: Askold on April 03, 2015, 03:20:34 pm
a) The reason Stark doesn't make jokes in the final battle is to show how desperate things are. He is already hurt, he is killing himself by trying to use the old generator to power the suit and he is facing an opponent that outclasses him for the first time since he made the Iron man suit. (The fighter planes were dangerous but mainly because he didn't want to harm them.)

b) Coulson was supposed to be a minor character but everyone liked him so the role kept growing. (He is even a major character in a spiderman cartoon now.)
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 04, 2015, 01:35:18 pm
Oh, I get the purpose of the scene; it's just that pulling off such a one-eighty in tone is nigh-impossible. It's just one slight weak spot in an otherwise classic film.
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The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The only film thus far in the run of ten to fail to gross double its production budget worldwide, or to match said budget domestically, The Incredible Hulk is also the weakest artistically, failing to truly commit to the various themes available. Its opening third hints or implies a possible action-adventure, techno-thriller, monster movie, romance, absurdist satire, medical drama or even a warped sort of kung-fu movie, but it never fully commits to any of these, or even to a few of them, instead retreating to the superhero-as-genre setup exemplified by X-Men (2000); in a year of films including Iron Man and The Dark Knight, this gives it a somewhat dated feel. Edward Norton also plays Bruce Banner as something closer to Bruce Wayne (“Batman’s a scientist!”) rather than, as Mark Ruffalo does, a man in on the cruel joke of his own existence. None of this makes it a terrible film, but it does make it a forgettable one.

FUN FACT: the Abomination survives this film; in fact, no main antagonist in a Marvel Studios film would be unambiguously killed until Iron Man 3 (2013).

MARVEL NO-FACT: when Bruce Banner needs to get angry, he thinks of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 05, 2015, 01:16:53 pm
Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man 2 is not as good as Iron Man, which in Internet terms naturally means it's the worst piece of suckitude in the universe ever. In truth, despite Jon Favreau's wish for a "more conventional" film, Iron Man 2 is almost like a superhero version of A Scanner Darkly (by coincidence, another RDJ film); no scene appears to be essential, but it's hard to know what you'd cut, and minus the Philip K Dickery this makes it OK to good, instead of great. In truth, like The Incredible Hulk, the film could've use more thematic focus - science often crops up, but it's never quite a full-blown theme; nor is the connection between "Hammer" and Thor, and Justin Hammer, practically a Bond villain in the comics, is somewhat wasted as comic relief, even if it results in good scenes. In the end, what improves the film is Captain America: The Winter Soldier; in retrospect, it's not just the US government's interventions that become troubling, but even SHIELD's actions in this film, however well-intentioned.

FUN FACT: Maria Stark has been referenced in three films, but has never appeared.

MARVEL NO-FACT: many believe Mickey Rourke's character to be Whiplash, with elements of the Crimson Dynamo, but a close examination of the script reveals him to be a poorly-written version of Stilt-Man.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on April 05, 2015, 01:27:49 pm
"The Rocketeer", the 1991 adaptation of the comic of the same name. If you watch it and notice similarities between the flying scenes and those in "Iron Man" when Tony is first getting the hang of the suit, it's because ILM did the special effects for both movies. The special effects hold up surprisingly well for it being twenty-four years old; it's still easy to tell that they used bluescreen for a lot of the flying effects, but the "separation" between the Rocketeer and the background isn't nearly as bad as in many other bluescreen-heavy movies of the time.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Askold on April 05, 2015, 02:06:07 pm
Rocketeer is a great movie. Good story and good actors although I think only Timothy Dalton was a major star in the bunch.

Forward unto dawn is on Netflix and it was kinda disappointing. I can't quite finger what was wrong with it but apart from giving more background to the UNSC before the Human vs Covenant war it didn't really add much to the Halo verse. And for someone who has not played the games the sudden plot twist would not make sense.

Although I have to admit that seeing the dark side of the humanity was a welcome change. The first few Halo games showed the Humans as good guys but the truth is that before humanity was united by a common enemy there was a bloody war of independence and the major powers were quite brutal in their method of trying to keep humanity under control.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Zygarde on April 05, 2015, 08:31:22 pm
Saw Furious Seven today, pretty good film granted it's mostly car porn but that's what I paid for.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 06, 2015, 12:43:50 pm
Thor (2011)

Thor keeps it simple, from its plot - a sort of inverted Hero’s Journey where the protagonist must regain his powers and never refuses the call - to its fish-out-of-water humour (“Another!”) to the way it embraces the simple mysteries (is Thor a god or a crazy man? Whose side is SHIELD on?) and eschews the complex ones (should Kat Dennings’ character, who is pretty much Kat Dennings, be trusted with a taser?).  The film is not without flaws - the Hawkeye cameo is nice but inessential, and SHIELD is a little intrusive, albeit not as much as many criticisms suggest. Whilst the film has some subtleties - the Jotunn have something of a point about Asgard - by aiming low enough and vaulting said aims easily, it never really contains the potential to be a true classic. But it succeeds on its own terms anyhow.

FUN FACT: Odin‘s offhand remark about how both his sons have king-potential, but only one of them can be king, is pretty much what kicks off Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, and no doubt Thor: Ragnarok, as well as, indirectly from the Battle of New York, Project Insight from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. What a dick.

MARVEL NO-FACT: thanks to their advanced technology and abilities, Asgardians are able to easily believe it’s not butter.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 07, 2015, 03:32:31 pm
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

The First Avenger is the most idealistic of the Marvel films so far, but what could be an aggravating watch when viewed with even a trace of cynicism succeeds due to two key factors - one, it tempers the idealism with acknowledgements of 1940s reality (no-one in the film is exactly racist or misogynist, but such things existing does crop up) and the nuances to Steve Rogers (whilst a smart tactical thinker, he is a dumbass at all things socially, even post-serum) - and two, the film embraces all things unavoidably goofy (the turbo-button in Colonel Philips’ car, the array of gadgets from the Red Skull, including a helicopter-jet and a special Tesseract-grabber, “his target…is everywhere”, etc). The First Avenger is not the best Marvel Studios film - it might not even be in the top five - but this is merely owing to an abundance of candidates for the title, including its own sequel.

FUN FACT: thus far, the post-credits scene is the last one not to have been filmed as a standalone scene, on this occasion being a trailer of sorts for The Avengers.

MARVEL NO-FACT: Erskine’s serum also functions as a vaccine for Morgellon’s Disease.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 09, 2015, 03:20:21 pm
The Avengers (2012)

Whilst The Avengers may have a three-act structure of almost insulting simplicity, only a cynic would argue its $623m US gross arose as a consequence of that. Where the film succeeds is in a frictionless execution of said story, with pretty much every single moment deriving from character motivation. Those not getting an arc over the 2.25 hour running time at least get a strong level of characterisation - even an unnamed fighter pilot who unwisely targets the Hulk. The focus on character is even there in subtexts, such as Thor’s strangely muted fighting style in the third act, or the way every interaction between Iron Man and Black Widow is marked with passive-aggression. And like Iron Man 2, the film’s Manichean outlook takes on a truckload of ambiguity after later events.

FUN FACT: Stark talks about Banner’s work with “anti-electron collisions”; anti-electrons, i.e. positrons, arise sometimes as a consequence of gamma quanta, but are also thought to exist in cosmic rays, from which the Fantastic Four acquired their powers.

MARVEL NO-FACT: The Avengers Initiative initially didn’t approve Tony Stark, but it did approve The Whizzer, who was occupied in a vitally important mission in the Hamptons during the course of this film.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 11, 2015, 02:07:24 pm
Iron Man 3 (2013)

Gleefully subverting many action-film tropes even as it holds to the general structure of such things, Iron Man 3’s Xmas setting is an odd choice, even considering the delayed release date. Equally as odd, but much smarter, is the decision - maybe unprecedented for the genre - to have a first-person unreliable narrator. First-person perspective isn’t new in superhero films - Raimi’s Spider-Man films being an obvious example - but there’s no reason not to trust Peter Parker, and every reason to doubt self-aggrandising Tony Stark, who may be a committed boyfriend and genius inventor, but is happy to introduce absurd one-off events (man breathing fire) for the sake of comedy, mocking, gently or otherwise, Happy, Pepper, his enemies, and even JARVIS, who could certainly provide proof against. It’s entirely possible that the actual story of Iron Man 3 is actually a dull, routine superhero story - but with Stark telling the story, who would know? Or even care?

FUN FACT: this was the last Marvel film to carry Paramount branding, although Paramount itself hadn’t had any involvement in the series for at least two years. With Sony’s involvement in Spider-Man, no Phase of the MCU will be purely Disney-branded until at least the 2020s.

MARVEL NO-FACT: whilst film-universe Stark has designed 42 suits of armour, not one of them has that stupid fucking nose from the 1970s.

Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 12, 2015, 02:05:04 pm
Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Yes, The Dark World is the weakest of the four post-Avengers films. Those claiming it to be the worst in the whole series, however, are surely forgetting about The Incredible Hulk, or even the first Thor, whose oddly cramped scope is blown up into properly epic proportions in The Dark World. It’s true that the film is rushed, with its running time - well under two hours - easily able to be twenty minutes more. Malekith is also somewhat undersold; all we really know about him is a motive (to return the world to a time of darkness) which doesn’t really distinguish him from the editor of the Daily Mail. It’s also a little weird how, despite the lack of time, we get two explanations about the Dark Elves and two instances of Selvig running round Stonehenge, when one of each would suffice. By and large, though, the film holds up, giving much more to its characters and setting than its predecessor.

FUN FACT: The Dark World only got a 43% worldwide Avengers bump, compared to 95% for Iron Man 3 and 93% for Winter Soldier. The horror.

MARVEL NO-FACT: Officially, there are Ten Realms, but Asgard refuses to recognise Guggenheim, the realm of art gallery curators.

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Post by: Meshakhad on April 16, 2015, 04:25:38 pm
Interstellar. So beautiful. And so depressing at first.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 18, 2015, 02:41:39 pm
Interstellar seemed to arrive right at the point when the media decided the Nolan backlash had come, which is unfair; it's probably Inception's equal, although the two are diametric opposites of one another and that makes comparison tricky.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

For all its conventionality, Thor: The Dark World takes one subtle risk - it is the first film in the series to make no direct reference to the Stark family or Stark Industries. Tony Stark, however, is a spectre hanging over The Winter Soldier more than the eponymous character himself, providing the engine power for Project Insight, the Falcon’s wings, and Maria Hill’s future employment. Indeed, the film takes two radical steps forward, one being increasing interconnectedness - to Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Doctor Strange - and the other being tone. The Winter Soldier might be the first superhero film describable as “post-Nolan”, influenced by but not dependent on the Dark Knight Trilogy’s approach, able to contain the fantastical within the realistic. Alongside Iron Man 3, a classic film.

FUN FACT: None of the three films involving Captain America have taken more than $1m on July 4th.

MARVEL NO-FACT: Captain America: Whoopee Cushion Justice is tentatively scheduled for January 5th, 2029.

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Post by: Askold on April 18, 2015, 03:30:35 pm
Redline.

First of all, the movie is weird but good. They manage to make a complex (but weird) world that is just full of life. In fact, the world is so full that most of what appear to be plot hooks are left unexplored.

I don't think this is a bad thing. Conservation of detail and Chekhov's gun are overvalued anyway and I think it is refreshing to see a movie that throws all kinds of interesting things at the viewer, even if we do not have a chance to explore them. Why is a magical princess the ruler of that planet? What happened to those guys who clearly had a history? Why don't we see the mission that those other guys are on? What happened to those monsters? And so on.

Those stories aren't explored because they are not the point. The race is all that matters and all the characters are caught up with it.

Also the art is amazing.

The action is quite stylish as well and although there were some things that I thought were too silly (The "Spinning car trick?" is the only one that isn't a huge spoiler. Guy crosses a  lake by popping nitro into his car which makes it spin so fast it skips over the lake. ...Really? Is that the best you could think of?)
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 26, 2015, 06:56:48 am
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Pretty much a container for Cosmic Marvel outside of Asgard and whatever FF rights Fox claims, Guardians is the most overt comedy of the Marvel films, and at the sharp end for characterisation too, which is just as well; for the better part of an hour, even the basic conflict doesn’t fall into place. The series has leant on protagonists rather than antagonists so far, and Ronan isn’t much different in this regard, although Nebula’s survival offers some promise of her development into a Loki-esque depth, or at least a HYDRA-like recurrence. Guardians offers to open up the Marvel universe as a whole, but more to the point, it also offers the potential for islands of narrative around the larger continent of continuity. Perhaps slightly overrated, it’s nonetheless a strong film and a surprisingly important one, too.

FUN FACT: Drax the Destroyer first appeared in Iron Man #55; even in the most obscure corners, Marvel can’t quite get away from Stark.

MARVEL NO-FACT: When pressed for comment, the Living Tribunal stated that he “couldn’t give a flying shitfuck” about the events that transpired in Guardians.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 26, 2015, 03:28:56 pm
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Holy shit.

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FUN FACT: According to Wikipedia, this film cost $280m, which is enough money for a Netflix subscription for 2.6 million years.

MARVEL NO-FACT: Despite being made in 2015, The Vision is not, in fact, HD-ready.
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Post by: Vypernight on April 28, 2015, 03:40:46 pm
The Hobbit; the Desolation of Smaug.  I just have one question that I'm hoping someone here can answer for me.  If the wood elves love nature and enjoy staring at the stars, why are they living in caves? 
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Post by: lord gibbon on May 01, 2015, 03:31:31 am
So, just saw Age of Ultron and.... Wow.

That is all.
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Post by: Igor on May 01, 2015, 06:40:10 pm
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
It was nearly as good as the book! Weird thing though, Allan's narration was entirely in English while most of the rest of the movie was in Swedish (and subtitled). I don't know if that's a European thing, or...
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Post by: Zygarde on May 02, 2015, 08:13:45 pm
Age of Ultron, Holy fuck was this movie awesome!
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Post by: ironbite on May 02, 2015, 09:52:30 pm
Age of Ultron.
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Post by: Meshakhad on May 03, 2015, 04:58:51 pm
Age of Ultron. Awesome.
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Post by: Askold on May 07, 2015, 03:53:32 pm
I still haven't seen Age of Ultron, it might take a while before I get the chance to watch it.

Ender's game is now on Netflix (for Finnish viewers) and it was actually pretty good. I wasn't sure what to expect as I hadn't read the book and I only knew that people criticized the writer and boycotted the movie because of his views. The story was more complex than I assumed and the way the movie let the viewer see the ethical issues with the war and training children as soldiers was there but surprisingly subtle for Hollywood.

Good acting, good CGI and a good movie alltogether.
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Post by: Random Dinosaur on May 07, 2015, 10:15:44 pm
OK, clearly all these Marvel Universe movies are building to something big here. Avengers was a big enough crisis crossover and now

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The new Spider-Man series is practically certain to join the ongoing Avengers plot soon as well. Any ideas on what Joss Whedon might be planning with all this?
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Post by: RavynousHunter on May 08, 2015, 11:55:06 pm
My guess is we'll lose the best members of the cast, and the rest of the movies will be light-hearted romantic comedies between a genderbent Tony Stark and a partially-lobotomized Hulk.
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Post by: Vypernight on May 09, 2015, 04:47:41 am
The Hobbit:  Battle of the Five Armies:  We spent nearly the entire time making jokes at the movie.  I have a feeling if we had seen it when it came out, we would've gotten thrown out of the theater.  Don't get me wrong, we both love LOTR, and I've read both LOTR and The Hobbit.  But I'm not a fan of the Hobbit movies. 
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Post by: Art Vandelay on May 09, 2015, 04:51:18 am
The Hobbit is to Lord of the Rings what the Star Wars prequels are to the original trilogy. That is to say, complete festering ass.
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Post by: Askold on May 09, 2015, 06:40:33 am
Stop exaggerating, the Hobbit movies aren't that bad.

Then again, even the Star wars prequels had their moments. It is just that the "original" trilogies were better.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on May 09, 2015, 05:59:33 pm
My personal nerd heresy:

(http://i.imgur.com/yAOLQYA.jpg)
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Post by: lord gibbon on May 09, 2015, 06:01:34 pm
I'm going to have to agree with Serius. Tolkien was a great write, but he was nonetheless flawed. The films took the good parts and left out the bad parts (e.g. Tom Bombadil).
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Post by: Sigmaleph on May 09, 2015, 09:39:49 pm
I haven't re-read LotR in ages, so I can't really judge.

For that matter, I have never read LotR in its original language. Should probably fix that.

...I would post something on topic, but I can't recall the last time I watched a movie. Trying to get someone to watch Age of Ultron with.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on May 09, 2015, 09:55:10 pm
I could certainly understand preferring the Lord of the Rings movies to the books. Those are some damn good movies. The Hobbit, on the other hand, not so much. Those movies were an utterly bloated and pants on head stupid mess.
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Post by: Ghoti on May 10, 2015, 04:40:24 am
Age of Ultron. I have so many questions, and most of them are "why do you ship that so hard, Joss?"
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Post by: Vypernight on May 10, 2015, 04:52:46 am
While the Hobbit had its good moments (I enjoyed seeing dwarves kick ***, and Tauriel is hot!), I felt it dragged and had its ridiculous moments.  Overall, I preferred the book to the movies, though with LOTR, I preferred the movies to the books.

And I like all 6 Star Wars movies and have no problem watching the prequels.  They're not perfect, but I still enjoy them.
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Post by: SCarpelan on May 10, 2015, 06:13:12 am
To me, the constant barrage of action in the second Hobbit movie just numbed me to it and made me bored. I didn't even bother going to the cinema to see the third one since having read the book and knowing the plot I knew it would just be worse. Based on the description I've heard from my friends who went to see it and the unofficial fan-made recut of the three films we watched a while ago I was right about that.

By the way, I can recommend the fan cut. I think some of the stuff they cut would have been worth keeping even if it wasn't in the book but overall it improves the rhythm a lot. It is a bit too long for one film but it confirms that the original crew should have told the story in two balanced movies, not three overblown action fests.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on May 17, 2015, 04:19:27 pm
Spooks: The Greater Good - OK, but no reason why it couldn't have been a TV special. Kit Harrington probably demands a chunk of money, but Tuppence Middleton probably didn't cost the Earth, and the action didn't either. So why the big release?

Mad Max: Fury Road - very good, if not quite the classic some reviews imply, although Tom "Not From Australia" Hardy and Charlize "Conneryesque Dedication to Accents" Theron deserve the plaudits. And whilst not a crippling issue, it's kinda weird how, in a world running out of fuel and water, there's a fuckload of fuel and water used. Age of Ultron had more water, but literally only because of the conspicuous presence of a lake. With all the Stark technology around, it probably used less gasoline/petrol too.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on May 24, 2015, 11:18:25 pm
Das Boot.  Truffaut said it was impossible to make a truly anti-war movie.  I'd say this masterpiece proves him wrong.
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Post by: Iczerfour on May 25, 2015, 05:49:56 pm
Das Boot.  Truffaut said it was impossible to make a truly anti-war movie.  I'd say this masterpiece proves him wrong.
I agree.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on May 31, 2015, 01:34:32 pm
Tomorrowland - I've had fair warning about the nonsensical ending to Lost, and seen the stupid endings to Prometheus and Star Trek Into Darkness by myself. So seeing another Damon Lindelof-written film, I shouldn't have been surprised at the sight of another great premise tumbling and barrel-rolling into a confused, nonsensical, dumb-to-the-point-of-anti-intellectual quagmire. What's the old American saying? "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me; fool me four times and, well, my wallet has thirty dollars, I've got a few cards, if you've got a pen and paper my phone and bank PINs are..."

Spring - maybe the best horror film I've ever seen. I mean, I don't watch a lot of horror - it's a weak endorsement, but still, it's innovative, it's moving, and even if the directors used an Italian setting for no other reason than gratuitous, sweeping helicopter shots of the coastline, it was still a good move.
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Post by: Igor on June 04, 2015, 11:03:25 pm
WolfCop! It was actually pretty great considering what it is. But it knows what it is and has a lot of fun with it.
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Post by: Random Dinosaur on June 13, 2015, 03:00:37 am
It's too late to really do a full review of it (will post one later), but I really enjoyed Jurassic World despite my predictions that it would be horrible.

I know you're all anticipating my thoughts on it, and I will be sharing them sometime within the next few days.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on June 13, 2015, 06:04:33 pm
Looking forward to it.
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Post by: ironbite on June 13, 2015, 09:00:30 pm
Kamen Rider Gaim x Kamen Rider Drive: Movie Wars Full Throttle.
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Post by: Random Dinosaur on June 16, 2015, 09:52:46 pm
OK, Jurassic World.

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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on June 19, 2015, 03:58:00 pm
For my part, I felt Jurassic World was a horrible, underwritten mess which finally demonstrates that the whole Jurassic franchise should have stayed at one film. Apart from the lack of magic blood, it's pretty much an Orci/Kurtzmann level of ineptitude.
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on June 26, 2015, 03:44:39 am
Do I have to admit that I watched Chirpy?
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Post by: Zygarde on June 27, 2015, 07:30:32 pm
Went to see Inside Out today. Much like any Pixar film it made me cry my eyes out and it didn't wait either since the short film they showed Lava had me in tears.
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Post by: rookie on June 28, 2015, 10:51:43 am
I watched The Americanization of Emily last night. Classic movie buffs out there, that one is worth looking for. James Garner, Julie Andrews, James Coburn were the stars. His (Garner's character) views on morality, honor, heroics, and courage are refreshingly honest.
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Post by: lord gibbon on July 02, 2015, 11:12:28 pm
So, having now seen Jurassic World, all I can say is: solidly a b-movie.

The science is, of course, utter garbage, but I came in expecting that. My real problem is the characterization, or rather the lack thereof. Chris Pratt is a great actor, but he can't truly save a character with only one element. Dinosaur fights, while cool, do not a film make.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on July 04, 2015, 05:19:54 pm
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Post by: lord gibbon on July 20, 2015, 09:47:38 pm
Ant-Man.

I was quite impressed by this movie. ant-Man is not an easy character to pull off, but they did it well. It has a good mix of action, humor and character. In other words, keeping with the current Marvel film standards.
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Post by: Askold on July 22, 2015, 06:37:16 am
Spirit.

It was really disappointing. I liked Sin City and Frank Miller HAS done some good comics, but it seems like he really can't write female characters (at least such characters that I would like) and even though Samuel L Jackson seems to be having fun with a character that spends half of his speeches talking about eggs (and occasionally dresses as a SS officer just for fun) the movie just was disappointing.

The imagery tries to follow Sin City (mostly) black and white art style that is impressive but it tries to imitate comic in everything it does and it simply does not work in a movie. The weird artistic monologues and cartoon violence don't work in this movie.
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Post by: Zygarde on July 23, 2015, 10:02:20 pm
Naruto: The Last, having been a fan of Naruto since I was 12 this was probably my favorite Naruto film to date.
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Post by: ironbite on July 25, 2015, 06:28:44 am
Ant Man really impressed me.  Like a lot. 

Ironbite- just a fun movie that isn't shy about its source material
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Post by: RavynousHunter on July 25, 2015, 07:13:31 am
Wait a minute...wasn't Ant-Man the wife-beating douchebag of the Marvel Universe?  The one Captain America nearly beat to death in a fit of rage over witnessing him beating his wife?
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Post by: ironbite on July 25, 2015, 07:56:39 am
That was Ultimate Ant Man.  This is MCU Ant Man.  Totally different character.

Ironbite- also Scott Lang instead of Hank Pym
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Post by: RavynousHunter on July 25, 2015, 08:06:16 am
Aaaah, okay.  Didn't figure they'd be able to make a movie based off a wife-beating drunk.
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on August 08, 2015, 10:12:42 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywaR-Lq_ayk

While one may be quick to dismiss The Amazing Bulk as merely another rip-off of a Marvel Cinematic Universe property, the Bulk offers something it's deeper-pocketed inspiration lacks: schlock.

Between the story of a scientist named Henry transforming into a giant purple naked fat man when enraged then proceeding to kill a hooker and some guy who stole his engagement ring, the seemingly unconnected plot line of a evil genius named Doctor Kantlove (who can't get it up) who is married to a bubbly blonde named Lolita (who has a...fetish for rocket launches) and two detectives, the Amazing Bulk is...an experience.

It ends...in the most spectacular manner possible for it's means.

At times it's surreal. At times you wonder it's messing with your head. But it never disappoints. It is shit. But, it is enjoyable.
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Post by: TheL on August 09, 2015, 11:28:34 am
Saw Laputa/Castle in the Air the other night. <3   Miyazaki films never get old.
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Post by: Katsuro on August 10, 2015, 12:57:46 pm
Mercenary Out for Justice - a straight to DVD Seagal movie.  Yeah, I don't even need to say anything else about it, you know exactly what it's like.
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Post by: TheL on August 10, 2015, 04:26:33 pm
I didn't expect Ant-Man to be very good.  It was awesome.  And now I want a pet and the size of a large dog. :)
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Post by: Askold on August 11, 2015, 12:43:11 am
I have repeatedly attempted to watch Jurassic world. Either there is some random distraction or I just have to stop watching it since it seems so stupid... I have just made past the point where the SUPAH INTELLIGENT dino escapes.
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Post by: TheL on August 11, 2015, 01:34:24 pm
The only real reason to watch Jurassic World is to enjoy CGI dinosaurs attacking people and each other.
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Post by: niam2023 on August 11, 2015, 04:21:25 pm
I legit enjoyed that movie.
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Post by: TheL on August 11, 2015, 06:00:46 pm
I had to turn my brain off after the mother of the 2 boys is like "When you have kids."  She's a grown woman; she doesn't need her sister to tell her what she does and doesn't WANT.
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Post by: Svata on August 11, 2015, 07:35:55 pm
Got a deal on a double feature of The Crow and Highlander the other day.  Saw The Crow yesterday for the first time. Liked it fairly well.
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Post by: Igor on August 13, 2015, 08:35:01 am
Oculus. It wasn't bad. It was sort of freaky, but not the scariest thing I've ever seen by a long shot. It definitely loses points for me temporarily entirely forgetting how it ended the next day, though.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on September 11, 2015, 08:55:35 pm
Caligula.  Why the fuck does Brad Jones like it so much?
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Post by: Svata on September 11, 2015, 08:56:10 pm
Because it is amazing.
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Post by: rookie on September 15, 2015, 01:15:12 pm
I started watching Lawrence of Arabia again. What a great movie. My hope is that one day in the future, I'll be able to sit down and watch the damn movie start to finish rather than an hour here and there.
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Post by: Svata on September 15, 2015, 11:31:30 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxV1dIRlmOU
That is all.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on September 15, 2015, 11:32:24 pm
#Invalid YouTube Link#

...I have no idea how to fix this.
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Post by: Svata on September 15, 2015, 11:33:06 pm
Yeah, it went odd on me. Fixed it myself.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on September 16, 2015, 12:46:46 am
"The Incredibles". I enjoyed it, but I can still see a lot of Cracked's points about the ultimately negative messages it promotes.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on September 16, 2015, 09:48:28 pm
Age of Ultron and Winter Soldier.

Not terrible, not outstanding.
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Post by: Katsuro on September 26, 2015, 04:06:51 am
Age of Ultron and Winter Soldier.

Not terrible, not outstanding.

Age of Ultron I'd agree with, but I though Winter Soldier was pretty great.  Imo it's up there with Dark Knight, Days of Future Past and The Avengers in the "Best Super-hero Movies" list...albeit probably below all those other 3 movies.
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Post by: Kat S. on October 01, 2015, 06:41:11 pm
I've watched When the Wind Blows.  Pretty depressing movie to watch.
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Post by: Damen on October 03, 2015, 11:44:31 pm
I just watched The Martian and if you don't go to see it you're not fit to be in my presence. BE GONE!

And if you don't like it, just remember everyone is entitled to their own opinions, however yours is wrong.
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Post by: Sixth Monarchist on October 10, 2015, 04:33:58 pm
Sicario, which seems to start off as good as the reviews imply, but also seems to get more cartoonish the longer it goes on. Maybe it is, from start to finish, an accurate depiction of the War on Drugs, but I can't help but feel that executives needed a clear ending and wound up inserting something ridiculous.
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Post by: Askold on October 14, 2015, 03:05:42 am
Ant-Man. I hate/fear insects but aside from the occasional NOPE in the form of ants the movie was better than I thought.
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Post by: lord gibbon on October 20, 2015, 09:06:50 pm
The Martian. It's like if Gravity were a good movie.
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Post by: Vypernight on October 21, 2015, 05:08:42 am
I got Jurassic World on ppv and really enjoyed it.  The showdown at the end could've had western music playing with the way they set it up.
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Post by: Kat S. on October 21, 2015, 06:38:12 pm
I watched The Stand.  That movie was really long, but still interesting to watch.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on October 21, 2015, 07:33:59 pm
The Martian. It's like if Gravity were a good movie.

Why didn't you like Gravity?
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Post by: lord gibbon on October 21, 2015, 07:36:33 pm
Gravity, a.k.a. physics do not work that way the movie, was ignorant and pointlessly cynical. It also gave me a rather anti-science vibe, what with all the "space is too dangerous" stuff.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on October 23, 2015, 09:50:44 am
"Crimson Peak", the new horror movie from Guillermo del Toro. Though it's been advertised (inaccurately) as a straight ghost story, it's far more accurate to say that it's (as the heroine puts it at one point) a story that just happens to have ghosts in it.
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Post by: guizonde on October 26, 2015, 04:35:52 pm
starship troopers. a great parody of a war movie, and a perfect lambasting of the book. two in one combo  ;D
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Post by: nickiknack on October 26, 2015, 05:01:36 pm
Crimson Peak. We have Hiddles Butt, incest, and a fair amount of blood in it, or as I like to say fun for the whole family.
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on November 11, 2015, 11:55:09 pm
"Cannibal Holocaust", the infamous "Most Controversial Movie Ever Made."

Pretty much exactly what it says on the package. Don't watch if you've got a weak stomach, for a variety of reasons.
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Post by: guizonde on November 12, 2015, 07:59:46 am
"Cannibal Holocaust", the infamous "Most Controversial Movie Ever Made."

Pretty much exactly what it says on the package. Don't watch if you've got a weak stomach, for a variety of reasons.

i saw its knockoff, cannibal ferox. i found it hilarious in a cheesier-than-a-roquefort-cave way. but yeah. iron stomachs only.
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Post by: rookie on November 13, 2015, 12:59:14 pm
I finally watched The A-Team movie. I've been putting it off for a while. I grew up with George Peppard, Mr. T, and the rest as the A Team and didn't want to see the reboot. Rampage Jackson was a pretty good B.A. and that South African guy was a really good Murdock. It was a bit corny, but less so than the shows.
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Post by: Iczerfour on January 22, 2016, 03:04:16 am
Attack of the killer tomatoes.
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Post by: Katsuro on January 26, 2016, 10:56:20 am
Last few films I saw were:

Unfriended.  Jeeping fuck it was bad, I genuinely think it might be the 2nd worst film I've seen.  I mean what kind of movie can't even do jump-scares properly?  They're the easiest, cheapest and laziest thing in the world; that's why so many bad horror films rely on them so much rather than going for tension, suspense and atmosphere because those things are hard and require both talent and giving a shit.   How can anyone you fail so hard at jump-scares?

Jurassic Park.  Rewatched this when I brother got me the blu-ray boxset for Christmas.  Damn I'd forgotten how good this film is, which is weird considering it was my favorite film when I was 8.  There's a surprising amount of tension and suspense (something all the other JP films lack): so much so in fact that it's almost bordering on horror movie territory, albeit a PG horror movie with no gore.  Hell, I've seen actual horror movies with a lot less tension and atmosphere than this film.

Hateful Eight.  I liked this way more than I was expecting.  I was afraid a 3 hour long film set mostly in one room would be kind of boring but nope, interesting characters and performances make the film feel half its length.  Plus it's got plenty of Tarantino style humour and dialogue.  If you don't like Tarintino's work this isn't going to change your mind but if you do then go see it, you'll like it.
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Post by: Lt. Fred on January 29, 2016, 06:54:50 pm
Re-re-watched Once Upon a Time in America. Fuck that movie rocks.
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Post by: Katsuro on January 30, 2016, 04:06:25 am
Pain & Gain.  Not as bad as I was expecting, not even close, but it's still not exactly good.  Has Michael Bay ever heard of the word "tone"?  Coz, like all his films, this movie's tone is all over the sodding place - so much so that I'm not even sure what sort of movie Bay was going for here.  Also, has Bay ever met a real person?  PEOPLE DON'T TALK OR BEHAVE LIKE THAT is something you'll be shouting at the screen a number of times during this "true" story that's supposed to be about real people who actually exist, especially when it comes to the 2 characters who are meant to be medical professionals.  And of course we have Bay's trade mark juvenile humor (though it's not on show quite as heavily as some of his other films) and a bit of misogyny, racism and homophobia here and there (but again it's less on the nose than it is some other Bay movies).

Edit: forgot to mention there are scenes that feel like they were edited but they forgot to take out surrounding stuff that leaves the scene confusing.  Like when Mark Wahlberg's character is trying to get another to be a notary on transferring the kidnapping victims assets to him but he won't do it and Wahlberg says, "What the fuck is a notary anyway?!" and the guy replies by holding up a picture and saying, "Do you see this girl here, the black one, remember her?  I fucked her."  and the scene ends.  What?!!  Did I just black out and miss 5 minutes of the movie??  Did the actors turn two pages of the script at once and they just went with it??
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Post by: Delirium on February 01, 2016, 12:55:49 pm
The Nasty Girl. It's such a good movie; everyone should watch it. I loved the over-stylized staging in particular.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on February 01, 2016, 06:00:52 pm
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Not bad, not as good as the original. The blatant sequel hook at the end was annoying.

Also seen 47 Ronin (sucks), The Thing (doesn't suck) and Escape from L.A. (sucks only a little bit) recently
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Post by: lord gibbon on February 15, 2016, 08:04:44 pm
Deadpool. My gods, I haven't laughed that hard in a loooong time.
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Post by: davedan on February 15, 2016, 08:05:28 pm
Was deadpool worth seeing?
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Post by: Svata on February 15, 2016, 08:11:57 pm
Was deadpool worth seeing?


Yes. Very good. Not great, but very good.
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Post by: davedan on February 15, 2016, 08:19:32 pm
Was deadpool worth seeing?


Yes. Very good. Not great, but very good.

very violent? does it warrant the MA15 plus rating?
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Post by: Svata on February 15, 2016, 10:50:04 pm
Was deadpool worth seeing?


Yes. Very good. Not great, but very good.

very violent? does it warrant the MA15 plus rating?


Ohhh, yes. Plenty of violence, a scene with nudity or three (male and female, though at different times), and every last bit of the swearing.
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Post by: davedan on February 15, 2016, 10:53:26 pm
Ok so not taking the eldest to see it no matter how much he wants to.
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Post by: Svata on February 15, 2016, 10:55:48 pm
Yeah, there's dudes crushed by debris, cut in half, headshots, colossus nearly being choked, Ryan Reynolds being tortured...
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Post by: ironbite on February 17, 2016, 04:27:12 pm
Just went to see an indie love story that really should be up for best Oscar but won't because there's a black lady in it.

Ironbite-it's called Deadpool.
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Post by: Katsuro on February 19, 2016, 04:39:49 pm
Just saw Deadpool and it's much, much better than I was fearing.  I wasn't sure at first when it start, humour felt a bit childish/lame and like it was trying too hard, but it got very funny very quickly.  Even the childish humour got pretty damn funny.  I had no idea that I'd find things like
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funny but according to this movie I do.

Oh and is that a
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they're fighting on at the end?  It sure looks like one.  Does that mean that Fox's X-Men and Disney's MCU are in the same universe now or what?  It's probably just an Easter Egg, the films full of references and in-jokes that I'm sure half of which went over my head but still, seems kind of odd.
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Post by: Svata on February 19, 2016, 04:58:32 pm
Just saw Deadpool and it's much, much better than I was fearing.  I wasn't sure at first when it start, humour felt a bit childish/lame and like it was trying too hard, but it got very funny very quickly.  Even the childish humour got pretty damn funny.  I had no idea that I'd find things like
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funny but according to this movie I do.

Oh and is that a
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they're fighting on at the end?  It sure looks like one.  Does that mean that Fox's X-Men and Disney's MCU are in the same universe now or what?  It's probably just an Easter Egg, the films full of references and in-jokes that I'm sure half of which went over my head but still, seems kind of odd.


It is, but they are not.
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Post by: Katsuro on February 19, 2016, 05:09:20 pm
Just saw Deadpool and it's much, much better than I was fearing.  I wasn't sure at first when it start, humour felt a bit childish/lame and like it was trying too hard, but it got very funny very quickly.  Even the childish humour got pretty damn funny.  I had no idea that I'd find things like
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funny but according to this movie I do.

Oh and is that a
(click to show/hide)
they're fighting on at the end?  It sure looks like one.  Does that mean that Fox's X-Men and Disney's MCU are in the same universe now or what?  It's probably just an Easter Egg, the films full of references and in-jokes that I'm sure half of which went over my head but still, seems kind of odd.


It is, but they are not.

So it's just a semi fourth wall breaking easter egg.  Thought so but it does seem a slightly odd one to me.  It's a more subtle one that most of the other in the film, and I don't remember any other references to the MCU.  Though I might just have missed them.
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Post by: ironbite on February 19, 2016, 05:37:49 pm
Semi fourth wall breaking? 

Ironbite-Deadpool doesn't semi-break the fourth wall ever.
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Post by: Delirium on March 21, 2016, 07:31:32 pm
(https://eutorrents.to/images/posters/p/j/y/pjywfvrilglo.jpg)

(The Eve of Ivan Kupala).

Excellent movie and gorgeous to look at. I'm definitely going to watch more of Yuri Ilyenko's movies.
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Post by: Katsuro on March 22, 2016, 07:47:07 am
Saw London Has Fallen.

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Post by: mellenORL on March 22, 2016, 10:22:23 am
After seeing the trailers for it, yeah, I won't be watching that dreck. Full of Hollywood-for-the-masses bullshit.  Where the 'Murrican President character unfurls his virtual super hero cape. All lovingly back dropped with gut wrenching visuals of London being decimated.
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Post by: Katsuro on March 22, 2016, 11:04:06 am
After seeing the trailers for it, yeah, I won't be watching that dreck. Full of Hollywood-for-the-masses bullshit.  Where the 'Murrican President character unfurls his virtual super hero cape. All lovingly back dropped with gut wrenching visuals of London being decimated.

If you like your all-American action heroes to be moronic, racist, cruel, sadistic sociopaths who are even bigger bastards than the bad guys, and for your dumb action movies to have a questionable yet confused message, then this is the film for you.

This is also the film for you if you like your all-American "America - fuck yeah!" heroes to be Scottish with an unconvincing fake accent that falls apart even more whenever he has to speak with another Scotsman.
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Post by: Delirium on March 25, 2016, 01:00:38 pm
The Cremator. If you want a psychological drama/horror movie that will really fuck you up, I highly recommend it.
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Post by: Zygarde on March 25, 2016, 03:32:06 pm
Zootopia and Deadpool, both pretty good for different reasons (namely Deadpool was more to my normal state IE balls-to-the-wall's crazy and weird.)
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Post by: Katsuro on March 26, 2016, 04:13:22 am
Batman Vs Superman.

I personally found it kind of boring.  It takes too long to get to the point and the film overall is too long, what little story there actually is feeling like it could have been told in half the time.  And this will seem like a contradiction but there's not enough action for a film with a title like this, but the final battle is overdone (not the the one between Bat and Sup) as they often are in films like this.  Plus
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Oh, and Batman just straight up kills people now with no real explanation as to why his moral code's changed, and what little indication there is for it doesn't make the change feel earned by the film.  It also raises the question that if he's now ok with crushing people with cars, killing them in car crashes and blowing them up with cars and grenades, why not just take a gun into battle and shoot everyone in the face?
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Post by: Sigmaleph on March 27, 2016, 11:29:29 am
John Dies At The End.

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Post by: chad sexington on March 30, 2016, 10:23:29 pm
What a cop-out!  I've read the book, but not seen the film yet.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: IanC on April 01, 2016, 11:49:16 am
Batman v Superman. I liked it! Gal Gadot was great as Wonder Women/Diana Prince, and i felt Ben Affleck was a good Bruce/Batman.

Funny moment, when Wodner Women was finally properly introduced in the final battle, a little boy behind my piped up "Look its Wonder Woman, its Wonder Woman!" in the most excited tone of voice I've heard. He sounded so happy that his favourite character appeared (and she kicked a ton of ass in the battle too, considering who it was against)
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Igor on April 11, 2016, 06:34:37 pm
Just finished watching all the TOS-era Star Trek films. Yes, even that one.
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Post by: Katsuro on April 12, 2016, 03:52:58 am
Just finished watching all the TOS-era Star Trek films. Yes, even that one.

It's still better than all but one of the TNG movies.  Which is like saying being punched in the nuts is better than being shot in the face - it's true but you don't really want to experience either of them.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on April 12, 2016, 03:59:14 am
High Plains Drifter

Very good, but its attitude towards rape is...discomforting.  Whilst Clint Eastwood's character may or may not be
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(either way he's certainly not meant to be a good person despite him being the only person to show kindness towards Native Americans and the midget character), the movie seems to echo his sentiments that women secretly want to be raped and enjoy it - as evidenced by the behavior of at least one of the women in the film.  I know this was made in the 70's but still, goddamn it movie.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Igor on April 12, 2016, 05:19:05 am
Just finished watching all the TOS-era Star Trek films. Yes, even that one.

It's still better than all but one of the TNG movies.  Which is like saying being punched in the nuts is better than being shot in the face - tt's true but you don't really want to experience either of them.
I actually thought Generations was okay. Loved the hell out of First Contact. Nemesis was terrible though, and Insurrection never happened. There's no such thing. For reference, I have the rest on DVD. Insurrection though? Tape. No plans to replace that tape either.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 12, 2016, 09:17:34 am
Kind of ironic, if you ask me, since TNG was the better quality show.  Yeah, not even I, who enjoyed DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise, like Insurrection or Nemesis.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on April 12, 2016, 10:19:31 am
Star Wars the Force Awakened.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on April 12, 2016, 02:31:45 pm
Kind of ironic, if you ask me, since TNG was the better quality show.  Yeah, not even I, who enjoyed DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise, like Insurrection or Nemesis.
  Nothing wrong with enjoying DS9, DS9 was (mostly) pretty good.  Voyager and Enterprise though...hmmm.  Mind you, Enterprise had great unintentional comedic value, particular with Captain Archer who I can only describe as "completely balls fuck insane".

Actually I have to confess to kind of non-ironically enjoying Voyager for some odd reason that I've never been able to figure out.  It's terrible and I spend most of any given episode screaming, "What fucking idiot wrote this shit?!" but I find myself watching it anyway.  The Doctor is pretty great though, IMO all the best episodes are the Doctor ones.  And the worst ones are the Nelix ones shudder.  Yeah that's right, I'd rather watched the salamander episode over ANY Nelix episodes, that's how much I hate that shithead.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on April 12, 2016, 03:27:12 pm
Yeaaaaaah, I admit that Neelix was easily the single most irritating part of Voyager.  Sorry, buddy, but one can only be so chipper before I want to strangle them.  Also, I can at least understand Archer being kind of nuts: in his time, a lot of the protocol that even TOS-era Starfleet enjoyed just didn't exist, so the guy was flying by the seat of his pants a lot.  Unlike Kirk, who mostly flew by the shaft of his cock.
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Post by: Katsuro on April 12, 2016, 03:39:31 pm
Yeaaaaaah, I admit that Neelix was easily the single most irritating part of Voyager.  Sorry, buddy, but one can only be so chipper before I want to strangle them.  Also, I can at least understand Archer being kind of nuts: in his time, a lot of the protocol that even TOS-era Starfleet enjoyed just didn't exist, so the guy was flying by the seat of his pants a lot.  Unlike Kirk, who mostly flew by the shaft of his cock.

Yeah but that doesn't explain his actual  insanity,  like when he tells T'Pau or whatever her name is to convey his sincerest apologies and then literally seconds later after she informs she's done so he responds angrily with, "Where do you get off conveying my sincerest apologies!?"  WTF dude?  You literally just told her you wanted her to do that what the hell is wrong with you?

He's also just generally a massive asshole and not a charming, likable, roguish asshole like some characters in fiction can be.  He's just a straight up prick.  It's quite telling that in the mirror universe episodes (which were actually quite enjoyable - probably says something about a show when the best episodes are ones where they just stopped the main story and did some unrelated bullshit for a few weeks instead) the "evil" Archer doesn't seem all that different to regular Archer.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on April 12, 2016, 03:41:35 pm
My favorite Neelix moment was when Q Junior sealed his mouth shut.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on April 12, 2016, 04:57:16 pm
Yeaaaaaah, I admit that Neelix was easily the single most irritating part of Voyager.  Sorry, buddy, but one can only be so chipper before I want to strangle them.  Also, I can at least understand Archer being kind of nuts: in his time, a lot of the protocol that even TOS-era Starfleet enjoyed just didn't exist, so the guy was flying by the seat of his pants a lot.  Unlike Kirk, who mostly flew by the shaft of his cock.

Yeah but that doesn't explain his actual  insanity,  like when he tells T'Pau or whatever her name is to convey his sincerest apologies and then literally seconds later after she informs she's done so he responds angrily with, "Where do you get off conveying my sincerest apologies!?"  WTF dude?  You literally just told her you wanted her to do that what the hell is wrong with you?

He's also just generally a massive asshole and not a charming, likable, roguish asshole like some characters in fiction can be.  He's just a straight up prick.  It's quite telling that in the mirror universe episodes (which were actually quite enjoyable - probably says something about a show when the best episodes are ones where they just stopped the main story and did some unrelated bullshit for a few weeks instead) the "evil" Archer doesn't seem all that different to regular Archer.

[I'm about to get lynched for this...]

Still like it better than TOS.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: R. U. Sirius on April 12, 2016, 10:12:48 pm
Zootopia. I finally understand what all the rule 34 I've been seeing is about; I was also more than amused by the many, many adult jokes hidden throughout.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on April 13, 2016, 03:02:33 am
Still like it better than TOS.

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Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 13, 2016, 07:12:29 am
There's, like, 6 good episodes of TOS.  The rest are Kirk and the crew getting laid, Klingons being bad, space hippies, and teaching an AI that murder is bad because god says so.  TNG had at least a few dozen.  One letter: Q.  Oh, and the Borg.  And that really creepy one where the Enterprise is full of corpses and Dr. Crusher starts freaking the fuck out and hallucinates them moving.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: R. U. Sirius on April 13, 2016, 10:25:18 am
There's, like, 6 good episodes of TOS.  The rest are Kirk and the crew getting laid, Klingons being bad, space hippies, and teaching an AI that murder is bad because god says so.  TNG had at least a few dozen.  One letter: Q.  Oh, and the Borg.  And that really creepy one where the Enterprise is full of corpses and Dr. Crusher starts freaking the fuck out and hallucinates them moving.

I've seen the whole series and I'm not familiar with that last one...the closest I can think of is one where Dr. Crusher gets pulled into a pocket dimension affected by her mental state and people start disappearing from it because she was thinking about all the people she'd lost in her life.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on April 13, 2016, 10:26:47 am
That episode was when the whole Enterprise crew couldn't dream because an idiot alien was using his psychic powers to send out a distress call not knowing he was driving everyone slowly mad.  Well except for Data.

Ironbite-cause well....Data.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on April 13, 2016, 01:46:36 pm
There's, like, 6 good episodes of TOS.

That's still 6 more good episodes than Enterprise - oh no I didant!  In all seriousness though even when TOS is at it's worst I still find it oddly likable because of it's weird, slightly campy, 60's badness charm.  It's almost endearing, even adorable. I just can't stay mad at TOS with all it's hammy acting, casual sexism and inexplicably purple lighting.

We don't talk about that hippy episode though.  Or Spock's Brain.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 14, 2016, 09:40:48 am
Eeh, you see campy 60s narm and I just see something that just hasn't aged well, it just ends up making me cringe.  Not as bad as a certain duo of Adult Swim fame who received multiple shows and shall remain unnamed because they don't deserve recognition for their non-existent talent, but still cringey.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on April 14, 2016, 11:46:21 am
I actually don't know what you're referencing, I'm not too familiar with many Adult Swim shows.

But hey look at this, I'm about to make an on topic post again!  I haven't made many of those over the last few days.

So anyways, saw Noah coz it was a 2 star rated film on Netflix and I can't resist such things.  Guess what?  It's fucking terrible.  Even setting aside Noah probably being the stupidest story in the Bible this film is dumb.  It's not even faithful to the original source material so I'm not sure who the target audience was.  And of course being about a bunch of early humans in the Middle East every single actor in it is white.  Because when I'm thinking of who would be a perfect choice to play a Middle Eastern man from that period I immediately think of Ray-fucking-Winston.

Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Svata on April 22, 2016, 10:49:15 pm
The Big Lebowski, as its free on Amazon for prime members now!
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Askold on May 09, 2016, 03:00:52 pm
Captain america: Civil war.

It's not a surprise that Marvel movie is a good one, these days at least. I liked how they manage to juggle a huge amount of characters. Each of the heroes gets a moment to shine even if Rogers and few other main characters spend most of the time in the limelight.

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Post by: Lady Evil on May 12, 2016, 12:58:40 pm
I really like Zootopia. It has a lot of world building potential.

Say, I got a coupon in the mail. Two for one at my local Grand Theater. The films that are off the table are Civil War, Finding Dory and Through The Looking Glass. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on May 12, 2016, 02:00:40 pm
Captain America: Civil War.  Great Superhero movie, takes the hero vs hero thing and makes it so much better then Dawn of Justice, and is just a fun romp.  Flaws?  Yeah.  But it's easy to overlook those flaws when it does everything else so right.
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Post by: Lady Evil on May 13, 2016, 12:42:27 pm
There's, like, 6 good episodes of TOS.

That's still 6 more good episodes than Enterprise - oh no I didant!  In all seriousness though even when TOS is at it's worst I still find it oddly likable because of it's weird, slightly campy, 60's badness charm.  It's almost endearing, even adorable. I just can't stay mad at TOS with all it's hammy acting, casual sexism and inexplicably purple lighting.

We don't talk about that hippy episode though.  Or Spock's Brain.

Spock's Brain at least crosses into So Bad It's Good territory. No such luck with The Alternative Factor. That ep was just crap. The only good thing about it is right after it aired City on the Edge of Forever, one of the best episodes.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on May 18, 2016, 10:03:35 am
Kinjite.  It's a Cannon film and it's both shit and offensive, surprise surprise.  But if you ever wanted a film where Charles Bronson  shoves a dildo up a suspect's ass then you're in luck, you fucking weirdo.

And wtf was up with Cannon making so many films about rape?
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on May 26, 2016, 02:35:24 pm
X-men Apocalypse.

It's alright I guess.  Not great, not terrible.  Which is a shame when the previous two films were fantastic.
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Post by: Dakota Bob on May 26, 2016, 08:21:47 pm
I really like Zootopia. It has a lot of world building potential.

Say, I got a coupon in the mail. Two for one at my local Grand Theater. The films that are off the table are Civil War, Finding Dory and Through The Looking Glass. Any suggestions?

Zootopia is my fuckin' jam right now, the characters are just too adorbs to handle. am I a furry now?

Also saw new Captain America recently. friendly reminder that Zemo did nothing wrong.
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Post by: Askold on May 30, 2016, 07:30:41 am
Civil war gives all the characters actually pretty good motives. You can argue over which of them is the best but you have to admit that all the motives make sense for each of the characters. Some motives are extremely personal and emotional but they still make sense for the character in question.

Meanwhile, Superman v Batman has fascism vs ...Different fascism and the motivations don't even make sense internally.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Askold on June 03, 2016, 03:39:13 am
After finding out that this scene is not in the film I am no longer certain if I will even bother watching the Warcraft film...

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Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: lord gibbon on August 26, 2016, 10:40:59 pm
RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE, THREAD!

Kubo and the Two Strings is an absolute masterpiece and everyone should go se it now. It's been over two hours since I finished, and I'm still in a state of awe. I'm honestly not sure what else to say, since it's hard to pick out what's good when the whole thing is glorious.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on October 18, 2016, 12:36:35 pm
The Ben-Hur re-remake...or is it a re-re-remake?  I can't fucking keep track.

Anyway, watching this film only confirms there is no reason for it to exist.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: TheL on October 19, 2016, 01:23:50 pm
Re-watched Deadpool with the hubby.  On a work night.  This was a good decision.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Art Vandelay on October 28, 2016, 06:58:21 am
The new Ghostbusters. It's decent enough for what it is. Yeah, the concept is a tad stupid, but the execution is nothing to shit the bed over.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Askold on November 07, 2016, 01:55:43 pm
Went to see Dr. Strange with my wife. Great film and a rare moment for us to spend time together.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: TheContrarian on November 09, 2016, 04:21:14 pm
Finally got round to watching Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40000 Movie

Not bad actually, I was expecting it to be abominably shit. But it's got John Hurt as a voice actor, so it can't be all bad.

Just wish they'd chosen a less wanky chapter for it.  Salamanders maybe :)
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Post by: ironbite on November 12, 2016, 03:19:05 pm
Doctor Strange.  Really really good movie.

Ironbite-another win for the MCU and COLORFUL!  HOLY FUCK THE COLORS!  DO NOT SEE IT HIGH ON ACID OR LSD!
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Askold on November 12, 2016, 05:22:52 pm
Yeah, Doctor Strange is a good film. My wife even liked the humour which she rarely does. The jokes were here and there but not too many to turn it into pure comedy or distract from the serious moments.
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Post by: Zygarde on November 12, 2016, 08:28:39 pm
Can't wait to see it at the Alamo (going to see it when I head down over to Texas for the third time this year)
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Askold on December 20, 2016, 03:23:59 pm
1. Watch Rogue One.

2. Try not to cry.

3. Cry a lot.

Like, really a lot of tears. I'm weird that way.

Also, what the hells it the Stormtrooper armour made from? It doesn't stop blaster shots, it doesn't stop arrows shot by Ewoks and apparently it offers 0 protection against getting poked with a blunt stick or punched in the helmet with a bare fist. ...So what exactly is it supposed to do?
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Post by: Katsuro on February 25, 2017, 05:49:30 am
Lego Batman.  It's brilliant and despite being aimed at kids it's probably the most critical, questioning and deconstruction-y (that's a word I definitely didn't make up, shut up) film of the Batman character to date.  It's also hilarious and charming to boot.
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Post by: Katsuro on March 18, 2017, 06:49:14 am
Kong: Skull Island.

Did you ever think, "Yeah Apocalypse Now is good and all but it really needs some literal monsters and not just metaphorical ones"?  Well then Kong has you covered!

In all seriousness though it's a fun movie that's better than it has any right to be, but the Apocalypse Now stuff seems...inappropriate I guess is the word.  Also, be warned; don't do what the family in the row in front of me did and bring small children to see this.  It's might be a 12A (or PG13) and there might not be any gore but people still die fucking HORRIBLY in this film.  I don't think it's really suitable for the young'uns.  I mean one guy
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Despite the lack of gore it's quite brutal at times.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Cloud3514 on March 27, 2017, 12:43:49 am
Just got back from Power Rangers. It was dumb fluff... and that's exactly what it needed to be.
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Post by: niam2023 on March 27, 2017, 03:03:52 am
The skullcrawlers were horrible monstrosities - remember that one kill?

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Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on March 28, 2017, 09:57:15 am
Just got back from Power Rangers. It was dumb fluff... and that's exactly what it needed to be.

Really? It looks dreary.  I mean it literally looks dreary, which seem wildly inappropriate for something that's dumb fluff like Power Rangers.

(I never watched the show as a kid but it looked like dumb fluff, I'd be shocked to learn it was otherwise.)
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on April 01, 2017, 03:28:52 pm
I saw Power Rangers yesterday and it hits all the right notes for me.

Ironbite-like god damn was that a fun ride.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Cloud3514 on May 08, 2017, 12:55:01 am
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is good fun. Just not as good fun as the first one.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: SheChire on May 09, 2017, 02:14:56 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is good fun. Just not as good fun as the first one.
Care to give us a quick synopsis perhaps? I really do not mind the spoilers.  :)
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on May 13, 2017, 04:41:30 pm
Without going too deep into the movie, Vol. 2 very much felt like an expansion of 1 and allowed us to explore the characters we got to know in the first one.  Some, got a bit more depth added to them while others barely felt touched upon.  It's a decent movie but ultimately doesn't actually advance the rest of the MCU storyline proper.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Cloud3514 on May 21, 2017, 02:29:14 am
Well, it does give Guardians its first connection to Earth, plus one of the stingers possibly hints toward Infinity War, but other than those (rather minor) things and the possibility of some of the weird and insane Marvel shit (fact: James Gunn is a bigger Marvel nerd than you are) being relevant later, it is more or less filler.

It works well as a standalone movie, better as a continuation of the first Guardians of the Galaxy, but it does very little to advance the metaplot. Also, Drax didn't do anything.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Katsuro on July 07, 2017, 05:29:15 am
Bit late but saw Wonder Woman recently.  It looked like more typical DC crap to me so I thought everyone saying it was good was being generous or had lowered their standards because they really wanted this film to not be utter shite.  But I ended up seeing it with some people and nope, it's actually rather good.  Characters are likeable and feel deep, their motivations are clear, there's no confused pretentious ramblings about gods or some shit, there's no product placement and everything makes sense - you're not constantly asking question throughout the film.

DC made a good film without Nolan, that was produced and written by Snyder.  I'm pretty sure this is mentioned in Revelations as one of the signs of the end times.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: ironbite on July 07, 2017, 08:02:27 am
Kubo and the Two Strings.  Oh my god.

Ironbite-just...watch it if you've got Netflix.
Title: Re: Last Movie You Watched?
Post by: Askold on December 27, 2017, 03:45:43 pm
Saw the latest Star wars. Liked it a lot.

I also liked the "similar but not so similar that it could be sued for being an unlicensed Shadowrun film" Bright.

I can barely understand the complaints for TLJ. Sure, the film had jokes that seemed a bit glued on but other than that it was great. Someone even complained that everything is "too easy" for the heroes. Must have been watching a completely different film.
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Post by: Kanzenkankaku on January 15, 2018, 03:10:02 am
The Porgs were cute but they would have been far better if they had a plot purpose and weren't just some cash grab to sell plush toys. The movie was fun and I liked the characters and the surprise betrayal.

The weirdest stuff I've seen in response to this film online is all the Roosh V types are apparently still hanging around complaining that the sequel trilogy is too "SJW".
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Post by: lord gibbon on January 15, 2018, 03:43:31 am
Well, the progs weren't part of the original script or anything. The fact is, Skellig Michael, the island where those scenes were filmed, is a sanctuary for endangered puffins. The crew wasn't allowed to shoo them, because that could disrupt their patterns. And when they went into editing, it was found that it would just be cheaper to give them a CG skin than etid them out. And thus, the porgs were born.
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Post by: Askold on January 15, 2018, 04:53:12 am
...That's the best damn reason to create fluffy little marketable CGI monsters that I've heard so far.