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The Lounge => Off Topic Discussion => Topic started by: Scratch on December 01, 2013, 08:41:44 AM

Title: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Scratch on December 01, 2013, 08:41:44 AM
Went to see The Book Thief yesterday.  Excellent performances all around; the transitions between English and German language were a little awkward at times though. 

The Book Thief Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson Movie HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92EBSmxinus#ws)

Later, back home we watched Charge on Netflix.  Very engaging.

CHARGE Movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rogV80QfLYQ#ws)
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: chornbe on December 02, 2013, 03:48:02 PM
Safety not guaranteed ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1862079/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1862079/) )

This was one of those movies where you're shown and told that the protagonist has to be nuts, but becomes rather beloved and someone that everyone involved wants to protect. The ending was pretty well telegraphed, but still came with a great and well deserved payoff. Very character driven with some really good dialog and character exploration. I really enjoyed it, though I went into it expecting it to be rather trite.
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Post by: Scratch on December 02, 2013, 04:02:44 PM
Safety not guaranteed ( [url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1862079/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1862079/[/url]) )



That was a good one. 

John Dies At The End was another odd little gem.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1783732/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1783732/)
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Post by: three west on December 02, 2013, 06:56:14 PM
See also The Way Way Back. That was a good one. 
Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney are great.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Scratch on December 03, 2013, 08:59:34 AM
Saw Why We Ride last night.  Entertaining up to a point, I'd give it 3 stars out of 5.  Not much content in the way of sport-touring stuff.  I liked the historical accounts of the early racers the most, as well as the "my first bike" accounts.  The music they chose was a little too schmaltzy, absolutely grating towards the end.   

Wait for the video.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: bomber on December 03, 2013, 10:47:04 AM
Saw Why We Ride last night.  Entertaining up to a point, I'd give it 3 stars out of 5.  Not much content in the way of sport-touring stuff.  I liked the historical accounts of the early racers the most, as well as the "my first bike" accounts.  The music they chose was a little too schmaltzy, absolutely grating towards the end.   

Wait for the video.

I found it a lil more enjoyable -- 4 outa 5, I spose . . .

It would be a great intro to riding and riders for no-motorcyclists, who will, of course, not be in the audience . . . . .

I found the family focus (mostly toward the end) smile inducing.

A suitably edited version might make a useful lobbying tool for the AMA . . . . . .
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Scratch on December 13, 2013, 11:24:18 AM
Godzilla - Official Teaser Trailer [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjKO10hKtYw#ws)

Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: hambonee on December 13, 2013, 11:50:17 AM
Godzilla - Official Teaser Trailer [HD] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjKO10hKtYw#ws[/url])


Hope it is better than that last POS Godzilla movie...

That being said Pacific Rim was a pretty good Godzilla like film :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: chornbe on December 13, 2013, 12:36:19 PM
The Ferris Bueller Godzilla movie and the Korean movie The Host both have one thing in common... and IMO it's the one thing that makes them both fall on their faces... and that's the apparent need and agenda for the movie to try to teach me something. Screw that... Pacific Rim was WAY better because... it was monsters smashing shit, and giant f*$^&! robots smashing monsters. I neither need nor want anything more than that in my monster flicks.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: chornbe on December 23, 2013, 12:18:42 PM
Darklight ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395512/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395512/) )

Dear god... I have not seen too many movies legitimately worse than this. Not even being full of totally recognizable names. Dear god.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: chornbe on December 24, 2013, 03:27:41 PM
The Perfect Host ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334553/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334553/) )

Is the crazy guy just a little weird or is he a serial killer hiding in plain sight? Hmmm.... David Hyde Pierce sure as heck isn't your typical Niles Crane in this movie. This was pretty well crafted, and it took me a little while to see what was going on. It's got a few nice little interstitial twists and turns, and you're always wondering... what now?

A solid 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: giaka on December 24, 2013, 04:18:20 PM
Darklight ( [url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395512/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395512/[/url]) )

Dear god... I have not seen too many movies legitimately worse than this. Not even being full of totally recognizable names. Dear god.


Nothing is worse than Soylent Green or Zombie Strippers.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: chornbe on December 25, 2013, 05:26:12 AM
Well, Charleton Heston does have a way of specialling-up any movie. Stellar actor, that guy. Should give clinics...

 :facepalm:
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Post by: CLAY on December 25, 2013, 11:06:01 PM
Walking with Dinosaurs.  Saw it with the kids.  Spectacular animation- the dinosaurs really look real- very few cues it's fake.  Neat story.  Kids liked it, so did I.   :thumbsup:  Worth seeing almost for the incredible scenery and visuals. 
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Cablebandit on December 26, 2013, 09:11:34 AM
The Wolf of Wall Street.  It was pretty good.   :D
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Post by: Jay547 on December 26, 2013, 09:47:14 AM
Walking with Dinosaurs.  Saw it with the kids.  Spectacular animation- the dinosaurs really look real- very few cues it's fake.  Neat story.  Kids liked it, so did I.   :thumbsup:  Worth seeing almost for the incredible scenery and visuals.

We liked it too.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Royal Tiger on December 26, 2013, 10:14:30 AM
Saw Grudge Match yesterday on it's opening day.  It was really good.  I could watch it again.
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on December 26, 2013, 04:13:30 PM
The Wolf of Wall Street.  It was pretty good.   :D

Agreed. Lots of hookers and blow. Leo turned in a solid performance. But I still hate Jonah Hill. Most bang for your movie-going buck right now...clocked in at 179 minutes.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: CLAY on December 27, 2013, 07:19:48 PM
Watching Pacific Rim again right now with the boy (my son, not Culture Slayer's man of the same reference).  That's a fun movie.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: JonS on December 28, 2013, 06:40:10 AM
Saw the latest Hobbit movie yesterday, in 3D. It was so much better than last years model! It also had some Elf babes, which in itself is a good thing. :inlove: The 3D was very well done and I actually ducked when a severed head came flying my way. :bigsmile:  :thumbsup:
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Post by: hambonee on December 28, 2013, 07:44:47 PM
Watching Pacific Rim again right now with the boy (my son, not Culture Slayer's man of the same reference).  That's a fun movie.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I loved the heck outa that movie. Fun for fun's sake! Loved when they bashed the monster with the tanker ship for some reason...was just plain cool...mayhem aplenty!

Hope they do a second movie.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: hambonee on December 29, 2013, 10:21:51 PM
American Hustle

A dark and manic Dirty Rotten Scoundrels...

Liked it a lot..worth the watch.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Cookie on December 30, 2013, 05:49:08 AM
Saw the latest Hobbit movie yesterday, in 3D. It was so much better than last years model! It also had some Elf babes, which in itself is a good thing. :inlove: The 3D was very well done and I actually ducked when a severed head came flying my way. :bigsmile:  :thumbsup:

Agreed on most counts. I thought the previous was well done also.
It took me a bit to figure out who Tauriel was then it was a duh moment. She is hotter in this than Lost. Must be the ears.

We were a little let down that it it will be continued but I guess there are a bunch of ends that need tying up before Smaug meets his.

Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Scratch on January 12, 2014, 05:17:54 PM
Just went to see Nebraska.  Sweet little film, lots of genuinely believable LOL's. 
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Post by: Royal Tiger on January 12, 2014, 05:40:21 PM
I think 2014 has become the official year of the sequel.  Not sure how many I'll bother to go see this year.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: giaka on January 23, 2014, 06:02:28 PM
Need for Speed 6.

Dwayne Johnson is huge. The movie is more of the same but over the top.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: giaka on January 25, 2014, 01:14:59 PM
The Snow Walker. I liked it, I liked it a lot. Probably because of my experiences in bush flying. Check it out, its on Amazon Prime.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337721/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337721/)
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Post by: Scratch on February 25, 2014, 03:41:32 PM
JUPITER ASCENDING Movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THVFkk-sEus#ws)

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Post by: Scratch on February 25, 2014, 03:43:30 PM
GODZILLA 2014 Movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIu85WQTPRc#ws)
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Post by: Scratch on February 25, 2014, 03:45:43 PM
THE WIND RISES Movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imtdgdGOB6Q#ws)
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Stormcrow on February 26, 2014, 01:32:36 PM
THE WIND RISES Movie Trailer ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imtdgdGOB6Q#ws[/url])


Miyazaki Rocks!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Stormcrow on February 26, 2014, 01:52:01 PM
Darklight ( [url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395512/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395512/[/url]) )

Dear god... I have not seen too many movies legitimately worse than this. Not even being full of totally recognizable names. Dear god.


You have obviously not yet seen 1977's "The Island of Dr. Moreau" with Burt Lancaster, Michael York, and Barbara Carrera. They managed to take outstanding source material - what I believe to be H.G. Well's best, darkest, creepiest novel - and turn it into a steaming pile of c***! Even considering 1977 special effects technology, there was no reason for this to be so poorly re-imagined!
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Scratch on May 19, 2014, 10:33:25 AM
Godzilla 2014 - saw it in IMAX 3D last night. 

Needed less face time and more Godzilla time.  3 out of 5 stars.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Bounce on May 19, 2014, 10:39:57 AM
You have obviously not yet seen 1977's "The Island of Dr. Moreau" with Burt Lancaster, Michael York, and Barbara Carrera. They managed to take outstanding source material - what I believe to be H.G. Well's best, darkest, creepiest novel - and turn it into a steaming pile of c***! Even considering 1977 special effects technology, there was no reason for this to be so poorly re-imagined!

But it was better than the remake with Marlon Brando.
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Post by: tyrroneous on May 19, 2014, 02:19:02 PM
But it was better than the remake with Marlon Brando.

Wouldn't take much to be better than that steaming pile of crap.
Title: "I'll Be Back" or "Ow My Back"?
Post by: Scratch on June 08, 2014, 04:57:52 PM
Ah-nold will be in the 5th Terminator movie.  :P

http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/480651/Arnold-Schwarzenegger-smokes-cigar-in-between-filming-Terminator-Genesis (http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/480651/Arnold-Schwarzenegger-smokes-cigar-in-between-filming-Terminator-Genesis)
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: kneescrubber on June 08, 2014, 05:08:58 PM
Ya. Quit watching after #2. Seriously, who wants to watch a 67 y.o. without a shirt?
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Post by: Cookie on June 08, 2014, 05:47:06 PM
My mom?

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.

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Post by: kneescrubber on June 08, 2014, 06:59:30 PM
Had I known, I would've sent her a totally different sympathy card.
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Post by: Cookie on June 08, 2014, 07:05:47 PM
:facepalm:
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Post by: coho on June 08, 2014, 08:52:18 PM
Rofl.
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Post by: Cookie on June 08, 2014, 08:59:40 PM
Clay's is going to be....... Different.

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

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Post by: MrsCablebandit on June 29, 2014, 11:55:16 AM
Jersey Boys

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I haven't seen the Broadway show nor did I know any of the backstory heading into the theater. I fell hard for John Lloyd Young's voice as Frankie Valli and Erich Bergen's "aw shucks/savvy" Bob Gaudio is very endearing. I like the interplay of singing and scenes. I've read reviews that didn't...not quite sure I get that. If you like the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, escape the summer heat for 2.5 hours and check it out.
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Post by: kneescrubber on June 30, 2014, 08:33:30 PM
Just finished watching The Pawnbroker starring Rod Steiger, 1964. Very good. Excellent photography.
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Post by: Bounce on July 01, 2014, 07:29:16 PM
Gambit: Funny. We all liked it. Diaz' "gosh dangit" interpretation of Texans gets a little old, but it's Hollywood's impression of TX and England, so there's no surprise there.
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Post by: BMW-K on July 01, 2014, 10:42:56 PM
THE WIND RISES Movie Trailer ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imtdgdGOB6Q#ws[/url])


Miyazaki Rocks!  :thumbsup:


This is truth.
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Post by: Bounce on July 02, 2014, 12:41:34 AM
Good Neighbor Sam: Fun "screwball" comedy from 1964. Jack Lemon playing to his strengths.

The Machine: A really good new movie that effectively combines the morality tale of "Metropolis" with the cinematographic feel of "Blade Runner". Two thumbs up.

Project Censored The Movie: Very thought provoking with some historically "big guns" stepping up and pointing out how much corporate media has become complicit with the actions of power brokers in the "halls of justice". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF-DAJlvX4E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF-DAJlvX4E)
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Post by: Bounce on July 27, 2014, 04:45:56 PM
The Raid - Redemption: It might be more accurately called "The Raid" (2011) or "The Raid 1" if it hadn't conflicted with another movie of the same name. It's the first movie of the franchise that saw 2014's "The Raid 2".

It's an Indonesian-made martial arts film that is of a modern style of hard-bitten "brutal" fighting like those from Jason Statham and others. The style used is Pencak Silat; the indigenous fighting style of Indonesia. Action-packed story about a police SWAT force that's trapped in a high rise during a raid on a criminal stronghold. Enough story to stitch together the fight scenes. Enough fight scenes not to ever get boring.

If you're a fan of the genre, then this is a roller coaster ride of action.
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Post by: Scratch on July 27, 2014, 05:27:08 PM
Saw Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes yesterday.  A decent popcorn flick at matinee prices. 
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Post by: CLAY on July 27, 2014, 08:28:50 PM
300 Rise of an Empire.  Very comicbookish- but I knew that going in.  Fun, BLOODY movie. 
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Post by: bedlamite on July 27, 2014, 08:34:07 PM
Mad Max: Fury Road Official Comic-Con Trailer (2014) - Tom Hardy Post-Apocalypse Action Movie HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdLl1GVjOrc#ws)
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Post by: Bounce on July 27, 2014, 10:31:25 PM
Under The Skin: A sci-fi flick about aliens going through the Scottish country disguised as the rest of us. We see the world through their perspective. Interesting approach with none of the exposition of a typical US movie. We are left to build our own conclusions and relationships with the different characters. While I wouldn't call it my favorite movie, as a rental it was an interesting experience and a break from the routine.

Authors Anonymous: An independent film that pretends to be a documentary about several unpublished authors who are all part of an "author's club" which gets together to read and give feedback to each other. Most aren't very good. Some (like Colette Mooney are horrible). It steers away from thigh-slapping comedy and into irony and satire. A character study of less than epic propotions that trades on the current popularity of "Big Bang Theory's", Kaley Cuoco. "Breaking Bad's" Jonathan Banks (Mike) has a cameo that will make you groan in sympathy for the situation he's put into.
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Post by: Mac on July 27, 2014, 11:06:29 PM
Has anyone seen Lucy?
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Post by: Cookie on July 28, 2014, 04:08:38 AM
Waiting for it to hit the streaming sites.
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Post by: Bounce on July 28, 2014, 10:26:08 AM
Kids went yesterday while we looked after the grandkids. They liked it. We're going this next weekend. Will hit Guardians a week late, too.

New Wonder Woman costume is starting to pop up around different places.

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Post by: JonS on August 01, 2014, 07:04:22 AM
This week I watched most of the new 300. I didn't finish the first movie either, and don't know why I thought I might like this one. All the battle and silly acting wears me out.

On the other hand, I saw Promised Land yesterday and liked it a lot. Mat Damon and Francis McDormand always make a movie better. I didn't come away with more knowledge about fracking, which I thought I would. Other than that, I enjoyed the movie enough to watch the extra stuff.
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Post by: Bounce on August 01, 2014, 10:01:04 AM
Hercules: "The Rock" and others did a pretty good job of turning this into a watchable movie. Given the possibilities based on past efforts like those by Lou Ferrigno and others, that's not a sure thing.
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Post by: chornbe on August 01, 2014, 10:58:07 AM
Under the Skin (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441395/?ref_=nv_sr_1 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441395/?ref_=nv_sr_1))

If not for an oft-naked Scarlett Johansson, this movie is unwatchable tripe.


Lucy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732/?ref_=nv_sr_1 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732/?ref_=nv_sr_1))

If not for a few moments of SJ badassery, this movie is almost unwatchable tripe. Such a great idea so, so very poorly executed, except with moments of enjoyable story telling here and there. And the ending is for shit.
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Post by: Bounce on August 01, 2014, 08:31:17 PM
At 4 hours it's a marathon of a viewing but broken down into 4 bite sized pieces, Bogdanovich's documentary, "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream" (2007)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0965382/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_2 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0965382/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_2)"

Is, IMO, well worth the watch. At the very least it will get your toes tapping and motivate you to pull out the albums and listen to them again.

I found myself wanting to go and learn to play every single song I heard. Thanks to "Capo" (a program that, among a host of other things, creates chord charts from the music files in your library) I can at least begin my faltering attempts on some of the simpler ones. I find I want to play more than my fingers will let me. That says a lot about the music they've created over the years.

The movie says a lot about the struggles Petty fought against the music "business" for his fans and for all musicians who have found themselves making piles of money for record companies while seeing their work owned by others and earning pennies on the sawbuck.
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Post by: miles on August 01, 2014, 08:57:47 PM
At 4 hours it's a marathon of a viewing but broken down into 4 bite sized pieces, Bogdanovich's documentary, "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream" (2007)
The movie says a lot about the struggles Petty fought against the music "business" for his fans and for all musicians who have found themselves making piles of money for record companies while seeing their work owned by others and earning pennies on the sawbuck.



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Post by: JonS on August 02, 2014, 05:31:20 AM
At 4 hours it's a marathon of a viewing but broken down into 4 bite sized pieces, Bogdanovich's documentary, "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream" (2007)
The movie says a lot about the struggles Petty fought against the music "business" for his fans and for all musicians who have found themselves making piles of money for record companies while seeing their work owned by others and earning pennies on the sawbuck.



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I had no idea it was this bad. That's the same bunch that has those notices about there are no victimless crimes, at the start of DVDs.
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Post by: JonS on August 04, 2014, 06:22:09 AM
Yesterday, I saw "Guardians Of The Galaxy" and loved it! A friend recommended it and Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 95% positive. It was in 3D and after a while, I wasn't even aware of it. Special effects have become so good, I just take them for granted, but this one was just off the charts good. The movie had the right amount of light heartedness and the characters were great. So were the bad guys. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bounce on August 04, 2014, 09:39:42 AM
It was questionable if Marvel Studios could do anything other than their mainstream super hero movies. This one shows they can.
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Post by: Jet-A-Pumper on August 04, 2014, 11:01:44 AM
Went and saw Lucy this weekend. Luc Besson is one of my favorite directors and 5th Element is one of my favorite movies. So I had high expectations. I must say, I was a bit dissapointed. Maybe I was expecting too much. Scarlett Jo does a fine job. Morgan Freeman is, well, Morgan. The guy who plays the Asian drug lord was very plastic/dull.

Loved the concept and idea behind it, but it just didn't sit right when it was over. Not sure why.  :shrug:
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Post by: Bounce on August 04, 2014, 07:30:58 PM
We went to GotG today. Add us to the list of fans.
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Post by: chornbe on August 05, 2014, 08:44:14 AM
Went and saw Lucy this weekend. Luc Besson is one of my favorite directors and 5th Element is one of my favorite movies. So I had high expectations. I must say, I was a bit dissapointed. Maybe I was expecting too much. Scarlett Jo does a fine job. Morgan Freeman is, well, Morgan. The guy who plays the Asian drug lord was very plastic/dull.

Loved the concept and idea behind it, but it just didn't sit right when it was over. Not sure why.  :shrug:

Fully agreed. Most disappointing movie I've seen in some time.

Not the worst... not by a long shot... just the most missed potential in a while.
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Post by: bluepoof on August 05, 2014, 09:52:00 AM
We saw GotG last night.  For the most part, I liked it.  I'm *really* over the "misogynist arrogant bad boy can do no wrong" trope, but it was tongue-in-cheek in many places in GotG so I was able to stomach it. ;)
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Post by: chornbe on August 05, 2014, 09:58:08 AM
Divergent ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1840309/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1840309/) )

While not the same story in detail as The Hunger Games, the idea of superteenageangstyrebellionagainstanoppresivegovernment thing is SO much better in Divergent than the other movies of its type. I found myself pretty well engaged through the whole thing and very satisfied at the end. I recommend it - IF you like that kind of movie. If you scoff at the infeasibility of the whole teenageangstsavingeveryoneomgthegovernmentisevil kind of thing, then just go ahead and skip this.
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Post by: Scratch on August 11, 2014, 06:25:51 AM
Yesterday, I saw "Guardians Of The Galaxy" and loved it! A friend recommended it and Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 95% positive. It was in 3D and after a while, I wasn't even aware of it. Special effects have become so good, I just take them for granted, but this one was just off the charts good. The movie had the right amount of light heartedness and the characters were great. So were the bad guys. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

We went to see GOTG yesterday.  What a hoot.
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Post by: Scratch on August 11, 2014, 06:28:06 AM
Looking forward to this one.  There hasn't been a decent 'tank movie' in some years.

http://youtu.be/SKu5lGfRBxc (http://youtu.be/SKu5lGfRBxc)

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The film will feature the last surviving operational Tiger I. The vehicle, known as Tiger 131, belongs to Bovington Tank Museum. It's the first time a real Tiger tank – and not a prop version – has been used on a film set.

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Post by: Dan K on August 11, 2014, 10:15:06 AM
Just saw Tron for the first time in about 20 years (yes, the original 1982 film) with my two kids (10 and 12 years old) and I still love it.
If you haven't seen it in a long time, well, it may not be quite as good as you remember, but still a really fun movie. Had to answer LOTs of questions from the kiddies...

- Dan
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Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on August 11, 2014, 12:44:06 PM
We had a hot, humid weekend which equals movies!

Oculus - Well shot (and brightly lit!) horror movie!  It kept our attention. I suffered by not paying close attention at the beginning of "who's who", but I realized that the movie was good enough to deserve all of my attention and I caught up quickly.

Divergent - More like 'derivative'. In contrast with Chris, I didn't care for this movie. It seemed lame.

The Vanishing - this drama came out in the mid-90s but I somehow missed it. The story line is rather trite and I admit that the Pacific Northwest setting held my interest more than anything. But the acting was good and, well, Seattle :)  Stars The Dude and Jack Bauer.

The Raid: Redemption - This is apparently a "classic", but it wasn't to my taste. Dan enjoyed it though (which is why it was even on the screen, tbh). All-in-all, it didn't look to be a bad film if you like Indonesian? riot squads beating up/getting beaten up by a building full of drug dealers. Some interesting fights/battles.  A sequel is coming out apparently.

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Post by: Bounce on September 12, 2014, 11:30:48 PM
Woman In Black: Harry Potter is a lawyer who comes from London to a small creaky town where there's a large creaky house with lots of old creaky paperwork he's supposed to "go through".

He's not very good at his job and spends most of his time trying to figure out more ways to avoid doing what he has been commissioned to accomplish.

He is befriended by Dumbledore's brother who loans him a small dog. Even the dog can't get Potter to do his work when he goes back to the large creaky house. He ends up napping, poking around the house and gardens, doing some remodeling and later takes a moonlight swim.

He eventually catches the train to London without ever having done the job that was the reason for his trip.
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Post by: JonS on September 13, 2014, 06:24:37 AM
Last night I watched Last Of The Mohicans. Its been a while since I last saw it and didn't really remember how good it is. The camera work , the story, and the acting are excellent.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: three west on September 13, 2014, 08:12:26 PM
Last night I watched Last Of The Mohicans. Its been a while since I last saw it and didn't really remember how good it is. The camera work , the story, and the acting are excellent.   :thumbsup:

and one of the best damn soundtracks ever
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Post by: kneescrubber on September 13, 2014, 08:59:32 PM
Last night I watched Last Of The Mohicans. Its been a while since I last saw it and didn't really remember how good it is. The camera work , the story, and the acting are excellent.   :thumbsup:

and one of the best damn soundtracks ever


 :thumbsup:


Russell Means and Wes Studi give award winning performances IMHO.

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Post by: Bounce on September 13, 2014, 11:19:13 PM
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra & The Lost Skeleton Returns Again:

Don't be fooled by what might, at first, seem to be a really bad B movie and its sequel. These movies were made to pay tribute to all the bad 50's B&W SciFi movies of the past. Many of the actors are well-seasoned but were encouraged to "ACT" instead of react. Their eccentric performances and the wonderfully bad scripts will leave your face hurting from the perma-grin.

Example: So many times characters are almost to the point of figuring out what's going on only to dismiss everything they've just pondered with the ubiquitous, "Oh Well."

The alien couple are Lattice and Crowbar. They assume aliases to fool the humans: Tergasso and Bammen.

Some excellent examples of the dialog are"

"Come! Go! The atmospherium awaits."
"You're against me. Aren't you? All skeletons are against me."
"If you keep distracting me, I'll never change the course of mankind."
"Maybe if I make myself a date I won't seem so alone."

Lots of references to, "doing science".

When asked where to find some rare atmospherium, the Skeleton replies with, "That's for me to know. I sleep now."

If you're a fan of 50's sci-fi then you might find this a laugh riot. Go in with the understanding that it's an homage and not something seriously bad.

Always remember: Rower!
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Post by: JonS on September 16, 2014, 06:36:50 AM
This is the second time I have seen Inglourious Basterds. Still, I don't know if I like it or not. This isn't the first Quentin Tarantino movie that I have felt like that. I guess I lean towards like, but I'm not sure. :lol:
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Post by: CLAY on September 21, 2014, 11:43:34 AM
Godzilla 2014.  I'm enjoying it.  It's a real modern throwback to the old Godzilla movies.
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Post by: Bounce on September 21, 2014, 11:46:32 AM
My only disappointment was that Cranston, despite all the hype, was only in the first half of the movie.
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Post by: CLAY on September 21, 2014, 12:45:05 PM
Agreed.  I was surprised when he was gone.
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Post by: maddjack on September 22, 2014, 03:43:12 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy3D
I enjoyed it , its a fun kind of movie
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Post by: maddjack on September 22, 2014, 03:43:55 PM
This is the second time I have seen Inglourious Basterds. Still, I don't know if I like it or not. This isn't the first Quentin Tarantino movie that I have felt like that. I guess I lean towards like, but I'm not sure. :lol:
For some reason I hated that movie.
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Post by: Dan K on September 23, 2014, 11:00:38 AM
Godzilla 2014.  I'm enjoying it.  It's a real modern throwback to the old Godzilla movies.

Tried to watch it with my kids, and when the wife died in the nuclear power plant early on, my kids got so sad (10 and 12, and they watch much heavier shit than this but the scene at the window did them in), we chose another movie for movie night. I want my $3.99 back.

- Dan
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Post by: Bounce on October 03, 2014, 04:54:02 PM
Tusk: Kevin Smith's latest

Yes they do, eventually, get around to playing the Fleetwood Mac song.

1. If you don't like Kevin Smith movies in general, then this is probably not on your list.

2. If you do like his irreverent romps on the necks of traditions, then... maybe.

3. If you howled with laughter at the "Shit Demon" in "Dogma" and want to see how something as insane as that might be created by mankind, then you could be the target audience.

It's nearing the end of its theatrical run (released on 9/19) so you might have already missed it in your area and have to wait for the DVD. I doubt it will be released to basic cable without enough heavy-handed editing as to make it even more of a time sink.

Of the half-dozen people in the theater during the early afternoon showing, most of them were hee-hawing throughout. I mostly caught myself saying, "GEEZE" a lot.

If you can catch it and get the money to Kevin so he can get the green light for the next 2 in this trilogy, then great! If not (and if you like over-the-top silly shit) then, going in as an informed consumer might have you leaving with a smile.
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Post by: Bounce on October 12, 2014, 10:28:39 AM
Muscle Shoals:

I'm a sucker for these documentaries about music. The most recent that comes to mind is Living in the Shadow of Motown which left me with a feeling of melancholy because those wonderful musicians contributed so much but spent their lives in relative obscurity.  Muscle Shoals isn't that (in that the people are more amazing wrt to the music I know so well but they also got the recognition they rightly deserve).

What an amazing place and what a stunning contribution these people made to the soundtrack of my life. A dozen thumbs up. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Post by: CLAY on October 14, 2014, 07:32:50 PM
Anybody tried watching the documentary "Narco Cultura"?  I heard it was good but can't find a subtitled version.  It's all in Spanish.  With English titles, but no subtitles.  I'm confused.
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Post by: Cookie on October 14, 2014, 07:34:39 PM
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Had a slow day.

What did I watch?

Anyone? Anyone?

Beuhler?
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Post by: Bounce on October 15, 2014, 08:29:48 AM
Sure looks like someone hit by a Dallek death ray. If so, then Doctor Who.
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Post by: Cookie on October 15, 2014, 09:10:41 AM
One L in Dalek..






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Post by: kneescrubber on October 15, 2014, 10:29:22 AM
Gotta be Repo Man. A classic.
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Post by: Bounce on October 15, 2014, 11:36:08 AM
Repo Man!

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Post by: bluepoof on October 15, 2014, 12:53:18 PM
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Eraserhead!  I did a high school english class paper on this movie.  I'm pretty sure the teacher gave me an A on it because she had no idea what in the hell I was talking about.
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Post by: Cookie on October 15, 2014, 01:59:17 PM
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I overheard the emus telling the llamas.,....

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Post by: Cookie on October 15, 2014, 06:33:12 PM
I've had a lot of time this week to watch tv/movies.

Today, Thor Dark World and Lucy.

Thor gets a healthy - 'Meh'

and Lucy gets a - "what"?
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Post by: Cookie on October 15, 2014, 06:34:36 PM
Next up, The Equalizer.
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Post by: kneescrubber on October 15, 2014, 07:04:22 PM
and Lucy gets a what?

A kiss from either Ricky or Linus.
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Post by: Cookie on October 15, 2014, 07:08:15 PM
and Lucy gets a what?


A kiss from either Ricky or Linus.

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Post by: kneescrubber on October 15, 2014, 07:38:40 PM
A package. Kinda far fetched imho.
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Post by: Dan K on October 16, 2014, 01:24:10 PM
Next up, The Equalizer.

You guys remember the show about the grey haired retired agent that helped people solve their problems, often with a combo of violence and stealth? English accent guy if I remember correctly. Is this movie based on the same character?

EDIT - Yes, it is. Just looked it up. Interesting. Think I want to see this one.
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Post by: Cookie on October 16, 2014, 01:39:49 PM
I believe so. He drove a Jag.
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Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on October 16, 2014, 02:14:35 PM
We've been on a bit of Hitchcock kick lately...

Lifeboat (1944) - not bad for a movie that takes place entirely in a lifeboat in the mid-40s. Some German involved, so it was nice practice for Dan and I.

Hitchcock (2012) - a film portraying Hitchcock's efforts to get his movie Psycho made. Interesting to see some behind-the-scenes scenes.

Psycho (1960) - Classic. I don't think that I had ever seen the entire movie

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Post by: Scratch on October 27, 2014, 08:12:40 AM
Went to see Fury yesterday.  I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5 -- overall solid, but some of the scenes required (at least for me) too much suspension of disbelief.
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Post by: CLAY on November 16, 2014, 03:24:07 PM
"Troll Hunter".  A Scandinavian film with English subtitles about hunting trolls.  It was actually pretty good!
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Post by: Scratch on November 16, 2014, 03:27:17 PM
"Troll Hunter".  A Scandinavian film with English subtitles about hunting trolls.  It was actually pretty good!

The bit about the bear prints was funny.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bounce on November 16, 2014, 09:04:01 PM
Liked it (and reported on it in something like 2012).

The Scribbler: I liked it. Pretty good, different story line.
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Post by: Dan K on November 17, 2014, 09:51:54 AM
Malificent. OK. Wife really liked it, as did my kids. I thought it was slow and a little predictable, but a nice take on the old sleeping beauty story.

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Post by: 1KPerDay on November 18, 2014, 11:25:28 AM
Went to see Fury yesterday.  I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5 -- overall solid, but some of the scenes required (at least for me) too much suspension of disbelief.
I thought it sucked.
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Post by: CLAY on November 19, 2014, 08:04:33 AM
Went to see Fury yesterday.  I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5 -- overall solid, but some of the scenes required (at least for me) too much suspension of disbelief.
I thought it sucked.

Expand?  This is on my short list.  Disbelief in terms of physics or disbelief in terms of "A-Team" issues?
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Post by: 1KPerDay on November 19, 2014, 10:42:38 AM
Went to see Fury yesterday.  I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5 -- overall solid, but some of the scenes required (at least for me) too much suspension of disbelief.
I thought it sucked.

Expand?  This is on my short list.  Disbelief in terms of physics or disbelief in terms of "A-Team" issues?
Very weak plot. No character development. Morally ambiguous to the point of absurdity.
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Post by: CLAY on November 21, 2014, 06:37:19 PM
"The Lone Ranger" 2013.  I enjoyed it. 
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Post by: JonS on November 22, 2014, 07:31:24 AM
Went to see Fury yesterday.  I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5 -- overall solid, but some of the scenes required (at least for me) too much suspension of disbelief.
I thought it sucked.

It wasn't as good as I thought it would be. Great pre release hype.
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Post by: Bounce on January 09, 2015, 10:38:22 AM
If I Stay: Surprised me at how good it was

Billy Jack: Not the best acting. The pace is pretty slow. As a snapshot of the counter culture that was on the downhill side of its bell curve, it's an interesting time capsule into the anti-establishment/pro-native american desires of the Hippie Movement.

Reclaim: John Cusack and Rachelle Lefevre in a suspense/thriller that I liked. It starts with some slow character development that's needed for the viewer to get invested in what will then happen to the protagonists. Once that's out of the way, the tempo picks up. By the end I was rooting for the couple and against Cusack as was intended.

I, Origins: Yet another interesting movie with Brit Marling. As with the last movie I saw with her (The Sound Of My Voice) this is an interesting journey with the protagonists that includes an intriguing end that isn't tied up quite so neatly as many mainstream movies are.

Dr. Seuss' 5000 Fingers of Dr. T.: This is an odd duck. Dr. Seuss dipping his toe into a 1953 musical. The dream sequences (most of the movie) are shot as filmed stage productions. Seuss' influence in the stage/costume design and lyrics is obvious. I don't know that I would ever watch it again but as a peek into an alternate universe of the children's books author, it's definitely a curiosity.

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Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on January 09, 2015, 03:45:20 PM
The Maze Runner:  Not sure if it's been done on here already or not  I watched it on the plane today flying home from New Orleans for work.  I was worried it was going to be a dumb teen movie as that's all I saw on the preview.  It was actually a good movie with plenty of action and some pretty good acting.  I'd give it a thumbs up. 
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Post by: miles on January 31, 2015, 11:48:13 PM
We just watched Birdman (Or the unexpected virtue of ignorance).

What an amazing film.  Michael Keaton was excellent- truly excellent.  As conceptual filmmaking, Birdman has no equal in recent memory.  Time Code was done in four separate long takes, whereas this film faked it, but so well it was seamless.

I'd strongly recommend the movie for those who like thought-provoking intellectual exercises.  It's not for those who want lots of explosions.
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Post by: R Doug on February 01, 2015, 06:18:42 AM
Birdman is high on my list.  Thanks for the review. 


Last weekend, Sheri and saw the Imitation Game.  It's an amazing story which was well told with excellent acting all around.  Sheri and I were concerned we'd see a little too much of Benjamin Cumberbatch's Sherlock character come through in his portrayal of Alan Turing since they're both narcissistic glory hounds.  But, his acting of the two characters were not comparable.  Well done all around.  This is one of the best films I've seen in years.

Last night, we caught American Sniper.  Clint Eastwood has done a great job showing the violence, anxiety, and problems soldiers face during and after a tour (or more) of duty.  I went in with a bit of a bias that this film was going to come across as some US Military propaganda film.  I didn't get that.  I saw a guy who was humble, always did his best and what he thought was right, suffered with his inner demons, and used his energy to help others.  This is worth a view.



It's a cool and rainy day there and we have Fury and Gone Girl recorded on the DVR. 

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Post by: Flyer on February 01, 2015, 07:01:39 AM
Jimi: All is By My Side
The early years of the life of Jimi Hendrix, up to the days before Monterey.
Tedious going for the most part, as directed by John Ridley (Twelve Years a Slave).
The movie contains no "popular" tunes, as permission was denied by copyright owners.  :mad:
Fine portrayal of Hendrix, I'm sure we'll see more of lead André Benjamin.

http://youtu.be/ZmI5QRatUL4 (http://youtu.be/ZmI5QRatUL4)
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Post by: miles on February 01, 2015, 09:20:31 AM
Birdman is high on my list.  Thanks for the review. 


Last weekend, Sheri and saw the Imitation Game.  It's an amazing story which was well told with excellent acting all around.  Sheri and I were concerned we'd see a little too much of Benjamin Cumberbatch's Sherlock character come through in his portrayal of Alan Turing since they're both narcissistic glory hounds.  But, his acting of the two characters were not comparable.  Well done all around.  This is one of the best films I've seen in years.

Last night, we caught American Sniper.  Clint Eastwood has done a great job showing the violence, anxiety, and problems soldiers face during and after a tour (or more) of duty.  I went in with a bit of a bias that this film was going to come across as some US Military propaganda film.  I didn't get that.  I saw a guy who was humble, always did his best and what he thought was right, suffered with his inner demons, and used his energy to help others.  This is worth a view.



It's a cool and rainy day there and we have Fury and Gone Girl recorded on the DVR.



We've been real slackers this year and didn't get our Golden Globes movies watched in time to vote.  We are a bit late to the game.  We've got The Imitation Game, Theory of Everything, Cake, Boy's Life, St Vincent and a few others sitting on a shelf waiting to be watched- it's just hard to find the time.
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Post by: Bounce on February 01, 2015, 11:33:35 AM
Fury: Saw it last night. I add it to my (very short) list of movies every parent should see before they encourage their kids to join and go to war.
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Post by: kneescrubber on February 01, 2015, 12:22:12 PM
Susan and I watched All Is Lost (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2017038/) last night. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a big Robert Redford fan. But, if you can get past all the dialogue, this one is definitely worth watching. I especially enjoyed the "Our Man" character.
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Post by: Bounce on February 01, 2015, 12:23:47 PM
if you can get past all the dialogue

Like the first half of "Le Mans"? :)
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Post by: kneescrubber on February 01, 2015, 12:26:03 PM
if you can get past all the dialogue

Like the first half of "Le Mans"? :)

 :bigok:


 ;)
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Post by: CLAY on February 01, 2015, 02:57:30 PM
Fury: Saw it last night. I add it to my (very short) list of movies every parent should see before they encourage their kids to join and go to war.

I just saw that too and agree.  I actually enjoy (or maybe "appreciate" is a better word) the new types of war movies- they seem far from the " 'Murica!" movies of days gone by.  I like the way they do a better showing of what war is- dirty, ugly, and horrible for all involved.

"Dracula Untold".  An interesting take on the legend.  I enjoyed it.

Also "John Wick".  Incredibly violent, very Tarantino-ish movie.  If you're into that sort of thing, you'll like it.  I thought it was ok.
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Post by: mikephelps71 on February 01, 2015, 07:39:03 PM
I watched john wick, liked it and night crawler, jake g does a good acting job.


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Post by: R Doug on February 09, 2015, 09:15:41 PM

We've been real slackers this year and didn't get our Golden Globes movies watched in time to vote.  We are a bit late to the game.  We've got The Imitation Game, Theory of Everything, Cake, Boy's Life, St Vincent and a few others sitting on a shelf waiting to be watched- it's just hard to find the time.

You're a Golden Globe voter?  Cool.
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Post by: CLAY on February 10, 2015, 07:11:49 AM

We've been real slackers this year and didn't get our Golden Globes movies watched in time to vote.  We are a bit late to the game.  We've got The Imitation Game, Theory of Everything, Cake, Boy's Life, St Vincent and a few others sitting on a shelf waiting to be watched- it's just hard to find the time.

You're a Golden Globe voter?  Cool.

I didn't even catch that!  How did you wind up being a voter?
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Post by: miles on February 10, 2015, 04:12:13 PM

We've been real slackers this year and didn't get our Golden Globes movies watched in time to vote.  We are a bit late to the game.  We've got The Imitation Game, Theory of Everything, Cake, Boy's Life, St Vincent and a few others sitting on a shelf waiting to be watched- it's just hard to find the time.

You're a Golden Globe voter?  Cool.




I didn't even catch that!  How did you wind up being a voter?


It's actually my fifteen year old son that's the voter in the family.  He's a member of the Screen Actor's Guild.
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Post by: CLAY on February 10, 2015, 06:51:34 PM
That's right- he had a role in a film recently, right? Which one was it again?
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Post by: miles on February 10, 2015, 08:17:38 PM
That's right- he had a role in a film recently, right? Which one was it again?


No, nothing recently.  He's been in some TV stuff, but keeps missing out on the movie roles.  He just auditioned for the lead in an independent film and they said he was perfect- but doesn't look Latino enough.  He was cast in Cloud Atlas but at the last minute the director decided he was too young and got cut...  That's the story so far.  It's frustrating, but eventually it'll come through big-time.
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Post by: CLAY on February 10, 2015, 08:27:03 PM
Well I'm rooting for him!  That said, a friend of mine has been in CA working for it for 25 years now- she had a 1 season show on Animal Planet (Ms. Adventure), and now hosts ABC's Wildlife Docs.  She ran the gamut- comedy, lots of commercials, etc, and finally is having some good success.  She has always been a genuine, fun, friendly girl- I'm glad she's finally making it.

Good luck to your son- it certainly can be done!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bounce on February 11, 2015, 09:14:12 AM
I hear that from the entertainment podcaster group a lot. They got tired of the auditions where they were perfect but "not blonde enough". It was wearing on them and their self worth. Even though many had successes in the past they had a gutful of their destiny being in the hands of others. They went out and made their own content. Many end up getting picked up for studio work because those people get reminded of what it is they bring to the table.
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Post by: Bounce on February 16, 2015, 12:40:47 PM
Lucy: We liked it. Not what we expected for an ending but that's often a good thing.

Honeymoon: Noise in the background while something else was more interesting. Not something to go out of your way to see.


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Post by: Cookie on February 16, 2015, 01:16:24 PM
Thought Lucy was OK. Kind of over the top at the end but I liked it.
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Post by: Flyer on February 16, 2015, 02:55:24 PM
A Walk Among the Tombstones:
Liam Neeson gets and gives ass kickin's as he does best; ex-cop, tries to be not seedy detective.
Good story line, worth a watch.
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Post by: Bounce on February 16, 2015, 10:26:13 PM
Kingsmen: Had a great time watching this movie. A taste of old school Bond with the action of new school Bond.

See Chornbe's review on the next page for something with which I completely agree.
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Post by: Scratch on February 17, 2015, 04:46:17 PM
Saw Jupiter Ascending this afternoon.  Not bad - had to chuckle at the nod to Terry Gilliam.
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Post by: bomber on February 18, 2015, 04:07:38 PM
Fury: Saw it last night. I add it to my (very short) list of movies every parent should see before they encourage their kids to join and go to war.

If you wish to make certain your child (or you, for that matter) understand what combat is about, 84 Charlie Mopic is your movie.

Not terribly gory, but it transmits the random nature of combat very accurately.

Fury was a nice cross between a John Wayne movie and something realistic, I think.

I just saw that too and agree.  I actually enjoy (or maybe "appreciate" is a better word) the new types of war movies- they seem far from the " 'Murica!" movies of days gone by.  I like the way they do a better showing of what war is- dirty, ugly, and horrible for all involved.


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Post by: chornbe on February 18, 2015, 04:14:44 PM
A Walk Among the Tombstones ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365907/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365907/) )

I found this movie to be utterly forgettable... honestly. I put the disc (Redbox) in and was 20 minutes in before I realized, "Oh yeah... I just watched this the other night." There is absolutely nothing about this film that makes it standout, memorable or rewatchable. It was a fine-enough watch that I didn't turn it off, but I'm glad I didn't pay to see in the theater. 2 stars.



John Wick ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2911666/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2911666/) )

This movie had the same kind of vibe, to me, as A History of Violence ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0399146/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0399146/) ), which I loved. I enjoyed John Wick greatly. Enough action and dialog, enough drama and silly violence, enough story and heart, and enough badassery to give you giggles and groans of sympathetic OH SHIT moments. Not quite Kill Bill level silly violence, but right up there with any good modern action flick. 3.75 stars. Maybe 4.00. I'll need a rewatch to be sure.

Not too many films get 5 stars.  :bigsmile:
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Post by: BMW-K on February 18, 2015, 11:52:49 PM
Thought Lucy was OK. Kind of over the top at the end but I liked it.

My take on Lucy was that I read it as a book back in the early 80's...Julian May, Jack the Bodiless. 

Still, I enjoyed it to the extent that I already knew it. 

(*Damnit.  Jack the Bodiless was early 90's.  Feck...getting old... :facepalm:)
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Post by: Bounce on February 19, 2015, 10:12:56 AM
Odd. I can't find any reference in the "Lucy" material on line that it was based on a book (by anyone).

Based on the summary

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Bodiless-Galactic-Milieu-Trilogy/dp/0345362470 (http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Bodiless-Galactic-Milieu-Trilogy/dp/0345362470)

It's nothing in the ballpark of Lucy. It does sound good, though.
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Post by: BMW-K on February 19, 2015, 02:47:16 PM
Odd. I can't find any reference in the "Lucy" material on line that it was based on a book (by anyone).

Based on the summary

[url]http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Bodiless-Galactic-Milieu-Trilogy/dp/0345362470[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Bodiless-Galactic-Milieu-Trilogy/dp/0345362470[/url])

It's nothing in the ballpark of Lucy. It does sound good, though.


I won't ruin it.  But the same gist is there. 

I did very much enjoy that series.  Fun fantasy sci-fi there.
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Post by: Bounce on February 19, 2015, 06:59:33 PM
thx
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Post by: wibornz on February 19, 2015, 11:16:02 PM
I enjoyed the Kingsmen.  Funny ending.
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Post by: Flyer on February 20, 2015, 04:42:16 PM
Went to see Fury yesterday.  I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5 -- overall solid, but some of the scenes required (at least for me) too much suspension of disbelief.
I thought it sucked.
I should have listened 1K...
That "movie" was painful.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on February 20, 2015, 06:57:46 PM
THANK you. Everyone on the gun forums thinks it's awesome.

Total crap.
Title: Please God Don't Let It Suck
Post by: Scratch on February 27, 2015, 04:45:13 PM

Alien 5: Sigourney Weaver will reprise Ripley role in new movie (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/alien-5-sigourney-weaver-will-reprise-ripley-role-in-new-movie-says-director-neill-blomkamp-10072055.html)

Title: Please God Don't Let It Suck II: Even Suckier!
Post by: Scratch on February 27, 2015, 04:47:51 PM

Harrison Ford Confirmed for 'Blade Runner' Sequel (http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/harrison-ford-confirmed-for-blade-runner-sequel-20150227)
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Post by: Bounce on February 27, 2015, 05:09:37 PM
The Internet's Own Boy: Very good documentary about the life and early death of a very bright guy named Aaron Swartz. Creator of many things like RSS and co-owner of Reddit. Did things like Creative Commons and much more. Died by suicide after years of pressure from the Fed over criminal felony charges for data access to public research records (and to which the hosting company had chosen not to file charges).
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Post by: chornbe on March 01, 2015, 08:27:44 AM
Kingsman: The Secret Service ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802144/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802144/) )

OMG! So. Much. Fun. Beginning to end, this movie was super enjoyable. Great action, good humo(u)r points, suave, cool gentlemen, male-female working relationship without the inevitable sexual tension, Colin Firth with dorky hair kicking all the ass, red necks, and a lispy Samuel L Jackson being the bad guy. Oh, and sword-feet bad-girl villain. It'll hard to find a movie more fun than this one.

I give it a solid four stars.

Let me sum it up this way... "If you save the world, we can do it in the asshole." (actual line in the movie)
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Post by: Bounce on March 13, 2015, 07:55:53 PM
Coffee Town: Unexpectedly funny. Even has a cameo from the guy who starred in the web series "Retarded Policeman".
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Post by: Flyer on March 15, 2015, 08:01:18 PM
Remember the HBO/Showcase series "OZ"?
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Well...Starred Up makes it look like the "Land of Oz".
Powerfully and brutally acted, with a deluge of testosterone that threatens to engulf.
Difficult dialog, due to heavy accents and slang that Barbara Billingsley couldn't translate.
Soldier on through though. It gets good...
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Post by: Bounce on March 17, 2015, 11:46:43 PM
Tonight must have been bad movie night.

Canal : What might have been a decently-spooky ghost story (was it really a ghost or is he crazy?) was ruined with a couple of overly-graphic scenes. Who needs to see a close-up of a ghoul's vagina as it gives birth to it's ghoul baby?

Exists : Another "found footage" movie. Gack! GMAFB.
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Post by: kneescrubber on May 12, 2015, 09:05:11 PM
So I watched Born Losers last night. Just watched Wild Hogs tonight. Guess which one I liked better.
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Post by: Bounce on May 12, 2015, 11:04:39 PM
Super: Fun stuff. Nathan Fillian cameo as a tights-wearing, long-haired Jesus-hero on some channel seen by the main character, Rainn Wilson. Lots of familiar faces.

Quote
After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills.
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Post by: coho on May 13, 2015, 02:32:57 AM
Super: Funny stuff. Nathan Fillian cameo as a tights-wearing, long-haired Jesus-hero on some channel seen by the main character, Rainn Wilson. Lots of familiar faces.

Quote
After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills.

It's good. Surprisingly dark. Poor Boltie.
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Post by: Bounce on May 13, 2015, 09:25:26 AM
True. That got a gasp from me. See the edit of my original review to reflect the overall.
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Post by: BMW-K on May 13, 2015, 10:27:47 AM
So I watched Born Losers last night. Just watched Wild Hogs tonight. Guess which one I liked better.

I'm guessing Wild Hogs was just a little too close to real for you?   :twofinger:
Title: Re: Please God Don't Let It Suck
Post by: 1KPerDay on May 13, 2015, 03:11:40 PM

Alien 5: Sigourney Weaver will reprise Ripley role in new movie ([url]http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/alien-5-sigourney-weaver-will-reprise-ripley-role-in-new-movie-says-director-neill-blomkamp-10072055.html[/url])
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Post by: 1KPerDay on May 13, 2015, 03:15:18 PM

Harrison Ford Confirmed for 'Blade Runner' Sequel ([url]http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/harrison-ford-confirmed-for-blade-runner-sequel-20150227[/url])

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Post by: Scratch on May 13, 2015, 04:15:46 PM

Harrison Ford Confirmed for 'Blade Runner' Sequel ([url]http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/harrison-ford-confirmed-for-blade-runner-sequel-20150227[/url])

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(Ford): "Screw you - look at Schwarzenegger!!"   :lol:
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Post by: 1KPerDay on May 13, 2015, 04:19:07 PM
proof that hollywood has no scruples$$$$$ and hasn't had an original idea since 1983.

Why do they have to crap on classic/cult movies?

1. Highlander sequel/s
2. Blues brothers 2000
3. Anything after aliens
4. Crystal Skull
5. etc. etc.
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Post by: Scratch on May 13, 2015, 05:22:43 PM
proof that hollywood has no scruples$$$$$ and hasn't had an original idea since 1983.

Why do they have to crap on classic/cult movies?

1. Highlander sequel/s
2. Blues brothers 2000
3. Anything after aliens
4. Crystal Skull
5. etc. etc.


 :pokestick:
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/04/10/rocky-horror-picture-show-fox (http://www.ew.com/article/2015/04/10/rocky-horror-picture-show-fox)
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Post by: kneescrubber on May 13, 2015, 06:57:20 PM
So I watched Born Losers last night. Just watched Wild Hogs tonight. Guess which one I liked better.

I'm guessing Wild Hogs was just a little too close to real for you?   :twofinger:

Born Losers has lots of old bikes (and cars) and killer sound track. Definitely not a Hardly fest. The female protagonist rides a 2 smoker.  :blbl:

However, Marisa Tomei was hot. As always.  :leghump:
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Post by: Bounce on May 25, 2015, 01:35:25 PM
Lollilove: OUCH! Biting satire about the ultra-wealthy who think their miniscule notice of the homeless will somehow make a difference.

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Mockumentary about a wealthy couple who set out to make a difference in the lives of homeless people by giving each of them a lollipop with a cheery slogan on the wrapper.

From making a list of groups needing help, to selection of "Homeless" over the others on their list [old people, club feet (tragic), MS (done to death), abused women/dogs, flipper babies, Africans, cleft palate guys (blechh!!), etc.] the couple is shown in their various luxury surroundings. They seek corporate sponsorship for their new charity by cold calling. "Corporate sponsorship brings you a level of prestige; so everyone 'out there' knows you're a big shot."

So what is Lollilove? Each week they will donate 100 lollipops to homeless people which will have an uplifting slogan on the wrapper to inspire them to get jobs and transform their lives so they have meaning.

James Gunn and Jenna Fisher (The Office) do a great job of portraying the mindset of people who think lapel pins make a difference.

You certainly have to be in the mood for this type of film but, when the timing is right, it's a goodern.
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Post by: Bounce on May 25, 2015, 11:32:00 PM
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (3D): There are some assumptions before the review.

1. That you like (or at least will watch) a wuxia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuxia) style movie.
2. That you're the least interested in 3D.

Moving on.

I got an UHD TV last December and was surprised that it came with 3D. I got it for the large size and the 4K resolution. Since then I've only watched 1 3D movie for which I was underwhelmed (Beowulf). In the theaters I often find 3D fails to bring enough benefit to the show to offset the additional cost. For example, when I saw Avatar in 3D and went back with others to watch it in 2D, I preferred the 2D version. This showing was streamed via Netflix.

With this background, we head into this feedback.

Released to the US in 2012, it touts to have the talents of a 3D effects expert from Avatar. As with all wuxia films there is a lot of what I call "wire-fu" which is enhanced with CGI. The use of swords, pole-arms and projectile weapons is abundant. This is an epic fantasy period piece walking in the footsteps of "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon". The story is acceptable. The framing, lighting and scope of the cinematography is immersive (and eye-popping).

Shot entirely in digital HD and with the supervision of Chuck Comisky (Avatar) every frame shows a natural and wondrous sense of depth. From the fly-through shots of the opening credits to the closing desert vistas it's eye candy to astound. [None of this "do it the easy way and slap 3D over it in post" stuff here.]

I'm assuming that the stream is sourced from the 3D Blue-Ray print. If so, then HD Digest's observation that it's "near-reference 1080p/MVC MPEG-4 encod[ing]" remains spot on.

Sadly Netflix doesn't stream the HD-Audio channel that the Blue Ray is reported to have. Standard 5.1 surround will have to be enough short of getting a complete 3D channel at home (player, etc.). Given that 4K Blue Ray is around the corner, that seems exceedingly unwise at this time. The new format is reported to be backward compatible, so I suspect that includes 3D since the data stream (b/PS) would be lower for 3d than for 4k.

Story-wise, it's pretty much pedestrian fare for these types of movies; not unlike Avatar was. 3D really did elevate the experience. It was good 3D work too. Foreground objects are well-placed to emphasize the depth of the shots and, of course, martial arts weapons, debris and mega-cell desert dust storms are all put to good use.

The only distraction was early on there were some subtitles in spite of listening to the English dubbed audio track. Worse was that they were only visible through one side of the active glasses. Pausing the playback, I checked the settings and they were English/NO subtitles. Once I resumed playback, the subliminal subtitles never came back.

So, IF you like the wuxia genre and IF you are curious to see a good example of 3D THEN you might just want to take this one out for a spin.


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Post by: Scratch on May 27, 2015, 06:59:04 PM
Mad Max: Fury Road  Worthy successor to the original trilogy, though Tom Hardy's performance was generic enough to've been easily replaced by anyone. 

And one thumb up to Charlize Theron.  ;D
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Post by: bedlamite on May 27, 2015, 07:17:41 PM
Mad Max: Fury Road  Worthy successor to the original trilogy, though Tom Hardy's performance was generic enough to've been easily replaced by anyone. 

And one thumb up to Charlize Theron.  ;D

The car stereo with the guitar on a bungee was stupid and overdone. Also, the script wasn't much, but you don't really need that for a 2 hour apocalyptic car chase. I was disappointed to see that Max was a supporting character, but overall it was good. See it in 3d if you can.

SHINY AND CHROME!
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Post by: kneescrubber on May 27, 2015, 08:50:01 PM
Mad Max: Fury Road  Worthy successor to the original trilogy, though Tom Hardy's performance was generic enough to've been easily replaced by anyone. 

And one thumb up to Charlize Theron.  ;D

The car stereo with the guitar on a bungee was stupid and overdone. Also, the script wasn't much, but you don't really need that for a 2 hour apocalyptic car chase. I was disappointed to see that Max was a supporting character, but overall it was good. See it in 3d if you can.

SHINY AND CHROME!

This is where I tend to separate from the rest of the field. Mad Max was awesome. The 2 following it were lame and lamer. What makes you think #4 will be less lame?

I'm sure I'll watch it. When it's on Netflix or Amazon without having to pay for it.
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Post by: JonS on May 28, 2015, 08:21:50 AM
Mad Max: Fury Road  Worthy successor to the original trilogy, though Tom Hardy's performance was generic enough to've been easily replaced by anyone. 

And one thumb up to Charlize Theron.  ;D

The car stereo with the guitar on a bungee was stupid and overdone. Also, the script wasn't much, but you don't really need that for a 2 hour apocalyptic car chase. I was disappointed to see that Max was a supporting character, but overall it was good. See it in 3d if you can.

SHINY AND CHROME!

This is where I tend to separate from the rest of the field. Mad Max was awesome. The 2 following it were lame and lamer. What makes you think #4 will be less lame?

I'm sure I'll watch it. When it's on Netflix or Amazon without having to pay for it.

It seemed like there were maybe 3 places where you could catch your breath, and they weren't very long.
In the end, it was another one of those movies that didn't even cross my mind when I left the theater.
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Post by: Max Wedge on May 28, 2015, 08:42:01 AM
Mad Max: Fury Road  Worthy successor to the original trilogy, though Tom Hardy's performance was generic enough to've been easily replaced by anyone. 

And one thumb up to Charlize Theron.  ;D

The car stereo with the guitar on a bungee was stupid and overdone. Also, the script wasn't much, but you don't really need that for a 2 hour apocalyptic car chase. I was disappointed to see that Max was a supporting character, but overall it was good. See it in 3d if you can.

SHINY AND CHROME!

This is where I tend to separate from the rest of the field. Mad Max was awesome. The 2 following it were lame and lamer. What makes you think #4 will be less lame?

I'm sure I'll watch it. When it's on Netflix or Amazon without having to pay for it.

Not all of the field. Although I'll probably never watch it. Even if free.
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Post by: Blunder on May 30, 2015, 10:40:36 PM
Watched Fury Road this afternoon in a very comfy seat. Theaters have changed since the last movie I saw was when I took my son to see Return of the King.

Anyway. Fury is a worthy continuation of the Mad Max series, though I think it helps if you've seen all the others to have some context. This has become apparent when discussing the movie with some of my younger roomies who weren't even born when the first 3 were made.

There is no wasted time. No wasted film to just fill out 90 minutes of non-stop action. Sure, there were pauses in action but it was worthwhile because it played to the story.

This is how action movies, a genre I tend to avoid, should be made.

BTW, how do I install a dagger in the shift lever of my cage?
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Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on May 31, 2015, 03:05:55 AM
BTW, how do I install a dagger in the shift lever of my cage?

Carefully!



We've seen a few movies recently, none were that great:

Babadook (2014) - more of a psychological horror movie than anything. It was well-written and acted and the story - once you realize the analogy - is interesting. I was expecting "jump out of your seat" horror when I went in, which was a mistake.

Stonehurst Asylum (2014) - period piece from the 1800s, the story is ok, with the usual twists here and there. I didn't follow it closely, but it was easy enough to keep up with what was going on. A decent flick if you're bored.

Mad Max (2015) - Good! I've seen the others and this one was a nice deviation. As others have said, non-stop action, and I like that "Max" wasn't necessarily the main character in a good portion of the film.
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Post by: bedlamite on May 31, 2015, 10:16:47 AM
"Oh what a spray! What a lovely spray!" (http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-710-5521-Silver-Color-Mist/dp/B005KTVG86%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3DAKIAI4VOYXWJLZZET6TQ%26tag%3Dviglink20265-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB005KTVG86)
 :lol:
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Post by: Blunder on May 31, 2015, 11:44:08 AM
"Oh what a spray! What a lovely spray!" ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-710-5521-Silver-Color-Mist/dp/B005KTVG86%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3DAKIAI4VOYXWJLZZET6TQ%26tag%3Dviglink20265-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB005KTVG86[/url])
 :lol:


 :clap:

BTW, how do I get a cage that I can install a dagger in the shift lever?
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Post by: miles on May 31, 2015, 11:49:07 AM
My kid talked me into watching Sharkquake 2: Tokyo Rift last night.


It was better than I expected.
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Post by: Blunder on May 31, 2015, 11:51:14 AM
We gotta pitch Whalequake.
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Post by: Flyer on June 01, 2015, 04:43:10 AM
We gotta pitch Whalequake.
Ooo! Ooo!
Ninjaquake!!
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Post by: Cookie on June 01, 2015, 05:50:22 AM
The latest Godzilla.



Meh.

(o\_!_/o)

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Post by: Mac on June 01, 2015, 12:04:02 PM
We gotta pitch Whalequake.
Ooo! Ooo!
Ninjaquake!!

Sharknadoquake

or would that be too much?
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Post by: Cookie on June 02, 2015, 05:42:18 AM
 Kingsman: The Secret Service

Very entertaining with a hint of humor.


The Avengers (98) Nothing to do with Marvel.

Entertaining, total cheeze.

Uma Thurman has legs that move me.

(o\_!_/o)

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Post by: chornbe on June 02, 2015, 06:28:26 AM
Ex Machina ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/) )

Wow. Just... wow. Perfectly crafted movie. If you're going down the list of checkboxes, this is a "perfect movie" (there's a whole list of criteria and social norms for "perfect movie"). It's beautifully directed and acted, layered on top of some seriously smart and solid writing.

I was completely and wholly immersed during every single second of this movie. It's wonderful.

Potential spoilers...

This movie is subtle and insidious in how it exemplifies one of the biggest fears of AI: that the AI puts aside ALL other factors in favor of its objective (in this case, survival). All other factors including right/wrong, Life, Humanity, etc.

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Post by: Bounce on June 02, 2015, 11:19:06 AM
The Avengers (98) Nothing to do with Marvel.

Entertaining, total cheeze.

Uma Thurman has legs that move me.

(o\_!_/o)

A movie treatment of the 60s Brit TV series. Conceptually closer to The Kingsman than mutants.
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Post by: Cookie on June 02, 2015, 07:43:39 PM
I'm not quite as old as you but I definitely remember the TV show.

(o\_!_/o)

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Post by: Bounce on June 02, 2015, 10:02:01 PM
Quote
I'm not quite as old as you but...

[I heard that]
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Post by: Flyer on October 19, 2015, 08:45:14 PM
Sicario.
The War on Drugs gets real. Hard.
Benecio del Toro, Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin.
Best movie I've seen in ages.
See it, and thank me later.
http://youtu.be/sR0SDT2GeFg (http://youtu.be/sR0SDT2GeFg)
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Post by: CLAY on October 23, 2015, 08:17:07 PM
Predestination.  (2014)

Wow.  That was a trip.
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Post by: Jet-A-Pumper on November 01, 2015, 07:32:00 AM
Wife wanted to hide out from the Lits last night, so we went to The Intern. Not bad. Anne Hathaway is always fun to look at for a couple hours. DeNiro's character could have been fleshed out a bit more. Wasn't the sleep fest I thought it would be.
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Post by: Bounce on November 01, 2015, 08:42:58 AM
The Water Diviner: I want to dislike R Crowe because, like with Kevin Spacey, he seems like a dick in interviews. Movies like this keep sucking me in to giving him money though. This was a character-driven drama that was good in every aspect.
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Post by: Snowdog on November 01, 2015, 09:12:27 AM
Best films I've seen lately are restored versions of Buster Keaton's The General and Laurel and Hardy in Way Out West and Towed in the Hole. Great to see them on a big screen.
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Post by: open sore on November 03, 2015, 10:37:00 AM
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1465522/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1465522/)

A horror/comedy.  I really enjoyed it.  A couple of moments really had me laughing.  If you're not looking for something serious, this one is worth a watch
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Post by: Scratch on November 12, 2015, 02:01:35 PM
NOOOOOOoooooo!!!!   :willy: :rave:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/11/11/ridley-scott-says-prometheus-sequels-will-reveal-who-created-aliens (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/11/11/ridley-scott-says-prometheus-sequels-will-reveal-who-created-aliens)
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Post by: Bounce on November 12, 2015, 10:55:41 PM
Particle Fever: Documentary of about 5 years through first beam and leading up to the final shut down of the Large Hadron Collider for refitting (to get even more power).

Really good. It includes some footage of US politicians axing the Super Conducting Super Collider project in the US. The chuckleheads were only interested in economic returns instead of the advancement of human knowledge. One bozo was caught saying we needed to let Europe spend their money and then we could steal their results like they steal ours.
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Post by: CLAY on November 13, 2015, 07:54:23 AM
Particle Fever: Documentary of about 5 years through first beam and leading up to the final shut down of the Large Hadron Collider for refitting (to get even more power).

Really good. It includes some footage of US politicians axing the Super Conducting Super Collider project in the US. The chuckleheads were only interested in economic returns instead of the advancement of human knowledge. One bozo was caught saying we needed to let Europe spend their money and then we could steal their results like they steal ours.

I have this but haven't watched it yet.  Thanks for the review!
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Post by: CLAY on November 19, 2015, 08:49:01 PM
The Martian

Loved it.  They skipped a bunch of book parts, but I get it- we only had 2 hrs 20 minutes.  What a ride.  I went with my brother- he knew nothing about it other than I told him it was going to be great.  Several times he laugh loudly and was figuring along with Mark Watlkey.  Good times.  I'm gonna get that on rental- I think my wife will like it too.
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Post by: kneescrubber on November 26, 2015, 05:35:38 PM
A Time To Kill

I don't know about you, but I don't need to close my eyes to side with a man that kills his daughter's rapists and attempted murderers.

Saw it for the first time last night. Loved it.
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Post by: Bounce on December 02, 2015, 12:52:59 PM
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: We watched it last night. I may like this more than Specter.
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Post by: kneescrubber on December 25, 2015, 03:15:46 PM
Just got back from Mockingjay II. Enjoyed it immensely. I knew she was gonna get hers in part 1.
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on December 25, 2015, 07:40:15 PM
CB and I saw "Sisters" today. HIGH-larious! At one point, I was laughing so hard that I had to hold me nose to keep from snorting. I want to be BFFs with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
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Post by: kneescrubber on December 26, 2015, 10:03:46 AM
Watched Interstellar last night. Very good effects, story line and acting. I highly recommend it.
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Post by: Bounce on December 27, 2015, 11:48:32 AM
No Escape was very good when I wasn't expecting much.
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Post by: Cablebandit on December 29, 2015, 09:42:37 AM
Finally saw the new Star Wars.  Meh..it seems like a rehatch of the original.

People that clap at the screen are real dummies.
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Post by: Cookie on December 29, 2015, 09:44:39 AM

Finally saw the new Star Wars.  Meh..it seems like a rehatch of the original.


People that clap at the screen are real dummies.


 :withstupid:
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Post by: Bounce on December 29, 2015, 10:43:27 AM
Saw it by myself on the opening Friday in 2D.
Went with my brother to see it in 3D yesterday.
Will go with my wife to see it in iMax.

Saw the original during theatrical release, with various friends and groups, between 14 and 17 times.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on December 29, 2015, 11:58:41 AM
Finally saw the new Star Wars.  Meh..it seems like a rehatch of the original.

People that clap at the screen are real dummies.
they got your money... :D
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Post by: kneescrubber on December 29, 2015, 06:42:32 PM
We watched Gods and Monsters (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120684/) last night. An excellent semi-biography of James Whale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Whale). I've never been much of a fan of Brendan Fraser but maybe he finally got good character. He actually did a pretty job. And I think Ian McKellen is a lowly recognized actor. He was fantastic. Of course, the storyline played right into his hand.  ;)
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Post by: miles on December 29, 2015, 10:10:04 PM
The first thing I ever saw Brendan Fraser in was The Passion Of Darkly Noon- and he was excellent in it.  Sure, he's mainly been typecast in comedic action hero roles, but he's been generally good in them, too- at least to the leave the material allows.
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Post by: Cablebandit on December 30, 2015, 08:41:32 AM
Finally saw the new Star Wars.  Meh..it seems like a rehatch of the original.

People that clap at the screen are real dummies.
they got your money... :D
I'm trapped at the out-law's house for 4 days. It was priceless.
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Post by: Cookie on December 30, 2015, 09:17:55 AM
At the kids table no less.

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Post by: Bounce on December 30, 2015, 09:59:37 AM
The first thing I ever saw Brendan Fraser in was The Passion Of Darkly Noon- and he was excellent in it.  Sure, he's mainly been typecast in comedic action hero roles, but he's been generally good in them, too- at least to the leave the material allows.

Encino Man here. He was off to a flying start in setting our expectations.
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Post by: miles on December 30, 2015, 10:49:59 AM
Why would you see Encino Man? What could possibly have been the motivation? 
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Post by: Cookie on December 30, 2015, 12:39:53 PM
Wheezin' the joo-oos!

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Post by: Bounce on December 30, 2015, 06:49:16 PM
Why would you see Encino Man? What could possibly have been the motivation?

Da WeeeEEEeeezil, BuuuUUuuUUudy.
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Post by: miles on December 30, 2015, 07:55:34 PM
In other words, you're weren't sober. I can understand that.
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Post by: Jet-A-Pumper on December 31, 2015, 07:49:05 AM
Took the munchkins to see Star Wars while they're on break from school for the holiday. It faithfully followed the formula set up by A New Hope. Considering the expectations that were set by the hype, it was ok. A good couple hours of escapism.

I'd give it a 5 out of 10. Needed more cantina band.
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Post by: stew71 on December 31, 2015, 12:37:36 PM
Now that the shitstorm has died down, the Mrs and I are checking out Star Wars this afternoon after lunch at Sal's Tacos.
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Post by: Flyer on January 01, 2016, 06:23:48 AM
Bone Tomahawk.
Starring Curt Russell.
Mischievous band of cannibals roam the Old West.
AVOID.
Even if you have to watch Ishtar again instead.
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Post by: CLAY on January 02, 2016, 08:11:20 PM
"Concussion".

Wow- that was good.  It's amazing how much the NFL does some of the same things as Big Tobacco did in the 90's.  It was a good, eye-opening film.
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Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on January 03, 2016, 02:43:57 AM
Bone Tomahawk.
Starring Curt Russell.
Mischievous and of cannibals roam the Old West.
AVOID.
Even if you have to watch Ishtar again instead.

I disagree. I found it oddly satisfying.
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Post by: kneescrubber on January 03, 2016, 11:41:32 AM
The first thing I ever saw Brendan Fraser in was The Passion Of Darkly Noon- and he was excellent in it.  Sure, he's mainly been typecast in comedic action hero roles, but he's been generally good in them, too- at least to the leave the material allows.

Put that one on my Amazon Prime watchlist. Who can argue with a scantily clad Ashley Judd prancing around? Plus Susan has a huge crush on Viggo Mortensen. Another under-rated actor imho.
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on January 03, 2016, 12:01:34 PM
The first thing I ever saw Brendan Fraser in was The Passion Of Darkly Noon- and he was excellent in it.  Sure, he's mainly been typecast in comedic action hero roles, but he's been generally good in them, too- at least to the leave the material allows.

Put that one on my Amazon Prime watchlist. Who can argue with a scantily clad Ashley Judd prancing around? Plus Susan has a huge crush on Viggo Mortensen. Another under-rated actor imho.

Sounds like a win-win for all parties! And Susan has excellent taste!!!  ;)
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Post by: Scratch on January 03, 2016, 12:08:40 PM
Watched Child 44 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014763/) on cable last night.  Pretty chilling portrayal of life in post-war Stalinist Russia.   I thought it was an interesting bookend to Bridge of Spies.
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Post by: CLAY on January 10, 2016, 12:57:04 PM
Bone Tomahawk.
Starring Curt Russell.
Mischievous and of cannibals roam the Old West.
AVOID.
Even if you have to watch Ishtar again instead.

I disagree. I found it oddly satisfying.

Same here.  I enjoyed it.
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Post by: PatM on January 10, 2016, 01:38:53 PM
I saw Starship Troopers on TV last night. Yes, it's an oldy. I laughed. It's cheesy but then a good satire.
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Post by: CLAY on January 22, 2016, 10:34:42 PM
Sicario.  Wow- if that's anything like the truth things are messed up.  Violent, but good- I think.
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Post by: Cablebandit on January 23, 2016, 08:21:39 AM
Revenant...decent, if a little slow in the middle.
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Post by: Bounce on January 23, 2016, 10:38:48 AM
Stardust: Been a while so a revisit made for a fun watch.
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Post by: Scratch on January 23, 2016, 02:33:59 PM
In The Heart Of The Sea.

 Gave me the munchies.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on January 26, 2016, 04:00:45 PM
Star Wars VII. Damn, Leia is frickin' OLD.  :o
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Post by: Bounce on January 26, 2016, 08:52:22 PM
It Conquered the World: Peter Graves AND Lee Van Cleef!  Immortalized in the Frank Zappa song, "Cheapness".
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Post by: kneescrubber on February 10, 2016, 07:13:20 PM
If anyone is interested, The Great Escape is on TCM right now. No commercials.
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Post by: Cookie on February 10, 2016, 07:48:10 PM
Just watched it on the same two weeks ago. Great movie. K walked in and said "is that Ducky?"

Get the reference?
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Post by: kneescrubber on February 10, 2016, 08:35:32 PM
I do. I had to point it out to Susan. Way before U.N.C.L.E.
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Post by: Cookie on February 10, 2016, 08:36:19 PM
Great "acting".
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Post by: kneescrubber on February 10, 2016, 08:45:55 PM
Agreed.
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Post by: Bounce on February 15, 2016, 07:05:45 PM
Dead Pool: Great., Hilarious, R, worth every second.
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Post by: Scratch on February 15, 2016, 07:17:39 PM
Dead Pool: Great., Hilarious, R, worth every second.

Going this week.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bounce on February 15, 2016, 09:52:06 PM
Look for Stan as the MC at the strip club.
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Post by: Stormcrow on February 16, 2016, 10:27:33 AM
Dead Pool: Great., Hilarious, R, worth every second.
+1
Loved the Stan Lee cameo. My son and I went in betting which of us would spot Stan first.
It's probably an interesting statement on our culture that I was, as an immediate response, more concerned about the nudity than the graphic violence. (The Stormcrowling is 14)
Anybody notice the final battle took place not on an any old ship in a scrapyard, but on the junked SHIELD flying aircraft carrier from "The Avengers"?
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Post by: chornbe on February 17, 2016, 08:10:03 AM
Anybody notice the final battle took place not on an any old ship in a scrapyard, but on the junked SHIELD flying aircraft carrier from "The Avengers"?

Yep.

That was the most fun I've had at a movie... maybe in forever, excepting maybe the childhood wonder of Star Wars on the big screen back in the day.

Seriously, if fun and joy are the yardsticks, Deadpool is pretty much the best movie ever made (for me).
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Post by: Cookie on February 17, 2016, 08:21:13 AM
Shit. Now I have to watch it.


Finally watching SPECTRE tonight.
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Post by: R Doug on February 17, 2016, 08:31:25 AM
Sheri and I want to see Deadpool something awful.  We hope to see this weekend.

While she was out of town last weekend and I home ill, I rented Bridge of Spies.  What a great story based on a true story.  I want to believe there are actual people like the person played by Tom Hanks and they act out in real life as displayed on the screen.  He is a first class person to aspire to live like by being less selfish and thinking of others. 
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Post by: Stormcrow on February 17, 2016, 09:10:23 AM
Shit. Now I have to watch it.


Finally watching SPECTRE tonight.
I saw SPECTRE a couple of weeks ago at our local $2 theater. It was good fun - everything you would expect from a Bond movie + Monica Belucci
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Post by: kneescrubber on February 17, 2016, 09:14:44 AM
Shit. Now I have to watch it.


Finally watching SPECTRE tonight.
I saw SPECTRE a couple of weeks ago at our local $2 theater. It was good fun - everything you would expect from a Bond movie + Monica Belucci
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Post by: chornbe on February 17, 2016, 10:06:42 AM
I like Daniel Craig just fine, but man, I thought Spectre was a rambling mess.
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Post by: Bounce on February 17, 2016, 10:21:35 AM
Me too. It was simply trying to mix in call backs to old Connery story bits. I've mentioned elsewhere that I thought "Man from UNCLE" was a better movie. As big a Bond fan as I am, that's saying a lot.
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Post by: Stormcrow on February 17, 2016, 10:24:53 AM
I like Daniel Craig just fine, but man, I thought Spectre was a rambling mess.

Yeah, I know - but, but.. guns, explosions, fast cars, and beautiful wimmens!
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Post by: chornbe on February 17, 2016, 10:46:54 AM
Me too. It was simply trying to mix in call backs to old Connery story bits. I've mentioned elsewhere that I thought "Man from UNCLE" was a better movie. As big a Bond fan as I am, that's saying a lot.

+1


Yeah, I know - but, but.. guns, explosions, fast cars, and beautiful wimmens!

When Skyfall was soooooooo good, Spectre was just a let-down. :\
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Post by: radon222 on February 22, 2016, 08:25:31 AM
After a nice day of riding in 66* weather Saturday, my wife and I went to see DeadPool.    Fricking hiliarious.  I know everyone waits thru the ending credits,  but did you happen to pay attention to the opening credits?

Oh and I'm not looking forward to International Women's Day  :crazy:
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Post by: chornbe on February 22, 2016, 08:59:24 AM
Best opening credits I've seen.

Starring: A hot guy, a hot girl, a hot British villain.

hehehe
 great stuff.
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Post by: Bounce on February 22, 2016, 09:26:58 AM
Produced by: Some Douche Bag

Anyone catch the whole final bit being from "a certain other movie"?
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Post by: chornbe on February 22, 2016, 09:56:14 AM
Produced by: Some Douche Bag

Anyone catch the whole final bit being from "a certain other movie"?

Hell yes! One of my favorites!
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Post by: radon222 on February 22, 2016, 10:03:45 AM
Produced by: Some Douche Bag

Anyone catch the whole final bit being from "a certain other movie"?


Hell yes! One of my favorites!


ST-O meetup in Chicago??

http://wgntv.com/2016/02/22/ferris-fest-to-mark-ferris-buellers-day-off-30th-anniversary-in-chicago/ (http://wgntv.com/2016/02/22/ferris-fest-to-mark-ferris-buellers-day-off-30th-anniversary-in-chicago/)

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Post by: chornbe on February 22, 2016, 10:06:21 AM
MUST. ATTEND.
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Post by: CLAY on February 25, 2016, 10:48:07 AM
Victor Frankenstein.

An interesting take from the life of Igor.  I enjoyed it.
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Post by: miles on February 25, 2016, 07:43:15 PM
I'm putting this here instead of the Random Video thread because it's nominated for the Oscar fro short film.
It's 15 minutes well spent.

http://youtu.be/2ClMGtB7yhc (http://youtu.be/2ClMGtB7yhc)
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Post by: miles on March 08, 2016, 02:23:35 PM
Here's the trailer for Hardcore Henry.  I'm really looking forward to this movie.

Watch the preview in high-def full-screen.

http://youtu.be/4sX4PWibRb0 (http://youtu.be/4sX4PWibRb0)
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Post by: chornbe on March 08, 2016, 02:31:28 PM
I saw the trailer, and I simply can't do the whole thing in first-person like that. I just can't. Which is a shame. I'd like to love the movie, otherwise.
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Post by: Flyer on March 08, 2016, 04:36:10 PM
Jolly Good.
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Post by: kneescrubber on March 08, 2016, 06:44:59 PM
Two Indians Talking. Watched it last night. Intense, but pretty humorous in places.

http://youtu.be/Rcr2Uj5nNVg (http://youtu.be/Rcr2Uj5nNVg)
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Post by: Bounce on March 29, 2016, 01:07:49 AM
Batman V Superman (potential spoilers)

I was hesitant as I made the trip to the theater, bought my ticket, and waited for the show to start.

Batman v Superman was an epic battle long before a frame of this movie was shot.

Back when Frank Miller's 4-part graphic novel, "The Dark Knight Returns", first hit the shelves in 1986 a bar was set so high that it would take a Kryptonian effort to meet expectations theatrically.

Various productions were beset by so many fits and starts before the current Zack Snyder collaboration successfully hit the silver screen that fans wondered if it would be possible without the backing of a real-life Bruce Wayne. Thankfully for us, it did.

What also harshed my buzz was the number of internet critics who were blasting it; some even before the late-Thursday "sneak" viewing.

After seeing it myself, I can set everyone's minds at ease. It successfully incorporated so many different needs that the writers should take a victory lap. What does that last bit means to those who casually snack on Superhero movies through their peripheral vision?

1. It needed to hit the high points of the ground breaking work by Frank Miller within the constraints of the medium.

2. It needed to introduce a host of new D.C. superheros in anticipation of:

3. It needed to lay the groundwork for the D.C. Cinematic Universe INCLUDING the anticipated Justice League movie.

Bear in mind that D.C. is far behind Marvel Studios in establishing itself to movie goers. Playing catch up isn't easy when the time line is as compressed as D.C. is facing. While Marvel had 12 years to establish various story lines leading up to the first Avengers movie, D.C. has been churning out repeated efforts at Superman and Batman origin stories. By the time some CEO looked around and realized the playing field had changed, they had 2 movies with which to build their foundational stories before JL needed to come out.

Batman V Superman is the first. Wonder Woman will be next when they flesh out her character (introduced in BvS) as well as introduce 3 more "new" characters only hinted at in this installment: Cyborg, The Flash, and Aquaman (who seems to be based on the King of Atlantis badass instead the orange-suited Superfriends version).

But back to this DCCU kick off. The only thing I can figure out about all the negative comments is that some people don't like non-linear story telling. In novels it's normal fare. For many movie goers in the US it's not. As a result much of Hollywood movies flow from A to B to C and wrap up the story in a nice bow at the end. Thanks goodness for stories like, "Pulp Fiction", and BvS which have broken with that tradition.

Did the writers hybridize Doomsday's origin story as well as the associated "Death of Superman" (drawn out over dozens of comic titles to try and get D.C. more income)? Sure but (IMO) in a good way. It gave a reason for the DCCU to exist as well as presented Supes with a challenge.

Why is that?

Comic readers have known for decades that the creation of an ultimate superhero can lead to a dead end of story lines once everything is possible and nothing is risky. Is a hero really a hero when he knows there's no risk to him in the actions he takes? Persevering in the face of insurmountable odds is what makes a hero super. And in BvS both Bats and Supes accept that challenge in their own ways to protect those things they see threatened. At points throughout the movie they are variously good and bad; hero and anti-hero for all their good intentions (regardless of the outcome).

The real villain is playing the long game which, we as viewers, know ahead of time is Lex Luthor but who doesn't reveal himself fully to everyone in the movie for more than 2 years. Sociopathic, paranoiac, psychopathic, highly intelligent as well as rich and powerful enough to further his plans. Sounds like the Lex I grew up reading about (if maybe played a little twitchier than I imagined, it still worked for me).

If you have had second thoughts about seeing it based on naysayers, then give it a chance; especially if you grew up reading D.C. and were gobsmacked by Frank Miller's work.
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Post by: chornbe on March 29, 2016, 06:00:33 AM
Thanks, Mark, for that review. I've heard mostly the bad, but I've also heard something that I suspected - Affleck does a fine, and occasionally kick-ass, job at playing both Batman *and* Bruce Wayne. I don't even begin to understand all the Hatefleck; the guy's a good actor, and has done nothing but mature and refine his skills, even when facing insurmountable odds in scripts and shit stories like Jersey Girl. Even Smith agrees that Jersey Girl should have remained a "some day" project for everyone involved, and should never have been made.

I'm looking forward to seeing it. Again, thanks.
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Post by: JonS on March 29, 2016, 07:12:51 AM
Bridge Of Spies

It's amazing how many good movies Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have made together. This is another. I saw it on Netflix and plan to buy it. The portrail of the Russian spie was so different and calm, it had a very different impact.
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Post by: Leanintree on March 29, 2016, 10:33:47 AM
Sisters

I'm not usually into most of the post-SNL movies, but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler definitely have a history with good timing. This one was the 'house party' movie for those of us in their 40's, but with that 19yr old sensibility that makes it funny. More entertaining than I had any expectation of.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRnhEjP3R-c#)

LT
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Post by: Bounce on March 29, 2016, 12:14:35 PM
Thanks, Mark, for that review. I've heard mostly the bad, but I've also heard something that I suspected - Affleck does a fine, and occasionally kick-ass, job at playing both Batman *and* Bruce Wayne. I don't even begin to understand all the Hatefleck; the guy's a good actor, and has done nothing but mature and refine his skills, even when facing insurmountable odds in scripts and shit stories like Jersey Girl. Even Smith agrees that Jersey Girl should have remained a "some day" project for everyone involved, and should never have been made.

I'm looking forward to seeing it. Again, thanks.

I think that JG was better than Tusk except for Tusk being so "out there conceptually" and brainstormed in front of the world on Smodcast through the whole "get it green lit" process.

As for Afleck, he disappeared behind the character as I watched the show. I didn't find myself looking at him and thinking "Ben" like I do in most of his movies. No over-the-top affectations like Bale and others have done to "push the darkness". I've heard actors talk about how they are doing well when they don't "look like they're acting". That was this.

I liked the tech solution to disguising Wayne's voice since that makes sense. Irons as Alfred also worked. His more active roll as an assistant was also a nice touch. Not simply dusting tchotchkes back in the mansion like the 60s TV show.
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Post by: PatM on March 29, 2016, 12:28:42 PM
Bridge Of Spies

It's amazing how many good movies Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have made together. This is another. I saw it on Netflix and plan to buy it. The portrail of the Russian spie was so different and calm, it had a very different impact.

+1 Loved it too!
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Post by: chornbe on March 30, 2016, 08:52:32 AM
I think that JG was better than Tusk except for Tusk being so "out there conceptually" and brainstormed in front of the world on Smodcast through the whole "get it green lit" process.

As for Afleck, he disappeared behind the character as I watched the show. I didn't find myself looking at him and thinking "Ben" like I do in most of his movies. No over-the-top affectations like Bale and others have done to "push the darkness". I've heard actors talk about how they are doing well when they don't "look like they're acting". That was this.

I liked the tech solution to disguising Wayne's voice since that makes sense. Irons as Alfred also worked. His more active roll as an assistant was also a nice touch. Not simply dusting tchotchkes back in the mansion like the 60s TV show.

I figure, pretty much, every actor or actress has a look, sound and feel. Tatiana Maslany is the exception. That girl is just a flat out chameleon. Anyway, when dealing with a "flavor", like Olive Garden and Outback, you can always tell where the food came from. So it is with most actors. You can always "feel" the actor in the role, so on the rare occasions they do actually disappear into it, it's a nice treat.

But even the most wooden, boring, one-role, typecast actors (*cough*De Niro*cough*) may find a role or series of roles and can rock that role. I like Afleck in an actiony role. I think, honestly, Daredevil was a decent action flick with him in the role. * shrug * I'm not saying it's a great movie, but he wasn't the problem with it. I think lots of people confuse shitty writing, bad choices in roles, and horrible directing as the actor being the bad spot in a film.
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Post by: Jet-A-Pumper on March 31, 2016, 07:23:24 AM
Finally got a chance to see Deadpool. What a hoot! Been a long time since I laughed out loud at a theater. Best line was when he was talking about how his life at the moment was a "crapshow".

"It was Yakov Smirnoff opening for The Spin Doctors at the Iowa State Fair crap show!" I was howling!
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Post by: Bounce on March 31, 2016, 10:03:02 AM
It is officially the highest earning R-rated movie on record.
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Post by: Bounce on April 18, 2016, 09:48:42 AM
The Enforcer (1951): Humphrey Bogart plays an Assistant District Attorney who is trying to get a witness against a mobster to the stand before the witness is killed by the mobster's enforcers. Even though Bogart wears a Pee Wee Herman suit, he's still the toughest guy in the room.

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Post by: Bounce on May 24, 2016, 04:08:28 PM
"Spacebabes Meet the Monsters"
(or what to do during a writers strike when Joss Whedon is busy making "Dr. Horrible" and even Kevin Smith won't return you calls)

45 minute student movie with questionable babes and a queen that might actually be one. Inconsistent micing with no budget for ADR. A mystical (bowling) ball. A monster named Gary. A primary cast of unknowns with a secondary cast fallen from the pinnacle of their careers and willing to work for scale (and craft services) that includes John Steed, J. F. Sebastian, and 2 or 3 others.

If you're expecting a gem like, "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra", keep looking.
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Post by: kneescrubber on May 24, 2016, 06:02:01 PM
Farewell Burt Kwouk.

http://youtu.be/uk_2-ib3ENc (http://youtu.be/uk_2-ib3ENc)

http://youtu.be/S2l5Yt6LBfo (http://youtu.be/S2l5Yt6LBfo)

http://youtu.be/jw1f94dx4xo (http://youtu.be/jw1f94dx4xo)

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Post by: JonS on May 24, 2016, 07:27:46 PM
Yesterday, I bought The Martian in Blue Ray and decided that it,s the best Movie I have seen all year. I saw it when it came out, but forgot.
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Post by: Bounce on May 24, 2016, 07:39:55 PM
Yesterday, I bought The Martian in Blue Ray and decided that it,s the best Movie I have seen all year. I saw it when it came out, but forgot.

Read the book.
Listened to the audio book.
Saw the movie. While really good, the movie left out some excellent chunks from the book for time reasons.
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Post by: JonS on May 25, 2016, 07:08:16 AM
Yesterday, I bought The Martian in Blue Ray and decided that it,s the best Movie I have seen all year. I saw it when it came out, but forgot.

Read the book.
Listened to the audio book.
Saw the movie. While really good, the movie left out some excellent chunks from the book for time reasons.

I have the book. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Scratch on July 27, 2016, 10:13:14 AM

I have had it with these mf'n gorillas on this mf'n island! (http://youtu.be/YAbI4w95cTE)
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Post by: Bounce on July 27, 2016, 08:32:49 PM
Star Trek: Beyond: Good movie. Getting the character interactions down. Simon Pegg being one of the writers helps a lot. AND IT'S A NEW STORY instead of being a rehashed story from the delta quadrant.
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Post by: radon222 on August 08, 2016, 01:46:58 PM
Sausage Party -  8)

http://youtu.be/Lp5oMW-unvg (http://youtu.be/Lp5oMW-unvg)
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Post by: R Doug on August 08, 2016, 01:52:23 PM

I have had it with these mf'n gorillas on this mf'n island! ([url]http://youtu.be/YAbI4w95cTE[/url])




I have had it with these mf'n gorillas on this mf'n island! 



:lol:
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Post by: SuperHans on August 08, 2016, 02:31:26 PM
Jason Bourne - We went to see it this weekend since we didn't have much to do and needed to get out of the house. Pretty much the same old stuff for this series. The movie had the typical way too long fight scenes and overdone car chases with they typical plot.

It was a tad bit boring IMHO.
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Post by: Scratch on August 08, 2016, 04:08:37 PM
Saw Star Trek Beyond last weekend.  I dunno.  Seems there's always going to be a supervillain who's searching for some McGuffin he needs to destroy the whatever and then the Enterprise gets blown up and rebuilt.  I give it 3 Meh's out of 5.
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Post by: Scratch on August 08, 2016, 07:21:45 PM
Dunkirk (http://youtu.be/rJePvN_4T_E)
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Post by: JonS on August 09, 2016, 01:06:02 PM
Dunkirk ([url]http://youtu.be/rJePvN_4T_E[/url])


That looks good! Thanks.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on August 09, 2016, 02:08:16 PM
Saw Star Trek Beyond last weekend.  I dunno.  Seems there's always going to be a supervillain who's searching for some McGuffin he needs to destroy the whatever and then the Enterprise gets blown up and rebuilt.  I give it 3 Meh's out of 5.
agree. It was more like an episode than a movie. Not bad, but some really stupid plot points.
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Post by: radon222 on August 09, 2016, 02:17:26 PM
The Christmas movie season is looking promising this year..... or not  ???

Bad Santa 2 Red Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRrddku5xRk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRrddku5xRk)


*Note did not direct embed due NSFW or kids content
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 09, 2016, 02:21:17 PM
Dunkirk ([url]http://youtu.be/rJePvN_4T_E[/url])


Watch the original. It's a masterpiece.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Iz2GcO7a-I#)
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Post by: chornbe on August 09, 2016, 02:37:56 PM
Saw Star Trek Beyond last weekend.  I dunno.  Seems there's always going to be a supervillain who's searching for some McGuffin he needs to destroy the whatever and then the Enterprise gets blown up and rebuilt.  I give it 3 Meh's out of 5.
agree. It was more like an episode than a movie. Not bad, but some really stupid plot points.

At least this time it was a good Star Trek entry, and not a fun Generic Space Action Movie. Both the previous ones were beautiful, fun, epic Generic Space Action Movies, but were very far afield a solid Roddenberry-esque ST piece.

$.02
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on August 09, 2016, 06:30:04 PM
Saw Jason Bourne this afternoon... I'm a sucker for the franchise, so I enjoyed it. I would have loved to be in Vegas when that chase scene was filmed! Tommy Lee Jones looks OLD. I mean, I know he's old...but damn, Daniel.
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Post by: Bounce on August 09, 2016, 06:41:03 PM
At least this time it was a good Star Trek entry, and not a fun Generic Space Action Movie. Both the previous ones were beautiful, fun, epic Generic Space Action Movies, but were very far afield a solid Roddenberry-esque ST piece.

$.02

Yup

In The Heart Of The Sea: I didn't want to watch this as much as my wife did. Once I understood it was about the actual story informing "Moby Dick", I got more interested but was still easily distracted by my mobile device.

Bridge of Spies: Very good! I agree with all the recognition it got.

Forsaken: Not the same story at all but it felt to me like "Unforgiven". Perhaps because it was of that level of (good) production quality and the actors were on their game with a good script.

Burnt:  Meh

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Not the comedy I was expecting. A little gallows humor as is common in combat zones but a drama I liked.

Hacking Democracy: I personal think this should be mandatory viewing for all high school civics classes (even though I know they dropped that from the standard curriculum because an educated voter is dangerous.

Welcome to the Jungle: The goofball comedy I expected WTF to be. Don't go in expecting Shakespeare and you should enjoy it.

Hail Caesar: A pretty good comedy with George Clooney getting at least one chance to do his "Mah Haier" look from OBWAT. If you're a movie buff there will be lots of inside references to characters (with names just slightly off) and movie genre/types that you'll want to elbow someone and do a "wink, wink, nudge, nudge".

Deadpool: Saw it in the theater and watched it twice more on DVD before sending it back. Winner winner!

As a group, in descending order.

Hacking Democracy
Bridge of Spies
Forsaken
Deadpool
WTF
Hail Caesar
Welcome to the Jungle

and give Burnt a pass

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Post by: Blunder on August 20, 2016, 06:44:59 PM
Ben Hur.

 :facepalm:

Didn't know George Clinton was back doing movies. Thought PCU was his swan song.

Chariot race was kinda cool, but the rest was a disjointed mess of an After School Special. At least Jesus didn't have blue eyes.
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Post by: Bounce on August 20, 2016, 08:19:05 PM
Ben Hur.

 :facepalm:

Didn't know George Clinton was back doing movies. Thought PCU was his swan song.

Chariot race was kinda cool, but the rest was a disjointed mess of an After School Special. At least Jesus didn't have blue eyes.

The front man for The Parliament Funkadelics does movies?
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Post by: kneescrubber on August 20, 2016, 09:10:44 PM
Ben Hur.

 :facepalm:

Didn't know George Clinton was back doing movies. Thought PCU was his swan song.

Chariot race was kinda cool, but the rest was a disjointed mess of an After School Special. At least Jesus didn't have blue eyes.

The front man for The Parliament Funkadelics does movies?

I was thinking the same thing.
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Post by: Bounce on August 21, 2016, 12:02:41 PM
Ben Hur.

 :facepalm:

Didn't know George Clinton was back doing movies. Thought PCU was his swan song.

Chariot race was kinda cool, but the rest was a disjointed mess of an After School Special. At least Jesus didn't have blue eyes.

The front man for The Parliament Funkadelics does movies?

I was thinking the same thing.

 :beerchug:
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Post by: Blunder on August 21, 2016, 03:08:27 PM
For fcks sake, if ya gotta explain it........ :nuts:

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Post by: Scratch on August 21, 2016, 03:45:53 PM
For fcks sake, if ya gotta explain it........ :nuts:

Like a Twinkie... like a Twinkie...
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Post by: kneescrubber on August 21, 2016, 03:55:51 PM
For fcks sake, if ya gotta explain it........ :nuts:

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Guess what. Not everyone outside of California follows Hollywood's useless ways.


And yes, I now get it. One of my most favoritest actors.
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Post by: Scratch on August 29, 2016, 06:10:35 PM
Went to see Hell Or High Water (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582782/?ref_=tttr_tr_tt) today.  Pretty decent for a matinee; Jeff Bridges carried the film IMO.   
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Post by: chornbe on August 29, 2016, 07:43:45 PM
I thoroughly - completely and wholly - enjoyed Suicide Squad. The bad guy was meh... but it wasn't a bad guy vs. good guy story anyway, so that's fine.

Thoroughly. Enjoyed.

Also, cheap-ass Sunday matinee for the win.
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Post by: Bounce on August 29, 2016, 08:47:38 PM
^ this
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Post by: CLAY on August 29, 2016, 10:01:27 PM
"In the Heart of the Sea"

Loved it.  It's the "true-as-Hollywood-can-make-it" real story of The Essex, a ship that was attacked by a whale in the south Pacific.  The story inspired Herman Mellville to write Moby Dick, one of my favs.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bounce on August 30, 2016, 09:41:04 AM
"In the Heart of the Sea"

Loved it.  It's the "true-as-Hollywood-can-make-it" real story of The Essex, a ship that was attacked by a whale in the south Pacific.  The story inspired Herman Mellville to write Moby Dick, one of my favs.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Saw a history bit about the story some months back. They now suspect that it was sounds, transmitted through the water, by the work on the ship (hammering, etc.) that might have been misinterpreted by the bull whale as challenges. So the whale attacked for misunderstanding; not due to evil malice.
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Post by: Bounce on August 30, 2016, 09:43:33 AM
If you're a Bruce Campbell fan, then here are 3 things worth your time.

The DVD of the series "Brisco County, Jr" and "Jack of all Trades"
The audiobook of his autobiography (read by Bruce), "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor".
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Post by: CLAY on August 30, 2016, 03:43:22 PM
"In the Heart of the Sea"

Loved it.  It's the "true-as-Hollywood-can-make-it" real story of The Essex, a ship that was attacked by a whale in the south Pacific.  The story inspired Herman Mellville to write Moby Dick, one of my favs.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Saw a history bit about the story some months back. They now suspect that it was sounds, transmitted through the water, by the work on the ship (hammering, etc.) that might have been misinterpreted by the bull whale as challenges. So the whale attacked for misunderstanding; not due to evil malice.

They actually subtly make this point in the movie.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on August 30, 2016, 03:55:39 PM

Saw a history bit about the story some months back. They now suspect that it was sounds, transmitted through the water, by the work on the ship (hammering, etc.) that might have been misinterpreted by the bull whale as challenges. So the whale attacked for misunderstanding; not due to evil malice.
Why is it important for us to come to this conclusion? I'm serious.
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Post by: kneescrubber on August 30, 2016, 08:37:07 PM

Saw a history bit about the story some months back. They now suspect that it was sounds, transmitted through the water, by the work on the ship (hammering, etc.) that might have been misinterpreted by the bull whale as challenges. So the whale attacked for misunderstanding; not due to evil malice.
Why is it important for us to come to this conclusion? I'm serious.

You do know what Clay does don't you?
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Bounce on August 30, 2016, 08:59:15 PM

Saw a history bit about the story some months back. They now suspect that it was sounds, transmitted through the water, by the work on the ship (hammering, etc.) that might have been misinterpreted by the bull whale as challenges. So the whale attacked for misunderstanding; not due to evil malice.
Why is it important for us to come to this conclusion? I'm serious.

To dispel myth and superstition.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: CLAY on August 30, 2016, 09:29:44 PM

Saw a history bit about the story some months back. They now suspect that it was sounds, transmitted through the water, by the work on the ship (hammering, etc.) that might have been misinterpreted by the bull whale as challenges. So the whale attacked for misunderstanding; not due to evil malice.
Why is it important for us to come to this conclusion? I'm serious.

Anthropomorphism.  Revenge is a human characteristic, not an animal one.  However it makes for great movies!
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Bounce on August 31, 2016, 04:40:27 PM

Saw a history bit about the story some months back. They now suspect that it was sounds, transmitted through the water, by the work on the ship (hammering, etc.) that might have been misinterpreted by the bull whale as challenges. So the whale attacked for misunderstanding; not due to evil malice.
Why is it important for us to come to this conclusion? I'm serious.


Anthropomorphism.  Revenge is a human characteristic, not an animal one.  However it makes for great movies!


Not always. I give you, dear reader, "Orca: The Killer Whale".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076504/?ref_=nv_sr_1 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076504/?ref_=nv_sr_1)

 :o :nono: :flush:
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Post by: 1KPerDay on August 31, 2016, 04:58:01 PM

Saw a history bit about the story some months back. They now suspect that it was sounds, transmitted through the water, by the work on the ship (hammering, etc.) that might have been misinterpreted by the bull whale as challenges. So the whale attacked for misunderstanding; not due to evil malice.
Why is it important for us to come to this conclusion? I'm serious.

Anthropomorphism.  Revenge is a human characteristic, not an animal one.  However it makes for great movies!
Doesn't have to be anthropomorphism. Sometimes animals go nuts.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on September 17, 2016, 11:20:07 PM
Kubo and the two strings: excellent.  Imaginative and different and beautiful.
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Post by: Scratch on October 20, 2016, 03:03:32 PM

GOTG2 (http://youtu.be/AaY5r-L_gok)

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Post by: Bounce on October 20, 2016, 08:04:12 PM
At the Circus
Room Service

A wonderful day of Marx Brothers mahem
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Post by: wibornz on October 21, 2016, 09:32:20 AM
Going to see Jack Reacher in an hour or so.  Still want to see the Accountant.
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Post by: maddjack on October 21, 2016, 03:12:27 PM
Money Monster It surprised me by being good. worth a rent.
The Lobster A very dark comedy that you can't stop watching , again worth a rent.
In the heart of the sea Decent enough worth watching.
The Suicide Squad  :hurl: :hurl: :hurl:
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Post by: kneescrubber on December 12, 2016, 09:43:05 PM
http://youtu.be/el8l4YEFeXo (http://youtu.be/el8l4YEFeXo)

Road racing. An excellent documentary about the Dunlop brothers. Both generations.
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Post by: Flyer on December 13, 2016, 03:54:47 PM
"A Hologram for the King".
Tom Hanks as a middle aged non Muslim in Saudi Arabia.
Funny, and only a bit sloppy;  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
http://youtu.be/UW4OE1egbHs (http://youtu.be/UW4OE1egbHs)
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Post by: miles on December 15, 2016, 11:39:10 PM
We saw the new Star Wars flick in IMAX 3d tonight.


I enjoyed it.




Spoiler (quote to read):  Everybody dies.
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Post by: Scratch on December 16, 2016, 09:12:52 AM
We saw the new Star Wars flick in IMAX 3d tonight.


I enjoyed it.




Spoiler (quote to read):  Darth Vader has a WHOLE BUNCH of kids!!

Innaresting.
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Post by: miles on December 16, 2016, 01:03:40 PM

My two biggest complaints with the new Star Wars movie have to do with the Grand Moff Tarkin/Princess Leia uncanny valley, and the disjointed feel of the overall scene to scene continuity of the film.

For the first, I really wish they'd just found actors who looked a lot like Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher and simply done the rest with makeup rather than digitizing their images onto somebody else.  They got them 98% right, but that 2% is really jarring.

For the second, I have nagging suspicions that a whole lot of the original story got edited and cut up and reassembled into something that nobody was happy with, but could at least agree on.  It just jumps from here to there with no flow.




For those of you planning on seeing it soon, look for references to the original Star Wars: Episode VI.  There are a lot of them, some more obvious that others.  One I'll give away is that rebel fighter squad Red Leader is the same actor as in the 1977 film.






A question that occurred to me after leaving the theater last night- were we ever actually told the names of the two friends, the blind guy and his machine gunner pal?  Please keep an eye out for this detail.
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Post by: kneescrubber on December 21, 2016, 10:01:44 PM
Just finished watching Old Yeller again. For the umpteenth time. With a dog in my lap. I cried at the end. For the umpteenth time.

Shit. I cried when I read the book as a kid.
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Post by: Bounce on December 21, 2016, 10:42:10 PM
Idle Hands (1999): Been a long time since I watched this horror comedy. I'd forgotten how funny it was. Jessica Alba, Seth Green, Fred Willard and tons of smiles.
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on December 22, 2016, 07:31:30 AM
Just finished watching Old Yeller again. For the umpteenth time. With a dog in my lap. I cried at the end. For the umpteenth time.

Shit. I cried when I read the book as a kid.

Oh god...WHY would you do that to yourself?!?

Keeping it relevant...saw Rogue One last Friday night. LOVED IT. NERDED OUT. Seeing it again Monday morning with my brother and CB. My brother is a bigger SW nerd than me, so it'll be tons of fun to see it with him (like it was to see TFA last year). CB tolerates my SW nerddom because he loves me although he'll purposefully confuse franchises just to watch me stroke out.
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Post by: HipGnosis on December 22, 2016, 08:04:10 AM
Just finished watching Old Yeller again. For the umpteenth time. With a dog in my lap. I cried at the end. For the umpteenth time.

Shit. I cried when I read the book as a kid.

Oh god...WHY would you do that to yourself?!?

Riding is a series of multiple feelings.  You can't simulate that in the winter, but it's (generally) better to feel something than nothing.
And, It's kinda like flushing your cooling system.  You don't know what's in there, so good to routinely flush it out.
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Post by: kneescrubber on December 22, 2016, 08:37:59 AM
Just finished watching Old Yeller again. For the umpteenth time. With a dog in my lap. I cried at the end. For the umpteenth time.

Shit. I cried when I read the book as a kid.

Oh god...WHY would you do that to yourself?!?

Riding is a series of multiple feelings.  You can't simulate that in the winter, but it's (generally) better to feel something than nothing.
And, It's kinda like flushing your cooling system.  You don't know what's in there, so good to routinely flush it out.

Very existential. But I think I agree.  ;D
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on December 22, 2016, 08:46:24 AM
Just finished watching Old Yeller again. For the umpteenth time. With a dog in my lap. I cried at the end. For the umpteenth time.

Shit. I cried when I read the book as a kid.

Oh god...WHY would you do that to yourself?!?

Riding is a series of multiple feelings.  You can't simulate that in the winter, but it's (generally) better to feel something than nothing.
And, It's kinda like flushing your cooling system.  You don't know what's in there, so good to routinely flush it out.

You know, I totally get that. That's why I watch Steel Magnolias every now and then. But I'm OK crying over M'Lynn's breakdown in the cemetery after Shelby dies (spoiler...sorry!). Old Yeller IS ABOUT A DOG!!! I saw it once, before I even had a dog, and it damn-near destroyed me. Having had Holly the Wonder Pup and Oscar Clark, German Shorthaired Pointer Extraordinaire, in my life since?!? I doubt I could recover from that. Honestly. I've lost all four grandparents in my lifetime and, yes, it's sad. I lost my first dog 15 years ago and will bawl about it if I think about her too much. Dogs, man. Dogs.
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Post by: Bounce on December 22, 2016, 09:55:16 AM
Totally you two. I watch Terminator for the same reason. The water works flow like crazy when the industrial press comes down at the end.
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Post by: Scratch on December 22, 2016, 10:09:04 AM
Watched Miles Ahead starring Don Cheadle & Ewan McGregor the other night.  If you're looking for a true Miles Davis biography this isn't it - more a darkly humorous take on a low point in his life.  But it did have me listening to records for hours afterwards.
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Post by: Max Wedge on December 22, 2016, 11:13:20 AM
Listen to Sword & Scale episode 82. Dare ya. If it doesn't choke you up, you have no soul. *Now back to movies*
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Post by: oilhed on December 22, 2016, 11:20:45 AM
Keeping it relevant...saw Rogue One last Friday night. LOVED IT. NERDED OUT. Seeing it again Monday morning ...

Loved it!  In my top 3 of the franchise.  No cutsie ewok, jar jar characters!  Wanna go again with my son and see IMAX 3D.
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Post by: kneescrubber on December 22, 2016, 12:35:54 PM
Totally you two. I watch Terminator for the same reason. The water works flow like crazy when the industrial press comes down at the end.

T2 is the one for me. When he slowly drops into the vat of molten metal. The thumbs up; man I just can't take that.
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Post by: CLAY on December 22, 2016, 07:05:52 PM
Totally you two. I watch Terminator for the same reason. The water works flow like crazy when the industrial press comes down at the end.

T2 is the one for me. When he slowly drops into the vat of molten metal. The thumbs up; man I just can't take that.

+1. Tears.
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Post by: Meemuh on December 22, 2016, 08:56:41 PM
Just finished watching Old Yeller again. For the umpteenth time. With a dog in my lap. I cried at the end. For the umpteenth time.

Shit. I cried when I read the book as a kid.

Why?  What happens?
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Post by: Bounce on December 22, 2016, 09:23:15 PM
Just finished watching Old Yeller again. For the umpteenth time. With a dog in my lap. I cried at the end. For the umpteenth time.

Shit. I cried when I read the book as a kid.

Why?  What happens?

Old Yeller is his dog. At the end, he returns from a long journey after being lost during a camping trip.  Worth the watch.
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Post by: kneescrubber on December 22, 2016, 09:33:21 PM
Just finished watching Old Yeller again. For the umpteenth time. With a dog in my lap. I cried at the end. For the umpteenth time.

Shit. I cried when I read the book as a kid.

Why?  What happens?

Wild pigs get their balls chopped off.
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Post by: Andrew on December 22, 2016, 11:45:31 PM
Just finished watching Old Yeller again. For the umpteenth time. With a dog in my lap. I cried at the end. For the umpteenth time.

Shit. I cried when I read the book as a kid.

Why?  What happens?

Wild pigs get their balls chopped off.

Mountain oysters
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Post by: Cookie on December 23, 2016, 03:03:13 AM
Keeping it relevant...saw Rogue One last Friday night. LOVED IT. NERDED OUT. Seeing it again Monday morning ...

Loved it!  In my top 3 of the franchise.  No cutsie ewok, jar jar characters!  Wanna go again with my son and see IMAX 3D.

The Imax 3d was SPECTACULAR!!!!!
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Post by: radon222 on January 12, 2017, 05:51:22 AM
Probably a future Redbox. But has the potential to be humorous if there is more funny beyond the trailer.

http://youtu.be/YM-UIJ9QuaY (http://youtu.be/YM-UIJ9QuaY)
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Post by: 1KPerDay on January 12, 2017, 02:55:21 PM
will see.
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Post by: CLAY on January 12, 2017, 07:36:03 PM
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Four thumbs up from us.  This was a great movie.
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Post by: Jim on January 12, 2017, 07:45:08 PM
Four thumbs up from us.  This was a great movie.

Easy clicky:

Hidden Figures 2016
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4846340/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4846340/)
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Post by: Bounce on January 13, 2017, 11:06:03 AM
28 Weeks Later (2007): A sequel to the 28 Days Later (2002), this furthers the story line established in the first movie. We leave behind Batman's Scarecrow and pick up new characters; focusing on a woman and man who are holed up in a farm house. We know right away that the guy is going to be trouble because his hair is greasy, his eyes are wild, and his teeth are gross.

Oh wait... this is Britain... that means we know none of this.

We focus on a woman and her husband who is just a regular Joe...

So Greasy Guy makes it to a safe zone where UN forces (lead by US soldiers because that explains our choice of actors) have buttoned down the country after most of the infected from the first movie have starved to death.

Did we explain that it's not zombies, it's "infected" so they can die, don't need head shots to kill them, and are fracking fast (I hate fast zombies - and Illinois Nazis).

Greasy Guy meets back up with his kids (Jess from Long Way Down and some guy who's not been in anything else).

The kids break quarantine (because that's what kids like this do in movies like this - See Coral in The Walking Dead) and find their dear ole Mum (Murron from Braveheart).

Greasy Guy, Jess, Dead-End-Kid and Murron get back together. GG and M seal their love with True Love's Kiss, and Hawkeye (having left his bow and arrows behind in checked baggage) gets to shoot lots of people from his high-hide with a cool sniper rifle.
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Post by: Scratch on January 21, 2017, 07:12:27 PM

Four thumbs up from us.  This was a great movie.

Went to see it today.  We liked it a lot.   Tammy did bemoan the lack of slide rules.
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Post by: Bounce on January 21, 2017, 09:03:58 PM
Darklight ( [url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395512/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395512/[/url]) )

Dear god... I have not seen too many movies legitimately worse than this. Not even being full of totally recognizable names. Dear god.


Nothing is worse than Soylent Green or Zombie Strippers.


Gingerdead Man.

Watching After the Sunset. Still like it.
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Post by: miles on February 18, 2017, 09:51:38 PM
I got dragged to see John Wick tonight. What a waste of two perfectly good hours.
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Post by: Bounce on February 19, 2017, 09:41:46 AM
We liked the first one.

Watched "36 Hours" (1965). New to me and pretty interesting.

Revisited "Adjustment Bureau" and it was still fun.
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Post by: Scratch on February 19, 2017, 10:26:25 AM
Watched The Legend of Tarzan last night.  LMAO - it was more cliched than the old Weissmuller flicks.
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Post by: radon222 on February 19, 2017, 10:32:39 AM
Oh you're taking advantage of a free HBO weekend too?  :-) 
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Post by: maddjack on February 19, 2017, 10:46:23 AM
Hacksaw Ridge Very good WW2 flick
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Post by: PatM on February 19, 2017, 11:26:04 AM
I watched Fury last night.  One word, intense.
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Post by: xsrider on February 19, 2017, 01:01:06 PM
Hacksaw Ridge Very good WW2 flick

I agree
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Post by: xsrider on February 19, 2017, 01:03:20 PM
My wife and I saw the movie Jackie.  We both give it  :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
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Post by: oilhed on February 20, 2017, 08:47:45 AM
Criminal

Staring Ryan Reynolds & Kevin Costner

"In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission."
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Post by: Scratch on March 01, 2017, 08:53:22 AM
http://youtu.be/svnAD0TApb8 (http://youtu.be/svnAD0TApb8)
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Post by: Flyer on March 01, 2017, 10:29:30 AM
 :willy:
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Post by: Bounce on March 01, 2017, 08:15:30 PM
:willy:

that makes 2 of us. the original Alien was the last movie I went to the theater with my dad to see before he passed away.
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Post by: Scratch on March 01, 2017, 10:13:07 PM
http://youtu.be/VQ01tJ4EWeg (http://youtu.be/VQ01tJ4EWeg)
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Post by: 1KPerDay on March 07, 2017, 11:28:07 AM
Criminal

Staring Ryan Reynolds & Kevin Costner

"In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission."
and?
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Post by: 1KPerDay on March 07, 2017, 11:31:58 AM
The Sea of Trees. Netflix. Thoughtful and cool. Van Sant copped out and hollywood explained it which was unnecessary. But a nice change of pace.

Also saw that tom hanks movie of the week about the pilot who landed in the hudson. Meh. Good acting, but it really was like watching a lifetime movie. Worth a watch I guess.
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Post by: vfrrider on March 07, 2017, 08:55:15 PM
Although it pains me, we saw "Logan". I am, in general, a Marvel fan, but this one just depressed me as well as raising many question sit did not answer. Buts lots of action.

And North Dakota is than the Canadian border?

Sorry, unanswered question.

Larry
VFRrider
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Post by: Bounce on March 08, 2017, 05:31:18 AM
And North Dakota is than the Canadian border?

Sorry, unanswered question.

Like what does that sentence mean?
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Post by: HipGnosis on March 08, 2017, 08:28:51 AM
And North Dakota is than the Canadian border?

Sorry, unanswered question.

Like what does that sentence mean?
It means autocorrect isn't always correct.
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Post by: Bounce on March 08, 2017, 11:41:03 AM
And North Dakota is than the Canadian border?

Sorry, unanswered question.

Like what does that sentence mean?
It means autocorrect isn't always correct.

But the edit button still works.
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Post by: CLAY on May 24, 2017, 06:11:39 PM
Just started "Logan".  Holy smokes is it a dark, dystopian future- at least so far.
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Post by: kneescrubber on May 25, 2017, 07:31:43 AM
Has anyone watched The 100 or Last Kingdom? I've been streaming them both on the flix. Kinda digging 'em.
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Post by: CLAY on May 25, 2017, 10:57:22 AM
The 100- I have watched them all so far.  A teenage angst-filled future.  I enjoy it- and the lead is pretty fine too.  In fact, I'm pretty all the actors are uncharacteristically good-looking.
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Post by: kneescrubber on May 28, 2017, 07:49:12 PM
You should check out The Last Kingdom as well. More pretty girls and swords.

http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/the-last-kingdom (http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/the-last-kingdom)
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Post by: Andrew on May 28, 2017, 08:09:20 PM
The 100- I have watched them all so far.  A teenage angst-filled future.  I enjoy it- and the lead is pretty fine too.  In fact, I'm pretty all the actors are uncharacteristically good-looking.

I hate to admit it but I have watched "the 100" I started out Oh Cool SyFi but soon (maybe 10min in) realised there is no Science in the drama. Acting is about as deep as a sheet of paper, plot made me want to scream. It was good to watch as a lecherous old fart, but damn the crap the SyFy channel churns out is below par on every aspect, save the beautiful people.
  A good one to check out, if you have Amazon Prime, is Fortitude. Worth watching, good acting riveting plot set out in an island in the north atlantic (Frozen and desolate)
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Post by: kneescrubber on May 28, 2017, 10:16:12 PM
The 100- I have watched them all so far.  A teenage angst-filled future.  I enjoy it- and the lead is pretty fine too.  In fact, I'm pretty all the actors are uncharacteristically good-looking.

I hate to admit it but I have watched "the 100" I started out Oh Cool SyFi but soon (maybe 10min in) realised there is no Science in the drama. Acting is about as deep as a sheet of paper, plot made me want to scream. It was good to watch as a lecherous old fart, but damn the crap the SyFy channel churns out is below par on every aspect, save the beautiful people.
  A good one to check out, if you have Amazon Prime, is Fortitude. Worth watching, good acting riveting plot set out in an island in the north atlantic (Frozen and desolate)

Whatever.
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Post by: maddjack on May 29, 2017, 07:23:09 AM
Guardians of the galaxy 2. Good stuff, If you liked the first one you will like this.

Also watching Sense8 on Netflix, good show.
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Post by: PatM on May 29, 2017, 08:03:21 AM
Guardians of the galaxy 2. Good stuff, If you liked the first one you will like this.

Also watching Sense8 on Netflix, good show.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Saw it yesterday.
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Post by: miles on June 01, 2017, 12:19:18 AM
We saw Wonder Woman this evening.

My wife and kid liked it more than I did, but I do have to agree that it was mostly better than most other superhero flicks. A low bar, I know, but there it is.

At least this one started a stunningly beautiful woman rather that some dude in spandex.
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Post by: Bounce on June 01, 2017, 09:09:58 PM
Saw:

The Wall
Guardians 2
King Arthur

Liked them all with KA surprising me. I liked it more than I thought I would. Guardians 2 was no disappointment and I had high hopes.

WW tomorrow.
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Post by: oilhed on June 01, 2017, 09:21:02 PM
Not out yet but I am intrigued by My Cousin Rachel. A remake of a 1952 film starring Olivia de Havilland, the last living cast member of Gone With the Wind. 
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Post by: Bounce on June 02, 2017, 03:56:06 PM
Wonder Woman today. They certainly picked an excellent actress to play the part. Gal Gadot is totally the image.

I enjoyed it.
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Post by: miles on June 02, 2017, 04:07:27 PM
Wonder Woman today. They certainly picked an excellent actress to play the part. Gal Gadot is totally the image.

I enjoyed it.


Not enough fanservice.
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Post by: Scratch on June 02, 2017, 06:39:23 PM
http://youtu.be/zoiezEB9n2Q (http://youtu.be/zoiezEB9n2Q)
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Post by: Bounce on June 02, 2017, 11:22:18 PM
Better be better than Chappy. That suuuUUUuuUUuucked.
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Post by: wibornz on June 04, 2017, 05:12:18 PM
Wonder Woman was way better than expected.
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Post by: Bounce on June 06, 2017, 07:34:32 AM
Her battle theme still sends chills down my back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw_o7XUX3fg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw_o7XUX3fg)
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Post by: maddjack on July 28, 2017, 03:03:00 PM
Dunkirk One of the best films I have seen in a long , long time. It tells the story without creating a Hollywood hero, 5 star.


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Post by: 1KPerDay on July 28, 2017, 04:05:16 PM
Yeah I liked it a lot also. Really liked the music. Very atypical hollywood film. Much more thoughtful.
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Post by: HipGnosis on July 28, 2017, 09:49:42 PM
I saw 'Baby Driver'
The strong tie to the music was interesting, but also a bit distracting (by being a bit over done).  A nice gimmick taken to far?
I think they took 'Baby' to far too.
GREAT music.  Wide variety of genres too.
Very nice cast, though I'm not a 'fan' of Kevin Spacey he did well.
The main plot is... stringing along character development.  Not my favorite.
Not enough chase scenes.  The ones they had didn't really impress me.  Didn't live up to the hype.
The end of the movie blatantly left questions unanswered - total setup for a sequel.
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Post by: Bounce on July 29, 2017, 10:15:42 AM
The cold-open of BD was the WRX chase scene. I was hooked. I also liked the sound track and the hook to the activity.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 29, 2017, 02:05:46 PM
Just seen Dunkirk.

Obviously, it's a tiny representation of what actually happened. It was bigger and much, much messier.

But, that aside. what a movie.

I was very close to tears at the end.
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Post by: Jay547 on August 01, 2017, 08:55:13 PM
We rented Kong: Skull Island from Redbox tonight. Good gawd this was a piece of crap. Horrible acting by notable actors, terrible script, completely fake characters, unreal in every way. Comically bad by accident. If all you want is action, it would probably do. Otherwise, don't waste your $1.60. I'll watch some pretty goofy, campy movies and enjoy them but this truly sucked. Most of the reviews are good - don't believe them. I'm kinda pissed that I rented it. This spoiled a string of good movies that we have watched lately.
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Post by: Andrew on August 04, 2017, 10:39:59 PM
We rented Kong: Skull Island from Redbox tonight. Good gawd this was a piece of crap. Horrible acting by notable actors, terrible script, completely fake characters, unreal in every way. Comically bad by accident. If all you want is action, it would probably do. Otherwise, don't waste your $1.60. I'll watch some pretty goofy, campy movies and enjoy them but this truly sucked. Most of the reviews are good - don't believe them. I'm kinda pissed that I rented it. This spoiled a string of good movies that we have watched lately.

Yep rented it on amazon, fell asleep half way through   :thumbsdown:  looked at it the next day and decided, Nope seen enough
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Post by: Bounce on August 04, 2017, 10:53:55 PM
Atomic Blonde: Saw it in the theater today. I'll lay out the caveat that I was beat from the last few days of getting Mom's house ready to put on the market so I could have been tired. I liked the opening and the ending. There were parts throughout it that I liked. It seemed that I lost focus during one section. Normally I would say that part dragged but, as noted, it might not have. As a gender-swapping-action-movie, I rate Selma Heyak in "Everly" as the clear winner for that title. I'll give "Atomic Blonde" another go as a rental. I really liked the ending.
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Post by: chornbe on August 05, 2017, 07:14:11 AM
Her battle theme still sends chills down my back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw_o7XUX3fg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw_o7XUX3fg)

Those drums!!!!!

And yes, that movie FAR exceed any- and everything I was expecting.

It helps that I really did NOT want to sit through another WWII film after Captain America, and Wonder Woman definitely went a different way for the most part.
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Post by: chornbe on August 05, 2017, 07:15:58 AM
...though I'm not a 'fan' of Kevin Spacey...

This doesn't compute for me.  :eek:
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Post by: chornbe on August 05, 2017, 07:23:24 AM

Spiderman: Homecoming. I thought it was good all the way through, but I was SUPER put off by Stark and Hap being complete and utter douches to Peter until he actually did the thing he was trying to do, then of course they thought him great. That bugged the hell out of me through two watchings... until I heard something on a radio interview with Tom Holland. "Once you put yourself in Peter's perspective in the movie, that becomes much more understandable and believable. Teenagers always thing everyone's always coming down on them way too hard. Maybe they were. Maybe they weren't. But from Peter's perspective, they always were, all the time."

Rejiggering my thoughts after that made the movie so much better for me.

The wife has been away to England on a choir pilgrimage for almost two weeks, and is coming back today. I think we'll be catching up with movies  this coming week. I'm sure she'd have been most put out if I went and kept current while she was going through the drudgery of listening to choirs in thousands-year-old cathedrals, and singing evensongs in beautiful little towns and cities all over England, then finding pubs and ales to her liking. Yes, yes... I'm sure she barely survived such awful chores.
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on September 06, 2017, 11:35:45 AM
Wind River.

Wow.

Let me start by saying that *usually* when we go to a 4 or 5 PM $5 Tuesday movie, we're part of a handful of people. That was not the case today! The theater was easily 2/3 full. That was unexpected. WOM for this movie is very, very good!

Now back to the film. I love Jeremy Renner. I love anything he's ever done and will probably love anything else he ever does. He OWNS this movie. His performance is so raw, so genuine, so gritty; he will deserve every acting accolade that comes his way for this role.

The scenery is stunning and soul-crushing at the same time. The score is dark and it draws you in to the visuals. The story is tragic (especially given that it is inspired by real events) and some of the violence is somewhat graphic, but the acting is superb.

This film is very emotional...or at least it was for me. (And not just because of the mini Twilight reunion of actors - Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham, and Julia Jones.
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Post by: miles on November 25, 2017, 11:45:15 PM
I just saw Blade Runner 2049 tonight.  Second time to see it, and damn, is that film amazing.  I'm probably going to see it again before it leaves the theaters, and multiple viewings are something I almost never do.

If you're on the fence about seeing it, do so.  Don't wait for video- see it in the theater.
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Post by: Bounce on November 26, 2017, 12:30:04 PM
The new Thor was very good. Dancing along the line between too jokey and no humor at all; always landing on the "keeping it reigned back" side so that we knew those who made it were still serious about the content. Even addressed the Planet Hulk aspect of the MCE.

Stay to the end because there's a second clip that you won't want to miss.
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Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on November 26, 2017, 02:36:05 PM
I just saw Blade Runner 2049 tonight.  Second time to see it, and damn, is that film amazing.  I'm probably going to see it again before it leaves the theaters, and multiple viewings are something I almost never do.

If you're on the fence about seeing it, do so.  Don't wait for video- see it in the theater.

We saw it twice in the theatre and that's saying something, considering it runs us about $42 for the two of us for a standard showing, not including the popcorn  :o
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Post by: 1KPerDay on November 26, 2017, 04:52:39 PM
Thor was a little too much like a music video but it was a fun watch. Justice League was pretty good. Coco is really good if you like music and family. Wonder woman was pretty good.
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Post by: R Doug on November 28, 2017, 12:26:31 PM
Sheri and I caught Thor's newest one over the weekend.  By far it's the best of the three Thor movies with the 2nd being the worst.  I was very well done and I loved the comedy in it.  It was spot-on Marvel comedy like is shown in Iron Man.  This Thor movie is my favorite of all of the Marvel movies put out thus far (17 in total, I believe).

I'm very much looking forward to the Black Panther, which is the next Marvel movie set to be released (Feb 2018)
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Post by: PatM on November 28, 2017, 04:26:03 PM
We went to see Murder on the Orient Express last weekend. Lots of big name stars on that cast. There are lots closeups and unfortunately, some of the cast members aren't up to the task. You get the feeling they're just faking it.  At other times, their interpretation of the caracters is very good. Not just in front of the camera. Too bad because the views, the sets, the script, the other actors, everything respects Agatha Christies' story line. Minus points to Branagh, Poireau was a very vain persona and up until his death, he hid his age. Not so here. Michelle Pfeiffer and Penelope Cruze also get bad marks.
So, I'd say an uneven movie that was still fun to watch.
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Post by: CLAY on November 28, 2017, 07:29:17 PM
"Wonder".  Great film.  I cried.  Like tears on the cheeks at one point.  Saw it with the fam, and I highly recommend it.
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Post by: kneescrubber on November 28, 2017, 08:00:15 PM
"Wonder".  Great film.  I cried.  Like tears on the cheeks at one point.  Saw it with the fam, and I highly recommend it.

Last Friday my beautiful sister insisted on taking my oldest grandchild for whatever she wanted to do. Shopping, etc. Allie wanted to go see that movie. She'd already read the book. They both loved it.
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Post by: kneescrubber on December 25, 2017, 06:13:42 PM
I went to see "The Last Jedi" today. The storyline is very similar to the original movie (Episode IV) with the focus on eliminating the past while looking forward to the future. Good continued development of characters while introducing a couple of new ones. Which introduces some new dynamics to the relationships we've already seen. The biggest surprise for me was the appearance of a character we all know and love. It was kind of predictable but in a good way and the special effects was never intrusive. The departure of the previous generation is firm and sometimes heart wrenching but Luke's exit is truly an homage to the exit of Obi Wan. Just in a different and surprising way. All in all, I give a solid 9 out of 10. The final scene leaves me begging for more.
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Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on December 26, 2017, 06:09:32 AM
I went to see "The Last Jedi" today. The storyline is very similar to the original movie (Episode IV) with the focus on eliminating the past while looking forward to the future. Good continued development of characters while introducing a couple of new ones. Which introduces some new dynamics to the relationships we've already seen. The biggest surprise for me was the appearance of a character we all know and love. It was kind of predictable but in a good way and the special effects was never intrusive. The departure of the previous generation is firm and sometimes heart wrenching but Luke's exit is truly an homage to the exit of Obi Wan. Just in a different and surprising way. All in all, I give a solid 9 out of 10. The final scene leaves me begging for more.

Interesting. Dan and I saw this recently and we both hated it. Even while in the theatre we'd give each other side-long looks as if to say "Really? This is part of the movie?". there were just so many things wrong with it, for our tastes. Just a jumble of noise and a story that felt thrown together rather than spooled out.

It really is too bad, as I enjoyed Rogue One and The Force Awakens, and was hoping that this movie would round things out. :(
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Post by: Stripes on December 26, 2017, 08:29:07 AM
Interesting. Dan and I saw this recently and we both hated it.

+1

Well, I wouldn't say that I hated it, I'm glad that I saw it... I would definitely say it was meh.
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Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on December 26, 2017, 10:02:57 AM
+1

Well, I wouldn't say that I hated it, I'm glad that I saw it... I would definitely say it was meh.

Yeah, "hate" is a strong word. "Strongly disappointed" is more like it. And a total waste of money (as I indicated earlier that movies here aren't cheap :( )
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Bounce on December 26, 2017, 04:43:28 PM
instead of repeating myself, I'll simply quote what I've already written and hold my vow to not use spoilers until after 1/15.

Quote
Was it good? Yes. That kid Hammil is going places!

Will it keep the franchise alive? Without a doubt.

Will I go more than once? Yep. That's what family is for. No way I will go the 17 times I did for episode 4.

Are there parts of it plucked, in whole, from parts of 4, 5, and 6? You tell me.
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Post by: miles on December 26, 2017, 08:23:44 PM


I liked the Red Power Rangers scene.    :facepalm:
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Post by: oilhed on December 26, 2017, 10:41:38 PM


I liked the Red Power Rangers scene.    :facepalm:

Funny!!!!

Just saw it with my wife and son.  LOVED IT!  I've seen them all when they first came out, except episode IV.  This was my second fav.  Episode III was my all time fav.  It's been over thirty years and I still get enthused. 
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Cookie on December 27, 2017, 04:26:39 AM
Re-watched The Force awakens and Rogue One and saw The Last Jedi.

Rogue One remains my favorite out of all of them.

The original is special in that I saw it new in the theater but R1 is definitely my favorite.
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Post by: Bounce on December 27, 2017, 08:54:14 AM
Empire remains my favorite.

After that Lucas seems compelled to write for 8-12 year old kids (ewoks, JarJar Binks, etc.).
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: oilhed on December 27, 2017, 09:43:51 AM
Re-watched The Force awakens and Rogue One and saw The Last Jedi.

Rogue One remains my favorite out of all of them.

Rogue One was very good and had a lot of loose ends to tie, which it did very well.  I just didn’t rank it with the three trilogies. It would be in my top three. 
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Post by: CLAY on December 27, 2017, 10:24:26 PM
Saw it tonight, LOVED it- but I too loved Rogue One.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: miles on December 27, 2017, 11:25:16 PM
Saw it tonight, LOVED it- but I too loved Rogue One.



Did you enjoy the Red Ranger scene?  Because that was the best part.

Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Bounce on December 28, 2017, 11:45:11 AM
Saw "The Enemy Below" (Mitchum 1957) for the first time. Lots of it directly mined for the ST:TOS episode "Balance of Terror". I'd watch it again.
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Post by: jadziadax8 on December 28, 2017, 01:58:22 PM
Saw it tonight, LOVED it- but I too loved Rogue One.



Did you enjoy the Red Ranger scene?  Because that was the best part.

Everything with Ren and Rey was great.  I'm ready for them to make beautiful, beautiful Jedi babies. 

The rest of the movie was a hot mess.  You could tell they had no plan for Finn, hence the horrible casino scene.  Also, Leia should have been piloting the main transport, not the Jurassic Park chick.
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Post by: Jay547 on December 28, 2017, 03:20:55 PM
Dunkirk One of the best films I have seen in a long , long time. It tells the story without creating a Hollywood hero, 5 star.

We rented this from Redbox last night. Completely agree with your assessment. It tells a great story without a lot of dialog - the way war should be told.
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Post by: oilhed on December 28, 2017, 09:46:27 PM
You could tell they had no plan for Finn, hence the horrible casino scene.  Also, Leia should have been piloting the main transport, not the Jurassic Park chick.

It woulda wrapped up the big-a-meatball
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Post by: Andrew on December 28, 2017, 11:56:35 PM
Saw it tonight, LOVED it- but I too loved Rogue One.

Went to the movies this afternoon, whole family, our first 3D experience.
Loved it, ok so there were some ??? and  :o
All in all the whole family loved it
Miles; Yes the red power ranger scene was just too cool.

Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: 1KPerDay on May 15, 2018, 11:23:37 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSA6Tzvz550 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSA6Tzvz550)
this looks to be fun
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Post by: kneescrubber on May 15, 2018, 01:02:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSA6Tzvz550 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSA6Tzvz550)
this looks to be fun

 :thumbsup:

I'll be watching if for sure.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: chornbe on May 15, 2018, 02:04:35 PM
Re-watched The Force awakens and Rogue One and saw The Last Jedi.

Rogue One remains my favorite out of all of them.

The original is special in that I saw it new in the theater but R1 is definitely my favorite.


Fully agreed on this. It's a well done bit of movie making and story telling
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Post by: Bryan.VFR on May 16, 2018, 08:09:58 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSA6Tzvz550 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSA6Tzvz550)
this looks to be fun

 :thumbsup:

I'll be watching if for sure.

Add me to the definite list. I've been sort of following the difficulties making it. Can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Bounce on May 16, 2018, 09:51:57 AM
Black Dynamite:  Preface the following with the fact I didn't look at the release date until after the confusion. At first I wasn't sure if it was a spoof of blacksploitation movies of just a really bad example.  Once I wrapped my brain around it being a spoof, it was even funnier.

If you ever used to watch Grindhouse/Blackspoitation, then this is worth your time. Not as overtly comedic as "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka" since the humor is in the serious-ish nature of presentation.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on May 20, 2018, 01:37:33 PM
My nerdy son and I just read Ready Player One. It was more fun for me as a child of the 80s. He liked it though. We went to the movie yesterday and it was pretty good. They changed almost everything but kept the kind of spirit of the book and worked in a lot of recent geek culture also. The book is pretty "light" but fun nonetheless. Movie also.
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Post by: chornbe on May 20, 2018, 02:15:54 PM
I liked that far more than I expected to.
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Post by: Bounce on May 21, 2018, 03:37:13 PM
It's almost June when the spoiler ban on Avengers: Infinity War will be lifted.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on September 10, 2018, 08:48:29 AM
Watch Moonrise Kingdom on Netflix before they take it off next week. It's weird and beautiful and inventive and funny and different from anything I've ever seen. If you had weird intellectual parents or were in the Boy Scouts or grew up in the early/mid sixties or like Wes Anderson you'll like it. Tons of big stars in roles you wouldn't expect.
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Post by: Bounce on September 10, 2018, 08:53:48 AM
Very good movie highly recommended.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4324916/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4324916/)
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Post by: Andrew on September 10, 2018, 10:20:03 PM
Watch Moonrise Kingdom on Netflix before they take it off next week. It's weird and beautiful and inventive and funny and different from anything I've ever seen. If you had weird intellectual parents or were in the Boy Scouts or grew up in the early/mid sixties or like Wes Anderson you'll like it. Tons of big stars in roles you wouldn't expect.

Best movie I have seen all year !
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Post by: Leanintree on November 05, 2018, 09:20:46 AM
The Mrs. and I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody yesterday afternoon (what better way to try to get the time-change internal clock reset than a movie on a cloudy day?).

I was impressed. Admittedly I went in expecting  to be (knowing that Brian May and Roger Taylor were a huge part of the production), but I admit it went significantly beyond that. Seems that Queens longtime barrister/manager/friend was also one of the driving producers of the film, and all of that showed.

If you know Queen, prepare to sing along with the soundtrack. If you take your kids, prepare for them to not quite understand the magic. It's definitely a flick to tug at the heartstrings through the romance, rock and roll dissipation and triumph. Yes, there were artistic liberties taken. That's a given, and no one NOT involved will ever truly know what happened. But it was good. Rami Malek played Freddie with the an intensity that Val Kilmer would have killed for in The Doors. And I pity him for the prosthetic teeth. The rest of Queen was played impeccably, and the music scenes were coached well enough that I (as a middling musician) truly believed that the actors were playing their instruments.

Credit out to Mike Myers for the single biggest laugh in the whole flick, even if it wasn't strictly history.

Definitely worth a see in the theater if nothing else than the final performance at Wembley Stadium for Live Aid. Interesting tidbit, I swear they used old footage from the actual show on the Jumbotrons for those scenes... I noticed it in passing and thought it an awesome detail.

LT
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Post by: 1KPerDay on November 17, 2018, 08:30:34 PM
Venom was great IMO. No way I'd take younger kids.


BTW There was a 5-year-old WEARING TAP SHOES clicking her feet the entire bloody movie and I just about stabbed her and her SOCIOPATHIC PARENTS WHO DIDN'T SAY SHIT TO HER even though both my wife and I asked her to stop several times.  :baldy: :baldy: :baldy: :baldy: :baldy: :baldy: :baldy: :baldy:
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Post by: CLAY on November 17, 2018, 10:38:53 PM
Venom was great IMO. No way I'd take younger kids.


BTW There was a 5-year-old WEARING TAP SHOES clicking her feet the entire bloody movie and I just about stabbed her and her SOCIOPATHIC PARENTS WHO DIDN'T SAY SHIT TO HER even though both my wife and I asked her to stop several times.  :baldy: :baldy: :baldy: :baldy: :baldy: :baldy: :baldy: :baldy:

You talked about stabbing a kid.  I love that.   :inlove:
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Post by: 1KPerDay on November 17, 2018, 10:54:41 PM
Not sure she was a kid. I think she was the antichrist.
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Post by: coho on November 18, 2018, 12:06:14 AM
You talked about stabbing a kid.  I love that.   :inlove:

Can we get a mod in here to change 1K's screen name to "Mr. Stabby" please, stat?
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Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on November 18, 2018, 01:26:30 AM
You talked about stabbing a kid.  I love that.   :inlove:

Can we get a mod in here to change 1K's screen name to "Mr. Stabby" please, stat?

It would go great with his avatar pic  8)
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Post by: chornbe on December 16, 2018, 10:38:10 AM
The new Aquaman movie. Saw it early as part of some exclusive amazon prime member thing or another.

I’m super forgiving of action and superhero movies. Big time. Like... I'll happily rewatch the Green Lantern movie. I'll do that. And the newest Fantastic Four train wreck. I'll do that.

Aquaman....? That might be the worst movie I’ve seen in a long, long time. It gives Superman II a real challenge for the title, and that's really, really saying something. It is one of the most awkward, weakly-written, poorly-executed pile of tripe I've seen. It had so much potential with some good names, who have delivered amazing performances in other roles and movies... or brushing their teeth. Horrible direction. Terrible tone and pace. God awful dialog, despite Jason Momoa's generally fun and engaging personality. And for the ladies, he spends half the movie barely covered, and Patrick Wilson is running around looking all buff and tough. And for the guys, Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman, two excellent actresses who are both crazy attractive. Willem Dafoe sleepwalking through this thing, who generally could read the phone book on camera and make it interesting. Dolph Lundred looking human again, and can actually be understood (kudos to his speech coach). None of that can distract you from the god awful tripe. Absolutely terrible movie. I give it a solid 1 out of 5 stars, zero interest in a rewatch, and after DC gave us the Wonder Woman movie, I feel like, surely, they've got more in the chamber for quality, right? Right?

Apparently not. :(
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Post by: 1KPerDay on December 16, 2018, 12:34:10 PM
Thanks for taking one for the team. The trailer was enough to warn me off.
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Post by: Flyer on December 16, 2018, 04:46:16 PM
Clint Eastwood's "Mule".
Academy Awards abound.
 :popcorn:
https://youtu.be/N_QksSzK7sI (https://youtu.be/N_QksSzK7sI)
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Post by: Bounce on December 17, 2018, 11:06:25 AM
Thanks for taking one for the team. The trailer was enough to warn me off.

See, not so much for me. It gave me expectations... ANY expectations... and that's unusual for the DCCU.
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Post by: stevent on December 17, 2018, 06:25:18 PM
I watched "Passengers" the other day, I thought it was pretty good sci-fi. Kind of reminded me of "Pandorum" without all the mutant flesh eating cannibals and shit.
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Post by: Bounce on December 18, 2018, 12:09:36 PM
Went and saw "Mortal Engines" last night. Overall it was good. There are scenes that are lifted straight from Star Wars and once you catch the first one, you can't help but see the others (up to and including the escape from the exploding Death Star).
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Post by: Oddball on December 20, 2018, 12:12:24 AM
Bad Times at the El Royale, I enjoyed it.  Good music, story untold, historic references.  Different. Not what I was expecting.  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6628394/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6628394/)
Title: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Stripes on December 20, 2018, 05:32:19 AM
The Mule- meh.
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Post by: Cookie on December 20, 2018, 05:41:36 AM
The Hateful Eight.

WTF


Think "The Reservoir Do" in the old west.
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Post by: CLAY on December 20, 2018, 08:36:19 AM
"Bullet Head".  Think a more modern version of "Trespass".  It was actually really well done, IMO.
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Post by: stevent on December 20, 2018, 09:40:17 AM
"Above and Beyond" is an excellent documentary movie about the beginnings of the Israeli Air Force, I watched it on ondemand the other day while I was waiting for the furniture movers to show up. Really interesting story IMO
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Post by: Bounce on December 20, 2018, 09:45:16 AM
The Hateful Eight.

WTF


Think "The Reservoir Do" in the old west.
I liked it. I also like that Tarantino threw Kill Bill 1&2 in everyone's faces.

Everyone: Why 2 movies?
Tarantino: Because then it would be THIS long

I liked H8 for the cinematography as much as the story. The acoustic guitar was a real one from that time, borrowed from a museum. It was priceless. The actor that broke it thought they had already substituted the prop guitar and broke the unreplaceable one in the heat of the scene. When you see the look of shock on the actress' face, it was real. She knew it was the historical guitar and was stunned when the actor didn't pause for the prop to be substituted.

I'm glad to hear that @ the El Royale is good. It's been on my radar for a bit.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on December 20, 2018, 05:17:45 PM
The Hateful Eight.

WTF


Think "The Reservoir Do" in the old west.
Except WWAAAAAAAAY shittier. Worst movie I've ever sat through.
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Post by: maddjack on December 22, 2018, 08:34:57 AM
The Hateful Eight.

WTF


Think "The Reservoir Do" in the old west.
I agree , It kind of sucked and I liked Tarantino
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Post by: Bounce on December 23, 2018, 06:12:17 AM
Saw Venom last night. We all liked it and it's clear to see it setup for the sequel. Also nice to see Stan a few last times. :(

Saw the ending teaser for the feature animation Spidey after the credits... which is now in theaters. The Spidey Multiverse.
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Post by: chornbe on December 23, 2018, 10:08:44 AM
The multiverse thing is killing it right now on Rotten Tomatoes and with movie watchers. I haven't seen it yet, but am looking forward to it. Movie going is just so stupid expensive any more :(
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Post by: Bounce on December 25, 2018, 09:11:14 AM
Saw "The House with a Clock in the Walls" last night.

Jack Black movies are uncertain things. This one was good. We had a fun time. It's mostly the kid and the play between Black and Blanchett was very funny.
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Post by: Cookie on December 25, 2018, 02:23:08 PM
I was up VERY early (12:20am) one day last week and couldn't go back to sleep.

Watched "The Hateful Eight" at 1:30 am.

I'm not sure if the time of day had anything to do with it or if it really is just one fucked up flick.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on December 25, 2018, 05:55:57 PM
It's not any better in the daylight
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Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on December 27, 2018, 05:48:26 AM
"Bird Box" -  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Of course there are holes (what sci-fi, end-of-humanity movie doesn't?), but they are overwhelmed by a good story, (mostly) good acting, and a decent timeline.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on December 29, 2018, 10:17:40 AM
Bumblebee was fun. Especially if you grew up in the 80s. I still don't get the whole Transformers thing. Like why does Optimus have the windshield of an earth vehicle built by humans as a chest plate. But if you ignore the entire foundation and concept of transformers the story and acting are good.
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Post by: mr.awesome on December 29, 2018, 10:44:10 AM
"Bird Box" -  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Of course there are holes (what sci-fi, end-of-humanity movie doesn't?), but they are overwhelmed by a good story, (mostly) good acting, and a decent timeline.

+1

watched it last week and thought it was well done. Plus it's Sandy B!

We saw crazy rich asians last night. Decent movie. A few good funny parts. Overall enjoyable movie.
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Post by: Dufus on December 30, 2018, 09:49:56 AM
They Shall Not Grow Old
If you like documentaries about war this is a must see.
Celebrating 100 years since WW1.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a25632965/they-shall-not-grow-old-guide/ (https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a25632965/they-shall-not-grow-old-guide/)
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Post by: R Doug on December 30, 2018, 07:24:22 PM
The multiverse thing is killing it right now on Rotten Tomatoes and with movie watchers. I haven't seen it yet, but am looking forward to it. Movie going is just so stupid expensive any more :(


Sheri and I just got back from seeing this.  I make it out to the movies about 4-6 times a year.  For the most part, we enjoy our home set up and miss very little via streaming or Bluray. 


Anyhow, Spiderverse is one of the best movies I've seen in a while.  The storyline, animation, writing, and overall uniqueness is amazing.  Sheri and I could not stop raving about it on the way home.  Do yourself a favor and go see this one.  It's special. 
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Post by: coho on December 30, 2018, 08:01:27 PM
Watched "The Hateful Eight" at 1:30 am.

Well there's your problem right there.
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Post by: Jim on December 31, 2018, 10:47:59 PM
"Bird Box" -  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Of course there are holes (what sci-fi, end-of-humanity movie doesn't?), but they are overwhelmed by a good story, (mostly) good acting, and a decent timeline.

I caught "girl", just before the rapids when they were talking, with headband... no-headband... with headband  oops.

"IT" could be a good way to illustrate evil / the devil - don't look - don't be sucked in.

At the end, "Rick", wasn't that Otis from the walking dead? The voice seemed exact though it looks like he put on a few. 

edit: Yes.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruitt_Taylor_Vince
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Post by: Andrew on December 31, 2018, 11:24:44 PM
Watched Bird Box this evening,  yeeeeaa
Not 5 stars, but acting was good, wish the script was

Plot; well good for end of world stuff, being that almost every other scenario has been done, the drawings did add a bit to the effect of just who or what "they" were.

Ending was just anti climatic, almost "well ok they made it, as if there were any other option in the directors mind.

Well at least it is on netflix so cost was minimal 
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Post by: mr.awesome on January 01, 2019, 07:18:00 AM
Origin unknown 2036.   Total waste of time. Extremely slow and predictable. A blend of past sci fi movies (2001, contact, etc) that just didn't work. Kept waiting for it to get better and it never did.
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Post by: Vulcanbill on January 01, 2019, 07:26:23 AM
Yesterday was a free pass day.  We watched Little Foot, an animated story of a Yeti finding a people.  Cute and mindless.  Then we watched Peppermint with Jennifer Garner.  She plays a badass which she does well and gets the justice she is seeking.  Then we watched Oceans 8.  It was not unlike the other Oceans but without George Cloony.  Well, almost without him.  I give it a solid three mehs. 
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Post by: Bounce on January 01, 2019, 10:25:37 AM
Went and saw Aquaman yesterday. I've read of some pans of it. I disagree. In the scheme of things, it's not MCU but it's in the top 4 of DC attempts.

1. dark knight
2. wonder woman
3. superman returns
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Post by: CLAY on January 01, 2019, 09:04:43 PM
Bumblebee today.  Loved it!  Really good for the boy as well.  Good, clean fun.
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Post by: Andrew on January 02, 2019, 08:47:57 PM
Took the boys (or more like they took me) to see Bumblebee today as well.
My sons loved it. Bumblebee is a nice bit of escapism, worth the price of admission.
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Post by: chornbe on January 03, 2019, 06:51:14 AM
Went and saw Aquaman yesterday. I've read of some pans of it. I disagree. In the scheme of things, it's not MCU but it's in the top 4 of DC attempts.

1. dark knight
2. wonder woman
3. superman returns

Continues to be, IMO, THE best treatment of Superman on any sized screen yet.
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Post by: kneescrubber on January 06, 2019, 08:14:08 PM
Watching Boondock Saints again. Very funny. Probably Watch All Saints Day afterward.
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Post by: Cookie on January 07, 2019, 03:48:29 AM
Stupid fuckin' rope
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Post by: CLAY on January 07, 2019, 08:27:07 AM
"Spiderman: Multiverse".  For me it was like reading the latest Harry Potter book that is written as a play.  It takes about 10-15 minutes (pages) till the format isn't an issue at all- and the boy and I really liked it.  My son's favorite of the three we saw Christmas break.

"Aquaman".  One thing I know is that I suck as a movies critic, but win when it comes to movies, because a movie REALLY has to suck for me not to like it- I like almost all of them.  Many people are hating on this film- I loved it.  It does have about three "movements", but the boy and I really enjoyed it.
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on January 07, 2019, 02:25:38 PM
Saw Mary Poppins Returns yesterday with a girlfriend. I thoroughly enjoyed it - so much so that I almost bought the soundtrack at the store after the movie until I realized that I only have one piece of equipment between my home and office that will play a physical CD anymore. Guess I'll be buying the digital files this week instead!

The only thing that bugged me was Lin-Manuel Miranda. I'm sure Hamilton disciples will want me burned at the stake, but I feel like he overacted. He's great on the stage where being big, bold, and bombastic is necessary, but on the screen it just felt like too much. I found myself thinking a few times, "alright, chief...tone it down." It was a mild annoyance rather than a massive gripe.

I'd give the film 4.5 pineapples out of 5. I want to see it again!!!
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Post by: chornbe on January 07, 2019, 11:57:52 PM
Liz said pretty much the same thing about him. She's not a fan of his voice, either.

Watched the Black Mirror: Bandersnatch movie. For like 3 1/2 hours. It's a choose-your-own-adventure* style movie, with a number of decision points that let you break off into other branches of the story tree. Pretty interesting movie, generally well acted, and taking place in a well-built world. I won't say it's a rewatch-right-now kind of thing, and because of that, it loses a star, coming in at a solid 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. But definitely worth some time working through it.




[ * ] - note: apparently not all devices permit using the decision-choosing features. We watched it on the Roku and everything worked just fine. Some mobile devices seem stymied by it.
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Post by: Bryan.VFR on January 08, 2019, 07:30:04 AM
The wife and I watched Bandersnatch last week. Interesting concept, "choose your own". It worked fine on Netflix from out Fire TV stick. We found it interesting. Didn't hate it, didn't love. I wanted to see it for the concept. My question is, how long would it take someone to watch the entire movie, each time selecting a different choice, until you're gone through every possible scenario?
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Post by: Vulcanbill on January 08, 2019, 07:44:55 AM
In addition to not having the tech for it, I don't think I would like that. For me, movies  are for turning the brain off and going into receive only mode. 
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Post by: chornbe on January 08, 2019, 09:11:15 AM
In addition to not having the tech for it, I don't think I would like that. For me, movies  are for turning the brain off and going into receive only mode.

Agreed. I wouldn't go back to do it again, but it was a fun thing sitting on the couch sipping something and chatting over possibilities between us, then seeing how they went.
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Post by: Bounce on January 08, 2019, 10:27:58 AM
Does it come with a "rumble strip" to wake me up when I doze off?
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Post by: stevent on January 10, 2019, 12:31:39 PM
I watched one called "Straight into Darkness" on youtube here at work yesterday. It was although entertaining, one of the strangest movies I've seen in a long time. Worth a watch for that reason alone..
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Post by: CLAY on January 24, 2019, 09:59:59 AM
Saw "The Upside" Tuesday night (my dear wife's birthday).  Fun flick.  My 12 YO boy was dying in many parts, as was I, the middle school teacher.  I'd recommend, but there's no reason you can't wait for video unless you are eager to see it.  On video I'd highly recommend.
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Post by: Bounce on January 24, 2019, 10:56:24 AM
I watched one called "Straight into Darkness" on youtube here at work yesterday. It was although entertaining, one of the strangest movies I've seen in a long time. Worth a watch for that reason alone..

Aside from the time you're distracted from what your job description says you're being paid to do, what is the cost of a constant, long-duration load on the bandwidth of your company network (designed for bursty traffic of saves and loads)? The decreased performance that all your coworkers on that segment of the LAN/WAN are subjected to?
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Post by: mr.awesome on January 24, 2019, 12:09:45 PM
Death Wish 2018.  I loved the old Charles Bronson versions. The movie wasnt that bad. Bruce Willis on the other hand was. They could have cast someone better than Bruce. He just isn't believable as an action star anymore.
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Post by: maddjack on January 25, 2019, 11:27:00 AM
Black Klansman i enjoyed it, well worth the watch.Spike Lee pulls no punches

Antman and the Wasp I am into the Avengers universe so i enjoyed it even tho the science was FUBAR

Free State Of JonesFor me a very intresting movie as I have been into the civil war for a long time. Didn't know it was based on a true events.
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Post by: Bounce on January 25, 2019, 11:42:56 AM
Spideyverse: I liked the story. I liked most of their animation choices except their depth of field done as double-images instead of blur. I actually went back out and got a set of 3-d glasses to see if I had overlooked it being 3-d. IMO a rental.

Glass: Not a fan of M-K-S since 6th Sense. Too many attempts at "the twist" that were telegraphed minutes into the movies. The Village? Who didn't know from the beginning? I did like Unbreakable though. Split, the 2nd in the trilogy, has slipped under my radar until the trailers for Glass started dropping. As with any 2nd act, Split is good and bad as exposition but McAvoy is excellent in the roll in both movies. Glass was one my brother and I both recommend. I put the heavy lifting of the movie's progression on the shoulders of McAvoy. He owns it.

Punisher: S2 has dropped and E1 seems to be a promise of another good story line.

Daredevil: Just finished season 3. I've read some other reviews where people called it the "Kingpin" show. But for a character's arc to have depth, those around him have to have it too. Giving Fisk the room to breath as a villain was, IMO, a good choice. It made the finale even more meaningful.

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Post by: Cookie on January 25, 2019, 04:43:24 PM
POLAR on NETFLIX

I liked it. My kind of movie.
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Post by: stevent on January 25, 2019, 05:45:04 PM
I watched one called "Straight into Darkness" on youtube here at work yesterday. It was although entertaining, one of the strangest movies I've seen in a long time. Worth a watch for that reason alone..

Aside from the time you're distracted from what your job description says you're being paid to do, what is the cost of a constant, long-duration load on the bandwidth of your company network (designed for bursty traffic of saves and loads)? The decreased performance that all your coworkers on that segment of the LAN/WAN are subjected to?



My job is to operate a high pressure steam plant and a number of smaller outplant boilers, there are various checks and rounds I make in the course of that job. Since those rounds and checks take less than 8 hours I have a lot of time in hurry up and wait mode, therefore I entertain myself by monitoring plant conditions and watching YouTube films and so on. As far as company bandwidth use goes I neither know nor do I care, nor do I care about my co-workers job performance unless it affects me personally.


Pretty shitty attitude to have in the aggregate, the other side of the coin is that I've had a total of 5 days off since October, the company has no qualms about working me like an indentured servant and I in turn have no qualms about goofing off when I have completed my assigned tasks.
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Post by: 1KPerDay on January 25, 2019, 07:36:40 PM
Any reason you guys are being dicks to each other? Did I miss something?
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Post by: radon222 on January 26, 2019, 07:08:39 AM
Any reason you guys are being dicks to each other? Did I miss something?

It's Winter,  PMS, etc.  So what else is there to do??   :P ;)
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Post by: Andrew on January 26, 2019, 11:50:11 AM
Any reason you guys are being dicks to each other? Did I miss something?

Happens every year when they have to put the bikes away and begin to shovel show. Too much pent up energy, maybe they just need to get laid
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Post by: Cookie on January 26, 2019, 12:46:58 PM
Some people are just whiney bitches.
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Post by: Bounce on January 27, 2019, 11:20:19 AM
Any reason you guys are being dicks to each other? Did I miss something?

I was channeling my inner corporate IT user rules guy. If company guidelines allow for personal use of company resources, then I'm cool with whatever my customers do. I have no qualms reminding them about that if they then say something about performance issues.

My initial reaction was solely based my experience being that the same people wanting free reign also complaining about response times and performance. So, in a way, Cookie was right. In another way, it's more meta; like a Russian Nesting Whine.
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Post by: maddjack on January 28, 2019, 01:04:48 PM
A Simple Favor A surprisingly good murder mystery, with moments of comic relief.  Recommend  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 Rotten Tomatoes gives it an 85
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Post by: Vulcanbill on March 10, 2019, 07:06:43 AM
You should check out The Last Kingdom as well. More pretty girls and swords.

[url]http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/the-last-kingdom[/url] ([url]http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/the-last-kingdom[/url])


We just started that series this weekend.  We're about 5 episodes in.  Pretty good so far. 
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Post by: Bounce on March 10, 2019, 07:33:59 PM
Captain Marvel - I liked it. It takes place pre-Iron man 1 but the lead-out clips are post-Avengers: Infinity War. Nice tribute to Stan (The Man) Lee.
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Post by: CLAY on March 10, 2019, 08:43:12 PM
What's a lead out clip?
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Post by: kneescrubber on March 10, 2019, 10:08:25 PM
What's a lead out clip?

If you have to ask; I don't know.
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Post by: chornbe on March 11, 2019, 07:28:37 AM
The Stan thing was... heartfelt. Sweet. Loved it.

Dude really was a solid contributor to Earth. People love entertainment, but it's rare, I think, that we truly celebrate certain creators. Dude made some crazy stuff into household names, and helped change, shape, and iconize a whole shit ton of pop culture. Dude made an impact.

That was a fantastic movie. I loved every single minute of it.
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Post by: radon222 on March 11, 2019, 07:31:58 AM
I'm guessing "lead out clip" is synonymous with credit clip?  You know that scene smacked in the middle of the credits that you're forced to sit and wait for while trying not to piss your pants? ;D
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Post by: chornbe on March 11, 2019, 07:58:31 AM
I'm guessing "lead out clip" is synonymous with credit clip?  You know that scene smacked in the middle of the credits that you're forced to sit and wait for while trying not to piss your pants? ;D

Yep. Aka, "stingers".

Marvel has taken to doing two during the out credits, now. One after the first "here's everyone who you saw on screen", and then another one after the full credit roll.
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Post by: Bounce on March 11, 2019, 08:19:22 AM
What's a lead out clip?

If a clip before a story is a "lead-in" (or intro), then one after the story is a "lead-out" (or outro).
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Post by: jadziadax8 on March 17, 2019, 08:23:24 PM
The Stan thing was... heartfelt. Sweet. Loved it.

Dude really was a solid contributor to Earth. People love entertainment, but it's rare, I think, that we truly celebrate certain creators. Dude made some crazy stuff into household names, and helped change, shape, and iconize a who shit ton of pop culture. Dude made an impact.

That was a fantastic movie. I loved ever single minute of it.

As a child of the 90s and huge Kevin Smith fan, I absolutely LOVED Stan's last cameo.

What was Carol riding from LA to the AF base?  The Googles are failing me on this one.
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Post by: Cookie on March 18, 2019, 02:52:59 AM
The Googles just want to sell you stuff.
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Post by: jadziadax8 on March 18, 2019, 05:38:50 AM
Yeah, I know.
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Post by: HipGnosis on March 18, 2019, 08:40:23 AM
I rented 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' to chill out at home since I don't go out after dark on St Pattys Day...
What a collage of WTF.
First, it should have been named 'Three Billboards'
No real character development, which led to no empathy
The plot seemed to be guessing what the plot was meant to be
There were a couple of points in the movie where the timeline was jumped without notice
I could go on, but I won't dignify it with any more
I looked it up on the internet afterwards...
It's (supposedly) a 'dark comedy'
A comedy about; rape, murder, maternal angst, injustice, domestic violence, religion, racism, arson?!?!?
Then I found, it was written, directed and produced by one person.   Something I abhore.
And, that person is a Londoner.  Conveing his concept of small town America.

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Post by: minimac on March 18, 2019, 06:36:29 PM
^Bloody Brits.
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on March 19, 2019, 11:17:28 AM
I came in a few minutes early today and am working through lunch so I can leave work 15 minutes early with zero guilt so I can be AIS at 4 pm for "Captain Marvel." It's $5.50 Tuesday and free popcorn with your ticket! Review to follow...
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Post by: chornbe on March 19, 2019, 01:56:00 PM
Fantastic flick. Enjoy!
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Post by: jadziadax8 on March 19, 2019, 06:48:30 PM
+1
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on March 20, 2019, 07:33:13 AM
So...Captain Marvel.

I LOVED IT.

If the movie's agenda was to be highly engaging and entertaining from start to finish so much so that I never looked at my watch once and I was disappointed that it wasn't longer, then put a big, fat check mark next to that because it hit that nail on the head!

If the movie has any other agenda(s), I didn't go looking for them, they didn't hit me over the head with them, and I give zero fucks about other agendas.

I wanted an MCU movie. I got an MCU movie.

I also got Cap still with his beard in the mid-credit scene...MOTHEROFGOD.  :inlove:

I loved the movie. Period. End of story. Five pineapples out of five.
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Post by: Cookie on March 20, 2019, 07:34:57 AM
So...Captain Marvel.

I LOVED IT.

If the movie's agenda was to be highly engaging and entertaining from start to finish so much so that I never looked at my watch once and I was disappointed that it wasn't longer, then put a big, fat check mark next to that because it hit that nail on the head!

If the movie has any other agenda(s), I didn't go looking for them, they didn't hit me over the head with them, and I give zero fucks about other agendas.

I wanted an MCU movie. I got an MCU movie.

I also got Cap still with his beard in the mid-credit scene...MOTHEROFGOD.  :inlove:

I loved the movie. Period. End of story. Five pineapples out of five.

Bless you.
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Post by: jadziadax8 on March 20, 2019, 07:03:13 PM
I also got Cap still with his beard in the mid-credit scene...MOTHEROFGOD.  :inlove:

You can have him.  I'll take Thor. :inlove:
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Post by: Bounce on March 21, 2019, 09:21:05 AM
Speaking of Thor, I'm listening to the Neil Gaiman book, "Norse Mythology" that is read by the author.

VERY GOOD!

That I'm listening to it just as season 2 of American Gods has kicked off (again by Neil Gaiman) is cool.

Yesterday I figured out why his reading reminded me of someone else. He sounds a lot like Alan Rickman but a half-tone higher and a fewer wpm.
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Post by: bedlamite on March 25, 2019, 10:52:37 PM
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on March 26, 2019, 07:39:15 AM
I freaking LOVE "Strange Planet."

Did everyone see the run time for Avengers Endgame was announced at 3 hours, 2 minutes? Your choices are dehydration, adult diapers, or the RunPee app. Choose wisely!
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Post by: HipGnosis on March 26, 2019, 08:58:12 AM
Did everyone see the run time for Avengers Endgame was announced at 3 hours, 2 minutes? Your choices are dehydration, adult diapers, or the RunPee app. Choose wisely!
My choice is:  wait for it on BluRay
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Post by: Cookie on March 26, 2019, 09:05:59 AM
Did everyone see the run time for Avengers Endgame was announced at 3 hours, 2 minutes? Your choices are dehydration, adult diapers, or the RunPee app. Choose wisely!
My choice is:  wait for it on BluRay

We go to an IMAX theater with big leather chais that have a subwoofer in each one. 3 hours is fine. Pee first and bring bottles of water in.
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Post by: maddjack on March 26, 2019, 11:10:46 AM
I honestly don't think I can sit for 3 hours in one spot.I may opt for waiting for the blu ray
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on April 29, 2019, 03:06:53 PM
Really?!? NO ONE has chimed in on Avengers: Endgame yet?!?

I give it 🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍 out of 5!!! I freaking loved it. I could have walked out of the theater and right into another showing of it. I'm going to let tomorrow's Bargain Tuesday pass, but I'll probably see it a second time next Tuesday once the students have left for the summer. $5.50 ticket AND free popcorn AND three hours with Chris Evans again? YES, PLEASE. I cried several times, including all through the credits...I couldn't stop! I think the finality of it was just too much for me.
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Post by: chornbe on April 29, 2019, 04:30:44 PM
Absolutely fabulous roller coaster ride.  :thumbsup:

And thank goodness, FINALLY, Black Widow and Jane had that kiss. Took long enough. Sheesh.
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Post by: CLAY on April 29, 2019, 04:44:35 PM
It's running for the Best Movie I Ever Saw.  Absolutely amazing.  Loved every part, but ESPECIALLY the last scene.
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Post by: Bounce on April 30, 2019, 12:19:01 PM
Not seen it yet. My brother came over late yesterday and theaters are still sold out except for earlier (before he got here).

I am concerned that we are at the end of the Golden Era with this arc finishing and Disney getting their meat hooks into the IP. Wreck It Ralph 2 has swaths of scenes that are nothing less than Disney whacking us upside the head to remind us of all the IP they now control.
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Post by: Cookie on April 30, 2019, 02:18:28 PM
Endgame.

*sniff
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Post by: squeezer on April 30, 2019, 02:28:45 PM
Loved Endgame. Still amazed they could cram that much stuff in and still have a coherent story line.  :bigok: to everyone who made that one.
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Post by: Bounce on May 01, 2019, 10:18:51 AM
Endgame.

*sniff

Me too.

My recommendation? If they serve drinks or meals, order something. You'll need the napkin.

Hours afterward, I caught myself reflecting on the end of MCU: Phase 3.

Something like 22 movies over 11 years, all moving in coordination toward this finale.

I remember being in grade school in the 60s and running around playing Marvel super heros with other kids on the block. Only in my dreams was even one serious attempt with a good budget possible.

Standing O, Marvel. Thank you for the lifetime of memories Stan, Jack, Steve D, and Avi.
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Post by: Cookie on May 01, 2019, 11:47:54 AM
Endgame.

*sniff

Me too.

My recommendation? If they serve drinks or meals, order something. You'll need the napkin.

Hours afterward, I caught myself reflecting on the end of MCU: Phase 3.

Something like 22 movies over 11 years, all moving in coordination toward this finale.

I remember being in grade school in the 60s and running around playing Marvel super heros with other kids on the block. Only in my dreams was even one serious attempt with a good budget possible.

Standing O, Marvel. Thank you for the lifetime of memories Stan, Jack, Steve D, and Avi.

Agents Of Shield s6 begins soon. That's all I got.
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Post by: Bounce on May 03, 2019, 09:34:09 AM
Agents Of Shield s6 begins soon. That's all I got.

I dropped it from my queue 2 seasons ago. Right now, I can't remember why other than tedium. Has the story line gotten better?
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Post by: chornbe on May 03, 2019, 10:10:15 AM
Agents Of Shield s6 begins soon. That's all I got.

I dropped it from my queue 2 seasons ago. Right now, I can't remember why other than tedium. Has the story line gotten better?

I'm in the same boat. It got pretty soap-opera-ey there for a while.
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Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 08, 2019, 08:51:09 AM
Saw "Endgame" for a second time. Tuesdays are "bargain Tuesdays" - $5.50 for any movie, plus a free 46 oz. popcorn. (It's not as big as it sounds, but it's just enough.) (That's what she said.)

Picked up on a few things that I must have missed the first time due to surrounding laughter or sniffles, depending on the scene. One thing I thought I picked up on turned out to be something I've missed for the last five years, LOL. I guess it debuted in "Age of Ultron." Oops. Oh well...whatever. It was still cool albeit five years old.

Was thoroughly entertained by the two college-aged guys in the row in front of me. It was clearly their first viewing. When Captain America does that thing where he gets the thing...they damn-near came out of their seats! HILARIOUS. And they weren't play acting...their responses to other scenes were ones of genuine surprise and other appropriate emotions.

Only cried twice this time (cried five times the first time). Spent a good amount of time ogling Captain America when he was on screen. Chris Evans is a beautiful man.

Still six pineapples out of five. Would see again. And very well might.

Although for some demented reason, that stupid Pikachu movie has me intrigued for the weekend. We'll see...
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Post by: Bounce on May 08, 2019, 01:01:03 PM
Also saw it for the 2nd time (first was alone and the next was with family).

NOT A SPOILER
I missed that Hawkeye had a ankle monitor the first time. I'm still not sure why.

Still got the sniffles throughout it. MY daughter said she cried many time and for many reasons. Right now, thinking about Cap is causing my allergies to act up.

3 hours only seemed long to my tailbone. The show itself never lagged and it gave room for the actors to breathe. Lots of character development and acting. It didn't sacrifice anything for CGI action scenes.

So many people for so many years all working together toward this end goal and doing it so successfully. WOW!

When I was a kid, I could only imagine a day when ONE big budget Marvel movie done seriously MIGHT happen. The closest we got was when Cap had a dirt bike, a bendy plastic shield, and a baggy costume. Never could I have hoped for the MCU and it's most excellent journey.

I hope that Disney doesn't ham-hand the legacy it's been given like they did with Wreck it Ralph 2 (the scenes where Disney shoved all it's IP down our throats to remind us who owns what).
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Post by: chornbe on May 08, 2019, 01:30:35 PM
NOT A SPOILER
I missed that Hawkeye had a ankle monitor the first time. I'm still not sure why.


From the last movie.

"Where's Clint?"
"He and Scott took house arrest after the mess in Germany." (referring to Civil War)
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Post by: radon222 on May 08, 2019, 03:50:23 PM
For those that have seen Endgame.  Without giving away spoilers, can you identify key points that would be suitable lull points for one to seek some pressure relief?  Three hours could require at least one, maybe two trips  :redface:
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Post by: Bounce on May 08, 2019, 06:13:19 PM
Here ya go (http://bfy.tw/NZmT)
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Post by: chornbe on May 08, 2019, 06:39:27 PM
I honestly can't think of anything I'd be ok missing, even on a rewatch. The thing is a total ride.

Maybe the at-the-headquaters chat twixt Scarlett J. and Cap. Maybe his whole scene wiht the support group just before that.

Hmm... Maybe the Lebowski scene, and leading just up to it. It's... busy-work stuff, but still enjoyable.

Maybe once the crew hits Morag; it's fundamentally a replay of the first few minutes of Guardians 1.

Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: radon222 on May 08, 2019, 07:46:42 PM
The Paul Rudd method may need to be employed.
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Post by: Flyer on May 22, 2019, 07:27:34 AM
HBO series "Chernobyl".
Watched the first episode last night, and cannot wait for this evening's viewing of #2!
Well acted, edge of your seat, and SOBERING.
 :(
A direct kick-in-the-nutz for nuclear power supporters.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: Bounce on May 22, 2019, 09:34:51 AM
+1 on Chernobyl

John Wick 3: Fast action. We know that from 1 & 2. 3 takes up fro where 2 left off (so a review of 2 wouldn't be misspent time). My brother and I left satisfied and looking forward to a 4.

1. You killed my dog
2. You stole my car
3. Oops. Maybe I should have dragged the guy outside of the Flatiron Building before killing him
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Post by: minimac on May 22, 2019, 07:26:20 PM
Chernobyl should be required watching.  As one who earned his living in the nuclear world, I know the fallacy that the NRC is watching and protecting us. Ten years after the "incident " at Fukushima, millions of gallons of irradiated water are still being poured into the ocean....and who cares?  This is real scary shit, people.
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Post by: mr.awesome on May 23, 2019, 06:05:19 AM
 :withstupid:

We were going to cancel HBO after the game of thrones finale but have gotten hooked on Chernobyl. Very interesting show. Fukushima gets brought up at our house probably monthly.
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Post by: CLAY on May 23, 2019, 09:59:24 PM
HBO series "Chernobyl".
Watched the first episode last night, and cannot wait for this evening's viewing of #2!
Well acted, edge of your seat, and SOBERING.
 :(
A direct kick-in-the-nutz for nuclear power supporters.

They had a NPR segment on it a week or so ago- it looks REALLY good!
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: maddjack on January 11, 2020, 08:39:00 AM
Watched The Mule last night, very good IMHO. But I am a fan of Clint Eastwood.
Title: Re: Movies! Movies! Movies! (potential spoilers)
Post by: CLAY on January 11, 2020, 09:22:42 AM
HBO series "Chernobyl".
Watched the first episode last night, and cannot wait for this evening's viewing of #2!
Well acted, edge of your seat, and SOBERING.
 :(
A direct kick-in-the-nutz for nuclear power supporters.

They had a NPR segment on it a week or so ago- it looks REALLY good!

My wife and I did watch Chernobyl- wow.  Pretty amazing what went down there.  It was really good.  Well worth the watch.