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PaceBalls
11-12-2012, 06:44 PM
You guys really liked Skyfall? I thought it was HORRIBLE! Worst James Bond movie since.. well there are alot of James Bond movies so, a while.

Good things about the film. The opening credits were amazing. I mean seriously, freaking awesome.

The rest of the movie... not so much. Whatever thin plot there was completely disappeared halfway through the movie. There were no cool gadgets, none of the actions of the villain made any sense at all, as in what he had planned out. The ending of the film was completely ridiculous. I was shocked at how bad it was as I was expecting a really good movie. I give it 2/10 (just for the opening credits which get a 10/10.)

cdash
11-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Hmm...I loved Skyfall. It might be one of my 4 or 5 favorite Bond movies. It seemed much less hokey than previous Bond films, which I liked. Much more human.

ilive4sports
11-12-2012, 07:52 PM
haven't seen Skyfall yet, but one of my biggest complaints about the last Bond film is that it didnt seem like a Bond movie. Seemed like they were making Bond into more like Jason Bourne. Is that how Skyfall is? If so I will probably skip it.

cdash
11-12-2012, 08:49 PM
haven't seen Skyfall yet, but one of my biggest complaints about the last Bond film is that it didnt seem like a Bond movie. Seemed like they were making Bond into more like Jason Bourne. Is that how Skyfall is? If so I will probably skip it.

I mean, only in the fact that it is an action movie. Skyfall has a lot of homages to past Bond films and has more character development than anything I have really seen from the series. The plot (like all Bond plots) is a little nonsensical, but at least Bardem makes for an interesting villain.

Kegboy
11-14-2012, 08:38 AM
I didn't think Skyfall was horrible, but I didn't love it. It's a very good film, I just didn't find it very enjoyable. Maybe I'm shallow, but there weren't any of the fun moments that I can see myself waiting around 15 minutes to see when it's on TBS.

CableKC
11-14-2012, 01:51 PM
I saw Wreck-It Ralph over the weekend with the kids. It's a kids movie....but for those that grew up in the Arcades in the 80s and have an overall appreciation for video games......you will likely appreciate this movie.

Sparhawk
11-19-2012, 08:11 AM
Pirates of the Caribbean Stranger Tides.

Bout what I expect from these movies.

Natston
11-19-2012, 07:25 PM
I didn't think Skyfall was horrible, but I didn't love it. It's a very good film, I just didn't find it very enjoyable. Maybe I'm shallow, but there weren't any of the fun moments that I can see myself waiting around 15 minutes to see when it's on TBS.

I liked the excavator on the train...

Sparhawk
11-20-2012, 07:47 AM
Brave

Pretty good. Not their best movie, but still good. Not much action at all, so that was a bit disappointing.

Sparhawk
11-23-2012, 02:18 PM
Life of Pi in 3D

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

This was a fantastic movie. It was so beautiful in 3D. I don't think you have to see it in 3D, but it def brought something. Highly recommended. It's a bit slow paced, but I hardly noticed cause the kid gives such a great performance.

Stryder
11-23-2012, 09:25 PM
Anyone see Rise of the Guardians yet?

AesopRockOn
11-24-2012, 01:01 AM
Skyfall - I thought Javier Bardem was fantastic as The Joker. Judi Dench was solid as Rahs Al Guhl, that Scottish guy played a solid Michael Caine. Not many people can do a better Gary Oldman than Ralph Fiennes. But one thing, who was supposed to be Batman?

Seriously though, I can't tell which was worse this year: the new Spiderman being exactly the same as the old Spiderman so Fox could keep the rights, or the new James Bond completely ripping off Nolan's Batman trilogy and making twice as much as Casino Royale. Oh movie industry, you really are having a terrible time of it.

Sparhawk
11-24-2012, 03:54 PM
Skyfall - I thought Javier Bardem was fantastic as The Joker. Judi Dench was solid as Rahs Al Guhl, that Scottish guy played a solid Michael Caine. Not many people can do a better Gary Oldman than Ralph Fiennes. But one thing, who was supposed to be Batman?

Seriously though, I can't tell which was worse this year: the new Spiderman being exactly the same as the old Spiderman so Fox could keep the rights, or the new James Bond completely ripping off Nolan's Batman trilogy and making twice as much as Casino Royale. Oh movie industry, you really are having a terrible time of it.

Haven't seen the 2nd or 3rd new Bond films. Casino Royale was good.

I do agree that the new Spidey movie was terrible. I like kid as Spidey, but he's so much worse playing Peter Parker. It's the exact opposite problem I had with Raimi's Spidermans'. Tobey was great as Peter Parker, but not good at all as Spidey.

Suaveness
11-24-2012, 06:02 PM
Saw Lincoln this weekend. Loved. It. Spielberg just has a way of drawing you into such an amazing story. And Daniel Day-Lewis, holy crap was he good.

cdash
11-24-2012, 06:09 PM
Skyfall - I thought Javier Bardem was fantastic as The Joker. Judi Dench was solid as Rahs Al Guhl, that Scottish guy played a solid Michael Caine. Not many people can do a better Gary Oldman than Ralph Fiennes. But one thing, who was supposed to be Batman?

Seriously though, I can't tell which was worse this year: the new Spiderman being exactly the same as the old Spiderman so Fox could keep the rights, or the new James Bond completely ripping off Nolan's Batman trilogy and making twice as much as Casino Royale. Oh movie industry, you really are having a terrible time of it.

Uhhh...James Bond?

Overall, I agree with you. I liked Skyfall before I started comparing it to The Dark Knight. I understand they got a lot of inspiration from Nolan's Batman, but when you start picking it apart it gets laughable. It was an entertaining movie, but I don't like the *******ization of Nolan's Batman trilogy.

Natston
11-26-2012, 04:40 AM
Can we take the Nolan trilogy off the pedestal that some have it on...

Natston
11-26-2012, 04:49 AM
The Amazing Spiderman

Honestly I thought it was better than the original. Sure there were cheesy and generic moments that every superhero movie has but I enjoyed the setup for sure. My only complaint with this version as well as the previous one is having a late 20 something or 30 something playing the role of spidey.

Unclebuck
11-26-2012, 08:48 AM
Skyfall - overall it wasn't terrible - it was a little better than the previous James Bond movie. If I were to compare it to a similar type of movie - MI 4 from last year, MI 4 was a much better movie. Action scenes were IMO much more memorable and there was a lot more intrique and a plot that made a little bit of sense. I just wish I hadn't wasted 3 hours and money on a very ordinary movie when there are so many good movies out right now. Should have seen Life of PI

Lincoln - really enjoyed this movie. Felt like I was watching something important - historical - and of course it is. I hadn't read much about the movie going in so I was surprised how it basically just focused on the passing of the 13th amendment - but once I got beyond that I loved how they got into the nitty gritty of that. It turned into a very emotional movie. The acting in this movie is as good as any movie I can remember. Sure there are some parts that as you are watching seem a little dry and slow, but it is the type of movie that after it is over you realize how great it is.

I do have a little bit of a problem with the ending. I think the way they included the fact that Lincoln was shot and killed right at the end of the movie felt unneeded. if they were going to include that at all they needed to devote the proper amount of time to it. I think a much better way to handle it would have been to end the movie with the passing of the amendment then before the closing credits to just close with the fact that he was shot only a few days after the 13th amendement was passed. IMo would have been more powerful.

Argo - second time seeing it and liked it as much as the first time. best movie of the year IMO.

And I really liked the new Spiderman - liked it much better than the first three.

Shade
11-26-2012, 06:52 PM
Men in Black 3

Pretty entertaining, and I didn't see the twist coming at all.

B

cdash
11-26-2012, 08:28 PM
Can we take the Nolan trilogy off the pedestal that some have it on...

To each his own. I love it, and it seems like a massive chunk of other people love it. It is certainly being emulated quite a bit (notice how all these movies are becoming "darker" now). Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

AesopRockOn
11-26-2012, 09:11 PM
Can we take the Nolan trilogy off the pedestal that some have it on...

It's not a comparison of quality as much as content. Most of the character beats in the movie are directly taken from the Batman mythos, the darker parts from the more recent incarnations. It's totally understandable, as the Batman trilogy has made billions, and this James Bond is grossing massive amounts. In the same way it makes sense that Fox made a new Spiderman without the slightest hint of an original thought or that Disney bought Star Wars. The only pedestal I'm putting Nolan on is one made of money. If copying his current formula makes loads, that's good business. But it's ****** filmmaking.

Bball
11-26-2012, 10:21 PM
Lincoln - really enjoyed this movie. Felt like I was watching something important - historical - and of course it is. I hadn't read much about the movie going in so I was surprised how it basically just focused on the passing of the 13th amendment - but once I got beyond that I loved how they got into the nitty gritty of that. It turned into a very emotional movie. The acting in this movie is as good as any movie I can remember. Sure there are some parts that as you are watching seem a little dry and slow, but it is the type of movie that after it is over you realize how great it is.

I do have a little bit of a problem with the ending. I think the way they included the fact that Lincoln was shot and killed right at the end of the movie felt unneeded. if they were going to include that at all they needed to devote the proper amount of time to it. I think a much better way to handle it would have been to end the movie with the passing of the amendment then before the closing credits to just close with the fact that he was shot only a few days after the 13th amendement was passed. IMo would have been more powerful.
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:angry: Use the spoiler tags!!!! Don't give away the ending!!!!!


;)
Just kidding...

Hicks
11-27-2012, 12:57 AM
I noticed Dark Knight elements in Skyfall but it didn't bother me in the least.

Stryder
11-27-2012, 08:44 AM
I noticed Dark Knight elements in Skyfall but it didn't bother me in the least.

Don't many movies have the same overall theme? Hell, life has the same overall theme.

AesopRockOn
11-27-2012, 04:01 PM
Don't many movies have the same overall theme? Hell, life has the same overall theme.

Brett Ratner's movie don't have themes. It's in his contract.

jeffg-body
11-28-2012, 12:53 AM
Watched Fear for the first time all of the way through. Also watched Rambo 4 all of the way through, even though my wife protested because of my PTSD. Both were pretty good and I expected less from both movies.

Sparhawk
11-28-2012, 11:35 AM
Watched Fear for the first time all of the way through. Also watched Rambo 4 all of the way through, even though my wife protested because of my PTSD. Both were pretty good and I expected less from both movies.

Sucks about your PTSD. You were in the military? My brother was in the military too and had two tours in Afghanistan. He suffered from that too, but now that he's been out for a couple of years, he seems to be back to normal.

Having said that, I saw Fear way back when. Don't think I'll ever want to watch that again.

spreedom
11-30-2012, 10:40 PM
The Dark Knight is on TNT... especially considering how underwhelming Rises was (IMO), I really appreciate the tremendous brilliance of TDK. Unbelievable.

Stryder
12-01-2012, 08:38 AM
Chernobyl Diaries

Meh. Movie has many issues. It was alright up until the last 1/3, then it completely fell apart.

Russia is not the same as Ukraine. Just saying.

Bball
12-02-2012, 06:42 PM
I watched Apollo 18 last night.

I can never get those hours of my life back. Shame.

Stryder
12-02-2012, 06:54 PM
Rise of the Guardians.

Loved it. Excellent. Loved the take on Santa, the Easter Bunny, Sandman, Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, and even the Boogeyman. My son loved it. I'm going to seek out the books now.

jeffg-body
12-02-2012, 11:35 PM
Just watched Pitch Black for the first time and thought it was pretty good.

Peck
12-03-2012, 01:55 AM
My wife made me go to the last Twilight movie. Needless to say my love of the Vampire genre is now cured.

At the end I honestly couldn't tell you if I was watching a Vampire movie or a new X-Men movie as each Vampire had their own new super power.

Ugh, this movie was bad on so many levels.

Skaut_Ech
12-03-2012, 11:43 AM
Been putting it off for a while, but I finally watched Troll Hunter. Imagination provoking movie. Kinda flat for a while, but the last half more than makes up for it. Unique, enjoyable little movie.

Unclebuck
12-03-2012, 01:51 PM
Has anyone seen Life of Pi?

Suaveness
12-03-2012, 01:51 PM
Life of Pi.

I cried, I won't lie. Powerful, sad, yet wonderful movie.

Unclebuck
12-03-2012, 02:20 PM
Life of Pi.

I cried, I won't lie. Powerful, sad, yet wonderful movie.

I wanted to see it last weekend, but person I went to the movies with had not seen Lincoln yet, so I was glad to see that again.

Hopefully will see Life of Pi this next weekend

Don't worry about crying at the movies, I do it often. Usually not because something is sad, but because it is just emotional. I cried both in Lincoln and Argo when good things happened

Hicks
12-03-2012, 03:00 PM
Finally saw all three Godfather movies this weekend. It probably didn't help that I had already put them up on a pedestal (well, the first two at least) from all of the love they get from fans, but I wasn't blown away. I liked them, I respect them, but that's about it. Part of my problem is I really struggled to keep track of all of the players and the details of what was happening. I understood the broad strokes, but I felt a bit lost, too. Well done movies; I'm sure they pioneered a lot of things that I've seen many times since in newer films/TV, thus I'm numb to their impact.

Unclebuck
12-03-2012, 03:06 PM
I loved the first Godfather movie - have seen it probably a dozen times and like it everytime I watch it. In fact in many ways like it the more I see it.

The second Godfather movie, I liked it well enough, certainly respected it, but I thought the first one was much better.

The third one I have only seen one time and was bored and didn't enjoy it

AesopRockOn
12-03-2012, 04:50 PM
Beast of the Southern Wild - I'm conflicted on this movie. On the one hand, it looks and sounds great, the initial sense of place it creates is fantastically unique, and that little girl is adorable. But a lot of the time, it does feel like a white liberal arts fairy tale about magical negroes in the swamp. Which it is. The movie nearly falls apart when Hush Puppy, Toby, Big Belly Joe and the rest have to interact rather unrealistically with the real world. I feel like for forty minutes, this would have been fine, but it really didn't have an hour and half's worth of movie. Kind of, sort of recommended.

Argo - Despite nearly falling apart at the end due to over-Hollywoodness (just like The Town), it's still a very engaging, brilliantly directed period piece. The first fifteen or twenty minutes of the movie is probably the best of this year. The stakes are set up, the history is established, and everything feels both real and relatable. It seems pretty obviously the front runner for Best Picture; the editing pretty much makes the movie. Alas, I didn't cry. Highly recommended.

Take This Waltz - This movie deserves some credit for showing a fairly reasonable depiction of a loveless marriage and why a wife would feel compelled to be unfaithful. I feel like in general, adulterers who are female get **** on way more than their male counterparts, so I feel this movie approaches this more honestly. That said, the end is pretty horrendous, and even if you were with it up to that point, you're kind of just like, for real? Also, way too long. Not really recommended.

Sparhawk
12-03-2012, 04:55 PM
Has anyone seen Life of Pi?

Yes. I wrote what I thought of it. It's either above or back 1 page.

It's pretty damn good. Very emotional. Love it.

Stryder
12-03-2012, 07:46 PM
The Collection

Time to check out for a bit for gore, violence, etc. Totally unbelievable but so was the first movie. Lots of blood, etc., so if you don't lime that, do not see this. Similar to the Saw movies.

Natston
12-04-2012, 04:15 AM
Finding Nemo 3D

All I can say is wow, I had only seen one other movie in 3D which was more distracting than anything. However the 3D made the movie come to life and I can't wait to see Monsters Inc.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Well intentioned, and interesting to a point but at the same time not...

Constellations
12-04-2012, 10:37 AM
Kill Bill Vol. 2- Amazing film. The only problem I have with the film is the lack of swordplay. The first movie is clearly better in my opinion, yet, the movies are made to be completely different from each other. The first film sets the stage showing you the world around them, their skills in swords, weaponry, and martial arts. The 2nd film is more story oriented. I give the film an 8/10. Looks amazing in Blu-Ray I might add.

Dodgeball- I mean, this movie is just hilarious. Love it.

jeffg-body
12-06-2012, 01:30 AM
Just finished watching an old one in Fear with Mark Walberg. Makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

Suaveness
12-06-2012, 06:59 PM
Bought my IMAX 3D tickets for the midnight showing and also a HFR 48 FPS for Sat night. So looking forward to the Hobbit. I've been reading the lukewarm reviews for it, but all of their issues are things that don't really bother me. Slow beginning, not much exposition, dragging things out. All things that I think will be fun anyway. Can't wait to see the dwarves, necromancer, smaug, and gollum!

Sparhawk
12-06-2012, 08:34 PM
Bought my IMAX 3D tickets for the midnight showing and also a HFR 48 FPS for Sat night. So looking forward to the Hobbit. I've been reading the lukewarm reviews for it, but all of their issues are things that don't really bother me. Slow beginning, not much exposition, dragging things out. All things that I think will be fun anyway. Can't wait to see the dwarves, necromancer, smaug, and gollum!

Smaug, oh hell yes!

jeffg-body
12-09-2012, 04:30 AM
I just finished watching That Was Then, This is Now. I think it was a good movie but a great book.

Natston
12-10-2012, 12:33 AM
End of Watch

Unclebuck
12-10-2012, 10:02 AM
Life of Pi. Saw it this weekend. I have mixed feeling about the movie - let me first say I generally like movies with a lot of dialogue and this one doesn't have that, so that is a strike against it. Overall I enjoyed this movie, I applaud the fact that it is different, and I liked that it was quite emotional throughout.

The look of the movie (in 3D)was amazing, the acting of the lead was great - there were many memorable scenes. I recommend the movie. And maybe part of the reason why I didn't love the movie is that recently I have seen Argo and Lincoln and I loved both of those, so in comparison LOP just was not as enjoyable to me.

I love movies that make you think and this one does, but I don't like how it leaves you question if what you just watched really happened or was it something else.

Suaveness
12-10-2012, 12:00 PM
I love movies that make you think and this one does, but I don't like how it leaves you question if what you just watched really happened or was it something else.

So I take it you didn't like Inception?

Sparhawk
12-10-2012, 12:55 PM
Inception

Brother had never seen it, so when he came to visit this weekend we watched it. He said he really enjoyed it. I love that movie.

Unclebuck
12-10-2012, 01:41 PM
So I take it you didn't like Inception?

No I really didn't. I mean it was interesting and certain scenes were cool, but overall it left me glad it was over

AesopRockOn
12-11-2012, 01:48 AM
Cracked is releasing its always-good annual recap of pop culture, starting with the movies (http://www.cracked.com/cracked-64-top-8-everything-of-2012/Movie/). Jack O'Brien explains what some found so cynical about Skyfall:


James Bond films have always had a privileged relationship to other movie franchises, almost like a legendary older sibling that gets away with **** the younger franchises would never even try. This year, the new Amazing Spider-Man caught hell for humping the still warm corpse of Sam Raimi's franchise after only five years, even though the Bond franchise only waits an average of three years when replacing the actor playing its superhero. The Bourne franchise was so nervous about switching the actor playing their super spy that they changed his name to Aaron Cross, kept Jason Bourne's name in the title of their reboot and set the whole thing in the background of the Matt Damon movies....

Skyfall screenwriter John Logan said (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bond-franchise-daniel-craigs-skyfall-387238) that he and director Sam Mendes "talked a lot about why a Bond movie is a Bond movie and not a Bourne" and ultimately decided that "it has to do with that intense seriousness and a pain that hurts." First of all, it's worth admiring the balls it takes to say that your central concern was differentiating your movie from the Bourne franchise when your movie opens with Bond floating face down and presumed dead after being shot due to a callous order from a reckless supervisor.



The claim that Bond is about "intense seriousness and a pain that hurts" is even more baffling (unless you find sex to be excruciatingly painful, and also never watched a Bond movie). Of course, he's actually describing what differentiates the Dark Knight trilogy from other reboots, which makes sense, since Skyfall resembles that franchise as much as any previous Bond movie...

Bond movies have always reflected whatever was considered cool at the time. Bond girls tell you what type of woman was hottest, his cars and suits track the heights in luxury fashion and his villains tell you how millionaires were secretly making their money. But Skyfall is the first Bond film that also seems to be sampling from the coolest blockbuster franchises of the moment, trying on their looks and themes like finely tailored suits.

Lord Helmet
12-11-2012, 02:59 AM
The Amazing Spider-Man.

Rented an HD copy of the movie from Xbox Live, and since I'm a Spider-Man fan I liked it. Although, you can't really change the stuff up too much, it's basically a re-hash of the first Spider-Man, which was about his origin, except it's during his High School years, and Gwen Stacy is his love interest, played by the beautiful Emma Stone.

Looking forward to the second one, which comes out around May 2014, I believe.

Hypnotiq
12-11-2012, 05:26 AM
I thought the new spiderman sucked tbh very little fighting scenes expect the end big fight which was a major disappointment for mine, some extremely corny parts in the movie aswell

Heisenberg
12-11-2012, 01:40 PM
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I'm in. Big time. Superman reboot looks great.

Stryder
12-11-2012, 10:57 PM
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I'm in. Big time. Superman reboot looks great.

I've watched that probably 20 times today. I cannot wait.

Also, 2 very good choices of music in that trailer. First is Elegy by Lisa Gerrard/Patrick Murphy. Second is called Storm from the Elizabeth: The Golden Age score.

This is going to be big. And good.

rexnom
12-12-2012, 01:47 AM
Meh.

Sparhawk
12-12-2012, 07:37 AM
Meh.

Need a thumbs down button if you are going "meh" for the Superman trailer.

I think this take on Superman is going to be great. They had some really good shots in the trailer too. Just hope it's good. Nothing can be as bad as Singer's Superman...he flippin made Superman a stalker (and a daddy).

Hicks
12-12-2012, 09:06 AM
I liked Superman Returns, though I understand why people don't.

Stryder
12-12-2012, 09:27 AM
Finally saw Skyfall.

Really enjoyed it. Had a more human feel to it. Really liked Bardem as the villian.

Kegboy
12-12-2012, 12:01 PM
Need a thumbs down button if you are going "meh" for the Superman trailer.


Trailer came off as pretentious to me. Reminded me a bit of Ang Lee's Hulk.

I think I'm just getting sick of the whole "woe is me, being a superhero is just the WORST!" That was what was so refreshing about Iron Man, and it looks like they're even going that route now.

Hicks
12-12-2012, 12:33 PM
I would say I'm very interested, but not excited, for Man of Steel.

Suaveness
12-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Who cares, the Hobbit comes out tomorrow! So excited

Sparhawk
12-13-2012, 09:24 AM
I liked Superman Returns, though I understand why people don't.

I liked it the first two times I saw it, but every time after that (after my Superman blinders came off), I just kept finding things I didn't like about it and the list kept growing till I can't stand it.

I mean, for goodness sake, the little kid killed one of the bad guys with a piano. Superman has never killed anyone, but his kid did!

The whole plot was just dumb. Does Lex even think about anything other than Real Estate? I mean, they make him out to be one of the lamest villians of all time, especially with surrounding himself with idiots. And Lex is very smart.

And then the whole stalker things was beyond creepy. Plus, the Routh was just too thin for the part.

Sparhawk
12-13-2012, 09:25 AM
Want to see the Hobbit, but not sure if I'll be able to see if for a couple of weeks.

Hicks
12-13-2012, 09:58 AM
I'm meeting a friend to see the Hobbit this Saturday.

Sparhawk
12-13-2012, 06:06 PM
I'm meeting a friend to see the Hobbit this Saturday.

What are friends? :(

graphic-er
12-14-2012, 01:20 AM
Okay this whole Skyfall and biting off the Dark Knight theme has to stop, its utterly silly. All 3 new Bond films have been very dark in mood tone and violence. Hell Casino Royale had a very gruesome scene where bond gets his nuts smashed repeatedly by a ****ing medicine ball. Never seen that kind of darkness in a Bond movie before. Batman Begins and Casino Royale were released one year apart which means both were probably in various stages of production at the same time, and certainly the scripts were well in stone. The darker trend of the Bond movies was very much intended without the success of the Batman Trilogy, of which I have not yet seen DKR. Infact it was a pendulum swing from the Pierce Brosnan films that feature hyper unrealistic action scenes with half million dollar super cars sliding around on their roof on ice and flipping back on to its wheels with ejector seat explosions. Or nanoskin on the car that makes it invisible, which was only used for 30 secs in the movie. And villians who have diamond specs incrusted in their face, and a korean dude secretly playing a white guy. This kind of over the top crap was really starting to hurt the Bond franchise, so they naturally decided to get a really raw, dark, and personal feel to the franchise. The last 3 bond films have been amazing in my opinion, with Casino being brilliant.

Its really quite laughable that anyone could so loosely try to call out the Bond films like that.

jeffg-body
12-14-2012, 01:47 AM
I watched Philadelphia for the first time with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. Very good movie.

Suaveness
12-14-2012, 04:31 AM
Came back from IMAX 3D of the Hobbit. Terrific. Everything I wanted as a LOTR fan.

cdash
12-14-2012, 05:59 AM
Its really quite laughable that anyone could so loosely try to call out the Bond films like that.

It's really not. This doesn't have to be a mutually exclusive event--Skyfall can (and in my opinion, is) be a good movie while taking inspiration from The Dark Knight (which the director has flat out stated he did). There's nothing wrong with it, but some of it was pretty obvious stuff. I even noticed Skyfall used a very similar line to one of the signature moments in Rises--the whole "permission to die" line. Obviously the films are so close in release dates where that is anything more than coincidence, but it is something that I (and the group of people I went to see the movie with) noticed.

Sparhawk
12-14-2012, 06:42 AM
Moneyball again.

I can watch this movie over and over.

Unclebuck
12-17-2012, 11:28 AM
Moneyball again.

I can watch this movie over and over.


I watched it again last night. it is enjoyable to watch a second time.


Also saw Ted. Sure it had some funny moments, but overall it wasn't that good. Average

Shade
12-17-2012, 02:19 PM
Looper

Pretty average movie. Had potential but got kind of sidetracked later in the film and ended pretty predictably.

C

TheRyanExpress
12-17-2012, 05:29 PM
Moonrise Kingdom. I've been a Wes Anderson fan for quite some time, and while I enjoyed the movie, I'm not sure it's one I'll revisit any time soon. Just didn't click like some of his other movies for me in the past.

Natston
12-18-2012, 02:51 AM
Flight

Good for what it was but the movie was not what I was expecting, very solid morality playesque drama. Denzel is such a great actor...

Sparhawk
12-18-2012, 09:32 AM
The Amazing Spider-Man.

Rented an HD copy of the movie from Xbox Live, and since I'm a Spider-Man fan I liked it. Although, you can't really change the stuff up too much, it's basically a re-hash of the first Spider-Man, which was about his origin, except it's during his High School years, and Gwen Stacy is his love interest, played by the beautiful Emma Stone.

Looking forward to the second one, which comes out around May 2014, I believe.

What do you mean "except it's during his High School years". The first one started out in high school too.

Just didn't like this one. Just too many things reminded me of the first. The lizard hearing a voice just like the Green Goblin did. The whole car over the bridge thing. The final fight scene was just all wrong, including the crane scenes to get to the Lizard. Meh. As soon as the cop dad saw Peter Parker was Spidey, we all knew he was a goner. Letting him live would have added tons more drama. Then kill him in the 2nd. Would have had more emotional impact if you ask me.

The guy as Spidey was great. Lots of humor, which is what I wanted. The dude as Peter Parker was *****ing terrible. Just stuttered a lot and there were way too many awkward silences. Hated that.

2nd one can only go up if you ask me, but after the first, I don't really care about the 2nd. The movie was rushed so the studios wouldn't have to give back the rights to Marvel. Marvel would have done a much better job. Hollywood just gets more wrong than right.

Hicks
12-18-2012, 11:34 AM
They move on from HS to college fairly quickly in 2002 Spider-man. This one takes place over a shorter period of time, flashbacks aside.

Natston
12-18-2012, 01:37 PM
They move on from HS to college fairly quickly in 2002 Spider-man. This one takes place over a shorter period of time, flashbacks aside.

Which is why I liked it... The whole mythos or allegory of Spiderman is basically puberty... You know waking up one day being different yet being the same guy, that has the ability to use his hands to spray white stuff.

Heisenberg
12-18-2012, 02:38 PM
Anybody check out the Pacific Rim trailer? I gotta say, I was kind of underwhelmed.

Dgreenwell3
12-18-2012, 03:23 PM
Anybody check out the Pacific Rim trailer? I gotta say, I was kind of underwhelmed.

It's basically grown up power rangers without the puttys

AesopRockOn
12-18-2012, 06:10 PM
I think they could change the name of the movie to Godzilla and no one would be the wiser.

Sparhawk
12-18-2012, 10:19 PM
Anybody check out the Pacific Rim trailer? I gotta say, I was kind of underwhelmed.

Looked pretty good to me.

Heisenberg
12-19-2012, 02:56 AM
Looked pretty good to me.

It's not that I thought it was bad or anything, just I dunno, not what I expected. Kind of generic. But I suppose that makes sense. I've been in from the jump because of the premise and Del Toro. But it's not Transformers or GI Joe or whatever where there's already a huge built in audience and there's not really any big name stars, so now they've got market it to just the general public.

Hicks
12-19-2012, 09:12 AM
Pacific Rim seems like a movie that I'd have been excited to see as a child, but now I just don't care much. A little curious because Charlie Hunnam of all people stars in it, but the premise is "meh" to me.

Trader Joe
12-19-2012, 02:19 PM
Eh, I'll definitely see Pacific Rim at least once because of the concept of giant robots fighting giant monsters will always appeal to my 10 year old self.

billbradley
12-21-2012, 09:18 AM
Where's your Hobbit review MAStamper??

I did Hobbit IMAX 3D last night, and I really liked it. I haven't touched LOTR in 5 or 6 years, my interest just faded. I'll be watching them this weekend to compare.


I would say I'm very interested, but not excited, for Man of Steel.

I am pumped for this. ^

Did anyone hear of the Avengers tv show?

Sparhawk
12-21-2012, 10:53 AM
Where's your Hobbit review MAStamper??

I did Hobbit IMAX 3D last night, and I really liked it. I haven't touched LOTR in 5 or 6 years, my interest just faded. I'll be watching them this weekend to compare.



I am pumped for this. ^

Did anyone hear of the Avengers tv show?

It's not Avengers, it's SHIELD. I doubt they have any superheroes in it other than some cameos.

Hicks
12-21-2012, 11:33 AM
I liked the Hobbit. I didn't love it, but I definitely liked it. If I felt the LOTR movies were an "A", then I'd give this a "B". I think they could have had one great "A" movie had they put the whole book into one film and left out all of the stuff from other source material (asides, perhaps, the opening scene showing how Erebor was prior to Smaug, that ties directly into the narrative and was great), but stretching it out and padding it like this just brings it down a little bit for me. The good news is, this is something that could easily kill a movie, but in the hands of the folks who made the LOTR, they do as good a job as could be expected with that approach and it still mostly works, even if the pace isn't nearly as satisfying to me as LOTR.

I saw it in good old 2D 24fps. I'm curious about 3D 48fps, so I'm hoping to see it that way next week to see what that's like. I keep reading that it makes it look too real to the point of looking fake because you're suddenly having your brain tell you you're staring at actors in makeup and costumes on a set instead of fantasy characters from another world, and apparently it can cause for some awkward movement/motions. One in-depth review said that the depth of field and the clarity are both so good/expansive that it actually becomes a detriment because your eyes never focus naturally on what they're supposed to, and it draws you out of the performances/emotion/humor because you're too busy processing the entirety of the visual information hitting your brain.

billbradley
12-21-2012, 11:40 AM
I saw it in good old 2D 24fps. I'm curious about 3D 48fps, so I'm hoping to see it that way next week to see what that's like. I keep reading that it makes it look too real to the point of looking fake because you're suddenly having your brain tell you you're staring at actors in makeup and costumes on a set instead of fantasy characters from another world, and apparently it can cause for some awkward movement/motions. One in-depth review said that the depth of field and the clarity are both so good/expansive that it actually becomes a detriment because your eyes never focus naturally on what they're supposed to, and it draws you out of the performances/emotion/humor because you're too busy processing the entirety of the visual information hitting your brain.

It looked weird a few times, but not uncanny valley weird. Simply said though, it does feel like your eyes can't handle it at times. But I still was able to appreciate the humor and emotion, overall I loved the 3D experience, it felt like a ride (not as much as Avengers).

Suaveness
12-21-2012, 04:17 PM
I liked the Hobbit. I didn't love it, but I definitely liked it. If I felt the LOTR movies were an "A", then I'd give this a "B". I think they could have had one great "A" movie had they put the whole book into one film and left out all of the stuff from other source material (asides, perhaps, the opening scene showing how Erebor was prior to Smaug, that ties directly into the narrative and was great), but stretching it out and padding it like this just brings it down a little bit for me. The good news is, this is something that could easily kill a movie, but in the hands of the folks who made the LOTR, they do as good a job as could be expected with that approach and it still mostly works, even if the pace isn't nearly as satisfying to me as LOTR.


My feeling is that they needed to do this in this movie in order to get the audiences to relate to the characters, which doesn't really happen in the book. I also feel that the 2nd and 3rd movies will not have this problem, because there is so much action left in the book/appendicies info that there will be a steady stream of action, ala Two Towers and ROTK. I think people will find it a bit faster paced.

Hicks
12-21-2012, 05:37 PM
It looked weird a few times, but not uncanny valley weird. Simply said though, it does feel like your eyes can't handle it at times. But I still was able to appreciate the humor and emotion, overall I loved the 3D experience, it felt like a ride (not as much as Avengers).

Did you see it with the high frame rate? I think they're showing it in 3-D but without the high frame rate in most places. As far as I know, the only place that shows the higher frame rate version in Indiana is the Hamilton IMAX in Noblesville.

Hicks
12-21-2012, 05:40 PM
My feeling is that they needed to do this in this movie in order to get the audiences to relate to the characters, which doesn't really happen in the book. I also feel that the 2nd and 3rd movies will not have this problem, because there is so much action left in the book/appendicies info that there will be a steady stream of action, ala Two Towers and ROTK. I think people will find it a bit faster paced.

I only read the book once, and that was 12 years ago or so. So I don't really remember a lot of the details anymore other than what I can recall more from watching that old 1970s cartoon version. What all is left to do? I can think of being in barrels in the river, dealing with spiders in the forest, of course dealing with Smaug, and then the battle of the five armies. Do you really think we need two movies to tell that stuff? I don't.

Unclebuck
12-21-2012, 09:35 PM
Silver Lining Playbook.

Really good. Extremely well written and very engrossing. Highly recommend

Suaveness
12-21-2012, 11:18 PM
I only read the book once, and that was 12 years ago or so. So I don't really remember a lot of the details anymore other than what I can recall more from watching that old 1970s cartoon version. What all is left to do? I can think of being in barrels in the river, dealing with spiders in the forest, of course dealing with Smaug, and then the battle of the five armies. Do you really think we need two movies to tell that stuff? I don't.

Beorn, travelling through Mirkwood, spiders, capture by the Woodelves and Bilbo's ability to get them to the barrels, then meeting Bard, then Smaug and his conversation with Bilbo. I assume all of this will be in the next movie. My guess is that the 3rd movie will have the battle of the 5 armies. In addition, there's this entire thing with the Necromancer, and very likely there will be a huge battle against him as well in the 3rd movie. Plus the ending may tie in with LOTR. So I think there's plenty to do.

billbradley
12-22-2012, 03:11 PM
Did you see it with the high frame rate? I think they're showing it in 3-D but without the high frame rate in most places. As far as I know, the only place that shows the higher frame rate version in Indiana is the Hamilton IMAX in Noblesville.

I went to the S. Meridian IMAX. I had no idea they were displaying different frame rates. I should of been all over that.

Sollozzo
12-22-2012, 03:39 PM
I think I'm going to see "Lincoln" tonight. Any thoughts?

Suaveness
12-22-2012, 04:16 PM
I think I'm going to see "Lincoln" tonight. Any thoughts?

Love it love it love it.

Sollozzo
12-22-2012, 04:30 PM
Love it love it love it.


Good. I'm looking forward to it.

Hicks
12-22-2012, 08:51 PM
I think I'm going to see "Lincoln" tonight. Any thoughts?

Definitely a good film. Wouldn't consider it a masterpiece. Very solid all around.

Peck
12-23-2012, 12:41 AM
Finally saw the Hobbit tonight.

I know I'm not supposed to like it as much as the LOTR trilogy, but I do.

Peter Jackson may not be able to direct anything outside of this but in the world of Tolkien he is a God.

joeyd
12-23-2012, 01:29 AM
Finally saw the Hobbit tonight.

I know I'm not supposed to like it as much as the LOTR trilogy, but I do.

Peter Jackson may not be able to direct anything outside of this but in the world of Tolkien he is a God.

You didn't like District 9? I thought that was a fantastic movie.

Sollozzo
12-23-2012, 03:03 AM
I guess I'm in the tiny minority, but I was unimpressed with "Lincoln". I like U.S. and Presidential history, so I was expecting to be entertained. But I wasn't. Spielberg had been wanting to do a movie on Lincoln for years and I was expecting something greater. Why did they devote the entire film to the arm-twisting involved in getting a piece of legislation through when they could have made a more broad film that expanded into other important events of his Presidency? With a 2:45 length film, they could have easily expanded into many other issues. There were barely any scenes devoted to the fascinating Civil War strategy. They should have incorporated the war more into the film. There could have been some incredibly dramatic scenes about the the end of the war and the emotion Lincoln must have felt as it ended. They also should have brought in Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation. Also should have re-created the assassination instead of showing his son find out about it in a theater. I just don't get why you'd do a three hour film on Lincoln and devote it entirely to a tiny span of a monumental Presidency that expanded four years. There was so much you could do with this film that would have been more entertaining than three hours of arm-twisting on legislation.

The dialogue was also way too verbose. I felt like I was watching a play for much of the film instead of a movie that is attempting to portray realistic conversation. I don't think people in 1865 put so much dressing on their language.

The acting was great and the period detail was nice. But I feel like an opportunity was squandered and that the movie would have been way better if it talked about multiple historic events over his Presidency instead of devoting a 3 hour movie to arm twisting over one piece of legislation. I felt like the movie took place in two rooms.

I'm obviously in the minority though. Everyone else seems to like it.

AesopRockOn
12-23-2012, 06:58 AM
You didn't like District 9? I thought that was a fantastic movie.

Jackson had pretty much nothing to do with that movie other than funding and pre-production when it was going to be a Halo movie. Neil Blomkamp is the mastermind behind D9.

Sparhawk
12-23-2012, 09:40 AM
The Hobbit

Really, really good. Just have to get past the slow start.

Hicks
12-23-2012, 11:42 AM
Finally saw the Hobbit tonight.

I know I'm not supposed to like it as much as the LOTR trilogy, but I do.

What do you mean you're not supposed to like it as much? According to who?

Hicks
12-23-2012, 11:43 AM
You didn't like District 9? I thought that was a fantastic movie.

Jackson did not direct that movie.

billbradley
12-23-2012, 12:07 PM
I guess I'm in the tiny minority, but I was unimpressed with "Lincoln". I like U.S. and Presidential history, so I was expecting to be entertained. But I wasn't. Spielberg had been wanting to do a movie on Lincoln for years and I was expecting something greater. Why did they devote the entire film to the arm-twisting involved in getting a piece of legislation through when they could have made a more broad film that expanded into other important events of his Presidency? With a 2:45 length film, they could have easily expanded into many other issues. There were barely any scenes devoted to the fascinating Civil War strategy. They should have incorporated the war more into the film. There could have been some incredibly dramatic scenes about the the end of the war and the emotion Lincoln must have felt as it ended. They also should have brought in Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation. Also should have re-created the assassination instead of showing his son find out about it in a theater. I just don't get why you'd do a three hour film on Lincoln and devote it entirely to a tiny span of a monumental Presidency that expanded four years. There was so much you could do with this film that would have been more entertaining than three hours of arm-twisting on legislation.

The dialogue was also way too verbose. I felt like I was watching a play for much of the film instead of a movie that is attempting to portray realistic conversation. I don't think people in 1865 put so much dressing on their language.

The acting was great and the period detail was nice. But I feel like an opportunity was squandered and that the movie would have been way better if it talked about multiple historic events over his Presidency instead of devoting a 3 hour movie to arm twisting over one piece of legislation. I felt like the movie took place in two rooms.

I'm obviously in the minority though. Everyone else seems to like it.

Really? I was very surprised that was the entire focus, but if you love politics, I thought it was a neat thing to see.

With the assassination, I thought it was the right move. I (and I think like everyone else) learned about Lincoln every year in grade school in social studies. The scene of Lincoln's assassination has just been played over and over in my head. That's a hard thing to make your own as a filmmaker.

Diamond Dave
12-23-2012, 02:49 PM
What do you mean you're not supposed to like it as much? According to who?

Critics mostly. Honestly though, I think critics are just trying to be en vogue and contrarians by disliking it. I think many planned on disliking it before they saw it. I liked. Not sure if as much as LOTR. I will have to see it in its entirety to compare. Honestly at no point did I think it was slow. In fact I thought if it had a downside was that it was filled with non-stop fight scenes it seemed. With certain aspects of the action going over the top. But LOTR had over the top action scenes as well.

Sollozzo
12-23-2012, 05:18 PM
Really? I was very surprised that was the entire focus, but if you love politics, I thought it was a neat thing to see.

With the assassination, I thought it was the right move. I (and I think like everyone else) learned about Lincoln every year in grade school in social studies. The scene of Lincoln's assassination has just been played over and over in my head. That's a hard thing to make your own as a filmmaker.

I wrote my thoughts immediately after seeing it. After sleeping on it, I should clarify that I don't think it's a "bad" movie per se because its certainly better than a lot of what's produced. I'm just a little perplexed at all of the 4 star reviews and 91% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, and I'm someone who loves history and was looking forward to this movie. For me, it just wasn't good enough to blow me a way.

The 13th Amendment was important and it's good for the audience to be educated on it. But I feel that the story of how the 13th Amendment was passed could have been crunched into about 25 minutes and the rest of the film could have been used to talk about other important events in his Presidency since so much was going on. I would have liked to see scenes devoted to the intense Civil War strategy and emotions that he must have been feeling during that. They also could have re-created Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln's Presidency was filled with so many different events that I don't think you can focus an entire feature film on just one of them. That doesn't do the other events justice. I would have also liked to have seen more recreated populated streets of 1865 Washington D.C. I feel like the movie was mostly contained to like three rooms. And I felt that "tone" felt mostly the same throughout the entire movie.

The assassination scene wasn't really that big of an issue for me and I understand why they "played it safe" so to speak. It's certainly been portrayed many many times. That being said, I would still like to see an authentic re-creation of it in a feature film. Pearl Harbor and Titanic were also portrayed many times before people decided to re-create a highly authentic version of them in a feature film. I think Spielberg could have pulled it off well with taste. I feel that an opportunity was squandered with it.

I did think the acting was excellent though. It's funny how Tommy Lee Jones has the same sarcastic vibe to him in every movie. I felt like I was watching Deputy Gerrard in "The Fugitive".

Stryder
12-23-2012, 06:38 PM
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Really really slow. But I enjoyed it. Need to pay attention or you'll get lost. If you like espionage movies, you'll like this.

Shade
12-23-2012, 08:24 PM
Resident Evil

I decided to do an RE marathon, starting at the beginning since it's been a long time since I've seen any of these.

The first one is pretty much how I remember it; an average film that deviated too much in tone from the game. It should be scarier and less action-oriented with more familiar characters from the games.

C

Natston
12-24-2012, 01:06 AM
This is 40

Meh.

Ted

Mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Sparhawk
12-24-2012, 09:14 AM
This is 40

Meh.

Ted

Mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Ted was teh awesome.

Sollozzo
12-24-2012, 03:02 PM
Am I wrong for thinking that "Lincoln" is getting tremendous reviews in part because people are predisposed to thinking that a film done by one of the most famous directors ever about one of the most famous figures in our nation's history with a highly acclaimed actor playing him is automatically going to be great? I do think there are people out there who think it would be taboo to criticize a Speilberg movie with Daniel Day Lewis playing Abraham Lincoln. IE, how could any movie about an iconic American figure with so much star power be anything but fabulous?

Maybe I'm just searching for loony reasons to explain why I'm a tiny minority who didn't like the film......

Hicks
12-24-2012, 03:32 PM
I think it just didn't meet your expectations in general on top of devoting itself to something you didn't feel deserved nearly that much screen time.

Heisenberg
12-24-2012, 06:08 PM
aww man, Jack Klugman died

Sparhawk
12-25-2012, 07:49 PM
Got Ted and The Dark Knight Rises for Christmas

Watched them both with the family since they haven't seen them. We all laughed so hard watching Ted.

AesopRockOn
12-26-2012, 06:00 PM
The Queen of Versailles - Definitely the best doc on the recession that's come out; makes the Matt Damon one look even more childish. It's almost too relevant to really delve into the closer subjects (the horny old ******* and the beachball-titted blond bimbo) more intimately. I felt their level of awareness rise, but not quite the character adjustment that others observed. It's the kind of smart, subtle work that reality TV producers wish they could pull off. Very strongly recommended.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi - It's kind of a story about a man working tirelessly to achieve perfection. But it's mostly sushi porn. Mostly recommended.

Killer Joe - A fun, ultraviolent, full-frontal ride that almost takes itself too seriously but ends up working because of strong performances, especially Mr. Alright, Alright, and a lean running time. Pretty recommended.

Paranorman - It looks really great, but since they obviously needed CGI to do some of it, it's tough to really marvel at it. At least all the way. Some of the visuals reminded me of Aranofsky's The Fountain. Mildly recommended.

Heisenberg
12-27-2012, 01:38 AM
I couldn't get over that ending scene in Killer Joe. I'll never look at a chicken leg the same way again.

rexnom
12-27-2012, 10:00 AM
Am I wrong for thinking that "Lincoln" is getting tremendous reviews in part because people are predisposed to thinking that a film done by one of the most famous directors ever about one of the most famous figures in our nation's history with a highly acclaimed actor playing him is automatically going to be great? I do think there are people out there who think it would be taboo to criticize a Speilberg movie with Daniel Day Lewis playing Abraham Lincoln. IE, how could any movie about an iconic American figure with so much star power be anything but fabulous?

Maybe I'm just searching for loony reasons to explain why I'm a tiny minority who didn't like the film......
You're in the minority but it's not a tiny one.

I share your feelings, for the most part.

I do think that the things that made it not good would have been even worse if they had included scenes like Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation. The movie was overly dramatic and hammy for my tastes (not sure Spielberg was the right director for this type of project) and he basically showed us the least hammy part--acting-wise--of the Lincoln Presidency. Imagine if he would shown us DDL during the Lincoln-Douglas debate. Dear lord, would that have been too much.

Also, the scenes with Seward were the best. If anything, I wish they would have made a 100% Team of Rivals-inspired book only about his cabinet. That would have been great. The scenes with his family were terrible. Dear God.

Unclebuck
12-27-2012, 03:46 PM
Jack Reacher.

wow that was really bad. I had low expectations and this did not meet them. One of those movies where you think they are trying to be funny and yet it wasn't. The writing was beyond bad

Sollozzo
12-27-2012, 04:07 PM
You're in the minority but it's not a tiny one.

I share your feelings, for the most part.

I do think that the things that made it not good would have been even worse if they had included scenes like Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation. The movie was overly dramatic and hammy for my tastes (not sure Spielberg was the right director for this type of project) and he basically showed us the least hammy part--acting-wise--of the Lincoln Presidency. Imagine if he would shown us DDL during the Lincoln-Douglas debate. Dear lord, would that have been too much.

Also, the scenes with Seward were the best. If anything, I wish they would have made a 100% Team of Rivals-inspired book only about his cabinet. That would have been great. The scenes with his family were terrible. Dear God.

Good point that scenes about the Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation could have been overly hammy. I still think a movie called "Lincoln" should have included them though. Would you have liked to have seen more scenes about the Civil War? Not battle scenes necessarily, but scenes that would have portrayed the tactics and planning behind the Civil War, as well as the deep emotion that Lincoln must have felt. I thought it was unfathomable that the Civil War was all but ignored in a movie called "Lincoln". There was the scene where Lincoln was riding his horse amongst the carnage on the battlefield and the awkward scene where Lee didn't say a word and awkwardly tipped his hat to Grant, but what else? Very disappointing.

I agree with you about Seward. I thought the portrayal of him was the strongest and most authentic in the film. Seems like all of the accolades have been given to Day-Lewis, Fields, and Jones, but I thought Strathairn turned in the best performance as Seward.

I feel like Elaine in "Seinfeld" when she doesn't like "The English Patient". It seems like everyone I run into thinks this movie is awesome, aside from my two friends who I saw it with and also didn't like it.

Gamble1
12-27-2012, 04:08 PM
Finally saw the Hobbit tonight.

I know I'm not supposed to like it as much as the LOTR trilogy, but I do.

Peter Jackson may not be able to direct anything outside of this but in the world of Tolkien he is a God.
My biggest complaint was the cave scene.

Hicks
12-27-2012, 11:11 PM
My biggest complaint was the cave scene.

With the goblins, Gollum, or both?

Suaveness
12-27-2012, 11:35 PM
With the goblins, Gollum, or both?

I'm assuming the goblins, because the Gollum scene was the best scene in the movie IMO.

The goblin scene was CGI/mo-cap heavy and some things in that were not very realistic. One thing that made LOTR special was that there were tons of people dressed up in orc/uruk-hai costumes rather than CGI heavy orcs.

Stryder
12-28-2012, 01:33 AM
I'm assuming the goblins, because the Gollum scene was the best scene in the movie IMO.

The goblin scene was CGI/mo-cap heavy and some things in that were not very realistic. One thing that made LOTR special was that there were tons of people dressed up in orc/uruk-hai costumes rather than CGI heavy orcs.

I know what you are saying, but..."some things in that were not very realistic" and goblins/orcs, etc. in the same sentence? I kid. I kid.

AesopRockOn
12-28-2012, 05:24 AM
Django Unchained - It's superbly entertaining, very funny, great to look at, and everyone is quite good, especially Waltz and Leo. By the end though, it had become nearly too much Tarantino. He's in every obscenity, blood splatter, and music drop of the movie. It's difficult not to enjoy and be entertained by DU, but when Quentin loves what's happening in the movie (meaning the whole movie), you know it. Strongly recommended.

Hicks
12-28-2012, 10:08 AM
Yeah, the laws of physics get abused in the goblin cave.

... LOL that almost reads like some kind of Internet meme, doesn't it?

Suaveness
12-28-2012, 10:16 AM
I know what you are saying, but..."some things in that were not very realistic" and goblins/orcs, etc. in the same sentence? I kid. I kid.

Wait...are you saying goblins and orcs aren't real? I've heard many a people complain about their mother-in-laws and use these very names

Sparhawk
12-28-2012, 11:42 AM
Watched 2 animated Superman movies

Superman vs the Elite - Beyond awful. The animation was terrible and should have been warning enough.

Superman All-Star (something like that) - Superman gets cancer and dies. The movie throws in some cameos that aren't needed at all. Better than the Elite, but man, can someone make a Superman movie that isn't garbage? Ugh!

Superman & Shazam vs the return of the Black Adom was pretty entertaining that I saw awhile back though.

spreedom
12-29-2012, 11:34 AM
Watched 2 animated Superman movies

Superman vs the Elite - Beyond awful. The animation was terrible and should have been warning enough.

Superman All-Star (something like that) - Superman gets cancer and dies. The movie throws in some cameos that aren't needed at all. Better than the Elite, but man, can someone make a Superman movie that isn't garbage? Ugh!

Superman & Shazam vs the return of the Black Adom was pretty entertaining that I saw awhile back though.

Yeah, animated Superman has been pretty brutal since JLU ended.

BTW, The Dark Knight Returns was the best Batman movie of 2012. Did you have a chance to check it out?

Sparhawk
12-29-2012, 02:23 PM
Yeah, animated Superman has been pretty brutal since JLU ended.

BTW, The Dark Knight Returns was the best Batman movie of 2012. Did you have a chance to check it out?

Not yet. I did see that Batman: Year One is available to stream on Netflix. That was next to watch. I'll definitely check it out though.

Unclebuck
12-29-2012, 08:35 PM
The Hobbit - it was ok. Felt just like another LOTR movies, but not nearly as good. It was harmless entertainment, but nothing more. Felt like not much was getting accomplished. Well made movie, and I suppose that is what made it entertaining. No desire to see the next one though

Sparhawk
12-30-2012, 09:40 AM
Neverending Story - still a fantastic movie

Casa de mi padre - got some laughs out of this. probably a movie you enjoy once, but won't have a desire to really see it again.

Constellations
12-30-2012, 02:33 PM
Currently watching the Batman 1949 series. Just think Batman in Mayberry.

Constellations
12-30-2012, 09:53 PM
Went on movie marathon today.

Caddyshack
Swordfish
Kill Bill Vol. 2

Sookie
12-30-2012, 11:03 PM
DJango - I actually really liked this movie. Very funny but in a crude sort of way. The actors were all excellent, and a cameo made me happy. (That scene was hilarious.) There were definitely parts of that movie where I covered my eyes because it was a little graphic.

Les Mis - I thought I'd like this more than Django, but I didn't. It's a great story, and Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman were outstanding (especially Anne), and Helena Bonham Carter and Borat were perfect for their parts. But a few of the singing voices irritated me. I also think this movie would have been better with dialogue. That said, I'm hoping Anne gets a well deserved award for this. She was really fantastic in it.

SoupIsGood
12-31-2012, 04:32 AM
Am I wrong for thinking that "Lincoln" is getting tremendous reviews in part because people are predisposed to thinking that a film done by one of the most famous directors ever about one of the most famous figures in our nation's history with a highly acclaimed actor playing him is automatically going to be great? I do think there are people out there who think it would be taboo to criticize a Speilberg movie with Daniel Day Lewis playing Abraham Lincoln. IE, how could any movie about an iconic American figure with so much star power be anything but fabulous?

Maybe I'm just searching for loony reasons to explain why I'm a tiny minority who didn't like the film......

I haven't seen it yet, but this explains pretty well why I've felt so reluctant to see it. It just looks a little too self-important to stomach, and the very final scene of Schindler's List just really pissed me off in how pompous and self-important it felt, and I am deeply suspicious of any "grand projects" by Spielberg after that. I'm hoping to like it since I enjoy DDL, but I have a feeling it will be Spielberg all over the place. And I'm a total sucker for Lincoln so I hope I can just sit back and enjoy this like a fanboy.

It think it'd be correct to say that the marketing push behind the movie was very much of a pre-ordained greatness kind of thing. "You already know that this movie is legendary, it is inevitable, and you may as well accept it already." I feel that way about many movies with Oscar Bait promotions though.

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Saw The Hobbit. Really liked it. I found this Bilbo to be more enjoyable a character than any of the LOTR movie characters. I could really feel his reluctance to leave the comfort of the shire. It felt real. I loved the "I do think often of Bag-End" after the goblin caves. Even in the LOTR books I always thought the "oh these silly hobbits long only for the simple comforts of home and would NEVER go on adventures!" thing was pretty contrived, a false attempt at eliciting emotion, but here it felt pretty real. Loved this Bilbo. I liked that the movie was lighter in tone at times. I haven't read or watched LOTR in quite some time, but I don't remember them as very light. Oh, and I love depictions of dragons where they really make you feel the immense sense of disaster that a dragon invasion would bring. Dragons, they are the best.

Saw Pitch Perfect. Man, I really liked this movie. Maybe that's goofy of me. Anna Kendrick is quickly becoming one of my favorite actresses. Her big old teeth are adorable, and I think she's pretty talented. She was great in 50/50 as well. I need to see Up In The Air sometime.

Saw The Dark Knight Rises again. Fun and great and all, but a second viewing just points out to me how much it pales in comparison to TDK. TDK is easily one of my favorite movies ever, and I nearly pee myself in joy just watching youtube clips of Ledger as the Joker. Whereas with this movie I found myself mentally groaning at the writing several times, I never really cared about Bane like I did the Joker, and the role of Catwoman--while played well--just didn't seem to have much of a point in the movie. And no Alfred! I know TDK had flaws, but I connect to that movie for so many sentimental reasons. Really I just wish Ledger hadn't died. "I think you and I are destined to do this forever." I would have watched them do it forever.

Saw Ted. Forgettable. I expected more out of a McFarlane thing.

Saw The Words. WTF was this? Dennis Quaid, man, I just don't even know.

Saw Ides of March again. I would watch as PSH watched somebody else who was watching paint dry. I don't even care about the rest of the movie anymore, I instantly love it if PSH is in it. *****.

Unclebuck
12-31-2012, 08:59 AM
I guess I'm in the tiny minority, but I was unimpressed with "Lincoln". I like U.S. and Presidential history, so I was expecting to be entertained. But I wasn't. Spielberg had been wanting to do a movie on Lincoln for years and I was expecting something greater. Why did they devote the entire film to the arm-twisting involved in getting a piece of legislation through when they could have made a more broad film that expanded into other important events of his Presidency? With a 2:45 length film, they could have easily expanded into many other issues. There were barely any scenes devoted to the fascinating Civil War strategy. They should have incorporated the war more into the film. There could have been some incredibly dramatic scenes about the the end of the war and the emotion Lincoln must have felt as it ended. They also should have brought in Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation. Also should have re-created the assassination instead of showing his son find out about it in a theater. I just don't get why you'd do a three hour film on Lincoln and devote it entirely to a tiny span of a monumental Presidency that expanded four years. There was so much you could do with this film that would have been more entertaining than three hours of arm-twisting on legislation.

The dialogue was also way too verbose. I felt like I was watching a play for much of the film instead of a movie that is attempting to portray realistic conversation. I don't think people in 1865 put so much dressing on their language.

The acting was great and the period detail was nice. But I feel like an opportunity was squandered and that the movie would have been way better if it talked about multiple historic events over his Presidency instead of devoting a 3 hour movie to arm twisting over one piece of legislation. I felt like the movie took place in two rooms.

I'm obviously in the minority though. Everyone else seems to like it.


I realize my reply is a little late.

The movie was 2 hours and 29 minutes long.

The movie was what I consider an emotion based movie. And generally I think those movies either you feel it or you don't. You didn't I did. In fact I probably enjoyed it even more the second time. I too was a little surprised that the whole movie was focused on passing the 13th amendment, but now that I have seen it twice I agree with that decision, better to devote proper time to do a topic well than to rush through.

Overall I love the movie and found it very emotional. I think I like Argo a little better, but clearly Lincoln and Argo were the two best movies I've seen this year and now that I think about it, last year too

AesopRockOn
12-31-2012, 03:21 PM
Searching for Sugar Man - Not sure I've seen a more recommendable movie this year. It doesn't delve deeply into a fascinating subculture or reveal amazing truths about humanity, but it's pretty much impossible to watch this movie and not walk away beaming and ecstatic about being alive. Just a wonderfully touching, life-affirming story that you would have to be really pissed off not to enjoy. Like watching the Elmo documentary but for a whole country. Recommended like a mother****er.

cdash
12-31-2012, 03:52 PM
I feel like Elaine in "Seinfeld" when she doesn't like "The English Patient". It seems like everyone I run into thinks this movie is awesome, aside from my two friends who I saw it with and also didn't like it.

I am a huge fan of Lincoln (the person). I have read multiple biographies and have studied the Civil War era quite a bit. So naturally, I had sky high expectations for this film. I, too, left a little underwhelmed. Day-Lewis, as usual, mastered his role as Abraham Lincoln. Everything I have ever read about him, including the voice, his humor, the stories--Day-Lewis nailed it. The movie was a little slow and I thought there was a number of ways they could have gone with it. It was still a good film, but I think it could have been much better.

Constellations
01-01-2013, 11:13 AM
Captain America- Love this film. I believe it to be my favorite of the Marvel films.

Going to have my usual movie marathon on my day off, looking like

1. Zombieland

2. The Boondock Saints

3. Kill Bill Vol.1

indygeezer
01-01-2013, 11:44 AM
This weekend I have seen both the Hobbit (MEH) and Lincoln (silent jawdrop). It's been a long while since I read the book but IIRC the movie didn't follow the book The Hobbit very closely. It seemed as though they were more interested in visuals for 3D than in actually making a story. I was underwhelmed.

Lincoln.....we went to the 96th street theater which was about 1/2 full. This is no ****....at the end NOT ONE person made a sound. It was stone dead silent for at least a minute. My wife and I both commented that we wanted to applaud but couldn't break the silence. When people did finally get up to leave it was the quietest most orderly exit I have ever seen (we left last as we had my handicapped morther-in-law with us.). I look forward to seeing this again soon but there are some others I want to see first.

Sparhawk
01-01-2013, 12:00 PM
Wall-e

My favorite pixar movie. My wife's family hadn't seen it, so we all watched it together. What a beautiful movie.

Unclebuck
01-02-2013, 08:26 AM
Les Mis. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It grabbed me from the very first scene and I never lost interest at all. Normally I don't like musicals, but I thought this movie was great.

Was it perfect? Of course not, no movie is. But I don't judge movies on whether it is perfect or close to perfect. (IMO the criticism this movie is receiving is unwarranted)

And no Russell Crowe cannot sing, but after the first few times he sings you get used to it.

Sparhawk
01-02-2013, 08:59 AM
Les Mis. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It grabbed me from the very first scene and I never lost interest at all. Normally I don't like musicals, but I thought this movie was great.

I love musicals. I'll have to check it out.

bellisimo
01-03-2013, 10:27 AM
I've seen the following movies and enjoyed them all:

- Bourne Legacy
- Moonrise Kingdom
- Safety Not Guaranteed
- Dredd
- Looper

TheRyanExpress
01-03-2013, 10:31 AM
Seeking a Friends for the End of the World
The Campaign

Hicks
01-03-2013, 10:39 AM
Recently saw Django Unchained, This is 40, and saw the high frame rate & 3D version of the Hobbit.

Really liked Django, just casually liked TI40, still like the Hobbit and had very mixed feelings about the HFR and the 3D. In my opinion, the HFR was more bad/weird than good, though sometimes it worked well and looked really good. I don't know if the HFR plays into this or not, but it was probably as good looking as any 3D film I've seen, so that's a compliment, but personally I'm still not very bullish on 3D in general.

spreedom
01-03-2013, 10:55 AM
I think 3D technology is a gimmick created to sell more tickets more than it is a legitimate artistic tool. I'll never see a movie in the format if I can avoid it. Doesn't enhance my experience.

Watched Fracture last night. Very good movie with clever twists and a good ending. Ryan Gosling has become one of my favorite actors over the past couple of years.

Unclebuck
01-03-2013, 11:00 AM
I'm not a fan of 3D either. (love IMAX though). Maybe 3D added something to Life of Pi. Other than that., I don't think it really adds to the viewing experience. None of my favorite movies this year did I see them in 3D.

A couple of weeks ago I watched United 93. Still love that movie.

Gamble1
01-03-2013, 02:53 PM
With the goblins, Gollum, or both?

The falling part. At some point someone should die IMO.

spreedom
01-03-2013, 04:19 PM
Just started the third act of The Dark Knight Rises... it's getting slightly better with repeat viewings but it's clearly the weakest of the three movies in my opinion.

Sparhawk
01-03-2013, 10:25 PM
How To Train Your Dragon

This might go down as one of my favorites of all time. Went and bought the blu-ray. Just a fun movie to watch.

Peck
01-04-2013, 02:57 AM
Just finished watching Donnie Brasco again, first time I've seen it in about 10 years or so. Film was decent, Depp does a really good job of acting (which is normal for him) but I've been recently been reading up on the Mob (see my post about Kennedy) and in reading about this story I came away a little dissapointed in how they did not actually keep up with how the situation occured. I understand it is Hollywood and they have to have drama and all to make the film more entertaining but it's still a little dissapointing.

AesopRockOn
01-04-2013, 06:41 PM
How To Train Your Dragon

This might go down as one of my favorites of all time. Went and bought the blu-ray. Just a fun movie to watch.

And, on topic, one of the few 3D movies I thought was worth it.

Obviously, 3D is just a version of the movie (like a director's cut) that may or may not work better, usually the latter. Depends on the movie. Avatar on DVD is a mildly watchable cable movie; in IMAX 3D, it's one of the greatest movie experiences ever created.

AesopRockOn
01-04-2013, 07:00 PM
How to Survive a Plague - It seems like so many of the top movies this year are still in theaters, but the great documentaries have mostly made it to Netflix. The archival footage in this movie is amazing, bringing you straight into the late 80s/early 90s setting. The film doesn't pull any punches either, objectively acknowledging the activists' miscalculations while touchingly chronicling their emotions and triumphs. Not quite fully emotionally cathartic; AIDS isn't polio or anything. But it still tells a great part of a story about one of the deadliest diseases and the small subculture that fought it. Pretty strongly recommended.

Heisenberg
01-05-2013, 07:44 AM
Searching for Sugar Man - Not sure I've seen a more recommendable movie this year. It doesn't delve deeply into a fascinating subculture or reveal amazing truths about humanity, but it's pretty much impossible to watch this movie and not walk away beaming and ecstatic about being alive. Just a wonderfully touching, life-affirming story that you would have to be really pissed off not to enjoy. Like watching the Elmo documentary but for a whole country. Recommended like a mother****er.
Cannot agree more emphatically. The guy could move half way across the world and apparently live the life of a superstar but it just came too late, he's fine where he is. It's gorgeous.

AesopRockOn
01-05-2013, 06:03 PM
Cannot agree more emphatically. The guy could move half way across the world and apparently live the life of a superstar but it just came too late, he's fine where he is. It's gorgeous.

Not sure if you're a fan of hip hop, but I spent the longest time trying to figure out where I'd heard "Sugarman" before until I finally remember it being used for You're Da Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=almbllyL7xk) off Stillmatic. I get home and dig up the CD, check the liner notes, and find no mention of the Rodriguez sample. It was sad, yet completely appropriate.

Peck
01-06-2013, 02:26 AM
Rock of Ages: I've seen both the broadway play & now the movie and both are entertaining for what they are, no lives are going to be changed and there will be no spiritual enlightenment from seeing this film. But for those of us who sadly lived in that time frame there is more truth to that show than many of us would care to admit. Ironically at the end of the movie when one of the characters yells "Rock n Roll will never die" I loughed out loud and went back and started reading the Nirvana thread because my contention on that thread was the polar opposite of this.

However what I am writing about here is to use this as a jumping off point to say that Tom Cruise is just amazing in this film and I once again wish to trumpet the cause that he is one of those actors that became so popular that it became popular to never give him his due as an actor.

Actually there are two actors in this film who deliver great roles but because of the nature of the film they will not get credit for it. But Alec Baldwin is superb in this film as well, not a character he has ever played before that I can remember & IMO he nails it.

Anyway it's worth watching if you have some time to spare if your old, I can't think that this film would be worth a crap to anyone under the age of 28 or so unless you just want to laugh at what some of the crap your parents were doing back in the day.

Sparhawk
01-06-2013, 10:37 AM
Life of Pi in 3D...again!

My wife's family is in from Venezuela visiting and have never seen a 3D movie. So we took them to that one.

It really is a beautiful movie.

Skaut_Ech
01-07-2013, 02:11 PM
However what I am writing about here is to use this as a jumping off point to say that Tom Cruise is just amazing in this film and I once again wish to trumpet the cause that he is one of those actors that became so popular that it became popular to never give him his due as an actor.


Thank you. That has been one of my pet peeves for years. People spend so much time putting him on the STAR pedestal, so many have overlooked, for years, what a phenomenal actor he is and how varied he's been in the roles he takes. I really started beating the drum following The Rain Man. Everyone keep raving about Hoffman, but to me, the strength of the film was Cruise. He was the one who had to bring a wealth of emotions and changing facets to what could have been a one note role. I want to get around to seeing Rock of Ages, just haven't had the time. If nothing else I've had an on-screen man-crush on Baldwin.....funny, entertaing actor

Oh, and just now saw Beast of the Southern Wild. When I saw it, i though it reminded me of a visual poem. Really loved it. (Speaking of which, that pretentious, self absorbed on-screen wanker Terrence Malick could take some notes on how it's done.)

spreedom
01-07-2013, 03:02 PM
However what I am writing about here is to use this as a jumping off point to say that Tom Cruise is just amazing in this film and I once again wish to trumpet the cause that he is one of those actors that became so popular that it became popular to never give him his due as an actor.

Totally agreed -- Tom Cruise had the best action movies of 2011 and 2012.

Hicks
01-07-2013, 04:04 PM
I'll also chime in as a fan of Tom Cruise.

AesopRockOn
01-07-2013, 04:42 PM
Totally agreed -- Tom Cruise had the best action movies of 2011 and 2012.

I haven't seen Jack Reacher but really?

pacer4ever
01-07-2013, 07:33 PM
Watched Zero Dark 30 last week. Really really good only gripe is a weak ending(but they really cant go into details and such). I was surprised on how it kept me on the edge of my seat knowing the outcome they do a really good job of telling the story. Highly recommend it in fact I watched it twice that is how much I liked it :laugh:. Maya seems like one of the biggest blanks and Jessica Chastain does of good job of showing it.

also totally random about the movie. The CIA really recruits people out of HS? That just seems odd.


Also saw Lincoln and really liked it. I dont get why people say it was boring it was really engaging and really well done just done with dialogue Day-Lewis was really good but man was Tommy Lee Jones the star of the movie IMO. The scene when he takes the bill home after finally getting the bill past after 30 years of trying was great by far my favorite scene.

Bball
01-09-2013, 11:15 AM
Agree on Tom Cruise being under appreciated as an actor.

As for Rock of Ages the movie... Some of the 'vibe' was there but cripes do I hate a musical. Maybe as live theater I could dig a musical but for a movie... somebody shoot me. I can believe an entire bus breaking into the Flintstones on Planes Trains and Automobiles but not Sister Christian... complete with accompaniment. Talk about just ripping away any notion that I'm actually seeing any kind of reality. Plus, it's not like a movie like this doesn't have plenty opportunity to work music into the film (see: Purple Rain)

Maybe one of these days I'll see a musical and finally 'get it' but until that day... Musicals "meh".

But Julienne Hough is hot... I never noticed whether she could act or not...
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Unclebuck
01-09-2013, 01:42 PM
Tom Cruise was the only thing that made Jack Reacher somewhat watchable.

Heisenberg
01-10-2013, 03:56 AM
Think Indiana loves basketball? Track down "The Other Dream Team." It's hook is the Lithuanian "Grateful Dead" Olympic team. But it spends much, EXTREMELY worthwhile, time on how basketball came to be a past time.

A Lithuanian was sent to Siberia after the Soviet occupation. "In Siberia we were allowed to build a basketball court. Basketball allowed us to have dignity, to retain our sense of humanity. How did I survive? Basketball. It gave me a lot. They didn't bury me there."

Unclebuck
01-10-2013, 10:22 AM
The Oscar nominations are a bit strange in the best director category. As Ben Affleck for "Argo", Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty" and Tom Hooper for "Les Miserables" were not nominated. And typically the best director's film wins best picture of the year. So that could mean Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Les Mes won't win best picture. So that would mean that Lincoln is odds on favorite.

Of course best director doesn't always translate to best picture.

Life of PI did better than I expected with 11 nominations, second only to Lincoln.

spreedom
01-10-2013, 11:28 AM
The Oscar nominations are a bit strange in the best director category. As Ben Affleck for "Argo", Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty" and Tom Hooper for "Les Miserables" were not nominated. And typically the best director's film wins best picture of the year. So that could mean Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Les Mes won't win best picture. So that would mean that Lincoln is odds on favorite.

Of course best director doesn't always translate to best picture.

Life of PI did better than I expected with 11 nominations, second only to Lincoln.


As much as I want him to win Best Actor, Bradley Cooper merely adapted the dark. Daniel Day-Lewis was born in it.

Constellations
01-10-2013, 08:48 PM
Anybody have Jaws on B-Ray?

Hicks
01-11-2013, 12:14 AM
Anybody have Jaws on B-Ray?

Yep. Looks good, has good documentaries.

AesopRockOn
01-11-2013, 01:28 AM
The Oscar nominations are a bit strange in the best director category. As Ben Affleck for "Argo", Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty" and Tom Hooper for "Les Miserables" were not nominated. And typically the best director's film wins best picture of the year. So that could mean Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Les Mes won't win best picture. So that would mean that Lincoln is odds on favorite.

Biggest snubs in order:

3. Flight getting a best original screenplay nom but Looper doesn't.

2. Completely ignoring The Master.

1, No Matt McConaughey or C-Tates for Magic Mike.

Academy, Argo-**** yourselves!!!

Heisenberg
01-11-2013, 03:35 AM
Seven Psychopaths deserved a screenplay nomination

Unclebuck
01-11-2013, 09:01 AM
Biggest snubs in order:

3. Flight getting a best original screenplay nom but Looper doesn't.

2. Completely ignoring The Master.

1, No Matt McConaughey or C-Tates for Magic Mike.

Academy, Argo-**** yourselves!!!

Have you seen Silver Linings Playbook. I'm interested in your thoughts. When I went to see it I wasn't expecting much in fact I didn't really want to see it, but there was nothing else on at the time I was going, and I heard it was pretty good. And I'll also admit for the first hour or so I thought it was OK, better than I thought it would be but then as I watched the last 45 minutes or so and started th8inking hey this is a really good movie, I started realizing yes it is really good. It kind of sneaks up on you

Sparhawk
01-12-2013, 09:51 PM
Looper

Did not anticipate that ending at all. Not exactly the kind of movie I thought it would be. Having said that, I think I really enjoyed it. I was engaged the whole way through.

Hicks
01-12-2013, 11:21 PM
When I think about Looper I think about

That horrifying sequence where the one guy keeps losing body parts as they're just mutilating his younger self. Something about that really got to me in the theater.

imawhat
01-13-2013, 01:45 AM
I watched Silver Linings Playbook last night. I wanted to see it, but I didn't love it. It's probably because it wasn't what I expected, and also because I thought the writing was a little jumpy towards the end.

Sandman21
01-13-2013, 03:02 AM
I love when all the Premium movie channels are on a preview weekend. I can load up my DVR and gets a weeks worth of movies.

Just finished Project X, and I'm still not sure what to make of it.

spreedom
01-13-2013, 01:02 PM
Just watched Dredd... behind 21 Jump Street, it was my favorite movie of 2012. Still haven't seen Silver Linings Playbook though.

pacer4ever
01-13-2013, 01:18 PM
Looper

Did not anticipate that ending at all. Not exactly the kind of movie I thought it would be. Having said that, I think I really enjoyed it. I was engaged the whole way through.

You really didnt see that ending coming? I figured that would be the ending pretty early on that was my only gripe with the movie. Really good movie besides knowing the ending by about half way though the movie.

Dgreenwell3
01-13-2013, 10:36 PM
Just watched forward unto dawn (the halo live action YouTube thing)...well done...tugs at your heart strings

Heisenberg
01-13-2013, 10:53 PM
I watched Silver Linings Playbook last night. I wanted to see it, but I didn't love it. It's probably because it wasn't what I expected, and also because I thought the writing was a little jumpy towards the end.Yeah, it's a good enough movie but I don't really understand all the awards love it's getting.

Unclebuck
01-14-2013, 08:14 AM
Yeah, it's a good enough movie but I don't really understand all the awards love it's getting.

I thought acting of the 4 leads was really, really good and I thought the movie was extremely well written.


I saw The Impossible over the weekend. Very effective movie. Nice acting job by Naomi Watts, nbut also who ever the actor who played the 14 year old Lucas, I thought he stole the movie. There was one certain scene in the movie involving the three brothers that was very emotional for me.

Sparhawk
01-14-2013, 08:58 AM
You really didnt see that ending coming? I figured that would be the ending pretty early on that was my only gripe with the movie. Really good movie besides knowing the ending by about half way though the movie.

I honestly don't spend my time trying to guess what comes next. I just watch. I find that I enjoy movies better that way. I figured he would just shoot his hand off. Wouldn't that have done it?

indygeezer
01-14-2013, 10:00 AM
Le Mis did not live up to the hype. I love the stage play but the wife agrees with me, this was a bit boring. The young man that played the boyfriend killed em. He was GOOD. Ann Hathaway was good but really was excellent at the end. But still....I dozed off during the middle.

Natston
01-14-2013, 11:52 AM
Gangster Squad

Very cliched, straight forward action movie, Sean Penn was amazing though.

Bball
01-14-2013, 10:51 PM
Looper
I suppose the biggest plot hole for me if I think about it is Why do the loopers have to kill themselves to close the loop? Isn't that just asking for trouble? I guess the fact they are supposed to be hooded and the payment is hidden maybe partially explains it because could you trust these guys to actually see that the extra payday gets to the intended party and let him know his 'retirement' is to begin (if someone else did the kill)? The other thing I never got is why was the "Rainmaker (Reignmaker?)" closing so many loops? And lastly... did the chick already know about Loopers or did I miss some dialogue (or implied dialogue) that led to her saying "you're a looper...." ?

Heisenberg
01-15-2013, 03:34 AM
I thought acting of the 4 leads was really, really good and I thought the movie was extremely well written.


I saw The Impossible over the weekend. Very effective movie. Nice acting job by Naomi Watts, nbut also who ever the actor who played the 14 year old Lucas, I thought he stole the movie. There was one certain scene in the movie involving the three brothers that was very emotional for me.That kid didn't steal anything, he was the underbilled lead and deserved an Oscar nomination for it.

BRushWithDeath
01-15-2013, 11:06 AM
Gangster Squad

Very cliched, straight forward action movie, Sean Penn was amazing though.


Gangster Squad

Very cliched, straight forward action movie, Sean Penn was amazing though.

Hadn't been to a movie in the theater for awhile and there were quite a few I wanted to see so I gave my fiancÚ the choice of "Zero Dark Thirty", "Django Unchained", "Silver Linings Playbook", and "Gangster Squad".

Of course, she chose the one with Ryan Gosling.

It wasn't a terrible movie but it's nothing you haven't seen a few times before when it has been done better. It's basically "The Untouchables" with prettier people and less substance.

KingGeorge
01-15-2013, 11:33 AM
I have watched Looper like 3 times in two weeks. I like it more and more each time I watch it.

Here are some questions that I have though...

Do you think Kid Blue (the idiot gunman) is the younger of version of Abe (Jeff Daniels) ?

The girl looks inside Young Joe's watch at the very end. Do you think it is a picture of her?

pacer4ever
01-15-2013, 11:58 AM
Hadn't been to a movie in the theater for awhile and there were quite a few I wanted to see so I gave my fiancÚ the choice of "Zero Dark Thirty", "Django Unchained", "Silver Linings Playbook", and "Gangster Squad".

Of course, she chose the one with Ryan Gosling.

It wasn't a terrible movie but it's nothing you haven't seen a few times before when it has been done better. It's basically "The Untouchables" with prettier people and less substance.

Django was so good kept me engaged the whole time. It's a must see probably my favorite movie of the year Zero Dark 30 was in the mix too both were great IMO. The co star in Django was so good never heard of the guy but he made the movie he fit the role and was lol.

Sollozzo
01-15-2013, 12:05 PM
Also saw Lincoln and really liked it. I dont get why people say it was boring it was really engaging and really well done just done with dialogue Day-Lewis was really good but man was Tommy Lee Jones the star of the movie IMO. The scene when he takes the bill home after finally getting the bill past after 30 years of trying was great by far my favorite scene.


Tommy Lee Jones is obviously a great actor, but I feel like he plays the same sarcastic character in every movie. If I would have closed my eyes, I wouldn't have been able to tell if he was playing Thaddeus Stevens or Deputy Gerrard in The Fugitive. His characters always have that same vibe to them, but I realize that's what makes him popular. I feel the same way about Morgan Freeman. Another great actor, but his characters always seem the same. They are always very dignified, magnanimous, and full of wisdom. Watching him play Nelson Mandela in Invictus was like watching Red walk around the prison in Shawshank (credit to Bill Simmons for that observation).

Sparhawk
01-15-2013, 02:49 PM
Tommy Lee Jones is obviously a great actor, but I feel like he plays the same sarcastic character in every movie. If I would have closed my eyes, I wouldn't have been able to tell if he was playing Thaddeus Stevens or Deputy Gerrard in The Fugitive. His characters always have that same vibe to them, but I realize that's what makes him popular. I feel the same way about Morgan Freeman. Another great actor, but his characters always seem the same. They are always very dignified, magnanimous, and full of wisdom. Watching him play Nelson Mandela in Invictus was like watching Red walk around the prison in Shawshank (credit to Bill Simmons for that observation).

Seems to me that a lot of actors just play roles that are similar. Maybe they are roles similar to themselves making it easier to "transform" into a role. Kevin Costner seems like another one that seems to play the same type of role. And though I love him to death, Samuel L Jackson.

Only the great actors do you really see vary role to role. Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. If he had more time, I'd say Heath Ledger. Those are the three that quickly come to mind.

AesopRockOn
01-16-2013, 06:13 PM
Have you seen Silver Linings Playbook. I'm interested in your thoughts. When I went to see it I wasn't expecting much in fact I didn't really want to see it, but there was nothing else on at the time I was going, and I heard it was pretty good. And I'll also admit for the first hour or so I thought it was OK, better than I thought it would be but then as I watched the last 45 minutes or so and started th8inking hey this is a really good movie, I started realizing yes it is really good. It kind of sneaks up on you

I did really like it; O'Russell always puts good enough twists on conventional material to make it interesting. Everyone is good in it and I'd probably watch Jennifer Lawrence do anything. She's way too good for the Hungry Games. One thing I couldn't tell about the movie (and obviously this is up for interpretation), but it felt like O'Russell ripping on the romantic comedy genre by having this contrived, ironic happy ending with a couple of crazy people. I'm thinking of one line in particular at the end: Bradley Cooper's character gives J-Law the letter he wrote telling her how much he loves her and it turns out that he wrote it a week ago. His reasoning for not giving it to her earlier in the move was, "I wanted to be romantic," or something to that effect.
To me, that's the movie saying, only a ****ing crazy person would allow the conventions and cliches of a romantic comedy to occur in real life. Not sure if I'm reading into that too much and the rest of you thought the movie was playing it more straight than that.


Seven Psychopaths deserved a screenplay nomination

I gotta disagree with you on this one. Any movie with Chris Walken doing a near-perfect Chris Walken impression, Sam Rockwell chewing scenery, and cool digressions involving self immolation will be entertaining to a degree. But the movie was like a very cynical, nihilistic exhibition of McDonaugh playing table tennis with a brick wall of snarky farts. It accomplishes absolutely nothing AND that's the point? He's go to be cleverer than that. Plus, you can't not compare the movie to Adaptation, and Adaptation was at least 2.5 times better. Dude desparately needed a collaborator on the project.

AesopRockOn
01-16-2013, 06:18 PM
It wasn't a terrible movie but it's nothing you haven't seen a few times before when it has been done better. It's basically "The Untouchables" with prettier people and less substance.

I'd give the movie a more negative review. It's just such a waste of so many talented actors. I couldn't even appreciate it as dumb fun and I love the Syfy channel. Fleisher may have just struck gold with Zombieland, and may actually just be a Brett Ratner clone.

rexnom
01-16-2013, 11:32 PM
Seems to me that a lot of actors just play roles that are similar. Maybe they are roles similar to themselves making it easier to "transform" into a role. Kevin Costner seems like another one that seems to play the same type of role. And though I love him to death, Samuel L Jackson.

Only the great actors do you really see vary role to role. Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. If he had more time, I'd say Heath Ledger. Those are the three that quickly come to mind.
Not in Django, though.

Sparhawk
01-17-2013, 09:46 AM
Trouble with the Curve

Not a great movie by any means, but I really enjoyed it. It's a slow paced movie, but I really don't mind that as long as the characters are well drawn out.

Sparhawk
01-17-2013, 09:48 AM
Not in Django, though.

Well good for him. ;)

Bball
01-17-2013, 11:02 AM
Cloud Atlas...
Officially the weirdest movie I've ever watched. Flash forwards, flash backwards, flash sideways, a little in the future, a little in the past, way in the past, way in the future. Even complete with the future portions having new dialects, or morphed versions of English that made it sound like there was a heavy influx of Cajun in the distant future.... Which led to me wondering 'what did they just say?' several times during the distant future portion.

pacer4ever
01-17-2013, 11:36 AM
Trouble with the Curve

Not a great movie by any means, but I really enjoyed it. It's a slow paced movie, but I really don't mind that as long as the characters are well drawn out.

I really like baseball so how they butcher how real baseball scouting works kills the movie for me. Just so many poor scenes that could of been good if they took the time IMO.

Sparhawk
01-17-2013, 12:16 PM
Cloud Atlas...
Officially the weirdest movie I've ever watched. Flash forwards, flash backwards, flash sideways, a little in the future, a little in the past, way in the past, way in the future. Even complete with the future portions having new dialects, or morphed versions of English that made it sound like there was a heavy influx of Cajun in the distant future.... Which led to me wondering 'what did they just say?' several times during the distant future portion.

Want to see this so badly.

cdash
01-17-2013, 01:51 PM
Cloud Atlas...
Officially the weirdest movie I've ever watched. Flash forwards, flash backwards, flash sideways, a little in the future, a little in the past, way in the past, way in the future. Even complete with the future portions having new dialects, or morphed versions of English that made it sound like there was a heavy influx of Cajun in the distant future.... Which led to me wondering 'what did they just say?' several times during the distant future portion.

Yeah I watched Cloud Atlas yesterday and was just like, "Okay?" That was my entire reaction.

bellisimo
01-20-2013, 02:01 PM
Django Unchained - Tarantino delivers again!

Constellations
01-20-2013, 02:07 PM
Predator (1987)

Goodfellas

Sparhawk
01-20-2013, 02:12 PM
Watched a couple Kevin Hart standup specials. That dude is hilarious.

cdash
01-20-2013, 03:53 PM
Watched a couple Kevin Hart standup specials. That dude is hilarious.

He really, really is. Part of me wonders why he isn't a bigger star than he is. I realize I'm dipping my toes into a racial discussion here, but a lot of his roles are in movies that are driven to more African-American audiences (Tyler Perry movies, for example). White America needs to embrace him--he's fantastic.

Constellations
01-20-2013, 07:41 PM
Super Troopers 10/10

Suaveness
01-20-2013, 10:29 PM
Super Troopers 10/10

YOU BOYS LIKE MEXICOOO???

Stryder
01-21-2013, 07:24 AM
Hotel Transylvania

Decent. Some funny scenes. Felt a little long in some areas. My 3 year old enjoyed it.


Grave Encounters

Very good. Some intense scary scenes. A very good "found footage" film. Far superior to the later Paranormal Activity movies.

Monster Brawl

F. Horrible. Not much else to say, but I really wasn't expecting a good movie.

Mama

Definite creepiness. Did not like the ending at all. Could have done a better job. D+.

Sparhawk
01-21-2013, 09:13 PM
Moonrise Kingdom.

Wife didn't like it. I liked it quite a bit.

Unclebuck
01-22-2013, 08:51 AM
Zero Dark Thirty - very well made movie and the last hour was great. Overall it is the type of movie where I admire the acting, the story structure, the screenplay, the directing and the overall smartness level. But I don't love the movie - although as I mentioned the last hour was great.

Of the 9 best picture nominees I would rank them this way. 3 I still have not seen

1) Argo
2) Lincoln
3) Les Mis
4) Zero dark Thirty
5) Silver Linings
6) Life of Pi

Have not seen, Django, Beasts of Southern Wild or Amour. I would be shocked if any of those three break into my top 4.

Sollozzo
01-28-2013, 07:15 PM
Had to pop this in last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-8mD_BhrU

Bball
01-28-2013, 08:25 PM
Robot and Frank

I'm assuming this was a low budget flick.... If so it was pretty good...

Suaveness
01-29-2013, 12:15 AM
Saw Silver Linings this weekend, loved it

Peck
01-29-2013, 01:50 AM
Saw Silver Linings this weekend, loved it

Oddly enough I saw it Sunday night and had the opposite reaction that you did and good Lord what has happened to Chris Tucker? It took me forever to actually convince myself that was him.

rexnom
01-29-2013, 02:05 AM
I thought Zero Dark Thirty was the best movie of the year, with Silver Linings second, and Django third.

Suaveness
01-29-2013, 05:30 PM
Oddly enough I saw it Sunday night and had the opposite reaction that you did and good Lord what has happened to Chris Tucker? It took me forever to actually convince myself that was him.

Oh? I thought it was a refreshing take on the romantic comedy type movie. It felt more realistic and I loved the acting performances by Cooper and Lawrence.

And yeah, CT looks a little chubby

spreedom
01-29-2013, 09:30 PM
Bradley Cooper was absolutely hysterical in Silver Lining. Mostly because he played it so straight. I really hope he wins Best Actor.

MagicRat
01-29-2013, 09:54 PM
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Suaveness
01-29-2013, 11:59 PM
Bradley Cooper was absolutely hysterical in Silver Lining. Mostly because he played it so straight. I really hope he wins Best Actor.

Not a chance with DDL in Lincoln

Sollozzo
01-30-2013, 08:17 AM
Not a chance with DDL in Lincoln

Yeah, the Best Actor award was decided the moment Daniel Day Lewis was cast to play Lincoln, i.e. how could Daniel Day Lewis playing Abraham Lincoln be anything but a spectacular life-changing experience? No other actor this year ever had a chance. I don't even think that Marlon Brando in The Godfather could win against the Lewis/Lincoln hype machine.

Unclebuck
01-30-2013, 08:23 AM
Yeah, the Best Actor award was decided the moment Daniel Day Lewis was cast to play Lincoln, i.e. how could Daniel Day Lewis playing Abraham Lincoln be anything but a spectacular life-changing experience? No other actor this year ever had a chance. I don't even think that Marlon Brando in The Godfather could win against the Lewis/Lincoln hype machine.


Don't you think he was outstanding in that movie? I mean sure you could see it coming for a few years when it was made known he was going to be playing Lincoln, but I think by any objective measure he delivered.

I thinki of the 5 actors nominated, DDL IMO is the clear winner. (although I have not seen Phoenix in the Master), but I've seen the other three and DDL to me should win.

Sollozzo
01-30-2013, 08:55 AM
Don't you think he was outstanding in that movie? I mean sure you could see it coming for a few years when it was made known he was going to be playing Lincoln, but I think by any objective measure he delivered.

I thinki of the 5 actors nominated, DDL IMO is the clear winner. (although I have not seen Phoenix in the Master), but I've seen the other three and DDL to me should win.

He was, but I do think there's a lot of truth in saying that no other actor ever had a chance once it was announced that DDL was going to play Lincoln.

Bball
01-31-2013, 02:05 AM
He was, but I do think there's a lot of truth in saying that no other actor ever had a chance once it was announced that DDL was going to play Lincoln.

I don't know... There's a reason everyone immediately thought Oscar when DDL was announced to play Lincoln and that is because they thought he'd be great in a meaningful role that would resonate with a wide audience. Therefore, the bar was set awfully high. He could've easily not met such lofty expectations if he hadn't knocked it out of the park. It's not easy to meet expectations when everyone is expecting an exceptional performance based on reputation before the movie is even shot ...and not just word of mouth of the actual performance.

Bball
01-31-2013, 07:33 AM
"Zero Dark Thirty"
I thought Argo was really good but Zero Dark Thirty is a whole 'nother level of better IMHO.

For one thing, Argo just couldn't resist taking some creative license to throw in some cliched scenes that you had to know were BS just seeing them. And with a little research you could confirm they were BS. Zero Dark Thirty probably took some creative license as well, but nothing was cliched. There was no "OK we need a car chase scene here" school of movie-making...

Both were very good movies but if I had to vote for which was best Argo is a distant 2nd.

spreedom
01-31-2013, 10:28 AM
Not a chance with DDL in Lincoln

Well duh. Bradley Cooper merely adopted the dark; Daniel Day-Lewis was born in it.

But I really want Cooper to win.

Unclebuck
01-31-2013, 03:00 PM
I just saw this list of the best Al Pacino movies. He was in some great ones. This is according to (RT) Rotten Tomatoes

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/stand_up_guys/news/1926747/2/total_recall_al_pacinos_best_movies/

1. The Godfather (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/godfather/) -- 100%
2. The Godfather, Part II (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/godfather_part_ii/) -- 98%
3. Scarface (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/1018324-scarface/) -- 89%
4. Heat (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/1068182-heat/) -- 90%
5. Scent of a Woman (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/1042193-scent_of_a_woman/) -- 88%
5. Dog Day Afternoon (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/dog_day_afternoon/) -- 97%
7. Carlito's Way (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/carlitos_way/) -- 88%
8. The Insider (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/insider/) -- 96%
8. Glengarry Glen Ross (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/glengarry_glen_ross/) --94%
10. Donnie Brasco (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/donnie_brasco/) -- 87%
10. Serpico (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/serpico/) -- 90%

Heisenberg
01-31-2013, 04:20 PM
I'd quote a bunch of Pacino Scent Of A Woman lines but I'd get banned

Sollozzo
02-02-2013, 01:35 PM
I just saw this list of the best Al Pacino movies. He was in some great ones. This is according to (RT) Rotten Tomatoes

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/stand_up_guys/news/1926747/2/total_recall_al_pacinos_best_movies/

1. The Godfather (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/godfather/) -- 100%
2. The Godfather, Part II (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/godfather_part_ii/) -- 98%
3. Scarface (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/1018324-scarface/) -- 89%
4. Heat (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/1068182-heat/) -- 90%
5. Scent of a Woman (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/1042193-scent_of_a_woman/) -- 88%
5. Dog Day Afternoon (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/dog_day_afternoon/) -- 97%
7. Carlito's Way (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/carlitos_way/) -- 88%
8. The Insider (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/insider/) -- 96%
8. Glengarry Glen Ross (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/glengarry_glen_ross/) --94%
10. Donnie Brasco (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/donnie_brasco/) -- 87%
10. Serpico (http://www.pacersdigest.com/m/serpico/) -- 90%




Pacino killing my username's namesake:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9cGYBqmUvU

Bball
02-02-2013, 04:45 PM
Total Recall 2012

I liked it better than I thought I would. It's a popcorn flick of course. Nothing groundbreaking about it. I'd seen the original so I was pretty sure this would seem stale no matter what but it was OK. My complaint is: I was expecting a giant mindf--k at the end to really leave you wondering what exactly was real and they didn't do it. I mean they teased something at the end with him in the ambulance or medical room but then clearly give it away what was happening.

The two female leads looked a lot alike so that was a little confusing. In fact, that could've played well for my mindf--k ending... Have him wake up there at the end and see the heroine stroking his hair and waiting for him to wakeup. She tells him "everything's OK now". He calls her by the name we heard in the movie (which I've already forgotten... if they even gave her a name).... and she replies seemingly confused as to why he'd call her that and says "What? I'm Lori... your wife" (which I believe was the name he believed the fake wife's name to be) Fade to black. Which then makes you wonder if the whole thing was a Recall dream, or if there was a new memory being thrown at him, or just what....
Or another idea... Have him wake up. Cut to a camera behind him showing the heroine who tells him "Everything's OK now. It's all OK". Then have her embrace him and have the camera come in close enough that we see she doesn't have the bullet scar on her hand. Fade to black.

Sparhawk
02-04-2013, 12:50 PM
Safety Not Guaranteed

Not a comedy, but still enjoyable.

Kegboy
02-04-2013, 01:22 PM
Zero Dark Thirty

Exceptional. Only complaint I had was wishing I had a remote to go back and rewatch some stuff; there's no hand-holding where the narrative is concerned.

Only other nominees I've seen are Lincoln and Django, and this blew them out of the water, IMHO.

Pig Nash
02-04-2013, 01:52 PM
Phoenix was AMAZING in The Master but the academy didn't really like that movie so he won't win.

cdash
02-06-2013, 03:25 PM
Phoenix was AMAZING in The Master but the academy didn't really like that movie so he won't win.

I agree. Phoenix was awesome in that movie but the movie was ****ing stupid.

Pig Nash
02-06-2013, 10:09 PM
I fully disagree, greatly looking forward to my second viewing of the film when it comes out on bluray.

MyFavMartin
02-07-2013, 01:37 PM
I really liked Denzel in Flight.

Just sayin'

Sparhawk
02-09-2013, 09:35 PM
The Words with Bradley Cooper and Dennis Quaid.

This movie didn't have any twists or turns, or really any adversity of any kind, but it was so well written that I really enjoyed the movie.

presto123
02-11-2013, 01:43 AM
Watched The Strangers with Liv Tyler again. Seems to be a love it or hate it type of movie. The main characters certainly make some bad decisions but you can't deny the creepiness and terror of this movie. Who's to say what kind of decisions you make when your life is in jeopardy? Still one of the better horror movies of the last decade IMO.

Heisenberg
02-11-2013, 03:22 AM
I fully disagree, greatly looking forward to my second viewing of the film when it comes out on bluray.

That's where I'm at. I got a little too caught up in the geeky cinematography type stuff to really digest it on the first go round. But I'm glad the faux documentary thing didn't ruing Phoenix's career, that guy's going to be an all time great if he doesn't just up and quit.

presto123
02-11-2013, 04:39 AM
Just got done watching Insidious again. Can you tell I like horror films? LOL Once again great movie one of the best horror films of the last decade.

Unclebuck
02-11-2013, 08:11 AM
Side Effects - it was OK. Mildly entertaining, but nothing more.

cdash
02-11-2013, 05:32 PM
Debbie Does Dallas

Really well filmed. Camera angles and lighting were good given the limited budget. Three stars.

Sparhawk
02-12-2013, 11:23 PM
Debbie Does Dallas

Really well filmed. Camera angles and lighting were good given the limited budget. Three stars.

LOL Well it's about damn time. :P

Steagles
02-14-2013, 09:44 AM
I watched a pair of movies recently. First let us begin with The Master.


To preface, the only reason I watched this movie was because Joaquin Phoenix is my all-time favorite actor. I have watched everything he is in (yes, that includes I'm Still Here, which I thought was a brilliant movie by the way, stupid or not, only he could pull off the rapper hoax) so I gave this one a look. His acting was stellar, as usual. however, I feel dumber having seen the movie. What the **** was that? It started very well but the plot really never developed. What was the point? Freddy is a drunk in the beginning, and ends a drunk. I never thought another movie would have more random nudity than I'm Still Here, but I was wrong. All the movie turned out to be was a pointless following of a drunk war veteran who has anger management issues and loves to fornicate. Granted Joaquin Phoenix played him perfectly, it's a shame this movie wasn't better. The setup with the school girl could have (and SHOULD HAVE) been much better.

Steagles
02-14-2013, 09:48 AM
The other movie I watched was Flight.

This movie was nothing like I had imagined when I saw the previews. However, it was phenomenal. Denzel Washington plays a great lead and the development of him and his relationship with the lady is very well done. I also really like how his family comes to love him by the end as well. With as much action and plot development this movie featured, it could have had much more- and that is awesome. However, I think the perfect balance was released already. I would not change a thing. In regards to the ending, I did not see it coming, but now in hindsight, if it didn't turn out that way, the entire movie would be a waste of time. Great movie, I would definitely recommend it.