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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby terrytate » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:19 pm

Caradoc wrote:Watched Prometheus and Fury road same night.

Prometheus was disappointing. And why did they even bother to cast Charlize Theron in a throwaway role like that?

Fury road? Holy crap what a horrible movie.



Agreed about Prometheus.

Fury Road though, not a chance. You just weren't the target audience for it. That movie wasn't about plot, it was about spectacle. It was like watching George Miller take Micheal Bay to school.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby terrytate » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:27 pm

MJW wrote:
Teitan wrote:If anything Skyfall is perceived much better because it was massively better than Quantum. I really enjoyed Skyfall. I also liked the new one but I'd put it 3rd in Craig's era.


Casino Royale
Skyfall
Spectre
Quantum


I'd put Skyfall ahead of Casino Royale. I think Skyfall is the best Bond ever, and I've seen them all at least twice and read all of Fleming's books (and a few that others wrote,) so I don't say that lightly.



My biggest problem with Skyfall is that is was so filled with dumb. So much of the plot relies on either the villain being obviously impossibly lucky or precognizant. Or, it relies on people who are supposed to be the most capable in the world at their job making mistakes that an entry level guy wouldn't do. Things like Q getting a suspicious laptop, one taken from directly from an epic hacker, and plugging that sucker directly into his network, a network that connects to everything important.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:24 pm

Walk the Line

Gets better every time I watch it.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby MJW » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:03 am

terrytate wrote:
MJW wrote:
I'd put Skyfall ahead of Casino Royale. I think Skyfall is the best Bond ever, and I've seen them all at least twice and read all of Fleming's books (and a few that others wrote,) so I don't say that lightly.



My biggest problem with Skyfall is that is was so filled with dumb. So much of the plot relies on either the villain being obviously impossibly lucky or precognizant. Or, it relies on people who are supposed to be the most capable in the world at their job making mistakes that an entry level guy wouldn't do. Things like Q getting a suspicious laptop, one taken from directly from an epic hacker, and plugging that sucker directly into his network, a network that connects to everything important.


The happenstance of it doesn't bother me - there's some of that in any movie. I do acknowledge there was a lot of dumb, though. No argument. I just don't know if it's anything new. If you think about it, the whole conceit of, "Let's send one boozy guy to deal with our problems when thousands of lives are at stake" is pretty dumb. I thought there was just enough of a toe in reality with "Skyfall" to give it the emotional heft it depended on. It was a little more John Le Carre than most in the series, and a lot less Jason Bourne or video game, which was good.

Maybe it's just that it appealed to the things I appreciate most in movies - the cinematography was incredible. The blue-hewed shadowy high-rise billboard fight, the rich reds and golds of Asian gambling club sequence, the stark browns and tans of the abandoned city, etc. I loved all the actors they brought in - Naomi Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, the new Q (name is escaping me,) etc. The villain was great, hitting the perfect note between evil, crazy, and pathetic. It didn't bog down with a shoehorned romance, either. I appreciated that.

All that meant more to me than the plot holes and deus ex machina moments. I mean, there ARE movies where that stuff would bother me, this just wasn't one of them.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:40 pm

Caught Passengers on Starz this evening.

I can see why people hated the ending. The human question of what would you do with your life if you had nothing to do would be far more interesting than the crisis they had to deal with before living out their days in a box, but they unwittingly teed up what could have been a great love story.

Still, I enjoyed the film despite ending with so many unanswered questions.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby EastBayBucsFan » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:28 am

Saw "It" last night and it was really good. I'm not much on remakes or horror movies, but this was much better than I thought it was going to be.

Also saw previews to the new "Saw" movie, didn't even know they were making one.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Hit55 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:51 am

Borrowed Rogue One from the library and watched that for the first time with the girlfriend. It was very well done. I thoroughly enjoyed it. K-2SO and Chirrut Imwe had me in stitches with a bunch of their scenes.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby BayAreaBucFan25 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:46 pm

Only the brave.. about the granite mountain hotshot wildland firefighters. Great movie and the last 20 minutes were very heavy. The only time I think I have ever formed a tear in a movie.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby beardmcdoug » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:25 pm

BayAreaBucFan25 wrote:Only the brave.. about the granite mountain hotshot wildland firefighters. Great movie and the last 20 minutes were very heavy. The only time I think I have ever formed a tear in a movie.


Cool. Saw the preview, I'll check it out.

Saw the new Bladerunner.

My review:
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Reeeeaally wanted to like this one. I never say this... (all of my top 5 movies are long, slow movies)... but this movie just felt too long and slow. Just thought it was kind of shallow, thought the characters were kind of boring, and the plot didn't particularly grab me. LOVED the ambience they created - this lush, despondent, neon hazy dystopian future; the music, the FX, the cinematography were all top notch - some of the best I've seen in recent years, if not the best. Just wanted more depth to fill that well-crafted diorama. Give it a strong B- to B
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Teitan » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:01 pm

Gerald's Game.


I never read the book, it wasn't what I thought it'd be from the trailers. I thought the sadistic version in my head would have made a much better movie.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Zarniwoop » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:39 pm

beardmcdoug wrote:
BayAreaBucFan25 wrote:Only the brave.. about the granite mountain hotshot wildland firefighters. Great movie and the last 20 minutes were very heavy. The only time I think I have ever formed a tear in a movie.


Cool. Saw the preview, I'll check it out.

Saw the new Bladerunner.

My review:
Spoiler:
Reeeeaally wanted to like this one. I never say this... (all of my top 5 movies are long, slow movies)... but this movie just felt too long and slow. Just thought it was kind of shallow, thought the characters were kind of boring, and the plot didn't particularly grab me. LOVED the ambience they created - this lush, despondent, neon hazy dystopian future; the music, the FX, the cinematography were all top notch - some of the best I've seen in recent years, if not the best. Just wanted more depth to fill that well-crafted diorama. Give it a strong B- to B



I’m torn on seeing this. Really liked the first. But from others I trust who saw it...they said the same thing you did.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Caradoc » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:11 am

Hit55 wrote:Borrowed Rogue One from the library and watched that for the first time with the girlfriend. It was very well done. I thoroughly enjoyed it. K-2SO and Chirrut Imwe had me in stitches with a bunch of their scenes.


Wow. I just saw that and thought it was the most obnoxious one of the series yet. Casting was horrible, lead was unbelievable in the role, and the condescending speechifying at the end made my ears bleed. I spent one half of the movie constantly wondering "what the hell were they thinking?" and the other half just cringing.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Caradoc » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:32 am

terrytate wrote:
Caradoc wrote:Watched Prometheus and Fury road same night.

Prometheus was disappointing. And why did they even bother to cast Charlize Theron in a throwaway role like that?

Fury road? Holy crap what a horrible movie.



Agreed about Prometheus.

Fury Road though, not a chance. You just weren't the target audience for it. That movie wasn't about plot, it was about spectacle. It was like watching George Miller take Micheal Bay to school.


Funny, I don't remember any "spectacle" in fury road. At all. It was bland.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Caradoc » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:42 am

Watched Kingsman (the first one). Was a kind of desperation "can't find anything else" watch. Loved it. Completely different from the Bond/Avengers/Man from Uncle clone I expected. Delightfully over the top and tongue in cheek, with fun action scenes (the "spectacle" that I am told Fury Road had but didn't). The church scene, from the incredibly unsympathetic/deserving preacher and patrons, to the amazingly overdone violence was masterful. The score was outrageously perfect for the scenes despite the bizarre disconnect that appeared on the surface. (if you haven't seen it, "Free Bird" and "Give it Up" by KC and the Sunshine Band are the music for the primary fight scenes. Oh, and "Pomp and Circumstance"). Samuel L Jackson pulled off a character I never would have thought he could. The villainous plot was so over the top James Bond villains feel like amateurs (only Draco in "Moonraker" - which every Bond fan wants to forget - came close). And exploding heads. An a princess who, well...Great flick.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Buc2 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:25 am

Caradoc wrote:Watched Kingsman (the first one). Was a kind of desperation "can't find anything else" watch. Loved it. Completely different from the Bond/Avengers/Man from Uncle clone I expected. Delightfully over the top and tongue in cheek, with fun action scenes (the "spectacle" that I am told Fury Road had but didn't). The church scene, from the incredibly unsympathetic/deserving preacher and patrons, to the amazingly overdone violence was masterful. The score was outrageously perfect for the scenes despite the bizarre disconnect that appeared on the surface. (if you haven't seen it, "Free Bird" and "Give it Up" by KC and the Sunshine Band are the music for the primary fight scenes. Oh, and "Pomp and Circumstance"). Samuel L Jackson pulled off a character I never would have thought he could. The villainous plot was so over the top James Bond villains feel like amateurs (only Draco in "Moonraker" - which every Bond fan wants to forget - came close). And exploding heads. An a princess who, well...Great flick.

I concur. You laid it out waaaaaaay better than I could have. I haven't seen the new one yet either. But I will.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Phantom Phenom » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:19 am

Happy Death Day
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby beardmcdoug » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:32 am

Caradoc wrote:
terrytate wrote:

Agreed about Prometheus.

Fury Road though, not a chance. You just weren't the target audience for it. That movie wasn't about plot, it was about spectacle. It was like watching George Miller take Micheal Bay to school.


Funny, I don't remember any "spectacle" in fury road. At all. It was bland.


Agreed.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Super K » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:56 am

Phantom Phenom wrote:Happy Death Day


Yep..we saw it too..at the drive in..triple "Creature Feature"..

Pet Sematary - loved the book..movie was junk but my daughter had never seen it

Happy Death Day - flat out ****ing stupid

IT - saw it (heh) again..

I was kinda pissed, we could've seen an alternate lineup with:

Friday the 13th (1980 original
Boo 2
IT

But it was my daughter's call/evening..

At least Madea makes me crack up sometimes..Death Day was ****ing trash..
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby RedLeader » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:23 pm

What was wrong with death day? I thought the premise had promise...
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Crocaneers » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:41 pm

Wonder

If you need a movie to put value in humankind, this is it. It's a really great fictional story, based on how life can really be. I am sure everyone knows the premise so I won't spend time here with that. What I will do, is review the movie approaches how we should feel and view life. We love to criticize and destroy anything that is now like "normal".

Take time, and see this movie .. I am almost sure I will again .. to get some more smaller nuggets.

Great family film.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Caradoc » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:06 pm

Crocaneers wrote:Wonder

If you need a movie to put value in humankind, this is it. It's a really great fictional story, based on how life can really be. I am sure everyone knows the premise so I won't spend time here with that. What I will do, is review the movie approaches how we should feel and view life. We love to criticize and destroy anything that is now like "normal".

Take time, and see this movie .. I am almost sure I will again .. to get some more smaller nuggets.

Great family film.


was there supposed to be a link there?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Crocaneers » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:53 pm

No .. I just bold and underline movies when I review them.
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