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post #181 of 718
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Name me a better superhero movie. BB was probably the best superhero movie I have seen. It was a lot more plausible than the other superhero movies I have seen.

Jon.

i don't want my super hero films to be plausible, they are, after all, about super heroes. i think x-men, batman and batman returns are better, in different ways, to BB. and though they're not better films, i personally preferred hellboy and maybe even blade to the awkward soulless pompous lump that was BB. i outlined my problems with the film earlier in this thread and i'm sticking by those criticisms.

recently watched the beat that my heart skipped (absolutely fkn quality, i mean really good) and the shape of things (a bit clunky but interesting, you could tell it was based on a stage play, but at least the mrs liked it), oh, and the corpse bride on pay per view (really enjoyed it).

next up: brick, on thursday if i can get into a preview.

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Originally Posted by m@t
yup that was pretty cool.

Next up: Jarhead

i enjoyed a history of violence as well, though it was a bit like a very good late night special tv movie. jarhead looked lovely, must have had a good dp, but it brought nothing new to the table, basically just an updated full metal jacket - what did you think?
post #182 of 718
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Originally Posted by chrysalid
i don't want my super hero films to be plausible, they are, after all, about super heroes.

Bob Kane would probably disagree with you there.

koji
post #183 of 718
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Originally Posted by Thracozaag
Bob Kane would probably disagree with you there.

koji

yeah he probably would, maybe i was wrong about superhero films and plausibility...that doesn't change the fact that BB is a poor film though.
post #184 of 718
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Originally Posted by chrysalid
yeah he probably would, maybe i was wrong about superhero films and plausibility...that doesn't change the fact that BB is a poor film though.

The cast alone elevated BB as a superhero movie, imo.

koji
post #185 of 718
You don't have to go to the movies. You aren't missing anything. Try it. Don't go to the movies for like a year. It is pretty interesting. You don't miss it.
post #186 of 718
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Originally Posted by johnapril
You don't have to go to the movies. You aren't missing anything. Try it. Don't go to the movies for like a year. It is pretty interesting. You don't miss it.

Actually I do not entirerly disagree with this. Has its merits. Like no old couples that are drunk beyond any sane level talking non-stop.
post #187 of 718
All I know is that Snakes On A Plane is going to be the best movie of the year.
post #188 of 718
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Originally Posted by johnapril
You don't have to go to the movies. You aren't missing anything. Try it. Don't go to the movies for like a year. It is pretty interesting. You don't miss it.
I haven't been to the movies in 6 years. Cinemas and the people who populate them are terrible and the movies sometimes moreso
post #189 of 718
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I haven't been to the movies in 6 years. Cinemas and the people who populate them are terrible and the movies sometimes moreso
While I will agree with you that a lot of mainstream movies are utter dreck I can think of nothing better than sharing the experience of a great movie with other people. There is nothing cooler than a palitable sense of anxiety, happiness, saddness, etc. in a theatre as a movie winds its course.

A.
post #190 of 718
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Originally Posted by shellshock
did anyone mention "the village" yet? COME ON, m. night shamilan. i hate your name too.

This is one of the funniest posts I've read on SF
post #191 of 718
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Originally Posted by Aaron
While I will agree with you that a lot of mainstream movies are utter dreck I can think of nothing better than sharing the experience of a great movie with other people. There is nothing cooler than a palitable sense of anxiety, happiness, saddness, etc. in a theatre as a movie winds its course.

A.
That's true only if you have friends with you or the people there are well-behaved, which isn't the case usually.

I also find most cinemas very uncomfortable.
post #192 of 718
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
That's true only if you have friends with you or the people there are well-behaved, which isn't the case usually.

I also find most cinemas very uncomfortable.

Agree on both accounts.
post #193 of 718
i watch most films on dvd on my sofa, but that said when i have been to the cinema (last film syriana) i can only remember one time when the audience were noisy, and that was watching swordfish so i suppose it's my own fault really (swordfish blew).

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Originally Posted by johnapril
You don't have to go to the movies. You aren't missing anything. Try it. Don't go to the movies for like a year. It is pretty interesting. You don't miss it.

this can be said about anything right? novels, newspapers, paintings, photography, sculpture, music, theatre, dance etc etc. i personally think that film is an incredibly important 'art' (whatever that is) - partly because due to it's huge popularity it reflects it's market; that is society in general. is apocalypse now any less important than picasso's guernica? what about films like birth of a nation, battle ship potemkin, metropolis, dr strangelove, easy rider, wall street (just), la haine etc etc - i would suggest that all people watch these films, they are as important as great literature and great art - i reckon you shouldn't ignore this stuff, and am amazed that anyone thinks that you should.
post #194 of 718
I don't think he is saying you shouldn't watch movies. He is saying you should go to movies. Which I generally agree with. There are films I'd like to see with other people, but theaters are fucking ripoffs. Get friends together watch it at someone's house. You only have to wait a couple months for a dvd or a rip release. There are very few movies that I will brave theaters for.
post #195 of 718
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Originally Posted by Bradford
We just rented Match Point. That has to rank right up there with Cookie's Fortune and Solaris as one of the most boring films of all time. Great clothes though.
?!?! I loved Match Point. Like in an "I want to have 10,000 of your babies" kind of way. But I guess this is why they make more than one movie a year.
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
I watched Capote recently myself, and I really loved it. I was enthralled from beginning to end, and it surprises me that I've heard it's a "style over substance" movie. I personally found it a great combination of both.
Completely agreed. And PSH was amazing. Speaking of which, surprisingly, MI3 was NOT a movie that blew (IMO). It was exactly what I expected: there were cool explosions and gadgets, it required absolutely no brain activity, it was fast-paced, it was ridiculously improbable, and PSH was awesome, though underutilized. I hate Tom Cruise, but I can divorce the actor from the role. So it wasn't great, it wasn't bad, things exploded, and I was entertained.
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