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post #9496 of 9940
Was forced to watch Lucy with some friends last night. Jesus christ what an abomination it was. Needed to watch Lost in Translation today as a palette cleanser and to look at S Johanssen in a positive light again. Lucy had no point, wasn't even visually appealing, teenage stoner philosopher dialogue. I felt embarrassed watching it. Have seen better acting in Relax, he's my Stepdad 4.
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Was forced to watch Lucy with some friends last night. Jesus christ what an abomination it was. Needed to watch Lost in Translation today as a palette cleanser and to look at S Johanssen in a positive light again. Lucy had no point, wasn't even visually appealing, teenage stoner philosopher dialogue. I felt embarrassed watching it. Have seen better acting in Relax, he's my Stepdad 4.

Never planned to watch it, because I am sick of seeing Morgan Freeman play the same old wise black man role.
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Finished The Pacific last night. As I first started the series, I was comparing it to BoB, but I quickly realized that was a bad idea. As well, I don't really want to have any negative feelings towards the soldiers that were portrayed in The Pacific, as they were no less valuable, or at risk, than the men in Europe.

That being said, I really did like it a lot, and it was a totally different presentation than BoB. Its really unbelievable to realize that all this happened so relatively recently. Both were truly excellent television presentations, very glad I watched them.
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Never planned to watch it, because I am sick of seeing Morgan Freeman play the same old wise black man role.

I admire his willingness to take any rule, no matter how shitty.
post #9501 of 9940
newest interstellar trailer is out...looks pretty damn amazing. But don't watch it if you want spoilers...I think it reveals too much and wont be doing anymore digging until this comes out in nov.
post #9502 of 9940
Watched this last night. Loved it:

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Perv!
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newest interstellar trailer is out...looks pretty damn amazing. But don't watch it if you want spoilers...I think it reveals too much and wont be doing anymore digging until this comes out in nov.

We saw the trailer and my girlfriend leaned over to me immediately afterwards and said "we just saw the whole movie"

Actually, we didn't, there's a key piece they left - ahem - unexplored, which I suspect is the real reason for the movie, but they gave away so much - is that all really just in the intro?
post #9505 of 9940
Guardians of the galaxy was good fun.

Wtf was that trailer for the walrus movie? Can't tell if serious... Saw that it is directed by Kevin Smith so I am guessing no (and we are seeing one of those instances where the studio trailer is misrepresenting the film as something different... like with The Village)
post #9506 of 9940
I saw Guardians of the Galaxy and thought it was a huge amateur mess. Easily the worst Marvel movie to date, and I've enjoyed all of them besides maybe Iron Man III. The screenplay was horrible in general, script and all, and the acting was pretty bad except for the voiceovers. Chris Pratt was really out of his comfort zone playing a witty rogue instead of a likeable dope and he struggled with comic delivery of lines that were derivative as well as wholly unfunny to begin with.

The screenplay in general was just weak. Nothing within it caused anything else to happen -- it was always something external. The screenwriters would have been better off solving all problems by having magical animated paintbrushes appear to change whatever's happening on-screen. Oh, you can't go out there. Except you can. Oh no don't do that, you'll die. But you won't. There's no way you can defeat him, until you just do. After the first couple of these moments -- which appear early in the movie and frequently throughout -- I just resigned myself to hoping there would maybe be something that would keep me enthused, but there wasn't: the action scenes were overly choreographed and ultimately pointless as each drone just gets mowed down without issue and with little visual spectacle to go along with it, the humor was not funny at all, and there was not one, but two MacGuffins that went alongside each other on the predictable plot path from beginning to end.

If it weren't for Marvel's production values and my general and genuine like of comic book characters and the Marvel cinematic universe I would've felt totally cheated instead of just disappointed.
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Guardians of the galaxy was good fun.

Wtf was that trailer for the walrus movie? Can't tell if serious... Saw that it is directed by Kevin Smith so I am guessing no (and we are seeing one of those instances where the studio trailer is misrepresenting the film as something different... like with The Village)

agreed
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I saw Guardians of the Galaxy and thought it was a huge amateur mess. Easily the worst Marvel movie to date, and I've enjoyed all of them besides maybe Iron Man III. The screenplay was horrible in general, script and all, and the acting was pretty bad except for the voiceovers. Chris Pratt was really out of his comfort zone playing a witty rogue instead of a likeable dope and he struggled with comic delivery of lines that were derivative as well as wholly unfunny to begin with.

The screenplay in general was just weak. Nothing within it caused anything else to happen -- it was always something external. The screenwriters would have been better off solving all problems by having magical animated paintbrushes appear to change whatever's happening on-screen. Oh, you can't go out there. Except you can. Oh no don't do that, you'll die. But you won't. There's no way you can defeat him, until you just do. After the first couple of these moments -- which appear early in the movie and frequently throughout -- I just resigned myself to hoping there would maybe be something that would keep me enthused, but there wasn't: the action scenes were overly choreographed and ultimately pointless as each drone just gets mowed down without issue and with little visual spectacle to go along with it, the humor was not funny at all, and there was not one, but two MacGuffins that went alongside each other on the predictable plot path from beginning to end.

If it weren't for Marvel's production values and my general and genuine like of comic book characters and the Marvel cinematic universe I would've felt totally cheated instead of just disappointed.

Predictable yes, ending was a bit of a let down to me. But overall movie was fun. I enjoyed it a lot.
post #9508 of 9940
Does anyone know about the release dates for Almodovar's Wild Tales? I really want to see that.
post #9509 of 9940
been on billy wilder binge recently: ace in the hole, the apartment, witness for the prosecution, the lost weekend, etc. fucking amazing writer/director/producer one of my favorite up there with hitchcock. please watch some of his films. im begging you
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Was forced to watch Lucy with some friends last night. Jesus christ what an abomination it was. Needed to watch Lost in Translation today as a palette cleanser and to look at S Johanssen in a positive light again. Lucy had no point, wasn't even visually appealing, teenage stoner philosopher dialogue. I felt embarrassed watching it. Have seen better acting in Relax, he's my Stepdad 4.

 

Likewise. Luckily, my friend sprang for my ticket, otherwise I'd be bitching about being out $13 to see that dreck.

 

Take 3 parts wish fulfillment, and one part derivative "sci-fi action", one part "Korean gangster actioner" mix, frost with a thin layer of pseudoscientific philosophobabble, then serve.

 

Caution; may cause nausea and logorrhea.

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