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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. gort

    gort Senior member

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    Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger: cheesy but nice little nostalgia for arnold one liners. Movie was basically an ad for Chevy, though. "The ZR1 is faster than any helicopter!"

    The Hunger Games - not bad. I was kind of distracted while watching it though.
     


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    Saw "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" last night--poignant and thought-provoking. My wife and I enjoyed it very much.
     


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    The Great Gatsby. If compared with the novel, it's disappointing. I don't particularly enjoy the way the story is told. This partially has to do with stupid 3D, which is terrible in fast-paced but decent in slow-paced sequences. Anyway, the movie is definitely some sort of spectacle and I enjoy the cast of di Caprio and Tom but overall I'm not convinced. Bummer. Also, the music killed the atmosphere.

    Not technically a movie, but I also saw James Graham's play This House broadcasted live to the cinema. I'm not much of a theater guy, and I've probably only seen a handful of plays so far, moreover I'm not very familiar with the background story, but nonetheless This House seemed extremely well executed. I enjoyed it a lot. The atmosphere (broadcasting) was very good, great direction etc. I'll try to grab a ticket for The Audience in the mid of June even though most tickets are already sold out.
     


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    I've read the novel in highschool. Have you? Can you compare? I don't really remember it, so I'll have to reread it before I'll go watch the movie.
     


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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Cross-post from the WAYRN thread. I really enjoyed this slightly manic mini-lecture on The Great Gatsby:
    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     


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    Have you seen Firefly or Chuck?

    Told you.
     
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    Thanks for the video. I enjoyed it a lot.
     


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    Thank you J. I'll check into this one.
     


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    Heart-stopping! Damn. This was great! Thank you Lefty.
     
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  11. in stitches

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    ha! thanks again! i knew someone here rec'd it, but i could not remember who. thanks for reminding me. you are owed double credit.
     


  12. b1os

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    BTW, is Iron Man 3 in 3D as bad as I think it is? I've seen the trailer for the new Wolverine and the action sequences were horryfying. I mean, if it's already annoying in the fast-paced sequences in The Great Gatsby, how can it work in a more dedicated action movie?
     


  13. in stitches

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    my brother said he enjoyed it a lot. a buddy said he didnt. i guess it will be a love it or hate it thing. i hope to see it sunday.
     


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    I liked the non-3D version and I haven't heard any reviews to make me want to see it in 3D (nothing to suggest it adds anything)
     


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    There's this great cinema in Berlin that shows pretty much everything non-dubbed and non-subbed. Unfortunately, they always show the 3D version if available. I think I'll also give it a try, but generally I'm no fan at all of 3D. It adds something in, as said above, slow-paced sequences. Snowfall/rain can also look stunning. But once there are quick cuts and quick movements, it just looks wrong. And when they begin to 3D-ify old videos, like they did with some old Wall Street videos in The Great Gatsby, it just looks ridiculous.
     


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