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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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

  1. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    saw a few movies, nothing exceptional but they were fun,
    1. Sabotage - good old Arnie movie, dialog/plot is so so but fun to watch.
    2. Homefront - Statham action movie, not too bad
    3. old boy - it was ok but nothing close to the original Korean version
    4. The Equalizer - Denzel at his best...

    been on an action movie spree :slayer:
     
  2. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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    Finally got around to this:

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    A bit over the top with the allegory, but it was a good ride.

    And now for a classic:

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  3. sinnedk

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    need to see ghost dog and automata
     
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    Watched this yesterday. Pretty good action flick.
     
  5. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Went to an early evening session of Exodus Gods and Kings. Had to go at that time as they are not showing it on the big screens in the complex during the day.

    Its BIG and you have to see it on a big screen the plagues sequence is amazing over all a very good film even Mrs GF enjoyed. We had a good laugh on the way out as we as we both recalled Nuns telling us the story from out time at Catholic schools
     
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  6. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Podhoretz writes superb film reviews.
     
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    you've turned me on to something good - thank you!
     
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    OK, this film is a masterpiece. The plot is haunting, the cinematography is genius (stark black & white). The use of silence is incredible, as the silence winds up being deafening. Remarkable movie.

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    Some interesting bits in here.
     
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    Cool flick. First of the "shock docs", it had people lining up for days to see it. The world was a lot more mysterious and magical back then.

    lefty
     
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    Very charming slapstick.
     
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    Young ones. Decent could have been a lot better
     
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    Where did you watch it? Streaming?
     
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    Birdman last night. It was pretty good. Not excellent. Not great. Not good. Pretty good.
    I can see why it got nominated for so many awards because Hollywood loves self-indulging.
     
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    A pleasure watching (and hearing!) John Hurt and Richard Burton in this.
     
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  16. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Yeah it's on both Amazon Instant and Netflx.
     
  17. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks, Ill check it out. :cheers:
     
  18. seeldoger47

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    Right - this is exactly why RT is most useful for industry insiders.
    When I saw this in theaters I immediately thought of Bresson and Dryer, it's that good.
     
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    A most wanted man.

    Meh'eh

    RIP PSH
     
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  20. lawyerdad

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    Well, I guess it's useful for whoever finds it useful. (I never look at it myself.) But as I noted, it does give a rough approximation of whether people were generally positive or not, which gives some sense of the viewing experience. Keep in mind that another way it's not akin to a "test score" is that there's no single "correct" way to experience a movie -- even people whose reactions are comparable in valence and intensity may like (or dislike) very different things about the movie. So a very "high" score, by indicating that the vast majority of people who submitted ratings (obviously a different sample than "people who saw the movie") found much to like about the movie, even though they presumably brought a variety of tastes, preferences, and perspectives to the experience. I think the original comment was intended along the lines of, "Hmm, given that the movie seemed just OK, I'm surprised that such an overwhelming majority of reviewers found it clearly positive."

    I'm not suggesting it's absolutely distinct. But I'd submit it's silly to pretend it doesn't exist. I loved the Lego Movie. But it's a sweet, well-executed, supremely calculated, market-research-tested, smartly-marketed commercial media product. Saying that its positive qualities allow it to "transcend . . . commercial limitations" is, in my view, disingenuous and snobby. Some well-made commercials get their hook from sincerity and honesty. I don't think that means they "transcend" the medium; it just means they're well-executed. Similarly, the Lego Movie feels sincere and honest because the filmmakers, executives, researchers, marketers, and other people involved in positioning that commercial product for the marketplace wisely determined that that theme and presentation would play well in the marketplace -- and help sell a bunch of Lego toys.
     

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