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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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

  1. seeldoger47

    seeldoger47 Senior member

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    I'd hardly call Kubrick "fast paced."

    Argo is a dull and pretentious movie that rewrites history. And regarding Gone Girl: I'd be remiss if I didn't share this.

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    The restrained camera has a very distancing effect and I can't figure out if it is a strength or a weakness.
     
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  2. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    sure and nobody said kubrick films are fast paced
     
  3. Medwed

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    Ditto on "Argo" , I could not believe my eyes when I saw that 'made for TV' feature. Oscar worthy for sure (irony).
    Ben was never really good in anything even in "Good Will Hunting " he was as memorable as any extra.
     
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  4. Kaplan

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    That Hulk critic dude needs to lay off the caps lock key. As for Argo, I found it highly entertaining on my first viewing at the cinema and only slightly less so on a recent dvd viewing. Unrelated, I did however recently watch a film that nicely fits seeldogers 'dull and pretentious' critique: The Dark Knight. I didn't care for it in the cinema (I did like Batman Begins though), and here 7 years later I still think it's dumb.
     
  5. Medwed

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    Admittedly, I did not grow up watching Batman movies, reading Captain America or any other comic books for that matter, so my opinion of that whole genre is unaffected by nostalgia. I do not comprehend how such simplistic and utterly laughable story can captivate adult audiences on both sides of the Atlantic...
    The best superhero movie I have seen was "Kick-ass", close second would be first 'Matrix' movie.
     
  6. Kaplan

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    Batman was pretty much the only superhero comic I read (sometime in the 80's) - not the monthly kind, the single story, graphic novel kind. And I'm also pretty baffled by how well critiqued all these superhero movies are. The one I've seen that I think works the best, was the first Iron Man (maybe never haven seen an Iron Man comic helped).

    I like The Matrix (well, the first) quite a lot, but I don't know if it's based on a comic. Even if it is, it probably shouldn't be lumped in with the superhero fare.
     
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  7. OmniscientCause

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    Watchmen is the best comic superhero movie...matrix wasn't a comic. Kick ass was meh
     
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  8. Kaplan

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    I have the Absolute Watchmen hardcover and agree that the adaptation was quite good.

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    About the Point Break remake trailer above, it seems like they tried to find someone as wooden as Keanu for the role of agent Utah, but without any of his charisma.

    And speaking of trailers, here are a few new'ish ones:


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    The kind of trailer where you wonder if the movie will have any surprises in store, or if you just watched the whole thing. Cute last line, though: "They say the Appalachian Trail is like a̶ ̶b̶o̶x̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶c̶h̶o̶c̶o̶l̶a̶t̶e̶s̶ life - you never know what's going to happen next."



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    This might be good.
     
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  9. Harold falcon

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    Oh Jesus, that trailer makes the movie look like shit.

    And it seems like such a wasted opportunity. I mean, how awesome would it be to have Nick Nolte and Robert Redford actually hike the Appalachian trail and film it? Make it a fucking documentary (Rockumentary) kind of thing.

    Redford in All is Lost was quite good.
     
  10. why

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    Jeremiah Johnson was my favorite Redford movie. He was the original hipster.
     
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    I got off work a little early so I'm about to watch this. Full movie at the link:

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    I didn't say it was accurate or even good… I just said I could watch it.

    Not sure what the deal with that article is. tl;dr
     
  13. Kaplan

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    Some 90's sci-fi:

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    Not horrible but not particularly compelling either. 3/5


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    Worse than I remembered, wish Netflix had The Abyss instead. 2/5
     
  14. Harold falcon

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    I have fond memories of Sphere. But yes, The Abyss is quite good. The Director's cut or extended edition, whatever, is actually even better.
     
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    watching desolation of smaug. it's terrible theres some shitty love plot with some new elf and a dwarf. a sixth grader could've come up with better CGI, action scene, and dialogue

    also what the hell legolas is in this movie with a ton of action scenes
     
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  16. Geoffrey Firmin

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    MALCOLM Australian comedy from thhe mid 80's very funny, enjoyed it immensely.
     
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    They are incredible. Can't recommend them highly enough. And yes, especially the last one.
     
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    Yea it's garbage. Yet I saw all 3 in theaters and am watching it now...as bad as it is, it's better then all the other crap on Sunday mornings.
     
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    I watched a documentary (rockumentary) Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau this morning. This was about the '90s version of the Island with Brando and Val Kilmer. Fascinating stuff. I always felt that movie had some great parts but was hamstrung by some really painful parts. It could have been pretty awesome but as is sometimes the case everything just fucked up.


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    Would have loved to have seen that version of the movie.
     
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    I am watching 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons , there is almost no character development and special effects are crap, but it is better than reading a book.
     
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