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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10410 on: February 18, 2012, 07:53:36 PM »
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10411 on: February 18, 2012, 07:53:49 PM »
Beginners

I really like it. Christopher Plummer, Ewan McGregor, and Mélanie Laurent were all great. It has a really good screenplay (which should have been nominated in my opinion).


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10412 on: February 18, 2012, 10:56:51 PM »
I could make that explicit if you like. Lion King sucked hairy lion balls.  Lilo & Stitch was OK, not memorable. I couldn't make it through the Llama one and didn't see the Frog one.

Treasure Planet is really cool visually, but is hampered by being based on an absolutely terrible story.  Fuck you, Robert Louis Stevenson.

I would humbly suggest giving Emperor's New Groove another shot, it's really unlike any other Disney movie

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10413 on: February 20, 2012, 07:54:59 AM »
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Very well done movie.  Excellent acting with understated performances.  The only problem I had with it was the ending.  Hated that ending!  My wife has a gigantic crush on Ryan Gosling, so I have to watch a bunch of his movies lately.  At least he's a good actor, so that makes it bearable.

Yeah, but the only interesting thing is WHY do you hate the ending.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10414 on: February 20, 2012, 04:07:30 PM »
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Very well done movie.  Excellent acting with understated performances.  The only problem I had with it was the ending.  Hated that ending!  My wife has a gigantic crush on Ryan Gosling, so I have to watch a bunch of his movies lately.  At least he's a good actor, so that makes it bearable.

Yeah, but the only interesting thing is WHY do you hate the ending.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10415 on: February 21, 2012, 05:40:27 AM »
My wife has a gigantic crush on Ryan Gosling, so I have to watch a bunch of his movies lately. 

Watch The Believer, if you haven't already. Great film, great early Gosling performance as a conflicted Jewish neo-Nazi. Yeah it gets brought up alongside Romper Stomper and American History X, but The Believer is more psychologically complex, IMO.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10416 on: February 22, 2012, 01:03:25 PM »
Saw Real Steel last night by my fave MST actor turned director Shawn Levy.

Surprisingly liked it.  Didn't really know much about it..  Would recommend it.  Sure, its silly in parts but underneath its a sweet father son story.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10417 on: February 22, 2012, 02:28:28 PM »
Saw Real Steel last night by my fave MST actor turned director Shawn Levy.

Surprisingly liked it.  Didn't really know much about it..  Would recommend it.  Sure, its silly in parts but underneath its a sweet father son story.

Good to see someone else feel about it the way I do.  It's what a fighting robot movie should be, silly fun with a touch of drama.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10418 on: February 22, 2012, 04:14:26 PM »
It's an adaptation of "Steel" from the old Twilight Zone, yes?

It's based on the same short story by Richard Matheson that the Twilight Zone episode was based on.   In the movie there's no way a human could dress up as one of the robots and survive, but they use an interesting way of getting the robot to fight "more human-like".


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10419 on: February 22, 2012, 04:20:10 PM »
It's an adaptation of "Steel" from the old Twilight Zone, yes?

It's based on the same short story by Richard Matheson that the Twilight Zone episode was based on.   In the movie there's no way a human could dress up as one of the robots and survive, but they use an interesting way of getting the robot to fight "more human-like".



Sorry, this is exactly why my mind goes whenever I hear anything about Real Steel.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10420 on: February 22, 2012, 08:45:08 PM »
I tried watching Bridesmaids, thinking it would be a female version of The Hangover.  No such luck, though.  The movie was a horrendous piece of unfunny crap and I didn't like a single character in it.  I shut it off after ten minutes, so technically I didn't watch the whole thing.

The last movie I watched the whole way through was The Grey.  Which, unlike Bridesmaids, was very good.  Liam Neeson was great as usual.  Nice, stark photography of the Canadian wilderness (doubling for Alaska).  I also think it was one of the most badly promoted films I've seen in a long while.  The trailer made it out to be Liam Neeson vs. the wolves and I actually laughed when I saw it, but it turned out to be about more than just that conflict.  Some of the survival stuff and wolf attacks seemed unrealistic (though acceptable for dramatic license), but otherwise it was an enjoyable film.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10421 on: February 22, 2012, 08:58:22 PM »
Bolt - 9/10
Well animated, fun story and good characters. Good jokes and memorable lines. Loved the various pigeons. They talk in the regional accent and their heads move and bob all the time like a normal pigeon. Love how the animals talk in english to each other, yet to people listening they are just making their normal animal sounds.

Rango - 8/10
Weird yet beautiful. Fantastic animation but a mostly odd film. Some of the animation or backgrounds and scenery look near photo realistic. Lots of references to other Depp movies. A little too weird for kids, but worth seeing.

Scott Pilgrim - 6.5/10
Cool on visuals and amusing video game references and stuff. But i couldn't really care much about Scott or Ramona. Most of the people in this are pretentious hipster douche bags. I never saw what the huge attraction towards Ramona was... Knives was kinda cute and better as a character. Ramona seemed like a bland hipster a-hole. It was an ok movie, but I can live with only seeing it once. The fights were great and some good bits (diving out the window), but not much for me.




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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10422 on: February 24, 2012, 07:11:18 PM »
Puss In Boots Blu-Ray 3D

 Good movie, good use of 3D.  Thought it started off kind of awkwardly, maybe the first 10 minutes or so, then the rest was pretty good.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10423 on: February 24, 2012, 07:29:38 PM »
Went to see The Secret World of Arrietty. Beautifully animated down to every detail. They capture little mannerisms in the way people, cats and bugs move that most animation studios miss, and the sound design was awesome. It takes place in an old house, and things like footsteps, or rain outside sound exactly like they should in that setting. When you're watching things from the Borrower's perspective, little sounds sound bigger. It's an achievement in animation.

A quick peek at IMDB tells me that the UK has a different cast. That seems unusual to me. Would American audiences really be that put-off if they were speaking in an English accent?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10424 on: February 24, 2012, 08:20:33 PM »
I don't think it's so much "British accents would be off-putting to audiences" as it is "Disney's produced the last few Ghibli releases and saw another opportunity for a huge monetary draw." Admitting it makes me feel like Doctor Who?, but I do think Disney's potential profit entered into the decision a fair amount.