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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13650 on: January 27, 2014, 10:06:59 AM »
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13651 on: January 27, 2014, 10:23:52 AM »
Cooties

I was really excited about this one, but I'm sorry to say it didn't work for me.  It stars Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jorge Garcia, and Jack McBrayer.  It's about an elementary school that has a zombie outbreak.  I was interested because of the cast, but I didn't realize it was co-directed by the creator of Saw and the creator of Glee....two things that I don't really care for.  The humor wasn't my style and the gore was trying to be too serious, and just came off as silly and/or mean.  I struggled with the violence against children, even if it was zombie children.  There were two things that may have worsened the experience.  The cast and crew took up about 1/3 of the theatre, and they were laughing and applauding at every single thing that happened.  It was very annoying.  Also, the sound was cranked up way too loud to the point that it was painful, and I couldn't even understand some of the dialog.

Anyway...I'm getting sick of zombie stuff, but some people seemed to really like this one.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13652 on: January 27, 2014, 05:00:05 PM »
Safety Last

A classic bit of Harold Lloyd farce, and while there's good stuff, it doesn't get really good until the last act.  The premise is that Lloyd wants to save money for his gal (for whom he pretends to be a big wig at the department store he works at) and finds out that if he can bring his boss a great idea to bring in more customers and execute will be given $1000.  Lloyd remembers that his best bud is very skilled at climbing buildings and convinces him to climb the 12 story building and they can split the reward.  Unfortunately, his bud is being stalked by a cop, so Lloyd needs to climb the building himself until his friend can lose the cop and trade places.  While, of course, doesn't happen.  The last 20 minutes are following Lloyd through each step of climbing the building and finding new things to threaten him.  This is were the movie shines in doing a great job mixing humour and suspense and just being really fun and it gets a lot of mileage out of the entire climb, finding new problems for Lloyd to run into.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13653 on: January 27, 2014, 05:02:50 PM »
I have the blu ray of that on the way to me. Looking forward to it!
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13654 on: January 27, 2014, 05:52:41 PM »
The Kings of Summer

Pretty good. Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, and Moises Arias were the standouts in my opinion. Also had some great smaller parts. Tony Hale, Kumail Nanjiani, and Hannibal Buress all have bit parts. I did notice something odd though...

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13655 on: January 28, 2014, 12:44:01 AM »
Cooties sounds great to me.


The Kings of Summer

Pretty good. Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, and Moises Arias were the standouts in my opinion. Also had some great smaller parts. Tony Hale, Kumail Nanjiani, and Hannibal Buress all have bit parts. I did notice something odd though...

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I loved the  Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Alison Brie parts of this but was just really annoyed by the whole thing for reasons I can't quite work out.  I didn't have issues with anything specific, left a bad taste overall for some reason. 
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13656 on: January 28, 2014, 08:52:02 AM »
Whiplash

Holy freaking crap.  This movie is crazy!  Miles Teller plays an obsessive jazz drummer at an elite music school, and JK Simmons plays his abusive instructor.  This movie is sort of like Full Metal Jacket for drummers.  This is now my favorite movie to come out of Sundance this year.  It won the Grand Jury prize and the Audience award for US Drama.  I would expect this movie to do very well with awards at the end of the year.  It might be a bit of a stretch for Miles Teller to get an acting nom (even though he absolutely deserves it), but I'm betting that JK gets a best-supporting nom at the Oscars.  See this movie when it comes out.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13657 on: January 28, 2014, 09:18:17 AM »
I don't plan on seeing I, Frankenstein anytime soon, but I can't imagine anything in the film is funnier than the misplaced bus ad.

I stared at this picture for a few minutes, trying to work out the joke involved, and I finally gave up.

We saw I Frankenstein over the weekend for my husband's "Fuck you,  it's January" birthday movie and it was pretty bad. My biggest gripe with it is that it took itself too seriously. There was no sense of humor, which is fine if you're going for a serious monster movie, but if you're doing that then you better have the plot/cgi/overall look to back it up. The plot was thin at best, the cgi was boring (1. all of the gargoyles looked exactly the same except for the queen, helloooo look at gargoyles on a building, they're all different, and 2., as Darth Geek said, they could have done more with Frankenstein being stitched together from eight people, maybe give him mismatched arms or a female body part or something), and the whole thing just looked dumb. Darth is also right about the demon heads, they are ridiculous rubber puppet looking things and looked laughably bad and out of place.

The whole thing was just a bummer, and while I wasn't sorry I saw it and didn't think it was a complete waste of time, it just fell flat and felt like a missed opportunity to me. And cripes, if there was a window in that goddamn movie someone was crashing through it. I want to watch it again just to count how many times someone crashed through a window or a door.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13658 on: January 28, 2014, 09:21:31 AM »
I don't plan on seeing I, Frankenstein anytime soon, but I can't imagine anything in the film is funnier than the misplaced bus ad.

I stared at this picture for a few minutes, trying to work out the joke involved, and I finally gave up.

We saw I Frankenstein over the weekend for my husband's "Fuck you,  it's January" birthday movie and it was pretty bad. My biggest gripe with it is that it took itself too seriously. There was no sense of humor, which is fine if you're going for a serious monster movie, but if you're doing that then you better have the plot/cgi/overall look to back it up. The plot was thin at best, the cgi was boring (1. all of the gargoyles looked exactly the same except for the queen, helloooo look at gargoyles on a building, they're all different, and 2., as Darth Geek said, they could have done more with Frankenstein being stitched together from eight people, maybe give him mismatched arms or a female body part or something), and the whole thing just looked dumb. Darth is also right about the demon heads, they are ridiculous rubber puppet looking things and looked laughably bad and out of place.

The whole thing was just a bummer, and while I wasn't sorry I saw it and didn't think it was a complete waste of time, it just fell flat and felt like a missed opportunity to me. And cripes, if there was a window in that goddamn movie someone was crashing through it. I want to watch it again just to count how many times someone crashed through a window or a door.

In other words, the Jerry O'Connel version of Herman Munster was a better Frankenstein?

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13659 on: January 28, 2014, 09:22:02 AM »
I don't plan on seeing I, Frankenstein anytime soon, but I can't imagine anything in the film is funnier than the misplaced bus ad.

I stared at this picture for a few minutes, trying to work out the joke involved, and I finally gave up.

We saw I Frankenstein over the weekend for my husband's "Fuck you,  it's January" birthday movie and it was pretty bad. My biggest gripe with it is that it took itself too seriously. There was no sense of humor, which is fine if you're going for a serious monster movie, but if you're doing that then you better have the plot/cgi/overall look to back it up. The plot was thin at best, the cgi was boring (1. all of the gargoyles looked exactly the same except for the queen, helloooo look at gargoyles on a building, they're all different, and 2., as Darth Geek said, they could have done more with Frankenstein being stitched together from eight people, maybe give him mismatched arms or a female body part or something), and the whole thing just looked dumb. Darth is also right about the demon heads, they are ridiculous rubber puppet looking things and looked laughably bad and out of place.

The whole thing was just a bummer, and while I wasn't sorry I saw it and didn't think it was a complete waste of time, it just fell flat and felt like a missed opportunity to me. And cripes, if there was a window in that goddamn movie someone was crashing through it. I want to watch it again just to count how many times someone crashed through a window or a door.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13660 on: January 28, 2014, 09:31:58 AM »
Yeah, the window crashing thing really reminded me of Van Helsing.

The joke in that bilboard is that the RAKEN portion is doubled, so it's I FRANKENRANKEN

I also forgot to mention how hilarious it was the the city seemed to be COMPLETELY unpopulated. Gargoyles are flying around, demons are bursting into flames, fights out in the open, and there is not a single spectator. Also, the Gargoyle headquarters and Demon headquarters are literally blocks from each other, but the Gargoyles still need Frankenstein to  make them realize it. They had no idea.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13661 on: January 28, 2014, 09:39:17 AM »
I don't plan on seeing I, Frankenstein anytime soon, but I can't imagine anything in the film is funnier than the misplaced bus ad.

I stared at this picture for a few minutes, trying to work out the joke involved, and I finally gave up.

We saw I Frankenstein over the weekend for my husband's "Fuck you,  it's January" birthday movie and it was pretty bad. My biggest gripe with it is that it took itself too seriously. There was no sense of humor, which is fine if you're going for a serious monster movie, but if you're doing that then you better have the plot/cgi/overall look to back it up. The plot was thin at best, the cgi was boring (1. all of the gargoyles looked exactly the same except for the queen, helloooo look at gargoyles on a building, they're all different, and 2., as Darth Geek said, they could have done more with Frankenstein being stitched together from eight people, maybe give him mismatched arms or a female body part or something), and the whole thing just looked dumb. Darth is also right about the demon heads, they are ridiculous rubber puppet looking things and looked laughably bad and out of place.

The whole thing was just a bummer, and while I wasn't sorry I saw it and didn't think it was a complete waste of time, it just fell flat and felt like a missed opportunity to me. And cripes, if there was a window in that goddamn movie someone was crashing through it. I want to watch it again just to count how many times someone crashed through a window or a door.

In other words, the Jerry O'Connel version of Herman Munster was a better Frankenstein?

I don't know if I'd go that far....

I really wanted to like Aaron Eckhart and given the right situation I could be on board with a sexy Frankenstein. We all know that characters can't be perfect, that they need to have some sort of flaw that makes them interesting. And honestly, Adam (the Frankenstein monster's name this go-round) was pretty close to physically perfect. There were scars -- oh no! I mean shit, my stretch marks from having kids are more off-putting than those scars. He's still pretty hot, whether or not he has scars. I think it would have been neat to give him something weird physically, but his personality is so engaging that you can't help look past that one strange thing and fall in love with him or at least sympathize with him. And that just did not happen.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13662 on: January 28, 2014, 09:46:43 AM »
The joke in that bilboard is that the RAKEN portion is doubled, so it's I FRANKENRANKEN

Oh... I missed that. Thanks.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13663 on: January 28, 2014, 02:22:15 PM »
The Last Unicorn


I got to meet Peter S Beagle and ask him some questions. The movie itself was just as wonderful as I remember it. And even though Peter S Beagle can't stand the band America anymore (everywhere he goes to speak, promoters play Horse with No Name, I still want the soundtrack.

Right now I am watching Ghostbusters. My hypotheses is that after watching this movie, I feel happy. I shall report my findings.

Edit:

As predicted, watching Ghostbusters did indeed improve my mood. So much so, I am now watching Ghostbusters 2 which, despite having a pretty lame ending, is in some ways superior to the original.

Maybe I just adore Peter Mcnichol (sp?) too much.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13664 on: January 28, 2014, 10:01:32 PM »
True Lies. It had been years and years since I'd seen his (and I think I watched it on TV last time), so I wanted to give it a go. It's bombastic, it's silly, and it's got Arnie right at the end of his golden years. So, it's some solid stuff. The horse/motorcycle chase still works wonders (as does the bathroom shootout that directly precedes it). I also keep forgetting how good Jamie Lee Curtis can look. I wouldn't go so far as to call it Cameron's last great film (T2's got a lock on that for sure), but it's certainly the last one of his that really felt full of character and spirit.