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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18480 on: February 18, 2019, 02:38:47 PM »
Jaws 2

When I noticed all the Jaws movies were added to Netflix, I realized "I've only seen the first".  Now, a normal reaction is "keep it that way" but the infamy of 3 and 4 make me curious to see them all.  But Jaws 2 is bad in a decidedly not fun way.  It is largely a snooze.  The funny thing is, this is probably one of the directors better movies, since he later went onto make Supergirl and Santa Claus: The Movie.  But it's a very dumb, annoying movie where repeating some of the key "no one believes sheriff Brody" scenes make much less sense considering the events of the first movie.  Too be fair, it sounds like 3 and 4 make even less sense but I feel like there not even a lot of fun laughing at this one (except for the part where the shark blows up a boat).

I saw Jaws 2 when it was in the theaters and recalled liking it. Of course I hadn't seen the first film yet. Jaws was in theaters when I was at an age when my parents could say "No! It will give you nightmares!" Jaws 2 came out when I was older. And the producers had promised no blood or gore for the sequel, so my parents felt better about buying me a ticket. So I liked it. But once again, hadn't seen the original to compare it with, saw it in a theater which always makes any movie seem a lot better, and 70s films were always slow paced to begin with. I probably would have another opinion if I saw it today.

I also saw Jaws 3D, a.k.a. Jaws III in theaters. It's not really that bad of a film, once you got past the fact that the producers hobbled the film by setting it in an aquarium instead of out at sea. My biggest complaint on that one was how much they f#@ked up the 3D with bad editing. Seriously, the money shot should have been the shark crashing through the tank into the park's control room, and they cut away from it.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18481 on: February 18, 2019, 03:25:50 PM »
Jaws 2

When I noticed all the Jaws movies were added to Netflix, I realized "I've only seen the first".  Now, a normal reaction is "keep it that way" but the infamy of 3 and 4 make me curious to see them all.  But Jaws 2 is bad in a decidedly not fun way.  It is largely a snooze.  The funny thing is, this is probably one of the directors better movies, since he later went onto make Supergirl and Santa Claus: The Movie.  But it's a very dumb, annoying movie where repeating some of the key "no one believes sheriff Brody" scenes make much less sense considering the events of the first movie.  Too be fair, it sounds like 3 and 4 make even less sense but I feel like there not even a lot of fun laughing at this one (except for the part where the shark blows up a boat).

Janet and Cole's riff of Jaws 3 is excellent.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18482 on: February 18, 2019, 07:15:25 PM »
What are the chances Rifftrax will obtain the rights to make a digital version of that available?


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18483 on: February 18, 2019, 07:21:17 PM »
What are the chances Rifftrax will obtain the rights to make a digital version of that available?

My guess is low, but who knows?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18484 on: February 18, 2019, 11:22:15 PM »
Green Book. It was excellent. Crowd pleaser. My theater was 3/4 full. Laughs and applauses in all the right places, including the credits. Smart. Funny. Interesting. Go see it!

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18485 on: February 19, 2019, 07:54:00 AM »
East Side, West Side

A serviceable melodrama from 1949.  A husband's constant compulsive infidelity has caused a rift in his marriage while his wife starts drifting towards a long lost friend whose returned to the city.  There's brief touching on class division but it feels like it was intended to be a bigger part of the movie than it ended up being.  That said, it actually ends with the ending of a marriage, which I didn't expect in the era of the Hayes code (especially this early).  It's not a bad a story, but there's nothing specifically to recommend about it either.  It becomes a murder mystery for about 15 minutes, too but really it is focusing on the marriage and how the infidelity poisons it.  All the actors do a fine, if arch, job on this one but the camera work and style of the film are all pretty standard.  Competently made, but nothing to make one seek it out.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18486 on: February 19, 2019, 12:33:28 PM »
Black KKKlansman
To be honest I still am not sure what to make of this film. I definitely liked a lot of things about it, I was amazed that there was little to no violence in the movie. I got to say though I haven't heard the N word used that many times in a movie in a LONG time. You know you might think for a moment that in a certain context it's okay to use that word. However you gotta imagine that the white actors in the film must have had to really struggle with using that word because I can't imagine any actor who is looking forward to the days when it comes time to doing scenes where they say that word repeatedly. In my personal opinion, in very, VERY limited context it is okay to use that word, like when you're acting in a movie called Black KKKlansman.

Anyway it was a pretty good police drama about a sting operation infiltrating the KKK. There's a lot said about the Black Panthers. At one point early in the film the police chief says the Black Panthers are the single biggest threat to national security and I was like WOW, how our priorities change over the years, huh? Honestly, I'm way more afraid of the KKK than the Black Panthers.

In the end I was really impressed by the performance by the lead actor John David Washington as Ron Stallworth. There must be little in this world that's harder to stomach then really racist remarks at your own people and for you to act like it doesn't bother you one damn bit and still do your job as a cop at 100% efficiency is pretty hard work and majorly impressive.

I wouldn't say the movie was a total joy because I think it's designed more to be a think piece about race relations and defines how racism is so dangerous in America. I mean again, unless you're watching something like Pulp Fiction, I don't think you're going to come out of the theater smiling after hearing the N word so many times.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18487 on: February 19, 2019, 12:44:56 PM »

I also saw Jaws 3D, a.k.a. Jaws III in theaters. It's not really that bad of a film, once you got past the fact that the producers hobbled the film by setting it in an aquarium instead of out at sea. My biggest complaint on that one was how much they f#@ked up the 3D with bad editing. Seriously, the money shot should have been the shark crashing through the tank into the park's control room, and they cut away from it.
Jaws 3 is a guilty pleasure of mine. Largely because when I was a shark obsessed kid I watched that movie over and over and over. Even then I knew it wasn't that good. I would argue the aquarium setting isn't the problem. If anything it makes it different from the others so it's not just a rehash of Jaws. The film's biggest problem is it's low budget so the effects are terrible. And the lack of gore.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18488 on: February 19, 2019, 12:49:17 PM »
Well we don't want it to be TOO gory, I mean there is a line between Jaws gory and Piranha(2010) gory.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18489 on: February 19, 2019, 12:50:44 PM »
Well we don't want it to be TOO gory, I mean there is a line between Jaws gory and Piranha(2010) gory.
Piranha 2010 was awesome! And that is exactly how gory a killer shark movie should be.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18490 on: February 19, 2019, 01:05:55 PM »
Piranha 2010 was awesome! And that is exactly how gory a killer shark movie should be.
Uhhh I don't know man, I can only stomach gore to a certain level.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18491 on: February 20, 2019, 07:24:49 AM »
Saw Vice last night. Maybe The Big Short kept my expectations too high, but I can't say I really liked it. I've seen all but 2 Best Pic nominees, and this is easily the bottom. Performances by everyone (esp Christian Bale) and the interesting subject matter are what really carried it for me. The tone was a bit muddled. Also, it didn't know if it wanted to be The Big Short or an Oscar-bait film. It was more like a history of Dick Cheney rather than a story about Dick Cheney. Sort of a Wikipedia article... only with a strong opinion. Like, every few minutes was just dripping in "Can you believe this happened!? And doesn't it make you angry!?" Seems more worthy of Michael Moore than Adam McKay. I still give it a 6/10 for the parts that were enjoyable.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18492 on: February 20, 2019, 01:07:48 PM »
Perhaps I am being a bit hypocritical. For some reason the blood and gore in movies like the Final Destination series doesn't bother me that much but blood and gore in something like the Saw movies does.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18493 on: February 20, 2019, 01:12:10 PM »
It's all about presentation. I can't stomach the Saw movies because they're trying to shove your face in how ugly it all is. Meanwhile, I'll happily watch a technically-more-violent Tarantino flick because his violence borders on cartoonish.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18494 on: February 20, 2019, 01:47:24 PM »
It's all about presentation. I can't stomach the Saw movies because they're trying to shove your face in how ugly it all is. Meanwhile, I'll happily watch a technically-more-violent Tarantino flick because his violence borders on cartoonish.

Yes, cartoonish I can watch, stuff like Kill Bill, I've never seen more than clips of the Saw movies but they look like torture porn to me.

Something like Aliens is about the limit of gory that I can stand in horror.