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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10515 on: March 16, 2012, 10:45:54 AM »
Watched "In Time" last night, got it free from the library.  I love libraries.

OK movie, beautifully shot.  Love the use of color.  Original idea, people stop aging at 25 and time is the currency.  For example, a minute off your life to make a phone call.  If you're from the right social class you can live forever.  The acting?  Blah.   Although Cillian Murphy was pretty good.  Those eyes of his...wow.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10516 on: March 16, 2012, 03:24:16 PM »
Watched "In Time" last night, got it free from the library.  I love libraries.

OK movie, beautifully shot.  Love the use of color.  Original idea, people stop aging at 25 and time is the currency.  For example, a minute off your life to make a phone call.  If you're from the right social class you can live forever.  The acting?  Blah.   Although Cillian Murphy was pretty good.  Those eyes of his...wow.

I really, really liked the concept of that movie, but it really shot itself in the foot by trying to be an action movie. It would've worked much better as more of a Gattaca-style affair.

Also, Cillian Murphy can wear the fuck out of a trenchcoat. I love it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10517 on: March 16, 2012, 05:12:08 PM »
And I've said it before, but Amanda Seyfried looks even more like an alien in that film.

I saw two films last week -

Devil Inside - Every single exorcism cliche rolled into the tired, found-footage, format.  Not scary, surprising, or well made. 

Contraband - A film that feels like it was built from a collection of pieces from other films.  It's not bad, exactly, but there's nothing at all remarkable about it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10518 on: March 16, 2012, 06:24:48 PM »
Saw John Carter in the theater and I can't understand the love for it.  I didn't like it much at all.  It was too long.  The plot was confusing with all the made up terms and machinations between the different factions.  Taylor Kitsch stunk as Carter.  He felt less like a Civil War era Confederate cavalryman and more like a 21st century stoner dumped into the middle of a desert.  I kept confusing James Purefoy and Dominic West's characters because they looked alike (I think those were who they were).  The action scene were too hasty.  Also I didn't like the flashbacks (you know your film's in trouble when you have to borrow a plot point from The Outlaw Josey Wales).  The only thing I did like was Woola, the Martian dog creature.  Other than that, meh.  Around twenty minutes towards the end, I just wanted it to be done.

And in the theater, two people were using their cell phones with the bright screen, one from two young guys near me.  I was sitting all the way in the back, so I had to get that distraction on top of it all.  Can't people just stay off their phones for two hours?  If you are so bored that you need to consult your phone every twenty seconds, maybe you shouldn't be watching films in the theater in the first place.  Just a thought.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10519 on: March 17, 2012, 07:35:08 PM »
Just finished the Extended Lord of the Rings Trilogy for the first time. Beautiful movies. I was worried about the extra few hours worth of content, but the story stays entertaining and the stuff that was cut is actually pretty interesting. I'm pretty sure it was all cut for brevity, not because the scenes weren't working. There also isn't the usual quality-dip you get when deleted scenes are edited back into movies. Every deleted scene was finished to the point where I kept questioning whether some of them had been there all along or not. It's a lengthy undertaking (Unless you have super-movie-watching stamina, clear up at least 1 evening per movie) but it's an awesome journey.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10520 on: March 17, 2012, 10:37:09 PM »
I watched Rocky III tonight and it's still super-entertaining. Possibly the only great movie that has Hulk Hogan in it(Besides Suburban Commando and Santa with muscles)


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10521 on: March 18, 2012, 03:55:27 AM »
It's been awhile since I've visited this thread. Mainly cuz I would get so sucked into it. Deciding to dip my toes in again. As for me...

Drive - Hardly knew anything about it going in. What took me most by surprise was the tone. The director has a very solid vision and doesn't mind taking his time to fill it with atmosphere. Def in my Top 3 of the year.

Young Adult - I love Jason Reitman's movies. I love Diablo Cody's writing (I recommend her autobiography). After seeing the movie, I now know why this film hardly received any recognition. Most audiences do not care for dark comedies and this is definitely one of them. Totally worth it for Patton Oswalt's voice-of-the-audience character but no desire to see the movie again. Very small movie tho. Strangely, I would love to see it as a play.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Has all the pacing of a long book. The main kid is annoying (tho did an excellent job). The 9/11 stuff is, well, can't we just use a fictionalized event (I know both thematically and structurally why it was used tho). Best part of the movie is with Max Von Sydow. Even tho he comes in late and leaves early, if that were the whole movie, I would've adored it.

The Lorax 3D - Is it me or all the non-Pixar, big-studio animated films all seem like the same movie? Snarky characters with a must-tell-a-joke-cuz-it's-been-3-seconds pacing. Better throw in an army of minor characters be doing something in the background. I don't mind them. They're fun and all. I just feel like they're the same movie over and over again.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10522 on: March 18, 2012, 08:12:47 AM »
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - The 9/11 stuff is, well, can't we just use a fictionalized event (I know both thematically and structurally why it was used tho).

The major theme of the book involved putting a more human face to 9/11. So it had to be 9/11 because the book was written for that intended purpose. If they had changed that for the movie....well how credible would the move have been? As someone who has expereinced enough trauma to repress some of it, I liked that the book took place and involved 9/11 so heavily. I did not watch the movie yet, but I just wanted to give you a different way to look at it :)


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10523 on: March 18, 2012, 08:51:53 AM »
Currently watching The Brave Little Toaster. It's amzing just how much "charm" this movie has, for being a movie for such little kids. You can really tell this movie was made by the same people who made Toy Story (not just in premis, either). Jon Lovitz is awesome as the radio, too.

EDIT: Okay, the toaster just had a nightmare in this little cute kids movie and I see THIS:


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10524 on: March 18, 2012, 11:08:05 AM »
I was terrified of that part of the movie as a kid. Had it not been in the movie, I'd have watched it WAAAAAY more often.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10525 on: March 18, 2012, 12:49:29 PM »
It's been awhile since I've visited this thread. Mainly cuz I would get so sucked into it. Deciding to dip my toes in again. As for me...

Drive - Hardly knew anything about it going in. What took me most by surprise was the tone. The director has a very solid vision and doesn't mind taking his time to fill it with atmosphere. Def in my Top 3 of the year.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10526 on: March 18, 2012, 01:03:56 PM »
John Carter - *sigh* I really didn't care for this movie much. I just found it a slow slog of a movie that went from kinda fun to stupid to boring and back and forth between them. I really didn't give a shit about the human cultures, or the WAY too much time we send at the beginnig of the movie on Earth. The creatures were far more interesting. Had we spent enough time with the Tharks to develope their culture, it would have been something better than just a confusing mixture of native american and 300esque Spartans. The princess was supposed to be a "tough smart chick", but she does stupid things (that get her own people killed) just so the plot can happen. I still don't really know what the "plan" was of the Therns (and it was really not a good idea to have two different cultures with such similar names, I don't care if it was from the books). And I found them to be even less dignified versions of the Observers from MST3K. Kinda hard to take seriously.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10527 on: March 18, 2012, 02:42:24 PM »
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - The 9/11 stuff is, well, can't we just use a fictionalized event (I know both thematically and structurally why it was used tho).

The major theme of the book involved putting a more human face to 9/11. So it had to be 9/11 because the book was written for that intended purpose. If they had changed that for the movie....well how credible would the move have been? As someone who has expereinced enough trauma to repress some of it, I liked that the book took place and involved 9/11 so heavily. I did not watch the movie yet, but I just wanted to give you a different way to look at it :)

Actually, that's exactly what I meant about understanding it thematically. I understand its purpose and how integral that is to the story. Just pure opinion here, but I would've liked it more if it were all fiction. I got much more out of the characters when the movie was a character piece rather than a story... if that makes any sense.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10528 on: March 18, 2012, 03:41:09 PM »


Okay, as screwed up as any evil clown in a kids movie is...really?  They had to add the fire hose?  They had to have him holding it there?  I can't even process how terrifying the intention of the fork in his other hand is because I'm too disgusted.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10529 on: March 18, 2012, 11:10:09 PM »

Not only was this one of the best animated movies I have seen in years it was also one of the most exciting. It packed more action and adventure into it's 100 minutes then most 2 and 1/2 hour live action movies. It was so refreshing to see a kids movie with a real sense of excitement to it.  This movie was a real throwback the villains were allowed to be villains,the hero was allowed to shoot back and the action was exciting.  I hope there is another one.

When weren't heroes not allowed to shoot back?  John Wayne wasn't issuing time outs or stern talking down tos.


I was talking about kid's movies.  Most of the time in them any action is just slapstick comedy and has no excitement to it.
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