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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10725 on: April 25, 2012, 07:41:35 PM »
I still need to see The Quick and the Dead.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10726 on: April 25, 2012, 07:43:15 PM »
I still need to see The Quick and the Dead.

Well you can get it off of Netflix or the Blu Ray is o0nly $7 on amazon.  It's a great movie.  If you enjoy westerns you will love this movie.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10727 on: April 25, 2012, 07:59:00 PM »
Unforgiven is a great film and I have to say it is the better film but I see myself watching The Quick and the Dead more times because it is more fun to watch.

I've watched both several times, The Quick and the Dead loses a bit more once you know how things turn out (the first time watching there is some pretty good tension built up), while every time I watch Unforgiven I pick up something I never noticed before.  Agreed that Quick is more fun, but they are very different movies.

Crowe is also in the 3:10 to Yuma remake, that's a mediocre movie but he's pretty good in it.  That was one of the first Blu-Ray releases I got when it first came out, don't think I've watched it more than once...


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10728 on: April 25, 2012, 08:18:51 PM »
While I'm here, this probably belongs in the Rrraaaarrrrgggg thread but my idea to swap the soundtracks on the different versions of A Trip To The Moon isn't going to work, at least not easily.  They filmed the color restoration at a slower frame rate, so after cropping the titles off both the color version is 2 minutes longer, so the nice orchestral music with narration written in 1902 by Melies himself that is option one of the B&W restoration doesn't sync with the color version...  I can load both video files into nerovision and play them overlayed, they are the exact same films but one is just slower than the other.  Probably need to convert the color video to 32 or 35 frames a second to make it 2 minutes shorter.  But I don't have software that will do custom frame rates, and don't feel like spending more time on it.

After watching both versions on Blu-Ray the DVD versions look horrible, so I guess I'll just live with needing to press mute on the color version BD.  Forced myself to watch it all the way through once listening to the new music and I won't be doing it again. I've now watched both versions a few times, there's a lot of stuff packed into each short scene.  The B&W restoration has a lot more fine detail, and after watching the color version a few times I can now easily tell where they used digital color and what is original, at first it's not that obvious so they did a good job imitating the hand painters.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10729 on: April 25, 2012, 08:29:17 PM »
Unforgiven is a great film and I have to say it is the better film but I see myself watching The Quick and the Dead more times because it is more fun to watch.

I've watched both several times, The Quick and the Dead loses a bit more once you know how things turn out (the first time watching there is some pretty good tension built up), while every time I watch Unforgiven I pick up something I never noticed before.  Agreed that Quick is more fun, but they are very different movies.

Crowe is also in the 3:10 to Yuma remake, that's a mediocre movie but he's pretty good in it.  That was one of the first Blu-Ray releases I got when it first came out, don't think I've watched it more than once...

I saw that in theaters and have been meaning to pick up the BluRay.

I'm just saying I love the creative touches Raimi made not that his movie is better.  I love the stuff like Hackman noticing he has been shot because of a dot of sunlight in the middle of his shadow.  I just love all the creative was Raimi found to show a gunfight and it's outcome.

Also as I said in another thread I have been feeling kind of depressed lately so any movie that have such a blast watching and leaves me with a smile on my face at the end gets extra points from me right now.  I'm sorry I just can't help I really enjoyed every second on this movie.  I am not saying it is the better movie over all or that there isn't more to learn about film making or even that it is as deep as Unforgiven,I just think it was more creatively directed.  i thought I had seen western gunfights in every way they could be shown on film but this movie proved me wrong.  I love it when a director shows me something something I have seen before in a way I had never looked at it before.

Now please understand I am not comparing TQATD to CK but it is like it in one respect.  Citizen Kane when you get right down to it is just a lot of talking and it has amazing acting and the best written character in movie history but when you get down to it there is nothing about the film that should have grabbed me any more then any other 1940s drama with a lot of dialog in it,but Welles found a way to show us things like someone reading a book or standing the middle of an empty room in ways I had never seen it done before. So many films are blandly directed(that is not to say they are badly made or anything)and give us the same types of shots over and over it's nice to see a film that switches things up once in a while with out making the action so confusing you can't tell what is going on.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10730 on: April 25, 2012, 09:30:15 PM »
it's nice to see a film that switches things up once in a while with out making the action so confusing you can't tell what is going on.

Blame CGI getting cheaper for that, now that you can have 8 million things going on at the same time some directors thing it's the greatest thing ever *cough*Bay*cough*.  Just because you can have 8 million things flying around the scene doesn't mean you should ever do it.

Super 8 came close to doing that once or twice, some of those scenes if they had added just a little more it would have been too much, but they never crossed that line.   I thought the train wreck scene had terrible physics (another thing that happens a lot due to CGI), it's the front half of a train that gets torn up, the end cars are usually still sitting on the track after a derailment.  But I guess once you know what the stuff was that was in the train you can use that as an explanation for that issue.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10731 on: April 26, 2012, 04:25:58 AM »
Yeah I hear you.  Some directors need to learn to use the same restraint with CGI that they had to use with model effects.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10732 on: April 26, 2012, 07:19:46 PM »
I decided to watch A Trip to the Moon today. For one of the first movies ever, it's impressive.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10733 on: April 28, 2012, 06:20:55 AM »
kung fu comedy: "The Cheeky Chap".




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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10734 on: April 28, 2012, 11:47:59 AM »
"Gamera the Invincible"

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I think this version was worse than the version MST did.  It was cut with American actors, not the ones in the MST version.  There was a white woman and a bunch of white men just talking.  Standing and talking, walking and talking, sitting and talking.  But I watched it all.  If you took out the Americans its a lot better.  Gonna get my hands on the original subtitled Gamera someday....

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10735 on: April 28, 2012, 02:52:29 PM »
Lockout - Dumb fun.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10736 on: April 28, 2012, 09:18:05 PM »
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Fun look at his career with Scorsese, Ron Howard, Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda, Joe Dante, etc relaying their experiences with him and paying tribute to him.  Not particularly detailed buy an interesting look at someone who is often overlooked imo


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10737 on: April 29, 2012, 11:56:25 AM »
Just got back from seeing Pirates. It was okay, but not all that impressive or memorable. Which makes it a huge step down from the typical Aardman fare, but it wasn't really bad by any stretch of the word. There were a few good laughs, and some of the chase sequences were well done. But as a whole, I wasn't impressed. Probably on par with their last year's meh affair, Arthur Christmas. But at least this was stop motion, and it was very impressive in that regard.

Between this, ParaNorman, and Frankenweenie, this is a bumper year for stop-motion animation. Personally, I am most looking forward to ParaNorman now.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10738 on: April 29, 2012, 01:25:28 PM »
I really don't know anything about any of those movies. I've seen the Frankenweenie short though so I get the gist of the movie. I had never heard of the Pirates movie until it came out this weekend.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10739 on: April 30, 2012, 10:48:05 AM »
Just got back from seeing Pirates. It was okay, but not all that impressive or memorable. Which makes it a huge step down from the typical Aardman fare, but it wasn't really bad by any stretch of the word. There were a few good laughs, and some of the chase sequences were well done. But as a whole, I wasn't impressed. Probably on par with their last year's meh affair, Arthur Christmas. But at least this was stop motion, and it was very impressive in that regard.

Between this, ParaNorman, and Frankenweenie, this is a bumper year for stop-motion animation. Personally, I am most looking forward to ParaNorman now.

I caught this at a midnight show last Thursday (where I was the only one in the audience, a first for me. It was actually something I hoped would happen for ages now, so I was pleased), and I quite liked it. While I wouldn't put it on the same level as Chicken Run or Curse of the Wererabbit, mostly because it seems to be cramming two separate plots in together and feels rather off because of it, I was laughing throughout most of the runtime anyway. The claymation looked amazing as always, even when crossed with all the CGI, and there were so many background gags I know I missed a bunch. Definitely a sweet little movie overall, and generally par for the course for Aardman (of course, I'm a bit of a fanboy for them. I also really liked Arthur Christmas, but was more neutral on Flushed Away).

And yeah, you're right: probably going to be the best year for stop-motion since 2009 (though I doubt it'll be better than that year, what with the combined punch of A Town Called Panic, Mary and Max, Coraline, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox setting such an unfeasibly high benchmark).