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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11865 on: October 27, 2012, 04:21:40 PM »
It just kind of disgusted me, someone gloating while someone else is dying messily.

The humor of that segment is rather grim. But, I recommend giving it another go. Because, and I say this in a manner that I try to keep as spoiler free as possible... he gets his.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11866 on: October 27, 2012, 04:35:50 PM »
Silent Hill: Revelations 3D
I can't imagine I'll be able to say anything original here but: stupid, exposition heavy, completely missing the point of the games and oh, one of the iconic monsters saves the day.

There is exactly ten minutes after Heather gets to the Asylum where the movie 'gets' it for a blissful few minutes, where she is alone, in a terrible, frightening place, and nobody says a damn word.  And then Malcolm McDowell shows up and shows everybody else in the film how terrible lines SHOULD be delivered.  And then it goes back downhill from there.

Oh, and don't forget Mistake #29: You're supposed to be alone in Silent Hill.  Why does an evil town that murders everyone have a population of roughly 5,840?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11867 on: October 27, 2012, 05:44:26 PM »
What do you get when you put one of the writers of the Colbert Report and the creator of Chuck and The OC together for a teenage romp remniscent of Superbad or Adventures in Babysitting? You get Fun Size, an incredibly mediocre tween comedy starring Victoria Justice.  It has a terribly annoying kid in it, it's predictable, not very funny, and has none of the highs of the films it desperately tries to emulate.  I don't know if Justice will ever make it as a star, though this film certainly won't help.  There was also a music video, a whole one, before the movie. 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11868 on: October 27, 2012, 06:18:22 PM »
Argo

Loved it. Probably the best performance I've seen Ben Affleck give. I also think he's a fantastic director. He's 3 for 3 now.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11869 on: October 27, 2012, 07:18:29 PM »
People here walk out of movies about a billion times more than I do.

Only twice for me - Once for Titan AE, which stunk, but I also had a massive headache and couldn't take it. And one for Garage Days, which I was seeing for free (potentially to review it) but we couldn't stand it and left.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11870 on: October 27, 2012, 07:24:51 PM »
Once for Titan AE, which stunk, but I also had a massive headache and couldn't take it.

I found myself wishing they had made that a live-action movie instead.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11871 on: October 27, 2012, 07:26:43 PM »
It just kind of disgusted me, someone gloating while someone else is dying messily.

The humor of that segment is rather grim. But, I recommend giving it another go. Because, and I say this in a manner that I try to keep as spoiler free as possible... he gets his.

That's the first scene isn't it?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11872 on: October 28, 2012, 07:18:13 AM »
I normally don't like Phelous reviews, but I am enjoying his Halloweenie shorts a lot!

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11873 on: October 28, 2012, 08:17:17 AM »
Okay, so I finished Metropolis. All in all, I did like it. However, even though I do try to go into seeing a movie this old with different expectations, I can't help but compare it to modern movies that emphesize the special effects more than anything else, and have huge plotholes and character motivation doesn't make sense. After all, while film was new at the time this movie was made, telling a story certainly wasn't. Creating beleivable characters wasn't. Subtlty wasn't (okay, it was in how film needed to use it, but still).

  What were those machines? I don't need a full explanation, I get that they are very symbolic, but I would at least like SOMETHING.
  Why would Joh Frederson want the revolution to happen? (he tells his henchman to let the workers do what they will) And why does he act so surprised when all the power goes out to the city? Isn't that what the machines do? Again, I'm assuming here, since the movie didn't tell us. But we know HE DESIGNED THEM, so he should know what happens when the workers are allowed to trash them!
  I get why Josephat hated Joh, but what was his plan, exactly? This didn't seem to go well for him, either.
  Why are the workers trapped underground, when the kids just have to walk up some fire escapes (that didn't seem all that high) to escape, through a door one man can rip open?
  If the workers run the machines, don't they know what they do? At least vaguely? Shouldn't they know it would flood their homes?
  Could we get a few more repeats of "The mediator between head and hands must be the heart"? Because I didn't quite get it! Jeez, this movie not only was influential for some of the good things about film and sci-fi, but the "treat your audience like they're idiots" as well. Not to mention the fact that the phrase is pseudo-philisophical bullshit anyway.
And why is Freder have to be the moderator, anyway? Couldn't it have just been Maria? He spent most of the movie being an ineffectual pussy, fainting and hamfisted realizing "OMG, society is, like, totally unfair". When did he show that he has more heart than anyone else, or would make a good diplomat (I think that is what that position was supposed to be) IN ANY WAY?!

That being said, there was a lot about this that was VERY impressive! The special effects were absolutely stunning, and I can easily see why this is such an influential movie. The use of immense sets and so many extras, this is as epic as epic gets in that sense.
I'm certainly glad I saw it finally. But I don't see myself revisiting it again.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11874 on: October 28, 2012, 02:10:42 PM »
I went to see Frankenweenie today. I really liked it! Easily the best Tim Burton movie in AGES. Although that isn't saying much. I'll have to watch the short movie again sometime to see if it's better or not. I was concerned with how they were going to extend it to feature length, since that is often the worst part of movies adapted like this (Grinch, I'm looking at you!). But If anything, all the other kids and pets around the main story were the best part. Every kid had interesting stuff to do, was unique, and had cool pets. The end third of this was absolutely balls to the wall fun! Totally worth seeing the movie for, alone.
I don't think it was quite as good as ParaNorman, but I will likely get this on DVD when it comes out. While I wasn't that impressed with Pirates, between Frankenweenie and ParaNorman it is so great to have even two great feature length stop motion animated movie in a single year.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11875 on: October 29, 2012, 08:47:11 AM »
The Blob (1958). One of my favorites.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11876 on: October 29, 2012, 10:51:25 AM »
Lately I've been on a kick to fill in my missing knowledge of classic films, particularly Bogart films. 


Couple days ago, I watched The Maltese Falcon and enjoyed it, having had no prior knowledge of the setting.  "Oh goodie, a San Fran flick..."
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11877 on: October 29, 2012, 12:12:48 PM »
Psycho

I love this movie to death.  Watched it with Mom, Dad and my sister and it turned out NONE of them had seen it.  PLUS, 2 of them didn't know how it ended or what the secret of the Bates Motel is.  How awesome it that?


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11878 on: October 29, 2012, 12:18:13 PM »
Psycho

I love this movie to death.  Watched it with Mom, Dad and my sister and it turned out NONE of them had seen it.  PLUS, 2 of them didn't know how it ended or what the secret of the Bates Motel is.  How awesome it that?

In this day and age, not knowing the twist is actually kind of impressive. It's one of those pop culture milestones that I figured everyone knew.

But then again, it's always exciting to find someone who doesn't know the big stuff before going into classics like that. I love seeing the looks on their faces when they get to experience it for the first time (which is usually more than I ever got, since that movie and many I already knew well about before I ever saw the thing).


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11879 on: October 29, 2012, 12:34:14 PM »
That's why you should show Psycho to little kids. Of course, they might be a little scarred...