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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11910 on: November 01, 2012, 04:00:21 PM »
Cloud Atlas

I really liked it. I read the book and don't think the changes made hurt the movie at all. I'm just shocked they were able to make it. That's filmmaking on a fairly large scale. I'll have to watch it again. Go see it - if for no other reason than to support really bold, risky films.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11911 on: November 01, 2012, 04:46:26 PM »
They should just junk all that Latin and Greek nonsense and call it a Fourology.  Something classy like that.

Well, -ology is Greek, so try again.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11912 on: November 01, 2012, 05:02:13 PM »
How about "Four Movies"?


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11913 on: November 01, 2012, 05:03:39 PM »
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11914 on: November 01, 2012, 05:18:31 PM »
How about "Four Movies"?

Which is what the Alien movies are. It's not a single story, a single vision, a single theme. It's just 4 movies that have the same alien character thingy in them.

And Ripley.

Although the version of her in 4 is some reconstruction from bits of DNA that doesn't make any sense, but 4 is a waste of film anyway so who cares...


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11915 on: November 01, 2012, 08:32:44 PM »
The Big Lebowski

I'd still recommend this one to people who have not seen it, just for the great performance from Bridges in the lead role... Outside of that, well... it's not the Coen Bros best stuff.

The American

Jesus Christ... that George Clooney sure can take himself seriously. The movie film is all very dour and dark and europeany with beautiful cinematography and shit like that... and it's a drama, not an action flick...  But yea, it's basically George Clooney looking very serious for 100 minutes... occasionally he kills someone, or makes a rifle from old Fiat parts or has sex and/or falls in love with a hooker... but for the most part, he just looks serious while touring Europe... seriously.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World

It's pretty much shit... but I'm older then the target demographic... and I will say it was somewhat entertaining shit at times, fun to look at. The only thing I can compare to from my youth would be sorta like a modern hipster version of Flash Gordon covered in 8-bit jizz and missing the kickass Queen soundtrack... Except replace every likable character from Flash Gordon with annoying twats that you want to kick in the throat.




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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11916 on: November 01, 2012, 08:37:25 PM »
The American

Jesus Christ... that George Clooney sure can take himself seriously. The movie film is all very dour and dark and europeany with beautiful cinematography and shit like that... and it's a drama, not an action flick...  But yea, it's basically George Clooney looking very serious for 100 minutes... occasionally he kills someone, or makes a rifle from old Fiat parts or has sex and/or falls in love with a hooker... but for the most part, he just looks serious while touring Europe... seriously.

What an excruciating movie that was! Would have been too slow played at double speed!
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11917 on: November 01, 2012, 10:02:44 PM »
Get Shorty

 Love this movie, I really should get it on Blu-Ray, the DVD has some artifacts that really show up now that I have a bigger screen.

 And I always forget it's Gene Hackman, his part is so different from everything else I've seen him do that it just doesn't register until I see the credits.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11918 on: November 02, 2012, 12:19:25 PM »
The Haunting

Good movie, though I was expecting it to reveal that the male lead was going to reveal that it was intended as a psychological experiment that gets interrupted by a real haunting (which I think it is the story of the infamously dumb remake).  You really get into the lead girl's madness and the fact that there's a sexually predatory nature to the three other leads, generally aimed at our heroine.  Definitely a great Halloween movie.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11919 on: November 02, 2012, 03:39:43 PM »
The Comedy

A very... dark movie. And a few scenes that I found quite hard to watch. Stars Tim and Eric, but isn't really a comedy. It's about a bunch of aging trust-fund hipsters who are ironic in every aspect of their lives, and how hollow they are. Tim's rich father is dying and he just doesn't seem to care. Another family member is also in a bad way, but that isn't revealed until later in the film, so I won't mention what is happening there and he just has no connection to anything, or any idea of consequence.

Also has Gregg Turkington (Neil Hamburger), a guy from LCD Soundsystem (Sorry guy, I don't know your name) and a few other musicians popping up here and there (including, weirdly and unexpectedly, the lead singer of my favourite band, Will Sheff.

It ends up being a string of events rather than really being a story - It's more of a character study of Tim's character. He is amazing in it, actually. A real dramatic role, it was really impressive.

Immediately after the film, I wasn't sure how to feel, but after talking about it and thinking about it, I think it was really great. Kind of reminds me of Sophia Coppela's Somewhere only worth watching.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11920 on: November 02, 2012, 09:39:18 PM »
Just got back from Wreck-It Ralph.

LOVED IT!

But of course, I was going to. :^) What surprised me was how well the storytelling worked. I figured I'd spend most of the movie picking out video game references and easter eggs (and there are many) but by the end of the movie I was completely engrossed with Ralph's quest to find redemption. Every other character is lovable too. Even Sarah Silverman, who normally irritates me, turns in a wonderful voice-acting performance and sells her character. It's the role she was born to play.

People are going to think this movie was done by Pixar, and they're going to think it because it's actually that good.

There's also a wonderful animated short at the beginning that's either astonishing 2D animation, or beautiful 3D animation. I need to research it. :^)

EDIT: I just researched it, and it's both! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paperman_(2012_film) The result looks fantastic. :^)
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11921 on: November 02, 2012, 10:15:11 PM »
Honey I Shrunk the Kids (In preparation for my wife's podcast)

Held up much better than I expected it to. A pretty fun adventure movie.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11922 on: November 03, 2012, 09:30:58 AM »
Imagine the basic premise of Tron and wrap it with a movie that's actually watchable... and you get Wreck It Ralph.

I basically agree with Pak's review above. Really a fun movie.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11923 on: November 03, 2012, 11:16:11 AM »
Bel Ami

Robert Pattinson....ACTING!  I've seen worse acting, there's potential here

The movie?  Meh.  Uma Thurman is beautiful though.  I think she looks better in this than she ever has.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11924 on: November 03, 2012, 11:47:43 AM »
Just got back from Wreck-It Ralph.

LOVED IT!

But of course, I was going to. :^) What surprised me was how well the storytelling worked. I figured I'd spend most of the movie picking out video game references and easter eggs (and there are many) but by the end of the movie I was completely engrossed with Ralph's quest to find redemption. Every other character is lovable too. Even Sarah Silverman, who normally irritates me, turns in a wonderful voice-acting performance and sells her character. It's the role she was born to play.

People are going to think this movie was done by Pixar, and they're going to think it because it's actually that good.

There's also a wonderful animated short at the beginning that's either astonishing 2D animation, or beautiful 3D animation. I need to research it. :^)

EDIT: I just researched it, and it's both! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paperman_(2012_film) The result looks fantastic. :^)

Absolutely loved it, too. I cracked up at the MGS exclamation point in the lost-and-found. Had to explain it to my wife post-movie. My WTH moment was finding out it was Alan Tudyk who voiced the King. Totally didn't see that, but with everyone else's characters resembling their VAs to some degree, it's understandable.

The short was great, too. Very cute story, but not so much for my 11-year-old step-son who's still in the girls-are-icky phase.