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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11970 on: November 13, 2012, 08:30:11 PM »
Skyfall
Excellent movie.  I don't know what all this "best Bond ever" talk is, but it is still very good.  I would put it 2nd out of the Craig films.  Maybe around 6th or 7th overall.

Rock of Ages
Not as bad as all the hype, but not much better either.  The two leads are painful to watch.  The girl sounds like a baby when she sings.  I don't understand how the movie can be about how awesome 80s rock is, then ruin it all with American Idol type singing.  Tom Cruise is by far the best part of the movie.  His singing is actually pretty good, and his character is actually interesting.  Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand are also pretty good (I don't know why, but I'm a Russell Brand fan).


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11971 on: November 14, 2012, 11:32:00 AM »
Prometheus

Really frustrated by this.  It seems like there was a potential all-time classic in there somewhere that was hurt by poor characters and script.  I hated the film, but couldn't stop thinking about it or some of the themes from the movie.  I think I will pick up the Blu Ray when I can find it cheap to check out the making of Documentary and to watch in 3D.





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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11972 on: November 14, 2012, 11:45:35 AM »
Prometheus

Really frustrated by this.  It seems like there was a potential all-time classic in there somewhere that was hurt by poor characters and script.  I hated the film, but couldn't stop thinking about it or some of the themes from the movie.  I think I will pick up the Blu Ray when I can find it cheap to check out the making of Documentary and to watch in 3D.

I'm really hoping for a longer director's cut.  Ridley Scott basically said that there was another, better version waiting to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD.  I still loved the film though, despite its problems.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11973 on: November 14, 2012, 02:21:00 PM »
Prometheus

Really frustrated by this.  It seems like there was a potential all-time classic in there somewhere that was hurt by poor characters and script.  I hated the film, but couldn't stop thinking about it or some of the themes from the movie.  I think I will pick up the Blu Ray when I can find it cheap to check out the making of Documentary and to watch in 3D.

The review on The Digital Bits sums this up nicely, it's pretty obvious it was ruined by re-writes and throwing stuff in because it was "cool".  According to that review, if you listen to the commentary tracks by the writers you can figure out exactly where things went wrong. 

It does have some cool 3D scenes, those are probably the only reason I'll ever watch it again.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11974 on: November 14, 2012, 04:19:35 PM »
Dirty Dancing, the 20th anniversary edition

God, I miss Patrick Swayze.

There's some neat extras.  But there's one deleted scene where Baby in her bra and slip is grinding agaist Johnny, dry humping really, to "She's Like the wind"  I'm glad it was deleted.  Quite awkward.

The Porky's trilogy

The first one is still good.  I know some women don't like it because they say it objectifies women.  I don't think so.  The female characters are strong women.  Yes, there's nudity, but it's natural.  No boob jobs, no shaving.  Women at their most beautiful

And if you play the shower scene frame by frame there's really a penis in the hole.  I never knew.

The second and third?  Meh.  Although it was fun seeing Cissee Cameron, actually looking young and cute.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11975 on: November 16, 2012, 12:25:20 PM »
Princess of Mars (2009)

I've seen this DVD and wondered about it, it's on Netflix streaming now.

Really bad version of the story, with Antonio Sabato Jr. and Traci Lords. 

Bad dialog, bad acting, extremely cheap effects.  The jumping was hilarious cut and paste animated gif quality.

They made John Carter a soldier in Afghanistan,  transported to a planet in another solar system that just happens to be called mars using some secret device in order to save his life (that whole thing doesn't make any sense at all, but it's not the worst part of the movie).

About the only thing good is the costume Traci Lords wears throughout the movie.  Pretty much a Princess Leia gold bikini ripoff.

A lot of it was filmed at the Vasquez Rocks, so I couldn't help but think of loads of Star Trek riffs.  The Gorn had a better costume than the Tharks in this thing.

Probably would make a good Rifftrax.  Although there is A LOT of talking, I had to hit FF several times, so there might be just too many long stretches of bad dialog to maintain the funny and not devolve into deep hurting.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11976 on: November 16, 2012, 09:08:56 PM »
Saw Lincoln today.  Best Spielberg movie in over a decade, I'd say. The cast is absolutely ridiculous.  Aside from the obvious talent of Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon Levitt, there are also tons of great character actors who appear in roles of varying size and importance.  Lots of great TV alums from shows like Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Deadwood, Justified etc.  Really loved it and it's probably my favorite of the year so far.  It's maybe a bit longer than it needs to be, but I don't care because all of the acting was so good.  Right around when I was starting to feel it drag a little, they started doing the vote in the house on the 13th amendment, and I was right back into it.  I wish congressional debate and voting were as awesome as they are in the movie.  C-SPAN could charge by the minute and I'd pay it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11977 on: November 16, 2012, 09:14:57 PM »
Saw Lincoln today.  Best Spielberg movie in over a decade, I'd say.

Interesting - I really liked Munich a lot. (I liked Tintin a lot too, but I expect this to be better than that)
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11978 on: November 16, 2012, 09:24:58 PM »
Saw Lincoln today.  Best Spielberg movie in over a decade, I'd say.

Interesting - I really liked Munich a lot. (I liked Tintin a lot too, but I expect this to be better than that)

Haven't seen Tintin.  I did like Munich, it's the only movie of his in the past decade (that I've seen) that is anywhere close to Lincoln.  I'd still put Lincoln ahead of it.  In fact, looking down his director credits, I'd say Lincoln is his best since Schindler's List (I was never a huge Saving Private Ryan fan, haven't seen Amistad, those two look to be the only ones in that time frame of the same caliber).


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11979 on: November 16, 2012, 09:57:41 PM »
Saw Lincoln today.  Best Spielberg movie in over a decade, I'd say.

Interesting - I really liked Munich a lot. (I liked Tintin a lot too, but I expect this to be better than that)

Haven't seen Tintin.  I did like Munich, it's the only movie of his in the past decade (that I've seen) that is anywhere close to Lincoln.  I'd still put Lincoln ahead of it.  In fact, looking down his director credits, I'd say Lincoln is his best since Schindler's List (I was never a huge Saving Private Ryan fan, haven't seen Amistad, those two look to be the only ones in that time frame of the same caliber).

I haven't seen Amistad either - But I also haven't seen Schindler's List...
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11980 on: November 17, 2012, 10:04:50 AM »
Yesterday I went to a theatre in Frisco, the same one I always went to, to do this, and watched the final Twilight movie.


Give me as bad a time as you want about it, I care not a whit; I have a thing for Jackson Rathbone, and that's the 'main attraction' for me.


It wasn't bad at all, to me, who'd been expecting it to be far worse. It had an interesting twist that wasn't in the book.


The funniest thing: the theatre was fairly well filled for a 12:30 weekday matinee.  And it was full of women who, like myself, had come alone to watch this.  A Hall of Shame - and yet, with that many people sitting around me who'd done just what I'd done, it was hard to feel ashamed.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11981 on: November 17, 2012, 10:46:08 AM »
Saw Lincoln today.  Best Spielberg movie in over a decade, I'd say.

I thought Super 8 was the best Spielberg movie in over a decade.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11982 on: November 17, 2012, 11:09:10 AM »
Saw Lincoln today.  Best Spielberg movie in over a decade, I'd say.

I thought Super 8 was the best Spielberg movie in over a decade.

Only counts if you're including Producer credits, though Spielberg is an excellent hands-on producer.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11983 on: November 17, 2012, 11:14:56 AM »
Saw Lincoln today.  Best Spielberg movie in over a decade, I'd say.

I thought Super 8 was the best Spielberg movie in over a decade.

Only counts if you're including Producer credits, though Spielberg is an excellent hands-on producer.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11984 on: November 17, 2012, 11:44:42 AM »
Saw Lincoln today.  Best Spielberg movie in over a decade, I'd say.

I thought Super 8 was the best Spielberg movie in over a decade.

Only counts if you're including Producer credits, though Spielberg is an excellent hands-on producer.

I should re-watch that, love that movie.


Inception.

Still one of the better action movies in recent memory to me.

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