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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12000 on: November 19, 2012, 12:11:59 PM »
Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part 2...saw it...tonight...oh, the pain...please...Rifftrax soon...can't breathe...

That's because watching the final movie turns you into a 'vampire'.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12001 on: November 19, 2012, 12:18:54 PM »
I didn't dislike Hunger Games... But it was one of those things were I kept thinking that the movie had promise and was going to get better... and it never really did. I still haven't picked up the rifftrax yet, but I probably will at some point if I can buy the movie itself for under $10.

Reminded me a bit too much of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery meets The Most Dangerous Game (or Bloodlust).  It would be nice if there was more explanation of the premise...which was what drove me crazy about the former, and more suspense (in other words, it's too frigging obvious who is going to win the thing--a movie like this should not be a Marvel styled "you know who'll live through it in the first five minutes of the movie" thing.)
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12002 on: November 19, 2012, 06:02:24 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.

The 4 Disc Blu Ray 3D set is only $15 on Amazon.  Cheap!

Ordered that and the Titanic Blu Ray 3D (also only $15)


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12003 on: November 20, 2012, 03:36:37 PM »
Twilight:  Breaking Wind Part 2

Went to the Sunday night showing, cheaper tickets, theater barely half full.  But they did advertise "Beautiful Creatures" another movie based on another young adult novel.  But BC is awesome, tons better than Twilight.  It's like an old fashioned southern gothic novel.  And it stars Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons, hunky Jeremy Irons.  Looking forward to it.

Anyway, the movie, meh.  Maybe Rifftrax has hardened me, or maybe I'm getting old, but I used to love these movies.  On the other hand.....

Cabin in the Woods

Wow, just wow.  One of the most original movies I've ever seen.  Usually don't like horror movies, but it was dark, and fun.  Loved it.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12004 on: November 20, 2012, 04:37:10 PM »
Jeremy Irons, hunky Jeremy Irons. 

Ann thinks this too, it's bizarre, he was good in The Rover however, nobody plays a dissipated cavalier hit hard times better.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12005 on: November 20, 2012, 08:00:11 PM »
Just got finished watching Hunger Games for the first time (with Rifftrax).  I can imagine that the book might have been better, but this was just padded like a tween girl's bra.

The book is okay for what it is - adolescent fiction. 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12006 on: November 20, 2012, 08:11:53 PM »
Just got finished watching Hunger Games for the first time (with Rifftrax).  I can imagine that the book might have been better, but this was just padded like a tween girl's bra.

The book is okay for what it is - adolescent fiction. 

The movie made me consider reading the book, I went in with pretty much just the trailer to go by and was really impressed.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12007 on: November 21, 2012, 09:08:25 AM »
Just got finished watching Hunger Games for the first time (with Rifftrax).  I can imagine that the book might have been better, but this was just padded like a tween girl's bra.

The book is okay for what it is - adolescent fiction. 

The movie made me consider reading the book, I went in with pretty much just the trailer to go by and was really impressed.

I have to admit I am now interested in reading the sequels; maybe they'll explain the premise better, which is my big Hunger Games hang-up.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12008 on: November 21, 2012, 11:17:59 AM »
They don't.  At least, not in the books. 

I will say that the setting for the second one is pretty cool though.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12009 on: November 21, 2012, 09:43:04 PM »
It had been about ten years since I last saw Trainspotting, the hyperactive Scottish heroin movie that plays like it were on speed. It's lost none of its energy, pulsating through its 90-minute runtime with the gusto of a rhythmic rock album, but it already feels dated, very much a piece of 90s culture. It's the natural inheritance of A Clockwork Orange, both for its baroque, glorified, in-your-face stylistics, and for the narrative surrounding a group of angry young guys filled with rebellious energy and no outlet for it except, in this instance, drug addiction. Also like Kubrick's film, it presents an ambivalent picture of their lifestyle, at once glamorizing it through the movie's intense energy, and at the same time making no bones about its horrifically destructive, nightmarish consequences.

The appeal and humor of it all wanes fairly fast, and we're left yearning to escape and move on, much like Ewan MacGregor's protagonist. Life may be as commercialized and standardized as it's sarcastically rendered here, but that certainly feels like the better option after witnessing the ugliness of the alternative.

Ultimately, this is a movie about growing up. In that sense, it's even closer to Burgess' A Clockwork Orange more than Kubrick's, or going back even further, Fellini's I Vitelloni. One can also see the impact this movie had on other late 90s works, from the surreal, drug-induced subjectivity of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to the sardonic, fast-paced voice-over of Fight Club. Given the choice, I probably prefer those other movies to this one, though none of them appeal to me as much as they did ten years ago. I guess that I, too, have moved on.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12010 on: November 21, 2012, 10:45:01 PM »
I'd equate it to Goodfellas much more than Clockwork Orange myself.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12011 on: November 22, 2012, 07:52:35 AM »
It had been about ten years since I last saw Trainspotting, the hyperactive Scottish heroin movie that plays like it were on speed.

Naturally, I am a big fan of drug movies, but the trouble with Trainspotting, to me, was:

- the accent - I think 'brogue' is the word but I'm really not sure if that's correct - was so thick it was hard to follow.
- it did not really properly show the hell of withdrawal. This is one drug that really is as bad as 'they' say it is.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12012 on: November 22, 2012, 08:28:15 AM »
It's probably partly the accent (I know people have difficulty with Scottish accents even when Scots isn't being used) but more likely the dialect. Scots is awesome but confounding to many who don't know it,. not least because it sounds like its sibling English which means those used to speaking English expect to be hearing that language instead. Adding to that is the fact that most people in lowland Scotland easily and readily code-switch between Scots and English.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12013 on: November 22, 2012, 09:20:07 PM »
I'd equate it to Goodfellas much more than Clockwork Orange myself.

I probably never would have came up with that, but I think it works really well.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12014 on: November 22, 2012, 09:30:48 PM »
Naturally, I am a big fan of drug movies
Maybe I gravitate more to the ones that make me feel like doing them, though I'm a big fan of Drugstore Cowboy, which isn't all that romantic.
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