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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13290 on: October 06, 2013, 09:51:15 AM »
Physics is more of an advanced science and should only be taught at a point when the child has established he likes science/math/other cool things.

If I had been forced to take Physics, I would hate it.

Moving on.

I also saw Gravity. It's amazing. It's what Avatar wanted to be. I still cry when I think about it.

Also, the academy should have given a different actress the Oscar instead of Sandra Bullock for the Blind Side because now she is going to have two (and she REALLY deserves one for Gravity).

Ok, I am tearing up, so I am going to stop thinking about this movie now.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13291 on: October 06, 2013, 11:05:41 AM »
Does it actually matter if the science behind Gravity is accurate or not? That's not a rhetorical question.  I haven't seen it and am genuinely curious if it is.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13292 on: October 06, 2013, 11:25:19 AM »
Physics is more of an advanced science and should only be taught at a point when the child has established he likes science/math/other cool things.

maybe it's just the way you've worded it, but that sentence is as insane as: reading is more of an advanced activity and should only be taught at a point when the child has established he likes words/novels/other cool thing. ??? physics, at its heart, is the most basic science. you don't need math to explain basic physics.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13293 on: October 06, 2013, 11:27:54 AM »
Does it actually matter if the science behind Gravity is accurate or not? That's not a rhetorical question.  I haven't seen it and am genuinely curious if it is.

Not particularly. The core ideas and themes of the story (all that isolation and danger) work like aces as they are. The science is as good as it needs to be, and as inaccurate as it needs to be to move things along (it's actually somewhat strange to see a movie like this clock in at only 90 minutes, especially in this day and age of the bloated blockbuster).


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13294 on: October 06, 2013, 01:49:28 PM »
Does it actually matter if the science behind Gravity is accurate or not? That's not a rhetorical question.  I haven't seen it and am genuinely curious if it is.

Not particularly. The core ideas and themes of the story (all that isolation and danger) work like aces as they are. The science is as good as it needs to be, and as inaccurate as it needs to be to move things along (it's actually somewhat strange to see a movie like this clock in at only 90 minutes, especially in this day and age of the bloated blockbuster).

I was entertained by the story and amazed at the 3-D visuals throughout. I was just shaking my head a lot at the inaccuracies, but with a smile on my face.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13295 on: October 06, 2013, 04:53:32 PM »
Hatchet 3 - I really liked this one. I've been a big fan of the series since I saw them at a horror festival a few years ago. This one is not as good as Hatchet 2, but still head and shoulders above most slasher movies these days.
Zack Galligan was also really good in it. His character wasn't just a glorified cameo, he was a main character through the first 2/3rds of it. And he didn't make me think of Billy Peltzer at all.
 Overall, really good effects. Although you can tell the budget was reduced a bit.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13296 on: October 06, 2013, 07:25:08 PM »
quibbles...nitpicks...

We really need better physics education in this country...*sigh*

Oh, I'm sorry.  You're soooooo superior with your advanced knowledge.  I hate to break it to you, but you're not the only person on this forum with a physics related degree, and just because someone isn't bothered by the inaccuracies doesn't make them stupid.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13297 on: October 06, 2013, 08:05:00 PM »
quibbles...nitpicks...

We really need better physics education in this country...*sigh*

Oh, I'm sorry.  You're soooooo superior with your advanced knowledge.  I hate to break it to you, but you're not the only person on this forum with a physics related degree, and just because someone isn't bothered by the inaccuracies doesn't make them stupid.

Calm down, I didn't call anyone stupid. I just disagree with the characterization of the physics issues with this movie as minor. This is pretty much the one area that I have a large amount of experience and education, so I know that they aren't. If you don't personally care about them, fine, but don't call them "quibbles" or "nitpicky" when they aren't.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13298 on: October 07, 2013, 12:24:36 AM »
I'm not trying to trivialize or belittle the nature of the physics and hard science of the movie when I say that those elements don't matter as much. They are important, after all, and the movie gets wrong more than it gets right in that regard. It's just that, well, they really don't matter as much. They are part of the backdrop, not the focus.

Here's a really good forum post I found on a different site that makes for a good write-up on the nuts-and-bolts purpose of the movie:
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13299 on: October 07, 2013, 02:58:08 AM »
Guys, I appreciate that you're using spoilers and all, but if you're going to have a five page long, argument about a specific movie, maybe start a thread for it?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13300 on: October 07, 2013, 04:32:36 AM »
Guys, I appreciate that you're using spoilers and all, but if you're going to have a five page long, argument about a specific movie, maybe start a thread for it?

Sorry, that's my fault. I just wanted to make one point about the movie, but people kept contradicting me and I couldn't let it go. I'll shut up now.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13301 on: October 07, 2013, 08:06:20 AM »
It's like when I read The DaVinci Code and they said "the clues are all in English because that is the language least touched by the Catholic Church." (paraphrase)

As someone who has studied linguistics, this is not true. C'est la vie though, The DaVinci Code was as enjoyable as it was meant to be. Granted no one is happy about the DaVinci Code except Ron Howard/Brian Grazer, but I feel that my arguement is valid. It's hard to hold the suspension of disbelief when you are learned in the subject matter. Storytelling isn't an exact science. If you cannot look past it, one will be disappointed. Best to get to know yourself and be who you are.

Also, I think having the discussion in this thread is perfectly fine. It's not the first time we have gone off on tangent (don't talk about Star Trek.... :speechless:)
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13302 on: October 07, 2013, 10:52:26 AM »
Last night I watched Angel Heart (1987) staring Mickey Rourke and Robert Di Nero. If you haven't seen it's kind of a horror/thriller/drama/mystery/noir movie that some how stayed off my radar for many years. I watched knowing literally nothing about it except it's title and a friends recommendation years ago. It has an interesting plot set in the post war 1950's america, following a private detective on a unique investigation that takes him through New York and New Orleans into a disturbing group of characters involved in bizarre religious activities. Rourke and Di Nero do a good job and you can tell they were well invested in the project. While not without flaws I highly recommend it. Upon release it was a flop and not many people have seen it. I think it's a entertaining watch of an under rated movie.   

Guys, I appreciate that you're using spoilers and all, but if you're going to have a five page long, argument about a specific movie, maybe start a thread for it?

Sorry, that's my fault. I just wanted to make one point about the movie, but people kept contradicting me and I couldn't let it go. I'll shut up now.

As far as the post of being off topic I respectfully disagree with Ed, I kind of like the free form, conversational nature of the Rifftrax forums. I agree there needs to be a line drawn somewhere. But, because I don't see the threads on this forum spiraling out of control, I hardly see the need for "reminders" to stay on topic.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13303 on: October 07, 2013, 11:59:27 AM »
Last night I watched Angel Heart (1987) staring Mickey Rourke and Robert Di Nero.
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Upon release it was a flop and not many people have seen it. I think it's a entertaining watch of an under rated movie.   

When it was released there was a lot of controversy around it, people made a big deal about Lisa Bonet doing "adult" stuff. 
People still thought of her as the girl from The Cosby Show.

Funny how it seems underrated now, it couldn't live up to all the hype back when it was released.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13304 on: October 07, 2013, 12:10:05 PM »
Last night I watched Angel Heart (1987) staring Mickey Rourke and Robert Di Nero.
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Upon release it was a flop and not many people have seen it. I think it's a entertaining watch of an under rated movie.   

When it was released there was a lot of controversy around it, people made a big deal about Lisa Bonet doing "adult" stuff. 
People still thought of her as the girl from The Cosby Show.

Funny how it seems underrated now, it couldn't live up to all the hype back when it was released.

Underrated is the impression I got from reading about it's release after watching it, I was only 2 when it came out.

One of the most glaring problems I found with the movie was Lisa's performance, most notably her wildly inconsistent attempt at a rural, black, 1950's,Louisianan accent. At some point's it was o.k. and at other points she appeared to not be attempting an accent at all.