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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14205 on: August 26, 2014, 09:15:45 AM »
Yeah, I don't get that. I hated it. I read it and thought, "This can't be the one that people are always talking about, can it?"

The art is also not my thing at all. It looks like a Dick Tracy comic strip.

I haven't read it, but I downloaded it the other day to read, and was shocked at how silly the art was.

And that artwork is practically masterpiece level next to the sequel The Dark Knight Strikes Back.

Is that the one where Batman finds out that the Joker is his father?
Actually, that was his mother. It was an alternate timeline where Bruce died instead of his parents, and they were both so traumatized that they became Batman(daddy) and the Joker(mummy).


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14206 on: August 26, 2014, 09:40:38 AM »
Yeah, I don't get that. I hated it. I read it and thought, "This can't be the one that people are always talking about, can it?"

The art is also not my thing at all. It looks like a Dick Tracy comic strip.

I haven't read it, but I downloaded it the other day to read, and was shocked at how silly the art was.

And that artwork is practically masterpiece level next to the sequel The Dark Knight Strikes Back.

Is that the one where Batman finds out that the Joker is his father?
Actually, that was his mother. It was an alternate timeline where Bruce died instead of his parents, and they were both so traumatized that they became Batman(daddy) and the Joker(mummy).



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14207 on: August 26, 2014, 09:41:08 AM »
I'M CONFUSED, PERHAPS MENTIONING YOU DIDN'T ENJOY SIN CITY ANOTHER 17 TIMES WOULD MAKE IT CLEAR YOU DIDN'T ENJOY IT AND POSSIBLY CHANGE THE ROTTEN TOMATOES RESULT SHOWING CRITICS CONSIDERED IT GREAT FILM.  ::)
I hated Sin City too.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14208 on: August 26, 2014, 09:43:52 AM »
Yeah, I don't get that. I hated it. I read it and thought, "This can't be the one that people are always talking about, can it?"

The art is also not my thing at all. It looks like a Dick Tracy comic strip.

I haven't read it, but I downloaded it the other day to read, and was shocked at how silly the art was.

And that artwork is practically masterpiece level next to the sequel The Dark Knight Strikes Back.

Is that the one where Batman finds out that the Joker is his father?
Actually, that was his mother. It was an alternate timeline where Bruce died instead of his parents, and they were both so traumatized that they became Batman(daddy) and the Joker(mummy).


Read the "Flashpoint" series or watch the animated version "Flashpoint Paradox" and that'll make sense.

Getting a little more on topic, I really enjoyed Flashpoint Paradox.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14209 on: August 26, 2014, 10:25:25 AM »
Actually, that was his mother. It was an alternate timeline where Bruce died instead of his parents, and they were both so traumatized that they became Batman(daddy) and the Joker(mummy).
I got to admit, that sounds like a cool idea. Alright, I know a lot of ideas sound stupid at first, but if they're written and executed just right, a lot of ideas have the potential to be great. That being said, they also have the potential to suck.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14210 on: August 26, 2014, 10:58:35 AM »
I'M CONFUSED, PERHAPS MENTIONING YOU DIDN'T ENJOY SIN CITY ANOTHER 17 TIMES WOULD MAKE IT CLEAR YOU DIDN'T ENJOY IT AND POSSIBLY CHANGE THE ROTTEN TOMATOES RESULT SHOWING CRITICS CONSIDERED IT GREAT FILM.  ::)

Your reply is about as mature as Sin City was. 

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14211 on: August 26, 2014, 04:51:36 PM »
I'M CONFUSED, PERHAPS MENTIONING YOU DIDN'T ENJOY SIN CITY ANOTHER 17 TIMES WOULD MAKE IT CLEAR YOU DIDN'T ENJOY IT AND POSSIBLY CHANGE THE ROTTEN TOMATOES RESULT SHOWING CRITICS CONSIDERED IT GREAT FILM.  ::)
They've moved on to Frank Miller's comics now.

To be fair, he did say he was confused.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14212 on: August 26, 2014, 07:49:36 PM »
Not being familiar with the source material probably hurt my overall enjoyment of Sin City. While they clearly nailed the style of making everything look like it came from the frame of a comic book... there is a reason why comic books are comic books and movies are movies. I guess I could say that it's a case of style not being everything... but really I don't have any problem admitting that I simply didn't 'get it'.

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This one had "wait for Netflix" written all over it... but my wife likes the two leads from New Girl and so we went. There isn't much ambition here, it's about as dumb as the trailers make it look. That said, it did deliver some good low brow laughs. Rob Riggle and Keegan-Michael Key offer some funny in supporting roles. Not something I could recommend, but I've done worse. Wait for Netflix.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14213 on: August 26, 2014, 09:40:39 PM »
Oculus (2014) A pretty decent horror movie, it had a lot of new ideas mixed in with some old horror cliches. I definitely recommend it to horror fans but it would never stand on it's own to folks that aren't as big of fans of the genre.

I saw the original Sin City and didn't get the appeal for one second (scantly clad women not withstanding). I've never been much of a fan of graphic novels and comics so that probably had something to do with it. Frankly I'm sick of all the comic tie ins. I would be happy to never see another Spider Man, X Men, Watchmen etc. 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14214 on: August 27, 2014, 06:55:11 PM »
The Art Of The Steal

Cool documentary about how the city of Philadelphia stole the Barnes foundation art collection, completely destroying everything Albert Barnes put in his will.


I've tried a few times to watch Room 237 but just a bit too much crazy for me....


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14215 on: August 28, 2014, 06:34:26 AM »
The Art of the Steal was a fantastic documentary. It was fairly one-sided in its presentation but it was very engaging as far as documentaries go. I loved it. And I actually knew Richard Glanton when he was head of the Barnes Foundation through my job at Delaware Valley Grantmakers -- I think he might have even been on our board at the time. He was a real piece of work and the documentary was pretty accurate in its representation of him.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14216 on: August 28, 2014, 07:24:24 AM »
The Art of the Steal was a fantastic documentary. It was fairly one-sided in its presentation but it was very engaging as far as documentaries go. I loved it. And I actually knew Richard Glanton when he was head of the Barnes Foundation through my job at Delaware Valley Grantmakers -- I think he might have even been on our board at the time. He was a real piece of work and the documentary was pretty accurate in its representation of him.

Yes it is very biased, but starting with the title you know what's what it is. 

You could tell they didn't have to do any creative editing to portray Glanton badly, as they did with some of the others.  It's always telling when all you get are clips of people answering questions, with no idea what the actual question asked was.  Did they never ask Ed Rendell "what about what Barnes wanted?"?  I kept waiting for that and other questions to be put to him but all we got were middle of the conversation clips.

I underestimated the amount of crazy in Room 237, I fast forwarded through the entire thing, stopping every 5 minutes or so and pretty much everywhere I stopped in less than 30 seconds I was hitting fast forward again.  So, I can finally delete that one from my watch list...


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14217 on: August 29, 2014, 08:52:04 PM »
Guardians of the Galaxy

The plot is a paper thin MacGuffin chase and the villain is so generic he might as well wax his handlebar moustache between tying women to train tracks... but who cares? It's $150 million spent on one liners, pop music rights and CGI.... and somehow it works. I wouldn't put this near The Avengers or even the latest Captain America movie in the Marvel pecking order, but it does deliver the fun factor. The script is embarrassingly self aware, winking to the audience is one thing... deliberately pointing out tropes to the audience is borderline insulting... But *whoosh* we're off the next fight scene or silly mugging from Pratt or making an impossible leap for the MacGuffin and all is forgiven. Can't remember the last time I've had this much fun with a shitty movie... ID4 maybe? 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14218 on: August 31, 2014, 07:53:26 PM »
I pretty much agree with all of your points (although I guess I would not classify it as a "shitty movie"). I thought that Guardian's greatest strength was its sense of humor and how much fun the movie and each of the characters were. Certainly not the plot or the villain -- I can't even remember the villain's name. It was an enjoyable couple of hours but not the greatest movie of the summer.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14219 on: August 31, 2014, 08:24:11 PM »
I pretty much agree with all of your points (although I guess I would not classify it as a "shitty movie"). I thought that Guardian's greatest strength was its sense of humor and how much fun the movie and each of the characters were. Certainly not the plot or the villain -- I can't even remember the villain's name. It was an enjoyable couple of hours but not the greatest movie of the summer.
I remembered his name, Ronan, because I was very disappointed that at NO TIME did he stop to make fun of horror movies. What the hell, Marvel? Next movie they'll have Tracy and Tristan, and yet NO banana peels!