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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14415 on: October 15, 2014, 05:46:02 PM »
I'll third that.  It's a series with a lot of things that seem trivial at first, but no details are truly wasted.  In the end, everything leads to something. 
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14416 on: October 16, 2014, 07:59:11 PM »
The Pirates: Band of Misfits

A fairly fun movie, but while a lot of detail is put into it, the film is fairly lightweight.  It is nice that there's an animated movie where the main focus is just being fun and funny, and there's a lot of great Looney Tunes-inspired humour in the film.  The film feels more like an episode of a fun cartoon than a full film, in that the stakes are somewhat low and the characters are shallow.  Those aren't necessarily bad things (the film wants to be a comedy ahead of anything else) but the film doesn't provide anything more than being a fairly funny film.  I'd still recommend it for a fun night in.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14417 on: October 17, 2014, 07:27:09 AM »
I started watching Venture Bros back around 2006 or so. I had built a MS Media Center DVR with what was an insane amount of storage at the time (1.5TB). So I set the thing to grab every airing of Venture Bros along with a bunch of other Adult Swim shows I had never bothered with. The end result was having dozens of eps piling up and watching them completely out of order... I had absolutely no clue what was going on with the overarching story elements... and I loved the shit out of it anyways. The core group of characters are all well written and funny/amusing on their own. I've since bought and/or rented the DVD releases and watched them in order, which obviously enhanced the whole experience... But yea, strongly recommended.... even the early episodes when they were doing little else than taking Johnny Quest / Scooby Doo reruns and grinding them through the 21st century filter.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14418 on: October 18, 2014, 12:03:39 AM »
I tried watching Fury today... and... I couldn't even make it through the movie trailers. There were just too damn many of them(20+ minutes worth!!! wtf?!). The one for some movie about a guy paid to be the best man at weddings was the last straw. I already had a bad headache and something got broken on my car so I was already really pissed off and upset.

Movie trailers SUCK. They either give you a headache because they're so overbearing and obnoxious or they give away too much of the movie's plot or story!! I know in theory you shouldn't watch them, but dammit, how the hell can you avoid seeing them? They used to be so cool, so streamlined and amazing. Now, they're just a cheap way of getting people's asses into seats without a second thought of what you should put in the trailer.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14419 on: October 18, 2014, 10:47:06 AM »
I've got a ritual when I go to the theaters these days. I go to the morning shows/generally-very-empty screenings, scope out a good aisle-area seat in the especially vacant part of the auditorium... and when the first trailer starts, I head outside. I chill in the hallway for about twenty minutes, usually playing on my phone, and head back in for the actual movie. I've been making a point not to watch trailers for years now (pretty much for all the reasons you talked about), and since most of the big chains time their trailer time exactly (example: AMC has 20 minutes of trailers, plus regular turn-off-your-phone bumpers), I always make it back right on schedule for the movie proper.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14420 on: October 18, 2014, 12:52:37 PM »
I've got a ritual when I go to the theaters these days. I go to the morning shows/generally-very-empty screenings, scope out a good aisle-area seat in the especially vacant part of the auditorium... and when the first trailer starts, I head outside. I chill in the hallway for about twenty minutes, usually playing on my phone, and head back in for the actual movie. I've been making a point not to watch trailers for years now (pretty much for all the reasons you talked about), and since most of the big chains time their trailer time exactly (example: AMC has 20 minutes of trailers, plus regular turn-off-your-phone bumpers), I always make it back right on schedule for the movie proper.

I've started doing the same thing.  It makes me look less crazy thank covering my ears and closing my eyes. Trailers suck.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14421 on: October 18, 2014, 01:05:40 PM »
Movie adverts and trailers suck and  I have to check them for my job.  I did 42 sets a few weeks ago and though the trailers are (at least at first) informative, the adverts are usually pretty soul-sucking.  Especially the company policy ones which have been the same in every set for the past 4 years.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14422 on: October 18, 2014, 05:40:24 PM »
I don't like trailers but they don't bug me that much. I actually find them kind of funny. And on rare occasions one I'm actually interested in seeing comes up.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14423 on: October 18, 2014, 05:58:23 PM »
I don't like trailers but they don't bug me that much. I actually find them kind of funny. And on rare occasions one I'm actually interested in seeing comes up.

But then there's no point in seeing the movie because you already saw everything that happens.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14424 on: October 18, 2014, 06:26:24 PM »
I don't like trailers but they don't bug me that much. I actually find them kind of funny. And on rare occasions one I'm actually interested in seeing comes up.

But then there's no point in seeing the movie because you already saw everything that happens.

What about discovering films you've never heard about before?


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14425 on: October 18, 2014, 07:14:47 PM »
I don't like trailers but they don't bug me that much. I actually find them kind of funny. And on rare occasions one I'm actually interested in seeing comes up.

But then there's no point in seeing the movie because you already saw everything that happens.

What about discovering films you've never heard about before?

Yeah, I avoid trailers of movies I REALLY care about and I already want to see, but I love seeing trailers in general before a movie.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14426 on: October 18, 2014, 07:42:58 PM »
I don't like trailers but they don't bug me that much. I actually find them kind of funny. And on rare occasions one I'm actually interested in seeing comes up.

But then there's no point in seeing the movie because you already saw everything that happens.

There's the experience of seeing it.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14427 on: October 18, 2014, 08:16:21 PM »
I love trailers.... what the fuck?


damn, I'm old.. all the young folks hate the trailers.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14428 on: October 18, 2014, 11:13:10 PM »
I don't like trailers but they don't bug me that much. I actually find them kind of funny. And on rare occasions one I'm actually interested in seeing comes up.

But then there's no point in seeing the movie because you already saw everything that happens.

I think that's wrong. There are a lot of trailers that are extremely misleading. For instance, Abducted has a trailer that makes it look like it might be a decent cheesy action flick, but instead we get an hour and a half of Taylor butchering dialogue and a stupid story. There are also several movies that use the trailer as a way to setup audience expectations, and then pull the rug out from under their feet. The Spirit comes to mind. (In before someone hates on that movie. I thought it was brilliant and that people only judged it harshly because they wanted gritty and dark without humour.)


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14429 on: October 19, 2014, 11:25:47 AM »
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

When I was a kid I really loved this movie, and even now I still have a soft spot for it. It was like Hollywood was granting you your wish or something. How often does that happen?

I love trailers.... what the fuck?
damn, I'm old.. all the young folks hate the trailers.
I think there is a certain excitement factor related to seeing movie trailers. Those are pretty few and far between though. For me, any potential excitement is defeated by the way they've been modeled since the early to mid 90's.
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