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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14460 on: October 24, 2014, 02:36:26 PM »
John Wick
I really liked this one.  The plot is paper thin, but that doesn't matter.  The fighting is great, the action is really cool, and it's set in this really interesting world of mobsters and assassins.  I kept thinking, I would like to see more in this world.  A comic would be really sweet.  If that's not enough of a recommendation, it also features the star of a little movie called Future War.

Very much agree. This is definitely the best action movie of the year next to The Raid 2, and this one may actually edge out over that one because of how wonderfully economical the story and script is (very comparable to the first Raid, actually). The action is a ton of brutal fun that's very well put together and cleanly shot. And I totally agree about the world it built up. I would absolutely read a comic that revolves around the hotel, for instance. Also noteworthy is how funny the movie is, and how it does it without making many straight-up jokes or winking at the audience (that sort of thing gets old quick anyway most of the time). It just takes the absurdity of the world it's created and runs with it.

Excellent movie that deserves lots of love. See it with a big group and it'll prove a fun time indeed.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14461 on: October 24, 2014, 03:45:41 PM »
High Noon - Incredible! Described as the Western film for people who don't like Westerns. This movie raises the stakes right from the very beginning and manages to stay really tense the whole way through.

Weird to see a young Lloyd Bridges and Col Potter too!

Have you seen Rio Bravo? It's John Ford's response to High Noon as he really didn't like the film.  I think both are great, but I prefer Rio Bravo. 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14462 on: October 24, 2014, 06:36:31 PM »
High Noon - Incredible! Described as the Western film for people who don't like Westerns. This movie raises the stakes right from the very beginning and manages to stay really tense the whole way through.

Weird to see a young Lloyd Bridges and Col Potter too!

Have you seen Rio Bravo? It's John Ford's response to High Noon as he really didn't like the film.  I think both are great, but I prefer Rio Bravo.

I've seen El Dorado, which is (essentially) one of the three versions of Rio Bravo, right?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14463 on: October 24, 2014, 09:13:47 PM »
John Wick, fun flick.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14464 on: October 25, 2014, 08:41:49 PM »
Birdman, groovy stuff there. Funny, intense, surreal, a good time.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14465 on: October 26, 2014, 02:58:49 PM »
Birdman, groovy stuff there. Funny, intense, surreal, a good time.
I saw the trailer and I thought "Damn, is that Michael Keaton?". I hate to say it but maybe he should wear a.... KEATON Mask.
See, most people are scratching their heads right now, because only a select few are going to get that reference.

Speaking of, I recently caught "Multiplicity" and... egh... that's a movie that has not held up. It's just another in a long line
of forgettable late 90's comedies. :(


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14466 on: October 26, 2014, 08:01:55 PM »
High Noon - Incredible! Described as the Western film for people who don't like Westerns. This movie raises the stakes right from the very beginning and manages to stay really tense the whole way through.

Weird to see a young Lloyd Bridges and Col Potter too!

Have you seen Rio Bravo? It's John Ford's response to High Noon as he really didn't like the film.  I think both are great, but I prefer Rio Bravo.

I keep meaning to watch Rio Bravo after I read those comments of his (I did watch Red River recently, though, and it was excellent).

The more I learn about him, the more I find myself not much caring for Wayne as a person. Icon on the screen, less so off. Bumped up a bit more for me recently when I watched the incredibly misguided The Green Berets.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14467 on: October 27, 2014, 06:39:23 AM »
Predator (Riffed by Master Pancake)-Haven't watched this movie in a few years, and then it was the Rifftrax version.  Probably would never have watched it again without a riff involved.  Once again MP made it fantastic, but really highlighted how dirty they are with their humor.  I mean, I feel like I make a lot of dirty jokes but damn. 

The biggest laugh of the night came when the Native American guy cut a vine to drink from it, only to let it spill all over him when he got distracted by noises.  One of the riffers provided the vine's groans leading to an orgasmic "I AM GROOT!"

There wasn't any crowd participation in the mid-movie skit this time, but I got recognized by one of the riffers after the show.  I wore the same Macho Man shirt they joked about at the Labyrinth show to help myself be noticeable.  Got to chat with them for a bit and even gave them one of the Ronin Fox Trax business cards that Erica convinced me to print.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14468 on: October 27, 2014, 01:27:44 PM »
I saw the trailer and I thought "Damn, is that Michael Keaton?". I hate to say it but maybe he should wear a.... KEATON Mask.
See, most people are scratching their heads right now, because only a select few are going to get that reference.

The few. The proud. The Majora's Mask fans.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14469 on: October 27, 2014, 02:01:14 PM »
Snowpiercer, yesterday.

That was.. odd. The entire Earth has frozen over due to an environmental catastrophe, save for the "lucky" few who happened to be aboard the Snowpiercer, a train with a perpetual motion engine that travels non stop around the world on a continuous circuitous track, making one loop per year. It's been 18 years, and the people in "coach" are getting a bit antsy. Meaning they mean to storm the entire length of the train until they take over the "Sacred Engine".

It's actually pretty good, if you can look past the fact that the premise is absurd. It's based on a French graphic novel from the 70's called Le Transperceneige.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14470 on: October 27, 2014, 06:43:19 PM »
Snowpiercer,
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if you can look past the fact that the premise is absurd.
THANK YOU! I keep hearing so much praise for this movie from everyone who's seen it, but I just can't seem to get that silly premise out of my head. People really care about a train movie? There's no place to go, but they keep going? They can't get any fuel, so the writers had to say the engine is "perpetual motion"? It's post apocalyptic, but the train tracks are fine?
And believe me, I love me some movie with silly plots and setups. But for some reason that nitpicky stuff keeps me from being interested in this.
I'll probably see it once it's available on Netflix, though.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14471 on: October 27, 2014, 06:57:05 PM »
Snowpiercer,
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if you can look past the fact that the premise is absurd.
THANK YOU! I keep hearing so much praise for this movie from everyone who's seen it, but I just can't seem to get that silly premise out of my head.

So the difference is actually seeing it and enjoying it as opposed to reading the premise.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14472 on: October 27, 2014, 07:44:50 PM »
Snowpiercer,
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if you can look past the fact that the premise is absurd.
THANK YOU! I keep hearing so much praise for this movie from everyone who's seen it, but I just can't seem to get that silly premise out of my head.

So the difference is actually seeing it and enjoying it as opposed to reading the premise.
That's why I will get around to see it sometime. It's getting so much praise, there must be something to it.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14473 on: October 27, 2014, 07:56:37 PM »
John Wick, fun flick.

Just got back and I really liked it. I love that built a whole world around it. It made me want to see more.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14474 on: October 27, 2014, 07:57:46 PM »
With a name like Snowpiercer it sounds like the movie should be starring Tugg Speedman.

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