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Edward M. Grant

Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #300 on: February 28, 2019, 01:35:03 AM »
I liked Tucker and Dale. I thought Cabin in the Woods was rather so-so, but don't remember enough about it to remember why :).

Watched Kong: Skull Island on Netflix. Not a bad idea but not such a great movie. Again, had it's moments, but fairly forgettable.

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Jeff Tanyard

Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #301 on: February 28, 2019, 05:44:16 AM »
I thought Cabin in the Woods was rather so-so, but don't remember enough about it to remember why :).


I felt the same way about it, but it took me a while to figure out why.  Later, I was reading something somewhere about how traditional horror stories are morality tales, and then the pieces started falling into place. 

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The movie lampshades--and subverts--the character archetype thing, but it doesn't go into the purpose behind the archetypes, and that purpose is to allow the main character to learn some moral lesson(s) and become a better person for it.  In the movie, everyone dies.  There's no point in any moral lessons because no one has a chance to use any such newfound knowledge.  It's just nihilist and defeatist.  If one or more of the characters had survived and gone on to be wiser people, then the movie would have been much more satisfying, I think.  But that doesn't happen.  There's really no point to the plot at all other than to mock horror tropes, and the more I think about it, the more I think it's just a mean-spirited move on the part of the writers.  It's not a horror movie.  It's an anti-horror movie.


Anyway, just one guy's opinion.
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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #302 on: March 01, 2019, 03:44:40 AM »
Space flight was made to look like an absolute misery and maybe it was a cross between being stuck inside a washing machine on the spin-cycle and in a vacuum cleaner.

Imagine driving in a mini-van for a week with two other guys and having to wash with wet towels, pee out the window, and poop in ziploc bags that you store in a box in the back until you get home. And only being able to go outside for one day half-way through the trip... while wearing SCUBA gear.


Pretty much did that in my student years! Minus the scuba gear. Toured Europe living and sleeping in a small car. Seemed like fun at the time. I've a nasty idea we didn't smell too lovely by the end of the trip.

But, yes, you are quite right, being in the those craft must have been pretty rough. Apart from anything else, you couldn't open a window or pop out for a breath of fresh air.

Not something for anyone who gets a bit claustrophobic.

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #303 on: March 10, 2019, 03:44:50 AM »
I'd really love to talk about this one in more depth, but pretty much every analysis ends up being a spoiler. Suffice to say, there's a lot of story going on here; the main theme being one of empowerment and identity. So, let's see here...socially relevant, a positive message (obliterating tired cliches and tropes left right and center), amazing visuals, as dark as a PG-13 rating allows, which turns out to be pretty dark...and super entertaining!



My only knock...which is kind of a big one, (it's by no means a perfect movie), is that Cameron is way way way better at filming emotion than Rodriguez. Well, two knocks. The movie needed to be at least 30 minutes longer. It felt a smidgen rushed. With that said...

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #304 on: March 10, 2019, 04:02:25 AM »
It may also be that Cameron has the stronger influence (both professional and personal) to push actors to their emotional limits. From reading the interviews, it seems like some of the actors came away from The Abyss with a deep hatred for the way they were treated.
 

Jeff Tanyard

Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #305 on: March 10, 2019, 06:31:51 AM »
It may also be that Cameron has the stronger influence (both professional and personal) to push actors to their emotional limits. From reading the interviews, it seems like some of the actors came away from The Abyss with a deep hatred for the way they were treated.


I wonder what the mouse would have said if it could have talked.   :icon_eek:
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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #306 on: March 10, 2019, 08:34:56 AM »
I saw Captain Marvel. It had its humorous moments, and most of the fight scenes were blessedly shorter than the interminable ones in Avengers and Guardians, and...all the rest. I'm eager to see Captain Marvel punch out Thanos in about a second. He's totally boring.
 

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #307 on: March 12, 2019, 06:37:00 AM »
I saw Captain Marvel. It had its humorous moments, and most of the fight scenes were blessedly shorter than the interminable ones in Avengers and Guardians, and...all the rest. I'm eager to see Captain Marvel punch out Thanos in about a second. He's totally boring.

We saw Captain Marvel on Sunday. Enjoyed it a great deal, thought I thought she was too quick to just share information and interact with the locals (particularly in light of the earlier scene where they make a point saying not to interact with the locals during the initial mission). And there were a couple of points I would have liked to have seen fleshed out a little bit (mostly how certain people got to certain places as quickly as they did without attracting attention).

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #308 on: March 14, 2019, 07:59:29 AM »
Last night, I watched "The Predator 2018."

Background: I've seen all the Predator movies as they've come out through the years. Naturally, they've varied in quality. Though I enjoyed this current one, I can only give it three stars out of five. I like movies that tie everything up at the end--and this one definitely did not.
 

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #309 on: March 14, 2019, 09:29:45 AM »
Bad Times at the El Royale

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #310 on: March 14, 2019, 03:54:45 PM »
Saw this one last night, when it came to the Redbox. Pretty good movie. I look forward to the next one.

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Maggie Ann

Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #311 on: March 15, 2019, 12:03:44 AM »
Saw this one last night, when it came to the Redbox. Pretty good movie. I look forward to the next one.



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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #312 on: March 17, 2019, 12:23:28 AM »


A new Netflix movie. Not amazing, but reasonably entertaining. It's a heist movie with stuff to say about other stuff; one thumb up!

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #313 on: March 17, 2019, 02:59:30 AM »
Given I have the flu, I'm not able to sit at my desk for a long period of time and write, hence I'm watching more movies and TV than usual.

Last night I watched Kill Command. IMO, an excellent movie. I streamed it from Netflix, and I give it 3.5 (possibly 4) stars out of five.
 

Jeff Tanyard

Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #314 on: March 17, 2019, 05:19:01 AM »
Given I have the flu


Sorry to hear that.  Hope you get well soon.   :Healing:
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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #315 on: March 17, 2019, 09:48:48 AM »
Given I have the flu


Sorry to hear that.  Hope you get well soon.   :Healing:

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Lysmata Debelius

Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #316 on: March 17, 2019, 07:17:52 PM »
I watched Pacific Rim again. (first one. Not the sequel)  I enjoyed it much more this time round. It's a fun movie.
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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #317 on: March 18, 2019, 12:48:32 AM »
Watched this one last night. it was a surprisingly good movie.

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« Reply #318 on: March 23, 2019, 11:36:15 PM »


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Vijaya

Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #319 on: March 24, 2019, 12:24:17 AM »
I really enjoyed the new Spiderman too!

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« Reply #320 on: March 24, 2019, 12:43:05 AM »
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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #321 on: March 26, 2019, 03:30:33 PM »
Just re-visited a heart warming classic. I'll watch the sequel again in a few days, in preparation for the final chapter due out in May. Should be a good time.



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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #322 on: March 26, 2019, 04:47:51 PM »
Big thumbs up for Jordan Peele's Us. 9/10. Thought provoking. Interestingly overdetermined.
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« Reply #323 on: March 26, 2019, 05:16:23 PM »
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Edward M. Grant

Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #324 on: March 27, 2019, 02:52:42 AM »
Watched Time Barbarians, because... uh... it was a recommendation on the streaming app and looked bizarre enough that it might be entertaiing.

It was about as bad as the title would suggest.
 

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #325 on: March 27, 2019, 03:02:30 AM »
It was about as bad as the title would suggest.

It's pretty sad when you can tell how bad a movie is going to be just by its title.   :doh:
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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #326 on: March 27, 2019, 03:21:40 AM »
We recently watched Castles in the Sky on Amazon Prime. 5-stars for us. Story of Robert Watson-Watt and his team in the mid to late 1930s who developed RADAR for Britain's air defense. Funny, maddening, brilliant.

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #327 on: March 27, 2019, 04:13:50 AM »
It was about as bad as the title would suggest.

You know it's bad when Wikipedia doesn't even have an entry for it.

Hey, wait . . .   None of my books have Wikipedia entries . . .  :icon_think:
     
 

Vijaya

Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #328 on: April 03, 2019, 03:36:21 AM »
Saw Unplanned. Very well made. I'd read the book a few years ago and they did a good job of staying true to the story. I don't often cry watching movies, but I was bawling at the end.

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Edward M. Grant

Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #329 on: April 03, 2019, 04:07:34 AM »
Watched Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity. It's actually better than the title might imply, but the girls clearly weren't chosen for their acting ability.
 

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #330 on: April 19, 2019, 01:52:56 AM »
I've recently seen two movies.

IMO, Bumblebee deserves 1.5 stars out of 5.

IMO, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald deserves 4 stars out of 5.
 

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #331 on: April 19, 2019, 04:53:03 AM »
New at the Redbox. I liked it.

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #332 on: April 19, 2019, 05:38:48 AM »
Trapped in an inescapable family setting, I was recently coerced into watching Hacksaw Ridge. The movie is war-porn from start to finish. I kept my eyes closed most of the time. When considering the torture-porn in Passion of the Christ, it seems to me that Mel Gibson is f*cked up and that the fetish for violence among his fans is an indication that they need psychoanalysis.
 

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #333 on: April 19, 2019, 10:56:26 AM »
I liked Bumblebee.  grint
 
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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #334 on: April 19, 2019, 06:54:01 PM »
I liked Bumblebee.  grint

I did, too. I think they were very faithful to the character that is Bumblebee. Crazy, a little immature and ready to fight.

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #335 on: April 20, 2019, 05:20:59 AM »
Trapped in an inescapable family setting, I was recently coerced into watching Hacksaw Ridge. The movie is war-porn from start to finish. I kept my eyes closed most of the time. When considering the torture-porn in Passion of the Christ, it seems to me that Mel Gibson is f*cked up and that the fetish for violence among his fans is an indication that they need psychoanalysis.

Guilty as charged.  :hehe

I didn't like Hacksaw nor The Passion, but I've enjoyed other movies he's directed like Braveheart and Apocalypto.
 

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #336 on: April 20, 2019, 07:02:02 AM »
Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. The most violent and yet the most beautiful. We watch it every Good Friday.

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #337 on: April 22, 2019, 02:35:50 AM »
Based on Ted Chiang's short story: Story of Your Life




And, based on the first book of Jeff VanderMeer's trilogy: The Southern Reach





Surreal and non-linear storytelling in both cases.
 

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #338 on: April 27, 2019, 11:02:40 PM »


One thumbs-up for every hour...so good!

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #339 on: April 29, 2019, 05:43:33 AM »


One thumbs-up for every hour...so good!

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Kids and I watched it yesterday. Didn't feel like over three hours. It was good, but not the most amazing movie in the world, imho. 12 year old said he enjoyed it but preferred Infinity Wars.

Our wee local, family-run cinema had a very long queue for tickets. Had never seen a queue there before. I think every seat in the screen room was filled.

 

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #340 on: April 30, 2019, 11:53:27 AM »
Watched Aquaman yesterday.

The movie started out nicely, but then it became real corny for a very long while--too long. I almost gave up on the movie at that point. However, I stuck with it, and the movie eventually became interesting again.

IMO, the movie deserves 2.5 to 3 stars out of 5.
 

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #341 on: April 30, 2019, 09:38:53 PM »
Watched Endgame last Thursday.  Just an incredible achievement.  I was so impressed how they really brought home 11 years and 22 movies worth of character arcs.
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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #342 on: April 30, 2019, 09:50:12 PM »
We watched "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot".  It wasn't a comedy like we expected, but there were some very funny lines.  We thought it was very good, YMMV, etc.  Mostly I'm posting because my husband did some research and found out that it became a movie because the author was interviewed about the book and mentioned that she would want Tina Fey to play her part in the movie.  Tina Fey heard about it and yada, yada, yada (Sorry Julia Louis Dreyfus there) it became a movie.

I would love for Emily Blunt and Rose Byrne to play Lauri and Alex in the movie based on my book.  Do you have any actors in mind for your characters?

Edit:  I almost forgot.  Meryl Streep for Lauri's mom.  That would be a small part, but gawd I love her.
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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #343 on: May 01, 2019, 08:20:55 AM »
Do you have any actors in mind for your characters?

For some, I do, but typically by the time I've finished something, they've aged out of their roles.   :icon_cry:
     
 

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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #344 on: May 01, 2019, 09:19:23 AM »
I also watched Avengers Endgame, but I walked away a little disappointed. There were quite a few moments that took me out of the story, engaged my analytical brain. I have mixed feelings because some of the things that didn't make sense I liked on an emotional level. Like
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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #345 on: May 01, 2019, 09:48:06 AM »
I've watched only a few of the MCU movies. If the Wiki-pedia summary is engaging, then I'll consider watching the movie. Those Wiki-pedia summaries are brutally dry. I checked out as soon as I saw this for Endgame:

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Time travel. That means all bets are off and nothing that I am watching is likely to be real. Everything can be undone, so there is never any real loss. Nothing is at stake. f*ck that. It's like having the ads say there's a big twist at the end. Really? Then why should I invest any emotion at all in the story if you are going to change all the rules of the story?


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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #346 on: May 01, 2019, 12:17:29 PM »
When Hulk Banner was explaining time travel in Endgame, I was reminded of this cartoon...



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Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Reply #347 on: May 09, 2019, 06:40:19 PM »
Went and saw this yesterday.



It was everything I think I hoped for and expected. It was sad to see some of the characters die, but it brought the whole story line to a gratifying conclusion. I was happy to see Captain Marvel get so little screen time. She didn't earn much of a place in the story over the last eleven years and it was good to see the story center mostly around the characters we've watched for the last decade.

All in all, I give it a ten. I walked out of the theater sad for the deaths, but satisfied with the outcome.
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