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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.

Rather like the later Jurassic Park movies but set in the Vietnam era with giant apes and lizards rather than dinosaurs.
 

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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Kay Inglis

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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PJ Post

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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LilyBLily

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.
 

bardsandsages

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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APP

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.
 

Llano

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.



I thought it was way better than the first one.
           
 

PJ Post

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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APP

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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PJ Post

Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« 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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Llano

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