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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2385 on: January 26, 2015, 07:57:34 PM »
"Seven." I saw it when it came out. Saw it today again on Netflix.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2386 on: January 29, 2015, 03:21:21 AM »
Lone Ranger on Netflix.  It was better than I thought it would be.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2387 on: January 29, 2015, 08:33:46 AM »
"Seven." I saw it when it came out. Saw it today again on Netflix.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2388 on: January 29, 2015, 10:34:01 AM »
"Seven." I saw it when it came out. Saw it today again on Netflix.

Yipes.  :o

Glutton for punishment, eh?

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2389 on: January 29, 2015, 11:31:53 AM »
"Seven." I saw it when it came out. Saw it today again on Netflix.

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Glutton for punishment, eh?

I love a good mystery plot. There were some moments when I had to flinch, because of the gore.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2390 on: January 29, 2015, 10:40:28 PM »
I watched the final Hobbit movie. It was terrible.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2391 on: January 29, 2015, 11:30:48 PM »
The first "Star Trek" movie, from 1979. Bonkers as ever, but gorgeous.  :-*
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2392 on: February 22, 2015, 03:55:42 PM »
The Oscars are upon us! Place your bets - is Boyhood or The Theory of Everything going to be the big winner? :D
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2393 on: February 22, 2015, 04:15:24 PM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2394 on: February 22, 2015, 08:39:52 PM »
Debating if I want to go watch Hot Tub time machine or not tonight.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2395 on: February 22, 2015, 08:40:59 PM »
Cesar Chavez

Disappointing. I love Cesar Chavez and was really hoping for a better effort than this. The movie seemed to just be going through the motions. None of the characters were fully developed enough, and the movie rushes through the formative information about Chavez's life in order to get to the climax. Also, the movie overplayed the good guys vs. bad guys theme. The growers were caricatured too much in my opinion. So overall the movie just seemed to fall short on many levels. I guess I'm glad the movie was made because now more people will know something about this great man's life. But as far as biopics go, this one is pretty forgettable, unlike the subject of the film.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2396 on: February 22, 2015, 08:41:16 PM »
Trying to capture the essence of a epic film.

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« Reply #2397 on: February 22, 2015, 09:02:08 PM »
Trying to capture the essence of a epic film.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2398 on: February 24, 2015, 03:33:45 AM »
The first "Star Trek" movie, from 1979. Bonkers as ever, but gorgeous.  :-*

Amen to that.  I love the character of Commander Decker, who was also the basis of TNG's Will Riker.   And the high theology of the longer TV version and directors cut, where Decker says "Of course!  We all create God in our own image!" referring to V'ger's inability to conceive of humans having created it (aa the Voyager 6 space probe) and instead imagined it was created by rhe machines present on Earth, which though not as sophisticated as those that upgraded Vger on the machine planet, by the 23rd century would surely appear capable of making do without the "carbon based units" that are "not true life forms" (humans) that "infest" Earth and the USS Enterprise, and which Vger prepares to exterminate.

Then Decker intervenes and joins with Vger and the robotic replica of Lt. Ilia in a literal apotheosis which is utterly transcendental and brings tears to my eyes every time.  It's the most epic Star Trek movie; The Wrath of Khan is good, and has moments of deep emotional impact with the death of Spock, but The Motion Picture is like 2001: A Space Odyssey done right.  2001 is an epic film and without it we wouldn't have had TMP, but 2001 has only one three dimensional character, HAL 9000, whereas both Vger and the Enterprise crew are equally intense in TMP.  The transcendental conclusion of 2001 appeared to many with shall we say first hand knowledge as a mere LSD trip, on film, whereas the transcendental conclusion of TMP is comprehensible and part of a coherent plot.  That said, the 2001-imitation scenes where the Enterprise penetrates the cloud surrounding Vger and over flies the vast object itself are more than a little "trippy" and not as impressive as the effects directors thought they were; they could have been cut and the film wouldn't have suffered.

The same director by the way who did Star Trek: The Motion Picture also directed the original versions of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Andromeda Strain, both masterpieces of cinematic SF in their own right.  Star Trek was his final SF film, also the one movie where Gene Roddenberry had the most input, and was IMO a crowning achievement for both men.   As it says at the conclusion of the film, "The Human Adventure Is Just Beginning", which I think is something Orthodoxy with its promise of Theosis can agree with, surprisingly.   Also, fun fact: the script was originally written for the cancelled Star Trek: Phase 2 television series (along with a lot of the film), and was entitled In Thy Image.  The characters Lt. Commander Surak and Commander Decker were jointly intended to replace Spoxk as Nimoy who at the time struggled with alcoholism initially did not wish to,return to the roll, but money persuaded him otherwise, hence Surak's gruesome death in the transporter malfunction and Decker's apotheosis.   Lt. Ilia I believe was written specifically for the film.  Also if I recall Gucci did the awesome uniforms, where the leather boots are sewn into the pants leg, providing a sleek dignified and professional look that in the future might actually be highly practical (imagine just jumping into your pants and shoes in one move); a nice contrast to the silly bell bottoms of Space: 1999 or even Star Trek 2.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2399 on: February 25, 2015, 01:10:27 AM »
Chef

Good movie. Great soundtrack. I really enjoyed this one.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2400 on: Yesterday at 01:46:08 AM »
Raggamuffin

This is the story of Rich Mullins, who was a famous contemporary Christian musician. Most of these evangelical Christian movies are atrocious, but this one was actually pretty good. The movie gives an honest portrayal of a man who struggled mightily with his faith, perhaps even more so after he achieved fame. Singing about God and speaking profound truths and then often going to a motel to drink himself to sleep in bouts of loneliness and fear. This is the kind of Christian I can relate to (except for the fame, the singing, and the profound truths.) This movie won't win any Academy Awards or anything, but I do recommend it as something definitely worth watching.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2401 on: Yesterday at 02:20:55 AM »
The first "Star Trek" movie, from 1979. Bonkers as ever, but gorgeous.  :-*

Amen to that.  I love the character of Commander Decker, who was also the basis of TNG's Will Riker.   And the high theology of the longer TV version and directors cut, where Decker says "Of course!  We all create God in our own image!" referring to V'ger's inability to conceive of humans having created it (aa the Voyager 6 space probe) and instead imagined it was created by rhe machines present on Earth, which though not as sophisticated as those that upgraded Vger on the machine planet, by the 23rd century would surely appear capable of making do without the "carbon based units" that are "not true life forms" (humans) that "infest" Earth and the USS Enterprise, and which Vger prepares to exterminate.

Then Decker intervenes and joins with Vger and the robotic replica of Lt. Ilia in a literal apotheosis which is utterly transcendental and brings tears to my eyes every time.  It's the most epic Star Trek movie; The Wrath of Khan is good, and has moments of deep emotional impact with the death of Spock, but The Motion Picture is like 2001: A Space Odyssey done right.  2001 is an epic film and without it we wouldn't have had TMP, but 2001 has only one three dimensional character, HAL 9000, whereas both Vger and the Enterprise crew are equally intense in TMP.  The transcendental conclusion of 2001 appeared to many with shall we say first hand knowledge as a mere LSD trip, on film, whereas the transcendental conclusion of TMP is comprehensible and part of a coherent plot.  That said, the 2001-imitation scenes where the Enterprise penetrates the cloud surrounding Vger and over flies the vast object itself are more than a little "trippy" and not as impressive as the effects directors thought they were; they could have been cut and the film wouldn't have suffered.

The same director by the way who did Star Trek: The Motion Picture also directed the original versions of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Andromeda Strain, both masterpieces of cinematic SF in their own right.  Star Trek was his final SF film, also the one movie where Gene Roddenberry had the most input, and was IMO a crowning achievement for both men.   As it says at the conclusion of the film, "The Human Adventure Is Just Beginning", which I think is something Orthodoxy with its promise of Theosis can agree with, surprisingly.   Also, fun fact: the script was originally written for the cancelled Star Trek: Phase 2 television series (along with a lot of the film), and was entitled In Thy Image.  The characters Lt. Commander Surak and Commander Decker were jointly intended to replace Spoxk as Nimoy who at the time struggled with alcoholism initially did not wish to,return to the roll, but money persuaded him otherwise, hence Surak's gruesome death in the transporter malfunction and Decker's apotheosis.   Lt. Ilia I believe was written specifically for the film.  Also if I recall Gucci did the awesome uniforms, where the leather boots are sewn into the pants leg, providing a sleek dignified and professional look that in the future might actually be highly practical (imagine just jumping into your pants and shoes in one move); a nice contrast to the silly bell bottoms of Space: 1999 or even Star Trek 2.

I quite concur! Despite the timing, it's as fitting to a tribute to Mr. Nimoy (memory eternal) as ever there was. :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2402 on: Yesterday at 02:23:05 AM »
I watched the final Hobbit movie. It was terrible.

I wanted to like it more than I did, yeah. I nearly cried at the end, though.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2403 on: Yesterday at 03:32:38 AM »
Whiplash

Some incredible music salvaged this one. Little character development, an absurdly over-the-top caricature of the abusive music instructor, no subtlety to the plot, and good actors wasted throughout the film. The music kept me intrigued, and I kept hoping for more. But there are no surprises, no subplots, no real intrigue here. A competent camera, a decent cast, and a good musical score can make a movie worth watching. And this one wasn't worthless. It just should have been so much better.


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« Reply #2404 on: Yesterday at 03:46:47 AM »
Movies during Great Lent... Babushka does not approve

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Movies during Great Lent... Babushka does not approve


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She probably doesn't know what the internet is.

Either way, she looks like she needs a kiss.
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« Reply #2407 on: Yesterday at 11:34:30 PM »
She probably doesn't know what the internet is.

Either way, she looks like she needs a kiss.

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She doesn't look like she would tolerate brown people, sorry.  :-\
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She probably doesn't know what the internet is.

Either way, she looks like she needs a kiss.

I'll pass, my lips are spoken for.  But I'd gladly have tea with her and hear her tell stories from days of yore.

Her yore looks back a lot more than yours, youngster. Unless she's  21 and been in the sun all this weekend.
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