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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1845 on: July 22, 2013, 10:14:59 AM »
Monsters come out of the sea, humanity uses giant robots to fight them.

Wow, like Sharknado, only instead of having someone whose acting is robotic (Reid), they have actual robots? Interesting!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1846 on: July 22, 2013, 10:16:38 AM »
Missed the first half of Skyfall again. Guess I'll have to make time to watch the recording.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1847 on: July 22, 2013, 10:59:14 AM »
Monsters come out of the sea, humanity uses giant robots to fight them.

Wow, like Sharknado, only instead of having someone whose acting is robotic (Reid), they have actual robots? Interesting!
The cast for this one actually looks pretty solid: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1848 on: July 23, 2013, 07:51:09 AM »
National Lampoon's European Vacation

I think I have this on DVD, so I'm not sure why I'm watching a censored, commercial-interrupted version on TV. *shrugs*

So they censored out "tits," but let "b*tch" slide, and multiple mentions of a guy "porking" his newlywed wife were also ok.  ??? 8)

Interesting.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1849 on: July 26, 2013, 03:45:26 PM »
They Call It Myanmar: Lifting The Curtain

Watched on Netflix. Reading a bit on the net, you find that there are some factual errors in the film. There is also a tendency towards exaggeration, which seemed especially noticeable when you compare the last ten minutes with the rest of the film. This is a docudrama, just like any other documentary is docudrama. While not scripted reality, certainly it is well-edited and polished story telling. Having said that, this movie has a 100% rating (based on 13 reviews) at Rotten Tomatoes. And there's a good reason for that.

It's profoundly beautiful, and profoundly sad.

How much of that beauty and sadness exactly mirrors reality I don't know for sure. But if taken not as an attempt at objective history, or a dispassionate anthropological report, but rather as a sympathetic portrait of a people, it succeeds in almost every way. I knew that there was exaggeration and inconsistency, and frankly I didn't care. It is authentic and honest enough. This is a story of a people who seem mostly content, despite having a horrible "quality of life" according to most measurements. It makes you wonder who really is worse off. They have nothing and seem content; yet I have a comparably absurd amount of luxury and am filled with anxiety and ingratitude. I'm not saying I want to live that life... I wouldn't last a week walking in their shoes--or at least the shoes of the poorer people. I just don't know whether it's more proper for me to feel bad for them or them to feel bad for me.

Anyway, I definitely recommend it. If you take the time to watch all those summer Hollywood movies, but skip this, then shame on you for six weeks.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1850 on: July 27, 2013, 08:20:33 PM »
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is flipping brilliant. It's off Netflix in a few days, so catch it if you haven't yet.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1851 on: July 27, 2013, 09:20:57 PM »
Despicable Me.

I'm surprised I enjoyed it.  I thought the minions were hilarious.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1852 on: July 28, 2013, 04:19:26 AM »
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is flipping brilliant. It's off Netflix in a few days, so catch it if you haven't yet.

Indeed. Great movie. Jim Jarmusch is the man.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1853 on: July 28, 2013, 05:43:46 AM »
Despicable Me.

I'm surprised I enjoyed it.  I thought the minions were hilarious.

They are! I can't wait for DM2 to come out on Sky.

I watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine again last night. Too bad I couldn't record it; my son would love it. The fight with Deadpool is everything a cartoon hero fight should be.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1854 on: July 28, 2013, 09:42:39 AM »
Despicable Me.

I'm surprised I enjoyed it.  I thought the minions were hilarious.

They are! I can't wait for DM2 to come out on Sky.

I watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine again last night. Too bad I couldn't record it; my son would love it. The fight with Deadpool is everything a cartoon hero fight should be.

I was hopeful that there would be more origin stories coming out like for Gambit or Colossus, but I guess that's not happening as long as the Hugh Jackman gravy train is running full steam.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1855 on: July 28, 2013, 09:48:00 AM »
Despicable Me.

I'm surprised I enjoyed it.  I thought the minions were hilarious.

They are! I can't wait for DM2 to come out on Sky.

I watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine again last night. Too bad I couldn't record it; my son would love it. The fight with Deadpool is everything a cartoon hero fight should be.

I was hopeful that there would be more origin stories coming out like for Gambit or Colossus, but I guess that's not happening as long as the Hugh Jackman gravy train is running full steam.

Gambit may still get his chance, now that Taylor Kitsch is actually noticed. ;) I want Jean Grey, myself.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1856 on: July 28, 2013, 01:08:06 PM »
The last movie I went to see was "Pacific Rim." Light fun, but exciting, if you like monster movies with lots of comic beat-em-up stuff. Perfect for teens who are into anime. I love monster movies, so it was all right.

I want to see "The Conjuring." Right now I can't get anyone to go with me. Harrumph.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1857 on: July 30, 2013, 04:04:20 AM »

I want to see "The Conjuring." Right now I can't get anyone to go with me. Harrumph.

My wife and I went to see The Conjuring last night. I liked it. Scary stuff. But the movie was good because it focused more on plot and character development than on "gotcha" moments - although there were plenty of "gotcha" setups throughout the film. It is definitely one of the better made movies in the horror genre. Nowhere nearly as good as The Exorcist, and not quite as good as The Exorcism of Emily Rose. But like both of those movies, this one was also based on a true story. Always makes it much scarier when it's modeled after actual events. Also, the movie has a good message about the reality of evil, the reality of the supernatural realm, and the importance of free will. The movie was a little slow and monotonous at times, and a little too exaggerated at other times. But I think it's worth seeing.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1858 on: August 05, 2013, 11:19:12 PM »
Luther

This show is quite intense - surprised to find something on Netflix I can still get "sucked" into.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1859 on: August 06, 2013, 04:13:22 PM »
The Full Monty was on last night. I hadn't seen it in several years and it struck me, once again, how much the publicity hinged on the whole stripping element, when it first came out, and how much it actually isn't about stripping.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1860 on: August 06, 2013, 09:17:19 PM »
My children finally made me watch The Avengers. Mercifully, they agreed to stop it half way through, but we have to finish it tonight. It is tortuous.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1861 on: August 07, 2013, 01:37:38 AM »
My children finally made me watch The Avengers. Mercifully, they agreed to stop it half way through, but we have to finish it tonight. It is tortuous.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1862 on: August 11, 2013, 01:00:19 AM »
Saving God...what a great movie...a person can always change...I suggest it to all Christians regardless of a denomination...

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1863 on: August 11, 2013, 07:18:40 AM »
My children finally made me watch The Avengers. Mercifully, they agreed to stop it half way through, but we have to finish it tonight. It is tortuous.


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What was tortuous about it?

He probably meant 'torturous'. Which is not the case either. I found it great fun, and not just for the overdose of man eye candy. Black Widow's interrogation scene at the beginning was a hoot.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1864 on: August 11, 2013, 07:26:30 AM »
Happy Feet...babysitting. ;D

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1865 on: August 11, 2013, 08:13:37 AM »
My children finally made me watch The Avengers. Mercifully, they agreed to stop it half way through, but we have to finish it tonight. It is tortuous.


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What was tortuous about it?

He probably meant 'torturous'. Which is not the case either. I found it great fun, and not just for the overdose of man eye candy. Black Widow's interrogation scene at the beginning was a hoot.

Yes, you're right! Thank you for the correction. "Tortuous" it was not, "Torturous" it was, IMO.

For those who like non stop action flicks, I'm sure it was great. I tend to like a little bit of build up, some character development, an intriguing plot. This was nothing but explosions, violence, and loud "effect" music for two and a half hours straight. I can't stand that sort of thing. But that's just me. I guess if you like "action" flicks, you can't get much more action than this.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1866 on: August 11, 2013, 01:47:37 PM »
Saw 'Elysium' last night. Wow.

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« Reply #1867 on: August 11, 2013, 01:55:40 PM »
Saw 'Elysium' last night. Wow.

The trailer was on TV not five minutes ago. It definitely looks intriguing. Is it a 'paradise gone horribly wrong' thing?
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« Reply #1868 on: August 11, 2013, 02:16:26 PM »
Saw 'Elysium' last night. Wow.

The trailer was on TV not five minutes ago. It definitely looks intriguing. Is it a 'paradise gone horribly wrong' thing?

Yep. :)

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1869 on: August 11, 2013, 04:56:59 PM »
If it is cloudy this evening, I will try seeing it.  If it clears up, I will try seeing the Perseid meteor shower.

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« Reply #1870 on: August 16, 2013, 10:50:33 AM »
Saw 'Elysium' last night. Wow.

The trailer was on TV not five minutes ago. It definitely looks intriguing. Is it a 'paradise gone horribly wrong' thing?

Yep. :)

Yes, very good.  Has a lot in common with District 9.  The actor who played Wikus van der Merwe in D9 was the merc in this one.  The old merc from the last one played one of the sub mercs.  He is very good in that role.  Lots of social commentary, some of it not very obvious (even after seeing the movie) and unexpected.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1871 on: August 16, 2013, 05:22:38 PM »
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Not as crap as it seemed early on, but I was still disappointed. Roll on, Queen Victoria: Demon Slayer!
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« Reply #1872 on: August 20, 2013, 10:10:19 AM »
Saw Event Horizon last night.  I was expecting something else, but pleased all the same.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1873 on: August 20, 2013, 10:17:06 AM »
Monsters come out of the sea, humanity uses giant robots to fight them.

Wow, like Sharknado, only instead of having someone whose acting is robotic (Reid), they have actual robots? Interesting!
The cast for this one actually looks pretty solid: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman
It's also directed by Del Toro (same guy who did Pan's Labyrinth). Think of it as "this is what it would be like if they did Godzilla vs. Transformers, and had it directed by someone who cares about consistency of plot from one scene to the next."

Read: Awesome

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the chance to see Nic Winding Refn's Only God Forgives. His movies are generally pretty violent, but the violence isn't really glorified so much as presented as the cold, hard reality it sometimes is (anyone who remembers the elevator scene in Drive can attest to this).

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« Reply #1874 on: August 20, 2013, 10:18:16 AM »
Frankenweenie was great, but then I have yet to be disappointed by anything Tim Burton has meddled with.
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« Reply #1875 on: August 20, 2013, 07:42:47 PM »
Currently listening to Spaceballs, in honor of a certain someone on the forum ...  :angel:
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« Reply #1876 on: August 24, 2013, 09:23:43 PM »
My RA is showing Sharknado in the common room soon.
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« Reply #1877 on: August 24, 2013, 09:25:21 PM »
I used to have a thing for Tara Reid.  8)

Lately I've been on a Beetlejuice kick... every night before I go to bed I put it on, and set it to repeat. All Beetlejuice, all night.

I will also note that I was pleasantly surprised when I logged in to Netflix today, for the first time in a week or more, and realized that they had added some MST3K episodes. About time.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1878 on: August 30, 2013, 08:29:45 PM »
Just got home from seeing Lee Daniel's The Butler. I am aware that many details about the butler's life were fictionalized for the story. However, it was an interestingly told story from one man's perspective. That allowed a fair bit of editorializing that came across as sincere. A lot of stereotyping, but that was how I remember things myself from the late 50s and into the 60s. Everyone was labelled - and rarely fairly. Of course, there was also evidence of its being a precampaign advertisement for one particular political incumbent  ;).

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« Reply #1879 on: August 30, 2013, 09:45:20 PM »
Just saw "Wolverine" tonight. It was really good! Today was the day the stupid One Direction movie came out, so when I was leaving the theater, I was almost run down by hordes of little kids going in to see it. It's also the holiday weekend here in the U.S., so that added to it. Oh well. :)

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« Reply #1880 on: August 30, 2013, 10:19:01 PM »
Killing Season

It didn't have good reviews, but I really enjoyed the storyline.  It was one of those movies I like but not many other people seem to enjoy.

I also watched Solomon Kane.  It was まあまあ (Mā mā) or (so-so).  Could have been better.

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« Reply #1881 on: September 03, 2013, 04:08:59 PM »
Sneaky husband popped into the supermarket yesterday on the way home from work to pick up the dry-cleaning, and snapped up Star Trek: Into Darkness into the bargain.

I enjoyed it a lot, lukewarm Trekkie that I am. The extras disc was hilarious. Especially the bit with Leonard Nimoy and all the fanboys. :D
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1882 on: September 03, 2013, 05:53:38 PM »
I also watched Solomon Kane.  It was まあまあ (Mā mā) or (so-so).  Could have been better.

Could have been better? It was ghastly. The question is, how much worse could it have been?

By the way, in Chinese they say "馬馬虎虎" (Mamahuhu) for so-so. Always neat to see the commonalities.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1883 on: September 03, 2013, 06:00:05 PM »
Solomon Kane should have been made 30 years ago and starred Clint Eastwood. That could have been a masterpiece.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1884 on: September 12, 2013, 07:33:33 PM »
Sword of the Stranger.

One of the best anime films I have ever seen. The only problem was that I couldn't understand what was going on, when they spoke chinese.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1885 on: September 14, 2013, 06:32:23 AM »
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is flipping brilliant. It's off Netflix in a few days, so catch it if you haven't yet.

^--what have I been saying? People laughed at me when I suggested it. Fools!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1886 on: September 14, 2013, 06:35:55 AM »

I want to see "The Conjuring." Right now I can't get anyone to go with me. Harrumph.

My wife and I went to see The Conjuring last night. I liked it. Scary stuff. But the movie was good because it focused more on plot and character development than on "gotcha" moments - although there were plenty of "gotcha" setups throughout the film. It is definitely one of the better made movies in the horror genre. Nowhere nearly as good as The Exorcist, and not quite as good as The Exorcism of Emily Rose. But like both of those movies, this one was also based on a true story. Always makes it much scarier when it's modeled after actual events. Also, the movie has a good message about the reality of evil, the reality of the supernatural realm, and the importance of free will. The movie was a little slow and monotonous at times, and a little too exaggerated at other times. But I think it's worth seeing.


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Did I PM you a rec for this? I meant to. I know you have a weakness for this stuff and this was great. Yes, it is pretty much a series of homages to all great suspense horror films, but what else are you going to do? Sticking it in the 70s made it more believable. Just wouldn't work the same if they set it in 2011.

Awesome. I spent most of the time cursing to myself under my breath about the stupidity of what everyone was doing as if I could change anything.

Perfect.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1887 on: September 15, 2013, 08:48:56 AM »
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is flipping brilliant. It's off Netflix in a few days, so catch it if you haven't yet.

^--what have I been saying? People laughed at me when I suggested it. Fools!

I was on the Act Up bus on the way to some anti-IMF protest in DC when they put this on the bus TV. It's a beautiful movie.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1888 on: September 15, 2013, 09:54:55 AM »
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is flipping brilliant. It's off Netflix in a few days, so catch it if you haven't yet.

^--what have I been saying? People laughed at me when I suggested it. Fools!

I was on the Act Up bus on the way to some anti-IMF protest in DC when they put this on the bus TV. It's a beautiful movie.

I saw a good part of it once. I really liked it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1889 on: September 15, 2013, 09:08:59 PM »

I want to see "The Conjuring." Right now I can't get anyone to go with me. Harrumph.

My wife and I went to see The Conjuring last night. I liked it. Scary stuff. But the movie was good because it focused more on plot and character development than on "gotcha" moments - although there were plenty of "gotcha" setups throughout the film. It is definitely one of the better made movies in the horror genre. Nowhere nearly as good as The Exorcist, and not quite as good as The Exorcism of Emily Rose. But like both of those movies, this one was also based on a true story. Always makes it much scarier when it's modeled after actual events. Also, the movie has a good message about the reality of evil, the reality of the supernatural realm, and the importance of free will. The movie was a little slow and monotonous at times, and a little too exaggerated at other times. But I think it's worth seeing.


Selam

Did I PM you a rec for this? I meant to. I know you have a weakness for this stuff and this was great. Yes, it is pretty much a series of homages to all great suspense horror films, but what else are you going to do? Sticking it in the 70s made it more believable. Just wouldn't work the same if they set it in 2011.

Awesome. I spent most of the time cursing to myself under my breath about the stupidity of what everyone was doing as if I could change anything.

Perfect.

Yeah, I'm reading "The Demonologist" right now, about Ed and Loraine Warren.


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