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« Reply #2250 on: August 16, 2014, 10:36:16 PM »

And oc.net continues to wallow in garbage. Achronos really elevated this thread to something to actually check.

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« Reply #2251 on: August 17, 2014, 01:43:56 AM »

And oc.net continues to wallow in garbage. Achronos really elevated this thread to something to actually check.

There's the logout button. Don't let it slam your computer on your way out. I also recommend clearing your history.
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« Reply #2252 on: August 18, 2014, 02:05:14 AM »

And oc.net continues to wallow in garbage. Achronos really elevated this thread to something to actually check.


The book, music, and movie recommendations of OC.net posters explain more about this forum than anything else. Disheartening, to say the least.


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« Reply #2253 on: August 18, 2014, 07:59:13 AM »

1966 Batman.  World War Z was actually pretty good. Nothing like the book though
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« Reply #2254 on: August 18, 2014, 11:31:08 AM »

And oc.net continues to wallow in garbage. Achronos really elevated this thread to something to actually check.

The movies in this thread are quality stuff compared to the songs in the 'What's everyone listening to?' thread.
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« Reply #2255 on: August 20, 2014, 10:18:14 AM »

Monsters vs. Aliens, in preparation for the MvsA: Cloning Around TV spinoff.
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« Reply #2256 on: August 20, 2014, 11:09:46 AM »

Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I really liked this movie. I thought it was amazing.
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« Reply #2257 on: August 21, 2014, 12:41:38 AM »

This afternoon I went to see Boyhood, directed by Richard Linkater. The movie has received wonderful reviews, and I was really looking forward to it. I enjoyed Linklater’s films, “Fast Food Nation,” “Before Sunset,” “School of Rock,” and of course, the iconic “Dazed and Confused” (one of my favorite movies ever!) So I had high hopes for this one. Linklater took 12 years to make this movie because he decided to use the same actor (Ellar Coltrane) who plays the main character throughout the film. So we are truly watching a boy grow up on screen. This in itself is quite unique and indeed very fascinating. However, I came away disappointed.

It’s not that this was a bad movie. It’s definitely better than 90% of the mindless crap that Hollywood pumps out these days. But the movie falls flat. I love character driven dramas, and I am more entertained by good dialogue and a good plot than by action and adventure. But even for me, this movie was just sort of boring. I never felt really drawn in to any of the main characters. And rather than smoothly transitioning from one stage of the boy’s life to the next – or else going from grade school to middle school to high school and allowing us to get attached to the circumstances and characters during each of these stages – the movie tends to progress randomly. Is it a year later? Is it a month later? Is it two years later? It’s difficult to tell. We essentially have to figure it out based on the boy’s hair style at the time.

But I get it. The idea was for us to watch this boy grow up on screen. But the segues were odd. And just as you start to take interest in a particular character (for example, the two step fathers that were very well portrayed), the movie jumps to the next stage in the boy’s life and those characters are jettisoned from the movie in the process. We never see them again, and we are left with many unresolved character plots. The only characters we see consistently throughout the film are the boy, his sister (Lorelei Linklater), his mother (Patricia Arquette), and the father (Ethan Hawke). But none of these characters really gained my interest. I wanted to become emotionally invested in them, but I never did.

There were a few humorous moments, but not many. There was plenty of beautiful scenery. But the movie never succeeded in delivering the intended sentiment. But again, this was not a terrible movie. If you’re gonna spend $15 at the movies, this will be better than anything else that’s playing. But I’d wait for it to come out on video.

OK, that’s my two cent movie review on this one. I wish that I had something better to say about it. Of course, others may completely disagree with my assessment. If you’ve seen it, please let me know what you think.

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« Reply #2258 on: August 21, 2014, 12:47:02 AM »

Perhaps I am movie illiterate, but I have not ever heard of any of the movies you mentioned in there.
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« Reply #2259 on: August 21, 2014, 01:07:26 AM »

Perhaps I am movie illiterate, but I have not ever heard of any of the movies you mentioned in there.

Dazed and Confused is wonderful. Of course, it's the type of movie that might only be appreciated by people familiar with the 70's. But I think it still communicates the universal themes of high school shenanigans. Infinitely better than Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Fast Food Nation is also a good movie.

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« Reply #2260 on: August 21, 2014, 01:14:21 AM »

Uh oh... I prefer Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Cool Though I wouldn't call either a favorite movie. But Dazed and Confused just seems too much like a series of vignettes at times.
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« Reply #2261 on: August 31, 2014, 04:27:41 PM »

Soon: Jimi: All Is By My Side
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« Reply #2262 on: August 31, 2014, 04:30:04 PM »

'Sylvia Earle: Mission Blue,' a Netflix documentary about an oceanographer.
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« Reply #2263 on: August 31, 2014, 07:23:49 PM »

An Ingrid Bergman movie - "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness" (1958)
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« Reply #2264 on: September 05, 2014, 02:26:37 PM »

Left Behind (2014): “Opening the door to unbelievers has never been this much fun."

Opens 3 October.

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It looks like it will be of a much higher quality than 2000's Left Behind: The Movie.
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« Reply #2265 on: September 06, 2014, 09:02:05 PM »

I watched Terminator 3 & 4 for the first time and I have to say I was very disappointed--more so with the former. Part 3 entirely pooped on the masterpiece that was Judgment Day by contradicting the "No fate" message and making half the plot pointless and obsolete since judgment day still inevitably happened (albeit at a later date).

If I were writing the plot for Terminator 3, I'd follow the "Battle Across Time" theme and revolve it around destroying the time machines in the future so that the Terminator 2 timeline can be preserved and the timeline never changed again. It'd end with Arnold going back in time to protect young John Connor, leading to the events of Terminator 2, and Reese going back to protect Sarah Conner, leading to the events of Terminator 1, then the time machines being destroyed once and for all.

Worst part about Terminator 3 is that it implies Arnold committed suicide at the end of Judgment Day for nothing since judgment day still happened. Thus, one of the saddest deaths in all of action cinema history was rendered pointless. John lost the one father figure he had in his life for nothing.
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« Reply #2266 on: September 09, 2014, 07:39:19 PM »

Plan to see Enemy of the Reich.
EotR is showing on PBS, 9 September, 8 pm EST (and, at least in some places, in the next few days).
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« Reply #2267 on: September 09, 2014, 08:33:11 PM »

Plan to watch: "Hard to be a God" ("Трудно быть богом")

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Unfortunately, it is only in Russian (so far).
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« Reply #2268 on: September 10, 2014, 10:25:13 PM »


I keep meaning to watch this but frequently forget about it for months at a time.
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