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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3150 on: August 18, 2017, 11:33:46 PM »
Surviving Indie

Segments go on way too long, and there doesn't seem to be a focused theme or strong story connecting them. Also these indie movies seem to all move very slowly and be too self-indulgent to succeed as a general interest thing.* At least with ones like 'Indie Game: The Movie' and the Vice 'One Man Metal' ones there are some odd people, which makes it a little easier to stick with.


* relatively speaking; "indie" anything is niche, but these feel more like a niche of the niche
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3151 on: August 23, 2017, 10:33:19 PM »
Have this itch to watch Wizard of Oz...
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3152 on: August 27, 2017, 01:24:12 PM »
We've been playing with our Amazon Prime watchlist all weekend. We've already gone through Ender's Game, Battleship, The BFG and Gods of Egypt. After the young one is down for the night, I'll see about strong-arming the mister to watch Mad Max: Fury Road with me.
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« Reply #3153 on: September 02, 2017, 09:19:45 AM »
I was thinking about Revenge of the Nerds and how crazy it was (sexual assault, pornographic exploitation, exposing minors to sexual situations, etc.), and it got me to wondering what a Hollywood 'Nerd' movie would be like today. It'd probably be something like: starts with the gang waiting in line for the release of the newest iPhone, and they find out that Bing Bang Theory is going to be cancelled, so they rally the troops and get into all sorts of hijinx, till finally they overcome the evil corporate elites using data-centric arguments and tech-based gags.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3154 on: September 02, 2017, 01:00:06 PM »
Going to see "Wind River" later today.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3155 on: September 20, 2017, 06:37:12 PM »
I watched Singtoday. Very nice animation. The plot is simple and rather expected, but because of the songs and the nicely created (I mean also the apparition) characters it's a good entertainment for one lazy evening.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3156 on: September 21, 2017, 06:30:58 PM »
I have TCM for a couple of days.  I saw  In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame, directed by Nicholas Ray.  I never heard of this movie before, but it may be a forgotten classic.  A real interesting film noir / melodrama.  The perspective / main character  shifts from Bogart to Graham about halfway through, which I thought was interesting.

I also just discovered Humphrey Bogart was in a film called Sirrocco.  Supposedly it's third rate knock off of Casablanca that takes place in Damascus.  I'm sure it's awful, but I feel kind of duty bound to watch it sometime in the future.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3157 on: September 22, 2017, 04:26:49 AM »
Going to see "Wind River" later today.

I really want to see that. How was it?

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3158 on: September 22, 2017, 10:08:51 AM »
Going to see "Wind River" later today.

I really want to see that. How was it?

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3159 on: September 24, 2017, 10:56:49 PM »
Mona Lisa Smile a couple of nights ago; I'd never seen it.  Technically I still haven't, because I spent most of the time peeling wallpaper.
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« Reply #3160 on: September 24, 2017, 11:06:43 PM »
"Kingsmen" was a disappointment. "Lego Ninjago" was kinda funny.
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« Reply #3161 on: October 06, 2017, 08:56:20 PM »
Cowboys vs Dinosaurs

Very schlocky--who would've thunk it with that title? It could have been good fun if the movie wasn't weighed down with 3-4 tedious scenes in which the makers tried to inject drama and feels into it. Still, there were a dozen or more laughs to be had at the acting, cgi, and sometimes just the absurdity of what was happening.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3162 on: October 06, 2017, 09:10:36 PM »
Mona Lisa Smile a couple of nights ago; I'd never seen it.  Technically I still haven't, because I spent most of the time peeling wallpaper.

Aaaaaaand now I'll have Dreams by the Cranberries stuck in my head for the next week. Thanks a lot! :p




I know it was only in the trailer, but that's my only real exposure to the movie.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3163 on: October 06, 2017, 11:58:44 PM »
Land of Mine

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3164 on: October 07, 2017, 11:06:18 AM »
The 2011 iteration of The Three Musketeers. Some glaring ahistoricity happening, but surprisingly faithful to the book, including lots of little elements that many other versions omit. And good rollicking fun, of course, as usual.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3165 on: October 07, 2017, 03:45:06 PM »
Come on, nobody is going to see Blade Runner 2049?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3166 on: October 07, 2017, 03:51:52 PM »
Come on, nobody is going to see Blade Runner 2049?

In a few months, when it comes on Sky.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3167 on: October 07, 2017, 05:52:07 PM »
Come on, nobody is going to see Blade Runner 2049?

I've heard from a reputable source that it sucks. I'll wait for rental.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3168 on: October 07, 2017, 05:53:08 PM »
I saw "It" today. Very violent and creepy.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3169 on: October 07, 2017, 06:54:26 PM »
Come on, nobody is going to see Blade Runner 2049?

I've heard from a reputable source that it sucks. I'll wait for rental.
Whaaaaaaat?! Who is this reputable source Iconodule?? My reputable sources would be diehard fans of the original film although avoiding all reviews due to spoilers.

I hope it's as long and boring as the original. I've seen the first film 100 times, it's my 2nd favorite movie ever. Seeing it Thursday.

I saw "It" today. Very violent and creepy.
Is this worth watching?
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« Reply #3170 on: October 07, 2017, 07:17:46 PM »
Yeah, it's worth it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3171 on: October 07, 2017, 08:56:00 PM »
My source on Blade Runner is a person with a deep appreciation of the original film as well as PKD.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3172 on: October 07, 2017, 09:13:23 PM »
My source on Blade Runner is a person with a deep appreciation of the original film as well as PKD.
This helps putting my hype in check. ;)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3173 on: October 08, 2017, 01:02:45 AM »


Enjoying National Geographic's "Life Below Zero" on Netflix.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3174 on: October 08, 2017, 03:58:58 AM »


Enjoying National Geographic's "Life Below Zero" on Netflix.

Remote subsistence living in Alaska in the Arctic region.

No it's not. It's bourgeois white people LARPing at subsistence. The show should follow some Natives or third generation bush whites (to be fair, maybe it does, I've only seen the promos. The thing that really got my goat was the woman who talked about how she didn't "choose" to live in civilization. And yet I'm sure that the first time something goes wrong, she'll expect a rescue and hospital care with all the best technology, right?)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3175 on: October 08, 2017, 11:51:39 PM »
Saw "Blade Runner" tonight. Liked it.
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« Reply #3176 on: October 08, 2017, 11:52:44 PM »
Saw "Blade Runner" tonight. Liked it.

Yay! Tell me more without spoiling please... :)
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« Reply #3177 on: October 10, 2017, 11:49:17 AM »
Saw "Blade Runner" tonight. Liked it.

Yay! Tell me more without spoiling please... :)

Very long movie. Very dark. The acting is mostly good. There were maybe 20 minutes worth of scenes I thought could have been trimmed.

It's almost three hours long. Hit the restroom before it starts. :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3178 on: October 12, 2017, 06:33:21 AM »
Gerald's Game.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3179 on: October 16, 2017, 05:42:04 PM »
Saw BR2049 and I loved it. It's as wonderfully flawed as the original. It has its pacing issues and a certain subplot lacked emotional gravity. Otherwise the main plot was brilliant in how it explored Officer K's "origins". Joi was amazing, her character arc much like K's was excellent. The baseline test was ingenious (great homage to the VK test).

I want to see it again. I wish the movie was longer, even considering how long it is I felt they cut a little too much. I wanted more exposition.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3180 on: October 16, 2017, 06:44:40 PM »
Saw BR2049 and I loved it. It's as wonderfully flawed as the original. It has its pacing issues and a certain subplot lacked emotional gravity. Otherwise the main plot was brilliant in how it explored Officer K's "origins". Joi was amazing, her character arc much like K's was excellent. The baseline test was ingenious (great homage to the VK test).

I want to see it again. I wish the movie was longer, even considering how long it is I felt they cut a little too much. I wanted more exposition.

I'm probably not going to watch this, but I saw the original...or did I?

Aren't there, like every freaking Ridley Scott movie, multiple versions of Blade Runner?  What's the "real version"?

Other movies I'm not sure I saw the "real" version of:

Alexander (Oliver Stone)
Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
Every freaking Ridley Scott movie other than the original Alien
Apocalypse Now (Copala)
Touch of Evil  (Orsen Wells)
Superman II (Richard Donner...or Richard Lester???)


If I don't know if I watched a movie that I clearly watched, I call hooey from now on.  The director, production company, or whatever screwed up, not me, and I'm not rewatching 50 different versions.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3181 on: October 16, 2017, 07:33:18 PM »
Saw BR2049 and I loved it. It's as wonderfully flawed as the original. It has its pacing issues and a certain subplot lacked emotional gravity. Otherwise the main plot was brilliant in how it explored Officer K's "origins". Joi was amazing, her character arc much like K's was excellent. The baseline test was ingenious (great homage to the VK test).

I want to see it again. I wish the movie was longer, even considering how long it is I felt they cut a little too much. I wanted more exposition.

I'm probably not going to watch this, but I saw the original...or did I?

Aren't there, like every freaking Ridley Scott movie, multiple versions of Blade Runner?  What's the "real version"?

Other movies I'm not sure I saw the "real" version of:

Alexander (Oliver Stone)
Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
Every freaking Ridley Scott movie other than the original Alien
Apocalypse Now (Copala)
Touch of Evil  (Orsen Wells)
Superman II (Richard Donner...or Richard Lester???)


If I don't know if I watched a movie that I clearly watched, I call hooey from now on.  The director, production company, or whatever screwed up, not me, and I'm not rewatching 50 different versions.
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LOL. I just saw the theatrical version of Alien the other night, I love that movie.

Apocalypse Now, well that's my favorite movie ever and I prefer the theatrical. The redux isn't bad, I liked that French plantation scene and the extra scenes with Colonel Kurtz are great. I also liked how more dreamlike the sequence where Willard is in Kurtz' temple.

The only version of Brazil to watch is Gilliam's director's cut. And with Blade Runner I'd say Scott's Final Cut is enough. Also speaking of Scott, the Director's Cut of Legend with Goldsmith's score is the one to watch.

Only version of Metrpolis I've seen is the Complete on Blu-Ray. Superman 2 I haven't seen in ages. Touch of Evil I've only seen the theatrical. Never seen Alexander.

If you've seen the original Blade Runner it's likely you saw the '92 Director's Cut which is OK. Still the best version if the Final Cut.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3182 on: October 16, 2017, 08:01:15 PM »
Saw BR2049 and I loved it. It's as wonderfully flawed as the original. It has its pacing issues and a certain subplot lacked emotional gravity. Otherwise the main plot was brilliant in how it explored Officer K's "origins". Joi was amazing, her character arc much like K's was excellent. The baseline test was ingenious (great homage to the VK test).

I want to see it again. I wish the movie was longer, even considering how long it is I felt they cut a little too much. I wanted more exposition.

I'm probably not going to watch this, but I saw the original...or did I?

Aren't there, like every freaking Ridley Scott movie, multiple versions of Blade Runner?  What's the "real version"?

Other movies I'm not sure I saw the "real" version of:

Alexander (Oliver Stone)
Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
Every freaking Ridley Scott movie other than the original Alien
Apocalypse Now (Copala)
Touch of Evil  (Orsen Wells)
Superman II (Richard Donner...or Richard Lester???)


If I don't know if I watched a movie that I clearly watched, I call hooey from now on.  The director, production company, or whatever screwed up, not me, and I'm not rewatching 50 different versions.
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LOL. I just saw the theatrical version of Alien the other night, I love that movie.

Apocalypse Now, well that's my favorite movie ever and I prefer the theatrical. The redux isn't bad, I liked that French plantation scene and the extra scenes with Colonel Kurtz are great. I also liked how more dreamlike the sequence where Willard is in Kurtz' temple.

The only version of Brazil to watch is Gilliam's director's cut. And with Blade Runner I'd say Scott's Final Cut is enough. Also speaking of Scott, the Director's Cut of Legend with Goldsmith's score is the one to watch.

Only version of Metrpolis I've seen is the Complete on Blu-Ray. Superman 2 I haven't seen in ages. Touch of Evil I've only seen the theatrical. Never seen Alexander.

If you've seen the original Blade Runner it's likely you saw the '92 Director's Cut which is OK. Still the best version if the Final Cut.

Alexander and Kingdom of Heaven are supposedly good if you see the directors cut, I only saw theatrical cuts and they were beyond awful.  I have no idea how they could be vastly improved by an edit.

I love Apocalypse Now, and I've seen the original version probably a dozen times...I think I saw parts of redux. I was half joking about that.  If I remember correctly I thought to myself "this doesn't really add anything to the film, and may take away from it", but that is a very hazy and untrustworthy memory. 

Legend I watched for nostalgia about 7 years ago, and I remember saying to myself it would probably have been best to just let that sit in my head nostalgically.  Maybe I should bite the bullet and watch the new version, though I am always hesitant of watching old kid films that I did not keep in my normal repertoire growing up (I think I, and the culture as a whole, dropped most of these for  a reason and nostalgia digging is a trend I'm not a fan of)...but if the directors cut is significantly different, maybe I'll put that in "stuff I will in theory say I will watch but probably won't", which is about where I am with significantly improved director's cuts anymore.

Alien is one of the great 80's horror and sci-fi movies and is probably the least complicated (ie: no director cut) great movie of Ridley Scott, everything else by that man has an asterisk by the title on why it is great, good, or bad.  I still don't know if Prometheus was good or awful, and I've seen it twice,  and I refuse to watch it for a third time with a directors cut to see what was really going on
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3183 on: October 17, 2017, 09:54:27 AM »
I like Apocalypse Now, both theatrical and redux. I think the French plantation scene is really cool. It doesn't "move the plot forward" I guess, but a lot of great things don't.

I could never get into Brazil. Too dreary I guess. My favorite Gilliam film is The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
Touch of Evil rules. Also, watching Charleton Heston as a Mexican cop is strangely gratifying. I didn't know there was a longer version- I'm not sure which one I saw.
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Offline William T

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3184 on: October 17, 2017, 10:09:11 AM »
I like Apocalypse Now, both theatrical and redux. I think the French plantation scene is really cool. It doesn't "move the plot forward" I guess, but a lot of great things don't.

I could never get into Brazil. Too dreary I guess. My favorite Gilliam film is The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
Touch of Evil rules. Also, watching Charleton Heston as a Mexican cop is strangely gratifying. I didn't know there was a longer version- I'm not sure which one I saw.

I don't recall the plantation scene...all that is in my head is a longer USO show, and maybe an additional scene with one of the boat crew members (i think it showed how chef died?) are those added parts?  I guess i'll have to watch it.

Touch of Evil is great and it supposedly has a few different versions, I've seen whatever version TCM plays
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3185 on: October 17, 2017, 09:49:05 PM »
Bonnie and Clyde

I'd forgotten what a great movie this is.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3186 on: October 18, 2017, 09:23:50 PM »
Sunset Boulevard
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3187 on: October 19, 2017, 02:07:32 AM »
RiffTrax: Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare

Canadians. Pffh.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3188 on: October 20, 2017, 08:38:53 PM »
Double Indemnity (for the young fogey  8) )
Touch of Evil
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3189 on: October 21, 2017, 01:32:33 AM »
Baby Driver...meeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhh
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3190 on: October 23, 2017, 12:28:10 PM »
Twilight is leaving Netflix on Nov. 1, so watch it while you can! :P

Speaking of cringe, The Case For Christ will be coming to Netflix in November.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3191 on: October 23, 2017, 01:22:17 PM »
Speaking of cringe, The Case For Christ will be coming to Netflix in November.
What? Is it just Lee Strobel talking? I shouldn't be surprised there's a film made from that book.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3192 on: October 24, 2017, 09:58:13 AM »
Speaking of cringe, The Case For Christ will be coming to Netflix in November.
What? Is it just Lee Strobel talking? I shouldn't be surprised there's a film made from that book.

According to wiki: "based on a true story that inspired the 1998 book of the same name by Lee Strobel. The film stars Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway and Robert Forster, and follows an atheist journalist who looks to disprove his wife's Christian faith."

On the plus side, 'Get Out' is also getting added (Nov. 4), and I'm certainly up for re-watching that.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3193 on: October 24, 2017, 12:06:26 PM »
I usually like period piece gangster dramas - especially set in the 20s - but Live by Night was terrible.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3194 on: October 29, 2017, 12:48:02 PM »
A Monster Calls. Sobbing almost the whole way through.
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