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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2925 on: July 13, 2016, 05:19:58 PM »
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Love the book. How is the movie?

Selam
It's one of those 70s films you play in the background on a lazy rainy Sunday afternoon while you do house chores.

It was alright, I'm sure the book is better though.

I don't know what movies you like Gebre to give you a recommendation.

I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it though. If you can catch it on AMC or TCM or some movie channel.


Thanks brother.

I'm more into character driven dramas. I also like good suspense/thrillers. I pretty much hate action movies and sci-fi.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2926 on: July 13, 2016, 05:31:24 PM »
Wise Blood

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Love the book. How is the movie?

Selam
It's one of those 70s films you play in the background on a lazy rainy Sunday afternoon while you do house chores.

It was alright, I'm sure the book is better though.

I don't know what movies you like Gebre to give you a recommendation.

I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it though. If you can catch it on AMC or TCM or some movie channel.


Thanks brother.

I'm more into character driven dramas. I also like good suspense/thrillers. I pretty much hate action movies and sci-fi.

Selam

I think we need to qualify sci-fi. I think there is really good sci-fi that makes you think, that has great ideas within them but usually these aren't action sci-fi (or it can be like Minority Report that has very interesting ideas and raises interesting ethical/moral questions but unfortunately doesn't flesh that out well enough and you're left with another action movie in the second half.)

Then you have the sci-fi that's your brainless aliens, blowing stuff up, dystopian, action schlocky kind of stuff.

Sci-fi can be a mixed bag, but I think the best ones explore what it means to be human and our relationship to technology, power, science, etc.

I'm with you on the character driven stuff and suspense/thrillers, I have to agree that's more of what I enjoy the most.

Although I still enjoy popcorn turn-off-your-brain movies like Armageddon or Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2927 on: July 13, 2016, 05:38:03 PM »
Wise Blood

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Love the book. How is the movie?

Selam
It's one of those 70s films you play in the background on a lazy rainy Sunday afternoon while you do house chores.

It was alright, I'm sure the book is better though.

I don't know what movies you like Gebre to give you a recommendation.

I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it though. If you can catch it on AMC or TCM or some movie channel.


Thanks brother.

I'm more into character driven dramas. I also like good suspense/thrillers. I pretty much hate action movies and sci-fi.

Selam

I think we need to qualify sci-fi. I think there is really good sci-fi that makes you think, that has great ideas within them but usually these aren't action sci-fi (or it can be like Minority Report that has very interesting ideas and raises interesting ethical/moral questions but unfortunately doesn't flesh that out well enough and you're left with another action movie in the second half.)

Then you have the sci-fi that's your brainless aliens, blowing stuff up, dystopian, action schlocky kind of stuff.

Sci-fi can be a mixed bag, but I think the best ones explore what it means to be human and our relationship to technology, power, science, etc.

I'm with you on the character driven stuff and suspense/thrillers, I have to agree that's more of what I enjoy the most.

Although I still enjoy popcorn turn-off-your-brain movies like Armageddon or Raiders of the Lost Ark.

For example, I hated The Matrix. Everyone kept telling me it was the greatest movie ever, and I thought it sucked.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2928 on: July 13, 2016, 05:55:24 PM »
Wise Blood

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Love the book. How is the movie?

Selam
It's one of those 70s films you play in the background on a lazy rainy Sunday afternoon while you do house chores.

It was alright, I'm sure the book is better though.

I don't know what movies you like Gebre to give you a recommendation.

I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it though. If you can catch it on AMC or TCM or some movie channel.


Thanks brother.

I'm more into character driven dramas. I also like good suspense/thrillers. I pretty much hate action movies and sci-fi.

Selam

I think we need to qualify sci-fi. I think there is really good sci-fi that makes you think, that has great ideas within them but usually these aren't action sci-fi (or it can be like Minority Report that has very interesting ideas and raises interesting ethical/moral questions but unfortunately doesn't flesh that out well enough and you're left with another action movie in the second half.)

Then you have the sci-fi that's your brainless aliens, blowing stuff up, dystopian, action schlocky kind of stuff.

Sci-fi can be a mixed bag, but I think the best ones explore what it means to be human and our relationship to technology, power, science, etc.

I'm with you on the character driven stuff and suspense/thrillers, I have to agree that's more of what I enjoy the most.

Although I still enjoy popcorn turn-off-your-brain movies like Armageddon or Raiders of the Lost Ark.

For example, I hated The Matrix. Everyone kept telling me it was the greatest movie ever, and I thought it sucked.

Selam
I hear you on the Matrix eventhough I don't agree.

An yeah it's like people who told me the same thing regarding Magnolia. What pretentious trash.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2929 on: July 13, 2016, 06:23:13 PM »
Wise Blood

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Love the book. How is the movie?

Selam
It's one of those 70s films you play in the background on a lazy rainy Sunday afternoon while you do house chores.

It was alright, I'm sure the book is better though.

I don't know what movies you like Gebre to give you a recommendation.

I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it though. If you can catch it on AMC or TCM or some movie channel.


Thanks brother.

I'm more into character driven dramas. I also like good suspense/thrillers. I pretty much hate action movies and sci-fi.

Selam

I think we need to qualify sci-fi. I think there is really good sci-fi that makes you think, that has great ideas within them but usually these aren't action sci-fi (or it can be like Minority Report that has very interesting ideas and raises interesting ethical/moral questions but unfortunately doesn't flesh that out well enough and you're left with another action movie in the second half.)

Then you have the sci-fi that's your brainless aliens, blowing stuff up, dystopian, action schlocky kind of stuff.

Sci-fi can be a mixed bag, but I think the best ones explore what it means to be human and our relationship to technology, power, science, etc.

I'm with you on the character driven stuff and suspense/thrillers, I have to agree that's more of what I enjoy the most.

Although I still enjoy popcorn turn-off-your-brain movies like Armageddon or Raiders of the Lost Ark.

For example, I hated The Matrix. Everyone kept telling me it was the greatest movie ever, and I thought it sucked.

Selam
I hear you on the Matrix eventhough I don't agree.

An yeah it's like people who told me the same thing regarding Magnolia. What pretentious trash.

Have you seen Into The Wild? It's one of my favorites. Great character driven drama based on a true story.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2930 on: July 15, 2016, 01:58:58 AM »
No I haven't seen that movie and I'm not really a fan of Chris McCandless.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2931 on: July 15, 2016, 02:01:06 AM »
What are some movies that you can never watch alone at night with the lights off?

My vote goes for Don't Look Now.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2932 on: July 15, 2016, 05:33:36 PM »
What are some movies that you can never watch alone at night with the lights off?

My vote goes for Don't Look Now.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2933 on: July 15, 2016, 06:06:30 PM »
No I haven't seen that movie and I'm not really a fan of Chris McCandless.

A controversial figure indeed. I certainly don't endorse his worldview, but the movie really is well done and has a lot of redemptive themes throughout. Good acting, great dialogue, not over the top or overly dramatic. Very real. I liked it very much.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2934 on: July 16, 2016, 01:15:30 AM »
What are some movies that you can never watch alone at night with the lights off?

My vote goes for Don't Look Now.
Pretty sure Sinister was the movie which freaked me out the most, and I watched it with my cousin under daylight.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2935 on: July 16, 2016, 01:55:16 AM »
Have you seen Into The Wild? It's one of my favorites. Great character driven drama based on a true story.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2936 on: July 17, 2016, 07:15:59 PM »
Finding Dory was okay. I thought it would be better, but maybe I set my expectations too high, because everyone I asked told me it was good. I personally found Dory's short-term memory loss to be more annoying than humorous.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2937 on: July 17, 2016, 09:37:50 PM »
I saw 'Finding Dory' too. It was pretty good. :)

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2938 on: July 17, 2016, 10:15:53 PM »
I saw 'Finding Dory' too. It was pretty good. :)

Terrible, absolutely terrible.  More evidence that Hollywood is out of good ideas.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2939 on: July 19, 2016, 06:14:07 PM »
More evidence that Hollywood is out of good ideas.

They don't make movies like Sweet Smell of Success anymore.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2940 on: July 19, 2016, 06:14:36 PM »
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Night of the Hunter

Must sees for anyone that loves good movies. These are superb.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2941 on: July 19, 2016, 08:57:23 PM »
Finally watched Deadpool. Very entertaining if not exceedingly vulgar. Ryan Reynolds more  than made up for the disaster that was Green Lantern.