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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3150 on: August 18, 2017, 11:33:46 PM »
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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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Re: What movies are you watching?
« 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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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3160 on: September 24, 2017, 11:06:43 PM »
"Kingsmen" was a disappointment. "Lego Ninjago" was kinda funny.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« 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 »
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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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Re: What movies are you watching?
« 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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Re: What movies are you watching?
« 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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« Reply #3179 on: Today at 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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