Movies you've been watching...

Discussion in 'Movies, Books, TV & Media' started by 8Fingers, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    Hands of stone: it's a good boxing biopic, the boxing scenes are really solid, plus ana de armas is hot in it. It's pretty melodramatic but i think it holds up other recent boxing films.
     
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    Nope. The only thing I've seen her in is Blair Witch 2. And she's fine as fuck. I've never been all that goth myself, but I wouldn't mind having a goth gf at all. To be honest though, Blair Witch 2 is the only one I like.

    It's meant for coordination.
     
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    Annihilation - very good.
    The Wailing - very good.
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    The ritual- I haven't enjoyed a " group of dumbasses lost in the woods" film so much since wrong turn 2, but I liked this movie for very different reasons (wrong turn 2 is awesome because it's ridiculously stupid and knows it). This film takes a nice grounded/measured approach to the scares, keeping the film pretty tense until the very end. The excellent lighting/framing shots/cinematography really help establish the mood. I loved how the dream sequences are kind of built into the forest (ie the liquour store props/lights are just smack dab in the middle of the forest). the creature design was pretty cool as well. I thought it was a solid horror film.
     
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    Very much agreed here. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Also loved the atmosphere it gave off. The random comedy here and there wasn't a bad touch either.
     
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    mongey SS.org Regular

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    finally got the urge to re watch The Last Jedi after some time

    I was def critical originally

    I enjoyed it more that I expected to . I feel like without the whole Finn and Rose casino subplot it is a solid star wars movie . that section is just so crap . and it's also where the worst lines of dialogue lie .
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    That whole subplot is exactly why i hate movie. They could have cut all of that subplot and the film would have been a lot more fun
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    2 movies off my pile of shame:

    Colossal

    Great movie with an original premise. Well written well acted all round. Jason Sudeikis's character was a pleasant surprise.

    Inherent Vice

    Another Paul Thomas Anderson winner. The movie keeps 3 steps ahead of your own perceptions, even the characters themselves don't know what's going on, but it's fun watching them try to piece together the rather complex plot.
     
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    Colossal's really, really good. Jason Sudeikis is really high on my list of actors/actresses that annoy me, but I loved him there!
     
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox ( Very good )
    Perfetti sconosciuti, by Paolo Genovese ( Good )
     
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    Ready Player One was amazing. I haven't enjoyed a film that much in the cinema in years. I loved the endless easter eggs/references.

    Annihilation was pretty good, wasn't to fond of the last 20ish minutes. With this and Cloverfield Paradox both going to Netflix its likely that a lot of future sic-fi films will do the same.

    Black Panther was good but I was exhausted from work so couldn't really appreciate it. Very hyped up for Infinity War now. 30 films leading up to this.
     
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    I did a (stupid?) thing this weekend and marathon'd the Star Wars prequels. They're not as bad as I remembered, but then, I had some drinks to go with it this time. Hadn't watched them since ep3 came out. I forgot how much those movies were basically Star Wars going off the sci-fi deep end. ALL THE JEDIS. ALL THE CHARACTERS. ALL THE BIG CG BATTLES. But then throw a bunch of politics in the middle because why not. Realistically, say what you want about em, I can enjoy those movies. I don't think I've encountered a Star Wars movie that I can't enjoy on some level.

    I really kind of want to watch Ready Player One, but I have a copy of the book and feel like it would be appropriate to read the book first. But I'm also potentially missing the opportunity to see it in a proper theater if I wait that long, cause I've got too much stuff to read right now. First world problem I guess.
     
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    the book is good but it's not necessary to read it, the movie does a good job of adapting most of the book. They wisely cut/change some stuff from the book so that it works a bit better on screen (all of the easter egg challenges and parzival stalking artemis). the romance feels a bit rushed compared to how it developed in the book, and the stakes don't feel quite as high (IOI was literally murdering egg hunters irl in the book).
     
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    I guess what I mean is that if I fully intend to read the book regardless, it makes sense to me to consume the book first. Seeing the movie ahead of the book might ruin the book for me, I would think. Like it would spoil the story, but also it would prevent me from being able to fully interpret what I read in my own way, as opposed to applying the movie interpretation to it.

    It's less that I think the book would enhance the movie experience, so much as seeing the movie ahead of time might ruin the book experience.
     
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    Just watch the movie first, because of the time concern. It's not doing well financially, so you'll be stuck watching it in the dollar theater if you wait much longer. You'll be annoyed at whichever you watch/read second because THAT'S NOT WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE FIRST!!! There's no reason it has to be the movie you get mad at!

    And people who read the book ALWAYS nitpick about how the movie "ruined what was good about the book" so I don't think your last concern is valid. :p Also, given the plot, this really isn't some twisty mystery with big surprises or anything, so don't worry about that!
     
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    I think that's fair. I can't help but wonder if I'll be able to sort of put the cinematic interpretation aside while reading though. Like imagine reading any Star Wars novel - you know what the universe looks like already, so you don't get that opportunity for the author to really build that for you anymore. I don't think I've ever been in a scenario where I've read the book after viewing the movie, so I don't know what the impact would be on the experience. Maybe you're right and it's a non-issue though.
     
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    I finally got around to The Last Jedi myself this past weekend. I can’t decide if I liked it or not.
     
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    I am struggling with that as well.
     
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    I have multiple times and it's always fine. I've also re-read books after seeing the movie. Usually what happens in both cases is I then picture the characters as the actors that played them, even in situation 2 when I didn't before. If the movie's got even half-decent casting that doesn't matter and might even be an improvement, and if the movie's casting is crap/the characters are described totally differently in the book, then I quickly replace them with a mental picture while reading. Stephen King books have an especially bad history of casting and thus I think about the only actors I visualized when re-reading his books were like...Beverly and Pennywise from the 1990 TV version of "It."

    LOTR was a big one where I COMPLETELY forgot every single thing I'd visualized while reading the books. However, the movie's designers had wayyyy better imaginations than me, so it was a big improvement!
     
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    I think essentially the conclusion I've settle on is that if I get invited to see the movie I will, and not worry about it, but I won't otherwise go out of my way to see it, and if that means catching it on Netflix or something like that sometime town the road then that's cool.
     

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