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Title: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 03, 2016, 09:09:10 pm
Let's do this.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 03, 2016, 09:10:07 pm
I'm going to email the CreateAForum people and see if there's a way to recover lost threads. I doubt it... but it's worth a shot.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on August 03, 2016, 09:25:40 pm
Zootopia: 10/10
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/c26b20d3523d58572c00a59fabfc6650/tumblr_mtzmeqC16Z1qcga5ro1_500.gif)

So... anyone care to explain to me how a message of tolerance, themes that deal with prejudice and stereotypes, is, "ultra liberal SJW PC propaganda"?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 03, 2016, 09:33:25 pm

So... anyone care to explain to me how a message of tolerance, themes that deal with prejudice and stereotypes, is, "ultra liberal SJW PC propaganda"?

Nope. A lot of animated movies tackle these same things. It's how we instill American values in kids while still being entertaining. I will say, however, that the manner with which the movie handled these topics was very hamfisted and obvious at times. Aside from a few little details, it's just not a very creative movie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on August 03, 2016, 09:35:17 pm

So... anyone care to explain to me how a message of tolerance, themes that deal with prejudice and stereotypes, is, "ultra liberal SJW PC propaganda"?

Nope. A lot of animated movies tackle these same things. It's how we instill American values in kids while still being entertaining. I will say, however, that the manner with which the movie handled these topics was very hamfisted and obvious at times. Aside from a few little details, it's just not a very creative movie.
Wait, Diego... didn't you love this movie? Or was that only Inside Out?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 03, 2016, 09:38:49 pm

So... anyone care to explain to me how a message of tolerance, themes that deal with prejudice and stereotypes, is, "ultra liberal SJW PC propaganda"?

Nope. A lot of animated movies tackle these same things. It's how we instill American values in kids while still being entertaining. I will say, however, that the manner with which the movie handled these topics was very hamfisted and obvious at times. Aside from a few little details, it's just not a very creative movie.
Wait, Diego... didn't you love this movie? Or was that only Inside Out?

Inside Out is exponentially better than this movie. It has a level of subtlety to it that is completely absent in Zootopia. Plus it has the flawless casting of Lewis Black as the embodiment of pure anger.

Watch that movie, Danny. Best film of the year. Best film of the decade so far. In my top ten movies of all time.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 03, 2016, 10:37:31 pm
Monster was excellent, albeit difficult to watch at times. Idk who's seen it, but Charlize Theron is incredible in that movie.

Also, my brother's watching Steve Jobs so I saw the first 20 minutes or so. My god, that movie's a masterpiece.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 03, 2016, 10:41:10 pm
Knowing: 4/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 04, 2016, 01:20:23 am
Quest for Camelot: 3/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 04, 2016, 01:58:25 am
My mom wanted to watch Pan, so I just started that. Anyone here seen it? I've heard.....troubling things.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 04, 2016, 04:24:01 am
Yeah....Pan wasn't very good. Maybe the most pointless film I've ever seen.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 04, 2016, 03:58:05 pm
My mom wanted to watch Pan, so I just started that. Anyone here seen it? I've heard.....troubling things.
Thought it looked like dogshit so I never even really considered watching it honestly.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 04, 2016, 06:05:13 pm
Halloween: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 04, 2016, 07:02:16 pm
Bad Moms is pretty... bad. 3/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 04, 2016, 07:40:21 pm
Bad Moms is pretty... bad. 3/10.

Eh...I liked it for what it was fine enough.  Kathryn Hahn was a standout though.  I gave it a 6/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 04, 2016, 08:15:26 pm
Surfer, Dude: 2/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on August 04, 2016, 10:08:38 pm
The Animatrix: 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 04, 2016, 10:38:06 pm
Inside Out is still great on a second viewing, maybe even better. I honestly don't know how anyone could watch this movie and not get emotional. Hell, I knew that
Spoiler (hover to show)
was coming, tried to prepare myself and still had tears rolling down my face. What a film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 04, 2016, 11:40:59 pm
Mechanic: Resurrection - 3/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 05, 2016, 02:22:29 am
All That Jazz: 10/10


Bye bye life
Bye bye happiness
Hello loneliness
I think I'm gonna die
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 05, 2016, 07:45:54 am
Mechanic: Resurrection - 3/10

Uh what?  That doesn't come out in theaters until August 26?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Robert Neville on August 05, 2016, 08:27:31 am
Mechanic: Resurrection - 3/10

Uh what?  That doesn't come out in theaters until August 26?

The Flounder genus has long transcended the mere boundaries of time and space.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 05, 2016, 08:35:23 am
Decided to look up "Mechanic: Resurrection online free" in Google and quite a few results came up.  Looks like John decided to pirate a movie again...*sigh*
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Robert Neville on August 05, 2016, 09:34:29 am
Decided to look up "Mechanic: Resurrection online free" in Google and quite a few results came up.  Looks like John decided to pirate a movie again...*sigh*

Moody, be honest: would you rather he paid for it in theaters and so helped it become profitable while Popstar or The Nice Guys had flopped?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 05, 2016, 10:00:44 am
Decided to look up "Mechanic: Resurrection online free" in Google and quite a few results came up.  Looks like John decided to pirate a movie again...*sigh*

Moody, be honest: would you rather he paid for it in theaters and so helped it become profitable while Popstar or The Nice Guys had flopped?

It may be sad that Nice Guys and Popstar flopped, but the truth is that the audience decides on what movies are successful.  Is it unfortunate that those films flopped?  Yes, it is.  However, it is completely fair.  If Mechanic Resurrection is a massive box office hit (which I highly doubt it'll be), then that means the audience decided they wanted to see it and made it into a hit.  It would be unfortunate if it made more than The Nice Guys and Popstar, but once again, that doesn't mean it's unfair.

John pirating a movie that he probably wanted to see (he wouldn't have watched it if he didn't want to see it) means that the film lost money from someone who would've payed to see it otherwise had it not had a pirated copy leaked online.  While Nice Guys and Popstar being flops is fair, a film being cheated out of money it would've otherwise earned isn't.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 05, 2016, 03:15:19 pm
Suicide Squad: 5/10

This is one of those rare films where it's obviously not a good film in the slightest (underdeveloped characters, inconsistent tone, abysmal villain, abhorrent editing) and yet at the same time there's admittedly a lot of fun to be had (entertaining action sequences, cool visuals, excellent performances, a ton of heart). It's enjoyable but simultaneously underwhelming.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on August 05, 2016, 03:27:26 pm
This is one of those rare films where it's obviously not a good film in the slightest (underdeveloped characters, inconsistent tone, abysmal villain, abhorrent editing) and yet at the same time there's admittedly a lot of fun to be had (entertaining action sequences, cool visuals, excellent performances, a ton of heart). It's enjoyable but simultaneously underwhelming.

So...Age of Ultron, essentially.

Sounds like a tolerable experience.

Will probably see it this weekend.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 05, 2016, 08:16:54 pm
Rewatched The Terminator on Netflix. Still an action Sci-Fi Classic.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 05, 2016, 09:26:45 pm
Managed to finally finish A Sound of Thunder. Oh my god, guys...this is better than Gods of Egypt in the "so bad, it's good" material.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 05, 2016, 09:59:42 pm
Suicide Squad...I had a blast, but the plot was a mess.

Going with a 6/10 for now. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on August 05, 2016, 10:03:05 pm
Suicide Squad...I had a blast, but the plot was a mess.

Going with a 6/10 for now. 
Interesting. I heard the plot was more boring and bland than a mess.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 05, 2016, 10:48:19 pm
Rhinestone: 2/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 05, 2016, 11:57:58 pm
I'm gonna have to agree with John on Suicide Squad- it was a bit of a mess, had some rather underdeveloped characters, pacing issues in the middle and one of the least interesting villains ever but there's still a fair amount of enjoyment to be had here, mostly due to Will Smith and Margot Robie. The first half hour or so was pretty good, went downhill from there though. Jared Leto was okay. Still, can't give it a terrible rating since I did have a good time with a fair portion of it. I'll go with a 4/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 06, 2016, 12:27:16 am
Suicide Squad...I had a blast, but the plot was a mess.

Going with a 6/10 for now. 
Interesting. I heard the plot was more boring and bland than a mess.
What you heard was definitely closer to how I saw it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 06, 2016, 04:31:53 am
In honor of my best friend moving away, I rewatched Superbad. I still think it's insane how well this film describes our relationship.

Anyways, it's still a high 9/10 for me. I'm certainly biased, but I can think of very few films more fun than this one.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 06, 2016, 10:15:12 am
In honor of my best friend moving away, I rewatched Superbad. I still think it's insane how well this film describes our relationship.

Anyways, it's still a high 9/10 for me. I'm certainly biased, but I can think of very few films more fun than this one.
I love that movie. It's hilarious of course, but it's one of the few comedies that matches that with real heart. Watching that ending post high school was a little emotional honestly.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 06, 2016, 01:40:34 pm
Salome: 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 06, 2016, 02:57:01 pm
Ice Age: 5/10

"Harmless and forgettable kids film" describes it perfectly.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 07, 2016, 01:03:11 am
Desperately Seeking Susan: 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 07, 2016, 01:09:31 am
Kinda feel underwhelmed by The Invitation. Rather uneventful, I get that it's a slow burn, but didn't have the meat to keep me interested that much until the very end, where it actually succeds. Performances are ok, and the score was also nice. 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 07, 2016, 05:17:21 am
Hunt for the Wilderpeople: 8/10

Hobbitland, you have redeemed yourself for Aaron.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 07, 2016, 02:11:32 pm
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa - 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 07, 2016, 10:54:21 pm
Tommy: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 08, 2016, 04:54:54 pm
Let the Right One In: 10/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 08, 2016, 05:08:14 pm
I just realized that I don't think I've heard of like 3/4 of the films John says he saw on this thread.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on August 08, 2016, 06:43:14 pm
Cafe Society 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 08, 2016, 06:44:01 pm
Cafe Society 6/10

Steve Carell was very miscast in this, I think.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 08, 2016, 06:45:46 pm
Cafe Society 6/10

Steve Carell was very miscast in this, I think.
Bruce Willis was supposed to play Carell's part.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on August 08, 2016, 06:47:50 pm
Cafe Society 6/10

Steve Carell was very miscast in this, I think.
It was originally ah going to be Bruce Willis in that role but ah he was fired. There's even some set photos with him as the character. I liked Carell enough as the ah big shot movie guy but had more difficulty believing him in the ah more dramatic scenes.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 08, 2016, 06:48:24 pm
Cafe Society 6/10

Steve Carell was very miscast in this, I think.
Bruce Willis was supposed to play Carell's part.

In that case... go Steve!
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 08, 2016, 09:29:18 pm
Ice Age: The Meltdown: 6.5/10

Honestly...I liked it better than the first.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on August 08, 2016, 10:41:15 pm
Finding Dory was just great. I'd say about on par with the first film. Quality entertainment. 8/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 08, 2016, 11:38:33 pm
On the Waterfront: 10/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 09, 2016, 12:39:57 am
King Kong (2005): 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 09, 2016, 04:12:13 am
The Secret Life of Pets: Worst film of the year? Find out in the next installment of Diego Tutweiller Acts Like an Asshole To Kids' Movies.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 09, 2016, 04:12:36 am
The Secret Life of Pets: Worst film of the year? Find out in the next installment of Diego Tutweiller Acts Like an Asshole To Kids' Movies.

Really though, this movie sucked.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 09, 2016, 01:48:01 pm
The Secret Life of Pets: Worst film of the year? Find out in the next installment of Diego Tutweiller Acts Like an Asshole To Kids' Movies.

Really though, this movie sucked.
*Toy Story with Dogs

It gets worse as I think about it, but it's relatively harmless. Much better than Minions, at least.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 09, 2016, 01:53:52 pm
The Secret Life of Pets: Worst film of the year? Find out in the next installment of Diego Tutweiller Acts Like an Asshole To Kids' Movies.

Really though, this movie sucked.
*Toy Story with Dogs

It gets worse as I think about it, but it's relatively harmless. Much better than Minions, at least.
Almost got around to seeing it in theaters with friends, but the meeting was called off. And almost everything is better than Minions, for the record.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 09, 2016, 02:16:10 pm
Marathon Man: 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on August 09, 2016, 04:56:27 pm
The Secret Life of Pets: Worst film of the year? Find out in the next installment of Diego Tutweiller Acts Like an Asshole To Kids' Movies.
Ice Age 5 makes this one look like ah Inside Out.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 09, 2016, 05:53:14 pm
Rewatched 2001: A Space Odyssey in full for the first time in a few years. Definitely one of the greatest films ever made.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 09, 2016, 06:11:59 pm
Rewatched 2001: A Space Odyssey in full for the first time in a few years. Definitely one of the greatest films ever made.

my favorite scene was when the astronauts are on the moon and they're approaching the monolith and Ligeti's Requiem for Soprano just slowly creeps up.  That scene was what made me realize how much of a master of his craft Kubrick was. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 09, 2016, 06:50:45 pm
The Secret Life of Pets: Worst film of the year? Find out in the next installment of Diego Tutweiller Acts Like an Asshole To Kids' Movies.

Really though, this movie sucked.
*Toy Story with Dogs

It gets worse as I think about it, but it's relatively harmless. Much better than Minions, at least.

I'm glad someone else noticed the blatant Toy Story theft. I thought I was going crazy when no one mentioned how the end of Zootopia stole from Monsters Inc.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 09, 2016, 07:35:53 pm
Rewatched 2001: A Space Odyssey in full for the first time in a few years. Definitely one of the greatest films ever made.

my favorite scene was when the astronauts are on the moon and they're approaching the monolith and Ligeti's Requiem for Soprano just slowly creeps up.  That scene was what made me realize how much of a master of his craft Kubrick was. 
God, that was beautiful. My brother and I were discussing the stark contrasts of the purely music-driven scenes and the silent segments, and how both were able to create equal amounts of tension and awe while being simultaneously opposite in execution. Kubrick's work here is just incredible.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 09, 2016, 08:21:51 pm
The Secret Life of Pets: Worst film of the year? Find out in the next installment of Diego Tutweiller Acts Like an Asshole To Kids' Movies.

Really though, this movie sucked.
*Toy Story with Dogs

It gets worse as I think about it, but it's relatively harmless. Much better than Minions, at least.

I'm glad someone else noticed the blatant Toy Story theft.
Yeah, that bothered me just from the trailers. Bothered my family as well, once I pointed it out.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 09, 2016, 08:31:59 pm
Foxy Brown: 9/10

From the director of Spider Baby... and Pam Grier... in a 70s exploitation spy cartel movie?  Uh... yeah please.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 09, 2016, 09:01:41 pm
Nine Lives: 0/10 as a piece of filmmaking, but when it comes to "what the hell am I watching?" filmmaking, it's an easy 10/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 10, 2016, 12:43:12 am
Need for Speed: 2/10
Kinda of a guilty pleasure of mine to watch video-game adaptations. Still painfully generic and bereft of any excitement whatsoever.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on August 10, 2016, 03:47:35 am
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: 7.5/10

Thought now was as good a time as any to finally start going through the Studio Ghibli line-up.

It's off to a decent start.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 10, 2016, 04:32:43 am
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: 7.5/10

Thought now was as good a time as any to finally start going through the Studio Ghibli line-up.

It's off to a decent start.
I still need to see that one.

Anyway, continue with Spirited Away next. Princess Mononoke and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya are great too.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 10, 2016, 04:37:11 am
Horrible Bosses was a pretty fun rewatch. Kevin Spacey was great as always.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Robert Neville on August 10, 2016, 04:43:44 am
Need for Speed: 2/10
Kinda of a guilty pleasure of mine to watch video-game adaptations. Still painfully generic and bereft of any excitement whatsoever.

Have you seen the first Silent Hill?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 10, 2016, 09:45:22 am
Need for Speed: 2/10
Kinda of a guilty pleasure of mine to watch video-game adaptations. Still painfully generic and bereft of any excitement whatsoever.

Have you seen the first Silent Hill?
No.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 10, 2016, 10:08:30 am
Need for Speed: 2/10
Kinda of a guilty pleasure of mine to watch video-game adaptations. Still painfully generic and bereft of any excitement whatsoever.

Have you seen the first Silent Hill?
The best video game movie ever made.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Robert Neville on August 10, 2016, 10:53:21 am
Need for Speed: 2/10
Kinda of a guilty pleasure of mine to watch video-game adaptations. Still painfully generic and bereft of any excitement whatsoever.

Have you seen the first Silent Hill?
The best video game movie ever made.

It still had some annoying moments (in particular, the way the lead spends half the film running around in handcuffs without even trying to take them off, and then, the second part, with someone else's blood on her face she doesn't wipe off, somehow, was really distracting), but on the whole, I liked it. The way it keeps so much of the game's spirit even without following the actual plotline was remarkable.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 10, 2016, 11:34:56 am
Need for Speed: 2/10
Kinda of a guilty pleasure of mine to watch video-game adaptations. Still painfully generic and bereft of any excitement whatsoever.

Have you seen the first Silent Hill?
The best video game movie ever made.

It still had some annoying moments (in particular, the way the lead spends half the film running around in handcuffs without even trying to take them off, and then, the second part, with someone else's blood on her face she doesn't wipe off, somehow, was really distracting), but on the whole, I liked it. The way it keeps so much of the game's spirit even without following the actual plotline was remarkable.
Uh, sounds interesting. Although I haven't played any of the Silent Hill games (or any horror game for that matter), I still managed to get the elements that make silent Hill great (mostly though scavenging information in websites and all that). Maybe I'll check it out in the near future.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 10, 2016, 01:32:25 pm
Bob Roberts: 9/10

Tim Robbins' directorial debut. A political satire/mockumentary.

It's like a movie about Donald Trump and the current presidential election... except it was made in 1992.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 10, 2016, 07:55:25 pm
Arachnophobia: 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 10, 2016, 09:42:58 pm
Watched Green Room.  Not sure how I feel about this one.  I think Blue Ruin was definitely the better film.  But that's not to knock this film.  For one, I thought that sequence with the 3 shotgun shells was one of the best scenes of 2016.  I also thought the cinematography was absolutely amazing.  And one thing about Sauliner is how very natural the violence feels.  Nothing was too cinematic.  God, some of the violence was pretty sadistic, though. 

Still think Blue Ruin was better.  When I think of scenes that had my heart racing, that film is on the top. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on August 10, 2016, 09:47:37 pm
Watched Green Room.  Not sure how I feel about this one.  I think Blue Ruin was definitely the better film.  But that's not to knock this film.  For one, I thought that sequence with the 3 shotgun shells was one of the best scenes of 2016.  I also thought the cinematography was absolutely amazing.  And one thing about Sauliner is how very natural the violence feels.  Nothing was too cinematic.  God, some of the violence was pretty sadistic, though. 

Still think Blue Ruin was better.  When I think of scenes that had my heart racing, that film is on the top. 

I haven't seen Blue Ruin, but I absolutely adored Green Room. What a film man. Had the hots for Poots for a little while after too.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 10, 2016, 09:51:44 pm
Watched Green Room.  Not sure how I feel about this one.  I think Blue Ruin was definitely the better film.  But that's not to knock this film.  For one, I thought that sequence with the 3 shotgun shells was one of the best scenes of 2016.  I also thought the cinematography was absolutely amazing.  And one thing about Sauliner is how very natural the violence feels.  Nothing was too cinematic.  God, some of the violence was pretty sadistic, though. 

Still think Blue Ruin was better.  When I think of scenes that had my heart racing, that film is on the top. 

I haven't seen Blue Ruin, but I absolutely adored Green Room. What a film man. Had the hots for Poots for a little while after too.

Yeah, I still didn't like her.  In fact, I didn't like any of the characters outside of Yelchin.  Not because they were stupid.  Let's be real here.  It's much easier to yell at a character what to do when your life isn't the one at stake.  But I just found them to be dicks.  And I mean, some of what they said, while definitely in character, felt really dumb.  I much preferred the hero who believes he has nothing to lose, only to realize he has everything to lose plot from Blue Ruin too. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 10, 2016, 09:52:02 pm
Watched Green Room.  Not sure how I feel about this one.  I think Blue Ruin was definitely the better film.  But that's not to knock this film.  For one, I thought that sequence with the 3 shotgun shells was one of the best scenes of 2016.  I also thought the cinematography was absolutely amazing.  And one thing about Sauliner is how very natural the violence feels.  Nothing was too cinematic.  God, some of the violence was pretty sadistic, though. 

Still think Blue Ruin was better.  When I think of scenes that had my heart racing, that film is on the top.

Agreed about Blue Ruin. That movie has stuck in my head for a while now. And the more I think about Green Room, the more I like it. "Sadistic" is definitely the right word for it... and it was awesome.

So you think Saulnier will make a movie with purple in the title next?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 10, 2016, 10:00:32 pm
Watched Green Room.  Not sure how I feel about this one.  I think Blue Ruin was definitely the better film.  But that's not to knock this film.  For one, I thought that sequence with the 3 shotgun shells was one of the best scenes of 2016.  I also thought the cinematography was absolutely amazing.  And one thing about Sauliner is how very natural the violence feels.  Nothing was too cinematic.  God, some of the violence was pretty sadistic, though. 

Still think Blue Ruin was better.  When I think of scenes that had my heart racing, that film is on the top.

Agreed about Blue Ruin. That movie has stuck in my head for a while now. And the more I think about Green Room, the more I like it. "Sadistic" is definitely the right word for it... and it was awesome.

So you think Saulnier will make a movie with purple in the title next?

Yeah, it was pretty entertaining, but I think Blue Ruin was a lot more intense.  I do think that Green Room benefited from
Spoiler (hover to show)

He stated that this was the final film in his trilogy of "dumb characters and color titles", I believe.  But... I would prefer Red over purple if he does use another color.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 10, 2016, 11:05:13 pm
Milk Money: 3/10

A "feel-good" romantic comedy about a hooker with a heart of gold, pre-teen boys' sexual discoveries, a widower finding new love, gangsters, the sock hop, sex ed, and preventing wetlands from being moved.

Yeah...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 11, 2016, 12:30:51 am
Finally managed to get a grip on what Nicolas Refn has to offer, by watching Drive. 9/10 film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 11, 2016, 01:22:23 am
Watched Green Room.  Not sure how I feel about this one.  I think Blue Ruin was definitely the better film.  But that's not to knock this film.  For one, I thought that sequence with the 3 shotgun shells was one of the best scenes of 2016.  I also thought the cinematography was absolutely amazing.  And one thing about Sauliner is how very natural the violence feels.  Nothing was too cinematic.  God, some of the violence was pretty sadistic, though. 

Still think Blue Ruin was better.  When I think of scenes that had my heart racing, that film is on the top. 
I think I prefer Green Room by a bit, but they're both excellent. Can't wait to see what Saulnier does next.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 11, 2016, 01:42:47 pm
True Grit (1969): 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on August 11, 2016, 02:31:39 pm
Just rewatched The Dark Knight. Still pretty damn good.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 11, 2016, 08:48:00 pm
8 Million Ways to Die: 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 11, 2016, 09:51:45 pm
Watching City of God. I'm speechless...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on August 11, 2016, 09:52:44 pm
8 Million Ways to Die: 6/10
I want to see this.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 11, 2016, 10:00:32 pm
8 Million Ways to Die: 6/10
I want to see this.
Link. (http://movpod.in/dt67dc40wb1g)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Man With No Name on August 11, 2016, 10:14:40 pm
The Raid: Redemption - 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 11, 2016, 10:21:44 pm
Watched three movies on a flight back from Scotland.

Money Monster was disappointing, mostly due to a weak script. I can't deny it was well made though. Probably a C/C+.

Then I rewatched Attack of the Clones because I never got around to rewatching that with the other movies, and because I had a lot of time on my hands. It held up about as well as I expected. I'd say somewhere in the C- to C spectrum.

Wrapped up with Sing Street, which I enjoyed quite a bit. Takes no risks, but it's very well acted and written. I'll go with a B+/A-.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 11, 2016, 11:04:04 pm
Wolf of Wall Street is kind of frustrating because it would be so much better if half an hour was cut, but it's still an awesome movie with DiCaprio giving one of my favorite performances ever. 9/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 11, 2016, 11:24:30 pm
City of God is a masterpiece in Latin American cinema. Powerful, disturbing, and also a nice slice of history and culture. Gets my first 10/10 in nearly eight months.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on August 11, 2016, 11:44:02 pm
Wolf of Wall Street is kind of frustrating because it would be so much better if half an hour was cut, but it's still an awesome movie with DiCaprio giving one of my favorite performances ever. 9/10.
I always thought ah this one flew by honesty. Scorsese can pump out as many three hour movies as he wants and they'll all feel like ah 100 minutes to me.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 12, 2016, 02:14:21 pm
You're Not You: 3/10

A drama about ALS that aims to be poignant but ends up falling flat thanks to a weak script. Its characters aren't compelling enough for me to get invested in them and it trades being genuine for being emotionally manipulative. At least the acting is good.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Robert Neville on August 12, 2016, 02:28:39 pm
You're Not You: 3/10

A drama about ALS that aims to be poignant but ends up falling flat thanks to a weak script. Its characters aren't compelling enough for me to get invested in them and it trades being genuine for being emotionally manipulative. At least the acting is good.

Would this be more profound? (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/11/assisted-dying-california-law-betsy-davis)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on August 12, 2016, 09:13:35 pm
No Name, I love ah your signature gif  :)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 12, 2016, 10:05:10 pm
Pete's Dragon: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 12, 2016, 10:07:29 pm
Pete's Dragon: 8/10

The title sounds like a porno for some reason.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 12, 2016, 10:09:02 pm
Pete's Dragon: 8/10

The title sounds like a porno for some reason.
Truth be told, I haven't thought about that before...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 12, 2016, 11:01:17 pm
Pete's Dragon: 8/10

The title sounds like a porno for some reason.

That and Sausage Party create quite possibly the weirdest weekend for movies in a while.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 12, 2016, 11:05:18 pm
Suicide Squad was about as good as you'd expect its rushed production and WB's panicked creative changes to culminate into, but I didn't outright hate it, I guess. I'm somewhere in the C-/C spectrum.

Pros (Speaking as a movie watcher and not a comic reader)
+ Will Smith as Deadshot was the most interesting character/performance. I guess Margot Robbie fit Harley Quinn well, but I wasn't particularly impressed by the character. Rest of the cast that was given decent screentime worked well with their roles.
+ Tonally a lot more investing than BvS, and not boring.

Cons:
- THE EDITING.
- Action scenes were unremarkable
- Too many unused characters (Katana, Scott Eastwood, etc.)
- Ultimately the plot is rather generic due to its end-of-humanity stakes and its weak villain. Exposition overabundance doesn't help much either.
- I can't say I was a fan of Jared Leto's Joker. It's probably not all his fault, but I found the performance to just be grating.
- Very weak attempts at humor. That 'killer app' line was possibly worse than the Granny's Peach Tea line from BvS.

Probably a bit worse than BvS now that I think about it. Still can't say I totally hated it, though. It was mostly just there. C-, I guess.

Edit: This movie is quickly getting worse as I think about it. Not sure if the current rating will stick honestly.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 12, 2016, 11:15:42 pm
I'm showing my parents It Follows... bad idea?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 12, 2016, 11:21:32 pm
I'm showing my parents It Follows... bad idea?

Nah...I'd be pretty comfortable showing my mom that movie. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 12, 2016, 11:27:50 pm
I'm showing my parents It Follows... bad idea?

Nah...I'd be pretty comfortable showing my mom that movie.

My parents just can't stand horror movies. Although my mom doesn't like Tarantino and she appreciated The Hateful Eight, so maybe this one'll be a hit.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 13, 2016, 04:49:58 am
I'm showing my parents It Follows... bad idea?
I'd be curious to see how this went over. I know that showing my mom any horrors films would be a terrible idea. Like, this is the same woman who today told me: "Don't go to the mall. Go somewhere more pretty!" She can't handle much beyond your average rom-com, unfortunately.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 13, 2016, 04:57:15 am
I'm showing my parents It Follows... bad idea?
I'd be curious to see how this went over. I know that showing my mom any horrors films would be a terrible idea. Like, this is the same woman who today told me: "Don't go to the mall. Go somewhere more pretty!" She can't handle much beyond your average rom-com, unfortunately.

Sadly, it was not a hit. My mom likes to have characters she can identify with in movies, and she hates it when characters make unrealistic or stupid decisions. So you can see how she'd be kind of biased against the horror genre ("Let's split up!"). While It Follows didn't have too much of that, the characters aren't really the thrust of the film. It's more about the concept and the central metaphor. For instance, one of her complaints was that the parents in the movie are distant and rarely present, but I explained that this was probably done intentionally to make the teens feel isolated and alone in dealing with the problem, which engenders a lot of comparisons to teen sex and STDs. But... she doesn't care. Bummer.

She did like Carpenter's The Thing though, so maybe there's still hope. Perhaps I should sit her down for The Babadook...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 13, 2016, 02:00:32 pm
Joe Versus the Volcano: 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 13, 2016, 04:50:51 pm
Sausage Party: 10/10

I don't expect anyone to give it anywhere near the same praises I give it, but I thought it was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Man With No Name on August 13, 2016, 05:48:19 pm
Ichi the Killer was...... Weird. If I were to be honest, I expected it to be more gory than it was. I was able to stomach it pretty well. Anyways, I'm thinking 7/10 for the time being. I will most likely watch it again sometime.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Man With No Name on August 13, 2016, 05:50:55 pm
No Name, I love ah your signature gif  :)

First season of Fargo was quite amazing. Been meaning to get to the second season. I'm going to miss Malvo. He was a great villain.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 13, 2016, 07:01:43 pm
Sausage Party: 10/10

I don't expect anyone to give it anywhere near the same praises I give it, but I thought it was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
Why do I get the feeling Little Nicky is either having an extramarital affair or gaining a significant amount of money from this post?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 13, 2016, 07:12:03 pm
Sausage Party: 10/10

I don't expect anyone to give it anywhere near the same praises I give it, but I thought it was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
Why do I get the feeling Little Nicky is either having an extramarital affair or gaining a significant amount of money from this post?

I legitimately loved it.  I am a massive Rogen fanboy and do have a soft spot for him, so I highly doubt many people will give it as high of a score as I did.  But that still doesn't change the fact I loved it.  One of those rare films where I'm either smiling or laughing my ass off throughout the entire runtime.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 13, 2016, 07:12:59 pm
Sausage Party: 10/10

I don't expect anyone to give it anywhere near the same praises I give it, but I thought it was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
Why do I get the feeling Little Nicky is either having an extramarital affair or gaining a significant amount of money from this post?

And never call me Little Nicky again.  I'd rather not be associated with an Adam Sandler "comedy," thank you very much.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 13, 2016, 09:32:58 pm
Sausage Party: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 13, 2016, 09:47:58 pm
Sausage Party: 10/10

I don't expect anyone to give it anywhere near the same praises I give it, but I thought it was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
Why do I get the feeling Little Nicky is either having an extramarital affair or gaining a significant amount of money from this post?

Taking a page from Loser Donald there, Crooked Johnny?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on August 13, 2016, 10:44:32 pm
No Name, I love ah your signature gif  :)

First season of Fargo was quite amazing. Been meaning to get to the second season. I'm going to miss Malvo. He was a great villain.
Oh, please do so. The second season ah surpasses the wonderful first season by leaps and bounds. Rarely have I felt that ah a piece of art was made just for me.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 14, 2016, 12:36:11 am
Sausage Party: 10/10

I don't expect anyone to give it anywhere near the same praises I give it, but I thought it was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
Why do I get the feeling Little Nicky is either having an extramarital affair or gaining a significant amount of money from this post?

Taking a page from Loser Donald there, Crooked Johnny?
My answer is the same as that of Kevin Costner in MoS.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 14, 2016, 03:01:26 am
Jacob's Ladder: 9.5/10

An underrated horror gem. That ending though, holy shit...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 14, 2016, 03:03:22 am
Jacob's Ladder: 9.5/10

An underrated horror gem. That ending though, holy shit.
One of my favorite films.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 14, 2016, 05:25:37 pm
Soylent Green: 8/10
Wish I Was Here: 5/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 15, 2016, 12:27:14 am
Not sure what to give Barry Lyndon. It felt like a weird cross between Candide and Wuthering Heights. The whole odyssey-of-a-young-wandering-fellow theme is somewhat overdone in it... and I do wish things had come a little more full circle. It's very long and more or less predictable.

Still... I did like the candlelit cinematography. And Barry himself was a compelling enough character, at least for the first half. Leaning towards a 7/10. Definitely not Kubrick's best.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 15, 2016, 05:51:54 pm
Started watching Naked Lunch, what the fuck...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 15, 2016, 06:02:54 pm
Tora! Tora! Tora! - 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 15, 2016, 07:57:08 pm
Naked Lunch is one of the strangest films I've ever seen, but it works on its favor. Slowly paced, but a metaphorical ride on the creative endeavor that is opressed by society. Gotta see more of Cronenberg, though. 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 15, 2016, 08:18:03 pm
Naked Lunch is one of the strangest films I've ever seen, but it works on its favor. Slowly paced, but a metaphorical ride on the creative endeavor that is opressed by society. Gotta see more of Cronenberg, though. 8/10
Videodrome and The Fly are essential Cronenberg.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on August 15, 2016, 10:14:13 pm
Suicide Squad was OK. Muddled, slapdash execution, but it was a fun time. 7/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on August 15, 2016, 10:15:43 pm
Ok = 7/10?
 ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 15, 2016, 10:55:38 pm
Alfie: 4/10

NOTE: I watched the Jude Law remake, not the Michael Caine original.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 15, 2016, 11:17:12 pm
Finally managed to get my hands into Kingsman: The Secret Service.

7.5/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 15, 2016, 11:45:31 pm
Ok = 7/10?
 ??? ??? ???

Jed grades on the 5-10 star scale.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 16, 2016, 12:22:41 pm
Watched Ice Age 4 last night.  Yeah...it was pretty awful.

3/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 16, 2016, 03:35:35 pm
Miracles from Heaven: 1/10

That was just...boring.  Boring and pointless.  Boring and pointless and useless.  Really, the only good aspect of the film was Garner turned in a good performance.  That's basically it...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 17, 2016, 01:12:34 am
The Tempest: 4/10
Gods and Generals: 4/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 17, 2016, 09:42:42 am
So I finally saw Green Room. Not settled on a score yet, but it was quite a trip.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on August 17, 2016, 06:28:56 pm
Rewatched The Revenant. Still a goddamn 10/10. A perfect movie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 17, 2016, 09:20:55 pm
Finished Fight Club after starting it earlier today.  I am now inclined to believe David Fincher is the greatest director of all time.

10/10, easily in my top 5 of all time.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 18, 2016, 12:23:51 am
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore: 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 18, 2016, 02:46:27 pm
Finished Fight Club after starting it earlier today.  I am now inclined to believe David Fincher is the greatest director of all time.

10/10, easily in my top 5 of all time.
Have you seen Se7en? That's his best imo.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 18, 2016, 03:08:55 pm
Finished Fight Club after starting it earlier today.  I am now inclined to believe David Fincher is the greatest director of all time.

10/10, easily in my top 5 of all time.
Have you seen Se7en? That's his best imo.

*Se5en

No, I haven't.  Definitely planning to in the near future though.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 18, 2016, 05:06:35 pm
Finished Fight Club after starting it earlier today.  I am now inclined to believe David Fincher is the greatest director of all time.

10/10, easily in my top 5 of all time.
Have you seen Se7en? That's his best imo.

*Se5en

No, I haven't.  Definitely planning to in the near future though.
You should, it's superb. All of Fincher's stuff is pretty much awesome though, except The Game (haven't seen Alien 3, but apparently that doesn't really count anyway).
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 18, 2016, 09:29:31 pm
Oldboy (2003): 10/10

My god, that was intense.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on August 19, 2016, 12:35:44 am
Finished Fight Club after starting it earlier today.  I am now inclined to believe David Fincher is the greatest director of all time.

10/10, easily in my top 5 of all time.
Have you seen Se7en? That's his best imo.

*Se5en

No, I haven't.  Definitely planning to in the near future though.
You should, it's superb. All of Fincher's stuff is pretty much awesome though, except The Game (haven't seen Alien 3, but apparently that doesn't really count anyway).
You should only count Alien 3 in Fincher's chronology if you've seen the assembly cut, which had a lot more of his involvement. The theatrical version a pretty big mess.

Fight Club = 9/10 film, by the way. Still have to get on watching Fi7e.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 19, 2016, 12:38:40 am
Jed, Paasche, or anyone else talking about Fincher here-- have you guys seen JW's least-favorite film of all time, aka The Social Network? It's as close to a perfect biographical movie as I've ever seen. Might just be Fincher's masterpiece, although Fight Club will always have a special place in my heart.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 19, 2016, 12:58:43 am
Definitely, Maybe is definitely meh. 5/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on August 19, 2016, 01:05:29 am
Jed, Paasche, or anyone else talking about Fincher here-- have you guys seen JW's least-favorite film of all time, aka The Social Network? It's as close to a perfect biographical movie as I've ever seen. Might just be Fincher's masterpiece, although Fight Club will always have a special place in my heart.
Gotta get on that too. Still love Jay Dubs, but what a fuss over such an acclaimed movie lol.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 19, 2016, 01:11:40 am
Saw The Little Prince. Not quite sure what to make of it. The final act in particular will be divisive for purists of the book.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 19, 2016, 01:36:03 am
Jed, Paasche, or anyone else talking about Fincher here-- have you guys seen JW's least-favorite film of all time, aka The Social Network? It's as close to a perfect biographical movie as I've ever seen. Might just be Fincher's masterpiece, although Fight Club will always have a special place in my heart.
Gotta get on that too. Still love Jay Dubs, but what a fuss over such an acclaimed movie lol.

Is it weird that I miss that turkey-necked dipwad?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on August 19, 2016, 02:00:34 am
Jed, Paasche, or anyone else talking about Fincher here-- have you guys seen JW's least-favorite film of all time, aka The Social Network? It's as close to a perfect biographical movie as I've ever seen. Might just be Fincher's masterpiece, although Fight Club will always have a special place in my heart.
Gotta get on that too. Still love Jay Dubs, but what a fuss over such an acclaimed movie lol.

Is it weird that I miss that turkey-necked dipwad?
Not at all. He was always a nice chap, and had entertainment at every turn. One of the reasons you shouldn't have deleted that trollfighers wiki is because now I don't have his angry resignation letter saved anymore, lol.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 19, 2016, 02:06:34 am
The Social Network, Fight Club, and Gone Girl are all in my top 50 all-time. I love Fincher.

Someone less lazy than myself should make a Consensus....
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on August 19, 2016, 02:15:49 am
The Social Network, Fight Club, and Gone Girl are all in my top 50 all-time. I love Fincher.

Someone less lazy than myself should make a Consensus....
I second this. As long as said person is fair and includes Alien 3 (preferably the assembly cut).
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 19, 2016, 10:23:31 am
Jed, Paasche, or anyone else talking about Fincher here-- have you guys seen JW's least-favorite film of all time, aka The Social Network? It's as close to a perfect biographical movie as I've ever seen. Might just be Fincher's masterpiece, although Fight Club will always have a special place in my heart.
Social Network is one of the best movies I've ever seen (definite top 20), yet somehow it's third on my Fincher rankings. He's that awesome.

In all fairness, it could pass Fight Club if I rewatched Fight Club (seen Social Network 3 times but Fight Club only once, and that one viewing was a while ago).
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 19, 2016, 10:28:39 am
Saw The Little Prince. Not quite sure what to make of it. The final act in particular will be divisive for purists of the book.
Settled on a B+. Has some rough spots but is easily more ambitious than a lot of animated films this year and in general.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 19, 2016, 01:47:50 pm
So I finished up Meet the Blacks which I started up last night.  Don't know why I watched it, but let's just say curiosity was a major factor in it...

I should stop being so goddamn curious.  0.5/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on August 19, 2016, 02:42:27 pm
The Boxtrolls: 7.5/10

If this is the worst Laika can do, they're in a pretty good place right now.

Also probably has one of the best mid-credits scenes out there.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on August 19, 2016, 04:23:47 pm
Kubo and the Two Strings is my current favorite movie of the year so far. Incredibly immersive visuals and a solid, poignant, and imaginative take on the hero's journey. Going with an A.
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Post by: Suspect #1 on August 19, 2016, 04:34:53 pm
Kubo and the Two Strings is my current favorite movie of the year so far. Incredibly immersive visuals and a solid, poignant, and imaginative take on the hero's journey. Going with an A.

Good to hear.  I'll be seeing it next weekend.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 19, 2016, 04:35:32 pm
Kubo and the Two Strings is my current favorite movie of the year so far. Incredibly immersive visuals and a solid, poignant, and imaginative take on the hero's journey. Going with an A.
Good to hear. How was McConaughey?
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Post by: J. Kashmir on August 19, 2016, 04:44:57 pm
Kubo and the Two Strings is my current favorite movie of the year so far. Incredibly immersive visuals and a solid, poignant, and imaginative take on the hero's journey. Going with an A.
Good to hear. How was McConaughey?
He does pretty well with his role. Arguably one of the highlights of the movie.

There may be the distinct chance I may be alone in terms of praising the movie this much, but I can't say I care too much.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 19, 2016, 05:02:56 pm
Kubo and the Two Strings: 10/10
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Post by: Suspect #1 on August 19, 2016, 05:03:30 pm
Kubo and the Two Strings: 10/10

Okay...this has got to be a fantastic movie...
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Post by: John Tyler on August 19, 2016, 05:05:20 pm
Kubo and the Two Strings: 10/10
Okay...this has got to be a fantastic movie...
It is.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on August 19, 2016, 05:11:19 pm
Kubo and the Two Strings: 10/10

Okay...this has got to be a fantastic movie...
It easily trumps both Zootopia and Finding Dory, if that helps.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 19, 2016, 05:16:45 pm
The Boxtrolls: 7.5/10
I still need to see that one.
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Post by: Suspect #1 on August 19, 2016, 08:37:03 pm
Nerve: 5.5/10

Why does Lionsgate keep making movies in 2016 that get a 5 or 5.5 from me?  First there was Gods of Egypt, then Now You See Me 2, and now this.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on August 19, 2016, 08:45:09 pm
Nerve: 5.5/10

Why does Lionsgate keep making movies in 2016 that get a 5 or 5.5 from me?  First there was Gods of Egypt, then Now You See Me 2, and now this.
What compelled you watch this over Kubo?
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Post by: Suspect #1 on August 19, 2016, 08:46:33 pm
Nerve: 5.5/10

Why does Lionsgate keep making movies in 2016 that get a 5 or 5.5 from me?  First there was Gods of Egypt, then Now You See Me 2, and now this.
What compelled you skip this over Kubo?

It's gonna leave theaters soon.  And don't worry, I'll be seeing Kubo next weekend. 
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Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 19, 2016, 09:37:11 pm
Nerve: 5.5/10

Why does Lionsgate keep making movies in 2016 that get a 5 or 5.5 from me?  First there was Gods of Egypt, then Now You See Me 2, and now this.
What compelled you watch this over Kubo?

Am I the only one here who thinks this Kubo movie looks awful?
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Post by: John Tyler on August 19, 2016, 10:03:47 pm
Born to Be Blue: 8/10
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 19, 2016, 10:59:57 pm
Nerve: 5.5/10

Why does Lionsgate keep making movies in 2016 that get a 5 or 5.5 from me?  First there was Gods of Egypt, then Now You See Me 2, and now this.
What compelled you watch this over Kubo?

Am I the only one here who thinks this Kubo movie looks awful?
I wouldn't say awful, but it didn't interest me at all.
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Post by: Jim Raynor on August 20, 2016, 12:40:29 am
Finally got around to seeing Mad Max: Fury Road. One of the best action films I've seen in a while. 9/10
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Post by: John Tyler on August 20, 2016, 01:27:25 am
Short Term 12... that fucking broke me, man...

10/10.
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 20, 2016, 01:28:13 am
Short Term 12... that **** broke me, man...

10/10.

Your first time seeing it? That's one of my favorite films. Brie Larson is incredible.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 20, 2016, 01:29:08 am
Short Term 12... that **** broke me, man...

10/10.
Your first time seeing it? That's one of my favorite films. Brie Larson is incredible.
Yeah, first time.
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Post by: Robert Neville on August 20, 2016, 02:04:49 am
Nerve: 5.5/10

Why does Lionsgate keep making movies in 2016 that get a 5 or 5.5 from me?  First there was Gods of Egypt, then Now You See Me 2, and now this.
What compelled you watch this over Kubo?

Am I the only one here who thinks this Kubo movie looks awful?

Well, I have to admit that I've just rewatched the trailer, and much like the first time , it  still reminded me of a JRPG plot, and not in a good way. I'll still see it, when it comes out, though, which won't happen in Russia until October 20.
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Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 20, 2016, 02:50:57 am
Short Term 12... that **** broke me, man...

10/10.
Your first time seeing it? That's one of my favorite films. Brie Larson is incredible.
Yeah, first time.

(http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/graham-body-survive-car-crash-road-safety-victorian-government-patricia-piccinini-4.jpg)
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 20, 2016, 03:35:34 am
Sausage Party: 4/10

Some of the gimmicks were clever, but I gotta grade this on how much it actually made me laugh. And I barely laughed once. It's definitely geared towards the Deadpool/Ghostbusters reboot crowd. I enjoyed it slightly more than those other films due to its interesting metaphors regarding religion, but as soon as you start thinking this movie is intelligent in any way, it hits you with the gratuitous food orgy at the end. Sorry, but it's simply not funny. Glad I pirated this one.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 20, 2016, 07:01:34 am
Short Term 12... that fucking broke me, man...

10/10.
Been meaning to see this for so long. Thanks for reminding me about it.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 20, 2016, 03:34:49 pm
Ben-Hur: 4/10

It was actually not that bad... but then the ending came...
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 20, 2016, 04:09:13 pm
Ben-Hur: 4/10

It was actually not that bad... but then the ending came...
Was the end as bad as Jeremy Jahns made it seem?
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Post by: J. Kashmir on August 20, 2016, 04:13:28 pm
Ben-Hur: 4/10

It was actually not that bad... but then the ending came...
How different is it from the '59 version's ending?
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Post by: John Tyler on August 20, 2016, 04:44:56 pm
Ben-Hur: 4/10

It was actually not that bad... but then the ending came...
How different is it from the '59 version's ending?
Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: Jed Groff on August 20, 2016, 04:54:34 pm
Rewatched The Counselor. God, that movie is strange. Some of the best blu-ray picture quality I've seen in a long time, though.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 20, 2016, 05:32:55 pm
Ben-Hur: 4/10

It was actually not that bad... but then the ending came...
How different is it from the '59 version's ending?
Spoiler (hover to show)
Wow. And I assume they probably make the religious element more heavy handed than the '59 version too?
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Post by: John Tyler on August 20, 2016, 05:37:51 pm
And I assume they probably make the religious element more heavy handed than the '59 version too?
Jesus' scenes give the film Christian overtones.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on August 20, 2016, 05:42:09 pm
And I assume they probably make the religious element more heavy handed than the '59 version too?
Jesus' scenes give the film Christian overtones.
Obviously, but I suppose my question was more whether it was more subtle about it.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 20, 2016, 05:45:32 pm
And I assume they probably make the religious element more heavy handed than the '59 version too?
Jesus' scenes give the film Christian overtones.
Obviously, but I suppose my question was more whether it was more subtle about it.
Nope. The Heston film is subtle by comparison.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 20, 2016, 07:05:11 pm
Currently watching God's Not Dead 2.

Why? So no one else on this forum will have to. You're welcome.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 20, 2016, 07:35:01 pm
Currently watching God's Not Dead 2.

Why? So no one else on this forum will have to. You're welcome.
You're the martyr the Oasis deserves, John.
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Post by: Jim Raynor on August 20, 2016, 08:45:49 pm
I felt the need to cry, so I rewatched Inside Out. Suffice to say, it got the job done. 9/10
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Post by: John Tyler on August 20, 2016, 09:02:40 pm
God's Not Dead 2: 0/10
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 20, 2016, 09:58:29 pm
God's Not Dead 2: 0/10
Is it as bad as the first? Cause the first might be my least favorite movie ever. It's not the worst but it's definitely top 5 for both worst and least favorite.
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Post by: Jim Raynor on August 20, 2016, 10:02:24 pm
Alright, I feel the need to clear some things:
- I stated back in the "Movie not Watching"  thread that I didn't bother finishing Taken 3, the thing is, I didn't specify that I watched the thing on T.V halfway through and turned it off after roughly half an hour had passed.
-Now that I managed  to catch it again but this time from the beginning, I'm now starting to appreciate its awfulness.

Good god, it feels great to plunge back into the depths of cinematic hell once in a while.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 20, 2016, 10:26:14 pm
God's Not Dead 2: 0/10
Is it as bad as the first? Cause the first might be my least favorite movie ever. It's not the worst but it's definitely top 5 for both worst and least favorite.
It's slightly less bad than the first, but it's still horrendously awful.
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Post by: Jim Raynor on August 20, 2016, 11:05:25 pm
Taken 3: 1/10
Nonsensical plotting, nonsensical logic, nonsensical editing that result in horrendously shot action sequences, and nobody gets taken until the very last act. Unnecessary sequel, to say the least.
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Post by: Jed Groff on August 20, 2016, 11:31:39 pm
War Dogs was surprisingly really great. 8/10. One of the biggest surprises of the year.
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Post by: Suspect #1 on August 21, 2016, 01:50:05 pm
Watchmen (director's cut): 9/10

Damn, that was great.
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on August 21, 2016, 05:16:55 pm
Pete's Dragon made narrative sense and ah didn't make me feel like crap. Best film of the summer.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 21, 2016, 07:11:20 pm
War Dogs: 8/10
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Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 21, 2016, 07:21:16 pm
Todd Phillips made a good movie? What?

War Dogs: 8/10

Old School
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 22, 2016, 01:33:13 am
Watched the first film in the Three Colors trilogy today (Blue). It was... basically exactly what I expected. Very artsy. A lot of the decisions by the characters did not make sense. Juliette Binoche was very good, and I liked the aura the film created. Tatum, if you legitimately enjoyed Knight of Craps, you might like this one. It does a similarly good job of crafting a weird dreamlike state for the audience, and actually has a narrative thrust to boot.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 22, 2016, 02:29:17 am
Watched the first film in the Three Colors trilogy today (Blue). It was... basically exactly what I expected. Very artsy. A lot of the decisions by the characters did not make sense. Juliette Binoche was very good, and I liked the aura the film created. Tatum, if you legitimately enjoyed Knight of Craps, you might like this one. It does a similarly good job of crafting a weird dreamlike state for the audience, and actually has a narrative thrust to boot.
Haha I'll look into it then. Dreamlike atmospheres are kinda my thing right now (watching tons of David Lynch/Terrence Malick in the last few months are probably what caused this).
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Post by: John Tyler on August 22, 2016, 03:54:34 am
A Separation: 9/10
The Apple: 5/10
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Post by: J. Kashmir on August 22, 2016, 09:16:46 am
A Separation: 9/10
I saw roughly half of this movie years ago. I should finish it sometime.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 22, 2016, 04:06:01 pm
JCVD: 8/10
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Post by: John Tyler on August 23, 2016, 02:13:41 am
Once Upon a Time in America: 10/10
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Post by: John Tyler on August 23, 2016, 04:06:42 pm
Everything is Illuminated: 6/10
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Post by: Jim Raynor on August 23, 2016, 10:54:40 pm
The Fundamentals of Caring...eh, it was passable.
6/10
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Post by: John Tyler on August 24, 2016, 12:10:41 am
The Grapes of Wrath: 10/10
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Post by: John Tyler on August 24, 2016, 08:35:15 pm
Year of the Dragon: 8/10

Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt status: Complete
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Post by: Suspect #1 on August 24, 2016, 09:11:42 pm
Pete's Dragon: 8/10
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on August 25, 2016, 12:18:24 am
War Dogs 6/10

Diet Big Short with gun runners. Lacks the emotional connection I felt in Lord of War but ah it's fun enough. I liked seeing how this kind of thing is done. Just ah detailed enough in its presentation to be interesting without losing accessibility. Labeouf would have been a ah lot better than Teller though.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 25, 2016, 12:44:38 am
Genius: 6/10
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Post by: John Tyler on August 25, 2016, 12:56:07 am
War Dogs 6/10

Diet Big Short with gun runners. Lacks the emotional connection I felt in Lord of War but ah it's fun enough. I liked seeing how this kind of thing is done. Just ah detailed enough in its presentation to be interesting without losing accessibility. Labeouf would have been a ah lot better than Teller though.
LaBeouf was originally supposed to play Hill's character. Considered for Teller's part were Jesse Eisenberg and James Corden.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 25, 2016, 01:48:41 pm
Wiener-Dog: 7/10
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Post by: Jim Raynor on August 25, 2016, 02:28:25 pm
Full Metal Jacket is still brilliant. The first half had me laughing and feeling depressed at the same time. Kubrick was a genius.
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 25, 2016, 04:08:09 pm
Full Metal Jacket is still brilliant. The first half had me laughing and feeling depressed at the same time. Kubrick was a genius.
The first half of that movie is incredible.
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Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 25, 2016, 04:27:09 pm
Full Metal Jacket is still brilliant. The first half had me laughing and feeling depressed at the same time. Kubrick was a genius.
The first half of that movie is incredible.

I'd argue the second half is just as powerful.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 25, 2016, 04:37:09 pm
Full Metal Jacket is still brilliant. The first half had me laughing and feeling depressed at the same time. Kubrick was a genius.
The first half of that movie is incredible.

I'd argue the second half is just as powerful.
I found the second half fairly average to be perfectly honest.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 25, 2016, 04:47:03 pm
Full Metal Jacket is still brilliant. The first half had me laughing and feeling depressed at the same time. Kubrick was a genius.
The first half of that movie is incredible.

I'd argue the second half is just as powerful.
I found the second half fairly average to be perfectly honest.

Nah.  It actually is one of the key acts to bring everything full circle.  The first act deals with the depravity of institutions of war.  The second act deals with the depravity of the battlefield.  The tone feels different, only because Hartman and Pyle aren't there.  They're the comic relief to the average viewer.  People can laugh at what is going on with them.  I know I used to.  But as I grew older, I really didn't find their relationship funny anymore but was actually disturbed at a lot of things.  And that tone carries on once both characters are out of the picture.  The theme stays.  The players change.  What went from the abusive nature of Hartman to Pyle eventually turned to the abusive nature of war on Joker.  Not to mention the Mickey Mouse club song at the end is probably the best scene of the film if you ask me.  Natural born killer.
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Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 25, 2016, 04:50:58 pm
I honestly believe that if you change your perspective on the film from Pyle and Hartman to just Joker from the start to finish, you'll find the second act to actually be damn near flawless.
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 25, 2016, 07:16:42 pm
Full Metal Jacket is still brilliant. The first half had me laughing and feeling depressed at the same time. Kubrick was a genius.
The first half of that movie is incredible.

I'd argue the second half is just as powerful.
I found the second half fairly average to be perfectly honest.

Nah.  It actually is one of the key acts to bring everything full circle.  The first act deals with the depravity of institutions of war.  The second act deals with the depravity of the battlefield.  The tone feels different, only because Hartman and Pyle aren't there.  They're the comic relief to the average viewer.  People can laugh at what is going on with them.  I know I used to.  But as I grew older, I really didn't find their relationship funny anymore but was actually disturbed at a lot of things.  And that tone carries on once both characters are out of the picture.  The theme stays.  The players change.  What went from the abusive nature of Hartman to Pyle eventually turned to the abusive nature of war on Joker.  Not to mention the Mickey Mouse club song at the end is probably the best scene of the film if you ask me.  Natural born killer.
I remember thinking the change was kind of jarring- losing two of the three main characters of the first act. Furthermore, the start of the second act felt rather slow to me and overall it simply wasn't the same type of memorable experience that the first act was for me. I think that's really what differentiates the two for me; the first act sticks out in my mind as a particularly memorable hour of cinema whereas the second just stays as a fairly unmemorable war film.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on August 25, 2016, 08:21:41 pm
Hunt for the Wilderpeople reminded me of Wes Anderson's work to a degree. It's a similarly quirky and enjoyable experience that works mostly due to the dynamic between the kid and Sam Neill. I'm thinking roughly a B+/A-. I recommend it to those who enjoyed What We Do in the Shadows (I haven't seen it, but Taika Waititi directed both) or, as I mentioned, Wes Anderson movies.
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 25, 2016, 08:26:12 pm
Hunt for the Wilderpeople reminded me of Wes Anderson's work to a degree. It's a similarly quirky and enjoyable experience that works mostly due to the dynamic between the kid and Sam Neill. I'm thinking roughly a B+/A-. I recommend it to those who enjoyed What We Do in the Shadows (I haven't seen it, but Taika Waititi directed both) or, as I mentioned, Wes Anderson movies.

I ran into my History of Film teacher from high school the other day and he said I should see this. It's playing at my local artsy theater where I saw Boyhood. I think I'll go this weekend.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 25, 2016, 09:06:12 pm
Hell or High Water is the second best film of the year.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on August 25, 2016, 09:16:09 pm
Hunt for the Wilderpeople reminded me of Wes Anderson's work to a degree. It's a similarly quirky and enjoyable experience that works mostly due to the dynamic between the kid and Sam Neill. I'm thinking roughly a B+/A-. I recommend it to those who enjoyed What We Do in the Shadows (I haven't seen it, but Taika Waititi directed both) or, as I mentioned, Wes Anderson movies.

I ran into my History of Film teacher from high school the other day and he said I should see this. It's playing at my local artsy theater where I saw Boyhood. I think I'll go this weekend.
You should. It's definitely a nice departure from most of the year's output.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 26, 2016, 02:48:44 pm
Don't Breathe: 9/10
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 26, 2016, 06:32:43 pm
Casino: 7/10 (maybe 7.5). Definitely lesser Scorsese, but lesser Scorsese is still better than most.
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 26, 2016, 06:39:04 pm
Casino: 7/10 (maybe 7.5). Definitely lesser Scorsese, but lesser Scorsese is still better than most.

I like this one more than Goodfellas, to be honest.
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 26, 2016, 06:40:54 pm
Casino: 7/10 (maybe 7.5). Definitely lesser Scorsese, but lesser Scorsese is still better than most.

I like this one more than Goodfellas, to be honest.
Preferred Goodfellas myself, but I think part of that could just be that I saw Goodfellas first. They feel like really similar films.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 26, 2016, 09:55:39 pm
Absentia: 7/10
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 26, 2016, 10:54:24 pm
Don't Breathe: 8/10

To all you Green Room fans, I recommend checking this out. It feels a lot like that movie-- claustrophobia, mainly one location, great cinematography, etc. And it's all very effective. A few great tracking shots, plus a very well-done sequence in total darkness. There are some eyebrow-raising plot twists, but they never compromise the movie's realism. I liked this quite a bit. If Braden hasn't seen it yet, he should.

And for everyone who has seen Don't Breathe... two words. Turkey. Baster.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 26, 2016, 11:02:14 pm
Don't Breathe: 8/10

To all you Green Room fans, I recommend checking this out. It feels a lot like that movie-- claustrophobia, mainly one location, great cinematography, etc. And it's all very effective. A few great tracking shots, plus a very well-done sequence in total darkness. There are some eyebrow-raising plot twists, but they never compromise the movie's realism. I liked this quite a bit. If Braden hasn't seen it yet, he should.

And for everyone who has seen Don't Breathe... two words. Turkey. Baster.
I'm surprised you liked this one considering you hated Fede Alvarez's Evil Dead remake.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 26, 2016, 11:09:46 pm
Two words. Turkey. Baster.
Yeah, that was some sick shit.
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Post by: Suspect #1 on August 26, 2016, 11:16:32 pm
Two words. Turkey. Baster.
Yeah, that was some sick shit.

Okay, I'm curious.  Tell me what happened in spoiler tags.
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Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 26, 2016, 11:25:13 pm
Two words. Turkey. Baster.
Yeah, that was some sick shit.

Okay, I'm curious.  Tell me what happened in spoiler tags.

No.  You wait your turn Moody.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 26, 2016, 11:29:50 pm
Don't Breathe: 8/10

To all you Green Room fans, I recommend checking this out. It feels a lot like that movie-- claustrophobia, mainly one location, great cinematography, etc. And it's all very effective. A few great tracking shots, plus a very well-done sequence in total darkness. There are some eyebrow-raising plot twists, but they never compromise the movie's realism. I liked this quite a bit. If Braden hasn't seen it yet, he should.

And for everyone who has seen Don't Breathe... two words. Turkey. Baster.
I'm surprised you liked this one considering you hated Fede Alvarez's Evil Dead remake.

I don't remember that one very well. To be fair, I didn't like the original Evil Dead either, so it wasn't likely that I would enjoy the remake too much. In any case, I do recall it being good stylistically, and that clearly translated well to this film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 27, 2016, 12:15:04 am
Two words. Turkey. Baster.
Yeah, that was some sick shit.

Okay, I'm curious.  Tell me what happened in spoiler tags.

You should know... I'm not telling you for perfectly good reasons. That would really diminish the sheer shock of actually seeing it. My mouth literally dropped open and my friend Ignacio looked at me like he'd just seen something horrific. Okay... well, he had.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on August 27, 2016, 12:22:14 am
Finally got through every single Bourne movie:

The Bourne Identity: 7/10
The Bourne Supremacy: 7.5/10
The Bourne Ultimatum: 8/10
The Bourne Legacy: 7/10
Jason Bourne: 7.5/10

I'd say Ultimatum is still my favorite.


EDIT: Ehh.... on second thought, Jason Bourne is a 7.5/10. The while social media subplot didn't make sense and detracted from the film's core premise... if it weren't for that useless subplot, I'd probably have given it an 8.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 27, 2016, 12:41:47 am
Mud was an immensely satisfying experience. Matthew McConaughey was fantastic, but the others do a great job as well, Sheridan is also a highlight, especially for a child actor. Loved how many of the characters have rather distinct flaws, making them more relatable as a result. The cinematography is also impeccable, catching the heat, dirt and grease characteristic of the southern states. Gotta give Jeff Nichols some credit for his direction regarding the theme of love and keeping it relevant throught the film. The conclusion I felt that was a bit manipulated, and some scenes where a bit dragged on, but it doesn't detract much from the experience. Stunning, looking forward to seeing more from Jeff Nichols. 8.5/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 27, 2016, 02:00:32 am
Jason Bourne: 7.5/10
I personally didn't care for Bourne Greatest Hits.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 27, 2016, 03:23:48 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 27, 2016, 04:02:26 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.

^^Entertaining movie.^^
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 27, 2016, 04:10:26 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.

^^Entertaining movie.^^
"THE ICE IS FREEZING FASTER THAN IT'S MELTING!!!"
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 27, 2016, 04:11:57 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.

^^Entertaining movie.^^
"THE ICE IS FREEZING FASTER THAN IT'S MELTING!!!"

And electric eels are fixing my gap tooth...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on August 27, 2016, 04:12:38 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.

^^Entertaining movie.^^
I'd give it a 5 or 6. Not the worst thing to come out of Bay's filmography, or the franchise.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 27, 2016, 04:33:48 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.
Haven't seen that one in a while but I remember it quite fondly. Best of the quadrilogy by a considerable margin imo.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 27, 2016, 04:36:18 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.
Haven't seen that one in a while but I remember it quite fondly. Best of the quadrilogy by a considerable margin imo.
Dark of the Moon is my personal favorite.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 27, 2016, 04:41:53 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.

^^Entertaining movie.^^
"THE ICE IS FREEZING FASTER THAN IT'S MELTING!!!"

And electric eels are fixing my gap tooth...

And let's not forget how silly that entire scene is.  Firstly, eels are known to generate around 1 amp of current throughout its body.  Humans can only withstand a tenth of that. Considering how Max was shocked by around 10 of those, he should be dead.  Nothing should be left of him besides a crispy black man.  And you can say "genetically modified eels".  I'll respond that means the eel can generate more amps of current, which in turn makes it far more lethal.  If you're going to complain about movie science, then at least be consistent about it.  And not to mention Faraday would have a deGrasse Tyson-Gravity esque fit over how that film handles Max's powers and the magnetic field he probably emits.  No one would be able to survive coming into close contact within Max.  Just sayin'
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 27, 2016, 04:42:42 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.
Haven't seen that one in a while but I remember it quite fondly. Best of the quadrilogy by a considerable margin imo.
Dark of the Moon is my personal favorite.

You mean the film that was boring in the first hour and then all of a sudden goes on a 1 hour explosion-fest? 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 27, 2016, 04:55:05 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.
Haven't seen that one in a while but I remember it quite fondly. Best of the quadrilogy by a considerable margin imo.
Dark of the Moon is my personal favorite.

You mean the film that was boring in the first hour and then all of a sudden goes on a 1 hour explosion-fest? 
I believe that's the one he's referring to. Make that the first hour and a half though.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 27, 2016, 05:01:40 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.
Haven't seen that one in a while but I remember it quite fondly. Best of the quadrilogy by a considerable margin imo.
Dark of the Moon is my personal favorite.

You mean the film that was boring in the first hour and then all of a sudden goes on a 1 hour explosion-fest? 
I believe that's the one he's referring to. Make that the first hour and a half though.

I hope John is able to see the irony in him complaining about pacing issues.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 27, 2016, 05:04:07 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.
Haven't seen that one in a while but I remember it quite fondly. Best of the quadrilogy by a considerable margin imo.
Dark of the Moon is my personal favorite.

You mean the film that was boring in the first hour and then all of a sudden goes on a 1 hour explosion-fest? 
I believe that's the one he's referring to. Make that the first hour and a half though.

I hope John is able to see the irony in him complaining about pacing issues.
Yeah, Dark of the Moon may well have the most uneven pacing I've ever seen. I don't even hate that movie though, watching the last hour is fun not gonna lie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 27, 2016, 05:12:19 pm
My full review of DOTM. Yes, I do talk about pacing issues. (http://tylerjohn646.blogspot.com/2016/08/transformers-dark-of-moon-2011-movie.html)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 27, 2016, 06:24:46 pm
When I was a kid, I loved the first Transformers. Enjoyed the second one as well. But I saw the third one in theaters, and let me tell you... even at the height of my middle school dumb action movie obsession, I hated that movie. Absolute trash.

Favorite characters are still Shia Ladouche's parents.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 27, 2016, 06:26:43 pm
The last thirty minutes of the first Transformers movie were okay (Haven't seen any of them in full). I watched 20 minutes of Revenge of the Fallen and gave up.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on August 27, 2016, 06:28:04 pm
I rewatched the first Transformers.

I completely forgot about how terrible the writing and pacing is for this film...

New score: 3/10.

Never thought much of the film much myself.

Even when I first saw it when I was 9, the first act bored me to tears, more-so than any other the other movies.

DotM's probably my favorite too, just for Nimoy's Sentinel Prime.  That being said, it's only my favorite of the series in the same way a 4/10 is better than a 3/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 27, 2016, 07:02:23 pm
Eh, never have been a fan of Transformers. The first one was okay, but the sequels are trash. Extinction is probably one of the most agonizing movie experiences I've ever had.
Yet again, I haven't rewatched the original for quite some time, and I'm afraid that if I rewatch it, it could become worse. Same could be said about Forrest Gump.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 27, 2016, 07:07:16 pm
Favorite characters are still Shia Ladouche's parents.
I'm going to need an explanation for this.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on August 28, 2016, 12:03:10 am
Kubo and the Two Strings: 9/10

This may very well be my favorite Laika film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on August 28, 2016, 12:20:37 am
Transformers in a nutshell:

First one is good fun. Second one is trash. Third and fourth ones are spectacular. Nuff said.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 28, 2016, 12:23:51 am
Transformers in a nutshell:

First one is good fun. Second one is trash. Third and fourth ones are spectacular. Nuff said.
Fourth one is utter shite.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 28, 2016, 12:26:13 am
The Jungle Book (2016): 7.5/10
Sausage Party: 5/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 28, 2016, 12:32:49 am
I will say this about ROTF: it did have Shia LaBeouf go full-on Cage in a couple moments.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on August 28, 2016, 12:33:55 am
Transformers in a nutshell:

First one is good fun. Second one is trash. Third and fourth ones are spectacular. Nuff said.
Fourth one is utter shite.
Best one in the franchise...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 28, 2016, 12:36:55 am
I will say this about ROTF: it did have Shia LaBeouf go full-on Cage in a couple moments.
And so did DOTM, but even better ("DO NOT TOUCH MY CAR!!! IT'S A COLLECTOR'S EDITION!!!")
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 28, 2016, 12:46:27 am
Transformers in a nutshell:

First one is good fun. Second one is trash. Third and fourth ones are spectacular. Nuff said.
Fourth one is utter shite.
Best one in the franchise...

I will never understand people who rate posts that are opinions as "dumb."  There's a disagree button for a reason.

*cough cough* John *cough cough* Danny.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 28, 2016, 01:10:30 am
Transformers in a nutshell:

First one is good fun. Second one is trash. Third and fourth ones are spectacular. Nuff said.
Fourth one is utter shite.
Best one in the franchise...
(http://i.makeagif.com/media/9-09-2015/DzW2gu.gif)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 28, 2016, 01:16:46 am

I will never understand people who rate posts that are opinions as "dumb."  There's a disagree button for a reason.

*cough cough* John *cough cough* Danny.

But... Jed is dumb.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 28, 2016, 01:19:29 am

I will never understand people who rate posts that are opinions as "dumb."  There's a disagree button for a reason.

*cough cough* John *cough cough* Danny.

But... Jed is dumb.

He is, but let's save that for the posts where he's legitimately being dumb, shall we?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 28, 2016, 01:39:36 am
Transformers in a nutshell:

First one is good fun. Second one is trash. Third and fourth ones are spectacular. Nuff said.
Fourth one is utter shite.
Best one in the franchise...
"But I'm an inventor! This could be a game-changer for me!"

Shut the fuck up, Marky Mark.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on August 28, 2016, 04:23:06 am
You people are fucking jokes.  This is why no one likes us with your hipster elitism bullshit and then you go and complain that there's no new users.  Has it hit you dumb fucks that this cultish belief system is what is wrong with us in the first place?  That's why there needs to be a post power shift from John, Diego and Jim Gaynor to Braden, Frank, and Treet, who are the most likeable people in our group.

Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on August 28, 2016, 05:14:40 am
This is why no one likes us with your hipster elitism bullshit and then you go and complain that there's no new users.

I'd argue that bashing the Transformers movies isn't exactly "hipster elitism bullshit", but at the same time, yeah, I can see where you're coming from.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 28, 2016, 12:26:02 pm
I watched 20 minutes of Revenge of the Fallen and gave up.
A wise decision.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 28, 2016, 06:21:18 pm
Florence Foster Jenkins: 4/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 28, 2016, 07:34:55 pm
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is my first 9/10 of the year.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 28, 2016, 10:21:55 pm
The Sea of Trees: 4/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 28, 2016, 11:03:06 pm
Commando (1985): 8/10
Cheesy as hell, but in a good way. Love you, Arnie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on August 28, 2016, 11:15:55 pm
The Sea of Trees: 4/10
How was the cast overall?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 28, 2016, 11:19:41 pm
The Sea of Trees: 4/10
How was the cast overall?
They were good, aside from this one unintentionally hilarious sequence with McConaughey: https://vine.co/v/5bDIV0rtUxL
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: MoviePerson on August 29, 2016, 07:15:34 am
I made my first trip to the cinema last week (day after my birthday, in fact) with my family to see Finding Dory. Yeah, yeah, animated movies, Pixar movies, whatever.

I really liked it. I haven't been in to much Pixar movies since Toy Story 3 (Cars 2 was real bad, Brave was mediocre-to-bad, Monsters University was okay but not great, Inside Out was nothing special and I didn't even see The Good Dinosaur). The technical side of the film is unsurprisingly impressive. I didn't see it in 3D or anything, but Pixar's animation is always quite pretty, even if the style can sometimes be a bit too repetitive (a Disney problem in general). What I really liked was that they blew through all the typical sequel nonsense very early on in the film, so it didn't feel very much like pandering or condescension for the most part. The newly-introduced characters were allowed to develop on their own, and the central plot didn't feel entirely like a rehash of the original. There are moments here and there where the humour is a bit hit-or-miss, but the film usually knew when to dial it back to avoid groans.

I don't personally really subscribe to number ratings anymore (or ratings for films/TV/games at all), so I don't know what to say of it. But yeah, super-enjoyable. Not as good as the original, but that's a matter of context too.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 29, 2016, 07:21:42 am
Inside Out was nothing special

Gonna need an explanation for this.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on August 29, 2016, 09:09:40 am
The Sea of Trees: 4/10
How was the cast overall?
They were good, aside from this one unintentionally hilarious sequence with McConaughey: https://vine.co/v/5bDIV0rtUxL
Damn, this makes me wanna see it for comedic purposes. Could this be the next Gods of Egypt?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 29, 2016, 11:33:05 am
I made my first trip to the cinema last week (day after my birthday, in fact) with my family to see Finding Dory. Yeah, yeah, animated movies, Pixar movies, whatever.

I really liked it. I haven't been in to much Pixar movies since Toy Story 3 (Cars 2 was real bad, Brave was mediocre-to-bad, Monsters University was okay but not great, Inside Out was nothing special and I didn't even see The Good Dinosaur). The technical side of the film is unsurprisingly impressive. I didn't see it in 3D or anything, but Pixar's animation is always quite pretty, even if the style can sometimes be a bit too repetitive (a Disney problem in general). What I really liked was that they blew through all the typical sequel nonsense very early on in the film, so it didn't feel very much like pandering or condescension for the most part. The newly-introduced characters were allowed to develop on their own, and the central plot didn't feel entirely like a rehash of the original. There are moments here and there where the humour is a bit hit-or-miss, but the film usually knew when to dial it back to avoid groans.

I don't personally really subscribe to number ratings anymore (or ratings for films/TV/games at all), so I don't know what to say of it. But yeah, super-enjoyable. Not as good as the original, but that's a matter of context too.

Inside Out: 10/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 29, 2016, 05:39:13 pm
Blood Father: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Man With No Name on August 29, 2016, 08:14:35 pm
Blazing Saddles 8/10

RIP Gene Wilder
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 29, 2016, 08:19:18 pm
Favorite characters are still Shia Ladouche's parents.
I'm going to need an explanation for this.

Wait, is this an unpopular opinion?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on August 29, 2016, 08:23:40 pm
Favorite characters are still Shia Ladouche's parents.
I'm going to need an explanation for this.

Wait, is this an unpopular opinion?
Yes.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 29, 2016, 08:34:05 pm
Favorite characters are still Shia Ladouche's parents.
I'm going to need an explanation for this.
Wait, is this an unpopular opinion?
Even people who like the films can't stand those characters.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 29, 2016, 08:51:54 pm
Favorite characters are still Shia Ladouche's parents.
I'm going to need an explanation for this.

Wait, is this an unpopular opinion?
A lot of people think they're the worst parts lol.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 29, 2016, 08:57:19 pm
Well, jeez. I didn't know that. I mean, really though, who's supposed to be the best character in the movies then? John Travolta embarrassing himself? Shia LaButthole? Certainly not Megan Fox, right? And the Transformers themselves don't even have personalities, so... uh... yeah. Not a lot of competition.

The way I see it, the parents are the only people who the audience can really relate to in those movies (in the first film, at least). Sure, they're cartoony and dumb. A lot of movie parents are. They kind of remind me of Mike's parents in Stranger Things. Out of the loop, sentimental, bumbling... I dunno. I like them. Given that most of Michael Bay's humor mainly stems from racial stereotypes and homophobia, I thought they were a welcome bit of comic relief.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 29, 2016, 09:00:29 pm
Well, jeez. I didn't know that. I mean, really though, who's supposed to be the best character in the movies then? John Travolta embarrassing himself? Shia LaButthole? Certainly not Megan Fox, right? And the Transformers themselves don't even have personalities, so... uh... yeah. Not a lot of competition.

The way I see it, the parents are the only people who the audience can really relate to in those movies (in the first film, at least). Sure, they're cartoony and dumb. A lot of movie parents are. They kind of remind me of Mike's parents in Stranger Things. Out of the loop, sentimental, bumbling... I dunno. I like them. Given that most of Michael Bay's humor mainly stems from racial stereotypes and homophobia, I thought they were a welcome bit of comic relief.
I don't recall Terl of Psychlo being in these movies.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 29, 2016, 09:02:09 pm
Well, jeez. I didn't know that. I mean, really though, who's supposed to be the best character in the movies then? John Travolta embarrassing himself? Shia LaButthole? Certainly not Megan Fox, right? And the Transformers themselves don't even have personalities, so... uh... yeah. Not a lot of competition.

The way I see it, the parents are the only people who the audience can really relate to in those movies (in the first film, at least). Sure, they're cartoony and dumb. A lot of movie parents are. They kind of remind me of Mike's parents in Stranger Things. Out of the loop, sentimental, bumbling... I dunno. I like them. Given that most of Michael Bay's humor mainly stems from racial stereotypes and homophobia, I thought they were a welcome bit of comic relief.
I don't recall Terl of Psychlo being in these movies.

Damn, I just John Travoltafied John Tuturro's name.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 29, 2016, 09:05:49 pm
Since we're back to discussing Transformers, ever notice how the end of the first film had Bumblebee getting back his voice yet it's totally gone in the sequels?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on August 29, 2016, 09:50:13 pm
The way I see it, the parents are the only people who the audience can really relate to in those movies (in the first film, at least).

I prefer Generic-Excuse-for-Military-**** #1 and #2.

At least they're tolerable.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on August 30, 2016, 12:53:07 am
Since we're back to discussing Transformers, ever notice how the end of the first film had Bumblebee getting back his voice yet it's totally gone in the sequels?
In ROTF, Sam tells Michaela that Bee was faking voice problems. I can't imagine why... but he's more entertaining that way anyway.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 30, 2016, 01:29:11 am
Since we're back to discussing Transformers, ever notice how the end of the first film had Bumblebee getting back his voice yet it's totally gone in the sequels?
In ROTF, Sam tells Michaela that Bee was faking voice problems. I can't imagine why... but he's more entertaining that way anyway.
So why would he still be faking it three years after ROTF (DOTM) and another five years after that (AOE)?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on August 30, 2016, 04:11:31 pm
Don't Breathe 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on August 30, 2016, 11:00:16 pm
Hard Target 2: 2/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 01, 2016, 03:19:53 am
Modern Times: 8/10

Turns out my "lab" in Film Aesthetics is literally just watching movies. Sweet. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 01, 2016, 11:16:53 pm
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (rewatch): 9/10

Highlander: The Search for Vengeance - 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 02, 2016, 01:28:20 am
I guess the last new release I saw was a little independent action/horror movie called Daylight's End. Pretty cool. Pretty fun. For a budget movie, it felt like they really maximized every penny they had. 8/10, cus I appreciate when indie filmmakers make something out of very little.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 02, 2016, 05:06:05 am
Halfway through Southboud. Really liking it so far.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 02, 2016, 12:51:52 pm
Sort of saw Sausage Party the other day, but it was with a big group and we were talking for most of the movie so I can't really say much. What I saw was okay.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 02, 2016, 01:01:26 pm
Sort of saw Sausage Party the other day, but it was with a big group and we were talking for most of the movie so I can't really say much. What I saw was okay.
Eh, for me,  the laughs were sporadic at best, the food orgy scene is probably one of the worst scenes in this year, and they blatantly rehashed a frame of animation (the dude waking up and opening the store). Still, it was a lot better than I thought it'll been. Stoner humor is my guilty pleasure, sorry Kashmir.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on September 02, 2016, 01:39:09 pm
Ghost in the Shell: 7.5/10

Sausage Party: 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 02, 2016, 01:56:25 pm
I finally cracked under pressure and paid to see Star Trek: Beyond in theaters.

It was as bad as I expected.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 02, 2016, 02:01:10 pm
I finally **** under pressure and paid to see Star Trek: Beyond in theaters.

It was as bad as I expected.
Imo, it felt like a big-budget version of TOS.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 02, 2016, 02:12:49 pm
I finally **** under pressure and paid to see Star Trek: Beyond in theaters.

It was as bad as I expected.
Imo, it felt like a big-budget version of TOS.

Why does this forum censor "cracked?"

And yeah, I guess it was better than Wrath of Khan (2013), just from the perspective that it wasn't remaking one of my favorite movies. But it still failed on more or less the same levels as its predecessors. Unfunny banter (are we sure they didn't contract out to Marvel for the script?), unconvincing relationships between the characters, poorly filmed action, an uninteresting villain, predictability... yeah. I could go on.

What bothers me most about these movies, though, is that they've really fucked up the Kirk/Spock dynamic, which is integral to any Star Trek story. Three movies in, and I still don't know why these guys are friends. I'm not even sure if they like each other. The writing fails here, but at the same time, Chris Pine just ain't no William Shatner. And Zachary Quinto sure as hell ain't no Leonard Nimoy.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 02, 2016, 03:02:30 pm
I finally cracked under pressure and paid to see Star Trek: Beyond in theaters.

It was as bad as I expected.
I thought that one was really good honestly. Perfect as summer blockbuster entertainment.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 02, 2016, 03:35:45 pm
I finally cracked under pressure and paid to see Star Trek: Beyond in theaters.

It was as bad as I expected.
I thought that one was really good honestly. Perfect as summer blockbuster entertainment.

You ever see TOS?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 02, 2016, 05:53:41 pm
I finally cracked under pressure and paid to see Star Trek: Beyond in theaters.

It was as bad as I expected.
I thought that one was really good honestly. Perfect as summer blockbuster entertainment.

You ever see TOS?
Parents rented it from the library when I was younger and we watched a few episodes. All I remember is everyone laughing at how bad the effects/sets were.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 02, 2016, 05:57:33 pm
Decided to watch Hot Fuzz and give the Wright/Pegg/Frost crew another shot even though I wasn't a fan of The World's End at all. Given all the praise this movie received I was honestly expecting something good...needless to say I was hopelessly let down. This thing was an absolute piece of shit. Starts out okay but goes off the rails much like The World's End. I chuckled once or twice throughout this retarded piece of ****. I get that it's a parody but it still didn't have to be so laugh free and flagrantly idiotic. I'll give it a generous 3/10 cause the two leads are good and the first half was watchable.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 02, 2016, 05:58:52 pm
I finally cracked under pressure and paid to see Star Trek: Beyond in theaters.

It was as bad as I expected.
I thought that one was really good honestly. Perfect as summer blockbuster entertainment.

You ever see TOS?
Parents rented it from the library when I was younger and we watched a few episodes. All I remember is everyone laughing at how bad the effects/sets were.

That's funny... because the rest of the normal world laughs at you weird ass vegetarians fucks.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 02, 2016, 06:03:39 pm
I finally cracked under pressure and paid to see Star Trek: Beyond in theaters.

It was as bad as I expected.
I didn't hate it, but I felt rather underwhelmed by it. Elba was wasted as Malekith's cousin.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 02, 2016, 06:12:29 pm
Decided to watch Hot Fuzz and give the Wright/Pegg/Frost crew another shot even though I wasn't a fan of The World's End at all. Given all the praise this movie received I was honestly expecting something good...needless to say I was hopelessly let down. This thing was an absolute piece of shit. Starts out okay but goes off the rails much like The World's End. I chuckled once or twice throughout this retarded piece of ****. I get that it's a parody but it still didn't have to be so laugh free and flagrantly idiotic. I'll give it a generous 3/10 cause the two leads are good and the first half was watchable.
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Deadpool is just as retarded and self-aware, but in a much enjoyable and intelligent way in Hot Fuzz, but that gets a 9.5/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 02, 2016, 06:18:29 pm
Decided to watch Hot Fuzz and give the Wright/Pegg/Frost crew another shot even though I wasn't a fan of The World's End at all. Given all the praise this movie received I was honestly expecting something good...needless to say I was hopelessly let down. This thing was an absolute piece of shit. Starts out okay but goes off the rails much like The World's End. I chuckled once or twice throughout this retarded piece of ****. I get that it's a parody but it still didn't have to be so laugh free and flagrantly idiotic. I'll give it a generous 3/10 cause the two leads are good and the first half was watchable.
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Deadpool is just as retarded and self-aware, but in a much enjoyable and intelligent way in Hot Fuzz, but that gets a 9.5/10
While that score was admittedly too high and has declined, at least Deadpool was funny and entertaining.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 02, 2016, 06:25:05 pm
I finally cracked under pressure and paid to see Star Trek: Beyond in theaters.

It was as bad as I expected.
I thought that one was really good honestly. Perfect as summer blockbuster entertainment.

You ever see TOS?
Parents rented it from the library when I was younger and we watched a few episodes. All I remember is everyone laughing at how bad the effects/sets were.

Yeah... because special effects make or break a TV show.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 02, 2016, 06:31:29 pm
Decided to watch Hot Fuzz and give the Wright/Pegg/Frost crew another shot even though I wasn't a fan of The World's End at all. Given all the praise this movie received I was honestly expecting something good...needless to say I was hopelessly let down. This thing was an absolute piece of shit. Starts out okay but goes off the rails much like The World's End. I chuckled once or twice throughout this retarded piece of ****. I get that it's a parody but it still didn't have to be so laugh free and flagrantly idiotic. I'll give it a generous 3/10 cause the two leads are good and the first half was watchable.
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Deadpool is just as retarded and self-aware, but in a much enjoyable and intelligent way in Hot Fuzz, but that gets a 9.5/10
While that score was admittedly too high and has declined, at least Deadpool was funny and entertaining.
Irony, although I admittedly  laughed at Deadpool, I couldn't shrug off the generic origin story that, although differently presented, it's only window dressing to what really is; and like I said before, I cannot recall a single joke from that movie, meanwhile "The greater good" line , and the whole montage of Pegg holding that plant in his way to the town still makes me chuckle thinking about them. But in the end, humor is extremely subjective, and I'm honestly dissapointed that you didn't enjoy it.

Point in case, Paasche, I recommend you to watch more movies that are self-aware, oh, and watch Airplane! Best comedy of all time.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 02, 2016, 06:32:46 pm
Decided to watch Hot Fuzz and give the Wright/Pegg/Frost crew another shot even though I wasn't a fan of The World's End at all. Given all the praise this movie received I was honestly expecting something good...needless to say I was hopelessly let down. This thing was an absolute piece of shit. Starts out okay but goes off the rails much like The World's End. I chuckled once or twice throughout this retarded piece of ****. I get that it's a parody but it still didn't have to be so laugh free and flagrantly idiotic. I'll give it a generous 3/10 cause the two leads are good and the first half was watchable.

Okay, I'll just say this... yeah, it's not great. I don't like Pegg/Frost very much at all. Paul is straight-up horrible, The World's End is just generic formula, and Shaun of the Dead didn't make me laugh at all. Raynor's still right though. 9/10 for Deadpool and a 3/10 for this? What are you on?

I felt bad before about saying Deadpool was retarded/idiotic, but after reading this, I don't feel the need to censor myself anymore. Hot Fuzz is, by all measures, a far funnier and better-constructed movie. And the fact that the British-- a group of people who think that a man dressing up as a woman is the pinnacle of all humor (humour?)-- can make a movie funnier than Deadpool illustrates what a colossally dull and unfunny film that is.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 02, 2016, 07:04:49 pm
I finally cracked under pressure and paid to see Star Trek: Beyond in theaters.

It was as bad as I expected.
I thought that one was really good honestly. Perfect as summer blockbuster entertainment.

You ever see TOS?
Parents rented it from the library when I was younger and we watched a few episodes. All I remember is everyone laughing at how bad the effects/sets were.

Yeah... because special effects make or break a TV show.
When did I say that? I never even gave an opinion on the show, seeing as I've only watched like 3 episodes. I'm just telling you what I remember...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 02, 2016, 07:05:51 pm
Decided to watch Hot Fuzz and give the Wright/Pegg/Frost crew another shot even though I wasn't a fan of The World's End at all. Given all the praise this movie received I was honestly expecting something good...needless to say I was hopelessly let down. This thing was an absolute piece of shit. Starts out okay but goes off the rails much like The World's End. I chuckled once or twice throughout this retarded piece of ****. I get that it's a parody but it still didn't have to be so laugh free and flagrantly idiotic. I'll give it a generous 3/10 cause the two leads are good and the first half was watchable.
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Deadpool is just as retarded and self-aware, but in a much enjoyable and intelligent way in Hot Fuzz, but that gets a 9.5/10
While that score was admittedly too high and has declined, at least Deadpool was funny and entertaining.
Irony, although I admittedly  laughed at Deadpool, I couldn't shrug off the generic origin story that, although differently presented, it's only window dressing to what really is; and like I said before, I cannot recall a single joke from that movie, meanwhile "The greater good" line , and the whole montage of Pegg holding that plant in his way to the town still makes me chuckle thinking about them. But in the end, humor is extremely subjective, and I'm honestly dissapointed that you didn't enjoy it.

Point in case, Paasche, I recommend you to watch more movies that are self-aware, oh, and watch Airplane! Best comedy of all time.
I've seen Airplane!, remember enjoying it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 02, 2016, 07:09:36 pm
Decided to watch Hot Fuzz and give the Wright/Pegg/Frost crew another shot even though I wasn't a fan of The World's End at all. Given all the praise this movie received I was honestly expecting something good...needless to say I was hopelessly let down. This thing was an absolute piece of shit. Starts out okay but goes off the rails much like The World's End. I chuckled once or twice throughout this retarded piece of ****. I get that it's a parody but it still didn't have to be so laugh free and flagrantly idiotic. I'll give it a generous 3/10 cause the two leads are good and the first half was watchable.

Okay, I'll just say this... yeah, it's not great. I don't like Pegg/Frost very much at all. Paul is straight-up horrible, The World's End is just generic formula, and Shaun of the Dead didn't make me laugh at all. Raynor's still right though. 9/10 for Deadpool and a 3/10 for this? What are you on?

I felt bad before about saying Deadpool was retarded/idiotic, but after reading this, I don't feel the need to censor myself anymore. Hot Fuzz is, by all measures, a far funnier and better-constructed movie. And the fact that the British-- a group of people who think that a man dressing up as a woman is the pinnacle of all humor (humour?)-- can make a movie funnier than Deadpool illustrates what a colossally dull and unfunny film that is.
Look, I wasn't the one comparing this and Deadpool. However, I'm fine doing that and definitively saying that Deadpool was, for me, much more enjoyable in every conceivable way. Both films use a generic storyline as a way of parodying their genres; the difference was that I actually laughed and had fun watching Deadpool whereas Hot Fuzz elicited no more than 2 chuckles from me and forced me to pause with about 30 minutes left.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 02, 2016, 07:10:41 pm
Shit, did I leave the stove on?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 02, 2016, 07:16:48 pm
Shit, did I leave the stove on?

I expect some "funny" ratings for this comedy gold.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 02, 2016, 07:46:19 pm
I finally cracked under pressure and paid to see Star Trek: Beyond in theaters.

It was as bad as I expected.
I thought that one was really good honestly. Perfect as summer blockbuster entertainment.

You ever see TOS?
Parents rented it from the library when I was younger and we watched a few episodes. All I remember is everyone laughing at how bad the effects/sets were.

Yeah... because special effects make or break a TV show.
When did I say that? I never even gave an opinion on the show, seeing as I've only watched like 3 episodes. I'm just telling you what I remember...

Whatever. Just saying... your comment saddened me greatly. Maybe modern audiences can't appreciate the Star Trek I grew up with. Maybe they need JJ Abrams and Company to spell things out for them if they're going to get involved in the story. After having their brains saturated with CGI and spectacle in movies like Wrath of Khan (2013), people will be unable to look back on TOS and appreciate how the simplicity of its effects led to incredible ingenuity in every possible regard. They'll just laugh at it.

It's a depressing thought.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 02, 2016, 09:08:48 pm
Watching Monty Python's Life of Brian. It is fucking hilarious
Edit: Had to stop it, resuming tomorrow.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 02, 2016, 09:58:47 pm
The Light Between Oceans: 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 03, 2016, 12:26:56 am
Phenomena confused me greatly.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on September 03, 2016, 12:43:17 am
Phenomena confused me greatly.
One of my favourite films.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 03, 2016, 12:52:24 am
Phenomena confused me greatly.
One of my favourite films.

I think I need you to explain a few things to me...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 03, 2016, 04:39:27 am
Had a double screening of Dude Bro Party Massacre III and World of Tomorrow tonight. It was one of the more interesting two hours of my life, that's for sure.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: MoviePerson on September 03, 2016, 09:20:24 am
So I watched The Nice Guys the other day, and I liked that too. As everyone else says, Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe were really great. As two lead characters, they were very well written as affectionate stereotypes with a healthy dose of 21st Century humour thrown in (especially in Gosling's case). The chemistry between the two was the highlight, and they seemed to bring the comedic best out of one another in the context of the film. Shane Black's script and direction were both really enjoyable, with most of the subtle humour really hitting the mark, I felt. As well as that, the stylish 70s pastiche was rendered quite enjoyably so as to evoke other LA-set films like L.A. Confidential or Boogie Nights.

Some things I disliked a little were the more overt jokes. Sometimes the big laugh moments for Gosling's character felt a little easy or generic. It felt a little as thought Black fit him into a very common "lovable screw-up" template at some points, and it didn't mesh well with the more serious elements of his character as the film developed. It also contrasted with Crowe's character, who remained consistent throughout, balancing the humour and the drama well. The plot and development was also a little predictable. The characters and their stories were very well-executed, but the story in which they were placed felt a little run-of-the-mill. The climax of the noir plot was a big action set-piece, and while it was very well put-together and enjoyable (and didn't lose any of the film's humour), it didn't feel like as sophisticated a conclusion as the noir-styled film could have executed.

Overall, definitely more good than bad. Great acting all-round. Crowe is super-surprising and fun in a comedic role and Gosling is as funny as usual. The rest of the cast fits well, and the casting of Kim Basinger is a good nod to L.A. Confidential. The skeleton of the film is a little predictable, but everything around that, and within it is so light and effortlessly enjoyable that it's not hard to forgive.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Catbus! on September 03, 2016, 09:55:35 am
Phenomena confused me greatly.
One of my favourite films.

I think I need you to explain a few things to me...

There's a little confusion here. This is actually the one Braden's talking about:
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Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 03, 2016, 12:34:59 pm
The Arrival: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 03, 2016, 01:12:01 pm
The Arrival: 8/10

I'm going to assume you saw the Charlie Sheen one.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 03, 2016, 02:12:55 pm
Kubo was absolutely fantastic.  Easy 10/10 for me.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 03, 2016, 02:14:30 pm
Kubo was absolutely fantastic.  Easy 10/10 for me.

Was going to see this on Thursday but one of my friends said the animation looked "faggy." Ended up seeing Star Trek Beyond instead, after which he got angry at me for not liking the film.

I need new friends.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 03, 2016, 02:16:19 pm
Kubo was absolutely fantastic.  Easy 10/10 for me.

Was going to see this on Thursday but one of my friends said the animation looked "faggy." Ended up seeing Star Trek Beyond instead, after which he got angry at me for not liking the film.

I need new friends.

Your friend is sad, and this is coming from someone who liked Beyond.

The animation is honestly some of the best I've seen.  Took 5 years to make and it really shows in the quality of the work.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 03, 2016, 02:18:19 pm
Kubo was absolutely fantastic.  Easy 10/10 for me.

Was going to see this on Thursday but one of my friends said the animation looked "faggy." Ended up seeing Star Trek Beyond instead, after which he got angry at me for not liking the film.

I need new friends.

Your friend is sad, and this is coming from someone who liked Beyond.

The animation is honestly some of the best I've seen.  Took 5 years to make and it really shows in the quality of the work.

The entire film looks faggy to me.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 03, 2016, 02:29:50 pm
Kubo was absolutely fantastic.  Easy 10/10 for me.

Was going to see this on Thursday but one of my friends said the animation looked "faggy." Ended up seeing Star Trek Beyond instead, after which he got angry at me for not liking the film.

I need new friends.

Your friend is sad, and this is coming from someone who liked Beyond.

The animation is honestly some of the best I've seen.  Took 5 years to make and it really shows in the quality of the work.

The entire film looks faggy to me.

Lol.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 03, 2016, 03:12:11 pm
The Arrival: 8/10

I'm going to assume you saw the Charlie Sheen one.
Correct.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 03, 2016, 03:36:58 pm
The Arrival: 8/10

I'm going to assume you saw the Charlie Sheen one.
Correct.

I love that one too.  Especially the little black alien at the end.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 03, 2016, 04:55:04 pm
Monty Python's Life of Brian is up there as one of the funniest comedies I've seen. 9.5/10

With this, it reinforces my thought that Sausage Party has no reason to exist.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 03, 2016, 04:58:39 pm
With this, it reinforces my thought that Sausage Party has no reason to exist.

Being a bit harsh to a movie you gave a 5/10, aren't you?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 03, 2016, 05:04:30 pm
Monty Python's Life of Brian is up there as one of the funniest comedies I've seen. 9.5/10

With this, it reinforces my thought that Sausage Party has no reason to exist.

As someone who dislikes Monty Python (and British humour in general), I like this movie a lot.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 03, 2016, 06:30:58 pm
Monty Python's Life of Brian is up there as one of the funniest comedies I've seen. 9.5/10

With this, it reinforces my thought that Sausage Party has no reason to exist.

As someone who dislikes Monty Python (and British humour in general), I like this movie a lot.
How shall we fuck off, O Lord?
With this, it reinforces my thought that Sausage Party has no reason to exist.

Being a bit harsh to a movie you gave a 5/10, aren't you?
Both movies tackle the subject of religion, and this one does it in a more clever way, and also it was a billion times funnier than Sausage Party.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on September 03, 2016, 06:45:06 pm
Zach and Miri Make a Porno 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 03, 2016, 08:04:40 pm
Monty Python's Life of Brian is up there as one of the funniest comedies I've seen. 9.5/10

With this, it reinforces my thought that Sausage Party has no reason to exist.

As someone who dislikes Monty Python (and British humour in general), I like this movie a lot.
How shall we fuck off, O Lord?
With this, it reinforces my thought that Sausage Party has no reason to exist.

Being a bit harsh to a movie you gave a 5/10, aren't you?
Both movies tackle the subject of religion, and this one does it in a more clever way, and also, it was a billion times funnier than Sausage Party.

Haven't seen Life of Brian so I can't compare it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 03, 2016, 08:04:59 pm
Liar Liar: 7.5/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 03, 2016, 09:51:31 pm
Morgan sucked. 3/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 03, 2016, 10:07:46 pm
Watching Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker. Expecting great things, in honor of Treet.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 03, 2016, 10:34:53 pm
Watching Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker. Expecting great things, in honor of Treet.
Have you ever even talked to Treet?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 03, 2016, 10:36:26 pm
Watching Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker. Expecting great things, in honor of Treet.
Have you ever even talked to Treet?

Yes.  But under his Jack Ruby handle.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 03, 2016, 10:38:17 pm
Watching Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker. Expecting great things, in honor of Treet.
Have you ever even talked to Treet?
Of course not, but I recall seeing some of Tarkovsky's filmography. Man,  I should stop referecing users that I didn't even have a verbal exchange to begin with.
Watching Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker. Expecting great things, in honor of Treet.
Have you ever even talked to Treet?

Yes.  But under his Jack Ruby handle.
Uh-huh.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 03, 2016, 10:47:59 pm
Zach and Miri Make a Porno 6/10
Tbh, I'm not a fan of that one.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 03, 2016, 10:49:50 pm
Zach and Miri Make a Porno 6/10
Tbh, I'm not a fan of that one.
Thought it was okay.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on September 04, 2016, 12:37:26 am
Decided to watch Hot Fuzz and give the Wright/Pegg/Frost crew another shot even though I wasn't a fan of The World's End at all. Given all the praise this movie received I was honestly expecting something good...needless to say I was hopelessly let down. This thing was an absolute piece of shit. Starts out okay but goes off the rails much like The World's End. I chuckled once or twice throughout this retarded piece of ****. I get that it's a parody but it still didn't have to be so laugh free and flagrantly idiotic. I'll give it a generous 3/10 cause the two leads are good and the first half was watchable.
Disappoining film. Shaun of the Dead is the best, IMO.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on September 04, 2016, 12:52:29 am
Decided to watch Hot Fuzz and give the Wright/Pegg/Frost crew another shot even though I wasn't a fan of The World's End at all. Given all the praise this movie received I was honestly expecting something good...needless to say I was hopelessly let down. This thing was an absolute piece of shit. Starts out okay but goes off the rails much like The World's End. I chuckled once or twice throughout this retarded piece of ****. I get that it's a parody but it still didn't have to be so laugh free and flagrantly idiotic. I'll give it a generous 3/10 cause the two leads are good and the first half was watchable.
This must be a joke.  I don't see how anyone could call one of the most clever - and graceful - parody films ever made a "retarded piece of starstarstarstar".  Isn't Paasche supposed to be one of the intelligent users?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 04, 2016, 12:56:38 am
Decided to watch Hot Fuzz and give the Wright/Pegg/Frost crew another shot even though I wasn't a fan of The World's End at all. Given all the praise this movie received I was honestly expecting something good...needless to say I was hopelessly let down. This thing was an absolute piece of shit. Starts out okay but goes off the rails much like The World's End. I chuckled once or twice throughout this retarded piece of ****. I get that it's a parody but it still didn't have to be so laugh free and flagrantly idiotic. I'll give it a generous 3/10 cause the two leads are good and the first half was watchable.
This must be a joke.  I don't see how anyone could call one of the most clever - and graceful - parody films ever made a "retarded piece of starstarstarstar".  Isn't Paasche supposed to be one of the intelligent users?


Nothing about Hot Fuzz was graceful or starstarstarstar.  It's boring.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 04, 2016, 12:59:44 am
Hot Fuzz is boring.
I'm having extreme difficulty comprehending this...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on September 04, 2016, 01:00:31 am
Rewatched Star Trek '09 and Into Darkness, then finally saw Beyond.


Star Trek (2009): 6.5/10. I still take issue with Kirk's aggressively dickish character, the absurdly rushed and muddled plot, and Eric Bana's laughably miscast villain performance, but I nonetheless enjoyed this film much more than I used to. The dialogue was smart, the action and camera work was spectacular, and I enjoyed Spock's character arc quite a bit.

Star Trek Into Darkness: 8/10. A vast improvement over its predecessor with a much more coherent plot, better characters, a much better villain, and significantly more emotional depth that had me hooked from the first minute. My only real issue with it was Admiral Marcus's confusing subplot, and for that matter a pretty wooden performance from Peter Weller.

Star Trek Beyond: 7.5/10. It loses some focus around the third act, and Justin Lin isn't quite as good a director of action as Abrams, but it's nonetheless an extremely engrossing sequel with probably the best character writing of the franchise, a more tense and desolate feel than its predecessors, and superb makeup effects. Definitely a quality way to end an extremely disappointing cinematic summer.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 04, 2016, 01:09:31 am
Hot Fuzz is boring.
I'm having extreme difficulty comprehending this...

Fell asleep the first time I watched it..
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 04, 2016, 01:23:21 am
I honestly do not know how people can fell asleep while watching a movie. The only instance of that happening to me was with War Horse. Fell asleep in 3 consecutive attempts at trying to watch it, forcing me to replay it, finally watched in full in the fourth attempt, only to find that it was a piece of shit.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 04, 2016, 01:24:57 am
I honestly do not know how people can fell asleep while watching a movie. The only instance of that happening to me was with War Horse. Fell asleep in 3 consecutive attempts at trying to watch it, forcing me to replay it, finally watched in full in the fourth attempt, only to find that it was a piece of shit.
I fall asleep when it's late and I try to watch films, or just sometimes when I'm on my couch at home. For some reason that couch is just super easy to fall asleep on lol. I used to never fall asleep watching movies but it's been happening more recently (past year or two) for some reason.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 04, 2016, 01:32:18 am
I honestly do not know how people can fell asleep while watching a movie. The only instance of that happening to me was with War Horse. Fell asleep in 3 consecutive attempts at trying to watch it, forcing me to replay it, finally watched in full in the fourth attempt, only to find that it was a piece of shit.
I fall asleep when it's late and I try to watch films, or just sometimes when I'm on my couch at home. For some reason that couch is just super easy to fall asleep on lol. I used to never fall asleep watching movies but it's been happening more recently (past year or two) for some reason.
Ja! For my part, if I don't feel in the right state of mind to watch a movie, I'll just stop it and resume it some time later (Ironically, I just paused Stalker to go to sleep and resume it tomorrow). I don't feel like passing a judgement if I'm not in the right state of mind.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 04, 2016, 01:44:25 am
Star Trek Into Darkness: 8/10. A vast improvement over its predecessor with a much more coherent plot, better characters, a much better villain, and significantly more emotional depth that had me hooked from the first minute. My only real issue with it was Admiral Marcus's confusing subplot, and for that matter a pretty wooden performance from Peter Weller.


Have you seen The Wrath of Khan yet?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 04, 2016, 01:49:35 am
I honestly do not know how people can fell asleep while watching a movie. The only instance of that happening to me was with War Horse. Fell asleep in 3 consecutive attempts at trying to watch it, forcing me to replay it, finally watched in full in the fourth attempt, only to find that it was a piece of shit.
I fall asleep when it's late and I try to watch films, or just sometimes when I'm on my couch at home. For some reason that couch is just super easy to fall asleep on lol. I used to never fall asleep watching movies but it's been happening more recently (past year or two) for some reason.
Ja! For my part, if I don't feel in the right state of mind to watch a movie, I'll just stop it and resume it some time later.
That's definitely the smart thing to do, I just always think I can tough it out and not fall asleep before invariably falling asleep lol.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 04, 2016, 02:37:54 am
I honestly do not know how people can fell asleep while watching a movie.

You know, this is contradicted by this, right?

The only instance of that happening to me was with War Horse. Fell asleep in 3 consecutive attempts at trying to watch it, forcing me to replay it, finally watched in full in the fourth attempt, only to find that it was a piece of shit.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 04, 2016, 02:44:18 am
The Gold Rush: 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 04, 2016, 05:19:01 am
Hot Fuzz is a damn good film. I'm genuinely surprised Paasche doesn't like Edgar Wright's humor.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 04, 2016, 09:38:16 am
I honestly do not know how people can fell asleep while watching a movie.

You know, this is contradicted by this, right?

The only instance of that happening to me was with War Horse. Fell asleep in 3 consecutive attempts at trying to watch it, forcing me to replay it, finally watched in full in the fourth attempt, only to find that it was a piece of shit.
Sorry for my poor wording there. I failed to clarify that in that instance of me falling asleep happened like a couple of years ago, and never happened since.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 04, 2016, 10:38:06 am
Star Trek Into Darkness: 8/10. A vast improvement over its predecessor with a much more coherent plot, better characters, a much better villain, and significantly more emotional depth that had me hooked from the first minute. My only real issue with it was Admiral Marcus's confusing subplot, and for that matter a pretty wooden performance from Peter Weller.

Star Trek Beyond: 7.5/10. It loses some focus around the third act, and Justin Lin isn't quite as good a director of action as Abrams, but it's nonetheless an extremely engrossing sequel with probably the best character writing of the franchise, a more tense and desolate feel than its predecessors, and superb makeup effects. Definitely a quality way to end an extremely disappointing cinematic summer.
1. You had no issue with the ending? No matter how you slice it that movie's finale is insulting.

2. We probably have to agree to disagree here. I mostly found Beyond to be unremarkable.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 04, 2016, 11:57:38 am
Ratatouille was on Starz so I rewatched it for the first time in years.  Probably liked it more now that I'm a lot older and could understand more of the humor.  Great movie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 04, 2016, 01:25:26 pm
Finished watching Stalker...


That left me just completely speechless. Just a freaking masterpiece in every sense imaginable.
Gotta look for more interesting russian cinema.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on September 04, 2016, 02:30:22 pm
Don't Breathe was good. 7/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 04, 2016, 03:38:43 pm
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery - 2/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on September 04, 2016, 06:27:49 pm
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery - 2/10
Have you seen the Ridley Scott one?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 04, 2016, 07:14:27 pm
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery - 2/10
Have you seen the Ridley Scott one?
Yes, I have. It was mediocre. But it was a lot better than this.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 05, 2016, 12:17:33 am
Watching Videodrome right now. This is the most I've seen a household appliance sexualized since The Brave Little Toaster.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 05, 2016, 12:21:57 am
Watching Videodrome right now. This is the most I've seen a household appliance sexualized since The Brave Little Toaster.
Videodrome is tied with The Fly as my favorite Cronenberg film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 05, 2016, 12:29:22 am
I'm such a dumbass. First Phenomena, now this? My parents are never letting me add things to the Netflix queue again.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 05, 2016, 12:34:07 am
Danny, did you accidently slip on mobile again?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 05, 2016, 12:34:41 am
I'm such a dumbass. First Phenomena, now this? My parents are never letting me add things to the Netflix queue again.
I'm curious as to why Danny gave this a "Bad Spelling" rating...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 05, 2016, 12:40:51 am
I'm such a dumbass. First Phenomena, now this? My parents are never letting me add things to the Netflix queue again.
I'm curious as to why Danny gave this a "Bad Spelling" rating...
**** me, this was an actual slip on mobile.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on September 05, 2016, 12:45:15 am
Anchorman was a damn good time. 7.5/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 05, 2016, 12:46:57 am
I'm such a dumbass. First Phenomena, now this? My parents are never letting me add things to the Netflix queue again.
I'm curious as to why Danny gave this a "Bad Spelling" rating...
**** me, this was an actual slip on mobile.
"Dumb! Dumb! Dumb!" - Freakazoid
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 05, 2016, 12:47:29 am
Anchorman was a damn good time. 7.5/10.
I love lamp.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 05, 2016, 12:49:41 am
I'm such a dumbass. First Phenomena, now this? My parents are never letting me add things to the Netflix queue again.
I'm curious as to why Danny gave this a "Bad Spelling" rating...
**** me, this was an actual slip on mobile.

How come every time you slip on mobile, I get another negative rating? How about giving out a few "love" ratings by accident every now and then?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 05, 2016, 01:06:08 am
Anchorman was a damn good time. 7.5/10.
This rating put me in a glass case of emotion.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 05, 2016, 01:12:15 am
Don't Breathe

It was good.  But not good enough.  Felt that it was a bit too overcooked with the stylistic choices, much like Evil Dead (but to a far more tolerable degree).  I appreciated the editing and most of the sound design, however, I did not appreciate the inclusion of such hokey music to accompany certain scenes.  The acting from all four leads was great.  I loved the two tracking shots in the beginning of the film.  I liked quite a bit, actually.  There were moments where it was tense, specifically in the beginning.  However, there's a few things I didn't find all too stellar.  It got way too predictable near the end and lost a lot of that steam it had in the beginning.

Overall, it's a good, not great film.  I think Fede Alvarez's style would work better for non-horror films as he is far too, well, flashy for something that would've been far more effective with a sense of rawness and grime.  The film lacked that.

6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 05, 2016, 01:14:31 am
I'm such a dumbass. First Phenomena, now this? My parents are never letting me add things to the Netflix queue again.
I'm curious as to why Danny gave this a "Bad Spelling" rating...
**** me, this was an actual slip on mobile.

How come every time you slip on mobile, I get another negative rating? How about giving out a few "love" ratings by accident every now and then?
Happy, you needy ****?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on September 05, 2016, 01:24:12 am
Don't Breathe

It was good.  But not good enough.  Felt that it was a bit too overcooked with the stylistic choices, much like Evil Dead (but to a far more tolerable degree).  I appreciated the editing and most of the sound design, however, I did not appreciate the inclusion of such hokey music to accompany certain scenes.  The acting from all four leads was great.  I loved the two tracking shots in the beginning of the film.  I liked quite a bit, actually.  There were moments where it was tense, specifically in the beginning.  However, there's a few things I didn't find all too stellar.  It got way too predictable near the end and lost a lot of that steam it had in the beginning.

Overall, it's a good, not great film.  I think Fede Alvarez's style would work better for non-horror films as he is far too, well, flashy for something that would've been far more effective with a sense of rawness and grime.  The film lacked that.

6/10

I definitely agree, especially because of Alvarez's style. It's not so much due to his capabilities as a director, but instead the way he directs his stuff. Don't Breathe didn't feel like a horror film, it felt like a suspense thriller more than anything. And the trailer definitely gave way too much away, but I like the ending and I like the twist they had implemented with the Blind Man. It was effective and it felt like a deserved one, rather than a random out-from-left-field twist (such as the Blind Man not being blind after all, something Shamalalayalan would have done).

Compared to Green Room, this film is definitely inferior and that's because of the style both directors chose for their respective films. I mean, imagine if Saulnier had directed Don't Breathe (he wouldn't because that's not his cup of tea, but for argument's sake let's just say he did), it probably would have been a much tighter and much more brutally horrific film. Not only that, but I would wager that Saulnier would sacrifice a lot of the film's soundtrack in favor of silence for the majority of the film as that works better with this type of premise. Although Saulnier doesn't direct horror films, I still don't consider Don't Breathe a horror film, that's why I compare it to the likeness of Saulnier's work.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 05, 2016, 01:53:00 am
Happy, you needy ****?

I wasn't actually asking you to rate my comment as "love." I was asking a serious question. Your finger seems to "slip" in just the right places to piss me off.




Anyway, Videodrome: 6/10. I liked parts of this movie a lot. There are clearly good ideas present, and the performances overall felt real. In the end though, I feel that its style defeats its message. I do like Cronenberg, but I'd be interested to see another director's take on this kind of material. When your main character has a tumor in his brain and his entire perception of reality is warped, it's like giving the screenwriter a blank check to do whatever he wants with. Fuck restraint. Anything goes. I dunno, it's hard for me to get invested in a movie that is clearly trying way too hard to freak me out every thirty seconds. I might just be getting a little tired of movies that rely so heavily on social commentary without delivering from a narrative perspective. Sometimes with these unreliable narrator movies, you get to the end and there's some revelation that allows you to rewatch the movie with fresh eyes and it blows your mind. Videodrome doesn't bother with that kind of thing because there is simply no real-world explanation for these hallucinations. They're just not real. That's as much thought as you can really put into it. I guess the rest of the enjoyment you're supposed to get out of the movie stems from the social commentary, but like I said, that wasn't enough for me.

Still contemplating Phenomena. It's growing on me the more I think about it. Though I'm starting to realize why Braden ignores complaints about acting in movies... the supporting performances in this movie were laugh-out-loud bad. Other parts of the movie kept me invested in it, but man, Jennifer Connelly's roommate was distractingly awful.

That ending though...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 05, 2016, 01:55:54 am
Don't Breathe

It was good.  But not good enough.  Felt that it was a bit too overcooked with the stylistic choices, much like Evil Dead (but to a far more tolerable degree).  I appreciated the editing and most of the sound design, however, I did not appreciate the inclusion of such hokey music to accompany certain scenes.  The acting from all four leads was great.  I loved the two tracking shots in the beginning of the film.  I liked quite a bit, actually.  There were moments where it was tense, specifically in the beginning.  However, there's a few things I didn't find all too stellar.  It got way too predictable near the end and lost a lot of that steam it had in the beginning.

Overall, it's a good, not great film.  I think Fede Alvarez's style would work better for non-horror films as he is far too, well, flashy for something that would've been far more effective with a sense of rawness and grime.  The film lacked that.

6/10

I definitely agree, especially because of Alvarez's style. It's not so much due to his capabilities as a director, but instead the way he directs his stuff. Don't Breathe didn't feel like a horror film, it felt like a suspense thriller more than anything. And the trailer definitely gave way too much away, but I like the ending and I like the twist they had implemented with the Blind Man. It was effective and it felt like a deserved one, rather than a random out-from-left-field twist (such as the Blind Man not being blind after all, something Shamalalayalan would have done).

Compared to Green Room, this film is definitely inferior and that's because of the style both directors chose for their respective films. I mean, imagine if Saulnier had directed Don't Breathe (he wouldn't because that's not his cup of tea, but for argument's sake let's just say he did), it probably would have been a much tighter and much more brutally horrific film. Not only that, but I would wager that Saulnier would sacrifice a lot of the film's soundtrack in favor of silence for the majority of the film as that works better with this type of premise. Although Saulnier doesn't direct horror films, I still don't consider Don't Breathe a horror film, that's why I compare it to the likeness of Saulnier's work.

Green Room felt more or less like a horror film than a thriller.  There were moments of pure horror.  Sure, maybe not a jump scare, but I was far more scared for the characters in Green Room, despite them not really being developed.  It has all to do with the shocking violence. 
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on September 05, 2016, 02:35:21 am
Don't Breathe

It was good.  But not good enough.  Felt that it was a bit too overcooked with the stylistic choices, much like Evil Dead (but to a far more tolerable degree).  I appreciated the editing and most of the sound design, however, I did not appreciate the inclusion of such hokey music to accompany certain scenes.  The acting from all four leads was great.  I loved the two tracking shots in the beginning of the film.  I liked quite a bit, actually.  There were moments where it was tense, specifically in the beginning.  However, there's a few things I didn't find all too stellar.  It got way too predictable near the end and lost a lot of that steam it had in the beginning.

Overall, it's a good, not great film.  I think Fede Alvarez's style would work better for non-horror films as he is far too, well, flashy for something that would've been far more effective with a sense of rawness and grime.  The film lacked that.

6/10

I definitely agree, especially because of Alvarez's style. It's not so much due to his capabilities as a director, but instead the way he directs his stuff. Don't Breathe didn't feel like a horror film, it felt like a suspense thriller more than anything. And the trailer definitely gave way too much away, but I like the ending and I like the twist they had implemented with the Blind Man. It was effective and it felt like a deserved one, rather than a random out-from-left-field twist (such as the Blind Man not being blind after all, something Shamalalayalan would have done).

Compared to Green Room, this film is definitely inferior and that's because of the style both directors chose for their respective films. I mean, imagine if Saulnier had directed Don't Breathe (he wouldn't because that's not his cup of tea, but for argument's sake let's just say he did), it probably would have been a much tighter and much more brutally horrific film. Not only that, but I would wager that Saulnier would sacrifice a lot of the film's soundtrack in favor of silence for the majority of the film as that works better with this type of premise. Although Saulnier doesn't direct horror films, I still don't consider Don't Breathe a horror film, that's why I compare it to the likeness of Saulnier's work.

Green Room felt more or less like a horror film than a thriller.  There were moments of pure horror.  Sure, maybe not a jump scare, but I was far more scared for the characters in Green Room, despite them not really being developed.  It has all to do with the shocking violence. 
Spoiler (hover to show)

It's a horror film for reasons that don't typically define a film as horror. It's horror because of the brutality of it all. Not in the traditional sense where the film is out to get you terrified from mere monsters or ghosts, but its aim is much more sinister. It establishes characters that are completely and utterly defenseless with practically no hope for any of them. And the film delivers on that feeling. It's a sense of utter terror because you feel as though you are in that moment. We as people are mostly helpless when it comes to those types of situations and so seeing that in a film it immediately connects us to those characters even if none of us are punk rockers or if they aren't as developed as other characters. We see them as an extension of our own feeling of hopelessness and dread as the reality begins to sink in, the reality being that people will die. There is no happiness, there is no sense of fleeting narrow escapes. It's a film that aims to horrify you to the very core of your belief on whether or not you can survive situations like that (which by the end should solidify that feeling).

The film does flip the switch later on, but it felt very believable and earned (just like Don't Breathe). Green Room just handles everything so much more excellently and it has a lot more depth than Don't Breathe.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on September 05, 2016, 08:08:17 am
Don't Breathe

It was good.  But not good enough.  Felt that it was a bit too overcooked with the stylistic choices, much like Evil Dead (but to a far more tolerable degree).  I appreciated the editing and most of the sound design, however, I did not appreciate the inclusion of such hokey music to accompany certain scenes.  The acting from all four leads was great.  I loved the two tracking shots in the beginning of the film.  I liked quite a bit, actually.  There were moments where it was tense, specifically in the beginning.  However, there's a few things I didn't find all too stellar.  It got way too predictable near the end and lost a lot of that steam it had in the beginning.

Overall, it's a good, not great film.  I think Fede Alvarez's style would work better for non-horror films as he is far too, well, flashy for something that would've been far more effective with a sense of rawness and grime.  The film lacked that.

6/10
I'll give it a 7.  Better than most things I've seen this year...which doesn't say that much.  But it was a good time.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 05, 2016, 10:38:08 am
I'm such a dumbass. First Phenomena, now this? My parents are never letting me add things to the Netflix queue again.
I'm curious as to why Danny gave this a "Bad Spelling" rating...
**** me, this was an actual slip on mobile.

How come every time you slip on mobile, I get another negative rating? How about giving out a few "love" ratings by accident every now and then?

Oh snap!  I slipped.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 05, 2016, 01:40:49 pm
How Green Was My Valley: 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 05, 2016, 02:33:36 pm
How Green Was My Valley: 9/10

Oh snap!  I slipped.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 05, 2016, 07:57:12 pm
Hell or High Water: 9/10. Sadly, Hunt for the Wilderpeople's position as my favorite film of the year was short-lived. Man, I think this is the first movie this year I can say I legitimately loved. Other people need to see it.

Also, I think I've settled on a 6/10 for Phenomena, but I don't really feel comfortable giving it a number grade. That movie was all kinds of weird. Other people on here need to see this thing too...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 05, 2016, 07:58:24 pm
War Dogs: 8.5/10

Underrated as hell.  That was pretty damn great.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 05, 2016, 08:14:07 pm
Thor: The Dark World does not hold up well on a rewatch.

New score: 4/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 05, 2016, 08:27:22 pm
Hell or High Water: 9/10. Sadly, Hunt for the Wilderpeople's position as my favorite film of the year was short-lived. Man, I think this is the first movie this year I can say I legitimately loved. Other people need to see it.
I would very much like to check this one out eventually.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 05, 2016, 11:40:32 pm
Funny Face: 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 05, 2016, 11:58:42 pm
Hell or High Water: 9/10. Sadly, Hunt for the Wilderpeople's position as my favorite film of the year was short-lived. Man, I think this is the first movie this year I can say I legitimately loved. Other people need to see it.
I really want to see that one, sounds pretty cool and all the reactions have been positive.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 06, 2016, 07:27:42 pm
Southbound was good...maybe great....

Still deciding on a score.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 07, 2016, 12:49:05 am
Watched the first three Airport films. All of them get a 5/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 07, 2016, 08:45:20 pm
The Concorde: Airport '79 - 2/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 07, 2016, 10:14:29 pm
Decided to give Hardcore Henry a rewatch since it was available in Netflix.
Needless to say, my thoughts are still the same. 3/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 07, 2016, 11:59:51 pm
Proof of Life: 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 08, 2016, 12:14:28 am
Decided to give Hardcore Henry a rewatch since it was available in Netflix.
Needless to say, my thoughts are still the same. 3/10
Is it more or less watchable on a TV screen?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Catbus! on September 08, 2016, 12:24:35 am
Decided to give Hardcore Henry a rewatch since it was available in Netflix.
Needless to say, my thoughts are still the same. 3/10

Should have just watched Hardcore.
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Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 08, 2016, 03:45:29 am
Persepolis: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 08, 2016, 06:19:21 am
Decided to give Hardcore Henry a rewatch since it was available in Netflix.
Needless to say, my thoughts are still the same. 3/10
Is it more or less watchable on a TV screen?
Well, I watched it on my phone and didn't get motion sick, but yet again, I've played first person shooters and I got used to their gimmick. The cam is very shaky and unsteady, especially for the final act; but that's only one of the many complaints I have with the thing.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 09, 2016, 09:04:24 pm
Sully: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 10, 2016, 12:34:00 am
Rewatched The Truman Show...

Wipes off tears

That final act always breaks me, man...  :'(
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 10, 2016, 10:52:18 am
My brother is getting into the Harry Potter books, which in turn raised his curiosity for the movies. I joined him in watching The Sorceror's Stone because I figured I may as well see how they've aged (as the last time I saw any of the movies was roughly four or five years ago, when my standards were quite low).

I was never all that fond of the first two movies relative to the rest of the franchise (though Deathly Hallows Part 1 was still the worst in my eyes), and the same seems to apply now - while some aspect of the movie clearly haven't aged well (A lot of the CGI, some glaring inconsistencies in the magic world, etc.), it's not a terrible film by any means. Currently hovering between a C+/B-.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 10, 2016, 11:16:32 am
My brother is getting into the Harry Potter books, which in turn raised his curiosity for the movies. I joined him in watching The Sorceror's Stone because I figured I may as well see how they've aged (as the last time I saw any of the movies was roughly four or five years ago, when my standards were quite low).

I was never all that fond of the first two movies relative to the rest of the franchise (though Deathly Hallows Part 1 was still the worst in my eyes), and the same seems to apply now - while some aspect of the movie clearly haven't aged well (A lot of the CGI, some glaring inconsistencies in the magic world, etc.), it's not a terrible film by any means. Currently hovering between a C+/B-.

I watched the first two when I was 7.  Major nostalgia happens every single time I watch one of them.  Chamber of Secrets is probably my 3rd favorite in the series (Behind DH:P2 and PoA).
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 10, 2016, 11:28:37 am
My brother is getting into the Harry Potter books, which in turn raised his curiosity for the movies. I joined him in watching The Sorceror's Stone because I figured I may as well see how they've aged (as the last time I saw any of the movies was roughly four or five years ago, when my standards were quite low).

I was never all that fond of the first two movies relative to the rest of the franchise (though Deathly Hallows Part 1 was still the worst in my eyes), and the same seems to apply now - while some aspect of the movie clearly haven't aged well (A lot of the CGI, some glaring inconsistencies in the magic world, etc.), it's not a terrible film by any means. Currently hovering between a C+/B-.

I watched the first two when I was 7.  Major nostalgia happens every single time I watch one of them.  Chamber of Secrets is probably my 3rd favorite in the series (Behind DH:P2 and PoA).
That's roughly around the age I started watching them as well. I'm interested in seeing how the rest this rewatching campaign will turn out.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 10, 2016, 03:34:06 pm
The Disappointments Room lives up to its title. 2/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 10, 2016, 08:23:51 pm
No Good Deed is... well, no good (Copyright Nuke The Shark 2014). 2/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on September 10, 2016, 11:38:58 pm
No Good Deed is... well, no good. 2/10.
I'll ah... see you in court.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 11, 2016, 12:19:14 am
Forgot to mention that I saw Sully today.  Yeah, that was pretty damn great.  I was worried that during the non-plane sequences it wouldn't be able to hold my attention, but it managed to do so. 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 11, 2016, 12:24:26 am
Forgot to mention that I saw Sully today.  Yeah, that was pretty damn great.  I was worried that during the non-plane sequences it wouldn't be able to hold my attention, but it managed to do so. 9/10
Very good film. Although the ending was terribly abrupt.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 11, 2016, 12:26:14 am
I too forgot to mention that I saw a movie this weekend. Watched Chinatown based on Cutler's recommendation. 8/10, I think... the ending didn't do much for me, to be honest. I wish it had stuck with the politics of the case rather than delving into weird interpersonal relationships (I won't give away any more than this). Still, great acting and writing all around. Love the feel of the film. And Jack Nicholson is great.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 11, 2016, 01:01:23 am
My family rented Kung Fu Panda 3 and watched it. Better than the second one for sure, although it had some pacing issues (too damn frenetic for its own good, especially comparing it to the original) and largely ignoring some of the development from the second one. Still, it was a good time. The action sequences are fun and Po's just as lovable as always. 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 11, 2016, 01:14:11 am
Forgot to mention that I saw Sully today.  Yeah, that was pretty damn great.  I was worried that during the non-plane sequences it wouldn't be able to hold my attention, but it managed to do so. 9/10
Still trying to decide if I should wait for DVD for this one. The reviews are assuring, but I'm unsure I want to spend admission price on a film I'm interested in but not highly anticipating.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 11, 2016, 01:37:37 am
Clint Eastwood is really mixed on me, at least as a director. Mystic River was great, along with Letters from Iwo Jima; Changeling was okay, Invictus was horrible, and only seen bits & pieces of American Sniper, but it alludes to some American Flag masturbation. Really not a fan of his recent filmography.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 11, 2016, 01:42:06 am
Clint Eastwood is really mixed on me, at least as a director. Mystic River was great, along with Letters from Iwo Jima; Changeling was okay, Invictus was horrible, and only seen bits & pieces of American Sniper, but it alludes to some American Flag masturbation. Really not a fan of his recent filmography.

Watch Unforgiven. Honestly one of the best movies I've seen in the past few months. Eastwood's got a very methodical directorial style that can get old after a while, but it worked brilliantly with that film. Gran Torino is also good, from what I remember.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 11, 2016, 08:07:26 am
Forgot to mention that I saw Sully today.  Yeah, that was pretty damn great.  I was worried that during the non-plane sequences it wouldn't be able to hold my attention, but it managed to do so. 9/10
Still trying to decide if I should wait for DVD for this one. The reviews are assuring, but I'm unsure I want to spend admission price on a film I'm interested in but not highly anticipating.

See it in theaters.  And when you do, see it in IMAX or any PLF theater.  The plane scene is absolutely stunning on the big screen.  Worth the price of admission alone.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 11, 2016, 03:36:27 pm
When the Bough Breaks: 2/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 11, 2016, 11:05:20 pm
The Other Woman: 2/10

This is the 2009 film with Natalie Portman, not the even shittier comedy from 2014.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on September 12, 2016, 02:57:48 am
Watched Hush on Netflix with my roommates.

Most of the tension was pretty well-done, but certain protagonist decisions felt contrived at best, and that..."reveal", could've been handled a lot better.

Leaning on a 6.5/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on September 12, 2016, 10:08:49 am
The Ultimate Gift was a ham-fisted crapfest. 3/10. Terrible way to start out my first financial math unit.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 12, 2016, 11:34:02 am
The Ultimate Gift was a ham-fisted crapfest. 3/10. Terrible way to start out my first financial math unit.

First you were writing an essay, now you're watching movies... have you done any math yet?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on September 12, 2016, 12:22:17 pm
The Ultimate Gift was a ham-fisted crapfest. 3/10. Terrible way to start out my first financial math unit.

First you were writing an essay, now you're watching movies... have you done any math yet?
Nope.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 12, 2016, 12:37:14 pm
The Ultimate Gift was a ham-fisted crapfest. 3/10. Terrible way to start out my first financial math unit.

First you were writing an essay, now you're watching movies... have you done any math yet?
Nope.
And this is a terrible way to start off your math class?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on September 12, 2016, 01:39:53 pm
The Ultimate Gift was a ham-fisted crapfest. 3/10. Terrible way to start out my first financial math unit.

First you were writing an essay, now you're watching movies... have you done any math yet?
Nope.
And this is a terrible way to start off your math class?
I suppose it's better than doing math problems... but still, it was a terrible movie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 12, 2016, 02:06:55 pm
The Ultimate Gift was a ham-fisted crapfest. 3/10. Terrible way to start out my first financial math unit.

First you were writing an essay, now you're watching movies... have you done any math yet?
Nope.
And this is a terrible way to start off your math class?
I suppose it's better than doing math problems... but still, it was a terrible movie.

Math is the language of the universe, dude.  Binary.  0's and 1's.  0 means false.  1 means true.  Everything in the world can be broken down to machine language.  That's where the education system fails, man.  It forces kids to DO math but doesn't teach kids the wonders of math.  We wouldn't be talking to each other without math. 

Typing?  You wanna know how many processes are going on just to type one letter?  millions.  Your computer collects data.  It transfers those zeroes and ones into letters.  That's what we need to teach.  Not "find x if f(2)=3 and the equation is 5x." 

We could tear down any language barrier with math.  Codebreakers use matrices and linear algebra to crack any code.  That's what makes math awesome.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 12, 2016, 03:13:09 pm
The Ultimate Gift was a ham-fisted crapfest. 3/10. Terrible way to start out my first financial math unit.

First you were writing an essay, now you're watching movies... have you done any math yet?
Nope.
And this is a terrible way to start off your math class?
I suppose it's better than doing math problems... but still, it was a terrible movie.

Math is the language of the universe, dude.  Binary.  0's and 1's.  0 means false.  1 means true.  Everything in the world can be broken down to machine language.  That's where the education system fails, man.  It forces kids to DO math but doesn't teach kids the wonders of math.  We wouldn't be talking to each other without math. 

Typing?  You wanna know how many processes are going on just to type one letter?  millions.  Your computer collects data.  It transfers those zeroes and ones into letters.  That's what we need to teach.  Not "find x if f(2)=3 and the equation is 5x." 

We could tear down any language barrier with math.  Codebreakers use matrices and linear algebra to crack any code.  That's what makes math awesome.

I will say that AP Calc was the first math class to make me look at my paper and say "Oh wow." Very interesting subject. Sadly, it was preceded by 11 years of crap.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 12, 2016, 03:37:58 pm
The Ultimate Gift was a ham-fisted crapfest. 3/10. Terrible way to start out my first financial math unit.

First you were writing an essay, now you're watching movies... have you done any math yet?
Nope.
And this is a terrible way to start off your math class?
I suppose it's better than doing math problems... but still, it was a terrible movie.

Math is the language of the universe, dude.  Binary.  0's and 1's.  0 means false.  1 means true.  Everything in the world can be broken down to machine language.  That's where the education system fails, man.  It forces kids to DO math but doesn't teach kids the wonders of math.  We wouldn't be talking to each other without math. 

Typing?  You wanna know how many processes are going on just to type one letter?  millions.  Your computer collects data.  It transfers those zeroes and ones into letters.  That's what we need to teach.  Not "find x if f(2)=3 and the equation is 5x." 

We could tear down any language barrier with math.  Codebreakers use matrices and linear algebra to crack any code.  That's what makes math awesome.

I will say that AP Calc was the first math class to make me look at my paper and say "Oh wow." Very interesting subject. Sadly, it was preceded by 11 years of crap.

A regular math degree focuses more on logic than it does anything else.  It gets a bit otherworldly at times, though.  There's a proof where you can actually show that "1=0" but it's usually discussed as a mathematical fallacy.  I think it works for 5 and 7 too.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 12, 2016, 06:33:27 pm
Started watching Black Hawk Down, but didn't get to finish it. It's pretty good so far. Great cast. But I actually prefer 13 Hours. I'll get back to it sometime soon.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on September 12, 2016, 10:53:52 pm
Sully 4/10

Narrativewise I had the same problems with Bridge of Spies. It's very padded and low stakes. Neither of these stories ah  have enough to them to be thier own movie. I would say this is worse. I kind of hate Eastwood's indifferent cut and paste directorial style ah lately. Visually, it's shockingly amateur. Constant boring still shots and basic scene setups. Has its own embarrassing moment on the level of ah old man DiCaprio and the fake baby with ah an obviously greenscreened Tom Hanks and KinoPoisk Eckhart appearing on Letterman. It was gloriously bad.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 12, 2016, 10:56:22 pm
Sully 4/10

Narrativewise I had the same problems with Bridge of Spies. It's very padded and low stakes. Neither of these stories ah  have enough to them to be thier own movie. I would say this is worse. I kind of hate Eastwood's indifferent cut and paste directorial style ah lately. Visually, it's shockingly amateur. Constant boring still shots and basic scene setups. Has its own embarrassing moment on the level of ah old man DiCaprio and the fake baby with ah an obviously greenscreened Tom Hanks and KinoPoisk Eckhart appearing on Letterman. It was gloriously bad.
Eastwood needs to retire it seems. Last good movie of his was probably Gran Torino. That was supposed to be his last film too. If I remember correctly.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 12, 2016, 10:58:23 pm
Haven't seen a single Eastwood-directed film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 12, 2016, 10:58:59 pm
Haven't seen a single Eastwood-directed film.
Letters From Iwo Jima is the only must-see, imo.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 12, 2016, 11:03:01 pm
Haven't seen a single Eastwood-directed film.
Letters From Iwo Jima is the only must-see, imo.
I've heard Unforgiven is his best though.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 12, 2016, 11:03:48 pm
I've heard Unforgiven is his best though.
Haven't seen it. But Letters is one of the best war films ever. I actually prefer it to Saving Private Ryan.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 12, 2016, 11:07:03 pm
I've heard Unforgiven is his best though.
Haven't seen it. But Letters is one of the best war films ever. I actually prefer it to Saving Private Ryan.

Not even close.  Saving Private Ryan is just one of those films.  I've rewatched it last month and I think no war movie can even come close... well, except maybe Full Metal Jacket.  But even Apocalypse Now doesn't have the same impact on me that Private Ryan has.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 12, 2016, 11:09:48 pm
Not even close.  Saving Private Ryan is just one of those films.  I've rewatched it last month and I think no war movie can even come close... well, except maybe Full Metal Jacket.  But even Apocalypse Now doesn't have the same impact on me that Private Ryan has.
I just feel it blows it's load too soon, with the beach scene. And the bookend scenes are dumb. How does Ryan even remember the beach? He wasn't there.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 12, 2016, 11:11:37 pm
Not even close.  Saving Private Ryan is just one of those films.  I've rewatched it last month and I think no war movie can even come close... well, except maybe Full Metal Jacket.  But even Apocalypse Now doesn't have the same impact on me that Private Ryan has.
I just feel it blows it's load too soon, with the beach scene. And the bookend scenes are dumb. How does Ryan even remember the beach? He wasn't there.

What?  You do realize that the movie isn't Ryan remembering the events of the film, but it follows what happened.  This is basic storytelling, Tanny.  C'mon.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 12, 2016, 11:12:59 pm
What?  You do realize that the movie isn't Ryan remembering the events of the film, but it follows what happened.  This is basic storytelling, Tanny.  C'mon.
Really? Because then the editing blows. We zoom into old man Ryan's eyes as it fades into the beach, which would mean he's remembering these events. That makes me hate the bookends even more now.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 12, 2016, 11:14:18 pm
What?  You do realize that the movie isn't Ryan remembering the events of the film, but it follows what happened.  This is basic storytelling, Tanny.  C'mon.
Really? Because then the editing blows. We zoom into old man Ryan's eyes as it fades into the beach, which would mean he's remembering these events. That makes me hate the bookends even more now.

It's fading to a different part of the story, dude.  Sure, it can be a cop out when you realize the old guy is Ryan and not Tom Hanks, but there isn't anything really wrong with it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 12, 2016, 11:15:31 pm
It's fading to a different part of the story, dude.  Sure, it can be a cop out when you realize the old guy is Ryan and not Tom Hanks, but there isn't anything really wrong with it.
It's a good movie. I just have some issues with it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 12, 2016, 11:33:05 pm
It's fading to a different part of the story, dude.  Sure, it can be a cop out when you realize the old guy is Ryan and not Tom Hanks, but there isn't anything really wrong with it.
It's a good movie. I just have some issues with it.

Largely unfounded issues.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 12, 2016, 11:35:56 pm
Largely unfounded issues.
To expand on my other complaint, I feel nothing else in the movie reaches the highs of the beach sequence. It feels like a scene of that intensity would be at the end of the film. But Spielberg basically opens with it, which is cool, but I felt once that scene ends, it's never as tense again. The final action sequence is good, but not as good.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 12, 2016, 11:38:17 pm
Largely unfounded issues.
To expand on my other complaint, I feel nothing else in the movie reaches the highs of the beach sequence. It feels like a scene of that intensity would be at the end of the film. But Spielberg basically opens with it, which is cool, but I felt once that scene ends, it's never as tense again. The final action sequence is good, but not as good.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bt3quhLmK4  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bt3quhLmK4)
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGypoXVt31k  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGypoXVt31k)

^^^^

Two scenes on par with the beach scene
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 12, 2016, 11:40:04 pm
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bt3quhLmK4  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bt3quhLmK4)
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGypoXVt31k  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGypoXVt31k)

^^^^

Two scenes on par with the beach scene
Those are both great. I'll rewatch the movie and see how I feel about it. I haven't seen it in a few years. Maybe my opinion will change.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 12, 2016, 11:40:56 pm

Those are both great. I'll rewatch the movie and see how I feel about it. I haven't seen it in a few years. Maybe my opinion will change.

lol
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on September 13, 2016, 12:48:02 am
Saving Private Ryan is excellent, but Band of Brothers is better.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 13, 2016, 12:53:40 am
Saving Private Ryan is excellent, but Band of Brothers is better.

I've watched a few episodes.  Wasn't surprised to see Tom Hanks as executive producer.  Felt like it was heavily inspired by Saving Private Ryan in terms of style.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 13, 2016, 12:54:33 am
I did see the Pacific all the way though.  Not nearly as impressed.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on September 13, 2016, 01:06:00 am
I did see the Pacific all the way though.  Not nearly as impressed.

Everyone knows that the Pacific is the lesser show when compared to BoB. And you need to watch the BoB episodes in their entirety (start again, it's better when it's fresh on the mind). The show just makes you feel like you're part of this group of what felt like true brothers through thick and thin. It's a show about some true heroes. The Bastogne episodes are probably the highlight, which are featured towards the end of the show. Those two episodes are absolute masterpieces.

Both shows are also produced by Spielberg. Both him and Hanks are rather WWII fanatics. Hanks also directed an episode of BoB (The Crossroads) which was also pretty great. Honestly, all the episodes are top tier quality. The production quality is out of this world.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 13, 2016, 06:43:28 pm
Finally watched Godzilla 1984, AKA The Return of Godzilla.

I actually have seen this one before, but it was when I was a kid. I remember the creepy sea lice and the Godzilla in the mist scene. But this is a good G film, and I'm glad it's readily available in North America now. I liked it's humorless approach, and the special effects were good. Plot was also pretty good too, and the way Godzilla was worked into the story was kinda neat. The G suit itself isn't my favorite though, but whatever. A very solid 8/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 14, 2016, 11:35:38 pm
The Mark of Zorro: 7/10
Angels with Dirty Faces: 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 15, 2016, 09:50:31 pm
Blair Witch deserves its rotten rating. 4/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 15, 2016, 10:31:29 pm
Blair Witch deserves its rotten rating. 4/10.

Bruh Dawson, how the hell you record that long?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 16, 2016, 02:22:55 am
The Lion in Winter: 8/10

Very good film. I think Cutler might enjoy this given his appreciation of Peter O'Toole and Shakespeare (granted, this is adapted from a play from the 60s, but it's got an almost Macbeth-y feel to it). O'Toole plays King Henry of England and Katherine Hepburn plays his wife; together at Christmas, they try to decide which of their three sons to name as Henry's heir. Weirdness ensues. I shall reveal no more. I'll just say that the dialogue is some of the sharpest I've ever seen in film. A little repetitious at times, but endlessly witty. It also plays to Katherine Hepburn's strengths by casting her as a disingenuous character who smiles and laughs hollowly.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 16, 2016, 08:14:26 pm
Watching Norm of the North. I blame no one but myself.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 16, 2016, 08:31:34 pm
Watching Norm of the North. I blame no one but myself.
Why don't you watch GAP instead? I can assure you it will be less painful.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 16, 2016, 08:42:57 pm
The new Blair Witch had a few cool twists, as expected from Adam Wingard.  It subverts a lot of the tropes in the original and actually plays with some of the mythology in a cool way.  But a lot of it was retarded.  A lot. 

Watching Norm of the North. I blame no one but myself.
Why don't you watch GAP instead? I can assure you it will be less painful.

Nah.  I zoned out halfway through GAP.  That film got less funny.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 16, 2016, 08:44:27 pm
Nah.  I zoned out halfway through GAP.  That film got less funny.
Can't be worse than Norm of the North.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 16, 2016, 08:47:33 pm
Nah.  I zoned out halfway through GAP.  That film got less funny.
Can't be worse than Norm of the North.

Norm of the North has Rob Schneider.  GAP has some fat dude who wrote such awful films that his wife committed suicide.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on September 16, 2016, 08:49:29 pm
Norm of the North has Rob Schneider.  GAP has some fat dude who wrote such awful films that his wife committed suicide.
You say that as if suicide is worse than Rob Schneider.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 16, 2016, 08:52:47 pm
Norm of the North has Rob Schneider.  GAP has some fat dude who wrote such awful films that his wife committed suicide.
You say that as if suicide is worse than Rob Schneider.

Deuce Bigelow:Male Gigolo

Better than most movies.

That is all.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 16, 2016, 08:54:18 pm
15 minutes in and Land development in Antartica and Twerking are major plot points.
What the fuck...

Also, Toy Story looks better than this.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 16, 2016, 08:56:53 pm
15 minutes in and Land development in Antartica and Twerking are major plot points.
What the fuck...

Also, Toy Story looks better than this.

(http://i.imgur.com/KnwMvHn.gif)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 16, 2016, 08:57:46 pm
15 minutes in and Land development in Antartica and Twerking are major plot points.
What the fuck...

Also, Toy Story looks better than this.

(http://i.imgur.com/KnwMvHn.gif)
Happy Feet is a good movie tbh.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 16, 2016, 09:11:23 pm
Southbound is pretty bad so far
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Post by: Jed Groff on September 16, 2016, 09:15:20 pm
Our second movie in financial math was The Pursuit of Happyness. Wow, what a step up from our last movie. Sweet, touching, heartfelt, and phenomenally acted. Left me in a good mood for the rest of the day. A solid 8/10.
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Post by: Jim Raynor on September 16, 2016, 09:16:37 pm
Okay, to the film's credit, Rob Schneider is actually a decent voice actor. You win this time, Cut.
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 16, 2016, 09:25:09 pm
Our second movie in financial math was The Pursuit of Happyness. Wow, what a step up from our last movie. Sweet, touching, heartfelt, and phenomenally acted. Left me in a good mood for the rest of the day. A solid 8/10.

Do you go to a special school or something? What the hell is up with all these movies?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 16, 2016, 09:39:00 pm
Watched the Disney produced educational short film, Our Friend the Atom in Chemistry today.

It was really well made, and the animation was top notch for it's time. I actually found it pretty entertaining while also being informative.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 16, 2016, 09:45:46 pm
Watched the Disney produced educational short film, Our Friend the Atom in Chemistry today.

It was really made, and the animation was top notch for it's time. I actually found it pretty entertaining while also being informative.

They should show you the sequel "The Splitting of the Atom" starring your grandfathers.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 16, 2016, 10:44:16 pm
It was really made

I'm pretty sure we could've made that inference judging by the fact that you watched it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 16, 2016, 10:52:22 pm
Edited. Sorry guys, that was pretty dumb of me.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 16, 2016, 11:01:00 pm
Ugh, this is starting to become painful. There's a strange bestiality innuendo that makes me uncomfortable and the villain here makes the one from Ghostbusters seem like Darth Vader in comparison. Also pretty boring thus far.
Oh, and the lemmings. Fuck the lemmings.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 16, 2016, 11:05:08 pm
Edited. Sorry guys, that was pretty dumb of me.

it's time.

Also...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 16, 2016, 11:48:11 pm
Norm of the North: 1/10

Still better than Warcraft.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 17, 2016, 12:03:45 am
Robocop: 9/10

Still one of my favorite movies after all these years. Strangely, I think this is just the second time I've seen it, and I first saw it in seventh grade. I still remembered it better than some movies I saw last month (ahem, The Infiltrator). This wonderful film is very relevant in today's political climate, and although its 80s-isms date it a little bit, that's part of the charm. The way the movie presents the Detroit/Robocop crisis in the context of an overarching future of dystopia and decay didn't hit me as hard the first time I saw it, but it sure did this time around. Is it pessimistic? Maybe... but it's got a sense of realism to it. Thematically, at least.

Sole complaint: The only sequence that felt overdone was where the guy drove headfirst into the toxic waste vat. That was sort of unnecessary. But the rest of the violence was completely in the service of the story.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 17, 2016, 04:33:55 pm
Christophe Gans' Beauty and the Beast - 3/10
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? - 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 17, 2016, 06:25:34 pm
Amadeus is perfect. Not on the same level as Cuckoo's, but pretty close.

10/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 17, 2016, 09:55:47 pm
Snowden was surprisingly pretty great.  8/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 17, 2016, 10:13:29 pm
31: 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Rupert Pupkin on September 17, 2016, 10:57:37 pm
Saw Captain America Civil War. It was pretty good. One of the best MCU films but seriously why are there never any consequences in these films? Other than Iron Man who actually has a nice character arc going nothing happens to anyone. In about a year the Avengers will re form again and this film will be meaningless.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 17, 2016, 11:03:55 pm
Saw Captain America Civil War. It was pretty good. One of the best MCU films but seriously why are there never any consequences in these films? Other than Iron Man who actually has a nice character arc going nothing happens to anyone. In about a year the Avengers will re form again and this film will be meaningless.

If later installments still had a sort of rift between the two sides, even after they rejoined to one group, that might be interesting. But the sides were so loosely defined as it was, I can't imagine Marvel sticking with them past this movie. Half the characters' motivations made no sense based on their established personalities. I can't imagine wacky quirky Paul Rudd holding much of a grudge, seeing as he was basically stuffed in someone's trunk and brought to the fight without knowing what the hell was going on. What a useless film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 17, 2016, 11:16:17 pm
Finished Southbound.  I liked the first, fourth, and fifth short, especially the fifth short.  Radio Silence killed their fifth short, like they did in V/H/S.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 18, 2016, 01:59:33 am
Saw Captain America Civil War. It was pretty good. One of the best MCU films but seriously why are there never any consequences in these films? Other than Iron Man who actually has a nice character arc going nothing happens to anyone. In about a year the Avengers will re form again and this film will be meaningless.
There was a lot of missed potential with the story. So much plot armor.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 18, 2016, 05:18:27 am
The Woman In Black: 5/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2016, 08:14:24 am
The Neighbor: 6/10
ARQ: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 18, 2016, 01:16:12 pm
Solaris (1972) was absolutely fantastic. For 2001: A Space Odyssey fans, check this out. Although it's less focused on the science fiction mumbo-jumbo, it makes up for it with heavy emphasis on the philosophical human elements, such as love, grief, loss, memory and identity. The cinematography is also dreamlike, with the claustrophobic setting of the space station contrasted with the surface of the planet in question.
The thing is very slow paced (sometimes too much for its own good, found myself quite jarred at certain scenes), but by the end it was rewarding. Still prefer Stalker, though.

9.5/10
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2016, 02:02:56 pm
Rebel Without a Cause: 10/10
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 18, 2016, 02:32:50 pm
Nikita: 7 or 8/10

Finally got to see this movie after years of wanting to. It's pretty good. Luc Besson's obsession with skinny, short-haired young women who kick ass continues, but it still makes for an interesting movie nonetheless. Loved the main character and the locations were fun too. However, I'm really starting to think that Besson relies too heavily on his characters' femininity in order to gain the audience's sympathy. I'm trying to imagine this movie with a male lead... and it just doesn't work. This is pretty much steamrolled by Anne Parillaud's performance, but I think it's worth noting.

Edit: Settled on an 8/10. Yeah, Luc Besson has his gimmicks, but most directors do. And really, it doesn't impact how much I liked Nikita herself at all.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 18, 2016, 08:36:37 pm
Sully was okay. As Goldblum said, the story lacks enough meat to serve as a feature length film, but the final product is serviceable, and Tom Hanks remains a reliable presence. Probably a C+.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 18, 2016, 09:13:17 pm
Decided to give a watch to the grandfather of video game adaptations.

Super Mario Bros: 1.5/10

Entertaining in a "so bad, it's good way" the first half, derailed by the second half. Just terrible all around.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2016, 10:03:10 pm
Watched Iron Man 3 again. Still love it. One of the MCU's best, imo.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 19, 2016, 12:27:29 am
Starship Troopers was a bloody good time. 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 19, 2016, 04:48:41 pm
Rewatched Jurassic Park. This film will always have a especial place in my heart.
9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2016, 07:57:05 pm
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis - 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 20, 2016, 12:12:16 am
The Passion of Joan of Arc - 10/10
Wrong is Right - 3/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on September 20, 2016, 02:26:33 pm
I.T. - 3/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on September 20, 2016, 04:34:36 pm
Decided to give a watch to the grandfather of video game adaptations.

Super Mario Bros: 1.5/10

Entertaining in a "so bad, it's good way" the first half, derailed by the second half. Just terrible all around.
Childhood classic of mine. Can't get enough of it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 20, 2016, 05:06:23 pm
Nosferatu was underwhelming. Still an effective film, but yeah, probably could've had 30 minutes cut out of it. The second act was pretty messy.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 21, 2016, 08:17:14 pm
Watching the russian War film, Come and See. Jesus, this is fucking me up...
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 21, 2016, 08:43:54 pm
Raising Pulp Fiction to a 10/10.
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Post by: Jim Raynor on September 21, 2016, 08:48:47 pm
Come and See... Ough, I'm going to have nightmares for days. Up there with as one of the best war films I've ever seen. Just a traumatizing and powerful experience altogether. 10/10



Doubt that Beast of No Nation will come anywhere close to it...that's my next watch.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 22, 2016, 12:17:27 am
We watched part of Inside Job, the documentary about the financial crisis narrated by Matt Damon, in my accounting class. Definitely very thought provoking. Not sure if we'll finish it, though.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 22, 2016, 12:19:42 am
Also, I watched Primary Colors based on John's recommendation. 8/10. If there was ever a movie to make you feel empathetic towards Hillary Clinton... this is the one.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on September 22, 2016, 02:28:20 am
Green Room was okay.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 24, 2016, 01:51:59 am
Cinema Paradiso got me all emotional. God, what a great ending.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 24, 2016, 02:31:42 am
Cinema Paradiso got me all emotional. God, what a great ending.

Second only to Inside Out in the hierarchy of films I've cried the most over. Was this your first time?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 24, 2016, 05:52:33 am
Cinema Paradiso got me all emotional. God, what a great ending.

Second only to Inside Out in the hierarchy of films I've cried the most over. Was this your first time?
Yeah my roommate just bought a giant poster for it, and when I told him I hadn't seen it yet he immediately set up a time today to watch it. Very good film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 24, 2016, 07:58:29 pm
Magnificent Seven/Ten.

How ironic...

But seriously, it was entertaining and fun to watch.  Nothing revolutionary, but a nice way to kill a couple of hours.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 24, 2016, 11:20:55 pm
Watching The Ultimate Cut of BvS...
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 24, 2016, 11:31:12 pm
I love Brooklyn so fucking much.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 24, 2016, 11:59:24 pm
I love Brooklyn so fucking much.
It ain't that great of a city.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 25, 2016, 12:07:31 am
I love Brooklyn so fucking much.
It ain't that great of a city.

Brooklyn is not a city. It's a borough. Swing and a miss.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 25, 2016, 01:35:36 am
I love Brooklyn so fucking much.
It ain't that great of a city.
At least it doesn't host a wangsty Snyder fanboy.

Nice try.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 25, 2016, 01:45:07 am
I love Brooklyn so fucking much.
It ain't that great of a city.
At least it doesn't host a wangsty Snyder fanboy.

Nice try.

Exactly. Danny, you live in LA. You do not get to say places like Brooklyn are "not that great." Simply put, I would rather live in Chicken, Alaska (population 7) than that soulless traffic jam you call a city.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 25, 2016, 01:45:47 am
Finished it. Yeah, you can't really polish a turd...
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Post by: J. Kashmir on September 25, 2016, 01:49:13 am
Finished it. Yeah, you can't really polish a turd...
Rating?
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Post by: Jim Raynor on September 25, 2016, 02:01:03 am
Finished it. Yeah, you can't really polish a turd...
Rating?
4/10 still. They fixed the editing and fleshed out some motivations, but the fundamental flaws are still present. Brutally bored from beginning to end.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 25, 2016, 05:29:15 am
Got high and went to a midnight screening of The Room.

That was one of the most fun experiences of my life.
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Post by: Frankie on September 25, 2016, 04:16:30 pm
The Mexican lived in The Magnificient Seven.

10/10 film.
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Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 25, 2016, 04:18:34 pm
The Mexican lived in The Magnificient Seven.

10/10 film.

Spoiling ass punk.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 25, 2016, 04:23:09 pm
The Mexican lived in The Magnificient Seven.

10/10 film.

Spoiling ass punk.

(http://i.imgur.com/l5tt9T0l.jpg)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: MoviePerson on September 25, 2016, 05:07:18 pm
I'm trying to watch more contemporary French cinema lately, so as to help with my French module in college. The only contemporary French film I've seen very lately was Les Intouchables, and that's not the best film ever. I've never seen Un Prophete, so I'll try to watch that first.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 25, 2016, 05:10:13 pm
I'm trying to watch more contemporary French cinema lately, so as to help with my French module in college. The only contemporary French film I've seen very lately was Les Intouchables, and that's not the best film ever. I've never seen Un Prophete, so I'll try to watch that first.
Have you seen Michael Haneke's Amour? It's a tough watch, admittedly, but I found it to be a very effective film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 25, 2016, 05:10:48 pm
I'm trying to watch more contemporary French cinema lately, so as to help with my French module in college. The only contemporary French film I've seen very lately was Les Intouchables, and that's not the best film ever. I've never seen Un Prophete, so I'll try to watch that first.

The Intouchables was lame. Too touchy-feely for my taste. They're remaking it with Bryan Cranston.

I'm curious-- did you see Brooklyn? I want to hear an Irish perspective on that movie. And I think I remember you saying you liked Saoirse Ronan.
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Post by: MoviePerson on September 25, 2016, 05:52:00 pm

The Intouchables was lame. Too touchy-feely for my taste. They're remaking it with Bryan Cranston.

I'm curious-- did you see Brooklyn? I want to hear an Irish perspective on that movie. And I think I remember you saying you liked Saoirse Ronan.

I was interested in seeing Brooklyn in the cinema, but it passed me by with all the work I had at the time. The only films I saw in the period from about November to June this year were Creed (loved it) and Deadpool (fairly good, though missed a few tricks). I have the original Tóibín novel on my phone, so I should catch up on that when I can, then I'll try to see the film. I like the look of it, from everything I've heard/seen of the film, and it doesn't seem particularly unintelligent as far as representing the Irish in America.

I also agree with you that Les Intouchables is a bit lame. It's not meaty enough to work as drama for me. I appreciate the the leads all turn in fun performances, and the film's sense of joy is great. But for the premise it has, it never does anything terribly interesting for me. The focus on social issues in France are glossed over, the human struggles are never really explored in-depth. I'm not against feel-good movies, but I think it settles too quickly for being a soft movie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on September 25, 2016, 06:08:19 pm
Trying to decide on a 7.5 or an 8/10 for Sully. A tense, gripping drama with perfect performances, but it might be a bit on the forgettable side. I'll have to see how it sits with me.
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Post by: Jed Groff on September 26, 2016, 01:29:02 am
Going with an 8/10 for Sully. Great film, and a solid start to Oscar season.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on September 26, 2016, 01:30:32 am
Going with an 8/10 for Sully. Great film, and a solid start to Oscar season.
Eh, I couldn't bring myself to like it (mind you, I wanted to), but it wasn't a bad film by any particular means.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 26, 2016, 01:43:18 am

The Intouchables was lame. Too touchy-feely for my taste. They're remaking it with Bryan Cranston.

I'm curious-- did you see Brooklyn? I want to hear an Irish perspective on that movie. And I think I remember you saying you liked Saoirse Ronan.

I was interested in seeing Brooklyn in the cinema, but it passed me by with all the work I had at the time. The only films I saw in the period from about November to June this year were Creed (loved it) and Deadpool (fairly good, though missed a few tricks). I have the original Tóibín novel on my phone, so I should catch up on that when I can, then I'll try to see the film. I like the look of it, from everything I've heard/seen of the film, and it doesn't seem particularly unintelligent as far as representing the Irish in America.

I also agree with you that Les Intouchables is a bit lame. It's not meaty enough to work as drama for me. I appreciate the the leads all turn in fun performances, and the film's sense of joy is great. But for the premise it has, it never does anything terribly interesting for me. The focus on social issues in France are glossed over, the human struggles are never really explored in-depth. I'm not against feel-good movies, but I think it settles too quickly for being a soft movie.

I recommend Brooklyn wholeheartedly. I don't want to build it up too much in your mind, though, so I'll leave it at that. Part of my enjoyment of it came from walking into the theater not knowing what to expect and then seeing my second-favorite film of the year. Just a wonderful movie.

The Intouchables struck me as one of those foreign films that Americans would watch so they could say they liked a foreign film, while in reality there's nothing more to it than typical Hollywood feel-good fluff. I mean, it's a competent movie, I suppose, but it doesn't do anything for me. And I'm not dissing people for watching a foreign film... I'm hardly the most literate when it comes to non-American cinema. But there are better movies out there (ones that try to reflect their country's unique perspective rather than try to water that perspective down to appeal to a broader audience).
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 26, 2016, 12:36:13 pm
In response to Diego's comment, some prior research might be beneficial for specific foreign films and the way people act to certain things is actually correlated to the culture in hand. For example, some elements regarding the theme of justice in The Secret in their Eyes is referential to the populist manners in Latin America and the social inequality and injustice; furthermore, in Come and See, the grim and bleak depiction of war in that film goes along with the experience the Russians had with World War 2.  City of God also comes to mind.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: MoviePerson on September 26, 2016, 06:33:59 pm

Have you seen Michael Haneke's Amour? It's a tough watch, admittedly, but I found it to be a very effective film.

Amour is a film I've gone back and forth on watching. I think I downloaded it when it first came out, but I never watched it for whatever reason. Now that I'm trying to bone up on my French, it's been one of the first and most common things I've seen recommended. But I know it's a real tough watch, so I haven't committed to sitting down and watching it just yet.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 26, 2016, 07:51:49 pm

Have you seen Michael Haneke's Amour? It's a tough watch, admittedly, but I found it to be a very effective film.

Amour is a film I've gone back and forth on watching. I think I downloaded it when it first came out, but I never watched it for whatever reason. Now that I'm trying to bone up on my French, it's been one of the first and most common things I've seen recommended. But I know it's a real tough watch, so I haven't committed to sitting down and watching it just yet.
You should give it a shot eventually. I might be one of if not the only person here who's seen it, so I'd like to stir some discussion.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 27, 2016, 06:52:05 pm
Seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey in Blu-Ray still proves the limitless possibilities of cinema.
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Post by: Jim Raynor on September 28, 2016, 12:07:16 am
Speaking of French cinema, I've always been interested in the work of French director Jean Pierre -Melville ever since I joined Letterboxd -most notably- Le Samouraï and Army of Shadows. Maybe I'll give them a watch some day.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 28, 2016, 12:07:46 am
Speaking of French cinema, I've always been interested in the work of French director Jean Pierre -Melville ever since I joined Letterboxd -most notably- Le Samouraï and Army of Shadows. Maybe I'll give it a watch some day.

score?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 28, 2016, 03:06:32 am
Samsara was a pretty incredible experience. Can't say I think it'll appeal to most on here (some of its material gets borderline pretentious), but it's certainly one of the most visually stunning pieces of work I've ever seen.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 28, 2016, 03:03:51 pm
The Purge Election Year: 4.5/10

Fun but absolutely idiotic.
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Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on September 28, 2016, 03:12:06 pm
Samsara was a pretty incredible experience. Can't say I think it'll appeal to most on here (some of its material gets borderline pretentious), but it's certainly one of the most visually stunning pieces of work I've ever seen.

Baraka is much better than Samsara.  I recommend you give that a watch as well.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 28, 2016, 07:45:46 pm
Samsara was a pretty incredible experience. Can't say I think it'll appeal to most on here (some of its material gets borderline pretentious), but it's certainly one of the most visually stunning pieces of work I've ever seen.

Baraka is much better than Samsara.  I recommend you give that a watch as well.
That's what I've been hearing. I'll definitely have to give it a watch.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on September 30, 2016, 03:53:14 pm
Storks: 7/10

Better than I was expecting, mostly because of how different it was from a lot of other animated films. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on September 30, 2016, 10:58:15 pm
Beasts of no Nation: 8/10

Got some vibes from Come and See here and there, but unfortunately it doesn't reach those levels of greatness. Still, just to leave it vague, it was great and probably has Idris Elba's best performance yet.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 30, 2016, 11:12:26 pm
Currently watching How to Get Dom Cobb to Watch a Tearjerker Romance, or Me Before You with the family. I don't have any particular reason for doing so aside from an attempt to boost my 2016 rankings.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on October 01, 2016, 01:12:05 am
American Sniper...Meh...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 01, 2016, 01:17:37 am
How to Get Dom Cobb to Watch a Tearjerker Romance was about as good as you'd expect if you're familiar with the formula - in other words, it's among the most manipulative and predictable films I've seen in a while. Acting was alright, though, and generally speaking it's competently made and doesn't drag. Going with a C-.

This movie might have actually been made with Dommy in mind. Not only are Daenerys Targayen and Finnick in there, but the film also features a companion from the Doctor Who reboot series, Tywin Lannister, and the dude who played Neville Longbottom. Alas, all the drawing power in the world means nothing in the face of a dearth of spandex and explosions.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 01, 2016, 01:19:54 am
American Sniper...Meh...
At least the opening scene is still pretty effective despite the fact that it was in all the trailers and had a 30 minute backstory dump before the outcome.
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Post by: Jim Raynor on October 01, 2016, 01:27:15 am
American Sniper...Meh...
At least the opening scene is still pretty effective despite the fact that it was in all the trailers and had a 30 minute backstory dump before the outcome.
The whole training sequence was actually pretty good, and Bradley Cooper did a pretty decent job, but everything else is pretty flat. The scene with the fake baby made me cringe pretty hard, also worth noting is how bland is the supposed character study of Chris Kyle is, if that actually is the real porpuse of the film. No new angles of study or anything in particular. Also found pretty disturbing that they're glorying a supposed psychotic individual, specially after seeing Come and See.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 01, 2016, 02:06:26 am
Oh yeah, I re-watched Tron: Legacy some days ago.

Pros:
-Daft Punk absolutely nails it with the score. Just phenomenal. Honestly carries the film, along with the visuals. (but I'll get to that later) This is the most obvious piece of praise anyone can give this film, and I am no exception.
-The visuals are top notch. Joseph Kosinski is definitely one talented director.
-All performances range from solid to great.
-An intriguing and strong first act.
-A good third act. Not as great as the first act though.
-Did I mention Daft Punk's score?
-Production design, costume design, the entire aesthetic of Tron: Legacy's universe is set in stone, very well defined, and breathtaking.
-Daft Punk
Cons:
-The main character was bland... he's basically a much less interesting and compelling version of Bruce Wayne. Like... way less. x10 less. (Hedlund managed to salvage his portrayal by doing his best with what he had to work with) He has daddy issues, and that's it. Not to say it isn't a character trait people can't sympathize with, but when it's the only notable one... :/
-Second act really slowed down, and not in a good way. Felt it dragged. That was when I lost interest in the film.
-The dialogue was particularly thin. The script itself really wasn't anything special. The material was definitely elevated by the people delivered in all other aspects and departments.
-With the exceptions of vehicle chase sequences, most other action scenes were just... un-engaging (so basically all hand to hand combat stuff). Not badly choreographed, just, kinda lifeless. Static camera, with flat angles and framing. I'm not sure how to articulate this better, but yeah.
-There were entire segments (mostly from the second act) where I just felt completely emotionally detached. Can't pinpoint why, but the film lost me for those periods of time.
-The CGI is damn good, but there is validity in the saying, "Too much of a good thing."

Overall Score:
6/10

Very average (perhaps even below average) foundation (script and story) elevated by the direction, acting, visuals, and score.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 01, 2016, 05:29:52 am
Rewatched Hot Fuzz. It remains a high 8/10.
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Post by: Suspect #1 on October 01, 2016, 09:17:54 pm
Miss Peregrine's: 5.5/10
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 01, 2016, 11:05:07 pm
Snowden: 8/10

I recommend this film.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on October 01, 2016, 11:07:23 pm
Interstellar holds up pretty well.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 01, 2016, 11:10:33 pm
Snowden: 8/10

I recommend this film.
Does it play it safe in the story department as the reviews have been claiming?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 01, 2016, 11:14:58 pm
Snowden: 8/10

I recommend this film.
I'll hopefully check this out when it hits redbox. Definitely surprised you liked this so much.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 01, 2016, 11:21:22 pm
Snowden: 8/10

I recommend this film.
Does it play it safe in the story department as the reviews have been claiming?

I don't know if it'll win any converts, but if anything, it solidified my opinion of Snowden. It might be preaching to the choir, but I found it to be informative and just edgy enough without alienating audiences.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 01, 2016, 11:27:40 pm
Snowden: 8/10

I recommend this film.
I'll hopefully check this out when it hits redbox. Definitely surprised you liked this so much.

Well, I like Oliver Stone and I dislike government surveillance. Maybe I'm biased. But at the very least, I thought it told a worthy story in a competent way.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 02, 2016, 12:00:57 am
Snowden: 8/10

I recommend this film.

Same score here.  I really liked it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 02, 2016, 09:25:59 pm
Café Society was a wonderful little film. This is why Woody Allen is still one of our finest directors working today. Solid 8/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 02, 2016, 11:02:43 pm
Annie Hall: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 02, 2016, 11:09:57 pm
Watching Central Intelligence right now.

I feel like this movie would have been a lot more interesting if Kevin Hart's character was one of The Rock's bullies in high school. Would have made for a much more interesting dynamic between them.
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Post by: Jed Groff on October 03, 2016, 07:53:57 am
We're watching Rudy in financial math today. Still loving life.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 03, 2016, 11:31:32 am
We're watching Rudy in financial math today. Still loving life.

When does the finger-painting unit start?
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 03, 2016, 04:58:34 pm
Deepwater Horizon 6/10
Miss Pe------ The New Tim Burton Film 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 03, 2016, 08:02:41 pm
Deepwater Horizon 6/10
Miss Pe------ The New Tim Burton Film 6/10

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children That Make Way Too Long Movie Titles was pretty much the same rating for me (5.5/10).  I feel like a lot of it sort of dragged, especially towards the middle, but the 3rd act was well done, and the 1st act kept my attention.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 04, 2016, 06:48:20 pm
Frankenstein (1994): 4/10
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Post by: David Tanny on October 04, 2016, 07:17:45 pm
Frankenstein (1994): 4/10
I thought it was ok. I prefer Coppola's 90's Dracula by a mile though.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 06, 2016, 04:05:08 am
Frankenstein (1994): 4/10
I thought it was ok. I prefer Coppola's 90's Dracula by a mile though.
I just couldn't take anything seriously with Branagh and crew chewing scenery like there's no tomorrow the entire time. It's just plain ridiculous.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 06, 2016, 04:07:48 am
Rewatched Ex Machina and Fruitvale Station. 10/10 and 8/10, respectively.
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Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 06, 2016, 04:13:39 pm
Birth of a Nation: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 07, 2016, 11:19:40 pm
Made some predictions midway through ah The Girl on the Train and nailed them all. Laughed a decent amount which probably isn't good since it's deathly serious. Overall I had fun though. If there's one definite non-ironically good aspect to this, it's ah Emily Blunt. She was really great.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 08, 2016, 12:23:52 pm
Made some predictions midway through ah The Girl on the Train and nailed them all. Laughed a decent amount which probably isn't good since it's deathly serious. Overall I had fun though. If there's one definite non-ironically good aspect to this, it's ah Emily Blunt. She was really great.
I had such high hopes for this being legitimately good, ah well. I might see it anyway since I'm home for long weekend and I haven't seen a movie in theaters in almost two months cause of school, which is really quite sad.

Also, what did people think of Sully? That's still playing too so I might try to go watch it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 08, 2016, 12:45:12 pm
Made some predictions midway through ah The Girl on the Train and nailed them all. Laughed a decent amount which probably isn't good since it's deathly serious. Overall I had fun though. If there's one definite non-ironically good aspect to this, it's ah Emily Blunt. She was really great.
I had such high hopes for this being legitimately good, ah well. I might see it anyway since I'm home for long weekend and I haven't seen a movie in theaters in almost two months cause of school, which is really quite sad.

Also, what did people think of Sully? That's still playing too so I might try to go watch it.
Sully was just okay.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 08, 2016, 07:58:29 pm
Made some predictions midway through ah The Girl on the Train and nailed them all. Laughed a decent amount which probably isn't good since it's deathly serious. Overall I had fun though. If there's one definite non-ironically good aspect to this, it's ah Emily Blunt. She was really great.
I had such high hopes for this being legitimately good, ah well. I might see it anyway since I'm home for long weekend and I haven't seen a movie in theaters in almost two months cause of school, which is really quite sad.

Also, what did people think of Sully? That's still playing too so I might try to go watch it.
I saw it. You could tell there wasn't enough ah material to fit a whole movie out of it. It's padded to an embarrassing extent and Clint Eastwood's directorial style causes some ah amateurish scenes visually.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 08, 2016, 08:13:53 pm
Made some predictions midway through ah The Girl on the Train and nailed them all. Laughed a decent amount which probably isn't good since it's deathly serious. Overall I had fun though. If there's one definite non-ironically good aspect to this, it's ah Emily Blunt. She was really great.
I had such high hopes for this being legitimately good, ah well. I might see it anyway since I'm home for long weekend and I haven't seen a movie in theaters in almost two months cause of school, which is really quite sad.
Eh, maybe give it a chance still. Something ah in my gut tells me that it might be a movie you'd like.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 08, 2016, 08:23:45 pm
Made some predictions midway through ah The Girl on the Train and nailed them all. Laughed a decent amount which probably isn't good since it's deathly serious. Overall I had fun though. If there's one definite non-ironically good aspect to this, it's ah Emily Blunt. She was really great.
I had such high hopes for this being legitimately good, ah well. I might see it anyway since I'm home for long weekend and I haven't seen a movie in theaters in almost two months cause of school, which is really quite sad.
Eh, maybe give it a chance still. Something ah in my gut tells me that it might be a movie you'd like.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-P6EolKb90 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-P6EolKb90)
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 08, 2016, 09:00:42 pm
Made some predictions midway through ah The Girl on the Train and nailed them all. Laughed a decent amount which probably isn't good since it's deathly serious. Overall I had fun though. If there's one definite non-ironically good aspect to this, it's ah Emily Blunt. She was really great.
I had such high hopes for this being legitimately good, ah well. I might see it anyway since I'm home for long weekend and I haven't seen a movie in theaters in almost two months cause of school, which is really quite sad.
Eh, maybe give it a chance still. Something ah in my gut tells me that it might be a movie you'd like.
Alright, thanks for the feedback on this and Sully. I'm going to see at least one of them this weekend, just gotta decide.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 08, 2016, 11:29:31 pm
Girl on the Train: 8/10

I do not agree with the critics here.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on October 08, 2016, 11:34:45 pm
Girl on the Train: 8/10

I do not agree with the critics here.
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Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 09, 2016, 04:35:52 am
Frankenstein (1994): 4/10
An underrated masterpiece IMO... I understand that a lot of people didn't like how Branagh made it very Shakespearean and over-dramatic, but I loved this aspect, not to mention it's very faithful to the tone of the book.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 09, 2016, 04:36:51 am
Finally got a chance to rewatch Unstoppable. That is a hell of a great fucking film. R.I.P. Tony Scott. 8.5/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 09, 2016, 01:45:03 pm
Finally got a chance to rewatch Unstoppable. That is a hell of a great fucking film. R.I.P. Tony Scott. 8.5/10.
Haven't seen it since it came out in theaters but I remember liking that one quite a bit. Very solid thriller.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on October 09, 2016, 09:07:23 pm
Le Samurai (1967) was phenomenal on so many levels. I can see the inspirations that films like Leon: The Professional or Drive took from this. The cold-steel protagonist that gets a deal gone wrong is the most clear one. Alain Delon is flawlessly cast as Jef Vostello and I like the dull color scheme around him that emphasizes his persona, especially his enigmatic nature that makes him so fascinating. The soundtrack is also nice, as the jazzy tones come together with the noir elements. The pacing for is also swift, never feeling a single dull moment throughout. I truly recommend it.

10/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 09, 2016, 09:20:06 pm
Deepwater Horizon: 8/10. And at last, Peter Berg leaves his Battleship days behind for good.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 10, 2016, 01:48:28 am
Kung Fury: 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 10, 2016, 03:12:53 am
Rewatched The Blair Witch Project finally. Hasn't lost a single mark of quality since the first time I saw it. 10/10, to date still my favorite horror film.
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Post by: Suspect #1 on October 10, 2016, 11:47:56 am
Eye in the Sky: 9/10
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Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 10, 2016, 06:32:41 pm
White Chicks: 3/10

That was some uncanny valley ****.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 10, 2016, 09:06:12 pm
Sully...not bad.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 10, 2016, 10:24:58 pm
Also, has anyone else here seen Happiness?  Same guy who directed Weiner-Dog.  One of the most fuсked up films I've seen, but also very good.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 10, 2016, 10:57:52 pm
Sully...not bad.
This surprises me.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on October 10, 2016, 11:02:17 pm
Also, has anyone else here seen Happiness?  Same guy who directed Weiner-Dog.  One of the most fuсked up films I've seen, but also very good.
Having been interested in that particular film for quite a while now, and I think it's a prerequisite before I get around to watching Weiner-Dog. Get around to his style and better comprehend the latter film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 10, 2016, 11:04:16 pm
I think it's a prerequisite before I get around to watching Weiner-Dog. Get around to his style and better comprehend the latter film.

The only prerequisite you need to watch a movie is to find that movie.  This isn't school, boy.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 11, 2016, 01:46:25 am
I liked Independence Day: Resurgence, A LOT more than I thought I would. It has flaws, duh, but man what an entertaining film. Probably my favorite from Emmerich so far.

7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 11, 2016, 03:51:06 am
The Magnificent Seven: 7/10

Granted, it's a a rather bare-bones script being carried by good directing and great acting. but it works surprisingly well.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 12, 2016, 02:11:18 am
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders - 7.5/10

About as goofy and campy as one might expect.

Gloriously so.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 12, 2016, 06:49:35 pm
Citizen Kane is a quality film.
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 12, 2016, 07:22:09 pm
Citizen Kane is a quality film.

That's one of those movies that only gets better every time I see it. Teared up the last time I watched it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 12, 2016, 07:31:21 pm
Citizen Kane is a quality film.

That's one of those movies that only gets better every time I see it. Teared up the last time I watched it.
Yeah, the more I think about it the better it gets. Such an incredible character study.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 12, 2016, 07:57:45 pm
Citizen Kane is a quality film.
Good movie.  Though for the so-called "greatest film of all time", it has some pretty gaping plot holes.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 13, 2016, 08:50:56 pm
Ouija: 4/10

Would've been a 1 if I wasn't laughing so much.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 13, 2016, 08:53:47 pm
Ouija: 4/10

Would've been a 1 if I wasn't laughing so much.
A bunch of my friends are seeing this tonight. Think I'll pass.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 13, 2016, 08:54:37 pm
Ouija: 4/10

Would've been a 1 if I wasn't laughing so much.
A bunch of my friends are seeing this tonight. Think I'll pass.

Not talking about the new one, lol.  Unless they're seeing the first one somewhere else?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 13, 2016, 09:07:04 pm
Ouija: 4/10

Would've been a 1 if I wasn't laughing so much.
A bunch of my friends are seeing this tonight. Think I'll pass.

Not talking about the new one, lol.  Unless they're seeing the first one somewhere else?
Pretty sure they're seeing the first one. Apparently the film school is showing it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 14, 2016, 01:16:54 am
Ouija: 4/10

Would've been a 1 if I wasn't laughing so much.
A bunch of my friends are seeing this tonight. Think I'll pass.

Not talking about the new one, lol.  Unless they're seeing the first one somewhere else?
Pretty sure they're seeing the first one. Apparently the film school is showing it.
What is the film school administration smoking?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 14, 2016, 01:25:37 am
Ouija: 4/10

Would've been a 1 if I wasn't laughing so much.
A bunch of my friends are seeing this tonight. Think I'll pass.

Not talking about the new one, lol.  Unless they're seeing the first one somewhere else?
Pretty sure they're seeing the first one. Apparently the film school is showing it.
What is the film school administration smoking?
Yeah, I was confused too. Apparently it actually was a pre-screening of the new one (which I've been hearing was decent, surprisingly). So I guess that makes more sense.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 14, 2016, 01:45:52 am
The Shining remains a high 10/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 14, 2016, 07:09:23 pm
Because we had taken a test yesterday and my teacher didn't feel like starting a new unit, we watched part of the apparent documentary adaptation of Freakonomics in Accounting today.

Speaking as a visual learner, the movie is possibly more disjointed than Suicide Squad, and people would probably get more out of reading the book.

What also hurt is that my teacher had The Social Network too, which I asked to have is watch, but he made the claim that it's R-rated (even though I'm certain it's PG-13) which would have required is to get permission slips and all that.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 14, 2016, 07:50:42 pm
Because we had taken a test yesterday and my teacher didn't feel like starting a new unit, we watched part of the apparent documentary adaptation of Freakonomics in Accounting today.

Speaking as a visual learner, the movie is possibly more disjointed than Suicide Squad, and people would probably get more out of reading the book.

What also hurt is that my teacher had The Social Network too, which I asked to have is watch, but he made the claim that it's R-rated (even though I'm certain it's PG-13) which would have required is to get permission slips and all that.
Never seen the movie but Freakonomics is probably my favorite book after and is one of the few that changed how I look at the world. Too bad the movie version apparently sucks, it's a great book that I'd recommend highly.

As for The Social Network, it's definitely PG-13, no idea what your teacher's on. Sorry you missed out on seeing it (if you haven't seen it before that is), that's a great film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 14, 2016, 08:07:52 pm
Because we had taken a test yesterday and my teacher didn't feel like starting a new unit, we watched part of the apparent documentary adaptation of Freakonomics in Accounting today.

Speaking as a visual learner, the movie is possibly more disjointed than Suicide Squad, and people would probably get more out of reading the book.

What also hurt is that my teacher had The Social Network too, which I asked to have is watch, but he made the claim that it's R-rated (even though I'm certain it's PG-13) which would have required is to get permission slips and all that.
Never seen the movie but Freakonomics is probably my favorite book after and is one of the few that changed how I look at the world. Too bad the movie version apparently sucks, it's a great book that I'd recommend highly.

As for The Social Network, it's definitely PG-13, no idea what your teacher's on. Sorry you missed out on seeing it (if you haven't seen it before that is), that's a great film.

Will you still love me when i'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul!?
I know you will
I know you will
I know you still will!
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 14, 2016, 08:14:19 pm
Because we had taken a test yesterday and my teacher didn't feel like starting a new unit, we watched part of the apparent documentary adaptation of Freakonomics in Accounting today.

Speaking as a visual learner, the movie is possibly more disjointed than Suicide Squad, and people would probably get more out of reading the book.

What also hurt is that my teacher had The Social Network too, which I asked to have is watch, but he made the claim that it's R-rated (even though I'm certain it's PG-13) which would have required is to get permission slips and all that.
Never seen the movie but Freakonomics is probably my favorite book after and is one of the few that changed how I look at the world. Too bad the movie version apparently sucks, it's a great book that I'd recommend highly.

As for The Social Network, it's definitely PG-13, no idea what your teacher's on. Sorry you missed out on seeing it (if you haven't seen it before that is), that's a great film.

Will you still love me when i'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul!?
I know you will
I know you will
I know you still will!
Nah fam, I heard that song way too much junior year.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 14, 2016, 08:34:44 pm
Because we had taken a test yesterday and my teacher didn't feel like starting a new unit, we watched part of the apparent documentary adaptation of Freakonomics in Accounting today.

Speaking as a visual learner, the movie is possibly more disjointed than Suicide Squad, and people would probably get more out of reading the book.

What also hurt is that my teacher had The Social Network too, which I asked to have is watch, but he made the claim that it's R-rated (even though I'm certain it's PG-13) which would have required is to get permission slips and all that.
Never seen the movie but Freakonomics is probably my favorite book after and is one of the few that changed how I look at the world. Too bad the movie version apparently sucks, it's a great book that I'd recommend highly.

As for The Social Network, it's definitely PG-13, no idea what your teacher's on. Sorry you missed out on seeing it (if you haven't seen it before that is), that's a great film.

Will you still love me when i'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul!?
I know you will
I know you will
I know you still will!
Nah fam, I heard that song way too much junior year.

That song is my jam.  I used to make fun of John for liking her, but that lady makes good music.  Probably will kill myself to one of her songs.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 15, 2016, 02:49:36 am
Storks: 6/10

It's a pretty typical, noisy, and cliche kids flick, but it's got enough of a semblance of a soul to make it difficult to really dislike or full-on hate IMO.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 15, 2016, 03:01:02 am
Sleeping Dogs Lie: 5/10

Somewhat enjoyable but mostly mediocre first effort from Bobcat Goldthwait.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 15, 2016, 05:22:51 am
Gone Girl holds up pretty damn well. God, I love that ending. Also, is it bad that I kinda love Amy Dunne?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 15, 2016, 03:52:56 pm
I've been getting into a bunch of True Crime stuff lately so I watched the Netflix doc on Amanda Knox. Kind of surface level but also interesting, particularly to someone who had no prior knowledge of the case. I tend to think these things work better with shows where they have more time to develop but this was solid and an interesting indictment of a judicial system/media circus gone very wrong.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 15, 2016, 03:54:18 pm
I've been getting into a bunch of True Crime stuff lately so I watched the Netflix doc on Amanda Knox. Kind of surface level but also interesting, particularly to someone who had no prior knowledge of the case. I tend to think these things work better with shows where they have more time to develop but this was solid and an interesting indictment of a judicial system/media circus gone very wrong.
I'm assuming you saw Making a Murderer if this is the case. Was it as good as I heard if you have seen it?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 15, 2016, 04:04:13 pm
I've been getting into a bunch of True Crime stuff lately so I watched the Netflix doc on Amanda Knox. Kind of surface level but also interesting, particularly to someone who had no prior knowledge of the case. I tend to think these things work better with shows where they have more time to develop but this was solid and an interesting indictment of a judicial system/media circus gone very wrong.
I'm assuming you saw Making a Murderer if this is the case. Was it as good as I heard if you have seen it?
I actually only saw about half of that one, not because it wasn't good (it was, and the first couple episodes were particularly strong) but because soon after I got into that show I got hit with a ton of work and just fell out of watching TV for a while for some reason. I find it hard to return to shows sometimes so I never quite got around to finishing. From what I saw though, it was quite good although it was starting to slow down some.

However, I should add that People vs. OJ Simpson is currently my favorite thing from the genre for sure.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 15, 2016, 04:09:10 pm
I can't remember if Amanda Knox was the one who murdered that girl in Italy or if she's the girl who stabbed her boyfriend 70 times while he was in the shower.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 15, 2016, 04:12:50 pm
I can't remember if Amanda Knox was the one who murdered that girl in Italy or if she's the girl who stabbed her boyfriend 70 times while he was in the shower.

Okay, Jodi Arias was the boyfriend one.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 15, 2016, 04:40:34 pm
I can't remember if Amanda Knox was the one who murdered that girl in Italy or if she's the girl who stabbed her boyfriend 70 times while he was in the shower.
Italy one, although I'm pretty certain she didn't do it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 15, 2016, 11:17:01 pm
Deepwater Horizon: 9.5/10

I really did like this movie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 16, 2016, 12:11:08 am
The Magnificent 5/10

A movie that relies on its ensemble's talents.  Take away Washington, Hawke, and Pine (don't remember his name so I'll just call him Chris Pine) and you have an average film.  Cool actors, zero twists.  Plays it safe.  I also liked the Asian guy.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 16, 2016, 12:34:13 am
The Magnificent 5/10

A movie that relies on its ensemble's talents.  Take away Washington, Hawke, and Pine (don't remember his name so I'll just call him Chris Pine) and you have an average film.  Cool actors, zero twists.  Plays it safe.  I also liked the Asian guy.

I honestly thought that
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 16, 2016, 12:43:43 am
For those of you who've seen the Magnificent Seven remake, do they reuse the classic theme? I can only assume they do...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 16, 2016, 01:24:50 am
For those of you who've seen the Magnificent Seven remake, do they reuse the classic theme? I can only assume they do...

Never saw the original but I saw Seven Samurai.  There's an Asian guy in the film and his specialty is knives.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 16, 2016, 01:30:06 am
For those of you who've seen the Magnificent Seven remake, do they reuse the classic theme? I can only assume they do...

Never saw the original but I saw Seven Samurai.  There's an Asian guy in the film and his specialty is knives.

Did they use this music?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iteRKvRKFA

Also, without spoiling anything, can you explain why some reviewers called it a "referendum on Trumpism?" I was a little confused by that.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 16, 2016, 01:36:16 am
For those of you who've seen the Magnificent Seven remake, do they reuse the classic theme? I can only assume they do...

Never saw the original but I saw Seven Samurai.  There's an Asian guy in the film and his specialty is knives.

Did they use this music?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iteRKvRKFA

Also, without spoiling anything, can you explain why some reviewers called it a "referendum on Trumpism?" I was a little confused by that.

I honestly don't remember.

Probably has something to do with the main villain being a tyrannical leader and utilizes capitalism to justify his deeds.  I mean you could pull a parallel with any rich evil villain from any film and draw a parallel with Trump. He's a character
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 16, 2016, 02:28:56 am
For those of you who've seen the Magnificent Seven remake, do they reuse the classic theme? I can only assume they do...

Never saw the original but I saw Seven Samurai.  There's an Asian guy in the film and his specialty is knives.

Did they use this music?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iteRKvRKFA

IIRC, they used it as the end credits music.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 16, 2016, 09:27:58 am
Because we had taken a test yesterday and my teacher didn't feel like starting a new unit, we watched part of the apparent documentary adaptation of Freakonomics in Accounting today.

Speaking as a visual learner, the movie is possibly more disjointed than Suicide Squad, and people would probably get more out of reading the book.

What also hurt is that my teacher had The Social Network too, which I asked to have is watch, but he made the claim that it's R-rated (even though I'm certain it's PG-13) which would have required is to get permission slips and all that.
Never seen the movie but Freakonomics is probably my favorite book after and is one of the few that changed how I look at the world. Too bad the movie version apparently sucks, it's a great book that I'd recommend highly.

As for The Social Network, it's definitely PG-13, no idea what your teacher's on. Sorry you missed out on seeing it (if you haven't seen it before that is), that's a great film.

Will you still love me when i'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul!?
I know you will
I know you will
I know you still will!
Nah fam, I heard that song way too much junior year.

Probably will kill myself to one of her songs.

Do it during the summer.  Play Summertime Sadness.  Life goal accomplished.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 17, 2016, 12:36:39 am
Shin Godzilla: 10/10

Here's my review on it: 

I woke up this morning still thinking about how much I loved Shin Godzilla. I have to change a statement I made in my previous review. This is the best Godzilla film since the 1954 original. In an age where studios play things safe with their reboots, hearkening back to a series' glory days instead of making something that feels more new, Toho and Hideaki Anno decided to take a risk. They gave us something very new and fresh in the Godzilla series. Instead of focusing of destruction, Shin Godzilla focuses on the solution. It might be even more inspiring than The Martian, a film it's compared to. Sure, there's thrilling sequences of massive destruction and chaos, but this is the most human film in the series since the original. It's a dialogue driven film, where most of the action is words and people shuffling around trying to solve a global crisis. It's a movie that feels like a breath of fresh in the current climate of both film and politics. A Godzilla film with true substance.

I'm so relieved to see fellow Godzilla fans embrace this daring film. It shows that the fans can accept changes to a formula that has been sort of the same for decades. It even changes how we see Godzilla. He's the most fearsome he's ever been. And his ability to evolve and adapt is a fresh and exciting take on the iconic character. He needed this, I think. This film shows what a reboot is capable of. To change the way we see things for the better. I can only hope that the sequel is able to continue this, and give us another stage of evolution for this series.

I cannot really stress how much I adore this movie. I am itching to see it again. And again. I never thought I'd feel this strongly about a new Godzilla film. I need to change another statement too. This film didn't meet my expectations. It exceeded them. I am excited for this film to receive a home video release so that everybody has a chance to see this exceptional film. In a year that has been disappointing many film fans, a film like Shin Godzilla feels like a true cinematic miracle.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 17, 2016, 01:05:48 am
I have no idea what to think of Wild at Heart...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 17, 2016, 05:40:56 am
I have no idea what to think of Wild at Heart...
Quality moovy. One of Cage's best performances.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 17, 2016, 08:03:21 pm
I have no idea what to think of Wild at Heart...
9/10 film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 17, 2016, 09:17:11 pm
I have no idea what to think of Wild at Heart...
9/10 film.

Cage elevated that film so much. I just think the Wizard of Oz references got a little heavy-handed after a while.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 20, 2016, 05:39:27 am
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: 9/10

Went into this one completely blind. Highly, highly suggest it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 21, 2016, 06:27:51 pm
The Da Vinci Code: 5/10

Some parts I was interested.  Some parts were so dull I almost fell asleep.  Solid performances kept it afloat.  Not the worst movie you could make, although it could've been a lot better.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 06:29:57 pm
The Da Vinci Code: 5/10

Some parts were so dull I almost fell asleep.
Why would you watch a two and a half hour movie if you were tired?

Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 21, 2016, 06:30:50 pm
The Da Vinci Code: 5/10

Some parts were so dull I almost fell asleep.
Why would you watch a two and a half hour movie if you were tired?



To be fair to Moody, I was wide awake when i started the Da Vinci Code, and fell asleep an hour later.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 21, 2016, 06:31:51 pm
The Da Vinci Code: 5/10

Some parts were so dull I almost fell asleep.
Why would you watch a two and a half hour movie if you were tired?



That was hyperbole.  I was just saying that some parts were dull and failed to intrigue me.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 06:34:15 pm
That was hyperbole.  I was just saying that some parts were dull and failed to intrigue me.
Not really a shining example of hyperbole, but whatever.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 21, 2016, 06:56:47 pm
Finished the movie. We're at a pet store now.

Oh, and it was like a 6/10. Very average.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 21, 2016, 06:58:03 pm
Finished the movie. We're at a pet store now.

Oh, and it was like a 6/10. Very average.

This is why you'll never get laid.  You're talking to us when you should be talking to your hand.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 06:58:11 pm
Finished the movie. We're at a pet store now.
Don't do anything you'll regret in 9 months.



Adopt. Don't shop.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 21, 2016, 07:24:24 pm
Finished the movie. We're at a pet store now.
Don't do anything you'll regret in 9 months.



Adopt. Don't shop.
We were just there for a heat lamp she needed to buy for her pet tortoise.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 07:25:26 pm
We were just there for a heat lamp she needed to buy for her pet tortoise.
So how is your date going?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 21, 2016, 07:26:36 pm
We were just there for a heat lamp she needed to buy for her pet tortoise.
So how is your date going?

I knew a Sarah in high school.  She was in the 10th grade and I was in 12th.  Damn... still having fantasies, though.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 07:27:49 pm
I knew a Sarah in high school.  She was in the 10th grade and I was in 12th.  Damn... still having fantasies, though.
Keep them to yourself.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 21, 2016, 07:29:51 pm
I knew a Sarah in high school.  She was in the 10th grade and I was in 12th.  Damn... still having fantasies, though.
Keep them to yourself.

She was Mexican.  I had fantasies of her mowing my lawn.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 07:30:48 pm
She was Mexican.  I had fantasies of her mowing my lawn.
I said keep them to yourself you sick fuck. I don't want to read about her mowing your lawn.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 21, 2016, 07:32:01 pm
She was Mexican.  I had fantasies of her mowing my lawn.
I said keep them to yourself you sick fuck. I don't want to read about her mowing your lawn.

She used a John Deere lawn mower too.  Freshly cut blades.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 07:35:11 pm
She used a John Deere lawn mower too.  Freshly cut blades.
This is literally rivaling the John Tyler confessions. Stop.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: JohnBot on October 21, 2016, 07:35:50 pm
We were just there for a heat lamp she needed to buy for her pet tortoise.
So how is your date going?

Danny Oh's Date With Sarah (2016)

Director: Dan Xiou Oh
Writer: Dan Xiou Oh
Starring: Dan Xiou Oh

Review: "Though it is vividly well-imagined, Danny Oh's Date With Sarah sadly succumbs to genre cliches and, inevitably, a lack of realism that renders the material inert, depriving the viewer of a real connection to the characters and evolving into a dull-as-dishwater, by-the-numbers storyline, making it difficult to believe the shoehorned-in events in the film."

Score: 10/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 21, 2016, 07:37:16 pm
She used a John Deere lawn mower too.  Freshly cut blades.
This is literally rivaling the John Tyler confessions. Stop.

You're acting like I'm telling you about how I can't fap.  I just like having Mexicans mow my lawn.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 07:38:55 pm
You're acting like I'm telling you about how I can't fap.  I just like having Mexicans mow my lawn.
Oh. Well, in that case, that's a good idea. They do excellent work.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 21, 2016, 07:40:13 pm
You're acting like I'm telling you about how I can't fap.  I just like having Mexicans mow my lawn.
Oh. Well, in that case, that's a good idea. They do excellent work.

What's your price?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 21, 2016, 07:41:53 pm
We were just there for a heat lamp she needed to buy for her pet tortoise.
So how is your date going?
It's not a date. We're platonic friends. She already has a boyfriend. And I'm home now. We ate lunch before the movie and talked and walked.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 07:42:07 pm
What's your price?
$20 an hour. I do the work w/out the use of gas powered lawn mowers or leaf blowers. I use my bare hands with a rake and broom. It's called green gardening. It's a hit in liberal communities. I make a lot of money.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 07:42:40 pm
It's not a date. We're platonic friends. She already has a boyfriend. And I'm home now. We ate lunch before the movie and talked and walked.
Well, excuse me then.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 21, 2016, 07:43:29 pm
It's not a date. We're platonic friends. She already has a boyfriend. And I'm home now. We ate lunch before the movie and talked and walked.
Well, excuse me then.

What kinda bitch lets another man take his girlfriend out to see a movie?  Boy, I'd be whooping Danny's ass come Monday.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 07:44:47 pm
What kinda bitch lets another man take his girlfriend out to see a movie?  Boy, I'd be whooping Danny's ass come Monday.
Danny is moving in. He's like a hawk. He zeroes in on a chick, he goes for the score.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 21, 2016, 07:47:19 pm
What kinda bitch lets another man take his girlfriend out to see a movie?  Boy, I'd be whooping Danny's ass come Monday.
Danny is moving in. He's like a hawk. He zeroes in on a chick, he goes for the score.

Danny's apart of the Xiou Oh family.  Yes you read that right.  The Legendary Xiou Oh family.  The family known for inventing Tae Kwon Do.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 07:48:04 pm
Danny's apart of the Xiou Oh family.  Yes you read that right.  The Legendary Xiou Oh family.  The family known for inventing Tae Kwon Do.
He's gonna Tae Kwon Do that chick.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 21, 2016, 08:15:28 pm
Rewatched Jack Reacher. Yep, still one of my favorite movies. Slick, tense, subtle, subdued, and gripping to the very core, with what might be Tom Cruise's best performance. 10/10 film. Seeing Never Go Back tomorrow.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 21, 2016, 08:31:05 pm
Rewatched Jack Reacher. Yep, still one of my favorite movies. Slick, tense, subtle, subdued, and gripping to the very core, with what might be Tom Cruise's best performance. 10/10 film. Seeing Never Go Back tomorrow.
You know what Jed?  You probably have a career in acting after all.  A promising one.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 21, 2016, 11:09:08 pm
We were just there for a heat lamp she needed to buy for her pet tortoise.
So how is your date going?
It's not a date. We're platonic friends. She already has a boyfriend. And I'm home now. We ate lunch before the movie and talked and walked.
That's how my girlfriend and I started out. She ended up dumping the other guy for me. I think you are in a good position. Have hope.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 21, 2016, 11:35:48 pm
We were just there for a heat lamp she needed to buy for her pet tortoise.
So how is your date going?
It's not a date. We're platonic friends. She already has a boyfriend. And I'm home now. We ate lunch before the movie and talked and walked.
That's how my girlfriend and I started out. She ended up dumping the other guy for me. I think you are in a good position. Have hope.
Yeah... but they've been together for some time now. I think it's close to a year or two.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on October 22, 2016, 12:48:50 am
The Fly (1986): 9/10

Goldblum, you were wonderful.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 22, 2016, 04:12:55 am
Another movie night with the roommates led us to Nightcrawler.

Solid 8/10.

Damn fine film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 22, 2016, 11:35:41 am
Another movie night with the roommates led us to Nightcrawler.

Solid 8/10.

Damn fine film.

That movie has continued to grow on me since I first saw it. One of the best films of its year.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 22, 2016, 11:38:42 am
Another movie night with the roommates led us to Nightcrawler.

Solid 8/10.

Damn fine film.

That movie has continued to grow on me since I first saw it. One of the best films of its year.

You should get that check out.  Might be a tumor.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 22, 2016, 11:39:52 am
Another movie night with the roommates led us to Nightcrawler.

Solid 8/10.

Damn fine film.

That movie has continued to grow on me since I first saw it. One of the best films of its year.

You should get that check out.  Might be a tumor.

You're right, I should get a check out. Chemotherapy is expensive.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 22, 2016, 03:30:14 pm
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back was a fun, competent, solid action film, nothing more and nothing less. It doesn't even hold a candle to the first film, but it was nice seeing the character in action again. 7/10. I definitely hope for a third film.

EDIT: Dropping that to a 6.5/10. Maybe my expectations were a bit too high considering my love for the first film, but I can't help but feel a bit disappointed.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 22, 2016, 04:19:24 pm
Rewatched Jack Reacher. Yep, still one of my favorite movies. Slick, tense, subtle, subdued, and gripping to the very core, with what might be Tom Cruise's best performance. 10/10 film. Seeing Never Go Back tomorrow.
....what?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 22, 2016, 05:01:02 pm
Rewatched Jack Reacher. Yep, still one of my favorite movies. Slick, tense, subtle, subdued, and gripping to the very core, with what might be Tom Cruise's best performance. 10/10 film. Seeing Never Go Back tomorrow.
....what?
Yeah I'm confused by that too. I think the first Jack Reacher is one of the least memorable movies I've ever seen.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 22, 2016, 05:44:42 pm
Rewatched Jack Reacher. Yep, still one of my favorite movies. Slick, tense, subtle, subdued, and gripping to the very core, with what might be Tom Cruise's best performance. 10/10 film. Seeing Never Go Back tomorrow.
....what?
Yeah I'm confused by that too. I think the first Jack Reacher is one of the least memorable movies I've ever seen.
Completely agree. Aside from a nice opening scene and Werner Herzog, I can't think of anything about it I really liked. Hell, I don't even remember the ending, and I saw this film less than a year ago.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 22, 2016, 06:16:06 pm
Rewatched Jack Reacher. Yep, still one of my favorite movies. Slick, tense, subtle, subdued, and gripping to the very core, with what might be Tom Cruise's best performance. 10/10 film. Seeing Never Go Back tomorrow.
....what?
Yeah I'm confused by that too. I think the first Jack Reacher is one of the least memorable movies I've ever seen.
Completely agree. Aside from a nice opening scene and Werner Herzog, I can't think of anything about it I really liked. Hell, I don't even remember the ending, and I saw this film less than a year ago.
I honestly don't think I remember one plot point from that movie. I remember the action set piece at the quarry (I think- I have a picture of it in my mind anyway) and that's pretty much it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Rupert Pupkin on October 22, 2016, 09:20:04 pm
In A Valley of Violence should be retitled John Wick Goes West. 6/10. Maybe a 7/10 in a few days.

Edit: Even John admits it! Check out his Letterboxd review. He still gave it a 9/10 though.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 22, 2016, 09:28:52 pm
In A Valley of Violence should be retitled John Wick Goes West. 6/10. Maybe a 7/10 in a few days.

Edit: Even John admits it! Check out his Letterboxd review. He still gave it a 9/10 though.

dammit.  thanks for spoiling the dog's death
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 22, 2016, 10:43:27 pm
Silence of the Lambs.....might have to give this one a 10/10....
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 22, 2016, 11:03:58 pm
OFFICIAL: The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named = DETHRONED
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 22, 2016, 11:07:00 pm
OFFICIAL: The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named = DETHRONED
By what?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 22, 2016, 11:08:22 pm
OFFICIAL: The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named = DETHRONED
By what?

(https://resizing.flixster.com/57BHVOMGG_CJVvCJXEcjxiuyjcc=/206x305/v1.bTsxMTE2ODg2NztqOzE3MTg0OzEyMDA7ODAwOzEyMDA)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 22, 2016, 11:11:40 pm
OFFICIAL: The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named = DETHRONED
By what?
(https://resizing.flixster.com/57BHVOMGG_CJVvCJXEcjxiuyjcc=/206x305/v1.bTsxMTE2ODg2NztqOzE3MTg0OzEyMDA7ODAwOzEyMDA)
Huh...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 22, 2016, 11:13:11 pm
Incoming Tut rant?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 22, 2016, 11:14:49 pm
OFFICIAL: The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named = DETHRONED
By what?
(https://resizing.flixster.com/57BHVOMGG_CJVvCJXEcjxiuyjcc=/206x305/v1.bTsxMTE2ODg2NztqOzE3MTg0OzEyMDA7ODAwOzEyMDA)
Huh...

However, this isn't fully official, I suppose. I had to turn this film off. I was experiencing suffering on a level I never thought was possible. Had I continued, I'm confident it would have shattered all previous anus-of-cinema records. For now, I will not give it a score.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 22, 2016, 11:20:15 pm
I hear that Dune is pretty bad, but I would have never thought "worst movie ever" level bad.

I'm tempted to watch it now.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 22, 2016, 11:23:24 pm
I hear that Dune is pretty bad, but I would have never thought "worst movie ever" level bad.

I'm tempted to watch it now.

I didn't think it was going to be that terrible either. But apparently it was panned back in the day (deservedly, too). Ebert said it was the worst movie of the year.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 22, 2016, 11:27:35 pm
I didn't think it was going to be that terrible either. But apparently it was panned back in the day (deservedly, too). Ebert said it was the worst movie of the year.
I've loved every Lynch movie I've seen so far, so it's hard to imagine him making something of that quality. Blue Velvet was his follow up too.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 23, 2016, 12:30:23 am
I didn't think it was going to be that terrible either. But apparently it was panned back in the day (deservedly, too). Ebert said it was the worst movie of the year.
I've loved every Lynch movie I've seen so far, so it's hard to imagine him making something of that quality. Blue Velvet was his follow up too.

Actually, I'm very curious to hear your opinion on this film now. It's a lot like Warcraft now that I think about it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 23, 2016, 12:35:03 am
Actually, I'm very curious to hear your opinion on this film now. It's a lot like Warcraft now that I think about it.
Huh. So it throws you into a universe with subtle hints at how things work in dialogue and stuff? I like when films do that. Maybe I'll enjoy it then. I can't imagine I'll hate it as you do. I only hate a very few movies anyway.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 23, 2016, 01:01:27 am
Actually, I'm very curious to hear your opinion on this film now. It's a lot like Warcraft now that I think about it.
Huh. So it throws you into a universe with subtle hints at how things work in dialogue and stuff? I like when films do that. Maybe I'll enjoy it then. I can't imagine I'll hate it as you do. I only hate a very few movies anyway.

Uh... sure. But I will say this-- if Warcraft was confusing, this movie was downright incomprehensible. The hints aren't so much "subtle" as they are "nonexistent."
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 23, 2016, 01:04:31 am
Uh... sure. But I will say this-- if Warcraft was confusing, this movie was downright incomprehensible. The hints aren't so much "subtle" as they are "nonexistent."
Sounds interesting. I love Under the Skin too, and that film is described by many as incomprehensible. I'll be checking this out.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 23, 2016, 01:51:44 am
Silence of the Lambs.....might have to give this one a 10/10....
In my top 20 all time, such a masterpiece. Hopkins' performance is one of the best I've ever seen.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 23, 2016, 01:52:48 am
Silence of the Lambs.....might have to give this one a 10/10....
Truly one of the greats.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 23, 2016, 01:53:23 am
OFFICIAL: The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named = DETHRONED
By what?
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Huh...

However, this isn't fully official, I suppose. I had to turn this film off. I was experiencing suffering on a level I never thought was possible. Had I continued, I'm confident it would have shattered all previous anus-of-cinema records. For now, I will not give it a score.
I know this could cause you pain, but please finish it and write a review. Few things make me laugh more than you tearing into a film you really hate.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 23, 2016, 10:36:29 am
Dune isn't even that bad of a film....
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 23, 2016, 07:25:44 pm
Keeping up with the Joneses: 3/10

Very mediocre film.  A few laughs, but I'll probably forget I saw it next week.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 23, 2016, 07:39:02 pm
Dune isn't even that bad of a film....

Neither was Man of Steel.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 23, 2016, 08:05:30 pm
Curious.

Should I be insulted that Diego had to rip off his jeer from someone else?

Or honored that I got to be the one that inspired it?

Decisions, decisions.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 23, 2016, 08:10:35 pm
Curious.

Should I be insulted that Diego had to rip off his jeer from someone else?

Or honored that I got to be the one that inspired it?

Decisions, decisions.

I'm not going to waste my time on a rebuttal.  I'm going to relegate my response to an "old" rating, because that's all your attempts at starting another argument are: old.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 23, 2016, 08:15:29 pm
Curious.

Should I be insulted that Diego had to rip off his jeer from someone else?

Or honored that I got to be the one that inspired it?

Decisions, decisions.

I'm not going to waste my time on a rebuttal.  I'm going to relegate my response to an "old" rating, because that's all your attempts at starting another argument are: old.

but relative to the time the Earth has been around... no argument is old. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 23, 2016, 08:20:20 pm
Curious.

Should I be insulted that Diego had to rip off his jeer from someone else?

Or honored that I got to be the one that inspired it?

Decisions, decisions.

I'm not going to waste my time on a rebuttal.  I'm going to relegate my response to an "old" rating, because that's all your attempts at starting another argument are: old.

Honored it is.

I have inspired Tut the Great and Powerful.

Few accomplishments in one's life can compare.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 23, 2016, 08:27:15 pm
Curious.

Should I be insulted that Diego had to rip off his jeer from someone else?

Or honored that I got to be the one that inspired it?

Decisions, decisions.

I'm not going to waste my time on a rebuttal.  I'm going to relegate my response to an "old" rating, because that's all your attempts at starting another argument are: old.

Honored it is.

I have inspired Tut the Great and Powerful.

Few accomplishments in one's life can compare.

I admit it.

You've inspired me.

I'll even start dividing my paragraphs into one sentence each from now on.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 23, 2016, 08:32:18 pm
Curious.

Should I be insulted that Diego had to rip off his jeer from someone else?

Or honored that I got to be the one that inspired it?

Decisions, decisions.

I'm not going to waste my time on a rebuttal.  I'm going to relegate my response to an "old" rating, because that's all your attempts at starting another argument are: old.

Honored it is.

I have inspired Tut the Great and Powerful.

Few accomplishments in one's life can compare.

I admit it.

You've inspired me.

I'll even start dividing my paragraphs into one sentence each from now on.

Now we can both read like William Shatner!

Life is good.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 23, 2016, 10:12:28 pm
The worms are the spice, Diego....
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 24, 2016, 04:03:20 pm
Rewatched The Graduate last night. So **** good.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 24, 2016, 08:20:36 pm
Rewatched The Graduate last night. So **** good.

10/10 film. One of the greatest ever made.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 24, 2016, 08:22:50 pm
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10/10 film. One of the greatest ever made.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 24, 2016, 08:24:03 pm
Rewatched the following over the last few days:

28 Days Later: 9/10

Resident Evil: Retribution: 8/10

Shenmue: The Movie: 7/10

Godzilla vs the Sea Monster: 8/10

Yakuza Apocalypse: 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 24, 2016, 10:38:09 pm

Resident Evil: Retribution: 8/10
Guessing this one is a joke
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 24, 2016, 10:41:27 pm
Guessing this one is a joke
On entertainment value, no. On overall quality, yes.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 24, 2016, 10:43:30 pm
Guessing this one is a joke
On entertainment value, no. On overall quality, yes.

Better than Triangle, tbh.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 24, 2016, 10:45:50 pm
Better than Triangle, tbh.
Never saw it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 24, 2016, 10:47:01 pm
Better than Triangle, tbh.
Never saw it.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9_yNuPIWEU  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9_yNuPIWEU)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on October 24, 2016, 10:47:19 pm
Guessing this one is a joke
On entertainment value, no. On overall quality, yes.

Better than Triangle, tbh.

You deserve your roommate. And this is coming from a guy who likes the Resident Evil films.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 25, 2016, 02:40:59 am
I was somewhat underwhelmed by Young Frankenstein. Think I must have had my expectations too high. Still, it's a good film. Loved the whole structure of it. Plus, Gene Wilder is always wonderful.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 25, 2016, 06:21:03 pm
Re-watched Children of Men. Incredible film. Made its way into my top 5.

Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 25, 2016, 06:26:39 pm
Rewatched Children of Men. Incredible film. Made it's way into my top 5.
Bad spelling my ass. Fuck you, Diego.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 25, 2016, 07:00:19 pm
Re-watched Children of Men. Incredible film. Made it's way into my top 5.

*happy now, you retards?*

Also, it's *its.   Not it's.   It's is an abbreviation of it is.  Its shows possession.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 25, 2016, 07:03:19 pm
Also, it's *its.   Not it's.   It's is an abbreviation of it is.  Its shows possession.
You're correct. I was wrong.

I'm sorry Diego and Caleb.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 25, 2016, 07:06:15 pm
Also, it's *its.   Not it's.   It's is an abbreviation of it is.  Its shows possession.
You're correct. I was wrong.

I'm sorry Diego and Caleb.

I'm not a dirt bag, who just randomly hits a button on a comment.  I'll help other users out, unlike Diego who just shames them.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 25, 2016, 07:07:22 pm
I'm not a dirt bag, who just randomly hits a button on a comment.  I'll help other users out, unlike Diego who just shames them.
Thank you, Cutler. You're a better user than you're given credit for.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 25, 2016, 07:18:12 pm
I'm not a dirt bag, who just randomly hits a button on a comment.  I'll help other users out, unlike Diego who just shames them.
Thank you, Cutler. You're a better user than you're given credit for.

I'm forever a mark because of one time where I temporarily banned people.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 25, 2016, 07:19:54 pm
I'm forever a mark because of one time where I temporarily banned people.
Forgive and forget, I say.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 25, 2016, 07:23:53 pm
I'm forever a mark because of one time where I temporarily banned people.
Forgive and forget, I say.

Never forget

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yIg94PujSRc/UjCVw7XNQ7I/AAAAAAAABUM/qKFqsDluEV4/s1600/Never+Forget.jpg)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 25, 2016, 08:07:49 pm
Also, it's *its.   Not it's.   It's is an abbreviation of it is.  Its shows possession.
You're correct. I was wrong.

I'm sorry Diego and Caleb.

I'm not a dirt bag, who just randomly hits a button on a comment.  I'll help other users out, unlike Diego who just shames them.

Why do we have "bad spelling" as a rating if we're not going to use it?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 25, 2016, 09:26:07 pm
Also, it's *its.   Not it's.   It's is an abbreviation of it is.  Its shows possession.
You're correct. I was wrong.

I'm sorry Diego and Caleb.
Lol I kinda felt bad about giving that rating but it seemed kinda funny since you lashed out a bit at Diego for giving you the bad spelling rating when there was some questionable grammar there :).
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: David Tanny on October 25, 2016, 09:29:20 pm
Lol I kinda felt bad about giving that rating but it seemed kinda funny since you lashed out a bit at Diego for giving you the bad spelling rating when there was some questionable grammar there :).
I just like to lash out at people over trivial things. It's the warrior's way. The way of the samurai.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 25, 2016, 09:35:55 pm
Also, it's *its.   Not it's.   It's is an abbreviation of it is.  Its shows possession.
You're correct. I was wrong.

I'm sorry Diego and Caleb.
Lol I kinda felt bad about giving that rating but it seemed kinda funny since you lashed out a bit at Diego for giving you the bad spelling rating when there was some questionable grammar there :).

This is perilously close to being a run-on sentence. Throw some commas in there.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 25, 2016, 10:33:23 pm
Also, it's *its.   Not it's.   It's is an abbreviation of it is.  Its shows possession.
You're correct. I was wrong.

I'm sorry Diego and Caleb.
Lol I kinda felt bad about giving that rating but it seemed kinda funny since you lashed out a bit at Diego for giving you the bad spelling rating when there was some questionable grammar there :).

This is perilously close to being a run-on sentence. Throw some commas in there.
Oh, it's absolutely a run on sentence. I just didn't see any immediate place to put a comma or break it up so I just left it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 26, 2016, 09:11:17 pm
In a Valley of Violence 6/10

John Wick comparisons are fair.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 26, 2016, 11:57:47 pm
Forgot to mention I watched Dead Man based on Catbus' recommendation. Good movie. A little slow at times, but I really liked the story. Depp gives a solid performance. I'd give it a score, but I think I'm starting to dislike number scoring, so let's just say I'd be curious about what other people on here think of it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 28, 2016, 10:25:19 am
Is Eye in the Sky worth watching? The theater by my school does a bunch of free screenings for students (a lot of them are for film classes but they let any student get in for free) and tonight they're showing Eye in the Sky. I feel like I remember people saying it was good but I don't really know anything about it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 28, 2016, 01:50:05 pm
Is Eye in the Sky worth watching? The theater by my school does a bunch of free screenings for students (a lot of them are for film classes but they let any student get in for free) and tonight they're showing Eye in the Sky. I feel like I remember people saying it was good but I don't really know anything about it.
I'd definitely give it a shot. It builds up tension very effectively, and its focus on drone warfare is fresh compared to archetypical modern war movie output.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 28, 2016, 06:18:02 pm
Watched The Devil Wears Prada in financial math class. 6/10. I liked the social commentary, the production design, and the phenomenal acting, but I felt like its message was a bit problematic, and the scenes of verbal abuse on Anne Hathaway's character eventually became overly cruel and unpleasant.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 28, 2016, 06:19:59 pm
Watched The Devil Wears Prada in financial math class. 6/10. I liked the social commentary, the production design, and the phenomenal acting, but I felt like its message was a bit problematic, and the scenes of verbal abuse on Anne Hathaway's character eventually became overly cruel and unpleasant.

"Financial math."
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 28, 2016, 08:20:12 pm
Watched The Devil Wears Prada in financial math class. 6/10. I liked the social commentary, the production design, and the phenomenal acting, but I felt like its message was a bit problematic, and the scenes of verbal abuse on Anne Hathaway's character eventually became overly cruel and unpleasant.

"Financial math."

Jed has special needs.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 28, 2016, 09:39:16 pm
Watched The Devil Wears Prada in financial math class. 6/10. I liked the social commentary, the production design, and the phenomenal acting, but I felt like its message was a bit problematic, and the scenes of verbal abuse on Anne Hathaway's character eventually became overly cruel and unpleasant.

"Financial math."

Jed has special needs.
Tut, there are three financial math classes at my school, all widely enrolled with a huge variety of kids. There are two kids in my class who are in AP Gov, for christ's sake. At the moment it seems to be a bit of a do-nothing class, but who knows how that may change. Plenty of schools have classes like that.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on October 28, 2016, 11:28:07 pm
Watching Nine Lives. This is just so... fascinating...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 28, 2016, 11:41:09 pm
Watched The Devil Wears Prada in financial math class. 6/10. I liked the social commentary, the production design, and the phenomenal acting, but I felt like its message was a bit problematic, and the scenes of verbal abuse on Anne Hathaway's character eventually became overly cruel and unpleasant.

"Financial math."

Jed has special needs.
Tut, there are three financial math classes at my school, all widely enrolled with a huge variety of kids. There are two kids in my class who are in AP Gov, for christ's sake. At the moment it seems to be a bit of a do-nothing class, but who knows how that may change. Plenty of schools have classes like that.

It's almost November...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 29, 2016, 09:03:35 am
Watching Nine Lives. This is just so... fascinating...

Welcome to the club.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 29, 2016, 02:59:27 pm
Watched The Devil Wears Prada in financial math class. 6/10. I liked the social commentary, the production design, and the phenomenal acting, but I felt like its message was a bit problematic, and the scenes of verbal abuse on Anne Hathaway's character eventually became overly cruel and unpleasant.

"Financial math."

Jed has special needs.
Tut, there are three financial math classes at my school, all widely enrolled with a huge variety of kids. There are two kids in my class who are in AP Gov, for christ's sake. At the moment it seems to be a bit of a do-nothing class, but who knows how that may change. Plenty of schools have classes like that.

It's almost November...
I don't know what you want me to say lol.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 29, 2016, 03:07:13 pm
Watched The Devil Wears Prada in financial math class. 6/10. I liked the social commentary, the production design, and the phenomenal acting, but I felt like its message was a bit problematic, and the scenes of verbal abuse on Anne Hathaway's character eventually became overly cruel and unpleasant.

"Financial math."

Jed has special needs.
Tut, there are three financial math classes at my school, all widely enrolled with a huge variety of kids. There are two kids in my class who are in AP Gov, for christ's sake. At the moment it seems to be a bit of a do-nothing class, but who knows how that may change. Plenty of schools have classes like that.

It's almost November...
I don't know what you want me to say lol.

All I want is an explanation. I'm greatly fascinated by this. If you don't ask your teacher what's going on, I swear, I'll find out what school you go to and contact them myself. Have you done any actual math at all this year?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 29, 2016, 03:24:51 pm
I'll find out what school you go to and contact them myself.

This was way too easy.

Go Clippers.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on October 29, 2016, 03:29:03 pm
I'll find out what school you go to and contact them myself.

This was way too easy.

Go Clippers.

Probably too easy to find anything about Jed.  Google searched his name once and came across this:

http://groffvacation.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 29, 2016, 03:57:49 pm
I'll find out what school you go to and contact them myself.

This was way too easy.

Go Clippers.

Probably too easy to find anything about Jed.  Google searched his name once and came across this:

http://groffvacation.blogspot.com/

I remember when Cutler found that back on RT. Still a classic. My favorite part is where we discovered that Jed's favorite TV show was iCarly.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 29, 2016, 04:09:48 pm
I'll find out what school you go to and contact them myself.

This was way too easy.

Go Clippers.

Dear [Name of Principal]

Though I am not a student at your school, my cousin does attend it, and he has told me some very odd things about your financial math classes that I feel I must confirm are real. According to him, he has spent this entire semester watching movies and TV shows such as "Everybody Loves Raymond" and has done virtually no math whatsoever. This is somewhat shocking to me, as by this point in my high school career, I was taking AP Calculus-- a class that involved no movies or anything of the sort.

The only explanation I can think of is that he is in some sort of special needs program, but I don't understand why that would be the case. He has expressed no interest in discovering why he has been taught next to nothing, but given that it is almost Halloween and he is still watching movies, I feel that I should reach out to you to try to ascertain the purpose of the class in question. What exactly are you teaching your students in financial math?

I await your response.

Cordially,

Diego Tutweiller
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 29, 2016, 05:10:39 pm
I'll find out what school you go to and contact them myself.

This was way too easy.

Go Clippers.

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Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on October 30, 2016, 01:39:27 am
What I watched during my break:

Beneath the Planet of the Apes: 6/10
Escape from the Planet of the Apes: 7/10
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes: 7/10
Battle for the Planet of the Apes: 4/10
Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August: 9/10
Playtime: 10/10
The Starving Games: 0/10
Cool as Ice: 5/10
The Magnificent Seven (2016): 8/10
Mr. Church: 4/10
Nosferatu (1922): 10/10
Hunt for the Wilderpeople: 10/10
Weekend at Bernie’s: 3/10
Weekend at Bernie’s II: 1/10
Snowden: 7/10
The 9th Life of Louis Drax: 5/10
Police Story: 10/10
The Handmaiden: 10/10
The Wailing: 10/10
Police Story 2: 8/10
Warcraft: 5/10 (rewatch)
Police Story 3: Supercop - 9/10
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead - 9/10
The Apartment: 10/10
Beyond Re-Animator: 6/10
Scanners II: The New Order - 5/10
Amityville: The Evil Escapes - 3/10
The Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting - 2/10
Night of the Demons 2: 7/10
[REC]2: 9/10
Tremors 2: Aftershocks - 8/10
Cannibal Holocaust: 10/10
The Bronze: 2/10
Ratchet & Clank: 2/10
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: 7/10
Norm of the North: 0/10
Deepwater Horizon: 8/10
Kairo (Pulse): 9/10
12 Angry Men: 10/10
No Tomorrow: A Turbo Kid Tale - 9/10 (short film)
Frontier(s): 4/10
Storks: 7/10
We Are What We Are (2010): 7/10
The Towering Inferno: 9/10
Masterminds: 2/10
We Are What We Are (2013): 8/10
Goodnight Mommy: 8/10
Don Verdean: 3/10
Scanner Cop: 5/10
Death Machine: 8/10 (rewatch)
Devil’s Pass: 2/10
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance: 10/10
Rosemary’s Baby: 10/10
Nashville: 10/10
Don’t Look Now: 10/10
Hero: 10/10
The Changeling: 10/10
The Girl on the Train: 6/10
Il Postino: The Postman - 8/10
Disturbing Behavior: 6/10
Kickboxer: Vengeance - 5/10
The 400 Blows: 10/10
Frailty: 9/10
The Birth of a Nation (2016): 8/10
Desierto: 6/10
Yoga Hosers: 1/10
The Free World: 7/10
Phantasm: Ravager - 2/10
La Dolce Vita: 10/10
Repulsion: 10/10
Breathless (1983): 9/10
Hear No Evil: 5/10
Imperium: 8/10
The Secret Life of Pets: 4/10
The Exorcist III: 9/10 (rewatch)
House on Haunted Hill (1959): 9/10
I Am Not a Serial Killer: 7/10
XOXO: 2/10
Marauders: 5/10
Wild Oats: 4/10
The Mind’s Eye: 7/10
Morris from America: 8/10
A Man Escaped: 10/10
Peeping Tom: 10/10
Captain Fantastic: 8/10
Sun Choke: 9/10
Wuthering Heights: 8/10
The Brides of Dracula: 8/10
Friend Request: 2/10
Scare Campaign: 8/10
Fender Bender: 6/10
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance: 10/10
Godzilla: Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) - 9/10
The Curse of the Werewolf: 9/10
Waltz with Bashir: 10/10
Martin: 10/10
American Honey: 10/10
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn: 2/10
Brain Damage: 7/10
The Accountant: 8/10
Tell Me How I Die: 2/10
Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared: 10/10
Little Sister: 8/10
Seven Samurai: 10/10
The Magnificent Seven (1960): 10/10
Max Steel: 3/10
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage: 9/10
Thoughtless: 8/10 (short film)
Jack Goes Home: 7/10
Justice League vs. Teen Titans: 7/10
Empty Spaces: 8/10 (short film)
Exit: 8/10 (short film)
Voice Male: 10/10 (short film)
Joe Woke Up at 6AM on a Monday: 10/10 (short film)
The Deluxe: 6/10 (short film)
Bad Times at Conformity High: 8/10 (short film)
The Laughing Man: 9/10 (short film)
Joker Rising: 10/10
December Boys: 7/10
Cat in the Brain: 8/10
Daylight’s End: 7/10
The Greasy Strangler: 0/10
Under the Shadow: 8/10
Sid & Nancy: 10/10
Castle Freak: 7/10
Into the Forest: 7/10
Elvis & Nixon: 7/10
The Rover: 9/10
Man’s Best Friend: 5/10
Mascots: 6/10
A Hologram for the King: 6/10
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride - 8/10
Something Wicked This Way Comes: 9/10
Alligator: 9/10
Ouija: Origin of Evil - 5/10
Silent Fall: 6/10
Courage Under Fire: 8/10
The Siege: 7/10
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - 8/10
About Last Night (1986): 7/10
The Expendables 2: 8/10 (rewatch)
The Killing Fields: 10/10
Link: 5/10
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: 10/10
In a Valley of Violence: 9/10
Nine Lives: 0/10
Queen of Katwe: 7/10
Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor): 6/10
Invaders from Mars (1953): 7/10
Invaders from Mars (1986): 7/10
13th: 10/10
Our Kind of Traitor: 7/10
Halloween III: Season of the Witch - 9/10 (rewatch)
Marvel's Daredevil Season 2: 10/10
The Escape (short film): 7/10
When a Stranger Calls (1979): 7/10
Elvis: 7/10
The Black Cat: 9/10
Dolan’s Cadillac: 3/10
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders - 8/10
Mary Poppins: 10/10 (rewatch)
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: 5/10
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song: 7/10
Spontaneous Combustion: 6/10
Inferno: 5/10
Baadasssss!: 8/10
Jaws 2: 8/10 (rewatch)
Holidays: 5/10
Enter the Void: 10/10
Dead & Buried: 8/10
The Old Dark House: 8/10
Keeping Up with the Joneses: 2/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 30, 2016, 02:31:51 am
Cafe Society was very similar to Hail Caesar in that a disjointed plot was compensated for with lovely performances and sharp dialogue. Probably not the best intro to Woody Allen, but for what it was, the film was a nice use of an hour and a half. I'll go with a B- for now, though it could rise.
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Post by: Jed Groff on October 30, 2016, 04:30:38 am
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - 8/10
Really?
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Post by: Suspect #1 on October 30, 2016, 08:29:23 am
Welcome to the club of people who saw Nine Lives, John!

Also, I thought I'd be the only one who liked Girl on the Train.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 30, 2016, 10:11:54 am
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - 8/10
Really?
Not gonna lie, the story's generic as all hell, but the characters and action made up for that.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on October 30, 2016, 10:12:48 am
Also, I thought I'd be the only one who liked Girl on the Train.
I can't say it's not a problematic film, but I thought it was decent for what it is. That being said, it could've been much better.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 30, 2016, 11:47:21 am
I did a bit of the math (not fully complete), but John... did you really waste 6 hours (which is the baseline time) a day watching movies?
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Post by: John Tyler on October 30, 2016, 11:55:21 am
I did a bit of the math (not fully complete), but John... did you really waste 6 hours (which is the baseline time) a day watching movies?
Theaters aside, I don't get out much.
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Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 30, 2016, 11:57:47 am
I did a bit of the math (not fully complete), but John... did you really waste 6 hours (which is the baseline time) a day watching movies?
Theaters aside, I don't get out much.

And when you add in school, John... you have only 9 hours of free time 5 days out of 7.  And 8 of those should be sleeping.  God Almighty, that's awful.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on October 30, 2016, 12:03:19 pm
And when you add in school, John... you have only 9 hours of free time 5 days out of 7.  And 8 of those should be sleeping.  God Almighty, that's awful.
Wasn't too bad for me. Even with the limited hours of sleep, I still go strong.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 30, 2016, 12:07:25 pm
Oh my god, John...


That's so many movies it almost blows my mind. Anyway, good to see you again though buddy!
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on October 30, 2016, 12:08:56 pm
Oh my god, John...


That's so many movies it almost blows my mind. Anyway, good to see you again though buddy!
Glad to be back, Paasche!
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on October 30, 2016, 12:10:35 pm
Watching Nine Lives. This is just so... fascinating...
Finished it. I found it impossible to rate. The first act had me laughing constantly even at times that I wasn't supposed to, the second act slowed down and came dangerously close to becoming painful, but the third picked up. Lots of dark undertones that are questionable in a PG film, along with some wanky zooming shots and some obvious use of green screen and CGI. Kevin Spacey is great as always, but Christopher Walken just looked bored throughout the runtime.
In fact, I'll probably scrap off the rating of GoE as well...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 30, 2016, 02:10:40 pm
My friend just took me to Rocky Horror Picture Show.



















Wut.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 30, 2016, 05:42:52 pm
Once Upon a Time in America was good. I had some issues with the editing, but it was a very sad story about friends and betrayal and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Not sure who I was supposed to root for, though...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on October 30, 2016, 08:35:56 pm
Still haven't decided on a score for Rocky Horror. That was just too surreal of an experience to fully comprehend just yet.

Also, saw Denial. Gonna go with a 7/10. Good, well-shot, fascinating drama with fantastic performances (particularly Timothy Spall, who I thought was Oscar-worthy), but I don't think it was as gripping as it wanted to be, and there wasn't a whole lot to it to make it stand out as a film, other than the performances.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on October 30, 2016, 08:55:07 pm
Army of One: 7/10

One of the top 5 craziest Cage performances.
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Post by: Frankie on October 30, 2016, 10:35:40 pm
Jack Reacher 2 was boring as hell.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 30, 2016, 11:05:04 pm
Gonna go with a 7/10 for Moonlight.

I thought the ideas it brought up over love, relationships, and living out your life were interesting, but most of them didn't really feel fully developed.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 31, 2016, 01:30:10 am
Army of One: 7/10

One of the top 5 craziest Cage performances.
Very excited to see this. Is it out yet or did you pirate it?
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Post by: John Tyler on October 31, 2016, 07:07:01 am
Army of One: 7/10

One of the top 5 craziest Cage performances.
Very excited to see this. Is it out yet or did you pirate it?
Watched it on putlocker.live.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on October 31, 2016, 04:06:32 pm
Halloween Film #1:
John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns
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Post by: John Tyler on October 31, 2016, 05:19:08 pm
Cigarette Burns: 7/10
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Post by: John Tyler on October 31, 2016, 05:36:13 pm
Halloween Film #2:
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on October 31, 2016, 07:45:33 pm
Halloween III still kicks ass.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 31, 2016, 07:47:16 pm
Halloween Film #3:
Trick 'r Treat
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 31, 2016, 09:11:49 pm
Halloween III still kicks ass.
Oh yes it does.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on October 31, 2016, 09:24:26 pm
Trick 'r Treat is another film that gets better on rewatches.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on October 31, 2016, 09:26:26 pm
Halloween Film #4 (last one):
Crimson Peak
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Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on October 31, 2016, 09:30:12 pm
After rewatching the Thing, I am convinced that
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 31, 2016, 09:44:41 pm
Halloween Film #4 (last one):
Crimson Peak
I wish I could watch some movies too, but I have tests to study for and some homework (albeit to less severe of a degree than I was expecting).
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 31, 2016, 10:02:11 pm
The Host (not the YA adaptation, I'm talking about Bong Joon Ho's monster flick) was phenomenal. Can't think of any major flaws other than the shoddy CGI. 10/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 31, 2016, 10:13:32 pm
Also, saw Denial. Gonna go with a 7/10. Good, well-shot, fascinating drama with fantastic performances (particularly Timothy Spall, who I thought was Oscar-worthy), but I don't think it was as gripping as it wanted to be, and there wasn't a whole lot to it to make it stand out as a film, other than the performances.
I've been considering checking this one out. It's been at my local independent theater for a couple weeks. I'd be fine renting it.

Speaking of independent movies, did anyone aside from Goldblum see A Man Called Ove? That one's also coming to my local theater soon.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on October 31, 2016, 11:33:41 pm
Crimson Peak: Still great. Probably the most underrated horror film of last year.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 01, 2016, 05:26:40 am
You know, the first Saw is actually a decent movie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 01, 2016, 09:32:41 am
You know, the first Saw is actually a decent movie.
I've actually wanted to see that one for a bit based on recommendations, even though I still tend to think of the franchise as torture porn by default.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 01, 2016, 01:51:36 pm
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House: 8/10
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Post by: Suspect #1 on November 01, 2016, 02:14:45 pm
Almost done watching Angels and Demons.  I'm somewhat confused: They just stopped the bomb from killing everyone, the problem is pretty much resolved, etc.  Why is there like 18 minutes left?

Ok, I'm gonna finish it up.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 01, 2016, 02:34:36 pm
Well...apparently, there was one more big twist they couldn't resist before the credits rolled.

Anyway, it's another 5/10 like Da Vinci Code.  It intrigued me in certain parts, and left me bored in others.  Only real major improvement from the first is that it's a bit shorter.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 01, 2016, 02:46:46 pm
Well...apparently, there was one more big twist they couldn't resist before the credits rolled.

Anyway, it's another 5/10 like Da Vinci Code.  It intrigued me in certain parts, and left me bored in others.  Only real major improvement from the first is that it's a bit shorter.
You're about to be in bad luck because Inferno is the worst of the trilogy.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 01, 2016, 02:49:58 pm
Well...apparently, there was one more big twist they couldn't resist before the credits rolled.

Anyway, it's another 5/10 like Da Vinci Code.  It intrigued me in certain parts, and left me bored in others.  Only real major improvement from the first is that it's a bit shorter.
You're about to be in bad luck because Inferno is the worst of the trilogy.

With the crowded slate of November films coming up, there's a high chance I'll probably just end up renting Inferno.  Same reason I'm probably missing out on seeing Ouija and Jack Reacher in theaters.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on November 01, 2016, 04:44:43 pm
Psycho: 7.5/10. It's very dated and leaves a few plot points unresolved, but ultimately a very gripping and thought-provoking thriller with a magnificent performance from Anthony Perkins.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974): 6.5/10. I'm a bit torn on this one; the acting is godawful, the plot is utterly nonsensical, and the entire first half of the film is ungodly boring. But as soon as Leatherface shows up, it becomes one of the most tense, nail-biting, frightening films I've ever seen. I suppose for that I'll give it a pass and chalk up the negatives as being good for camp value.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 01, 2016, 05:30:46 pm
Southside with You was... surprisingly pretty good. 8/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 01, 2016, 07:20:03 pm
You know, the first Saw is actually a decent movie.
Watched that one recently too.  I actually wish they never made sequels...they tarnished the reputation of the first one, which is actually good.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 01, 2016, 07:30:20 pm
Psycho: 7.5/10. It's very dated and leaves a few plot points unresolved, but ultimately a very gripping and thought-provoking thriller with a magnificent performance from Anthony Perkins.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974): 6.5/10. I'm a bit torn on this one; the acting is godawful, the plot is utterly nonsensical, and the entire first half of the film is ungodly boring. But as soon as Leatherface shows up, it becomes one of the most tense, nail-biting, frightening films I've ever seen. I suppose for that I'll give it a pass and chalk up the negatives as being good for camp value.

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Post by: Suspect #1 on November 01, 2016, 07:40:42 pm
Psycho: 7.5/10. It's very dated and leaves a few plot points unresolved, but ultimately a very gripping and thought-provoking thriller with a magnificent performance from Anthony Perkins.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974): 6.5/10. I'm a bit torn on this one; the acting is godawful, the plot is utterly nonsensical, and the entire first half of the film is ungodly boring. But as soon as Leatherface shows up, it becomes one of the most tense, nail-biting, frightening films I've ever seen. I suppose for that I'll give it a pass and chalk up the negatives as being good for camp value.

Just remember: Jed gave Transformers 4 a higher score than Psycho.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 01, 2016, 07:43:46 pm
Psycho: 7.5/10. It's very dated and leaves a few plot points unresolved, but ultimately a very gripping and thought-provoking thriller with a magnificent performance from Anthony Perkins.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974): 6.5/10. I'm a bit torn on this one; the acting is godawful, the plot is utterly nonsensical, and the entire first half of the film is ungodly boring. But as soon as Leatherface shows up, it becomes one of the most tense, nail-biting, frightening films I've ever seen. I suppose for that I'll give it a pass and chalk up the negatives as being good for camp value.

Just remember: Jed gave Transformers 4 a higher score than Psycho.

Your point?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 01, 2016, 08:34:21 pm
Rewatched Donnie Darko for Halloween. Still basically a perfect film.
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Post by: John Tyler on November 01, 2016, 11:02:35 pm
Rewatched Jumpin' Jack Flash. What an awesome film.
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Post by: John Tyler on November 02, 2016, 02:40:10 pm
Strange Days is still Kathryn Bigelow's best film.
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Post by: Suspect #1 on November 02, 2016, 02:59:45 pm
About to finish up Jack Reacher (which I started last night).  About 15 minutes left in the film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 02, 2016, 03:01:32 pm
Psycho: 7.5/10. It's very dated and leaves a few plot points unresolved, but ultimately a very gripping and thought-provoking thriller with a magnificent performance from Anthony Perkins.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974): 6.5/10. I'm a bit torn on this one; the acting is godawful, the plot is utterly nonsensical, and the entire first half of the film is ungodly boring. But as soon as Leatherface shows up, it becomes one of the most tense, nail-biting, frightening films I've ever seen. I suppose for that I'll give it a pass and chalk up the negatives as being good for camp value.

Just remember: Jed gave Transformers 4 a higher score than Psycho.
Paranormal Activity 2, Grave Encounters, and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake would be more apt comparisons than Trans4mers.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 02, 2016, 03:16:34 pm
Jack Reacher: 8/10
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Post by: Jed Groff on November 02, 2016, 03:26:04 pm
Psycho: 7.5/10. It's very dated and leaves a few plot points unresolved, but ultimately a very gripping and thought-provoking thriller with a magnificent performance from Anthony Perkins.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974): 6.5/10. I'm a bit torn on this one; the acting is godawful, the plot is utterly nonsensical, and the entire first half of the film is ungodly boring. But as soon as Leatherface shows up, it becomes one of the most tense, nail-biting, frightening films I've ever seen. I suppose for that I'll give it a pass and chalk up the negatives as being good for camp value.

Just remember: Jed gave Transformers 4 a higher score than Psycho.
Paranormal Activity 2, Grave Encounters, and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake would be more apt comparisons than Trans4mers.
I'm gonna rewatch the TCM remake to update my thoughts.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 02, 2016, 06:53:54 pm
Hands of Stone: 7/10
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 02, 2016, 07:59:58 pm
Brokeback Mountain: 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 02, 2016, 11:06:02 pm
Logan's Run (rewatch): 8/10

I don't care how dated the visuals are, this film is awesome.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 03, 2016, 10:19:01 pm
Doctor Strange: 9/10

It's admittedly formulaic narratively speaking, but visually speaking, it's probably the most trippy and inventive MCU film to date, more so than Ant-Man.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 04, 2016, 06:52:11 am
Tangerine: 8/10
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Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 04, 2016, 12:59:27 pm
Tangerine: 8/10

Bullshit.  There's no way you eat fruits.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on November 04, 2016, 03:31:35 pm
Here we go again...

Watched The Intern in financial math class. Forgettable and rather aimless, but still a cute, well-meaning film with a solid message and great performances, particularly from De Niro. 7/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 04, 2016, 05:44:05 pm
Here we go again...

Watched The Intern in financial math class.   Forgettable and rather aimless, but still a cute, well-meaning film with a solid message and great performances, particularly from De Niro. 7/10.
You watch more movies in Financial Math than I do in Film Aesthetics.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 04, 2016, 07:26:41 pm
Doctor Strange: 8.5/10

Another solid Marvel flick.  Definitely more than a few miles above average, thanks mostly in part to its unique imagery and premise. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 04, 2016, 09:51:04 pm
Hacksaw Ridge: 10/10
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on November 04, 2016, 11:02:35 pm
Doctor Strange 7/10
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Post by: J. Kashmir on November 04, 2016, 11:57:35 pm
A Man Called Ove was pretty good, albeit a bit too predictable (and reliant in some contrivances) for its own good. There's a lot of fun to be had with its sharp dialogue and excellent lead performance, though. I'm sticking with a B for now.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 05, 2016, 01:55:11 am
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly might be the greatest film of all time.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on November 05, 2016, 02:00:11 am
Unfriended was trash.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 05, 2016, 02:36:48 am
Unfriended was trash.
Talkin' about Tom!

I no longer respect you.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 05, 2016, 07:47:00 am
Live Wire: 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on November 05, 2016, 10:36:48 am
Unfriended was trash.
Talkin' about Tom!

I no longer respect you.
Not in the least bit surprised.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 05, 2016, 12:09:32 pm
Rewatched Blade Runner.

Forever my all-time favorite film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 05, 2016, 12:10:12 pm
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly might be the greatest film of all time.
Rewatched Blade Runner.

Forever my all-time favorite film.

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Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 05, 2016, 12:22:02 pm
Not in the least bit surprised.
In my defense, I was very drunk when I posted that.

Also, my dog ate a bunch of adderall.  He got so smart.
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Post by: Jim Raynor on November 05, 2016, 12:31:27 pm
Not in the least bit surprised.
In my defense, I was very drunk when I posted that.

Also, my dog ate a bunch of adderall.  He got so smart.
Lmao, how did you know, and what happened to the animal by the end?
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 05, 2016, 05:02:24 pm
Might watch V for Vendetta today.

For obvious reasons...
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 05, 2016, 05:36:28 pm
Might watch V for Vendetta today.

For obvious reasons...
Now that you say that I kinda wanna rewatch it too.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 05, 2016, 09:04:47 pm
Mommy: 10/10
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 05, 2016, 09:21:44 pm
Well, I finished V for Vendetta.

Very much like Watchmen, the filmmakers changed the type of story Alan Moore wanted to tell.

Watchmen (the graphic novel), was actually a satirical (bordering on parody) look on the superhero genre of comic books. When Zack Snyder adapted it, he played it straight and serious. Like an actual superhero story. (Ironic considering that's exactly what Moore was making fun of)

Similarly, The Wachowskis changed up V for Vendetta from a morally ambiguous tale of facism vs anarchism, to one that reflects the current geopolitical climate. Neo-conservatism vs liberalism. And the moral ambiguity is lost as they make out the neocons to be completely evil (and the liberals as the "good guys"), whereas Moore fleshed them out in the graphic novel and portrayed them as well rounded characters. Now, it probably wasn't entirely due to some agenda, as to be fair, they had to fit in a lot of material into a measly 2 hours. Furthermore, there was some effort and little details (such as John Hurt's character crying and begging for his life instead of being cartoonishly and unrealistically defiant to the end when faced with his death) to reflect Moore's middleground stance.

However, as a piece of filmmaking, as a movie that stands alone, this was fucking awesome. The action sequences were well choreographed and shot, the acting was top notch, the score was utilized perfectly and sounded great. They really crafted some powerful moments (albeit a lot of the credit goes to Moore's original work) such as the ending, and Valerie's story. And while it was relatively black and white compared to Moore's graphic novel, there were thought provoking themes. (The power of government and the trust we should have in it being one) Decent social commentary was also present.

I also believe in the principle that a film should stand on it's own, even as an adaptation.

So, overall... I give it a 9/10. There were a few issues I had with the film, such as the overlit cinematography in some scenes, certain things not translating too well to screen (I;e V's alliteration monologue to Evey after he rescues her, that shit was corny as hell), and I personally felt the editing was a bit choppy at times. Could just be me though.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 06, 2016, 12:28:07 am
Has anyone besides me seen Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal?

If not, link. (http://vodlocker.com/p50sziexi9lq)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 06, 2016, 12:37:36 am
Has anyone besides me seen Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal?

If not, link. (http://vodlocker.com/p50sziexi9lq)

I actually did watch that. Somewhat superficial criticism of him, but I laughed all the same. The part where he's forcibly shoving his wife out of the camera frame was pretty great.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 06, 2016, 01:09:27 am
Me and Earl and The Dying Girl is still great.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 06, 2016, 01:10:41 am
Tried to watch V for Vendetta but apparently it's no longer on Netflix, and I didn't bring my DVD version to college sadly.

Instead, I watched Spider-Man 2, which unsurprisingly is still awesome. Honestly, this movie (and the first one) should be required viewing for anyone thinking about making a superhero movie or maybe even just adapting any type of source. In my opinion, Raimi and the rest of the crew nail this character so beautifully that it makes this movie important.

Seriously though, watching this again (I mean, probably seen it five times, but haven't watched it in a while) made me kinda pissed off at the recent slate of superhero movies (Dr. Strange not included because I haven't seen it). Nothing from the last couple years even approaches the humanity of these characters. What makes Spider-Man 2 so great is that it's really a human drama about a superhero at its core, much how like The Dark Knight is really a crime/mob movie rather than an action-based superhero flick like what Marvel produces. I think it's important to note that there are really only three action sequences in this entire film, and two of them occur in the last thirty minutes, for this really is more of a drama about finding oneself than an action movie and that's a large part of what makes it so great. Don't get me wrong, I can enjoy MCU movies but at this point (so Iron Man 1 notwithstanding) I just can't see them reaching the heights of something like Spider-Man 2. Films are about people and characters at the heart and a lot of recent superhero films seem to have forgotten that.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 06, 2016, 01:39:45 am
Tried to watch V for Vendetta but apparently it's no longer on Netflix, and I didn't bring my DVD version to college sadly.

Instead, I watched Spider-Man 2, which unsurprisingly is still awesome. Honestly, this movie (and the first one) should be required viewing for anyone thinking about making a superhero movie or maybe even just adapting any type of source. In my opinion, Raimi and the rest of the crew nail this character so beautifully that it makes this movie important.

Seriously though, watching this again (I mean, probably seen it five times, but haven't watched it in a while) made me kinda pissed off at the recent slate of superhero movies (Dr. Strange not included because I haven't seen it). Nothing from the last couple years even approaches the humanity of these characters. What makes Spider-Man 2 so great is that it's really a human drama about a superhero at its core, much how like The Dark Knight is really a crime/mob movie rather than an action-based superhero flick like what Marvel produces. I think it's important to note that there are really only three action sequences in this entire film, and two of them occur in the last thirty minutes, for this really is more of a drama about finding oneself than an action movie and that's a large part of what makes it so great. Don't get me wrong, I can enjoy MCU movies but at this point (so Iron Man 1 notwithstanding) I just can't see them reaching the heights of something like Spider-Man 2. Films are about people and characters at the heart and a lot of recent superhero films seem to have forgotten that.

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Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 06, 2016, 06:28:23 am
Amusement: 3/10
Beyond the Lights: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 06, 2016, 11:21:50 am
Metropolis: 10/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Rupert Pupkin on November 06, 2016, 11:33:37 am
Star Trek Beyond - 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on November 06, 2016, 11:53:03 am
The Raimi Spider-Man's are just so much fun to watch. Why do superheroes have to be all doom and gloom now?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 06, 2016, 12:09:02 pm
Why do superheroes have to be all doom and gloom now?
*sigh* Who else is getting sick of this complaint?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 06, 2016, 12:42:08 pm
Why do superheroes have to be all doom and gloom now?
*sigh* Who else is getting sick of this complaint?
Sick of this complaint?  I'm sick of these movies.  I wish more people were complaining.  People seem content with garbage.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 06, 2016, 12:53:56 pm
Why do superheroes have to be all doom and gloom now?
*sigh* Who else is getting sick of this complaint?

That's probably just indigestion, John.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 06, 2016, 01:03:20 pm
Why do superheroes have to be all doom and gloom now?
*sigh* Who else is getting sick of this complaint?
That's probably just indigestion, John.
No, really, I'm getting tired of people complaining about how "superhero films aren't fun enough" or how "superhero films aren't dark enough." I don't care that the film is dark or light-hearted, I care that the film is good, and the sooner people start realizing that, the better off we'll be as a species.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 06, 2016, 03:45:45 pm
the better off we'll be as a species.
So we're all supposed to pretend to enjoy shіt films like Daredevil just to benefit the sub-species of flounders?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 06, 2016, 03:58:57 pm
the better off we'll be as a species.
So we're all supposed to pretend to enjoy shіt films like Daredevil just to benefit the sub-species of flounders?
That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that people should care about whether these films turn out good or bad, not about if these films aren't "fun enough" or "dark enough."
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on November 06, 2016, 04:30:01 pm
the better off we'll be as a species.
So we're all supposed to pretend to enjoy shіt films like Daredevil just to benefit the sub-species of flounders?
That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that people should care about whether these films turn out good or bad, not about if these films aren't "fun enough" or "dark enough."

So you're essentially saying that you shouldn't judge a superhero film based on whether or not it's fun?

This isn't high art we're talking about, John. And I'd argue that if a film is not fun at all, why would anyone enjoy watching it?

Superhero films are supposed to be entertaining and not only that, they're meant to transport the audience into a world filled with possibilities of becoming a person who has the capabilities/powers to do good. A superhero film shouldn't be littered with vomit inducing action sequences that are so grey and dull that it feels lifeless. It should be colorful, snappy, and overall make the audience feel good about living in a reality that is already filled to the brim with anguish. You don't go see a superhero film for its commentary on society, you see it to escape the nature of it and the trappings that bear humanity down.

That's why I hated Snyder's new films. They're filled with just so much hate and darkness that I wouldn't classify it as "super" nor would I say any of the protagonists act like "heroes". They're just films that are as bloated with endless ego as its characters are. You could make a case as to why Snyder might be some secret "genius" when he makes these films (except he isn't), but the one thing you can't argue is his inherent lack of grasp on the superhero conundrum as a whole. He seems to think that people want to see mindless destruction that ultimately accomplishes nothing except this supposed "darkness". Yet, he doesn't seem to realize that this destruction porn already has its own genre of films (basically only the Transformers series, and almost all of Roland Emmerich's films) and he is losing audiences worldwide because of it. No one wants to see Batman and Superman "measuring their dicks" and then proceed to beat each other into pulps with a subplot of terrorism that leads to nowhere but death. This is a fucking superhero film. It's hot garbage at its worst and high class escapism at its best.

So no, John, you're wrong. People disliking superhero films now because they're "too dark" or too "gritty and grey" have a point. It's not about whether or not a superhero makes social commentary (we have other genres for that), it's about seeing something that's both entertaining and makes you feel warm feelings on the inside as you march your way onward in a world that's set on tearing itself apart (yes I borrowed this line from Hacksaw Ridge) with some thin veil of hope that maybe it might get better.

Instead we get BvS to remind us that the world is a shitty place to live in and that we should just accept this nonsense because it's not about it being fun, it's about the uber important social commentary which is super smart and Snyder is a genius because if you look at the scene where Martha dies, look closely enough into the beads on her necklace as her face is about to explode into pieces, you see a reflection, in that reflection you see Snyder masturbating. So much nuance...so much intelligence! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE BATMAN AND SUPERMAN IN THE NEXT FILM WHERE THEY PUNCH SOME GREY ALIEN BACK INTO OUTER-SPACE IN THE MOST DULL AND LIFELESS INSTALLMENT YET:

BATMAN V. SUPERMAN V. ALIEN MAN WHO WILL DESTROY UNIVERSE #53 V. TERRORISTS WHO EXPLODE THE WHITE HOUSE BECAUSE THEY HATE SUPERMAN: JUSTICE HAS ARRIVED AND WE'RE HERE TO DRIVE IT DOWN INTO YOUR FUCKING MOUTHS MOTHERFUCKERS!
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on November 06, 2016, 04:35:40 pm
Also, Doctor Strange was good.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 06, 2016, 06:20:58 pm
Why do superheroes have to be all doom and gloom now?
*sigh* Who else is getting sick of this complaint?
That's probably just indigestion, John.
No, really, I'm getting tired of people complaining about how "superhero films aren't fun enough" or how "superhero films aren't dark enough." I don't care that the film is dark or light-hearted, I care that the film is good, and the sooner people start realizing that, the better off we'll be as a species.

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Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: MoviePerson on November 06, 2016, 07:14:17 pm
I saw the new Bridget Jones movie just there and I quite enjoyed it. Obviously, you adjust your expectations for what you're watching, but if you like that "mod" British humour, smarter romantic comedies or just generally charming performances, it's not a bad time. I really liked the first one when I was younger (and still do), so for this to be not-terrible was nice. In fact, I'd say it was quite good.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on November 06, 2016, 07:15:03 pm
Doctor Strange was alright. If you've seen Iron Man and either The Matrix or Inception you can probably figure out the plot within a few minutes. Mikkelsen hardly gets anything to do, which is a shame. However, the action sequences are among the most creative of the MCU, and the cast generally does pretty well. I'm going with somewhere between the B- and B spectrum.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 06, 2016, 07:32:01 pm
I saw the new Bridget Jones movie just there and I quite enjoyed it. Obviously, you adjust your expectations for what you're watching, but if you like that "mod" British humour, smarter romantic comedies or just generally charming performances, it's not a bad time. I really liked the first one when I was younger (and still do), so for this to be not-terrible was nice. In fact, I'd say it was quite good.
You look like what I left in the toilet this morning.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on November 06, 2016, 07:49:58 pm
Doctor Strange was a good flick. I was a bit disappointed by the lack of action, Mikkelsen barely having anything to do, and the plot becoming a bit muddled toward the third act, but damn, it had some of the most creative imagery and visual effects of the whole MCU series, not to mention the mythology was engrossing, and Cumberbatch was predictably great, even when his accent faltered here and there. I'll go with a 7.5/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 06, 2016, 08:19:00 pm
the better off we'll be as a species.
So we're all supposed to pretend to enjoy shіt films like Daredevil just to benefit the sub-species of flounders?
That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that people should care about whether these films turn out good or bad, not about if these films aren't "fun enough" or "dark enough."

So you're essentially saying that you shouldn't judge a superhero film based on whether or not it's fun?

This isn't high art we're talking about, John. And I'd argue that if a film is not fun at all, why would anyone enjoy watching it?

Superhero films are supposed to be entertaining and not only that, they're meant to transport the audience into a world filled with possibilities of becoming a person who has the capabilities/powers to do good. A superhero film shouldn't be littered with vomit inducing action sequences that are so grey and dull that it feels lifeless. It should be colorful, snappy, and overall make the audience feel good about living in a reality that is already filled to the brim with anguish. You don't go see a superhero film for its commentary on society, you see it to escape the nature of it and the trappings that bear humanity down.

That's why I hated Snyder's new films. They're filled with just so much hate and darkness that I wouldn't classify it as "super" nor would I say any of the protagonists act like "heroes". They're just films that are as bloated with endless ego as its characters are. You could make a case as to why Snyder might be some secret "genius" when he makes these films (except he isn't), but the one thing you can't argue is his inherent lack of grasp on the superhero conundrum as a whole. He seems to think that people want to see mindless destruction that ultimately accomplishes nothing except this supposed "darkness". Yet, he doesn't seem to realize that this destruction porn already has its own genre of films (basically only the Transformers series, and almost all of Roland Emmerich's films) and he is losing audiences worldwide because of it. No one wants to see Batman and Superman "measuring their dicks" and then proceed to beat each other into pulps with a subplot of terrorism that leads to nowhere but death. This is a fucking superhero film. It's hot garbage at its worst and high class escapism at its best.

So no, John, you're wrong. People disliking superhero films now because they're "too dark" or too "gritty and grey" have a point. It's not about whether or not a superhero makes social commentary (we have other genres for that), it's about seeing something that's both entertaining and makes you feel warm feelings on the inside as you march your way onward in a world that's set on tearing itself apart (yes I borrowed this line from Hacksaw Ridge) with some thin veil of hope that maybe it might get better.

Instead we get BvS to remind us that the world is a shitty place to live in and that we should just accept this nonsense because it's not about it being fun, it's about the uber important social commentary which is super smart and Snyder is a genius because if you look at the scene where Martha dies, look closely enough into the beads on her necklace as her face is about to explode into pieces, you see a reflection, in that reflection you see Snyder masturbating. So much nuance...so much intelligence! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE BATMAN AND SUPERMAN IN THE NEXT FILM WHERE THEY PUNCH SOME GREY ALIEN BACK INTO OUTER-SPACE IN THE MOST DULL AND LIFELESS INSTALLMENT YET:

BATMAN V. SUPERMAN V. ALIEN MAN WHO WILL DESTROY UNIVERSE #53 V. TERRORISTS WHO EXPLODE THE WHITE HOUSE BECAUSE THEY HATE SUPERMAN: JUSTICE HAS ARRIVED AND WE'RE HERE TO DRIVE IT DOWN INTO YOUR FUCKING MOUTHS MOTHERFUCKERS!
This is semi-ironic given that I made the original post about this, but there's no reason superhero movies can't also take on a darker tone. It all depends on the character. Spider-Man is a lighthearted character, and the Raimi movies realized that. Batman is a darker character and the Nolan movies realized that. Both are great in their own ways. I think the problem, more than tone, is the world ending scale of seemingly every superhero flick nowadays. That stuff can work (made sense with The Avengers, for example) but it simply can't replicate the personal nature of a Spidey/Doc Ock relationship in Spider-Man 2, or a Batman/Joker relationship in TDK. Those two movies are really different in term of tone and even genre really (as I noted before, Spider-Man 2 is basically a human drama while TDK is a crime/mafia movie) but what they share, and what some of the newer Marvel/DC films lack, is a personal nature in the conflict.

I don't agree with what you said about superhero films having to be lighthearted, but I do think that they, like other movies, need strong, human characters and interaction to be great and that's something many recent superhero films have lacked. Really though, I'm just tired of everything having to be on such a big scale. Note to Marvel/DC: One person who the audience really cares about being put at risk/dying is much more emotionally impactful than a shit load or people we don't know being put at risk/dying.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 06, 2016, 08:36:53 pm
Shane: 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 06, 2016, 09:17:48 pm
This is semi-ironic given that I made the original post about this, but there's no reason superhero movies can't also take on a darker tone. It all depends on the character. Spider-Man is a lighthearted character, and the Raimi movies realized that. Batman is a darker character and the Nolan movies realized that. Both are great in their own ways. I think the problem, more than tone, is the world ending scale of seemingly every superhero flick nowadays. That stuff can work (made sense with The Avengers, for example) but it simply can't replicate the personal nature of a Spidey/Doc Ock relationship in Spider-Man 2, or a Batman/Joker relationship in TDK. Those two movies are really different in term of tone and even genre really (as I noted before, Spider-Man 2 is basically a human drama while TDK is a crime/mafia movie) but what they share, and what some of the newer Marvel/DC films lack, is a personal nature in the conflict.

I don't agree with what you said about superhero films having to be lighthearted, but I do think that they, like other movies, need strong, human characters and interaction to be great and that's something many recent superhero films have lacked. Really though, I'm just tired of everything having to be on such a big scale. Note to Marvel/DC: One person who the audience really cares about being put at risk/dying is much more emotionally impactful than a shit load or people we don't know being put at risk/dying.

I will say though, Batman is the only hero I can think of that serves as an exception to Frank's rule. Aside from the Adam West stuff, he's generally accepted as a pretty brooding and dark vigilante. But when it comes to other superheroes, any attempts to make them "dark" just come across as wildly out-of-character or even out-of-place in the story they're trying to tell. Take Affleck's Daredevil for instance-- that movie is a campy, silly film, except for this one scene where Affleck straight-up murders a guy with a subway car. This tonal shift is visceral and makes the movie feel very disjointed (especially once you see the "I was looking for some honey" scene).

Jump over to Raimi's Spider-Man, and you've got scenes that feel solemn or serious, but they manage to not radically change the tone of the film. Those movies are fun, but they're also often very sad. Uncle Ben's death, Doc Ock's sacrifice, and the scene where Sandman is born all serve to establish that aspect of the movies, and most importantly, they're handled tastefully. Spider-Man never kills anyone, and he certainly wouldn't be portrayed as some kind of badass doing so.

And then you have a movie like The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named, which knows exactly what kind of tone it's going for, but the tone it chooses is so hilariously wrong it makes almost every scene feel like that subway-murder moment from Daredevil. The difference, I think, is that scenes like that portray the hero as above the law, better than the rest of us, and as judge, jury, and executioner. As soon as that happens, the connection between the audience and the hero begins to break down, and the director puts them on a pedestal or starts comparing them to Jesus. We need to be reminded that there's a human being in that suit... not a weird alien who could kill us all if he wanted to, or a rogue vigilante subway murderer.

Because filmmakers so often associate "dark" with "people getting killed," they end up in this pitfall pretty often. I mean, what's next? A dark Aquaman movie where he skewers people with his trident? Oh, wait...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 06, 2016, 09:21:28 pm
Actually, James Wan described the Aquaman film's tone as something akin to Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Romancing the Stone.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 06, 2016, 09:40:43 pm
Gimme Danger: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on November 06, 2016, 10:13:40 pm
I was a bit disappointed by the lack of action
How ADD ah can you possibly be? The movie was nonstop action in the ah second and third acts...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on November 06, 2016, 10:14:52 pm
One person who the audience really cares about being put at risk/dying is much more emotionally impactful than a shit load or people we don't know being put at risk/dying.
There goes Paasche's inner Stalin once again...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 07, 2016, 12:19:17 am
This is semi-ironic given that I made the original post about this, but there's no reason superhero movies can't also take on a darker tone. It all depends on the character. Spider-Man is a lighthearted character, and the Raimi movies realized that. Batman is a darker character and the Nolan movies realized that. Both are great in their own ways. I think the problem, more than tone, is the world ending scale of seemingly every superhero flick nowadays. That stuff can work (made sense with The Avengers, for example) but it simply can't replicate the personal nature of a Spidey/Doc Ock relationship in Spider-Man 2, or a Batman/Joker relationship in TDK. Those two movies are really different in term of tone and even genre really (as I noted before, Spider-Man 2 is basically a human drama while TDK is a crime/mafia movie) but what they share, and what some of the newer Marvel/DC films lack, is a personal nature in the conflict.

I don't agree with what you said about superhero films having to be lighthearted, but I do think that they, like other movies, need strong, human characters and interaction to be great and that's something many recent superhero films have lacked. Really though, I'm just tired of everything having to be on such a big scale. Note to Marvel/DC: One person who the audience really cares about being put at risk/dying is much more emotionally impactful than a shit load or people we don't know being put at risk/dying.

I will say though, Batman is the only hero I can think of that serves as an exception to Frank's rule. Aside from the Adam West stuff, he's generally accepted as a pretty brooding and dark vigilante. But when it comes to other superheroes, any attempts to make them "dark" just come across as wildly out-of-character or even out-of-place in the story they're trying to tell. Take Affleck's Daredevil for instance-- that movie is a campy, silly film, except for this one scene where Affleck straight-up murders a guy with a subway car. This tonal shift is visceral and makes the movie feel very disjointed (especially once you see the "I was looking for some honey" scene).

Jump over to Raimi's Spider-Man, and you've got scenes that feel solemn or serious, but they manage to not radically change the tone of the film. Those movies are fun, but they're also often very sad. Uncle Ben's death, Doc Ock's sacrifice, and the scene where Sandman is born all serve to establish that aspect of the movies, and most importantly, they're handled tastefully. Spider-Man never kills anyone, and he certainly wouldn't be portrayed as some kind of badass doing so.

And then you have a movie like The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named, which knows exactly what kind of tone it's going for, but the tone it chooses is so hilariously wrong it makes almost every scene feel like that subway-murder moment from Daredevil. The difference, I think, is that scenes like that portray the hero as above the law, better than the rest of us, and as judge, jury, and executioner. As soon as that happens, the connection between the audience and the hero begins to break down, and the director puts them on a pedestal or starts comparing them to Jesus. We need to be reminded that there's a human being in that suit... not a weird alien who could kill us all if he wanted to, or a rogue vigilante subway murderer.

Because filmmakers so often associate "dark" with "people getting killed," they end up in this pitfall pretty often. I mean, what's next? A dark Aquaman movie where he skewers people with his trident? Oh, wait...
I'll agree that most superheroes should probably take a lighter tone, although it can work in other cases. I adore Watchmen, for example, and I think a darker tone works well there.

As for Superman, honestly, I don't think there's a great way to make a Superman movie at this point, although I suppose the best way to go about it would be something like the Raimi Spider-Man movies; fairly lighthearted but also capable of emotion as you said.  Really though, Superman's just a shitty character. Becuase he's basically invincible, you need some world ending threat to make a credible villain and as I outlined before, that just doesn't make for particularly interesting cinema.

But yeah, while there's a place for darker superhero films, it's definitely become overused, particularly by DC, due to its success in one of the relatively few instances where such a tone actually makes sense (I refer to the Nolan Batman films here).
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 07, 2016, 12:20:15 am
One person who the audience really cares about being put at risk/dying is much more emotionally impactful than a shit load or people we don't know being put at risk/dying.
There goes Paasche's inner Stalin once again...
You're gonna tell me that all the people dying in Metropolis in MoS was as emotionally impactful as Uncle Ben's death in Spider-Man? Fuck off.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 07, 2016, 12:52:28 am
I'll agree that most superheroes should probably take a lighter tone, although it can work in other cases. I adore Watchmen, for example, and I think a darker tone works well there.

As for Superman, honestly, I don't think there's a great way to make a Superman movie at this point, although I suppose the best way to go about it would be something like the Raimi Spider-Man movies; fairly lighthearted but also capable of emotion as you said.  Really though, Superman's just a shitty character. Because he's basically invincible, you need some world ending threat to make a credible villain and as I outlined before, that just doesn't make for particularly interesting cinema.

But yeah, while there's a place for darker superhero films, it's definitely become overused, particularly by DC, due to its success in one of the relatively few instances where such a tone actually makes sense (I refer to the Nolan Batman films here).

I didn't consider Watchmen, though I'd say it's not necessarily applicable here given that its source material was a graphic novel with a very particular storyline, not a long-standing series of comics that allow you to do different things with the characters. Anyway, the tone does work there, but that's because it is adapting one specific story, not just a character.

I honestly think a Superman movie could be pulled off fairly well if the film really focused on the contrast between his immense power and his inability to protect everyone. Of course, that would require establishing a character who actually has some regard for human life, instead of one who topples skyscrapers willy-nilly just to land a few punches. Or maybe Superman could be constrained by the legal system-- for instance, let's say he knows Lex Luthor is evil, but he can't prove it for some reason and doesn't want to just straight-up murder him because then he'll be going against his principles. I dunno. I just think there's a little more to be done with the character than reducing him to an indestructible gladiator alien.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 07, 2016, 06:55:52 am
Get Rich or Die Tryin': 4/10
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 07, 2016, 09:41:57 am
I'll agree that most superheroes should probably take a lighter tone, although it can work in other cases. I adore Watchmen, for example, and I think a darker tone works well there.

As for Superman, honestly, I don't think there's a great way to make a Superman movie at this point, although I suppose the best way to go about it would be something like the Raimi Spider-Man movies; fairly lighthearted but also capable of emotion as you said.  Really though, Superman's just a shitty character. Because he's basically invincible, you need some world ending threat to make a credible villain and as I outlined before, that just doesn't make for particularly interesting cinema.

But yeah, while there's a place for darker superhero films, it's definitely become overused, particularly by DC, due to its success in one of the relatively few instances where such a tone actually makes sense (I refer to the Nolan Batman films here).

I didn't consider Watchmen, though I'd say it's not necessarily applicable here given that its source material was a graphic novel with a very particular storyline, not a long-standing series of comics that allow you to do different things with the characters. Anyway, the tone does work there, but that's because it is adapting one specific story, not just a character.

I honestly think a Superman movie could be pulled off fairly well if the film really focused on the contrast between his immense power and his inability to protect everyone. Of course, that would require establishing a character who actually has some regard for human life, instead of one who topples skyscrapers willy-nilly just to land a few punches. Or maybe Superman could be constrained by the legal system-- for instance, let's say he knows Lex Luthor is evil, but he can't prove it for some reason and doesn't want to just straight-up murder him because then he'll be going against his principles. I dunno. I just think there's a little more to be done with the character than reducing him to an indestructible gladiator alien.
I think you're right in that Superman's a hero who needs to be given a moral, rather than physical, challenge. If it's just Superman v. another dude, we get The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named. However, I will say that they did do that (to an extent, kinda fell off by the end) in BvS, which is one of the reasons I preferred it to MoS.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 07, 2016, 12:23:02 pm
Hello My Name is Doris: 2/10

I really did not like this movie.  Like, at all.  It was so awkward and unfunny that I couldn't feel myself enjoying one part of it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 07, 2016, 06:59:27 pm
Rewatched Pretty in Pink. One of John Hughes' most underrated films.

Still don't understand why people don't like the ending though. I thought it was fitting.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on November 07, 2016, 10:41:16 pm
Rewatched Gravity.

I think I'm gonna dock that half a point. Still an incredible film and a landmark in cinema history, but some of the dialogue wasn't too hot, and Bullock really wasn't all that deserving of an Oscar nom. 8.5/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 08, 2016, 06:15:27 am
The Maltese Falcon: 10/10
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Post by: John Tyler on November 08, 2016, 07:26:47 pm
Takashi Miike's Graveyard of Honor: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 09, 2016, 06:13:46 am
Terminator Genishyts is still a 2/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 09, 2016, 01:18:18 pm
Terminator Genishyts is still a 2/10.
Why would you watch this twice?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 09, 2016, 01:40:35 pm
Terminator Genishyts is still a 2/10.
Why would you watch this a second time?
Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 09, 2016, 01:42:58 pm
Terminator Genishyts is still a 2/10.
Why would you watch this a second time?
Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt.

(http://i.imgur.com/xOGJ8D0.jpg)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 09, 2016, 06:11:54 pm
Quantum of Solace (rewatch): Bumping my score from an 8 to a 9. My pick for the most underrated Bond film.

Btw, Goldblum, before you reply to this and complain about the camerawork, editing & direction of the action sequences, I already got a counter: The cutting is intentionally quick because the filmmakers wanted to capture both the ferocity and intensity of the action and the hectic and claustrophobic nature of the environments, thus helping the viewer feel the urgency of what Bond goes through in the film, in particular the opening car chase and the bell tower fight.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on November 09, 2016, 06:40:21 pm
Quantum of Solace (rewatch): Bumping my score from an 8 to a 9. My pick for the most underrated Bond film.

Btw, Goldblum, before you reply to this and complain about the camerawork, editing & direction of the action sequences, I already got a counter: The cutting is intentionally quick because the filmmakers wanted to capture both the ferocity and intensity of the action and the hectic and claustrophobic nature of the environments, thus helping the viewer feel the urgency of what Bond goes through in the film, in particular the opening car chase and the bell tower fight.
That was ah their intention, yes. Too bad they failed so miserably and ah created a visually incomprehensible mess.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 09, 2016, 07:15:20 pm
The cutting is intentionally quick because the filmmakers wanted to capture both the ferocity and intensity of the action and the hectic and claustrophobic nature of the environments, thus helping the viewer feel the urgency of what Bond goes through in the film, in particular the opening car chase and the bell tower fight.
This sounds like someone trying to make an excuse for bad shaky-cam more than it does a counter-argument.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 09, 2016, 09:37:04 pm
5 to 7: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: JohnBot on November 09, 2016, 09:39:32 pm
The cutting is intentionally quick because the filmmakers wanted to capture both the ferocity and intensity of the action and the hectic and claustrophobic nature of the environments, thus helping the viewer feel the urgency of what Bond goes through in the film, in particular the opening car chase and the bell tower fight.
This sounds like someone trying to make an excuse for bad shaky-cam more than it does a counter-argument.

Btw, Braden, before you reply to this and complain about the camerawork, editing & direction of the action sequences, I already got a counter: The cutting is intentionally quick because the filmmakers wanted to capture both the ferocity and intensity of the action and the hectic and claustrophobic nature of the environments, thus helping the viewer feel the urgency of what Bond goes through in the film, in particular the opening car chase and the bell tower fight.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 10, 2016, 08:20:26 am
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead: 10/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 10, 2016, 09:37:58 am
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead: 10/10
I've wanted to re-watch that one for a while, great film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 10, 2016, 12:58:44 pm
Bee Movie: 10/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 10, 2016, 01:21:23 pm
Song of the Sea: 10/10

Best animated film of 2014. This should've won the Oscar instead of Big Hero 6.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 10, 2016, 05:03:39 pm
Bee Movie: 10/10

I honestly find that movie to be really underrated.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on November 10, 2016, 05:06:41 pm
Bee Movie: 10/10
Your rating in Letterboxd says otherwise. (http://letterboxd.com/ct_sexybeast/film/bee-movie/)
I honestly find that movie to be really underrated.
Probably one of the most forgettable animated films I've seen.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 10, 2016, 05:09:27 pm
Bee Movie: 10/10
Your rating in Letterboxd says otherwise. (http://letterboxd.com/ct_sexybeast/film/bee-movie/)

I honestly find that movie to be really underrated.
Probably one of the most forgettable animated films I've seen.
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Probably a bit bias on Bee Movie since it was a film I grew up watching.  But I recently decided to watch parts of it again and I still found it to be enjoyable.  Something about the film is just nostalgic to me.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 10, 2016, 05:10:49 pm
Probably a bit bias on Bee Movie since it was a film I grew up watching.  But I recently decided to watch parts of it again and I still found it to be enjoyable.  Something about the film is just nostalgic to me.
I remember really liking Bee Movie when I saw it in theaters (I was 7 at the time).

Haven't seen it since.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 10, 2016, 05:13:58 pm
Probably a bit bias on Bee Movie since it was a film I grew up watching.  But I recently decided to watch parts of it again and I still found it to be enjoyable.  Something about the film is just nostalgic to me.
I remember really liking Bee Movie when I saw it in theaters (I was 7 at the time).

Haven't seen it since.

I saw it in theaters when I was 5 and got it on DVD.  Watched it like 6 times over the course of a year.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 10, 2016, 05:42:07 pm
Bee Movie: 10/10
Your rating in Letterboxd says otherwise. (http://letterboxd.com/ct_sexybeast/film/bee-movie/)
Bee Movie: 11/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on November 10, 2016, 06:09:24 pm
Bee Movie: 10/10
Your rating in Letterboxd says otherwise. (http://letterboxd.com/ct_sexybeast/film/bee-movie/)
Bee Movie: 11/10
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Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 10, 2016, 09:57:20 pm
Arrival is the best film of the year thus far.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on November 10, 2016, 10:35:53 pm
Arrival was pretty damn spectacular.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 11, 2016, 07:05:37 am
The Adderall Diaries: 3/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 11, 2016, 09:45:42 am
Bloody Sunday: 9/10
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Post by: John Tyler on November 11, 2016, 04:32:13 pm
Moonlight: 10/10
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 11, 2016, 05:17:59 pm
Watched Glory based on Mike Stoklasa's recommendation. Good film. I feel like I needed to watch something like that right about now. The battle sequences aren't particularly elegant, but they convey the futility and brutality of the Civil War rather well. I liked all the performances (good to see Matthew Broderick doing a serious role), especially Morgan Freeman reprising his role as God. And it was interesting to see some of the battle sites I stumbled across during my trip this summer.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 12, 2016, 07:33:58 am
True Memoirs of an International Assassin: 4/10
God damn it, Jeff Wadlow, I liked Kick-Ass 2. What happened here? I will say that this has an interesting concept for a comedy but it's executed in such a dull way. The action is competently put together and Kevin James makes for a likable lead as usual, but the characters are poorly written, the plot is needlessly convoluted, the pacing is off, and most of the comedy falls flat on its face. It's nothing awful, but it could've been so much more than what it is.

Dog Eat Dog: 7/10
Paul Schrader at his least restrained, most quirky, and most batshit insane. This film is absolute bonkers and I had a blast with it. Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe are both fantastic (should I mention that Cage does a Humphrey Bogart impersonation?) and the film is hilarious. The film is also beautifully shot with a lot of neat stylistic visual touches added throughout. Admittedly, the story is structured aimlessly and it's a bit heavy-handed at points, but this film was fun nonetheless.

The Monster: 4/10
The third chance I've given Bryan Bertino and he screws it up. Congrats, Bryan, you're officially a hack. This is yet another horror thriller from this guy that's less scary and more boring. Zoe Kazan and Ella Ballentine both do solid jobs as the dysfunctional mother and daughter, but I'd be lying if I said I got invested in their characters. The story is such a slog to get through. I love slow-burn horror as much as the next guy, but far too often, Bertino confuses tension-building for plain dullness. It's because of the sluggish pacing that there are barely any scares to be found, even with the stunning cinematography and decent practical creature effects.

Men, Women & Children: 3/10
Worse on a second viewing. This is a pretentious, sad, angry film that wants to tackle the dangers of the Internet and how it can influence the thought processes and decisions of people on this Earth that thinks it's more profound, smart, and subtle than it really is. Everything is beaten over the head like you're an idiot, the characters are either boring or completely cartoonish, the dialogue is poor, and it's boring.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 12, 2016, 10:03:20 am
Hard.core Henry: 7.5/10

Massively entertaining.  Although I can easily see how some might dislike it, particularly if you're prone to motion sickness. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 12, 2016, 10:24:28 am
The Fly II (rewatch): 8/10

No, it obviously doesn't compare to the original. That being said, I still enjoy this one to this day.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 12, 2016, 02:05:15 pm
Bee Movie: 10/10
Your rating in Letterboxd says otherwise. (http://letterboxd.com/ct_sexybeast/film/bee-movie/)
I honestly find that movie to be really underrated.
Probably one of the most forgettable animated films I've seen.
I'd have to agree that is was unremarkable. I remember seeing it in theaters and feeling not all that impressed.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 12, 2016, 05:02:07 pm
The Wind That Shakes the Barley: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 12, 2016, 11:06:22 pm
Big Fish (rewatch): 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 13, 2016, 05:10:21 am
Arrival: 8.5/10

Think this one is gonna grow on me, but still, fantastic film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 13, 2016, 08:32:29 am
The Endless Love remake is still a terrible, terrible film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 13, 2016, 12:27:14 pm
Rewatched Enemy. Bumping it from a 9 to a 10. Great film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 13, 2016, 02:17:45 pm
The Endless Love remake is still a terrible, terrible film.
Why in the hell would you rewatch that?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 13, 2016, 02:19:58 pm
The Endless Love remake is still a terrible, terrible film.
Why in the hell would you rewatch that?
Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 13, 2016, 02:43:09 pm
X-Men Apocalypse was pretty mediocre.  I think the series has been slowly getting worse since First Class.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 13, 2016, 02:45:31 pm
X-Men Apocalypse was pretty mediocre.  I think the series has been slowly getting worse since First Class.
It's not a terrible film, but I can't call it good either. Had they bothered fleshing out the villain and the supporting characters, it could've worked.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 13, 2016, 02:47:22 pm
X-Men Apocalypse was pretty mediocre.  I think the series has been slowly getting worse since First Class.

Jennifer Lawrence saying "I work alone" single-handedly brought that movie down an entire point for me.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 13, 2016, 02:49:29 pm
X-Men Apocalypse was pretty mediocre.  I think the series has been slowly getting worse since First Class.

Jennifer Lawrence saying "I work alone" single-handedly brought that movie down an entire point for me.
I normally like Jennifer Lawrence, but she had the personality and energy of a hunk of wood in Apocalypse. She clearly doesn't care about this franchise anymore.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 13, 2016, 03:06:11 pm
X-Men Apocalypse was pretty mediocre.  I think the series has been slowly getting worse since First Class.

Jennifer Lawrence saying "I work alone" single-handedly brought that movie down an entire point for me.

So...6/10 superhero movie without that line?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 13, 2016, 03:27:02 pm
X-Men Apocalypse was pretty mediocre.  I think the series has been slowly getting worse since First Class.

Jennifer Lawrence saying "I work alone" single-handedly brought that movie down an entire point for me.

So...6/10 superhero movie without that line?

Do I have it at a 5/10? Hmm... well, whatever. I'm not going to pay much attention to my number ratings anymore. Nobody believes I gave Frozen a 10/10 anyway, so fuck it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 13, 2016, 04:02:55 pm
And I stand by the fact that Apocalypse was a great movie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 13, 2016, 06:37:24 pm
It's not a terrible film, but I can't call it good either. Had they bothered fleshing out the villain and the supporting characters, it could've worked.
The villain was just bad.  Some all-powerful moron wanting to "destroy the world to create a better one" has been overdone a million times.  And why did he send all the nukes into space?  Wouldn't it have made more sense to launch them at the earth if he wanted to destroy everything anyways?

And like Days of Future past, it had a terrible ending.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 13, 2016, 06:55:46 pm
It's not a terrible film, but I can't call it good either. Had they bothered fleshing out the villain and the supporting characters, it could've worked.
The villain was just bad.  Some all-powerful moron wanting to "destroy the world to create a better one" has been overdone a million times.  And why did he send all the nukes into space?  Wouldn't it have made more sense to launch them at the earth if he wanted to destroy everything anyways?

And like Days of Future past, it had a terrible ending.

And I say hey
Hey hey hey
Living like we're renegades
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 13, 2016, 08:51:42 pm
Arrival might be my new favorite film of the year. What a gripping experience.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 13, 2016, 08:59:28 pm
Literally just got out of the theater from Arrival.

That was... amazing.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 13, 2016, 09:18:06 pm
I don't know why, but I think I wanna see Arrival.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 13, 2016, 09:29:32 pm
I don't know why, but I think I wanna see Arrival.

If you were found dead on a street, I'd like to have an invitation to your funeral.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 13, 2016, 09:49:01 pm
American Pastoral: 7/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 13, 2016, 09:50:15 pm
It's not a terrible film, but I can't call it good either. Had they bothered fleshing out the villain and the supporting characters, it could've worked.
The villain was just bad.  Some all-powerful moron wanting to "destroy the world to create a better one" has been overdone a million times.  And why did he send all the nukes into space?  Wouldn't it have made more sense to launch them at the earth if he wanted to destroy everything anyways?

And like Days of Future past, it had a terrible ending.
I personally loved DoFP's ending, but to each their own.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 13, 2016, 10:07:32 pm
I don't know why, but I think I wanna see Arrival.

If you were found dead on a street, I'd like to have an invitation to your funeral.

Ok.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 13, 2016, 10:15:47 pm
Arrival might be my new favorite film of the year. What a gripping experience.
It's probably the most achingly human sci-fi film since Blade Runner.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 13, 2016, 10:19:26 pm
Arrival might be my new favorite film of the year. What a gripping experience.
It's probably the most achingly human sci-fi film since Blade Runner.
And I'm not just saying this because Denis Villeneuve is directing Blade Runner 2049. I really mean it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 14, 2016, 12:00:36 am
I can't see Arrival until I go home next week and y'all are making it hurt :(.

Jk but still, looks amazing and everyone seems to be loving it so I'm really excited.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 14, 2016, 12:09:05 am
Arrival gets better and much more emotionally touching after you think about it for awhile. Let everything process and sink in.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 14, 2016, 12:28:02 am
I can't see Arrival until I go home next week and y'all are making it hurt :(.

Jk but still, looks amazing and everyone seems to be loving it so I'm really excited.

I don't know why, but I think I wanna see Arrival.
Hopefully you both enjoy it whenever you can see it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 14, 2016, 03:49:31 am
Another roommate movie night gave us a viewing of Trainspotting.

Leaning towards a 9/10.

Probably one of the most haunting films I've ever had the fortune (and misfortune) of watching, and just pretty damn good to boot.

The very notion of a sequel is...interesting.

A shame that some of my friends were too disgusted to make it all the way through.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 14, 2016, 04:07:06 am
Another roommate movie night gave us a viewing of Trainspotting.

Leaning towards a 9/10.

Probably one of the most haunting films I've ever had the fortune (and misfortune) of watching, and just pretty damn good to boot.

The very notion of a sequel is...interesting.

A shame that some of my friends were too disgusted to make it all the way through.
One of my favorites. Hopefully the sequel will prove to be a necessary addition.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Robert Neville on November 14, 2016, 05:16:45 am
Another roommate movie night gave us a viewing of Trainspotting.

Leaning towards a 9/10.

Probably one of the most haunting films I've ever had the fortune (and misfortune) of watching, and just pretty damn good to boot.

The very notion of a sequel is...interesting.

A shame that some of my friends were too disgusted to make it all the way through.
One of my favorites. Hopefully the sequel will prove to be a necessary addition.

Haven't yet seen it, but the trailer for the second was great. Every line spoken in it feels taken straight off the page one of the (too) many Guardian articles and comments about the "Broken Britain" that gave us Brexit.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 14, 2016, 06:59:32 am
The Little Prince: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: MoviePerson on November 14, 2016, 03:07:22 pm
I watched The Babadook on Saturday night. Loved it. I tend to prefer horror movies in the kind of teenage direction, stuff like It Follows being a good example. "Serious" adult-aimed horror tends to fall incredibly flat, without the kind of visceral energy that can bump up stuff catered towards a younger audience. The Babadook is obviously the exception. I thought it was absolutely phenomenal - incredible sound design and cinematography added so much to something without any major gore or extremity. The performances were unbelievably good. Talk about making something out of nothing. Something great, even.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 14, 2016, 03:40:41 pm
I watched The Babadook on Saturday night. Loved it. I tend to prefer horror movies in the kind of teenage direction, stuff like It Follows being a good example. "Serious" adult-aimed horror tends to fall incredibly flat, without the kind of visceral energy that can bump up stuff catered towards a younger audience. The Babadook is obviously the exception. I thought it was absolutely phenomenal - incredible sound design and cinematography added so much to something without any major gore or extremity. The performances were unbelievably good. Talk about making something out of nothing. Something great, even.
Love this movie. Probably my favorite horror film of the last few years.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 14, 2016, 05:54:00 pm
Buried is still tense as hell. One of Ryan Reynolds' best performances.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 14, 2016, 10:21:28 pm
So I watched Denis Villeneuve's directorial debut August 32nd on Earth. 8/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 15, 2016, 05:46:52 pm
Chaplin (rewatch): 8/10
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Post by: John Tyler on November 16, 2016, 06:11:14 am
The Mermaid: 10/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 16, 2016, 06:52:34 pm
Home Alone is still one of my favorite Christmas films and The Killer is still one of John Woo's best.

And with that my Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt ends.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 16, 2016, 06:56:23 pm
Home Alone is still one of my favorite Christmas films and The Killer is still one of John Woo's best.

And with that my Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt ends.

Have you seen Hardboiled?  I remember telling someone here to watch it and was wondering if they did.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 16, 2016, 06:57:46 pm
Home Alone is still one of my favorite Christmas films and The Killer is still one of John Woo's best.

And with that my Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt ends.
Have you seen Hardboiled?  I remember telling someone here to watch it and was wondering if they did.
Hard Boiled is definitely Woo's finest. That hospital scene is a masterwork.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on November 16, 2016, 07:04:30 pm
Slightly intoxicated and going to watch ah Dog Eat Dog. I'll try to knock out a few ah NTS reviews on Thanksgiving break.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 16, 2016, 07:14:53 pm
Captain America Civil War:  5/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 16, 2016, 07:15:24 pm
Captain America Civil War:  5/10
This was a higher rating than I expected.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 16, 2016, 07:25:55 pm
Captain America Civil War:  5/10
This was a higher rating than I expected.
Well I gave Winter Soldier a 4.  And it was slightly better.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 16, 2016, 07:27:19 pm
Captain America Civil War:  5/10
This was a higher rating than I expected.
Well I gave Winter Soldier a 4.  And it was slightly better.

I honestly can't remember a single thing about The Winter Soldier.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on November 16, 2016, 11:14:08 pm
Metropolis (2001, or the animated Japanese one that is inspired by the Fritz Lang film): 7/10
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 17, 2016, 04:37:38 am
Bonnie and Clyde: 9/10
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Post by: Suspect #1 on November 17, 2016, 12:09:09 pm
Whiplash: 10/10

La La Land is now my most anticipated 2016 movie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 17, 2016, 08:42:14 pm
Been going through some movies in my communications class.

Thank You For Smoking: 9/10

Selma: 6.5/10

Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 17, 2016, 08:43:36 pm
Thank You For Smoking: 9/10
Jason Reitman's best film and Aaron Eckhart's best performance.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 17, 2016, 10:52:18 pm
Thank You For Smoking: 9/10
Jason Reitman's best film and Aaron Eckhart's best performance.
I know people kinda hate Reitman for other stuff, but Thank You for Smoking is a straight up great film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 17, 2016, 10:52:52 pm
Thank You For Smoking: 9/10
Jason Reitman's best film and Aaron Eckhart's best performance.
I know people kinda hate Reitman for other stuff, but Thank You for Smoking is a straight up great film.
Eh..I thought it was pretty bad.  Jason Reitman may be my least favourite director after Tim Burton.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 17, 2016, 10:54:42 pm
Thank You For Smoking: 9/10
Jason Reitman's best film and Aaron Eckhart's best performance.
I know people kinda hate Reitman for other stuff, but Thank You for Smoking is a straight up great film.
Eh..I thought it was pretty bad.  Jason Reitman may be my least favourite director after Tim Burton.
I like him personally, only seen this one, Up in the Air and Juno, but that makes him three for three in my book.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 17, 2016, 10:56:06 pm
Thank You For Smoking: 9/10
Jason Reitman's best film and Aaron Eckhart's best performance.
I know people kinda hate Reitman for other stuff, but Thank You for Smoking is a straight up great film.
Eh..I thought it was pretty bad.  Jason Reitman may be my least favourite director after Tim Burton.
I like him personally, only seen this one, Up in the Air and Juno, but that makes him three for three in my book.

All vegetarians deserve to die.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 17, 2016, 11:05:35 pm
Thank You For Smoking: 9/10
Jason Reitman's best film and Aaron Eckhart's best performance.
I know people kinda hate Reitman for other stuff, but Thank You for Smoking is a straight up great film.
Eh..I thought it was pretty bad.

How come?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 17, 2016, 11:06:20 pm
Thank You For Smoking: 9/10
Jason Reitman's best film and Aaron Eckhart's best performance.
I know people kinda hate Reitman for other stuff, but Thank You for Smoking is a straight up great film.
Eh..I thought it was pretty bad.

How come?

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Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 18, 2016, 01:17:29 am
Thank You For Smoking is pretty good. Up in the Air was mediocre at best. Juno... I still don't know what that movie was trying to be. It felt like some weird art house movie where everyone talked like a 60-year-old trying to sound hip.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 18, 2016, 05:06:45 am
It's Such A Beautiful Day....that shit got to me....
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Post by: Suspect #1 on November 18, 2016, 08:39:00 pm
Fantastic Beasts was fun.  7.5/10.  Nothing groundbreaking, but I enjoyed myself.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 18, 2016, 09:35:06 pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: 7/10
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Post by: John Tyler on November 19, 2016, 12:48:38 pm
Loving: 10/10
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Post by: Jed Groff on November 19, 2016, 03:18:25 pm
Well, Arrival was.... a trip.

Score pending until I've had a chance to really think it over.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 19, 2016, 05:18:16 pm
The Edge of Seventeen: 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 19, 2016, 08:39:28 pm
Arrival was great. I can see why there were some pacing complaints but I thought it worked well for the film (plus, the second half is more than worth it). 9/10 for me.

Also rewatched The Hateful Eight which remains awesome, unsurprisingly.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 19, 2016, 10:03:56 pm
Arrival is the best movie of the year.  Probably in my top 10 or so of all time as well.  Please see this movie if you haven't.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 19, 2016, 11:22:56 pm
Happened to have watched Arrival as well and while I'm hesitant to call it the best film of 2016 (Nine Lives, people), I would be willing to call it a great film in its own right.  A few of the twists were telegraphed far to early and the main twist was easy to spot due to the way a certain scene was cut and I felt that a lot of the metaphors were hit a bit too hard.  Still, it was a great film.  One that I particularly enjoyed,  especially the sound design.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 19, 2016, 11:25:58 pm
Happened to have watched Arrival as well and while I'm hesitant to call it the best film of 2016 (Nine Lives, people), I would be willing to call it a great film in its own right.  A few of the twists were telegraphed far to early and the main twist was easy to spot due to the way a certain scene was cut and I felt that a lot of the metaphors were hit a bit too hard.  Still, it was a great film.  One that I particularly enjoyed,  especially the sound design.
That's exactly how I feel about it. Glad to see everyone seems to be enjoying it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 19, 2016, 11:28:19 pm
Happened to have watched Arrival as well and while I'm hesitant to call it the best film of 2016 (Nine Lives, people), I would be willing to call it a great film in its own right.  A few of the twists were telegraphed far to early and the main twist was easy to spot due to the way a certain scene was cut and I felt that a lot of the metaphors were hit a bit too hard.  Still, it was a great film.  One that I particularly enjoyed,  especially the sound design.
That's exactly how I feel about it. Glad to see everyone seems to be enjoying it.

I am seeing Hacksaw Ridge soon.  I'm predicting that to be the better film.  Mel Gibson has yet to fail me.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 19, 2016, 11:33:18 pm
Happened to have watched Arrival as well and while I'm hesitant to call it the best film of 2016 (Nine Lives, people), I would be willing to call it a great film in its own right.  A few of the twists were telegraphed far to early and the main twist was easy to spot due to the way a certain scene was cut and I felt that a lot of the metaphors were hit a bit too hard.  Still, it was a great film.  One that I particularly enjoyed,  especially the sound design.
That's exactly how I feel about it. Glad to see everyone seems to be enjoying it.

I am seeing Hacksaw Ridge soon.  I'm predicting that to be the better film.  Mel Gibson has yet to fail me.
You'll love the war scene. The rest...ehh, I don't know....
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on November 19, 2016, 11:36:46 pm
Dylan liked Hacksaw Ridge better than Arrival.

He also gave Arrival a 5.5/10, saying that the film just wasn't compelling enough.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 19, 2016, 11:41:35 pm
Dylan liked Hacksaw Ridge better than Arrival.

He also gave Arrival a 5.5/10, saying that the film just wasn't compelling enough.

What do you expect when the guy's number 1 film of the year is Bad Moms.  He's a 'tard.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jim Raynor on November 19, 2016, 11:56:02 pm
The Nice Guys: 8/10

I may see Arrival tomorrow.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 20, 2016, 12:12:16 am
Dylan liked Hacksaw Ridge better than Arrival.

He also gave Arrival a 5.5/10, saying that the film just wasn't compelling enough.

What do you expect when the guy's number 1 film of the year is Bad Moms.  He's a 'tard.
Lol, is that actually true?

Edit: The him thinking Bad Moms is the best film of the year, not the 'tard part.
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Post by: John Tyler on November 20, 2016, 12:24:26 am
Infinitely Polar Bear: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 20, 2016, 12:24:57 am
Dylan liked Hacksaw Ridge better than Arrival.

He also gave Arrival a 5.5/10, saying that the film just wasn't compelling enough.

What do you expect when the guy's number 1 film of the year is Bad Moms.  He's a 'tard.
Lol, is that actually true?

Edit: The him thinking Bad Moms is the best film of the year, not the 'tard part.

Yes it is.  He gave it like a 9/10 or something. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 20, 2016, 12:25:35 am
He also gave Arrival a 5.5/10, saying that the film just wasn't compelling enough.
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Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 20, 2016, 12:43:38 am
Yes it is.  He gave it like a 9/10 or something.
What in that piece of shit film convinced him to believe it was pushing the envelope is lost on me.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 20, 2016, 12:47:07 am
Dylan liked Hacksaw Ridge better than Arrival.

He also gave Arrival a 5.5/10, saying that the film just wasn't compelling enough.

What do you expect when the guy's number 1 film of the year is Bad Moms.

Really? Not Hillary's America: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi or whatever the fuck it was called?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 20, 2016, 12:59:13 am
Dylan liked Hacksaw Ridge better than Arrival.

He also gave Arrival a 5.5/10, saying that the film just wasn't compelling enough.

What do you expect when the guy's number 1 film of the year is Bad Moms.

Really? Not Hillary's America: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi or whatever the fuck it was called?

Apparently, despite the fact that he has endless amounts of documents proving Hillary's political killings, he believes that some of the theories in that film were ridiculous.  He gave it a 6/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 20, 2016, 01:05:35 am
Also, saw a couple other films this weekend.

First one was Pale Rider, one of the many Clint Eastwood westerns I've neglected to see over the years. It was... good, but not great. Some dialogue felt a little clunky and there were a few scenes between Eastwood and a 15-year-old girl that were unnecessarily creepy. Still, I think the Preacher is one of Eastwood's best characters outside of the Dollars Trilogy. Lots of classic badass lines, lots of teeth-gritting, and a just-hinted-at backstory that fleshes the character out a bit while still maintaining that aura of mysteriousness. This movie is also a little relevant nowadays, given that the main villain is an evil capitalist who got all his wealth from his daddy... *sigh*.

Then tonight I rewatched Patton, which I had forgotten was one of my all-time favorite films until tonight. Seriously, if you haven't seen this movie, check it out as soon as possible. It works on every conceivable level. The movie has the visual aesthetic of an old Hollywood Biblical epic, but because Patton sees himself as an ancient warrior trapped in modern times, it works perfectly with the material. It's straightforward and patriotic. I love it with all my heart.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 20, 2016, 03:57:17 am
Sausage Party: 5/10
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Post by: Robert Neville on November 20, 2016, 06:33:20 am
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 20, 2016, 10:44:45 am
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.
I might this film tonight. The responses so far have been mildly discouraging  -  Of course, I expected you to dislike it, but the the most enthusiastic responses were that it was good but not great. That said, Costigan gave it an 8/10 on Letterboxd.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 20, 2016, 10:50:49 am

Then tonight I rewatched Patton, which I had forgotten was one of my all-time favorite films until tonight. Seriously, if you haven't seen this movie, check it out as soon as possible. It works on every conceivable level. The movie has the visual aesthetic of an old Hollywood Biblical epic, but because Patton sees himself as an ancient warrior trapped in modern times, it works perfectly with the material. It's straightforward and patriotic. I love it with all my heart.
Is this one still on Netflix?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Robert Neville on November 20, 2016, 11:43:07 am
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.
I might this film tonight. The responses so far have been mildly discouraging  -  Of course, I expected you to dislike it, but the the most enthusiastic responses were that it was good but not great. That said, Costigan gave it an 8/10 on Letterboxd.

I found it to be incredibly disjointed and contrived. Most of it is ADHD-frenetic, with key decisions completely rushed through, but on a couple of occasions it suddenly grinds to a complete halt, either for the painful romantic subplot, or the dragged-out ending. In either instance, I don't think there was a single good conversation in the entire film, and the characters remain largely static (a lot of exposition and sequel set-up, though.) It also pulls an Wrath of Khan (2013) in a way that's absolutely unnecessary and pointless.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 20, 2016, 11:43:49 am
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.
I might this film tonight. The responses so far have been mildly discouraging  -  Of course, I expected you to dislike it, but the the most enthusiastic responses were that it was good but not great. That said, Costigan gave it an 8/10 on Letterboxd.

It's a fun time, but I feel like the sequel will be a lot better if done right. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on November 20, 2016, 12:16:37 pm
Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them 6/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 20, 2016, 12:59:01 pm
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.

I probably won't see this tbh. I hate the Harry Potter movies quite a bit.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 20, 2016, 01:18:04 pm
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.

I probably won't see this tbh. I hate the Harry Potter movies quite a bit.

It has pretty much no connection to Harry Potter's story, outside of a reference to Dumbledore and the fact that it takes place in the same universe.  This takes place like 70 years before Harry Potter.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Robert Neville on November 20, 2016, 01:26:56 pm
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.

I probably won't see this tbh. I hate the Harry Potter movies quite a bit.

It has pretty much no connection to Harry Potter's story, outside of a reference to Dumbledore and the fact that it takes place in the same universe.  This takes place like 70 years before Harry Potter.

Didn't it also show us the future mother of Sirius' brother Remulus, the one who died retrieving the Horcrux amulet (six, seventh books)? I'm pretty sure the woman on the photograph was his mother, or did I get my timelines mixed up?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 20, 2016, 02:09:44 pm
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.

I probably won't see this tbh. I hate the Harry Potter movies quite a bit.

It has pretty much no connection to Harry Potter's story, outside of a reference to Dumbledore and the fact that it takes place in the same universe.  This takes place like 70 years before Harry Potter.

Didn't it also show us the future mother of Sirius' brother Remulus, the one who died retrieving the Horcrux amulet (six, seventh books)? I'm pretty sure the woman on the photograph was his mother, or did I get my timelines mixed up?

Regulus Black, actually.  And I don't remember there being a woman on a photograph, must've missed that.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 20, 2016, 02:20:31 pm
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.

I probably won't see this tbh. I hate the Harry Potter movies quite a bit.

It has pretty much no connection to Harry Potter's story, outside of a reference to Dumbledore and the fact that it takes place in the same universe.  This takes place like 70 years before Harry Potter.

Yeah... except this is the kind of movie that's probably geared toward the Tumblr demographic. Doctor Who fans, Sherlock people, 14-year-olds who watch Supernatural. I don't see much of anything in this movie that would appeal to me. Just British people doing magic and saying quippy lines that the Dom Cobb demographic will find hilarious and embarrassingly repeat on the internet ad nauseam.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Robert Neville on November 20, 2016, 02:53:03 pm
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.

I probably won't see this tbh. I hate the Harry Potter movies quite a bit.

It has pretty much no connection to Harry Potter's story, outside of a reference to Dumbledore and the fact that it takes place in the same universe.  This takes place like 70 years before Harry Potter.

Yeah... except this is the kind of movie that's probably geared toward the Tumblr demographic. Doctor Who fans, Sherlock people, 14-year-olds who watch Supernatural. I don't see much of anything in this movie that would appeal to me. Just British people doing magic and saying quippy lines that the Dom Cobb demographic will find hilarious and embarrassingly repeat on the internet ad nauseam.

There weren't any quippy lines I can remember now, actually: the director prefers to have same lines in (slightly) different contexts and silent "concerned" stares repeated ad nauseum.  Honestly, "dialogue sucked, characters sucked" is a remarkably accurate way to describe this movie. You would be quite justified in skipping it, of course, but then the Tutties would be missing a potentially strong (anti)-contender.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 20, 2016, 02:57:17 pm
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.

I probably won't see this tbh. I hate the Harry Potter movies quite a bit.

It has pretty much no connection to Harry Potter's story, outside of a reference to Dumbledore and the fact that it takes place in the same universe.  This takes place like 70 years before Harry Potter.

Yeah... except this is the kind of movie that's probably geared toward the Tumblr demographic. Doctor Who fans, Sherlock people, 14-year-olds who watch Supernatural. I don't see much of anything in this movie that would appeal to me. Just British people doing magic and saying quippy lines that the Dom Cobb demographic will find hilarious and embarrassingly repeat on the internet ad nauseam.

There weren't any quippy lines I can remember now, actually: the director prefers to have same lines in (slightly) different contexts and silent "concerned" stares repeated ad nauseum.  Honestly, "dialogue sucked, characters sucked" is a remarkably accurate way to describe this movie. You would be quite justified in skipping it, of course, but then the Tutties would be missing a potentially strong (anti)-contender.

No way is this thing beating Deadpool... but okay, I'll watch it. Not in theaters, though. I'm trying to maintain some dignity...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 20, 2016, 03:04:31 pm
I'm sitting in the theater while  the credits roll for Fantastic Beasts. I'm not quite sure what I hoped for, but it definitely wasn't this. 4/10, maybe a 3/10. I think Diego might just find it to be TASM 2 for this year.

I probably won't see this tbh. I hate the Harry Potter movies quite a bit.

It has pretty much no connection to Harry Potter's story, outside of a reference to Dumbledore and the fact that it takes place in the same universe.  This takes place like 70 years before Harry Potter.

Yeah... except this is the kind of movie that's probably geared toward the Tumblr demographic. Doctor Who fans, Sherlock people, 14-year-olds who watch Supernatural. I don't see much of anything in this movie that would appeal to me. Just British people doing magic and saying quippy lines that the Dom Cobb demographic will find hilarious and embarrassingly repeat on the internet ad nauseam.

There weren't any quippy lines I can remember now, actually: the director prefers to have same lines in (slightly) different contexts and silent "concerned" stares repeated ad nauseum.  Honestly, "dialogue sucked, characters sucked" is a remarkably accurate way to describe this movie. You would be quite justified in skipping it, of course, but then the Tutties would be missing a potentially strong (anti)-contender.

No way is this thing beating Deadpool... but okay, I'll watch it. Not in theaters, though. I'm trying to maintain some dignity...

Honestly, you'll probably either give it a 5/10 and call it mediocre, or a 2/10 or a 1/10 and call it absolutely terrible. 
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 20, 2016, 09:44:24 pm
Fantastic Beasts was decent, nothing special or groundbreaking (although the effects were great) but passable fun. Eddie Redmayne may be the most likable actor around. I'd give it either a 5 or a 6, not sure.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on November 20, 2016, 11:08:45 pm
Going with a high 8/10 for Arrival. Pacing could have been improved, a couple lackluster twists, and an ending that could have been written over a bit better, but otherwise a beautifully shot, edited, written film with tension, atmosphere, and Oscar-worthy sound design to boot. Tbh, this seems like a film that will be better with a rewatch. I'll definitely be considering this for a Blu-ray buy.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 20, 2016, 11:16:11 pm
Going with a high 8/10 for Arrival. Pacing could have been improved, a couple lackluster twists, and an ending that could have been written over a bit better, but otherwise a beautifully shot, edited, written film with tension, atmosphere, and Oscar-worthy sound design to boot. Tbh, this seems like a film that will be better with a rewatch. I'll definitely be considering this for a Blu-ray buy.
What did you not like about the ending? Just wondering since I thought it was superb, personally.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 20, 2016, 11:34:34 pm
The Ghostbusters reboot wasn't particularly painful, but I wouldn't classify it as an essential staple of the modern comedic era. Probably a C.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 20, 2016, 11:55:02 pm
Fantastic Beasts was decent, nothing special or groundbreaking (although the effects were great) but passable fun. Eddie Redmayne may be the most likable actor around. I'd give it either a 5 or a 6, not sure.
What are your thoughts on the Harry Potter films, for reference?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on November 21, 2016, 12:05:35 am
Going with a high 8/10 for Arrival. Pacing could have been improved, a couple lackluster twists, and an ending that could have been written over a bit better, but otherwise a beautifully shot, edited, written film with tension, atmosphere, and Oscar-worthy sound design to boot. Tbh, this seems like a film that will be better with a rewatch. I'll definitely be considering this for a Blu-ray buy.
What did you not like about the ending? Just wondering since I thought it was superb, personally.
It was a good ending and a good twist, I just thought it could have been executed better.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 21, 2016, 12:44:10 am
Fantastic Beasts was decent, nothing special or groundbreaking (although the effects were great) but passable fun. Eddie Redmayne may be the most likable actor around. I'd give it either a 5 or a 6, not sure.
What are your thoughts on the Harry Potter films, for reference?
I enjoyed them, generally, when I watched them but I haven't seen them in years. I'm a huge fan of the books so I've just re-read those instead.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 21, 2016, 12:08:46 pm
Don't Think Twice: 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 21, 2016, 07:10:16 pm
The Suicide Squad extended cut with 11 minutes of never before seen footage is a waste of time. The new stuff they put in there adds absolutely nothing to the film. It's still the same movie.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 21, 2016, 07:13:42 pm
The Suicide Squad extended cut with 11 minutes of never before seen footage is a waste of time. The new stuff they put in there adds absolutely nothing to the film. It's still the same movie.
Yeah, it's pretty stupid they would cut out this stuff from the film, even more so they'd bother to put it back in.

Wanna know the kicker? There probably is a version out there that is substantially different but they chose to STILL not release it. There are scenes in the trailer for the Extender Cut that aren't in the actual Extended Cut, LOL.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 21, 2016, 07:15:35 pm
Yeah, it's pretty stupid they would cut out this stuff from the film, even more so they'd bother to put it back in. Wanna know the kicker? There probably is a version out there that is substantially different but they chose to STILL not release it. There are scenes in the trailer for the Extender Cut that aren't in the actual Extended Cut, LOL.
If WB didn't cut a half-hour out of BvS, none of this BS would even be happening. Fucking morons.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 21, 2016, 07:28:32 pm
Yeah, it's pretty stupid they would cut out this stuff from the film, even more so they'd bother to put it back in. Wanna know the kicker? There probably is a version out there that is substantially different but they chose to STILL not release it. There are scenes in the trailer for the Extender Cut that aren't in the actual Extended Cut, LOL.
If WB didn't cut a half-hour out of BvS, none of this BS would even be happening. Fucking morons.

If WB didn't cut a half-hour out of BvS, it would have been 181 minutes long. They did the right thing. My one regret is that they didn't cut out the remaining 151 minutes as well.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 21, 2016, 07:32:36 pm
Yeah, it's pretty stupid they would cut out this stuff from the film, even more so they'd bother to put it back in. Wanna know the kicker? There probably is a version out there that is substantially different but they chose to STILL not release it. There are scenes in the trailer for the Extender Cut that aren't in the actual Extended Cut, LOL.
If WB didn't cut a half-hour out of BvS, none of this BS would even be happening. Fucking morons.
I don't understand why they didn't just grow some balls, edit out the blood and R material, and theatrically release the 3 hour version. I'd assume the critical reception would have been much better, helping the box office as well.

Before anyone tries to tell me about the viability of 3 hour blockbusters, LotR and The Hobbit trilogies exist.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 21, 2016, 07:36:01 pm
The Suicide Squad extended cut with 11 minutes of never before seen footage is a waste of time. The new stuff they put in there adds absolutely nothing to the film. It's still the same movie.

I watched the deleted scenes off YouTube.  None of them worked.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 21, 2016, 07:40:41 pm
If WB didn't cut a half-hour out of BvS, it would have been 181 minutes long. They did the right thing.
They did the right thing by turning it into a nonsensical, horribly paced and edited disaster?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 21, 2016, 07:43:09 pm
Yeah, it's pretty stupid they would cut out this stuff from the film, even more so they'd bother to put it back in. Wanna know the kicker? There probably is a version out there that is substantially different but they chose to STILL not release it. There are scenes in the trailer for the Extender Cut that aren't in the actual Extended Cut, LOL.
If WB didn't cut a half-hour out of BvS, none of this BS would even be happening. Fucking morons.
I don't understand why they didn't just grow some balls, edit out the blood and R material, and theatrically release the 3 hour version. I'd assume the critical reception would have been much better, helping the box office as well.

Before anyone tries to tell me about the viability of 3 hour blockbusters, LotR and The Hobbit trilogies exist.

Why in God's name is it WB's fault that Snyder saddled them with a clumsily plotted, overlong, violent mess? They had two options: Either release a movie longer than The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and cross their fingers that the ADHD masses would be able sit still for that long, or carve up Snyder's bowel movement and attempt to edit out the dozens of plot points that went nowhere. And didn't Snyder know he was making this movie for 13-year-olds? Why was there any "R material" to begin with?

As for your "critical reception" comment... all I can do is laugh. Every intelligent person on the planet saw the trailers for both this and Suicide Squad and knew they were going to be critically panned from the get-go. Forcing critics to suffer for another half-hour would only exacerbate their hatred of it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 21, 2016, 07:45:43 pm
If WB didn't cut a half-hour out of BvS, it would have been 181 minutes long. They did the right thing.
They did the right thing by turning it into a nonsensical, horribly paced and edited disaster?

It would've been a nonsensical, horribly paced and edited disaster no matter what. They just saved us all some time and energy.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 21, 2016, 07:48:38 pm
Yeah, it's pretty stupid they would cut out this stuff from the film, even more so they'd bother to put it back in. Wanna know the kicker? There probably is a version out there that is substantially different but they chose to STILL not release it. There are scenes in the trailer for the Extender Cut that aren't in the actual Extended Cut, LOL.
If WB didn't cut a half-hour out of BvS, none of this BS would even be happening. Fucking morons.
I don't understand why they didn't just grow some balls, edit out the blood and R material, and theatrically release the 3 hour version. I'd assume the critical reception would have been much better, helping the box office as well.

Before anyone tries to tell me about the viability of 3 hour blockbusters, LotR and The Hobbit trilogies exist.

Why in God's name is it WB's fault that Snyder saddled them with a clumsily plotted, overlong, violent mess? They had two options: Either release a movie longer than The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and cross their fingers that the ADHD masses would be able sit still for that long, or carve up Snyder's bowel movement and attempt to edit out the dozens of plot points that went nowhere. And didn't Snyder know he was making this movie for 13-year-olds? Why was there any "R material" to begin with?

As for your "critical reception" comment... all I can do is laugh. Every intelligent person on the planet saw the trailers for both this and Suicide Squad and knew they were going to be critically panned from the get-go. Forcing critics to suffer for another half-hour would only exacerbate their hatred of it.
SS was actually expected to be a critical and commercial hit but okay.
If WB didn't cut a half-hour out of BvS, it would have been 181 minutes long. They did the right thing.
They did the right thing by turning it into a nonsensical, horribly paced and edited disaster?
It would've been a nonsensical, horribly paced and edited disaster no matter what. They just saved us all some time and energy.
Well did you actually watch the Ultimate Cut?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 21, 2016, 07:52:07 pm
SS was actually expected to be a critical and commercial hit but okay.

Not by me.

Well did you actually watch the Ultimate Cut?

I think you already know the answer to this question.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 21, 2016, 08:51:47 pm
Well did you actually watch the Ultimate Cut?

I think you already know the answer to this question.
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I haven't watched the Ultimate Cut either, but the fact that you haven't seen it basically invalidates all of your criticism. Just so you know.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 21, 2016, 09:06:38 pm
Quote from: Diego Tutweiller
Well did you actually watch the Ultimate Cut?

I think you already know the answer to this question.
I haven't watched the Ultimate Cut either, but the fact that you haven't seen it basically invalidates all of your criticism. Just so you know.

I saw the movie in theaters, you walnut. I'm not criticizing the "Ultimate Cut" here. I'm saying that, from the version I saw, no amount of runtime padding could possibly synthesize all of the movie's disparate parts into one coherent plot.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 21, 2016, 10:44:44 pm
Quote from: Diego Tutweiller
Well did you actually watch the Ultimate Cut?

I think you already know the answer to this question.
I haven't watched the Ultimate Cut either, but the fact that you haven't seen it basically invalidates all of your criticism. Just so you know.

I saw the movie in theaters, you walnut. I'm not criticizing the "Ultimate Cut" here. I'm saying that, from the version I saw, no amount of runtime padding could possibly synthesize all of the movie's disparate parts into one coherent plot.
I think you'd be surprised... somewhat...
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 22, 2016, 12:14:27 am
I ended up watching Allegiant with my family, partially as a means to boost my 2016 rankings (or to test my fortitude as a movie watcher). It might be worse than Suicide Squad.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 22, 2016, 12:29:02 am
Sausage Party was decent. Liked it more this time than when I half watched a shitty bootleg copy though.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Jed Groff on November 22, 2016, 03:48:02 pm
The Iceman was a decent thriller. Nothing about it stood out a whole lot, and there wasn't a clear sense of direction to it, but Michael Shannon's fantastic performance and some nail-biting tension made it worthwhile. 7/10.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 22, 2016, 05:46:09 pm
Oh yeah, I re-watched Inglourious Basterds last night.

Still a wildly entertaining film.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 22, 2016, 06:03:30 pm
Oh yeah, I re-watched Inglourious Basterds last night.

Still a wildly entertaining film.

(http://i.imgur.com/cWkuCJT.gif)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 22, 2016, 09:35:42 pm
Saw Hacksaw Ridge with my dad today, which is easily one of my favorite films of the year. The first half isn't totally free from a bit of cliche and cheese, but the film remains compelling during that segment. The war scenes are perhaps just as if not more effective than the Normandy landing in Saving Private Ryan. I'm thinking somewhere in the A-/A range.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 23, 2016, 12:40:21 am
Goodnight Mommy... not sure how I feel about it.  There was some creepy imagery and I enjoyed the cinematography, but it kinda devolved into generic horror territory.   Final act is pretty gruesome.  But strangely felt uneventful.  I just feel it's meh.

Time to watch Spider-Man.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 23, 2016, 01:21:41 am
Goodnight Mommy... not sure how I feel about it.  There was some creepy imagery and I enjoyed the cinematography, but it kinda devolved into generic horror territory.   Final act is pretty gruesome.  But strangely felt uneventful.  I just feel it's meh.

Time to watch Spider-Man.
My friends want to watch Goodnight Mommy with me sometime soon. Is it true the trailer is pretty misleading?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 23, 2016, 01:49:53 am
Goodnight Mommy... not sure how I feel about it.  There was some creepy imagery and I enjoyed the cinematography, but it kinda devolved into generic horror territory.   Final act is pretty gruesome.  But strangely felt uneventful.  I just feel it's meh.

Time to watch Spider-Man.
My friends want to watch Goodnight Mommy with me sometime soon. Is it true the trailer is pretty misleading?

very much.  To put it in perspective without spoiling it, everything you see in the trailer is in the film, but there's a lot more to it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 23, 2016, 02:25:16 am
everything you see in the trailer is in the film, but there's a lot more to it.

I feel like the same could be said for every trailer.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 23, 2016, 04:47:51 am
War Dogs: 5/10

Pretty forgettable film aside from the general appearance of Ana de Armas. Makes me want to watch Knock Knock again.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 23, 2016, 07:35:58 am
War Dogs: 5/10

Pretty forgettable film aside from the general appearance of Ana de Armas. Makes me want to watch Knock Knock again.

Honestly a very underrated movie IMO.  Trailers were a bit misleading though, it's more of a drama with comedic elements rather than a flat out comedy.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 23, 2016, 12:13:31 pm
everything you see in the trailer is in the film, but there's a lot more to it.

I feel like the same could be said for every trailer.

Not really.  Say, for example, Trans4mers.  There really isn't much of a new dynamic added when you see the film just extra scenes.  The trailer for Goodnight Mommy purposely sells a different film that what you get.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 24, 2016, 02:05:11 am
X-Men: Apocalypse was okay. It tried juggling too many characters in a plot with stakes too familiar for its own good and its villain was mediocre (A shame since they got Oscar Isaac for the role too), but I did like the performances of the newer cast (ie the ones given adequate screentime) and generally enjoyed much of the action.

I'm somewhere between the C+/B- threshold, and will decide on a more final rating tomorrow.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 24, 2016, 02:29:43 am
Doctor Strange: 7/10

Anyone else feel like the sheer scale of Dormammu kinda undermines the impact Thanos is supposed to have by Infinity War?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 24, 2016, 08:17:04 am
X-Men: Apocalypse was okay. It tried juggling too many characters in a plot with stakes too familiar for its own good and its villain was mediocre (A shame since they got Oscar Isaac for the role too), but I did like the performances of the newer cast (ie the ones given adequate screentime) and generally enjoyed much of the action.

I'm somewhere between the C+/B- threshold, and will decide on a more final rating tomorrow.

Go with the B-.  See the light.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Rupert Pupkin on November 24, 2016, 12:50:14 pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was pretty bad. I hate to blame it all on Rowling, but the script is borderline nonsensical.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 24, 2016, 02:45:10 pm
Imperium was somewhat conventional but undeniably effective as a slow burn thriller. Radcliffe gave a solid performance. I'm settling with a B+.

I'm somewhere between the C+/B- threshold, and will decide on a more final rating tomorrow.

Go with the B-.  See the light.
I ended up leaning with the B-. A bit of a pleasant surprise, since I was expecting to feel more lukewarm toward it.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 25, 2016, 03:00:42 pm
Captain Fantastic: 8/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: John Tyler on November 25, 2016, 06:07:51 pm
Moana: 9/10
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 25, 2016, 09:38:45 pm
Trolls was...weird.  I haven't decided whether it's good or bad yet.  I guess...a 5/10 for now?
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 25, 2016, 11:12:01 pm
Watching Moana high was an experience unlike any I've had, or probably ever will have.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 25, 2016, 11:15:15 pm
Watching Moana high was an experience unlike any I've had, or probably ever will have.

Trolls would have been a lot more of a trip, given the movie by itself is like a drug trip.  Although you'd miss out on something that's probably much better than Trolls.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 25, 2016, 11:16:05 pm
Watching Moana high was an experience unlike any I've had, or probably ever will have.

Trolls would have been a lot more of a trip, given the movie by itself is like a drug trip.  Although you'd miss out on something that's probably much better than Trolls.
I actually was originally going to see Trolls...but I seriously doubt it's anywhere nearly as trippy as what i just saw.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on November 25, 2016, 11:18:57 pm
Watching Moana high was an experience unlike any I've had, or probably ever will have.

Watching films high is fun as hell.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 25, 2016, 11:20:56 pm
Watching Moana high was an experience unlike any I've had, or probably ever will have.

Watching films high is fun as hell.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjUJHxfPJ-s  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjUJHxfPJ-s)
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: J. Kashmir on November 26, 2016, 12:09:06 am
Fantastic Beasts is admittedly messy plot wise and suffers from CG excess, but I still found it to be a pretty fun time overall. The cast works well together and the degree of immersion that helped the Harry Potter films out remains a reliable strength for the film. I'm not fully decided on a rating, but I'm leaning towards a B-.

This is basically a better version of last year's Goosebumps movie, but with magic.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 26, 2016, 12:13:42 am
Watching Moana high was an experience unlike any I've had, or probably ever will have.

Trolls would have been a lot more of a trip, given the movie by itself is like a drug trip.  Although you'd miss out on something that's probably much better than Trolls.
I actually was originally going to see Trolls...but I seriously doubt it's anywhere nearly as trippy as what i just saw.

Trolls has so much color in it that my eyes felt weird afterwards.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 26, 2016, 01:01:30 am
Can you really judge a film if you watched it while high? It seems to me that it would seriously impair your critical skills. I'm not dissing you guys for doing it-- I'm really just asking, because it's not an experience I've ever had.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 26, 2016, 01:14:30 am
Can you really judge a film if you watched it while high? It seems to me that it would seriously impair your critical skills. I'm not dissing you guys for doing it-- I'm really just asking, because it's not an experience I've ever had.

Short answer: yes.

Long answer:  Yes, you can.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 26, 2016, 01:17:54 am
Can you really judge a film if you watched it while high? It seems to me that it would seriously impair your critical skills. I'm not dissing you guys for doing it-- I'm really just asking, because it's not an experience I've ever had.

Short answer: yes.

Long answer:  Yes, you can.

Okay. I really had no idea. I mean, you guys have given people crap for posting a couple comments on the Oasis while watching a movie, so I figured using controlled substances was off the table.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on November 26, 2016, 01:19:07 am
Can you really judge a film if you watched it while high? It seems to me that it would seriously impair your critical skills. I'm not dissing you guys for doing it-- I'm really just asking, because it's not an experience I've ever had.

This is a very common misconception when it comes to weed and film watching. Although I prefer to watch films sober (only because I tend to forget films a lot faster if I watched them high, I'm talking like a couple of days and I forget major/important scenes), I do know that I think just fine and tend to have the exact same taste as my sober self.

If it helps at all I went to see BvS high as all hell and I still hated it as much as I did when I re-watched it (in fact I think I hated it even more when I first saw it high).
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: James Orenthal Cutler on November 26, 2016, 01:22:55 am
Can you really judge a film if you watched it while high? It seems to me that it would seriously impair your critical skills. I'm not dissing you guys for doing it-- I'm really just asking, because it's not an experience I've ever had.

This is a very common misconception when it comes to weed and film watching. Although I prefer to watch films sober (only because I tend to forget films a lot faster if I watched them high, I'm talking like a couple of days and I forget major/important scenes), I do know that I think just fine and tend to have the exact same taste as my sober self.

If it helps at all I went to see BvS high as all hell and I still hated it as much as I did when I re-watched it (in fact I think I hated it even more when I first saw it high).

I've been telling Tatum about my vaping exploits as well.  Hit 35 miligram Nicotine pen once.  Almost died.  I like to put some cannabis oil in my pen also.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Frankie on November 26, 2016, 01:24:42 am
Can you really judge a film if you watched it while high? It seems to me that it would seriously impair your critical skills. I'm not dissing you guys for doing it-- I'm really just asking, because it's not an experience I've ever had.

This is a very common misconception when it comes to weed and film watching. Although I prefer to watch films sober (only because I tend to forget films a lot faster if I watched them high, I'm talking like a couple of days and I forget major/important scenes), I do know that I think just fine and tend to have the exact same taste as my sober self.

If it helps at all I went to see BvS high as all hell and I still hated it as much as I did when I re-watched it (in fact I think I hated it even more when I first saw it high).

I've been telling Tatum about my vaping exploits as well.  Hit 35 miligram Nicotine pen once.  Almost died.  I like to put some cannabis oil in my pen also.

Pens are my preferred way to go when I have to smoke (I eat edibles from time to time as well). I have a 1 gram pen right now that's pretty great, especially for relaxing.
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 26, 2016, 01:30:46 am
Can you really judge a film if you watched it while high? It seems to me that it would seriously impair your critical skills. I'm not dissing you guys for doing it-- I'm really just asking, because it's not an experience I've ever had.

This is a very common misconception when it comes to weed and film watching. Although I prefer to watch films sober (only because I tend to forget films a lot faster if I watched them high, I'm talking like a couple of days and I forget major/important scenes), I do know that I think just fine and tend to have the exact same taste as my sober self.

If it helps at all I went to see BvS high as all hell and I still hated it as much as I did when I re-watched it (in fact I think I hated it even more when I first saw it high).

Interesting. Well, chalk it up to my general ignorance, I suppose. My only experience on this matter comes from a couple of my friends who got high in the parking lot before seeing Ex Machina with me. All they managed to say through the following two hours was "Oh fuck."
Title: Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 26, 2016, 03:28:05 am
Saw Allied a few hours ago.  Really feel mixed on it.  The first act is pretty poorly paced, and the romance it tries to build just feels...lacking.  Some short scenes feel like they should be longer, and some long scenes feel like they should be shorter. 

Pitt and Cotillard's performances are pretty strong, but the romantic chemistry between them is minimal, and since the romance is supposed to be the film central driving force...it really hurts the other two acts.  IMO, the story gets increasingly more interesting as it goes on despite feeling like it should've ended already, but because it relies so much on the power of a romance that carries very little weight due to the shoddy beginning, nothing feels as impactful as it should, though there are some memorable moments here and there.

The directing is fine.  The score is fine.  The acting is fine.  And for all its un