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Author Topic: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD  (Read 40476 times)

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4020 on: October 06, 2017, 09:38:37 pm »
Free Fire 7/10

Hit me with that disagree button, Moody.

u n moody r like broders

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4021 on: October 06, 2017, 10:09:50 pm »
Blade Runner 2049: 11/10

Hit me with that disagree button, Goldblum.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4022 on: October 06, 2017, 10:12:53 pm »
Dead Man Walking: 8/10 (watched this week in my College Writing class)
Lords of Dogtown: 8/10
Excision: 10/10
Blade Runner 2049: 10/10
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4023 on: October 07, 2017, 05:05:54 am »
Blade Runner 2049: 11/10

Hit me with that disagree button, Goldblum.
I don't abuse that button like you do ;)

I'll be seeing this tonight in the IMAX.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4024 on: October 07, 2017, 09:53:06 am »
Blade Runner 2049: have not yet settled on an exact number, but it's in a 7/10-9/10 range. I'm 99% certain that this is the most visually stunning film of the year, and the way it merges the frankly outdated world of the original (i.e. its overestimation of the population trends, or the misprojection of the Cold War outcome) with the most likely of today's projections for the future is admirable.

In the end, though, I really wished it spend a bit less time on those lovingly held shots of water reflections or dusty Las Vegas, or whatever, and more on crafting engaging, relatable conversations that didn't feel like true, yet disparate, statements thrown at the speakers, with nothing to ponder. I suppose some of this is explained by the new Replicants being "perfected" for conformity, except that the human characters are not much better. I didn't get particularly attached to anyone besides the AI spirit, the dome girl, and the first casualty of the film, and cared little for final battle's outcome. I would also say it repeats Disney Wars' error in mistaking the original lead's importance in the hearts of the fans for their actual importance in the film's world.

None of this really brings the film down that much in my eyes; like Dunkirk, I still encourage everyone to see this, and I would certainly like for it to get the Best Picture nomination as well. Danny Oh is almost certainly going to love this film; several nonsensical moments have rather unfortunate parallels with Snyder's work. Equally, I would say Diego has a higher-than-average chance of hating this; it's definitely less emotionally relatable than either Dunkirk or Interstellar (even if it makes far more sense than the latter).

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4025 on: October 07, 2017, 10:13:13 am »
Equally, I would say Diego has a higher-than-average chance of hating this; it's definitely less emotionally relatable than either Dunkirk or Interstellar (even if it makes far more sense than the latter).

I'm not sure if we saw the same movie.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4026 on: October 07, 2017, 10:22:49 am »
Equally, I would say Diego has a higher-than-average chance of hating this; it's definitely less emotionally relatable than either Dunkirk or Interstellar (even if it makes far more sense than the latter).

I'm not sure if we saw the same movie.

Moody, please, don't be shy, and don't limit yourself to this cheap comeback. If you want to change my opinion, you can! Just explain which scenes you thought made this more relatable than Dunkirk or Interstellar (or alternately, what made those two less relatable.) Unless, that is, you really take an issue with "makes far more sense" part, but your "11/10" rating makes this unlikely.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4027 on: October 07, 2017, 11:11:38 am »
Equally, I would say Diego has a higher-than-average chance of hating this; it's definitely less emotionally relatable than either Dunkirk or Interstellar (even if it makes far more sense than the latter).

I'm not sure if we saw the same movie.

Moody, please, don't be shy, and don't limit yourself to this cheap comeback. If you want to change my opinion, you can! Just explain which scenes you thought made this more relatable than Dunkirk or Interstellar (or alternately, what made those two less relatable.) Unless, that is, you really take an issue with "makes far more sense" part, but your "11/10" rating makes this unlikely.

I'll try not to get into spoilers (even with tags someone could accidentally scroll in and click on it) and I'll be staying as vague as possible, but pretty much the entire third act is one of the most emotionally resonant I've seen in a while.  By that point, you're 100% invested in every single character in the movie, and you truly do feel for them.  There are some truly heart wrenching scenes in there too (when a certain reveal happens, the final scene, etc.).

If you want me to, we can discuss this more in PM's, but this is a film that you should stay spoiler-free on.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4028 on: October 07, 2017, 11:32:01 am »
Equally, I would say Diego has a higher-than-average chance of hating this; it's definitely less emotionally relatable than either Dunkirk or Interstellar (even if it makes far more sense than the latter).

I'm not sure if we saw the same movie.

Moody, please, don't be shy, and don't limit yourself to this cheap comeback. If you want to change my opinion, you can! Just explain which scenes you thought made this more relatable than Dunkirk or Interstellar (or alternately, what made those two less relatable.) Unless, that is, you really take an issue with "makes far more sense" part, but your "11/10" rating makes this unlikely.

I'll try not to get into spoilers (even with tags someone could accidentally scroll in and click on it) and I'll be staying as vague as possible, but pretty much the entire third act is one of the most emotionally resonant I've seen in a while.  By that point, you're 100% invested in every single character in the movie, and you truly do feel for them.  There are some truly heart wrenching scenes in there too (when a certain reveal happens, the final scene, etc.).

If you want me to, we can discuss this more in PM's, but this is a film that you should stay spoiler-free on.

I wouldn't say there's that much to spoil, but OK, PM incoming.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4029 on: October 07, 2017, 08:59:01 pm »
Amityville: The Awakening - 0/10
Tough Guys Don't Dance - 0/10
The Quatermass Xperiment - 8/10
Hide and Seek - 4/10
Terror Train - 7/10
The Mountain Between Us - 5/10

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4030 on: October 07, 2017, 09:01:49 pm »
The Mountain Between Us - 5/10


What is the final shot of this film that seems to have a lot of people grossed out?

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4031 on: October 07, 2017, 09:21:13 pm »
The Mountain Between Us - 5/10
What is the final shot of this film that seems to have a lot of people grossed out?
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4032 on: October 07, 2017, 09:33:18 pm »
The Mountain Between Us - 5/10
What is the final shot of this film that seems to have a lot of people grossed out?
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That does seem incredibly tasteless.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4033 on: October 07, 2017, 09:41:28 pm »
The Mountain Between Us - 5/10
What is the final shot of this film that seems to have a lot of people grossed out?
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That does seem incredibly tasteless.
It's Nicholas Sparks-esque in the worst possible way.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4034 on: October 07, 2017, 09:49:45 pm »
The Mountain Between Us: 4/10
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4035 on: October 07, 2017, 10:06:14 pm »
Got to see an Apollo 13 screening at a local stage theatre.

Solid 8/10.

Gonna be seeing Braveheart next week, and after that Detroit and Good Time once the local film festival starts.

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« Reply #4036 on: October 08, 2017, 06:53:25 am »
Finally watched Blade Runner (the Final Cut) all the way through. Tried twice before, first time I fell asleep, second time I just wasn't engaged at all.

And I gotta say... I'm with Goldblum on this one. It's well crafted, the atmosphere is superb, technically, musically, and visually the film is amazing. But it was just so hard to actually care about anything. The slow pace was boring rather than compelling. There were also multiple moments of unintentional outright ridiculous humor. Harrison Ford's character was uh- well he was a character.

The climax was pretty tense I suppose (Pris' death was straight up disturbing, very horror-esque and well done), but that's also where some of the most silly unintentionally hilarious scenes also cropped up thanks to Rutger Hauer's Roy Batty.

Overall, I'm disappointed and mixed on this one. Gonna go with a 6/10. The ending credits music is dope though. I'm seeing 2049 tomorrow, fingers crossed I enjoy it more than this. (Which, after reading the reactions from people here, I'm fairly certain I will)

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4037 on: October 08, 2017, 10:06:06 am »
Ended up seeing mother! and Stronger yesterday, and the contrast between the two films was kinda fascinating.

I had never seen an Aronofsky film before going to see Mother yesterday, and so while I wasn't quite sure what to expect I did kinda expect to hate it given that my preference tends to be towards films with a more standard storytelling structure. However, I must say that I found this movie fascinating. Rather than over the top confusing, the central allegory is actually rather blunt, although there are certainly some things I didn't understand. The way the film's directed is also pretty interesting, with a ton of close-ups and POV shots. While there are some really slow points in the beginning, this is definitely a film that gets better and more interesting the more I think about it. Also, Javier Bardem is great. Hard film to rate out of ten, but somewhere between a 7 and an 8.

Stronger is a pretty interesting contrast to Mother because it's such a conventionally well-made film. I don't really mean that in a demeaning way; it's well directed, well shot, well acted (both leads are great) and the script is solid. It's fairly effective as an exploration of the impact of a tragedy, but it just feels conventional and kind of unremarkable. Reminds me of Black Mass in that way. I do kinda wish there had been a bit more focus on Jeff rather than the ensemble though. 6/10.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4038 on: October 08, 2017, 03:46:59 pm »
First They Killed My Father: 3/10
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #4039 on: October 08, 2017, 05:18:14 pm »
88 Minutes 9/10

 

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