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Author Topic: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD  (Read 48595 times)

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5540 on: June 14, 2018, 07:52:24 am »
The French Connection: 8/10

My #5 all-time movie

Getting to see this on the big screen was a very cool experience.

Wow that's pretty awesome.  I never got to do that.  Seeing Sunset Boulevard on the big screen a couple weeks ago was pretty cool.  I love it when they release old movies on the big screen.  Last year we got to see Close Encounters in RPX.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5541 on: June 15, 2018, 12:11:14 am »
The French Connection: 8/10

My #5 all-time movie

Getting to see this on the big screen was a very cool experience.

Wow that's pretty awesome.  I never got to do that.  Seeing Sunset Boulevard on the big screen a couple weeks ago was pretty cool.  I love it when they release old movies on the big screen.  Last year we got to see Close Encounters in RPX.
Seeing older movies on a big screen is awesome; my local theater got North by Northwest like two years ago which is still one of my best theater-going experiences.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5542 on: June 15, 2018, 08:13:23 pm »
The French Connection: 8/10

My #5 all-time movie

Getting to see this on the big screen was a very cool experience.

Wow that's pretty awesome.  I never got to do that.  Seeing Sunset Boulevard on the big screen a couple weeks ago was pretty cool.  I love it when they release old movies on the big screen.  Last year we got to see Close Encounters in RPX.
Seeing older movies on a big screen is awesome; my local theater got North by Northwest like two years ago which is still one of my best theater-going experiences.

I'd love to see some Hitchc0ck on the big screen.  We saw Vertigo 2 years ago (I think it was 2 years ago) and it was pretty cool, even though that's not one of my favorite Hitchc0ck films.  If we could get some Kubrick on there, I'd go nuts.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5543 on: June 16, 2018, 12:55:42 am »
The French Connection: 8/10

My #5 all-time movie

Getting to see this on the big screen was a very cool experience.

Wow that's pretty awesome.  I never got to do that.  Seeing Sunset Boulevard on the big screen a couple weeks ago was pretty cool.  I love it when they release old movies on the big screen.  Last year we got to see Close Encounters in RPX.
Seeing older movies on a big screen is awesome; my local theater got North by Northwest like two years ago which is still one of my best theater-going experiences.

I'd love to see some Hitchc0ck on the big screen.  We saw Vertigo 2 years ago (I think it was 2 years ago) and it was pretty cool, even though that's not one of my favorite Hitchc0ck films.  If we could get some Kubrick on there, I'd go nuts.
I really like Vertigo, sounds like an awesome experience. I missed seeing Lawrence of Arabia when it came to our theater like my sophomore year of high school, still really regret that one.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5544 on: June 16, 2018, 12:56:15 am »
Yo, The Departed is fucking amazing, hadn't seen it in a while and it's even better than I remembered.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5545 on: June 16, 2018, 02:00:27 am »
The French Connection: 8/10

My #5 all-time movie

Getting to see this on the big screen was a very cool experience.

Wow that's pretty awesome.  I never got to do that.  Seeing Sunset Boulevard on the big screen a couple weeks ago was pretty cool.  I love it when they release old movies on the big screen.  Last year we got to see Close Encounters in RPX.
Seeing older movies on a big screen is awesome; my local theater got North by Northwest like two years ago which is still one of my best theater-going experiences.

I'd love to see some Hitchc0ck on the big screen.  We saw Vertigo 2 years ago (I think it was 2 years ago) and it was pretty cool, even though that's not one of my favorite Hitchc0ck films.  If we could get some Kubrick on there, I'd go nuts.
I really like Vertigo, sounds like an awesome experience. I missed seeing Lawrence of Arabia when it came to our theater like my sophomore year of high school, still really regret that one.

This was my Vertigo review from a couple of years before - it's my #5 overall Hitchc0ck film:

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I have just begun rewatching Hitchcock films - it's been over 20 years since I have viewed them. So, it's as close to watching these movies for the first time that one can really get. I decided to start with Vertigo, which was one of my favorite Hitchcock movies growing up.

While this is indubitably a very good movie, upon a re-watch, it is a bit overrated. When watching older movies, I really try to put myself back in that time frame - so you will rarely see me bitch about "special effects not being up to par" or stuff like that. The plot is beautifully crafted with excellent twists and groundbreaking camera work. Nowadays, we are always looking for "the twist", so fooling the audience is much more difficult. But, with Hitchcock, it was an art form more than it was just a standard movie device. And, there was nobody better at it. James Stewart was magnificent as usual, and the final 90 minutes clipped along pretty well. The ending was great and really struck home the point of, "the more obsessed you get the more likely you will lose the object of your obsession".

Now, that being said, there were 2 main issues I had with this movie. 1) The first 40 minutes of this movie was slllooowwwww. Now, I'm not someone who needs constant action - far from it. I love the build up in The Exorcist as well as the first LOTR movie. But there was stuff going on in those movies. This was literally driving and following for 40 minutes - easily could have been cropped in half to make the movie more concise. 2) While I love James Stewart, he was just a little bit too old for this particular role. Kim Novak appeared to be about half his age, and it made their love story just a tiny bit awkward for me. When she wakes up in his bed naked, it just felt a little creepy.

These were legitimate issues for me that drop the movie from "all time great" discussion. It is a very good movie and I would highly recommend re-watching if it's been a while. However, I would suggest tempering your expectations going in.

Grade = 8.0/10

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5546 on: June 16, 2018, 09:27:08 pm »
The French Connection: 8/10

My #5 all-time movie

Getting to see this on the big screen was a very cool experience.

Wow that's pretty awesome.  I never got to do that.  Seeing Sunset Boulevard on the big screen a couple weeks ago was pretty cool.  I love it when they release old movies on the big screen.  Last year we got to see Close Encounters in RPX.

Yeah my local theater is doing a program and they're showing Vertigo, Blade Runner final cut, Lawrence of Arabia, Spartacus, and a few others. I'm gonna try to get to as many as I can.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5547 on: June 16, 2018, 09:50:45 pm »
Yo, The Departed is fucking amazing, hadn't seen it in a while and it's even better than I remembered.

Have you seen Infernal Affairs, the movie it's based on? It's certainly not as good, but I enjoyed it due to how seamlessly the story was translated.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5548 on: June 16, 2018, 11:37:49 pm »
The French Connection: 8/10

My #5 all-time movie

Getting to see this on the big screen was a very cool experience.

Wow that's pretty awesome.  I never got to do that.  Seeing Sunset Boulevard on the big screen a couple weeks ago was pretty cool.  I love it when they release old movies on the big screen.  Last year we got to see Close Encounters in RPX.

Yeah my local theater is doing a program and they're showing Vertigo, Blade Runner final cut, Lawrence of Arabia, Spartacus, and a few others. I'm gonna try to get to as many as I can.

Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen would be epic.  I'd pay lots to see that - especially in like RPX theater.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5549 on: June 17, 2018, 12:41:38 am »
Yo, The Departed is fucking amazing, hadn't seen it in a while and it's even better than I remembered.

Have you seen Infernal Affairs, the movie it's based on? It's certainly not as good, but I enjoyed it due to how seamlessly the story was translated.
I haven't, but I've heard it's pretty good. The performances in The Departed are so good that it would be tough for me, but I'd be interested mainly because that movie's only real flaw is that it's 20 minutes too long (and I believe Internal Affairs is only like an hour and a half).

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5550 on: June 17, 2018, 12:55:55 am »
Watching Grand Budapest Hotel again.  Third time.  Wanted to go to bed, but this movie is so fucking good.  Can't turn it off at this point.  It's bumping from a 9/10 to 9.5/10.  Definitely Wes Anderson's best imo.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5551 on: June 17, 2018, 04:19:50 pm »
Hereditary: 5/10.

Easy A: 7/10.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5552 on: June 17, 2018, 10:03:03 pm »
Incredibles 2:  8/10
Tag:  7.5/10

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5553 on: June 18, 2018, 10:07:07 pm »
Seeing 2001 in 70mm is a top ten theatrical experience for me. It felt like I was watching it for the first time, but really soaked in the visuals at a greater rate than before.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5554 on: June 18, 2018, 10:36:35 pm »
I saw Tag with four other guys I knew from high school. Hadn't seen them all together in two years-- great time. 7/10 film.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5555 on: June 18, 2018, 10:54:45 pm »
I saw Tag with four other guys I knew from high school. Hadn't seen them all together in two years-- great time. 7/10 film.

Yep - I was a tick higher at 7.5.  I was surprised it ended up being that funny.  The reviews were mediocre (although critics have NO clue how to review comedies - see Trainwreck) so I went in with modest expectations.  I'll probably try to see it again actually because really funny comedies are few and far between these days.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5556 on: June 19, 2018, 01:26:42 am »
Watched Martyrs.

Jesus.
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« Reply #5557 on: June 19, 2018, 01:57:24 am »
Watched Martyrs.

Jesus.

Original or remake?

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5559 on: June 19, 2018, 02:20:33 am »
Watched Martyrs.

Jesus.

Original or remake?

Original.

Yeah... I seem to remember seeing that a few years ago for Chase Nyland in exchange for Blade Runner. That ending is something else.

 

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