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Author Topic: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD  (Read 50542 times)

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5380 on: April 19, 2018, 01:11:19 am »
Isle of Dogs wasn't quite as definitively better than Fantastic Mr. Fox as I was hoping for.

It seemed to have a lot less energy than something like Fox or Grand Budapest.  More zen and quiet, for better or worse.  Also a bit emotionally exhausting.  There were some gut punches in here I wasn't prepared for.  The relief moments hit fine but good god was the overall atmosphere of the island relentlessly depressing.

I think if I had to take any major issue with it, it's that all the subplots don't quite come together as well as they should.  The foreign exchange student is likable but a bit too useless in the grand scheme, and even though Edward Norton's character was pretty important early on, he and the rest of the alpha dog side characters just kinda vanish towards the end.  He had solid dynamic with Chief but it doesn't really get a proper resolution.

Other than that I really enjoyed it.  Thinking somewhere around a 7.5 or an 8.

Glad you enjoyed it.  I don't think anyone who has seen it yet here has disliked it.
So has Isle of Dogs shifted your opinion on claymation at all?

Well, Isle of Dogs is stop-motion, not claymation - at least I believe that to be the case.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5381 on: April 19, 2018, 01:28:28 am »
Though X2 is my favorite of the series, the first X-Men is still really good.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5382 on: April 19, 2018, 05:19:35 pm »
Well, Isle of Dogs is stop-motion, not claymation - at least I believe that to be the case.
So it's just the malleable material they use in stuff like Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run that puts you off?
'Cause the fact that I'm such a fan of stop-motion is part of why I enjoyed Isle of Dogs so much and also why I enjoy Aardman's animation so much.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5383 on: April 19, 2018, 06:14:01 pm »
Well, Isle of Dogs is stop-motion, not claymation - at least I believe that to be the case.
So it's just the malleable material they use in stuff like Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run that puts you off?
'Cause the fact that I'm such a fan of stop-motion is part of why I enjoyed Isle of Dogs so much and also why I enjoy Aardman's animation so much.

I guess it's simply the animation being claymation that doesn't agree with me I suppose.  It started when I tried to watch Wallace & Gromit - I just couldn't get into that type of presentation I guess.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5384 on: April 21, 2018, 12:58:35 am »
Whiplash most definitely holds up. Might trade places with Boyhood for my second favorite of 2014. I probably do owe a ton of 2014 movies a rewatch, though.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5385 on: April 21, 2018, 01:41:34 am »
Whiplash most definitely holds up. Might trade places with Boyhood for my second favorite of 2014. I probably do owe a ton of 2014 movies a rewatch, though.

Best year for film so far this century.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5386 on: April 21, 2018, 02:07:19 am »
Whiplash most definitely holds up. Might trade places with Boyhood for my second favorite of 2014. I probably do owe a ton of 2014 movies a rewatch, though.

Best year for film so far this century.

Yep - best since 1980 imo...

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5387 on: April 22, 2018, 09:38:32 pm »
Ant-Man is so different than these other MCU films. Much more muted and subtle.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5388 on: April 22, 2018, 10:46:18 pm »
Whiplash most definitely holds up. Might trade places with Boyhood for my second favorite of 2014. I probably do owe a ton of 2014 movies a rewatch, though.

They actually got a fact wrong, believe it or not. Joe Jones didn't throw the cymbal at Charlie Parker's head, he threw it at his feet as a cue to leave the stage.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5389 on: April 22, 2018, 10:51:51 pm »
Whiplash most definitely holds up. Might trade places with Boyhood for my second favorite of 2014. I probably do owe a ton of 2014 movies a rewatch, though.

They actually got a fact wrong, believe it or not. Joe Jones didn't throw the cymbal at Charlie Parker's head, he threw it at his feet as a cue to leave the stage.

I only saw it once - I don't remember the specifics of that scene.  Who is "they"? 

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5390 on: April 22, 2018, 11:02:00 pm »
Whiplash most definitely holds up. Might trade places with Boyhood for my second favorite of 2014. I probably do owe a ton of 2014 movies a rewatch, though.

They actually got a fact wrong, believe it or not. Joe Jones didn't throw the cymbal at Charlie Parker's head, he threw it at his feet as a cue to leave the stage.

I only saw it once - I don't remember the specifics of that scene.  Who is "they"? 

It was in the restaurant where J.K. Simmons was playing and he and Miles Teller got into a discussion on Charlie Parker. Charlie Parker was a saxophone player and he had a very unique way of improvising. Then, one day, he plays at a hotel with a drummer by name of Joe Jones. And things went so badly that Joe Jones takes a cymbal off his drum set and throws it at Charlie Parker's feet as a cue to leave the stage. But in the movie, they said that he threw it at his head, which is incorrect.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5391 on: April 22, 2018, 11:03:44 pm »
Whiplash most definitely holds up. Might trade places with Boyhood for my second favorite of 2014. I probably do owe a ton of 2014 movies a rewatch, though.

They actually got a fact wrong, believe it or not. Joe Jones didn't throw the cymbal at Charlie Parker's head, he threw it at his feet as a cue to leave the stage.

I only saw it once - I don't remember the specifics of that scene.  Who is "they"? 

It was in the restaurant where J.K. Simmons was playing and he and Miles Teller got into a discussion on Charlie Parker. Charlie Parker was a saxophone player and he had a very unique way of improvising. Then, one day, he plays at a hotel with a drummer by name of Joe Jones. And things went so badly that Joe Jones takes a cymbal off his drum set and throws it at Charlie Parker's feet as a cue to leave the stage. But in the movie, they said that he threw it at his head, which is incorrect.

oh gotcha - yeah I don't remember the details of that discussion much at all.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5392 on: April 22, 2018, 11:30:38 pm »
It was in the restaurant where J.K. Simmons was playing and he and Miles Teller got into a discussion on Charlie Parker. Charlie Parker was a saxophone player and he had a very unique way of improvising. Then, one day, he plays at a hotel with a drummer by name of Joe Jones. And things went so badly that Joe Jones takes a cymbal off his drum set and throws it at Charlie Parker's feet as a cue to leave the stage. But in the movie, they said that he threw it at his head, which is incorrect.
Considering how much fictional films (and even historical/autobiographical films) like to bend historical facts to better fit their plot/themes, this is hardly a worthy complaint at all.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5393 on: April 22, 2018, 11:31:59 pm »
Indian Horse was plagued with mediocre acting and a blatantly obvious PSA, but it still managed to be a pretty solid film due to the creative storytelling and great camerawork.  6/10

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5394 on: April 22, 2018, 11:33:14 pm »
It was in the restaurant where J.K. Simmons was playing and he and Miles Teller got into a discussion on Charlie Parker. Charlie Parker was a saxophone player and he had a very unique way of improvising. Then, one day, he plays at a hotel with a drummer by name of Joe Jones. And things went so badly that Joe Jones takes a cymbal off his drum set and throws it at Charlie Parker's feet as a cue to leave the stage. But in the movie, they said that he threw it at his head, which is incorrect.
Considering how much fictional films (and even historical/autobiographical films) like to bend historical facts to better fit their plot/themes, this is hardly a worthy complaint at all.
I'm not complaining about it. I just want to point it out.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5395 on: April 22, 2018, 11:34:35 pm »
It was in the restaurant where J.K. Simmons was playing and he and Miles Teller got into a discussion on Charlie Parker. Charlie Parker was a saxophone player and he had a very unique way of improvising. Then, one day, he plays at a hotel with a drummer by name of Joe Jones. And things went so badly that Joe Jones takes a cymbal off his drum set and throws it at Charlie Parker's feet as a cue to leave the stage. But in the movie, they said that he threw it at his head, which is incorrect.
Considering how much fictional films (and even historical/autobiographical films) like to bend historical facts to better fit their plot/themes, this is hardly a worthy complaint at all.

I know how you like to bend you fucking Canadian faggot!

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5396 on: April 23, 2018, 03:02:31 pm »
Oblivion is a pretty solid flick.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5397 on: April 24, 2018, 05:33:28 pm »
Beirut:  5.5/10.  Not bad, but feel like I've seen that exact film dozens of times - very much a retread-type.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5398 on: April 24, 2018, 09:28:15 pm »
A Quiet Place was....meh.  Directing was impressive, writing was pretty terrible.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5399 on: April 24, 2018, 09:40:43 pm »
A Quiet Place was....meh.  Directing was impressive, writing was pretty terrible.


 

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