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Thread: Wot films are you watching?
14-02-2014, 03:07 AM #2081
Space Truckers (why the bloody hell I watched this?) is the Heavy Metal Queen episode from Cowboy Bebop with shittier music and bad acting, but a very competent script, that gets mangled in the process by some Michael Bay wannabe. 90 minutes of pure dross. Dennis Hopper and other people sleepwalk through the entire film. Actually Bebop was made 2 years after, and it borrows some plot points too. They refined away the crap and picked up the good things in the original.
Incidentally, I discovered Vernon Wells AKA Mad Max 2 biker is involved in 9 films in post-production, and at least 5 more in pre-production or announced stages. Does he sleep?
14-02-2014, 05:49 AM #2082
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14-02-2014, 09:18 AM #2083I discovered Vernon Wells AKA Mad Max 2 biker is involved in 9 films in post-production, and at least 5 more in pre-production or announced stages. Does he sleep?
16-02-2014, 05:10 PM #2084
Finally saw Riddick - Director's Cut. Most additions are about the Necromongers and it ends on a most promising cliffhanger now!
I like how Vin Diesel announced the next movie while dancing on Katy Perry. Can't wait to see the Underverse. CoR and Riddick often look like Frazetta paintings and the Underverse is supposed to be the hellish opposite of the Furya glimpsed in CoR. Shit's going to be crazy.
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16-02-2014, 06:25 PM #2086
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16-02-2014, 06:33 PM #2087
I was a little underwhelmed by Blackfish. It was effective enough -- now I'm not going to SeaWorld on principle, as opposed to merely for geographic and financial reasons -- but I guess I was hoping for more on the animals themselves and less on the SeaWorld hush program. The most interesting bit was learning how the Orca pod split up to try and fool the capture teams, only to be foiled by the fact that they had helicopters. Humans are such cunts sometimes. :(
For those interested in this sort of stuff, The Cove is another fairly recent production that's well worth seeing:
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17-02-2014, 01:06 AM #2088
But first, The Adventures of Robin Hood, with Errol Flynn playing himself. Claude Rains as Prince John is also fabulous. They used every single Technicolor camera in existence at the time, and it was totally worth it. The colours are extremely saturated, creating some amazing pictures. It's also pretty faithful to the old stories, bar Marion. It's fun to see what the blockbusters of the past were, and see how far have we come.
It even has one-liners:
"You speak treason!"
My favourite stupid scene is the first battle scene, where they try to conquer a castle with their basecamp a few meters from the place. The thing is in the night before the attack they just wander around like it was nothing, despite being in range of the enemy's arrows. Robin Hood is the Prometheus of Robin Hood films.
I'll just quote Ebert here, it's exactly how I feel.
Originally Posted by Roger Ebert
All French and English soldiers are shown to wear chain-mail, a fantastically expensive excess only affordable by nobility at the time. Not that, here, it makes any difference as swords and arrows seem undaunted by any kind of protection.
After all the Robin Hood nonsense, I wanted to chill so I watched Oldboy. the original Korean. Gruesomely fantastic. A great cast and a great plot. There's a sidescrolling battle reminiscent of Bunraku, except this is dark and dirty, instead of lighthearted.
The twist is truly twisted. Makes second views very uncomfortable. Spoilers:Now I know what Star Wars fans felt. Once again I watch a trilogy of of order, which annoys me to no end. The sequel has Doona Bae, of Cloud Atlas fame.
17-02-2014, 02:16 AM #2089
As we binge, so we purge:
Cat Soup: I read a few of the manga beforehand, but I was unprepared. Nekojiru-So is now easily my favorite anime, putting Paprika to shame for hallucinatory imagery. Highly recommended, and I look forward to watching it many more times.
Meshes of the Afternoon: My friend put it best: "I just hear the complaints of the people who are forced to watch this for film class." That mirrormask will stay with me for a long time, though.
Romper Stomper: Skinheads are racist shits, and Oi! music sucks. Move along.
Memories of Murder: Reminded me a lot of Zodiac, only much more watchable and well-paced. Police corruption seems to be a common theme in Korean cinema. And on that note...
The Chaser: So does police incompetence. I'm surprised how much this film grossed (it's the third(?)-highest grossing South Korean film,) given its climax and subject matter.
A Bittersweet Life: Gorgeous. Loved it.
The Last Stand: I can't believe the same director as A Bittersweet Life made this. Reeks of design-by-committee studio meddling. Gunporn, Johnny Knoxville being Johnny Knoxville, and Peter Stormare with a Southern accent. *sigh*
Pulse (Kairo, not the remake): Creepy, depressing stuff. At least half an hour too long, but sent a few shivers down my spine. Again, one of the scenes is going to stick in my head for a long time.
Spiral: Fails to capture any of Ito's weirdness or dread. Felt very amateurish, and the ending left me cold.
Out of Sight: Barely passable crime thriller, elevated by Clooney and dragged down by the intolerable J-Lo. I fail to see the appeal of Soderbergh, but I can see where the Ocean's series spawned from.
Where The Wild Things Are: Yesterday's hipster music and goddamn, I hate children. RIP Gandolfini.
17-02-2014, 08:32 AM #2090
The LEGO Movie is brilliant. Everyone should go see it.
17-02-2014, 09:05 AM #2091
If only we had the original Robin Hood or Nottingham as it was called we might have got a really interesting movie.
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19-02-2014, 07:53 AM #2096
Speaking of ripping hearts, I just watched Justice League: War today. DC direct-to-video movies are nothing particularly special to me but I always liked them (spent too much time watching Justice League back in the day and Batman, Superman Animated series). I would even consider some of them to be good but this one is so bad. This one is based on The New 52 (basically reboot) continuity which probably screw everything I know about the characters. The script just plain bad and I cringe half the time. Also, almost everything explodes.
Watch something else instead :
Batman the Dark Knight Returns part 1 and 2 (The one where Batman kicks Superman's butt, sort of)
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (Stories from the Green Lantern Corp, pretty good)
Justice League: Doom (the best Justice League movie in my opinion)
Justice League: The New Frontier (The silver age version? or maybe goldern age? Pretty good too)
19-02-2014, 01:10 PM #2097
Guardians Of The Galaxy - Trailer 1
Hey look! Peter Serafinowicz and Chris Pratt together again! If they don't play with remote control helicopters at some point I will be disappointed."Men shall never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - Diderot
19-02-2014, 01:17 PM #2098
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19-02-2014, 09:27 PM #2100
I watched Indie Game - The Movie.
Tommy Refenes comes off like a massive asshole.
Phil Fish seems like less of an asshole than most people make him out to be.
Edmund McMillen seems like an alright dude.
Jonathan Blow seems like a very uninteresting person.
That's about all I managed to take away from the movie.
If I walk into a cinema and Guardians of the Galaxy is the following for 2 hours I'd be happy.
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