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Thread: Wot films are you watching?
12-10-2012, 07:42 PM #821
14-10-2012, 10:27 AM #822
Just saw Looper myself and have to say was really damn good had good characters and a really good plot that had many good themes which was all about changing yourself and whether you can or not and also would you be willing to kill Hitler because is he always going to be hitler. I think i was surprised though about the brutalness of the action its not kind to the fingers or anything else. Also one bit i was like wow did it just went there!
I didnt mind the time travel you could argue that through all this the film never happened but it served its purpose to tell the themes it had to tell and i thought it was pretty clever at the end. I could have done with a little less over explainy and obvious narration at the start but its not to bad.
14-10-2012, 02:28 PM #823
I had nostalgia rush last night when The Rocketeer was on TV. I watched it a few times when I was a kid but never from the start. Finally spent a coupla hours with my brother watching it and it was fun as heck. Timothy Dalton seems to be a better villian than Bond.
Also, The Quick and The Dead was on tv too, a few hours ago. Damn, should've had some popcorn ready
15-10-2012, 02:41 PM #824
I saw Looper last weekend and I have to say, I don't get what all the fuss is about. It's like people had never heard of time travel before. Yes, it has a high production value. Yes, it has good actors (loved the unintentionally funny moment where Joseph Gordon Levitt suddenly transformed into Bruce Willis), but the story and the setting seem terribly uninspired, and the action scenes are so ordinary and typical.
They could have done so much with the semi-futuristic setting, but they went for a mundane and non amusing world. The movie's comedy factor is tiresome, based on repeating three jokes that might have been funny on their own but get old with the continuous repetition (the Kid Blue character, Willis calling Gordon a kid, and dudes levitating coins), a recourse that portrays the lack of imagination that spreads throughout the movie. Some scenes take too long and have no visible effect on the plot or the characters (like the one involving Seth, which itself is a part of an exposition of the movie's world, that takes way too long) and the character development of "future Joe" (Bruce Willis) and his wife is almost non-existent. Then there's the time travel thingy. As interesting as time travel can be, that is not by any means a quality of the movie or the director, in fact the movie clearly dismisses any discussion on time travel's paradoxes and expects the viewer to just follow along the movie's inconsistent view of time travel, as represented by the scene where Willis, almost like he's talking to the audience, states that it's "too complicated" to be talked about [in a blockbuster movie]. I loved Jeff Daniel's interpretation though. Overall, it is an ok movie, good mindless entertainment, if you're one of those who believe such a thing exists.
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15-10-2012, 07:23 PM #825
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15-10-2012, 08:04 PM #826The movie's comedy factor is tiresome, based on repeating three jokes that might have been funny on their own but get old with the continuous repetition (the Kid Blue character, Willis calling Gordon a kid, and dudes levitating coins)
like the one involving Seth, which itself is a part of an exposition of the movie's world, that takes way too long
But I agree with LaunchJC it would of bogged down the movie and as i said with the way time travel was depicted it served its themes well and made sense within the movie especially watching the scenes with Seth and stuff.
16-10-2012, 10:49 AM #827
Watched Slither tonight. Elizabeth Banks, The Thing-style body horror, cannibalism, Nathan Fillion cracking wise... Why didn't I see this earlier?
16-10-2012, 07:18 PM #828
Looper entertained me.
Beyond the Black Rainbow just hit Netflix, and the title might be my favorite part of it. There are some interesting audiovisual elements, good performances and directing, but it's long and slow and basically goes nowhere. The last 5 minutes are an unnecessary slasher flick. I was intrigued to watch it, drawn in, and ended up annoyed and disappointed that it didn't develop better. The ending is pointless. Oh well.
17-10-2012, 11:59 AM #829
I've seen both The Room and Troll 2 and can now tell the difference between two kids of horrible, one being so bad it's brilliant and the other (Troll 2) was so awful it became frustrating and annoying.
20-10-2012, 09:39 PM #830
Magic Mike is another solid Soderbergh flick. Not as good as Contagion and not as... visceral as Haywire, but it's damn fine entertainment.
21-10-2012, 01:34 AM #831
The List continues to be whittled down, with this entry being Casablanca. It's hard to really gauge a proper reading on it because so much of it has already been absorbed by culture. That said, I did enjoy it a lot. I simultaneously knew what to expect and had no idea. It wasn't a comedy, but had a lot of humorous parts. It wasn't a romance, even though it was a pivotal part. A war drama? Sort of. It was enjoyable, that's enough for me. Would I have enjoyed it more if I hadn't have known so many things about it? Who knows.
Otherwise, I watched Star Wars: Episode 3 earlier. If I had to be positive about it, the CG is stunning and it's the best of the prequel trilogy. Of course, those don't really amount to too much. It was hard to know what was going on at times, Christopher Haydensen's delivery was strained, like someone who had no idea what was going on. Christopher Lee and Samuel L. Jackson were criminally under-used considering that they're, respectively, Christopher Lee and Samuel L. Jackson and just so much of it was bad. It was great fun to mock, but yeah. Pretty crappy.
21-10-2012, 04:28 AM #832
Just saw The Expendables 2. didn't enjoy it as much as the 1st movie.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was better than i expected.
Of all the movies I've seen this year, the one i watched just about a month ago was the best. and that was Iron Sky. Best movie i've seen all year, without a doubt. I assumed it was gonna be good before i watched it but it blew me away. it's just a fun movie. the premise is way out there but it's so entertaining. if you haven't seen it yet, i urge you to find it and watch it immediately.
22-10-2012, 08:46 PM #833
May I recommend everyone check out You've Been Trumped on BBC iplayer right now, it enraged me with its story of corruption in all levels based on one mans money and ergh just makes me pissed off that this kind of thing happens.
22-10-2012, 10:29 PM #834
23-10-2012, 12:13 AM #835
24-10-2012, 05:53 PM #836
Just watched Killer Joe recently and I must say that I loved it. great freaking movie. the director William Friedkin is one of my favorite directors these days. his older movies were great, French Connection, The Excorcist but then he kinda started making mediocre movies, imo. now his last 2 movies are some of my favorites. Bug, and now Killer Joe. most of the thanks goes to the screenwriter Tracy Letts(a man btw) for such amazing writing. killer joe was a play he wrote that was on broadway in the late 90's i believe.
what makes william such a good director in my opinion is that he takes actors/actresses that aren't very good and gets amazing performances out of them. For example, Ashley Judd in Bug and Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe.
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25-10-2012, 12:07 AM #837
26-10-2012, 05:06 PM #838
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Daybreakers Piece of shit. Willem Defoe is wasted in this.
The Hunger Games Another piece of crap. I haven't read the books but the idotic plot felt very rushed, the acting sucked and the director's idea of making the audience contemptuous of the elite/viewers was to dress them like faggots. That they were trying to show the ugliness and debauch nature of reality television was so in your face that it defeats the purpose.
Oldboy Quite good. Lacking in story and the end reveal seemed a bit too lazy, but it's a good film. Worth watching for the hammer fight scene alone.
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27-10-2012, 11:09 AM #839
27-10-2012, 11:54 AM #840
I don't know why anyone would've expected Disney's Battle Royale to be good.