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Author Topic: Movies in the Theater  (Read 62111 times)

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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #80 on: June 26, 2008, 09:26:18 AM »

I just read the whole plot to The Happening on Wiki.  Gerdamn I'm glad I didn't spend two hours to see that silliness.
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2008, 10:29:02 AM »

Obligatory reminder that Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were good.

Re: I Am Legend: I quite liked the first half.  Ending sucks; requires that God be an active participant in the story to work.
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2008, 11:02:12 AM »

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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #83 on: June 26, 2008, 12:37:18 PM »

They have an alternate ending that somehow got cut out in favor of world-is-fixed-now, which I am forever baffled didn't make the cut. God forbid you give the movie some depth.

YOU DECIDE :imagination:
I Am Legend had more potential than a barrel of potential monkeys, but it had garbage payoff.

The alternate ending is about ten times better, but ten times crap is still crap.

Indeed!  Though I preferred the original ending of the movie since I think the whole 'ROBERT NEVILLE IS THE REAL MONSTER FOR TRYING TO CURE THE DISEASE!!!!' stuff from the book is a bunch of silliness.

But then again, I enjoy having hair, not dying in sunlight and generally not being a crazed disease riddled beast, so take that how you will.  :humpf:
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #84 on: June 26, 2008, 01:29:20 PM »

Unbreakable were good.

Really?

Yes.  Pacing was a little slow and the child actor was not so good, but a decent enough plot, great atmosphere, and definitely one of Shamalamalan's better twist endings.
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #85 on: June 26, 2008, 01:31:24 PM »

Obligatory reminder that Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were good.

So were the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies.  Where are we going with this?
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #86 on: June 26, 2008, 01:41:38 PM »

I'm just saying that it's okay to go to a movie hoping for something more like the director's original work than his last several efforts.
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #87 on: June 26, 2008, 01:57:12 PM »

You're the reason Lucas is still allowed to make movies!
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #88 on: June 26, 2008, 04:56:55 PM »

Bullshit.  I pirated LaserDisc rips.
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #89 on: June 26, 2008, 06:50:56 PM »

Oh, well then.

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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #90 on: June 27, 2008, 09:05:26 PM »

Meanwhile, I have to wait until Sunday to see WALL-E, so Guild and I just saw Wanted instead. Pretty fun, especially the first 20 minutes or so. There's some pretty goofy story elements, but BAM HEADSHOT!  :scanners:
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #91 on: July 02, 2008, 07:21:57 AM »

Not honestly knowing all that much about the man, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson was a pretty good documentary to rectify that with.  It's a little soundtrack heavy (or as my manager noted, "it IS possible to have too much Bob Dylan after all") and it has a sort of meandering pace, but I liked it quite a bit.
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #92 on: July 02, 2008, 10:23:54 AM »

Haven't seen it yet (primarily because it is not playing here), but it bears noting that the guy wrote BOOKS with soundtracks.

That scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas where it plays "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again"?  It's actually IN THE BOOK.
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #93 on: July 02, 2008, 10:36:58 AM »

Haven't seen it yet (primarily because it is not playing here), but it bears noting that the guy wrote BOOKS with soundtracks.

It opens Friday, but it's also limited release.  Either or both of these could be the problem!
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #94 on: July 02, 2008, 10:28:49 PM »

Hancock is utterly schizophrenic.  The first two acts are what you saw in the trailers: a comedy about a boozed-up super-antihero, followed by the slightly more feel-good story of him meeting a guy who helps him turn his life around.

The third act is -- and this really caught me off-guard -- basically an adaptation of the Neil Gaiman version of Eternals, with a fairly clever twist on Kryptonite, several gaping plot holes, and a stubborn refusal to exercise the "show, don't tell" rule in the origin story.

It's still better than the Fourth World movie.
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #95 on: July 03, 2008, 04:15:13 PM »

Quote from:  a thread full of spoilers
Wall-E was so good that it reaffirmed my faith in Humanity.

It is divinely entertaining.
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #96 on: July 04, 2008, 12:56:25 PM »

It opens Friday, but it's also limited release.  Either or both of these could be the problem!

Looks like the latter.  Hopefully one of the local arthouses will pick it up soon.
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #97 on: July 04, 2008, 12:58:02 PM »

A friend of mine showed me this European cel-animated film called Nocturna. He described it as MirrormaskLabyrinth meets Monsters Inc. and by golly, that's an apt comparison. It's a beautiful film in all respects: visuals, sound, plot... I used to be scared of the dark, but I was never scared of The Dark.

If Disney puts this kind of effort* into The Princess and the Frog we could see a resurgence in 2D feature animation in this hemisphere.



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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #98 on: July 07, 2008, 02:36:32 PM »

I liked both Hancock and Hulk.  They've got warts and flaws aplenty, but they were both still perfectly entertaining. 
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Re: I watched a movie!
« Reply #99 on: July 07, 2008, 02:51:41 PM »

I would say the opposite is true of Hancock.  While the first part of the movie hints at an entertaining movie, it takes a lot of ideas and then does nothing with them.  Then the entire film begins to break down in the second half, when things just go balls out inane.
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