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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #75 on: July 27, 2013, 02:03:23 AM »
Winter, school holidays, flu and colds. July has been a big video month...

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Chrysalis (I) (2007)
French with English subtitles.
SF thriller, moody, quite good story.
Saw 2nd time 2013-07.

The Princess & the Warrior (2000)
German with English subtitles.
Fascinating, slightly surreal romantic drama, good story.
Saw 2013-07.

Shadows of Time (2004)
Indian with English subtitles.
Beautiful and  engrossing life/love drama, good story.
Saw 2nd time 2013-07.

The Campaign (2012)
Silly American comedy.
Saw 2013-07.

Year One (2009)
Silly American comedy.
Saw 2013-7.

The Quiet Family (1998)
Korean black humour with English subtitles.
Amusing.
Saw 2013-7.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
(aka The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!)
Silly British animation, children's comedy.
Saw 2013-7.


Romeo and Juliet (1968)
American version of Shakespeare's classic tragedy.
Very well-produced.
Saw nth time 2013-7.

All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
American war drama, about the lives of a group of young German friends as soldiers in WW1. Excellent.
Saw 2nd time 2013-7.

Enemy Mine (1985)
American SF drama, about 2 enemy castaways combining their efforts to survive. Excellent.
Saw nth time 2013-7.

Hell in the Pacific (1968)
American WW2 drama , about 2 enemy castaways combining their efforts to survive. Excellent.
Saw nth time 2013-7.

Miss Marples (1961)
Series of British TV movies. Comedy-dramas, a detective whodunit series. Excellent. Based on Agatha Christie's stories.
Saw nth time 2013-7.

Oliver!
British Musicsl version of the Dickens classic. Excellent.
Saw nth time 2013-7.

Oklahoma! (1955)
American musical comedy-drama-romance.
Saw nth time 2013-7.

Carousel (1956)
American musical comedy-drama-romance.
Saw nth time 2013-7.


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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #76 on: July 27, 2013, 08:32:42 AM »
Just watched Atlas Shrugged (Part I) again. Still fantastic. :)

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #77 on: July 27, 2013, 12:04:44 PM »
The hunger games - Waste of time (why it got the high IMDB score is beyond me).
The Colony - Predictable storyline (same as Hunger games) but the actors put in better performance.
Emperor - This was an enjoyable war movie, one that you can safely see "with the missus".
Grabbers - Good Irish horror movie that is more funny than horror and I think that the missus wouldn't mind watching this one together either.

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #78 on: July 27, 2013, 07:09:45 PM »
The hunger games - Waste of time (why it got the high IMDB score is beyond me).

I looked at it more as a prediction than a movie. Seemed like a step beyond some other dystopian novels.

Grabbers - Good Irish horror movie that is more funny than horror and I think that the missus wouldn't mind watching this one together either.

Interesting. I'll see if I can find that one next time I look.
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« Reply #79 on: July 28, 2013, 10:13:30 AM »
The Colony - Predictable storyline (same as Hunger games) but the actors put in better performance.

Was better than I was expecting. Still, a typical dystopian action/horror, and very few of those are actually really good.

I was a bit disappointed with Bill Paxton's character. I like Bill Paxton most often, but hated his character this time.

Some info that could be a bit spoiling for some - nothing major though
There are very large seed vaults out there, and there's one in Sweden that looks VERY similar to "Colony 7". It's almost as though they modeled Colony 7 after it.

It wasn't very predictable until they reached Colony 5. After that, yeah... pretty much all that you'd expect. 


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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #80 on: July 28, 2013, 01:08:32 PM »
Gallowwalkers

https://en.wikipedia...rg/wiki/Gallowwalker
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0829176/

Pretty impressive for a fellow that was in prison (Wesley Snipes).

It's a supernatural western, so if you like westerns & funky supernatural stuff, you'll likely find it entertaining.

The story ends with the start to a TV series or comic book series or something. Some people might like it. High-fantasy stuff.

Don't expect anything meaningful though. It's straight up action/horror/western.
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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #81 on: July 28, 2013, 02:23:23 PM »
The hunger games - Waste of time (why it got the high IMDB score is beyond me).

Did you mean as a movie? Or an adaptation?  Like was it the story that threw you or the adapted movie?

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #82 on: July 28, 2013, 10:10:24 PM »
Gallowwalkers

Don't expect anything meaningful though. It's straight up action/horror/western.

Having watched it the night before you posted this: not much action, not much horror, and (apart from the environ) not much western.

And I'll go along with Shades w.r.t. The Colony, much of the storyline was apparent after the first 10-15 minutes.  I still found it a decently done movie but I won't be watching it again unless I'm really bored.

Another classic last night:

Quatermass And The Pit (movie version)

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« Reply #83 on: July 28, 2013, 10:32:13 PM »
And I'll go along with Shades w.r.t. The Colony, much of the storyline was apparent after the first 10-15 minutes.

I never watch trailers or anything about a movie before I see it, so 10-15 minutes in I hadn't figured out who the villain was, etc. It makes movies much better that way when all you know is the general genre and title.
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« Reply #84 on: July 28, 2013, 10:52:19 PM »
I never watch trailers or anything about a movie before I see it,

For The Colony, neither had I, but from watching other movies that had the same 'adversaries', (hinted at in the first few minutes), the narration of what happened to the planet, the SOS, the initial confrontation between Paxton and Zegers, etc, etc - it all adds up to give you a pretty good idea of what's going to happen further on.  As Shades said.

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #85 on: July 29, 2013, 12:16:22 AM »
I recently watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It was decent but a lot of things just didn't make sense to me. I mean, I understood the plot just fine, but I didn't understand why people did certain things. It broke my suspension of disbelief because the people sometimes acted too irrationally for me for it to be believable. Also, a lot of the plot elements just don't make sense when taking the other movies into account.

Example
When Wolverine tracks down Gambit to find Sabretooth and Gambit knocks him through the wall whereupon he sees Sabretooth... Why would Gambit interrupt the fight when Wolverine was attacking someone who he (Gambit) hated?


I also saw Jack Reacher the other day. Having never heard of it before, I thought it was decent. Not fantastic, but decent. I'd probably think it was stupid if I started to think about it, but somehow I managed to make it through the movie without thinking a whole lot about it, which doesn't happen often for me, so I'm not going to think about it.


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« Reply #86 on: July 29, 2013, 03:25:10 AM »
I never watch trailers or anything about a movie before I see it,

For The Colony, neither had I, but from watching other movies that had the same 'adversaries', (hinted at in the first few minutes), the narration of what happened to the planet, the SOS, the initial confrontation between Paxton and Zegers, etc, etc - it all adds up to give you a pretty good idea of what's going to happen further on.  As Shades said.

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I kind of missed some of the beginning as I was wrapping up some work when I hit play. Guess that was a good thing. :D

I was wondering what the villains would be when they got to Colony 5. I thought people or aliens, but was hoping for something less predictable. The cannibal angle was a bit disappointing.


I hate monsters/villains/whatever that do nothing more than "roar". It's lame. I'm quite sick of the exact same sound effect for every single bad guy. Doesn't matter if it's a human, monster, alien, or whatever - the exact same sound effect is used in every movie for the past however many decades.
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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #87 on: July 29, 2013, 07:39:59 AM »
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A partial list of things in movies over the past several years that I've (by now) just about had enough of:

  • Vampire everything - monsters, lovers, lesbians, special forces
  • Werewolf everything - (see Vampire above)
  • Werewolves + Vampire everything - (see Vampire above)
  • Flesh-Eating Zombie Apocalypse riffs - even if they do star Milla Jovovich
  • Unstoppable "might be supernatural or possessed by the Devil" psycho "slice&dice" killers wearing masks - Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes, Last House on the Left, etc. etc. - you know the franchises.
  • Teams of kids or teenagers (with no formal training) who take on crack professional military units - and win
  • Remakes of: Porky's, Risky Business, Animal House
  • Additional installments of Die Hard (and while were at it - Bruce Willis in general)
  • Schwartzenegger and Stallone - either solo or in combo. Gentlemen? It's getting sorta old - and so are you. Wake up and smell the steroids! As my GF put it: Seeing young heavily-muscled dudes is one thing. However, seeing musclebound old men is kinda creepy.
  • Harry Potter everything
  • Kevin Smith's "Jay" and "Silent Bob" characters - Hey Kev? It's true they were sorta funny in Dogma. Not so much anywhere else. So let's give it a rest ok?
  • And just to get a jump on it: the inevitable sequels to The Hunger Games along with all the "me too" spin-offs that will likely follow.

There's more items on that list, but these will do for a start. ;) ;D
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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #88 on: July 29, 2013, 10:17:45 AM »
French film, Paulette
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Paulette lives alone in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. With her meager pension, she can no longer make ends meet.
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about a grandmother who manages to go into business with the local dope dealer ("hasheesh, hash, ganga, sheet").
All good clean fun really. (Honestly!)
(Oh yeah, dont watch the trailer if you're planning on watching the film, it shows too much of the story.)
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« Reply #89 on: July 29, 2013, 10:34:23 AM »
+1 for just about everything on 40's list.

I can still watch Harry Potter. It's one of the few that I can watch with my wife. She watches almost nothing, and likes a very limited set of "non-scary" things.

Werewolves - Never really liked any of those stories to begin with. Except with Michael J. Fox as he just does such a fantastic job of darn near anything. :D

I really do like dystopian future films, but most are garbage. Kind of like horror films - most are garbage.

However, when you find those ones that are really good, they're worth it.
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« Reply #90 on: July 29, 2013, 11:59:21 AM »
I don't mind the Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc films either.  The retreads, not so much.  But a good mindless action flick... definitely.  And I still want to see a King Conan film where he hands the reins over to someone else.

I hate most of the remakes.  There are a few that have been good... but I'm on the fence as to whether that (very) few is worth the pain of the others.

And actually, I don't mind any genre if its well done.  It's just that most of the crap they put out now *isn't*.

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« Reply #91 on: July 29, 2013, 12:05:45 PM »
And actually, I don't mind any genre if its well done.  It's just that most of the crap they put out now *isn't*.

Pfft! Liar! No guy likes any chick-flick no matter how well it's done! We only tolerate them because of our ladies! :P

Now, add in some aliens or cyborgs or space ships or lasers or zombies or something that's actually cool/interesting, and yeah... they can be done well enough to enjoy. :P

Sleepless in Seattle/Titanic = zzzzzzzzzzzz... :P

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« Reply #92 on: July 29, 2013, 12:06:54 PM »
It's just that most of the crap they put out now *isn't*.

That's bang on 110%. Very few things out there worth watching. :(
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« Reply #93 on: July 29, 2013, 12:16:15 PM »
And actually, I don't mind any genre if its well done.  It's just that most of the crap they put out now *isn't*.

Pfft! Liar! No guy likes any chick-flick no matter how well it's done! We only tolerate them because of our ladies! :P

Now, add in some aliens or cyborgs or space ships or lasers or zombies or something that's actually cool/interesting, and yeah... they can be done well enough to enjoy. :P

Sleepless in Seattle/Titanic = zzzzzzzzzzzz... :P



I'm not afraid to admit that one of my favorite movies is "Somewhere in Time". :)

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« Reply #94 on: July 29, 2013, 01:01:21 PM »
(see attachment in previous post)

A partial list of things in movies over the past several years that I've (by now) just about had enough of:

  • Vampire everything - monsters, lovers, lesbians, special forces
  • Werewolf everything - (see Vampire above)
  • Werewolves + Vampire everything - (see Vampire above)
  • Flesh-Eating Zombie Apocalypse riffs - even if they do star Milla Jovovich
  • Unstoppable "might be supernatural or possessed by the Devil" psycho "slice&dice" killers wearing masks - Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes, Last House on the Left, etc. etc. - you know the franchises.
  • Teams of kids or teenagers (with no formal training) who take on crack professional military units - and win
  • Remakes of: Porky's, Risky Business, Animal House
  • Additional installments of Die Hard (and while were at it - Bruce Willis in general)
  • Schwartzenegger and Stallone - either solo or in combo. Gentlemen? It's getting sorta old - and so are you. Wake up and smell the steroids! As my GF put it: Seeing young heavily-muscled dudes is one thing. However, seeing musclebound old men is kinda creepy.
  • Harry Potter everything
  • Kevin Smith's "Jay" and "Silent Bob" characters - Hey Kev? It's true they were sorta funny in Dogma. Not so much anywhere else. So let's give it a rest ok?
  • And just to get a jump on it: the inevitable sequels to The Hunger Games along with all the "me too" spin-offs that will likely follow.

There's more items on that list, but these will do for a start. ;) ;D
Thank YOU!  I'll add all superhero movies, knight movies to the list.  And even though the 3D cartoons are technically ok, both in story and special effects (that is, I have no real complaint), well, I'm sick of them too.

I'm not yet sick of Wes Anderson, I'll take more of those please.

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« Reply #95 on: July 29, 2013, 01:03:42 PM »
And actually, I don't mind any genre if its well done.  It's just that most of the crap they put out now *isn't*.

Pfft! Liar! No guy likes any chick-flick no matter how well it's done! We only tolerate them because of our ladies! :P

Now, add in some aliens or cyborgs or space ships or lasers or zombies or something that's actually cool/interesting, and yeah... they can be done well enough to enjoy. :P


I'm not afraid to admit that one of my favorite movies is "Somewhere in Time". :)

That's because Superman is in it!


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« Reply #96 on: July 29, 2013, 01:55:19 PM »
No guy likes any chick-flick no matter how well it's done!

@Ren- Guess I'm the exception that blows the argument's premise on that one. :P

I happen to like some chick-flicks. (My GF is the one into the heavy serious movies. She can't stand chick-flicks or anything that agonizes over "relationships" for the most part.)

I'd heartily recommend:

Amelie with Audrey Tautou

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Chocolat with Juliette Binoche

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The Wedding Date with Debra Messing

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Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane (who is awesome in this) as is as Claudia Gerini as Signora Frances Raguzzi:

     Katherine: It's a nice little villa. Rather run down, but redeemable... Are you going to buy it?

     Frances: The way my life is currently going, that would be a terrible idea.

     Katherine: Mm, terrible idea... Don't you just love those?

(Diane Lane also does one of the funniest "Woo-hoo I just got laid!" scenes ever in this movie.)

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Catch and Release with Jennifer Garner

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A Good Year with Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard

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plus the very unusual Passion of Mind with (surprise again!) Demi Moore

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and last but not least - that flat-out brilliant little movie The Guitar with the equally brilliant Saffron Burrows - which I've already raved about elsewhere on this forum.

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Doesn't get much more chick-flick than these 8 although Passion of Mind,Chocolat and Amelie go far beyond the genre while still keeping their roots in it...

These are all enjoyable - and occasionally intriguing - while still being nice romantic 'feel good' fun.

 8)
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« Reply #97 on: July 29, 2013, 02:03:45 PM »
I was surprised by this version of On The Road

It has much more of the Kerouac "feel" than any other treatment of his writings that I've seen. It's one of the last films I watched before I had to flee the condo.

I also liked Chronicle
but I'm a sucker for stuff about Telekinetics. The "card trick" sequence was very cool.
Unfortunately the "magician" managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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« Reply #98 on: July 29, 2013, 02:09:10 PM »
And actually, I don't mind any genre if its well done.  It's just that most of the crap they put out now *isn't*.

Pfft! Liar! No guy likes any chick-flick no matter how well it's done! We only tolerate them because of our ladies! :P

Now, add in some aliens or cyborgs or space ships or lasers or zombies or something that's actually cool/interesting, and yeah... they can be done well enough to enjoy. :P

Sleepless in Seattle/Titanic = zzzzzzzzzzzz... :P



I'm not afraid to admit that one of my favorite movies is "Somewhere in Time". :)

I'll man  up on that one too.  ;D

But I pretty much like any storythat stems from the mind of Richard Matheson. Matheson is about the only author still working in the intellectual sci-fi/horror genre (besides the incomparable Thomas Ligotti and the ever unpredictable Poppy Z. Brite) who is actually worth reading.
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