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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #700 on: January 10, 2017, 01:51 PM »
^ following up on 'Arrival', Contact & Interstellar were suggested to me:

Contact is dated, poorly made & filmed (imo), yet had a couple of very good/interesting phases.
Interstellar I just found tiresome -- I actually gave up on it. Most voice parts delivered in a sort of a monotone that just left me jaded.
EDIT//  Dunno, maybe I'll try Interstellar again sometime - it gets very good score on imdb
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #701 on: January 10, 2017, 02:08 PM »
Interstellar I just found tiresome -- I actually gave up on it. Most voice parts delivered in a sort of a monotone that just left me jaded.
EDIT//  Dunno, maybe I'll try Interstellar again sometime - it gets very good score on imdb

Hey tomos! Yes, try it again, it was one of the best movies I saw in the last 3 years. :) (Wouldn't have minded it being a bit shorter though. 8) ) And I just saw that it even entered IMDb's Top 250 (as #33).


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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #702 on: January 13, 2017, 04:48 AM »
What We Become - Another zombie apocalypse type film this time from Denmark.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #703 on: January 13, 2017, 05:59 PM »
In a dark room, watching on a tablet, using earphones, (starts to make you imagine what lies beyond the glare of the LCD and what small sounds you're missing), and at a time well passed midnight, I watched two of the most iconic figures of horror in the last 10 years: Sadako (Ring series); Kayako (Ju-on series)

Yes, it had to happen: Sadako v Kayako

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #704 on: January 18, 2017, 02:55 PM »
Interstellar I just found tiresome -- I actually gave up on it. Most voice parts delivered in a sort of a monotone that just left me jaded.
EDIT//  Dunno, maybe I'll try Interstellar again sometime - it gets very good score on imdb

Hey tomos! Yes, try it again, it was one of the best movies I saw in the last 3 years. :) (Wouldn't have minded it being a bit shorter though. 8) ) And I just saw that it even entered IMDb's Top 250 (as #33).

yes, saw the second half of it the same evening, well worth it :up:
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #705 on: January 18, 2017, 02:58 PM »
La La Land
the lack of chemistry between the two really took away from it for me
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #706 on: January 18, 2017, 04:40 PM »
La La Land
the lack of chemistry between the two really took away from it for me

You mean Gosling and Stone?  I thought they had great chemistry.  It's amazing how multiple people can see the same movie, and have such wide-ranging differences in what they see.  I've heard them compared to the Golden Age greats.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #707 on: January 18, 2017, 05:34 PM »
La La Land
the lack of chemistry between the two really took away from it for me

You mean Gosling and Stone?  I thought they had great chemistry.  It's amazing how multiple people can see the same movie, and have such wide-ranging differences in what they see.  I've heard them compared to the Golden Age greats.

I'm always conscious others may/will see it differently. So yeah, my take on it.
I thought they had great promise initially -- him being stroppy, her quirky. Maybe it just wasn't given enough time. I did enjoy the ending, thought that worked very well. It was in the main body of the film I thought the chemistry was lacking. I'm not big on the musical approach, so maybe that left me looking for too much elsewhere.
Some great melodies, songs, music though :up:
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #708 on: January 19, 2017, 02:05 PM »
Idiocracy
Moana
The IT crowd (series)
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #709 on: January 19, 2017, 03:04 PM »
Passengers. My first and probably my last 3D movie. Chris Pratt's lifeless face coming STRAIGHT TOWARDS ME OHMYGOSH.

I'd totally prefer a 3D J.Law porno.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #710 on: January 19, 2017, 03:35 PM »
I'd totally prefer a 3D J.Law porno.

Jude Law?

Yuck ...

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #711 on: January 19, 2017, 03:36 PM »
Still better than Passengers.

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Desierto (2015)
« Reply #712 on: January 31, 2017, 07:20 PM »
Desierto (2015). I had to watch it in Spanish (of which I speak very little) and without subtitles, but I was on the edge of my seat and glued to the screen for almost the entire flick.
"This is the best bad idea we have, sir. By far." (cf. 'Argo'.)

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #713 on: January 31, 2017, 08:18 PM »
They Look Like People - low budget scary movie, very well done and completely creeped me out.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #714 on: February 01, 2017, 05:25 AM »
Watched The Return of the Pink Panther.
An oldie but a goody, if one is a fan of Peter Sellers' comedic antics. A lot of sight gags too.
The Pink Panther was good, and I reckon The Return was just as good.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #715 on: February 01, 2017, 05:49 AM »
Manchester by the sea
Fleabag (series)
Fail-safe
French connection
Little Miss Sunshine
The Thing

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #716 on: February 01, 2017, 06:39 AM »
Manchester by the sea

saw that lately
good, really well acted, but a very heavy film
http://www.imdb.com/...034228/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #717 on: February 01, 2017, 06:57 AM »
Fail-safe

Dr. Strangelove was a parody of this film.  Peter Sellers played three roles.  If you are too young to remember The Cold War(tm) then it may not be so funny.  But for those of us who do the caricatures are marvelous.  :)

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #718 on: February 02, 2017, 02:55 AM »
Blade Runner

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #719 on: February 10, 2017, 04:18 PM »
Kundschafter des Friedens
a bunch of old East German spies come out of retirement and show the kids how it's done. With a few hiccups along the way.
I enjoyed it.

Nice sixties style spy music and split screens:



^ two (different) trailers in that one
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #720 on: February 12, 2017, 09:12 AM »
Arrival (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi). Loved it! :-*

"When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors."

For whatever reason some people don't seem to understand the movie, but it still made it (currently as #209) into IMDb's Top Rated Movies. Will watch it again some day for sure!




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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #721 on: March 02, 2017, 05:35 AM »
Solaris

Storyline:
The Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears to host some kind of intelligence, but the details are hazy and very secret. After the mysterious demise of one of the three scientists on the base, the main character (a troubled psychologist) is sent out to replace him. He finds the station run-down and the remaining scientists cold and secretive. When he also encounters his wife who has been dead for ten years, he begins to discover the baffling nature of the alien intelligence.

My review:
I've actually been watching 2 versions of the Solaris movie - the original 1972 Russian production, and the newer Hollywood version of 2002, with George Clooney.
They are both very good movies, in my view, and though the interpretation and somewhat surprising endings are different, the story hangs together rather well in each.    :Thmbsup:
I had always thought the 1972 version could not be bested, but the 2002 version was just as good and George Clooney does a pretty creditable act as the psychologist.    :Thmbsup:
The Solaris movies are based on the story of the same name by the superb SF writer Stanislaw Lem.    :Thmbsup:

Soundtrack Music: https://www.soundtra...album/solaris--3196/
The music in the second one (2002) is by Cliff Martinez and is very good and I find it worth listening to for its own sake, with some of it being quite hauntingly beautiful.    :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #722 on: March 02, 2017, 05:41 AM »
Just in case anyone might be interested:
A curated list of movies every hacker & cyberpunk must watch.

Worth a look. I've seen quite a few of the SF movies, but less of the other ones listed.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #723 on: March 02, 2017, 08:22 PM »
Low budget Lovecraft inspired film:

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #724 on: March 02, 2017, 09:20 PM »
Standard thriller

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