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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roland Deschain on Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:31 am

But wouldn't the sequel be...Alien? :haha:

I've watched a few more films on my 80s nostalgia binge. Thought i'd watch Tron, which I actually haven't seen since the 80s. It was more than I remember, and far better. This led me to watch Tron Legacy, and I must say that it is a very fitting tribute to the original. It's been updated for the 21st century, obviously, as the visuals are beautifully done. Even the tanks and the flying things have been updated. For any fan of the original film, and for anyone else, actually, I highly recommend seeing it, although watch the original first.

This led me to watch Willow, a film i've not seen since the 90s. I'd forgotten exactly how good this film was, back when a George Lucas/Ron Howard/Steven Spielberg collaboration was the height of excellence. Plus it has His holy people in. :drinking:
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII on Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:48 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:But wouldn't the sequel be...Alien? :haha:


Alien would be the "sequel" that deals with the xenomorphs. The Prometheus sequel would deal with [SPOILER]the home planet of the engineers/space jockeys, why they created us, and why they eventually wanted to destroy us.[/SPOILER]
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roland Deschain on Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:00 am

^ Yeah, i've accidentally read too much about it, so I kinda know what you're saying without having to read it. I'm definitely going to see it this week, and shall take in a couple of other films on the same day. or maybe one other film. I'm not decided on that point yet.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII on Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:49 pm

Bridesmaids. A few observations:

- The people who were saying "This is The Hangover for women" are either idiots, or were making that comparison based on the trailer alone. The Hangover was a straight-up comedy. This is more like a drama with comedic bits scattered throughout.
- There were plot elements they left unresolved. [SPOILERS]Rudolph's character made this big deal about how the cost of the wedding was stressing her out, but once she and Wiig made up, it just became a quick joke. Wiig's romantic life was cleaned up, but she still ends the film unemployed and living with her mom. Classic Hollywood reinforcing of traditional values, as long as the woman has a man at the end, she is fulfilled as a human being. Speaking of old-fashioned notions, the whole "funny ethnic food gave people food poisoning" gag was pretty demeaning.[/SPOILER]
- The blonde and redhead bridesmaids were one-dimensional, and had almost no lines after the airplane scene.
- It was obvious that Jon Hamm was having a lot of fun, and it was nice to see Chris "have you tried turning it off and on again" O'Dowd getting more stateside exposure.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby gronank on Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:42 pm

The Wargame
Not the most jovial film I've seen in a while.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roland Deschain on Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:40 pm

Richard II - Most excellent.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby pieces o'nine on Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:29 pm

MIB3, with a visiting friend from Australia who :love: TOmmy Lee Jones.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII on Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:32 am

Battle Royale

It's funny, the film is from 2000, the original book was published in 1998, and it's from Japan, but the themes of recession, high youth unemployment and unrest, and the animosity-driven generation gap makes it feel very relevant to America's current economy (recession, high youth unemployment, occupy wall street, old fart teabaggers screaming "keep the government out of my medicare!"). Then again, I guess the current state of America and Japan's Lost Decade share a lot in common.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roland Deschain on Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:26 am

^ That's a great film. You're right about the themes, though. It's such a brutal film, not to mention so very relevant to many generations. I've seen it several times. I understand The Hunger Games is quite similar, but with a different tone. Should really read/watch that.

I watched Hamlet 2 with Steve Coogan and Elizabeth Shue last night. I found it to be very enjoyable; a little silliness to cheer me up. Even if you think it's a little slow at the beginning, it's worth watching just for the "performance" at the end. Pure brilliance!
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:48 pm

Jeff Who Lives at Home

On the surface, or just based the trailer, it looks like a straightforward slacker comedy, but it's much more than that. Sure, there's some of it, Jason Siegel is channeling The Dude into Jeff, but there's a lot of personal growth and drama with the family. It's made pretty clear early on that, even though he has a job and a car, that the brother is just as much a man-child as Jeff.

Roland Deschain wrote:I understand The Hunger Games is quite similar, but with a different tone.


From what I understand, The Hunger Games is more about an oppressive, totalitarian centralized power exploiting the rural states.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:02 pm

I think the last movie I saw was The Dark Knight Rises, actually. Good solid action flick, certainly. But it doesn't quite hold up to expectations set by TDK. Such is the way with trilogies, no?
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby la la on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:36 am

The last movie I actually saw and enjoyed was Snow White and the Huntsman. I know plenty of people who are down on the movie in general and on Miss Stewart in particular, but I just don't care. I get a huge kick out of watching Kristen Stewart, the guy who plays the Huntsman is not too bad, and Charlize is beyond excellent as the powerful and deranged Queen. And it's so nice to see some new interpretations of old stories. (Also, the fairy grotto is exactly the kind of fairy grotto I was always searching for as a kid, certain I would stumble upon it if I just kept looking.)
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:15 pm

Dark Knight Rises.
Not the all-time-greatest movie I've ever seen, but I rather liked it.

someone here actually asked me if I was afraid of getting shot :facepalm:



Spiderman - redux, again
Amusing. Very nice use of freeze frames with classic spidey poses.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:32 pm

pieces o'nine wrote:Spiderman - redux, again
Amusing. Very nice use of freeze frames with classic spidey poses.


I do want to see that one of these days. Heard a fair amount of nerd rage from some comic fans, but it looks like a lot of fun. Glad to hear about freeze frames, I like things like that and slomo in comic book movies, which is why I didn't mind all the slowing down-speeding up shenannigans in say, Frank Miller's 300, because I took those to be akin to comic frames.

Much better way of making a movie feel like a comic book than, for instance, the Joel Schumaker school of directing.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:48 pm

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:
pieces o'nine wrote:Spiderman - redux, again
Amusing. Very nice use of freeze frames with classic spidey poses.


I do want to see that one of these days. Heard a fair amount of nerd rage from some comic fans, but it looks like a lot of fun. Glad to hear about freeze frames, I like things like that and slomo in comic book movies, which is why I didn't mind all the slowing down-speeding up shenannigans in say, Frank Miller's 300, because I took those to be akin to comic frames.

Much better way of making a movie feel like a comic book than, for instance, the Joel Schumaker school of directing.

Then this one is for you. He's constantly getting caught in a police chopper floodlight, say, looking like this:
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