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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Matthew Ellard » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:38 am

I watched the original Ghost Busters before seeing the recent remake. Apparently there was a B-Grade remake made in the 1980's using Saturday Night Live comedians. I've never seen it.


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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:46 pm

Saw ABCs of Death. The first one. It was enjoyable. The Japanese shorts were bizarre, to an extreme. The French one, XXL, was probably the grossest. It certainly contained an unusual way to lose weight.

Recommendation: See it, if you like horror movies.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby JO 753 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:26 am

Sharknado
Sharknado 2 the 2nd wun
Sharknado 3 O Hell No

Exactly wut youd expect, yet still entertaining. The 2nd wun wuz the best. It had sum true wit and jenuine laffs.

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I watched the 1st wun Thurzday nite/Friday morning. Friday afternoon I watched The Forensic Files show and the subject wuz Tanya Ried, a mom who had a deadly case uv Munchousen By Proxy. (Tara Ried iz the lead actress uv the Sharknado moviez)

The 1st commercial shown during the Olympics had sea creaturez raining frum the sky.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Gord » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:37 am

JO 753 wrote:...Tanya Ried...Tara Ried....

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Postby JO 753 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:34 pm

W U T
E V E R !

How many letterz and combinationz uv letterz make the E sound?
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby JO 753 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:29 am

Everly

If you luv Salma Hayak and violent gory action, this iz the greatest movie ever. If you luv Salma Hayak but not violent gory action, its OK. If you like violent gory action but not Salma Hayak, its good. If you arent a fan uv either, its not going to be worth watching sins therez nothing that hazent been covered many timez befor in the violent gory action moviez that hav been made this sentury.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:39 am

I like Japanese based crime-gore films. Not the cartoonish ones featuring school girls in their white undies...but the Yakuza culture based gore trading on revenge/honor/discipline/fate...all the gore inducing value systems. Always with the cutting the pinkie off... more to follow.

Its been done 50 times but I'll see it first chance I get. Sadly...Salma is too high in stature to be exploited on film. Thats the drawback.
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Violence as a film genre

Postby Matthew Ellard » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:35 am

Violence as its own film genre, sort of became separate and big in 1971 with Straw Dogs, Clockwork Orange and Dirty Harry. However, I'd call these technical violence films, in that the violence was realistic and sort of really what humans would do.

Simultaneously, USA based Trauma Films and B-Grade film makers started making weird surrealistic violent films like "The Toxic Avenger". In Hong Kong the Shaw Brothers were making their "kung fu" choreographed dancing fight scenes.

Somehow, these B-Grade "over the top" violent themes have entered USA major cinema as the modern form of violence. Somehow, because it isn't realistic, it has become acceptable and popular.

I would imagine, that in the future, there will be a move away from non realistic violent scenes and there will be a return to realism, but less of it. As "horror" as a genre has been taken over by cute vampires and handsome werewolves, i would imagine that minimalist realistic violence will soon return as its own genre, to replace "horror" as realism is more horrific.

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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:37 am

Saw Ghostbusters today. It didn't suck. I loved the female perspective of the main characters. The blonde scientist character woman sucked. Way too goofy. The other characters were fine. The movie was different enough from the original masterpiece to be its own movie.

Recommendation: Sure, see it.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:18 am

Saw Star Trek Beyond today. It's perfectly fine as a sci fi adventure/action movie. It's not really a Star Trek movie, in my opinion. It's a bit formulaic in several ways. Chris Pine, in many places, sounded very much like William Shatner. I mean the timbre of his voice, not his acting style. His voice literally sounded like Shatner's.

Recommendation: If you want to see a sci fi action movie, sure, go ahead.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Austin Harper » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:41 am

This summer I saw Batman v Superman (F), Star Trek Beyond (A-), and Suicide Squad (D+)
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:22 am

I saw Train to Busan. Korean movie. Zombies. It's excellent.

Recommendation: See it if you like zombie movies.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:12 am

Saw Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was very good. Formulaic in parts though.

Spoiler:
James Spader is a horrible overactor. He was a horrible choice for playing Ultron. Also, Ultron's head didn't look right at all. The comic book Ultron looks so much cooler. The malleable metal for Ultron's mouth looked ridiculous every time he spoke.

Vision's makeup was amazing, just like in Captain America Civil War.

The presence of Quicksilver in the movie makes no sense considering that he's in the X-Men movies, as an American. Here, he's Russian, and is ultimately killed. According to comic-land, his character in this movie is more appropriate. His death isn't, though.

This movie had strong similarities to Iron Man 3 and the first Avengers. Lots of flying enemies that are easily defeatable.

Edit: I remember thinking that the damage that Iron Man did to the city when he fought the Hulk was spectacularly unnecessary. Especially because it was a vast amount of damage. It looked so ... unnecessary, and in the world of the movie, it looked like Iron Man and the Hulk should be held financially responsible. Iron Man should have flown Hulk out of the city and into a body of water or some rural area.


Recommendation: See if you like superhero stuff.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:00 pm

Krampus.

It's a good ol' fashioned monster movie. You can think of it as evil Christmas. With evil Christmas presents too. Unfortunately, they didn't do much with the history of Krampus. Alas. I'm attaching a screenshot of the movie. It's a sliver of the beautifully animated story of Krampus that the grandma tells. (99% of the movie isn't animated.)

Recommendation: If you like monster movies, you'll probably like this.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:15 am

We saw Absolutely Fabulous: the movie.

It was pretty good considering it's a 20 year old TV comedy. "Patsy" is the real star and has lines that made the whole audience laugh out load together.

It's interesting to think that the movie doesn't have a laugh track, like the TV show and so if you watched the movie at home it may seem "flat". (Does everyone remember the one M*A*S*H* episode that didn't have laugh track?)

However, Patsy tries to marry a fabulously wealthy older porn producer played by Barry Humphries. For the flashback scenes I'm pretty sure Eric Bana plays the young porn producer. The whole movie is full of Australians as a sort of tribute to Dame Edna Everidge, who also appears in the movie.

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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:04 am

Suicide Squad

I was disappointed. It was ok for fans of superhero movies, especially for fans of DC Comics. I hate DC Comics but I must admit that their superhero movies have been quite good. Overall, it's an ok movie, but definitely not great.

This movie was slightly different than the formulaic Marvel/Star Trek movies of late. There was no extreme destruction of the protagonists' homes or organization. Well, it wouldn't have made any sense in this movie I think, since the protagonists didn't have any organization.

The villain in the movie wasn't made clear throughout a lot of the movie. It was a huge flaw.

I despised the soundtrack. It was non-stop hits that have played on American music radio.

A lot of the scenes in the trailers aren't in the movie.

Spoiler:
Killer Croc didn't have colossal muscles. That was surprising.

Deadshot, Will Smith's character, was the most interesting.

Jared Leto's Joker absolutely sucked. Harley Quinn absolutely sucked. Most of the other characters were fine. Ben Affleck was Batman again. His Batman is perfectly fine, in my opinion. Vastly superior to Val Kilmer's and George Clooney's. Bleah. Those were embarrassments to humanity.

Like I said, the villain was hard to discern until a substantial part of the movie had elapsed. Was it Enchantress? Was it the Joker? Was it members of Suicide Squad? After a while, we find out that it's Enchantress.

The purpose of the deployment of Suicide Squad was unclear when it happened.


Recommendation: Skip it, unless you're a fanboy.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:44 am

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

I think this is the third time I saw this movie. It's not a good movie. However, the Transformers themselves are the most exquisitely beautiful robots I've ever seen in a movie. I watched this movie at home on my computer and made a bunch of screenshots. It's nearly impossible to get good screenshots since the camera and the characters in the movie are in motion for nearly the entire movie.

I don't know how she accomplished it, but Megan Fox made duck lips for the entire movie.

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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:49 am

Thor: The Dark World

The 2nd Thor movie. It was pretty good. Tons of cool computer graphics all over the place. It's formulaic, just like every super hero movie is these days. I liked the Elves especially. Tons of cool artwork associated with them. A Doctor Who actor plays the main villain. :)

Recommendation: See it if you like superhero stuff, and don't mind formulaic movies.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby JO 753 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:34 am

11.22.63

Exellent time travel mini seriez based on a Stephen King novel. Dont miss it.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:36 pm

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

It's not bad. It seems like a good horror/paranormal fantasy movie for teens and preteens.

Spoiler:
The peculiar children and the home itself reminded me of Professor Xavier's X-Men and the school for gifted students. The "peculiars" throughout the movie strongly resembled Marvel mutants in several ways.

It seems like it has horror movie elements due to the eye eating, the tentacles, and the monsters.

Unlike many of her other movies, Eva Green doesn't show her lady parts in this movie.


Recommendation: If you see it, you will probably not regret your time spent.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:58 am

"Singing in the rain" (1952)

Well I got that film totally wrong. I thought it was a musical with endless dance numbers.

It's actually a really funny comedy like "The Producers" and sometimes has the feel of a Cohen Brothers film. George Clooney could have played the Gene Kelly role and walked away with an Academy Award

I now realise that the Cohen Bros have probably known this for years and that's why they made Hail Caesar! , which I have yet to see.


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Postby JO 753 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:43 pm

Sliderz. Its a parrallell universe Earth show frum the 90z. I got seezn 1 and 2 frum the interlibrary loan system.

Lame. The premis iz great. They hav good ideaz for each episode, then the hack riterz and directorz turn it into a bland paste spred on jeneric wite bred.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:35 pm

Just saw "By the Sea" last night. Brangelina production. Impossibly pointless picture...but I liked the Malta location. Ever notice how technically superior "filming" is in every film unless meant to be bad? Really impressive.

Anywho, Angelina is starting to age...getting to look a bit "skeletor," good thing she is moving to writing and directing and making her mistakes ...... now.

Film starts off with the intriguing question of what is the conflict between these two people? I won't spoil it for those of you who want to watch it for the scenery. It doesn't give anything away to say that of course infidelity is always a driving issue in cheap screen writes. Thats not it.

Films about crazy or depressed people, and most women, .... always disappointing.
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Postby JO 753 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:51 pm

10 Cloverfield Lane

Great!

If you didnt like Cloverfield kuz uv the 'found footaj' style, you do not hav a reazon to not see this. Its not a sequel in the normal sens - it duznt involv any uv the karaktrz frum the orijinal, only the main premis. Its another person'z story that takes plase during the invasion.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Flash » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:44 pm

Last night I couldn't sleep and found the rerun of She on one of my thousand TV channels. What an absolute crap. Afterwards, I was too disturbed by such a shameless display of the lack of creative talent and skill that I still couldn't sleep.
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Wolverine is not part Wolf but really a Weasel

Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:07 am

I have bad news for fans of The Avengers. Wolverine is not part wolf.

"The wolverine is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae (weasels). It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, more closely resembling a small bear than other mustelids."
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Postby JO 753 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:59 am

I woud hav expected everybody to no that alredy. Dont hav anything like wolverinez down under?
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:21 am

JO 753 wrote:Dont hav anything like wolverinez down under?
The giant wombat, but I don't think Hugh Jackman was that interested in dressing up like a huge wombat.
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Postby JO 753 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:24 am

Wierd!
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Postby ElectricMonk » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:54 am

A wolverine is a hamster compared to the dreaded Honey Badger:

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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:10 pm

I saw Crimson Peak last night. I had heard that it was the most beautiful movie, ever. Heard that from more than one person. I saw it and was wondering when the beauty would happen. Perhaps it would have been better in the theater.

Tons of whisper dialog, like usual. Loki did the least whisper dialog, and thus, I think his was the best acting. There was a weird moment in the movie regarding photography. One of the characters said that photography on glass plates was, by definition, impossible to fake. This was in relation to ghost photos. What nonsense. Skeptic magazine has repeatedly shown how to fake those things with glass plates.

Recommendation: Sure, it's ok. It's not awful.
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Postby JO 753 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:09 am

Saw it Thurzday. Its OK, but coud hav been better. Its wun uv thoze moviez that haz a supernatural/sifi element thats not well integrated into the story.

Saw Dr Stranje last week. Pretty good. Looking forward to a sequel.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:54 pm

I saw Sausage Party recently. Surprisingly, it's very good.

I am a member of an atheist group on FB. Somebody mentioned some movies that either Christians dislike, or that atheists like. One of them was Sausage Party. I read the wikipedia page to find out why this would be an atheistic movie, and

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it was about a religion among food, and finding out that the religion is a sham.


The movie is indeed a pro-atheist movie. It's a very good movie, but only for adults. Sex jokes are omnipresent. The setting is very American with a lot of current events translated into a talking food setting. The movie is also highly rewatchable. There are many scenes and the story has a lot of ideas. There is a lot to see and experience. I know it's highly rewatchable because I'm watching it again, because I didn't pay attention close enough the first time. I find it highly enjoyable the second time.

Seth Rogen has had parts where he played anti-theist characters in the past, such as in the movie Paul, so it leads me to believe that he's an atheist. On an unrelated note, I can't stand Seth Rogen. He's in like 5 movies per year and I'm sick of him.

Recommendation: See it if you like pro-atheist movies with an assload of naughty language.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby JO 753 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:42 am

The Assassination uv Richard Nixon

Interesting true story that I dont recall ever hearing about. Therez a disclaimer in the credits that its a dramatization, but it seemz to follow the main events faithfully.

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Postby JO 753 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:36 am

Star Trek Beyond.

I missed it at the theater. Saw it tonite on BR.

Good movie. Plenty uv action. Takes the flimzy excuse for a way to defeat the enemy thing to a new level.

The coinsidens for this movie iz also a
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby JO 753 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:26 am

Watched Captain America Sivl War agen. Liked it better this time. Didnt seem like an excuse for a WWF show this time.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby JO 753 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:11 am

Arrival.

Good story, but I hav a big complaint about the prezentation.

Often they hav a very short focus, leaving most uv the picture blurry. For example, therez a sene where we are walking behind the main karaktr thru a tent field base. The focus iz on the back uv her hed and stayz there even wen she enterz a room with lots uv other stuff to see, az if therez sumthing going on with the back uv her hed that we need to be looking at.

There iznt. So its just a boring & irritating to the eye for 90 sekunz. If you knew that all you were going to be allowed to see wuz her hair, you coud cloze your eyez after 4 sekunz and just lissen, saving your eyez the torture.

Terrible sinimatografy.

My reco for this movie iz that its not worth buying on blue ray. Get it on video tape and watch it on a 20" tube TV from the other side uv a big room.

koinsidens: Jeremy Renner iz in this and Kaptin America Sivl War.
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Star Wars Rogue One : Dead Actors

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:33 am

I saw Star Wars : Rogue One. It was fun and worth watching.

It is my guess that the director was being clever and incorporating "SciFi" memes from old non-Star Wars movies to thicken up the art direction. For example, on the tropical library planet some of the Imperial troopers were wearing "Africa Korps" uniforms, like they did in Starship Troopers. Fair enough.

However, Peter Cushing had about a minute of screentime and lots of dialogue, which was interesting because he died 20 years ago. I thought the technicians did a great job, but he still looked weird. He looked like a character from a PC computer game and never really made direct eye contact with the other live action players.

I think that, for PeterCushing playing a military officer with a stern face, in Shakespearean mode this did not matter all that much. However, I don't think you could make a love sequence where a dead CGI actor has to look deeply into the eyes of a living live action player. At the end of the film a 19 year old Carrie Fischer appears. She looked even weirder.

Some smart person once wrote that the more you make robots look like humans the more repulsive they become to humans. I think this is true. I thought the real 19 year old Carrie Fisher in the first Star Wars was a babe. In Rogue One she made me feel irksome.

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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:34 am

Austin Harper wrote:This summer I saw Batman v Superman (F), Star Trek Beyond (A-), and Suicide Squad (D+)


I watched Suicide Squad last night.

Bleh. I found nothing about it enjoyable. I'm glad I waited, a friend lent me her blue ray.

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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:38 am

I missed all of blockbuster movies from last Summer, I'm now catching up.

I didn't really like Captain America, Civil War. Winter Soldier was better.

On the plus side I bought Ant-Man, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I also bought Guardians of the Galaxy, love that movie.

My wife got me Deadpool for Christmas.... :D


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