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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:21 am
by Major Malfunction
Monster wrote:Logan.

I liked it a lot.

It's significantly less superhero-y than other superhero movies of late.

Recommendation: See it.

Just going by the trailers, the teenage chick looks more wooden than Pinocchio.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:29 am
by TJrandom
We saw Assassin's Creed, in 4dx – a wasted investment. Could`a eaten out at a swank restaurant and enjoyed a burnt dog meat steak and felt better about it than we did leaving the theater. It was a spur of the moment decision – storm approaching, just enough time to bail and get there, so off we went. Should have taken the time to check rotten tomatoes – as they were spot on. Needless plot complexity and CGI plus an intentional(?) `haze` that made viewing difficult.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:37 am
by JO 753
In relation to the 'coinsidensez' subplot here:

Watched the latest episode uv 24 last nite. The dad uv 2 terrorists iz tied up in a 1960z era chair - wood with orinj fabric cushionz.

Immediately after the show I swich to a rerun station to see wuts on. Its Law & Order Criminal Intent. Therez sumbodyz mom tied up in a 1960z era chair - wood with orinj fabric cushionz.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:11 pm
by Monster
Major Malfunction wrote:
Monster wrote:Logan.

I liked it a lot.

It's significantly less superhero-y than other superhero movies of late.

Recommendation: See it.

Just going by the trailers, the teenage chick looks more wooden than Pinocchio.

She's definitely not an overactor.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:24 pm
by Jeffk 1970
Monster wrote:Logan.

I liked it a lot.

It's significantly less superhero-y than other superhero movies of late.

Recommendation: See it.



I'm planning on ditching work one day to see it.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:52 am
by Major Malfunction
The biographical movie about Jacques Cousteau, L'Odyssée.

Twas good. It only skimmed across the surface, but if you ever enjoyed one of his films, you'll enjoy this.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:19 am
by JO 753
Interesting Wiki article about movie sensorship history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Production_Code

The entire document was written with Catholic undertones and stated that art must be handled carefully because it could be "morally evil in its effects" and because its "deep moral significance" was unquestionable.[29] It was initially decided to keep the Catholic influence on the Code secret.[35] A recurring theme was "that throughout, the audience feels sure that evil is wrong and good is right".


Jane swimming naked in the 2nd Tarzan movie wuznt restored till the 1990z.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omhwAV2DEIc

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:02 am
by Gord
I just watched Train to Busan and it was a pretty good zombie movie. I would recommend it.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:09 am
by Jeffk 1970
Monster wrote:Logan.

I liked it a lot.

It's significantly less superhero-y than other superhero movies of late.

Recommendation: See it.


I saw this today.

Amazing. Very dark.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:58 pm
by JO 753
Last nite I turned on the TV and sum teenaje girl in wutevr show wuz on mentionz Ryan Gosling, who iz in the movie I wuz about to watch on BR - The Nice Guys.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:56 pm
by Monster
I saw Transformers: Age of Extinction, for the second time. Like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, it had the most beautiful robots ever. The movie is stupid and flawed. However, the visuals are exquisite. Attached to this post are some screenshots I made. They're clearer than the ones I made for Revenge of the Fallen. I guess the technology for the computer graphics in film got better. Like in Revenge of the Fallen, the director (Michael Bay) loves explosions and omnipresent light effects. The design of Lockdown's spacecraft is obviously influenced by Giger's art.

Recommendation: See it if you like giant robots and cool graphics and don't mind a very flawed plot.

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EDIT: I forgot to mention that this movie has asstons of product placement.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:51 am
by JO 753
Alien Outpost

This iz another army guyz vs alien invaderz movie. I'v seen at least 5 over the last 10 yirz and like the rest, its OK. In fact, the quality & entertainment level in this subjenre are so consistently OK that it made me think 'wut if the brag blurbz on the boxez were onest?'

The blurbz are alwayz "Best picture of the year!" - Rolling Stone, or "Greatest invasion sifi EVER!" - NY Times or "2 thumz way up!" -Ebert & Roeper. They can almost alwayz find sum reviewer to say sumthing that woud lead you to believ its a great movie. If therez no such blurb, then its usually so bad that it went strate to DVD and the 5$ basket at Walmart.

So for Alien Outpost it shoud be "It's OK!" - Rolling Stone, "Not a total waste uv time!" - Sifi Quarterly, "Worth a look!" - DVD Review

Its rated at IMDB at 4.8, wich woud make you think its bad, but it iznt.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:16 am
by JO 753
The Babadook

Good horror movie. The popup book iz the best creepy factor I'v seen in a long time. Seemz like it coud hav a sequel that woud be even better.

Room

Good movie about a long term abduction, possibly inspired by the resent real events. But I had a problem with it that mite be a spoiler, so only read this if youv seen it or dont care.

Spoiler:
The actor playing the boy looks like a girl! For 90% uv the movie, I'm thinking it wuz that the mom sed it wuz a boy to keep her captor from molesting her. And then she kept it up after they were free to gradually brake the newz to her that she iz a girl. So I keep expecting there to be a big sene in wich the family sits down to explain why she'd been told she wuz a boy, or that sumwun not in on the secret woud spill the beanz. Uv course, it never happenz. Even az the credits begin to roll, I'm wondering why they got a girl to play the boy until I see 'Jacob Trembly'. My apolojyz to Jacob, I'm sure he will grow up to be a hansom and manly man, and he iz alredy an exellent actor, but he iz the most effeminate boy I hav ever seen.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:46 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
"Ghost in the Shell" (Live action)
Plus: Scarlett, CGI.
Minus: Everything else.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:53 pm
by JO 753
So you hav found your ultimate moviez and thats all you will watch for the rest uv your life? Everything else iz garbaj thats not woth your time?

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:22 pm
by Jeffk 1970
JO 753 wrote:So you hav found your ultimate moviez and thats all you will watch for the rest uv your life? Everything else iz garbaj thats not woth your time?


Movies I can always watch:

Godfather I & II

Alien, Aliens

Original Star Wars Trilogy

Iron Man

Avengers (1st)

John Carpenter's Halloween

John Carpenter's The Thing

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Friday the 13th (original)

X-Men First Class

Terminator I & II

That's just off the top of my head.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:51 pm
by JO 753
Lots uv good stuff there.

I hav about 20 moviez in my collection that I'v seen at least 15 timez. But my current 'best movie ever' iz Avatar and I'v only seen it 5 timez kuz I dont want to wear it out.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:11 am
by Major Malfunction
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:"Ghost in the Shell" (Live action)
Plus: Scarlett, CGI.
Minus: Everything else.

Better off sticking with the anime?

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:41 am
by Major Malfunction
You know, there's something that really bugs me about the original Ghost in the Shell anime. It's right in the opening sequence. The Major, totally and cold-heartedly, assassinates the {!#%@} out of a peaceful diplomat standing in full right of the law.

The only explanation offered is because it was easier than deporting him.

I mean, wouldn't putting a diplomat on a plane and saying, "Don't come back", be easier to explain to the embassy than deploying a crack squad of expensive cyborgs to explode his head when he was already under custody of the police?

Anime logic. *shrug*

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:32 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
Major Malfunction wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:"Ghost in the Shell" (Live action)
Plus: Scarlett, CGI.
Minus: Everything else.

Better off sticking with the anime?

The anime had awful dubbing, stilted dialog. The live action was visually much better, but they changed the ending and missed the whole point of the original.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:32 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
Major Malfunction wrote:You know, there's something that really bugs me about the original Ghost in the Shell anime. It's right in the opening sequence. The Major, totally and cold-heartedly, assassinates the {!#%@} out of a peaceful diplomat standing in full right of the law.

The only explanation offered is because it was easier than deporting him.

I mean, wouldn't putting a diplomat on a plane and saying, "Don't come back", be easier to explain to the embassy than deploying a crack squad of expensive cyborgs to explode his head when he was already under custody of the police?

Anime logic. *shrug*

Anime is Japanese cowboy.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:51 am
by Major Malfunction
I still love it. ;)

My favourite characters are the tanks. Do they make an appearance in the movie?

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:02 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
Major Malfunction wrote:I still love it. ;)

My favourite characters are the tanks. Do they make an appearance in the movie?

The spider tank does have a go at Scarlett.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:17 am
by Major Malfunction
No friendly ones?

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:15 am
by Gord
Michael Shermer gives a review of the Netflix movie The Discovery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUqxaQMwSmw

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:27 pm
by Major Malfunction
A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)

Anime, drama, comedy, romance.

4/5 stars.

#2 movie in Japan 2016. I loved it. The animation, music, and story are all beautifully touching. It's about a deaf girl who gets bullied at school by this guy, but he realises the error of his ways, and later in highschool when they meet again they fall in love.

There are tears and chuckles, and I recommend this to anyone of any age able to read. Or speak Japanese. (I had a Japanese couple behind me in the cinema, and it was fun listening to their reactions too. They were really involved.)

So, why did I knock off a star? SPOILERS BELOW!

Spoiler:
I wanted more romance. In typical anime fashion, there was no resolution. They're all friends again, have a chuckle, credits roll.

Meanwhile, deaf girl is desperately in love with ex-bully, she's tried to tell him but he's too stupid to understand and is completely oblivious. The end. No sequel for you!

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:02 pm
by Major Malfunction
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Major Malfunction wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:"Ghost in the Shell" (Live action)
Plus: Scarlett, CGI.
Minus: Everything else.

Better off sticking with the anime?

The anime had awful dubbing, stilted dialog. The live action was visually much better, but they changed the ending and missed the whole point of the original.

Gah. Like I needed a crystal ball to guess that would happen. Seriously, Hollywood "artistic licence" needs to {!#%@} right off. Some stories, you just don't {!#%@} with.

I usually watch anime with the original voice actors and read the subtitles. Sometimes it's fun to watch the dubs and compare the translations. I think the dubs try to focus too much on the mouth movements, and often lose the whole meaning of the line, and even plot. But sometimes the dub voice actors are better than the original.

The original anime movie is one case where I think the dub nailed the character's voices.

I'm going to see it today.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:32 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Tone, yes. Flow, not so much. It's a hair's breadth away from a stutter at times. I'll take original language with subs any time. Especially in movies like "Interstellar".

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:19 pm
by Major Malfunction
Perhaps I just have a bias towards that particular version because it was burnt into my youngish brain. I love The Major because she's straight to the facts in as few words as possible. Kinda like me. ;)

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:15 pm
by Major Malfunction
OMG. That is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:40 pm
by Monster
Major Malfunction wrote:OMG. That is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Ghost in the Shell you mean? If so, I'll still see it. Someday. Not today.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:38 am
by JO 753
Major Malfunction wrote:Passengers

A colony ship on a 120-year trip to a new planet runs into strife, and a passenger is accidentally woken up 80 years too early.


90 yirz too early.

Spoiler:
My main beef is, the ship is dumb as {!#%@}. The bartender is smarter. If you're designing an automated colony ship, surely you'd have it wake up an emergency response crew if it ran into difficulty? And for that reason you'd have re-hibernation facilities onboard.


Spoiler:
I agree. Also, thered be mekanic and doctor droidz, not just waiterz and cleaning rodent droidz. Obviously that woudnt work with the story.


Spectacular spase senez, kool looking ship, great story, even with the flawz.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:39 am
by Major Malfunction
Monster wrote:
Major Malfunction wrote:OMG. That is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Ghost in the Shell you mean? If so, I'll still see it. Someday. Not today.

Yes. It was just godawful in every way. I have nothing good to say about it. Just think about all the different ways a movie can totally suck, and GitS has it all.

In contrast, Logan was {!#%@} awesome. I truly did not expect it to be so {!#%@} awesome.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:30 am
by Major Malfunction
I'm very sad tho', that we won't see any Deadpool/Wolverine interaction. A movie with them as partners would have been hilarious!

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:49 am
by Matthew Ellard
Major Malfunction wrote:I'm very sad tho', that we won't see any Deadpool/Wolverine interaction. A movie with them as partners would have been hilarious!
Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) kills Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I saw this film and didn't know who Deadpool was, so I didn't pick up that Deadpool came back with his own film
.
wolverine origins.jpg

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:56 am
by JO 753
He iznt ded at the end.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:06 pm
by JO 753
Mojave

Exellent movie. Hard to classify. Its about 2 sikopaths battling it out. Az a Breaking Bad fan it wuz kool to see Bajr (Matt Jonez) in a bit part.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:37 am
by Bart Stewart
Had the misfortune to see Kong: Skull Island recently.

The special effects were stellar, of course. We are well on the way to the day when CGI will be indistinguishable from reality. But the script of this thing was apparently written by a ten year old.

The gap between production values and script quality keeps widening every year.

Also, weren't there supposed to be lots of different monsters on Skull Island? In the original, it was full of all kinds of dinosaurs. In this one it is Kong and just one other kind of beastie.

The worst part of the movie was the cliche military stuff. Guys spouting macho crap while thrusting guns at each other. All kinds of "lock 'n load" tactical approaches (wherever they happened to be going) jabbing guns in random directions. Sadly, I guess the focus groups are calling for this kind of junk these days.

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:39 am
by Major Malfunction
Why would you even?

Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:56 pm
by JO 753
Thats wierd. Got an email notification that there wuz a new post here.