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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:57 pm

Aztexan wrote:Opening day. Third row.
I saw it again the next day. Front row.
Twice the next week. Front row.
18 times total in theaters when it came out. So yes. I was there, man. I was there.

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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:58 pm

Gord wrote:I watched Brade Runna 2049 yesterday. I liked it. I mean, it was weird, but I liked it.

I kept wondering, "Why is this AI doing this weird thing?" rather than, "Why did the writer make this AI do this weird thing?" To me, that's always a sign that I'm enjoying the movie.

It took me three days to watch "2049" consecutively, usually in ~10 chunks. God, that movie is slow.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Aztexan » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:45 pm

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Aztexan wrote:Opening day. Third row.
I saw it again the next day. Front row.
Twice the next week. Front row.
18 times total in theaters when it came out. So yes. I was there, man. I was there.

That was a quote from Ken Ham when he debated Bill Nye. He demanded that Nye admit he was there at the Big Bang, but "I have this book" when it came to Creation.


I got the reference but we were talking about Star Wars
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Gord » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:08 am

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Gord wrote:I watched Brade Runna 2049 yesterday. I liked it. I mean, it was weird, but I liked it.

I kept wondering, "Why is this AI doing this weird thing?" rather than, "Why did the writer make this AI do this weird thing?" To me, that's always a sign that I'm enjoying the movie.

It took me three days to watch "2049" consecutively, usually in ~10 chunks. God, that movie is slow.

I like slow, see. Gives me time to catch up.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

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Gord wrote:
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Gord wrote:I watched Brade Runna 2049 yesterday. I liked it. I mean, it was weird, but I liked it.

I kept wondering, "Why is this AI doing this weird thing?" rather than, "Why did the writer make this AI do this weird thing?" To me, that's always a sign that I'm enjoying the movie.

It took me three days to watch "2049" consecutively, usually in ~10 chunks. God, that movie is slow.

I like slow, see. Gives me time to catch up.

Two hours and forty-nine minutes to show forty-nine minutes worth of material.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

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Aztexan wrote:
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Aztexan wrote:Opening day. Third row.
I saw it again the next day. Front row.
Twice the next week. Front row.
18 times total in theaters when it came out. So yes. I was there, man. I was there.

That was a quote from Ken Ham when he debated Bill Nye. He demanded that Nye admit he was there at the Big Bang, but "I have this book" when it came to Creation.


I got the reference but we were talking about Star Wars

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Postby Gord » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:03 pm

You have to climb into it no matter how bad it smells.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Monster » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:37 pm

Solo

I must agree with Major Malfunction. It was neither a bad movie nor a good movie. I can say that, objectively, it wasn't bad. However, I felt no excitement whatsoever throughout the entire thing. Nothing interested me. The fact that this is a prequel where we know the outcome really destroys any kind of dramatic newness and excitement that this movie could have had.

Normally, I absolutely despise characters that are obviously sexually attracted to themselves. For example, Chris Pine's Captain Kirk, and every character that Tom Cruise has ever played. This Han Solo was pretty close to being in romantic love with himself, but for some weird reason, I didn't despise him.

Basically, I hated this movie. This is probably the end of my excitement for Star Wars movies. This movie is superficially a Star Wars movie, but it should be really described as a sci fi adventure movie.

Spoiler:
I didn't like the nods to our present day political reality. The families being separated by stormtroopers and the droid demanding equal rights. I thought that those things just polluted the movie. The earlier Star Wars movies have droids being slaves, knowing that they're slaves, and accepting that they're slaves. That makes for more interesting droids, I think.

I guess a bunch of people noticed, but L3 is constructed from parts of other droids. It's especially noticeable in her upper arms. See the links below. I'm 100% certain that I recognize L3's other parts, especially the legs, but I don't remember from where.

1. L3
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/sta ... 0414190027

2. R2D2
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _Droid.png

I liked the humanizing of the Imperial soldiers and the fact that stormtroopers are basically police. I liked that Han joined the Empire for a while.

I wish that the original actor for Darth Maul played him again.


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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:37 pm

Asobi Asobase

Seven minutes into the first episode and I'm crying with laughter. Apparently, they spent a lot of money on writers and animators, and it shows. The expressions are hilarious, and the gags roll from one to the next.

Easily the best comedy anime this year. Even since Nichijou.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Major Malfunction » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:49 pm

I've heard Altered Carbon has been granted four more seasons.

I absolutely loved the series adaption until episode seven, and then it was like the writers went on holidays and totally departed from the book.

I have zero faith that any of these writers will be able to capture Takeshi Kovacs.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Gord » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:33 pm

Major Malfunction wrote:Asobi Asobase.

That was weird. :?
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Major Malfunction » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:58 pm

Gord wrote:
Major Malfunction wrote:Asobi Asobase.

That was weird. :?

Welcome to a whole 'nother culture.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

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Major Malfunction wrote:
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Major Malfunction wrote:Asobi Asobase.

That was weird. :?

Welcome to a whole 'nother culture.

Next episode is out. XD
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

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Major Malfunction wrote:
Gord wrote:
Major Malfunction wrote:Asobi Asobase.

That was weird. :?

Welcome to a whole 'nother culture.

I've watched anime before. A lot of it was the same sort of storyline as Asobi Asobase. The characters are very similar in many ways.

The animation did include some interesting variations, however. Is that one girl meant to be unattractive, but it only shows up when the "special animation" is used?
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby landrew » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:22 pm

Gord wrote:I've watched anime before. A lot of it was the same sort of storyline as Asobi Asobase. The characters are very similar in many ways.

The animation did include some interesting variations, however. Is that one girl meant to be unattractive, but it only shows up when the "special animation" is used?

The characters are too child-like for my liking.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:27 pm

The animation can be interesting and rather wonderful in what it can achieve, a real boon before digital visual effects made anything possible. Its always been the story lines I find unwatchable.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:45 pm

I believe you have watched anime before. Granted there are many predictable character types and plots.

Like, will they kiss? No.

I just spent 6 hours of my life so they could be just friends?

And ignoring all the whoosh bang ones, and the super cutesy {!#%@}, watch Nichijou.

They had a whole orchestra for that.
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Postby Gord » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:02 am

Major Malfunction wrote:Granted there are many predictable character types and plots.

Smart, quiet, poorly-socialised brunette with glasses.
Blonde with a secret.
Boobs, big boobs, and discussions thereof.
Underage girls in bikinis for some reason even though it seems entirely out of place.
Perverted old men.

Those were the ones that came to mind off the top of my head.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:22 am

I lost focus on the big bouncing boobs.

What were we talking about?

Oh, yeah. Obligatory beach, onsen, and pantsu.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:17 pm

landrew wrote:The characters are too child-like for my liking.

They're not real, you know?
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Major Malfunction wrote:
landrew wrote:The characters are too child-like for my liking.

They're not real, you know?

Too close to kiddie porn in my opinion anyhow.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Austin Harper » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:07 pm

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Gord wrote:
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Gord wrote:I watched Brade Runna 2049 yesterday. I liked it. I mean, it was weird, but I liked it.

I kept wondering, "Why is this AI doing this weird thing?" rather than, "Why did the writer make this AI do this weird thing?" To me, that's always a sign that I'm enjoying the movie.

It took me three days to watch "2049" consecutively, usually in ~10 chunks. God, that movie is slow.

I like slow, see. Gives me time to catch up.

Two hours and forty-nine minutes to show forty-nine minutes worth of material.

This edited version of the movie doesn't cut it down to 49 minutes to but it does remove 13 minutes of literally nothing.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Gord » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:51 pm

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landrew wrote:The characters are too child-like for my liking.

They're not real, you know?

Is 10,000 yen a lot of money?
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Gord wrote:
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landrew wrote:The characters are too child-like for my liking.

They're not real, you know?

Is 10,000 yen a lot of money?

$100 bucks. There are *ahem* places you can watch anime for much less...
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Major Malfunction wrote:
Gord wrote:
Major Malfunction wrote:
landrew wrote:The characters are too child-like for my liking.

They're not real, you know?

Is 10,000 yen a lot of money?

$100 bucks. There are *ahem* places you can watch anime for much less...

I know, I watch them for free. In episode 2, the girls are trying to get their club accepted so they can get the 10,000 yens, so I was wondering....
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Postby Major Malfunction » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:03 am

Just think of yen as cents. Knock off two zeros and that's dollars. And cost of living is roughly the same as most western nations. Actually a bit cheaper than Australia, especially the food. I'm planning a trip there next year. Might even pop in and visit TJ. ;)
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Major Malfunction wrote:Just think of yen as cents. Knock off two zeros and that's dollars. And cost of living is roughly the same as most western nations. Actually a bit cheaper than Australia, especially the food. I'm planning a trip there next year. Might even pop in and visit TJ. ;)

I bought $5,000 worth of yen the day before Reagan got shot (1981) and sold it back two days later, made $500 on the swap. It went back down when they were sure he'd pull through.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:35 pm

Can we wheel him out and shoot him again the day before I land and convert my money?
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Postby Gord » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:10 am

Major Malfunction wrote:Can we wheel him out and shoot him again the day before I land and convert my money?

Just use a pile of cigarette ashes and say it's Reagan's cremated remains.

That's what I do.
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Jared & Don jr will luv that idea. If they read your post, I'm sure they will run it past The Donald, but I dont no if he'll go along with it at this point.

Maybe after the mid termz if the bad guyz are still in charj.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:46 pm

IMDB used to be a good site to talk about movies on. I usually went there when a film didn't make sense to me: what was I missing. but, they did away with the discussion forum....too many flame wars and got tired of managing it I suppose. Too bad.

After about 3 years now, I wanted to go to such a site to find out what I was missing with "Mother" starring Jennifer Lawrence. Its a "good" movie to watch right until the very end...last two minutes, where it falls completely apart. That in itself is interesting. Its a slow start and whats "good" is I kept wondering what it was about...where is this going to go...was that xyz a lost thread and bad film making or a set up of what is to come? As close as I will get to a spoiler is: what looks like a lost thread is not. Worth the watch....maybe twice.

Another good movie on the EPIX free view on Comcast this week was "Silence" about the Catholic Church trying to spread their religion in Japan. Almost like time travel to go back in the past to such a rural life and a view of a very foreign culture. When you see people behaving in such a weird way, it may help one to see the weirdness in their own culture? I hope so...….because..... we do.

Movies. A directors medium....I think the "highest" art form as in incorporates all the others.....but with the novel still nosing out the Number One spot...….if you have any imagination at all.
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

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Monster wrote:Normally, I absolutely despise characters that are obviously sexually attracted to themselves. For example, Chris Pine's Captain Kirk, and every character that Tom Cruise has ever played. This Han Solo was pretty close to being in romantic love with himself, but for some weird reason, I didn't despise him.


I've always had an intense hatred for this character. So much so that I cheered when... Well, spoilers.

He spawned an entire archetype I not only hate for what it is, I also despise as indicative of lazy character building:

The rogue ally.

He's the idolisable loner everyone wants to be, and he probably won't help the main party's objective because it kind of runs counter to his character.

Except, wait! He did help! OMG, and it was at a crucial moment, too! Yay, rogue ally, you turned the tables!

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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:02 am

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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby Gord » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:34 pm

Wordbird wrote:I've always had an intense hatred for this character. So much so that I cheered when... Well, spoilers.

You mean when when his whiny son killed him and let his body fall off a walkway into an abyss?
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Re: Good/Bad New Moviez

Postby JO 753 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:50 pm

Awe! You completely ruined it for me! The entire Star Warz franchize iz now ded to me! I hav no further interest.

waitaminit.... Youre too late. George Lucas alredy spoiled it.
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