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Meerkat54

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« Reply #440 on: 02-28-2014 03:02 »

So many people are giving The Lego Movie such good reviews. Perhaps it is time that I myself then watch it.
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #441 on: 02-28-2014 03:16 »

I've been blocking out all these Lego Movie reviews. I don't think I can make it. There's nothing to build upon.
tyraniak

Urban Legend
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« Reply #442 on: 02-28-2014 03:39 »

You just need to piece them together and maybe something will set in
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #443 on: 02-28-2014 03:49 »

They're just not connecting. frown
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #444 on: 02-28-2014 03:51 »

Why are you guys making puns about Lincoln Logs?
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #445 on: 02-28-2014 04:34 »



(Lincoln inspecting one of his Lincoln Logs)
TheBPB11

Starship Captain
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« Reply #446 on: 02-28-2014 05:49 »

"A house divided is much better than this place!" - Abe Lincoln, Lego Movie.  Not the best quote ever, but it's relevant to Lincoln's massive logs.

The Lego Movie

It was actually pretty good for what it was.  I particularly liked the more subtle jokes, cameos, and the overall animation style.  You know it's good when you sometimes have a hard time deciding whether or not a scene is made from real Lego (Yes, I'm being "proper" with the plural now) or not.  Also, there's a cameo from Milhouse in it.  roll eyes

8/10

DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #447 on: 02-28-2014 14:15 »

"A house divided is much better than this place!" - Abe Lincoln, Lego Movie.  Not the best quote ever,

It's my favourite cameo in the entire movie, purely because he's voiced by Will Forte, who also voiced Abe Lincoln (or the teenaged clone of him, at least) in Clone High. I was grinning like crazy every time he spoke, even though he only has two lines throughout the entire movie. big grin
ShinyMetal***

Professor
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« Reply #448 on: 03-01-2014 20:44 »

The Conjuring

  Not a bad movie, definitely caught myself flinching from time to time.

7/10
cartoonlover27

Starship Captain
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« Reply #449 on: 03-01-2014 20:52 »

A Streetcar Named Desire

Anything old and involving Vivien Leigh is good with me, and since this contained both, I loved it! smile Not to mention Marlon Brando was pretty hot back in the day. Honestly, it caught my attention. Blanche's character was fascinating to me, and she really kept the plot going. Suprising and dark ending.

9.2/10
ShinyMetal***

Professor
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« Reply #450 on: 03-01-2014 20:59 »

Quote
Marlon Brando was pretty hot back in the day


 Yeah, just look at him. What a total hunk.  no no
cartoonlover27

Starship Captain
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« Reply #451 on: 03-01-2014 21:06 »

^ I can't even see the pic, dumb-dumb.  no no
ShinyMetal***

Professor
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« Reply #452 on: 03-01-2014 21:15 »

How many times do I have to tell you, your glasses are on the right freakin' side of your dresser!!
cartoonlover27

Starship Captain
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« Reply #453 on: 03-01-2014 21:21 »

How many times do I have to tell you, your glasses are on the right freakin' side of your dresser!!

No seriously. Fix it. I can't see it.
ShinyMetal***

Professor
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« Reply #454 on: 03-01-2014 21:23 »

I did, I can see it just fine right now.
Tachyon

Space Pope
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« Reply #455 on: 03-01-2014 23:06 »
« Last Edit on: 03-01-2014 23:13 »

It seems to be some sort of a trick link, where it only shows up if you actually browse to the source site.

Here's a copy:



That was from later in his career.  Here's a pic from his earlier days:


Mr Snrub

Urban Legend
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« Reply #456 on: 03-01-2014 23:18 »

Holy shit, the LEGO Movie is better than it has any right to be. Funny, touching, satirical, and delivers a message about society, but not patronisingly so. I doubt the 9 sequels or however many there'll be will be nearly as good, but I'll enjoy it while it lasts.
ShinyMetal***

Professor
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« Reply #457 on: 03-01-2014 23:23 »

 Thanks Tachy. Oh, and CL, he was pretty hot, back in the day.
Tachyon

Space Pope
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« Reply #458 on: 03-02-2014 00:10 »


You guys are a riot smile  We missed your boundless energy and optimism :D

ShinyMetal***

Professor
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« Reply #459 on: 03-02-2014 00:27 »

Awww thanks, I missed the pleasures of PEEL as well.  big grin
cartoonlover27

Starship Captain
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« Reply #460 on: 03-02-2014 01:27 »

Thanks Tachy. Oh, and CL, he was pretty hot, back in the day.

Ohhhh yeah.  flirt


You guys are a riot smile  We missed your boundless energy and optimism :D



A riot? Better go get my pitchfork!  laff shifty HAHAHA I AM HILARIOUS. Nah, but optimism? Me? Nah.  tongue Thanks though Tachy. smile Missed ya.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #461 on: 03-02-2014 03:30 »

RoboCop
Well, they got the sound right, it felt a bit lightweight cos of the PG-13 rating or whatever.
To me he looked kind weird on the bike, were they trying to give it a BatPod kind of feel? What was wrong with the police cruiser?
Gary Oldman was great, the new Murphy was ok, it was not a terrible reboot.
C+
~FazeShift~

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DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #462 on: 03-13-2014 21:21 »

*bump*
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Marvellous film, lots of laughs, Wes Andersons unique visuals, great performances by Ralph Fiennes and the other cast. smile
A
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #463 on: 03-21-2014 13:38 »

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

I enjoyed the first one, and actually thought this was much better. All the revolution stuff was pretty sweet and the part where
was awesome.

Not a huge fan of all the romance drivel (seriously, that dark-haired guy is a pointless character) but otherwise I found this really enjoyable. The story's intrigued me enough that I might even see the next one at the cinema.
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #464 on: 03-21-2014 16:57 »

Just saw that too and mostly agree with you. Honestly I actually didn't care for the first one much, but this one seemed like a big improvement that drew me into the story a lot more.
TheBPB11

Starship Captain
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« Reply #465 on: 03-21-2014 20:03 »

300: Rise of an Empire
This movie was nowhere near as good as the original, which really wasn't incredibly good to begin with.  The graphic novel style is gone, and the violence isn't as entertaining.  So they pretty much ruined the only two good parts of the movie. There's way too much blue in this movie, and a sub-par sex scene with Eva Green in it.
5.5/10
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #466 on: 03-23-2014 02:59 »

Muppets Most Wanted

[Animal]GOOD SEQUEL! FUNNY SEQUEL[/Animal]

A-
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
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« Reply #467 on: 03-23-2014 11:52 »

[sigh] We don't get the Lego Movie (nor the Muppet Movie) here till midway through next month.  frown   What I did get to see (via an advance screening) was…

 Mr Peabody & Sherman

Yeah, I thought it was pretty good, not great, but definately above average. Though maybe if I was familiar with the source material I might have got more out of it.

One minor gripe is when the movie calls out the Washington/Cherry tree incident for being apocryphal after just having shown us Marie Antoinette say "let them eat cake" even though that is equally apocryphal. (Rousseau wrote a book, when Marie Antoinette was only 12, attributing the phrase to 'a great princess'.)

Grade: B–

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #468 on: 03-26-2014 15:13 »

Some movies I watched on the planes.

August: Osage County
Meryl Streep plays a mean drug addicted matriarch of a family re-united after her husband dies.
Great performances and all but too dramatic for my liking.
C

Paranoia
The younger Hemsworth is a young technologist who gets fired after a bad presentation to his boss (Gary Oldman) but then gets re-hired to spy on the competition company (Harrison Ford as the boss) who have a new revolutionary smartphone out.
Decent but nothing special.
C+
AdrenalinDragon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #469 on: 03-27-2014 03:04 »
« Last Edit on: 03-27-2014 03:16 »

The Movies

Non-Stop
Silly movie with Liam Neeson on a plane against someone threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes through text messages. I wasn't expecting anything as good as Taken, but found it enjoyable for what it was, despite me guessing correctly who the terrorist was right from the start, and noticing a few large plotholes before the movie even finished.
C+

Blu-Ray

The Iron Giant
I love this movie, even when I first saw it as a kid. I still can't really find anything wrong with it to be honest. How it's not on IMDB's top 250 really boggles the mind. I think it's just as good as Toy Story and The Lion King, and they're some of my all-time favourite movies.
A+
Motor Oil

Starship Captain
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« Reply #470 on: 03-30-2014 03:41 »

 Contracted
This isn't a new movie, just something I stumbled across on Netflix—but here's a review anyway.
I certainly enjoyed this, though it's not something I would rematch, and certainly not for everyone. Kind of a medical drama: an individual has fallen sick, and the movie is centered around finding out what's wrong with her. They do a very good job of introducing her symptoms, and her fear and desperation is very well portrayed.
The movie isn't extremely violent, but has some scenes with blood and other potentially nausea-inducing stuff, and later on gets fairly intense. I say it's worth a look. It's not long and the suspense is pretty well done. All the emotions she went through, the transformation and the person she becomes, they're all things that I can understand and empathize with.
Plot-wise, the movie isn't great, or even good, but if you are more interested in a character study, I would definitely recommend this.
It has a terrible ending.

C+
~FazeShift~

Moderator
DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #471 on: 03-30-2014 14:22 »

Veronica Mars
10 year reunion of this cast and characters (thanks to Kickstarter).
It was fun to see basically an extended episode arc of a long dead TV show with the same wit, style and detective work of the former high school PI (Kristen Bell love)
B+

Now let's Kickstart Firefly gorammit!
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #472 on: 03-31-2014 06:24 »

*bump*
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Marvellous film, lots of laughs, Wes Andersons unique visuals, great performances by Ralph Fiennes and the other cast. smile
A

Ditto. love
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #473 on: 03-31-2014 06:34 »

I watched Gravity over the weekend. Excellent film (aside from some clunky dialogue, and the ridiculous unlikelihood of anyone surviving that ordeal, buuuut I digress) - the visual effects were astounding, the atmosphere was incomparable and the level of tension was phenominal. Definitely one of the most compelling films I've watched recently... I also LOVED the sound editing (how the volume would raise/lower depending on characters' proximity to the camera, or just cut out completely during smash cuts, etc.), which is generally something you don't really notice in this medium, but it really stood out here.

9/10

Now let's Kickstart Firefly gorammit!

UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #474 on: 04-04-2014 14:27 »
« Last Edit on: 04-04-2014 14:31 »

Rush

So... I pretty much never watch films like this, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy this. It was great seeing the relationship between the two main characters progress and I like how the film didn't really show any bias to either of them. And since I had no idea it was based on a true story, it made it kind of tricky to guess what was gonna happen.


smile

I also LOVED the sound editing (how the volume would raise/lower depending on characters' proximity to the camera, or just cut out completely during smash cuts, etc.)

I can't remember if I mentioned the sound editing in my "review" of Gravity, but if I didn't, I'm just gonna say that I totally agree with you on that Beamer. It was probably one of my favourite aspects of the film, and that's saying a lot.
If I did mention it, feel free to not read this last part. Or unread it. Whatever.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #475 on: 04-06-2014 07:24 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2014 08:06 »

Cap'n Murica Duex

Well that was a lot of fun!

 big grin

A

Edit: Because I feel like I didn't express properly that I did in fact have a good time.
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #476 on: 04-06-2014 07:31 »

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Well that was a lot of fun.

Unlike Iron Man 3 and Thor 2, this felt much more tied in with the Avengers (In that it had quite a few returning characters). There were a lot of twists and crazy stuff going on, and the ending was pretty awesome.

but otherwise this was a solid sequel.
~FazeShift~

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DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #477 on: 04-06-2014 21:33 »

Muppets: Most Wanted
Worthy sequel, good laughs and nice to see Dublin up on the big screen.
And there was a bonus Monsters Inc. short before it, score!
B+

Headhunters (Hodejegerne)
Norwegian film about a art thief who is also a headhunter that looks for CEOs for big companies. He steals art with an accomplice to keep his hot wife happy, but when he steals from Jaime Lannister from GoT, things take a turn for the worse...
Great chase movie with some excellent action setpieces.
B+
Meerkat54

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #478 on: 04-07-2014 22:25 »

We're probably going to go to Doncaster in the next few days, but if we go to see a movie there's not an awful lot of variety as most of it is kid's stuff.

But judging from the reviews in this thread and from what's currently playing in the cinema, the options are:

The Lego Movie
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Divergent
The Monuments Men
Need for speed

or
Noah

Any ideas?
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #479 on: 04-07-2014 22:30 »
« Last Edit on: 04-07-2014 22:34 »

From what I hear, The Lego Movie, Captain America, and Noah are your best bets. All have gotten their fair share of critical acclaim.

I've heard Divergent and Need For Speed are turds, and that while The Monuments Men is decent, it's pretty boring and not as good as it could be.

The age group of the people with you should probably decide which you see. The Lego Movie is supposedly excellent for all ages, Captain America is a safe bet for young adults or older (I hear it's one of the darkest Marvel outings so far, unlike the first one), and Noah is a very dark violent movie that features an original moralistic take on a biblical tale...so probably a bit too challenging for most younger folks.
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