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Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #440 on: 06-15-2017 23:33 »

Just watching it on DVD, so I feel the need to state the obvious:

Young Frankenstein
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- If you know the movie, you will know why this rating was given.
- If you do not know the movie, watch it, and THEN you will know why this rating was given.
- if you know this movie and want a lower rating, you are a vile creature, unworthy to roam the depths of the internet.
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« Reply #441 on: 06-16-2017 00:03 »


big grin

I picked it up on disc last year but haven't played it, yet.  Seeing Young Frankenstein in the cinema during opening week is a memory indelibly etched in my mind.

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« Reply #442 on: 06-16-2017 00:06 »


big grin

Seeing Young Frankenstein in the cinema during opening week is a memory indelibly etched in my mind.


I admit to a polite jealousy, you bloody [censored] big grin wink
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« Reply #443 on: 06-16-2017 01:17 »


smile

I had not known going in that it had been filmed in black and white.  But that format suits the film perfectly.

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« Reply #444 on: 06-16-2017 02:47 »

Didn't it suit them all back then?
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #445 on: 06-16-2017 21:35 »

Didn't it suit them all back then?

Tachyon and I were there when movies were acutally invented (we called them "Moving Woodcuts" by the time of their release). Yet, when "Young Frankenstein" saw its premiere, most movies were already in colour (and an even larger percentage had sound).
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #446 on: 06-24-2017 18:16 »

Another need to state the obvious
Galaxy Quest
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THIS movie is THE prime example how a good parody is done.
Despite all the goofiness, the main plot was handled serious, the characters were real persons with credible motivations, and - most of all - even in ridicule, the movie took a deep and most respectful bow towards the original.
(The last thing is acutally my problem with "No where fan has gone before". Despite being able to field nearly the whole iconic Star Trek cast, I missed appropriate "paying the enormous respect where it is due" scenes. In EVERY confrontation, Groening/Cohen let their characters get the upper hand, therefore constantly putting them above the Star Trek chars. )
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« Reply #447 on: 06-24-2017 22:59 »


Double thumbs-up agreement on the A for Galaxy Quest.  I watched both it and Independence Day earlier this year, and discovered that my memory was faulty: Bill Pullman does not use the callsign "Eagle Five" in both films: in the latter he does say "Eagle One", as one would expect from the President.  I still love both these movies.

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« Reply #448 on: 07-01-2017 03:54 »

I saw Baby Driver earlier today and really enjoyed it. The lead actor was great and the big name celebs did a good job taking the back seat (teehee)
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« Reply #449 on: 07-01-2017 06:50 »

I just watched The Nightmare Before Christmas the other day and thats a classic, B I guess.

Theres this pretty cool lil snitbit of info I found out. Theres this theory out there that Tim Burton made a series in reverse chronological order. Which makes sense because when you watch them it makes one giant movie, the order goes like this:
Frankenweenie (2012)
Corpse Bride (2005)
The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)
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« Reply #450 on: 07-08-2017 08:40 »

Got back from Spider-Man: Homecoming

Really fun movie. Tom Holland kills it as Peter Parker yet again and it didn't turn into an Iron Man movie like I was sort of expecting it to. You kind of get the impression that he's still inexperienced because he actually struggles a fair bit which is refreshing.

Now, I'd just like to say that Vulture was an amazing villain. He was scary, deadly and had realistic motives.


I liked how they finally acknowledged how ineffective Spider-Man would be without tall buildings as well. Seeing him sprint across the golf course was priceless. laff
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« Reply #451 on: 07-08-2017 15:49 »

I've been wanting to see that, I really wasn't too sure how Holland would execute the part but I'll take you're word for it
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« Reply #452 on: 07-09-2017 02:17 »

He believes you are the word to trust UrL!
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« Reply #453 on: 07-09-2017 05:03 »

I really wasn't too sure how Holland would execute the part but I'll take you're word for it

Did you see Captain America: Civil War? Because I don't think anyone was doubting him after that.

That kind of reminds me, it's probably not quite as accessible as the previous Spider-Man films due to its delicate position in the MCU, although that's basically a given at this stage.

None of the comic book movies have disappointed so far this year. Let's hope the remaining two (?) can continue the trend.
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« Reply #454 on: 07-09-2017 07:05 »
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No I haven't seen captain America Civil War yet, I heard great reviews but I have to say I'm not too big on alternating actors for Spider-Man nor introducing him into the Avengers.

I preferred him as a solo superhero honestly, but who knows? I could be entirely wrong and love it as much as everyone else

edit: also not too sure how I feel about a portrayal of a much younger spider-man, even though thats how hes originally portrayed in the comics
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« Reply #455 on: 07-09-2017 22:55 »



Now, I'd just like to say that Vulture was an amazing villain. He was scary, deadly and had realistic motives.



Agreed, I was a little nervous going in because I always thought the vulture was kind of a shitty villain, but Keaton dominated that role

also

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« Reply #456 on: 07-09-2017 22:57 »

I saw Homecoming on Thursday night. It was pretty good, miles better than those shitty Andrew Garfield movies, but nothing can ever top the original 3 Tobey Maguire films, for me.

Vulture was a fantastic villain, and I, too, was glad it didn't turn into an Iron Man-fest, as the trailers suggest. Loved seeing Donald Glover, Michael Mando & Kenneth Choi. Cool that Mando is pretty much


I'm surprised the SJW's haven't kicked off about how every single scene with Aunt May involves someone commenting on how attractive she is. Literally. It's brought up in practically every single scene she's in.
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« Reply #457 on: 07-11-2017 08:24 »

Which is weird since nobody in the movies should know that Aunt May is typically meant to be an old lady.
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« Reply #458 on: 07-12-2017 03:23 »

Transformers: The Last Knight

My girlfriend dragged me to this movie.  I seriously considered ending it with her when she said she enjoyed it.  I don't know if it was the stupidest movie I've ever seen, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was.  The guy continuously hocking up phlegm and checking his cell phone in the seat next to me was the only thing more annoying than the movie.

Also,

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« Reply #459 on: 07-12-2017 06:04 »
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So I should not see it?  Does that mean you've saved my life?

Also how does this Knight thing compare with the Crystal Skulls I've heard oft about?

Also, FUCK the police.
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« Reply #460 on: 07-13-2017 21:01 »
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I'm surprised the SJW's haven't kicked off about how every single scene with Aunt May involves someone commenting on how attractive she is. Literally. It's brought up in practically every single scene she's in.

So, it seems they wanted to make sure EVERYONE noticed their groundbreaking novelty of making Mary an attractive, middle-aged woman?
Kinda reminds me of Doc Who Season 8 premiere, when half of the dialoges were about the Doctor no longer being a dashing young man, but the fangirls should still stay with the show. (Nearly the other half were the constant reminders how progressive they are "Hey, look...those are two women. And the are MARRIED!. Look. Two women. Married. Hey, did we already tell you we had two married women???"). The meager rest was Strax delivering great scenes, but it seems they wanted to have him of out the picture. Because...you know...the focus should be reserved for those two women. Guess what: THEY ARE MARRIED!!! ISN'T THAT GREAT!!!!
(In case it was too subtle: I do not really appreciate Moffats habit of overpointing certain themes and running them basically to death wink Especially when the theme is not THAT complicated, and can be understood by the first time it is mentioned. )
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« Reply #461 on: 07-13-2017 22:06 »

Thanks for explaining what you meant.  It was a little difficult to ascertain what you were stating at first, so I suppose your power at expressing ideas in a subtle manner is quite excellent.  I think I agree with your position as well.  If the writers and director(s) don't let me know what I should be feeling, I get stressed out because it feels like work when I have to figure out why they produced the stories.
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« Reply #462 on: 07-13-2017 23:15 »

Part of my motivation was my second viewing of Doctor Who, Season 8.
It did not really age well for me...
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« Reply #463 on: 07-13-2017 23:40 »

Yeah, the 8th Doctor is really great.  He might be my favorite time lord after the Master. smile
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« Reply #464 on: 07-15-2017 19:11 »
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Yeah, the 8th Doctor is really great.  He might be my favorite time lord after the Master. smile

Erm...do you mean the 8th Doctor (as portayed by Paul McGann), or actually the "8th season Doctor" (Capaldi) ?
Personal opinion: Acting wise, Capaldi was one of the greatest Doctors (Smith's Goofiness was a tad too much for my taste). Unfortunately, Capaldi had to act under Moffat, who often saw the Doctor as a mere tool to worship his own creation Clara like some needy little fanboy.
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« Reply #465 on: 07-15-2017 19:37 »

I meant Paul McGann of course.  Very lengthy career as 8th Doctor! big grin
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« Reply #466 on: 07-15-2017 20:40 »

I meant Paul McGann of course.  Very lengthy career as 8th Doctor! big grin

When counting the audio dramas, one could say he had quite a run smile
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« Reply #467 on: 07-15-2017 20:46 »

And also the movie, which for some reason was set in L.A.  But also the Master, he great!  big grin
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« Reply #468 on: 07-17-2017 15:58 »

Disappointed in the lack of Baby Driver talk in here. Very good, very Edgar Wright movie.

Guardians of the Galaxio Vol. Dos was cool, one of my friends did VFX on it and I saw her name in the credits which was kinda cool and whatever.

Haven't seen Spider-Man yet but Joel said it's the second best Spidey movie behind Tobey Spidey 2 so that's encouraging.

Also, speaking of Edgar Wright movies: There's a cinema in Sydney that's playing the Cornetto trilogy in September and I'm totally going to it and it's gonna be the best.
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« Reply #469 on: 07-17-2017 20:05 »

Haven't seen Spider-Man yet but Joel said it's the second best Spidey movie behind Tobey Spidey 2 so that's encouraging.

Just saw it last night and can confirm that it is absolutely delightful--I daresay better than any of the Raimi films--and quite possibly my favorite of the Marvel Universe entries (with the possible exception of the second Thor movie, which for some reason charms me to no end).

Homecoming is also one of the few comic book movies I've encountered whose absurdly overlong run-time doesn't feel like sort of a slog (I'm lookin' at you, Age of Ultron and Civil War--and especially you, Batman Vs. Superman). I felt similarly about Wonder Woman, actually--my attention never lagged, as it is wont to do in most movies of the action/adventure genre.

It is definitely worth noting that I am probably not the ideal audience for any comic book movie, as my favorite parts of such films tend to involve the small human moments and meaningful character interactions, and the actual battle scenes I could take or leave (this is probably one of the reasons I loved Logan so goddamn much). And Homecoming is basically a coming-of-age story (as most cinematic incarnations of Spiderman tend to be) emphasizing Peter's relationship with his friends and family and NYC as a whole, with a few really cool Must Save the World moments thrown in--so I just ate that stuff right up.
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« Reply #470 on: 07-17-2017 21:08 »
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Did you ever see Super?

Edit: I just watched Logan (yes, in between the edit), and I liked it for the same reasons.  The story doesn't make any sense what so-ever, but the balance of displaying individuals in real human ways (for the most part), and that was pretty nice.  That said, the movie was really depressing, and I was in a poor mood after viewing it; I probably shouldn't watch movies, read books, or see plays, they all seem to stimulate my mind too much causing euphoria, manic depression and alterations in behavior.
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« Reply #471 on: 08-09-2017 22:26 »

Alien: Covenant

Great movie!
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« Reply #472 on: 08-09-2017 22:48 »


When did you see it, winna?  And what did you especially like about it?  It garnered nearly universal poor reviews, which would not necessarily dissuade me from watching it, but my brother told me that it was terrible which was enough for me.  For background, he was visiting with me in Rhode Island when Alien premiered and we were both freaked out and simultaneously in love with it.

Given that I am both a glutton for abuse and a fan of the franchise, I bopped over to Amazon the other day and put it on my wish list, and will buy it if the price comes down far enough.

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« Reply #473 on: 08-09-2017 22:50 »

Films I done gone seen recently:

Dunkirk - 10/10 (saw it twice!)

Atomic Blonde - 6/10

Baby Driver - 8/10
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« Reply #474 on: 08-09-2017 23:21 »

I watched it just now; all of the reviews are most likely correct though--large portions of the movie are illogical, and it doesn't fit in with Alien well.

However, it is a pretty movie, much like Prometheus was.  I suppose the gore is interesting, but it feels more like a psychological thriller.

If you enjoyed Prometheus some how, then this is more of the same.  It's artistic, but you can't go in expecting everything makes sense.  Furthermore, most of the illogic could hypothetically be attributable to the fact that most humans are illogical, which also seems to be an underlying theme in the movie.
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« Reply #475 on: 08-10-2017 00:40 »


Thanks for the feedback smile

On one hand, Prometheus absolutely drove me nutz because it *could* have been a brilliant film and taken its place as one of the star movies of the franchise.

On the other hand, a lot of it was great and I truly loved the Dr. Elizabeth Shaw character. smile

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- Independence Day Resurgence (DVD) - $13.00 (OK, that's cheap enough for me)
- Ghost in the Shell (2017) [Blu-ray] - $19.99
- Alien: Covenant [Blu-ray] - $19.96 (I'll wait for the price to drop after its release on the 15th)
- Arrival [Blu-ray] - $14.99
- Wonder Woman (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) (BD) - $24.99 (I'll wait a few months for this to come down)

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« Reply #476 on: 08-10-2017 02:22 »

Ghost in the Shell was great.  Total eye candy.

Shaw isn't in Alien:Covenant btw, I won't say more to that.  Other characters build on the role, but if you're looking for excellent literature Alien: Covenant greatly disappoints, but in a way also delivers; it seems to me that it's shooting for high art, with lofty moral questions, but is completely willing to sacrifice the details in favor of forcing its themes.  Why no one is wearing a space suit on an alien planet is a prime example.

That said, the whole movie is very much Prometheus 2; this is both a warning and a praise.  Whether that's actually worth money to you, or someone else, is purely subjective.  I watched it for free, and walked in with 0 expectations (though I suspected a high chance I would enjoy it, since I liked Prometheus).  I'd say it's worth a rent, but if I made financial decisions, I'd be happy to either own it or have seen it in the theaters.
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« Reply #477 on: 08-10-2017 02:34 »
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If any of you haven't seen Dunkirk in theaters yet, I highly recommend it. Possibly my favorite movie of the year so far, I may go see it again. Beautifully shot and riveting. Not really much else I could say about it other than don't miss it.

I also saw Spider-Man: Homecoming which was entertaining and fine, but not amazing. I'm definitely not one who would say I thought it was better than the Raimi films (especially not Spider-Man 2, which still holds up as one of the best superhero movies period and Homecoming doesn't even really come close to challenging it), but it fits snugly within the MCU, Michael Keaton is pretty good as the villain, and it's got a handful of genuine laughs even if I thought it was trying too hard to be funny a lot of the time. Even though I'm glad they didn't redo the origin story again, it just didn't feel enough like a traditional Spider-Man movie to me, which mainly came down to the high-tech suit he gets from Tony Stark which has features he spends more time using than his own superpowers. Still, if you're a Spider-Man fan and enjoy the MCU, it's definitely still worth seeing (it's obviously leagues above the two Andrew Garfield movies), I would just temper your expectations. Or maybe I'm just weird because everyone else seems to think this movie is the best thing since sliced bread.

Oh yeah, and way back I saw Baby Driver which was awesome and a contender for best of the year. So like...see that if you haven't yet as well. It's been a pretty good summer for movies.
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« Reply #478 on: 08-10-2017 08:05 »
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Saw Spider-Man Homecoming and honestly have about the same review as Josh. It really didn't hold up to my expectations and veered away from the authentic "spiderman aura" that I enjoy, especially in the Toby M films. I feel like they made him wayyyy too dependent on Iron Man in this film and he struggled to really develop his own character outside of fan-girling Stark and the avengers. It was a decent film, but I think they really undermined his character and took away from his "natural" abilities with some tech-suave suit. Great for younger audiences in my opinion. D




WonderWoman

I. Love. It

A+  Really fulfilling my need for a good, new superhero movie. There really hasn't been a good WonderWoman movie before this in my opinion. Something that I was really pleased with, besides the acting, casting, and plot, were the wardrobes of wonderwoman and the Amazons(?). Honestly, it was nice not having some big busty woman "fight" in skin tight spandex. She, as well as the Amazon army, had actual armor. They went through intense training before shooting the film and you can tell. They've got muscle, and the stunts and fight scenes were amazing. The actress who plays Wonderwoman, Gal, actually performed her own stunts too.

All I can say is there was a lot of effort put into the making of Wonderwoman and it really paid off, it was actually comedic, perfect amount of action, and wonderful character portrayals.
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« Reply #479 on: 08-10-2017 09:25 »
« Last Edit on: 08-10-2017 18:35 »


Just watched Deus Ex Machina

[edit] it's "Ex Machina", dammit, the 2014 film.  I just can't help thinking "Deus Ex Machina"

Above all else, it is creepy as fuck.  As in climb inside your mind creepy.  Good film.  At times I got the sense that it was almost trying too hard, but it works pretty well.

It makes you think about the implications of possibly developing a true AI, as I'm sure most of us have thought about at one time or another.

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