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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2014, 04:57:26 AM »
Movies watched in September:

The Counselor 3/5
Waxwork 3.5/5
Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist 3.5/5
Maps to the Stars 4/5
Stoker 2.5/5
Before Sunrise 3.5/5
A Dangerous Method 3.5/5
Night Catches Us 4/5
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th 4/5
Coherence 4/5
The One I Love 3.5/5
The Rover 3/5
The Cheshire Murders 3.5/5
Life Itself 4.5/5
Whitewash 3/5
Silent House 3.5/5
Black Rock 2/5
Edge of Tomorrow 4/5
House of 1000 Corpses 3/5
Rob the Mob 3.5/5
100 Bloody Acres 3/5
The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears 2.5/5
Night Moves 3/5
Murder Party 3/5
The Heat 1.5/5

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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2014, 08:14:54 PM »
the new dumb & dumber looks horrible beyond words ugghhh

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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2014, 06:36:45 PM »
the new dumb & dumber looks horrible beyond words ugghhh
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kinda weird how the earth continues to spin on its axis and everything eventually dies even when you don't want it to dang


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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2014, 02:24:47 PM »
Wow, hilarious!

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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2014, 03:03:43 PM »
not cool ponyboy. that ain't golden at all
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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2014, 04:19:14 PM »
welp, brian...

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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2014, 04:25:27 PM »
Finally getting to see Elysium and am loving it and thought it would be important (somewhat, superficially) to explain why. South African writer / director Neil Blomkamp is one of the very few didactic filmmakers out there. I, myself, am a didactic writer. For those unaware, didactic literature or art is made for the purpose of teaching or imparting a philosophy, social code, or ideal (thats my summary without looking at wikipedia). Edgar Allen Poe, while I love him, is famous for a specific critical essay denouncing didactic writers and basically saying it doesn't belong in the fiction realm. Its also important to note that while some literature /movies do impart certain metaphors, such as may be found in many Scorcese films, it doesn't necessarily make it didactic in the sense said view points are often a superfulous or extended view of the artist and imbeded into the art through the artists culture, personal philosophies, popular ideals but are not important in any way to the story. To juxtapose a didactic film versus one that is close but not quite, i would say look at Apocalypse Now versus Taxi Driver. now this is an easy example since Apocalypse Now is basically Vietnam Heart of Darkness, which was a book with a specific point to make that was explained via metaphor, analogy, and plot. Why many disagree with the didactic approach is that the first keys to a good story, a really good story, should not be broad or built upon ideals, but upon individuals, characterization, and the conflict (plot) therein. I often struggle with these distinctions and was criticized very heavily at Georgia State University for building my story upon certain things I wanted to impart *first* with the rest built around that. For those who made it this far, its actually really wicked cool considering the kind of media we have today and for other writers to understand what they and other artist may or may not be saying

additional movie schtuff: finally saw the following too
Edge of Tomorrow : 3/5... as much as i want to dislike tom cruise movies he usually does a decent if not good job and here he was perfect. pacing was perfect. the only other "groundhog day" (read: twilight zone original) idea done well and for its purpose, was executed flawlessly. i would give it a 4/5 except that it doesn't have the re-watchability that groundhog day did, but as far as craft goes, may even be better

Guardians of the Galaxy - 3.5/5, We are Groot (need i say more?)

X-men days of future past: 2.5/5,  good script, bad direction. pacing was all wrong and lack of good film score
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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2014, 10:47:52 PM »
To try and not give too much away, so Interstellar has the usual Nolan flaws/heavy exposition which I'm not a fan of. Looks phenomenal (though I don't give a shit about the first act, it's all about space nigga). My main problem with the movie is when [actor] shows up. Really unnecessary how it unfolds. Some bizarre character decisions.

Definitely a fun experience though.

[spoiler]Also, we need spoiler tags.[/spoiler]

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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2014, 09:01:14 AM »
we made a valiant effort to watch as many horror movies in October as we could, but most were super boring (we tried to go through the old classics). Pretty sure we're gonna watch hella Harry Potter in November with SNUGGLES AND CIDER I can't wait.

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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2014, 07:58:42 PM »
I just got back from seeing Gone Girl. It was the first movie I've seen in a theater in a year. I thought it was pretty good. Has anyone else seen it? Everyone is really good in it, even Tyler Perry. Neil Patrick Harris was very good in it. I would have liked a little more back story on his character. The overall story was more interesting than I thought it would be.
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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2014, 04:17:26 PM »
To try and not give too much away, so Interstellar has the usual Nolan flaws/heavy exposition which I'm not a fan of. Looks phenomenal (though I don't give a shit about the first act, it's all about space nigga). My main problem with the movie is when [actor] shows up. Really unnecessary how it unfolds. Some bizarre character decisions.

Definitely a fun experience though.

[spoiler]Also, we need spoiler tags.[/spoiler]

as more of nolan fan from the Following and Memento days (no seriously, and i saw dark knight having only seen 20 minutes of batman begins because i thought it just wasn't that interesting [at that time, which was a bad time to watch it] ) do you recommend theater or torrent?
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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2014, 04:30:21 PM »
IMAX. Almost half the movie was shot in 70mm.

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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2014, 02:54:52 AM »
So I completely hated The Guest.

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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2014, 06:18:34 PM »
Watched Buzzard and Nothing Bad Can Happen today. Easily two of my favorite movies of the year so far. The Buzzard trailer doesn't do it justice and I think the board would like it a lot. Nothing Bad Can Happen is a bit more dense but it's really good.





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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2015, 03:20:50 PM »
I've watched Nightcrawler, Boyhood, and The Interview this past week. I enjoyed all 3 but Nightcrawler was my favorite of the 3. It reminds me a lot of Taxi Driver which is one of my favorite movies. I'm going to do tweek Brett's thing and assign a grade.

Nightcrawler: A
Boyhood: A-
The Interview: B- (context had an effect on how enjoyable it was; if Kim Jong Un and North Korea wouldn't have made such a fuss, I would have probably given it a C+. Him being mocked in the movie was more worthwhile)
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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2015, 12:56:44 AM »
Was gonna post my December movies but realized I haven't posted my list since September. So...


December:

The Interview 3/5
Ape 3.5/5
Nebraska 2/5
Gone Girl 3/5
Starred Up 3.5/5
The Skeleton Twins 3.5/5
22 Jump Street 4/5
21 Jump Street 3.5/5
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger 3/5
Choke 1/5
The Phantom Tollbooth 3/5
Last Action Hero 4/5
Wanderlust 3/5

+ A bunch of Christmas movies but I'm not keeping track of that shit. But I think I finally convinced my mother that Die Hard is a Christmas movie.


November:

American Splendor 4.5/5 (rewatch)
Permanent Midnight 2/5
Persona 5/5 (rewatch)
The Dog 4/5
Nothing Bad Can Happen 4.5/5
Buzzard 4/5
A Simple Plan 3.5/5
Alive Inside 3/5
Olive Kitteridge 4/5
Hello Ladies: The Movie 2.5/5
Housebound 3/5
Starry Eyes 3.5/5
The Guest 1.5/5 (hated this shit)
Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home 3.5/5
Lost for Life 2.5/5
Altman 3.5/5
Boyhood 3.5/5
Afternoon Delight 3.5/5
Listen Up Philip 4/5
Interstellar 3.5/5



October:

The Dead Zone 3.5/5
In The Mouth of Madness 4/5
The Night Flier 3.5/5
The Blood Spattered Bride 3/5
Horns 3/5
The ABCs of Death 2 2.5/5
The Deadly Spawn 3/5
The Legend of Hell House 3.5/5
Hatchet II 2.5/5
Fire Walk With Me 4/5
A Lizard in a Woman's Skin 3.5/5
WNUF Halloween Special 3.5/5
In Her Skin 2/5
The Woman (2011) 4/5
House on the Edge of the Park 4/5
Tragic Ceremony 1.5/5
Tsigoineruwaizen 4.5/5
Honeymoon 3.5/5
In Their Sleep 2/5
Open Windows 0.5/5
Society 4.5/5
The Loved Ones 4/5
Don't Go in the House 3.5/5
The Town That Dreaded Sundown 3/5
Razorback 3/5
The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh 3/5
The Perfect Host 2.5/5
American Mary 2.5/5
Entrance 3/5
V/H/S: Viral 2/5
The Night of the Hunter 4/5
Livide 4/5
Chasing Sleep 2.5/5
La Vie Nouvelle 3.5/5
The Kindred 4/5
Angst 4.5/5
Sauna 2/5
Cemetery Man 4/5
Rituals 5/5
Martin 3.5/5
Motel Hell 3.5/5

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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2015, 06:50:46 AM »
we watched the interview last night. meh. it was alright.

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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2015, 06:57:21 AM »
we watched the interview last night. meh. it was alright.

agree, it was no pineapple express.

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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2015, 07:53:50 AM »
Everyone should see Nightcrawler. It's pretty damn good. Boyhood was good but isn't something I'd watch again. It did a great job of portraying family. If you have 3 hours to sit and watch it, I think it's worth it. I think it's really cool how it was made over 12 years so there was no need for artificial aging or different actors.
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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2015, 10:10:45 PM »
American Sniper: C (good performance by Bradley Cooper but otherwise a boring movie; the Hurt Locker did a better job of conveying the themes in American Sniper)
Birdman: A- (very good and original; I didn't care for the ending but that's okay)
Foxcatcher: A (amazing performances by all; it is a shame it didn't get an Oscar nomination for best picture as I think it's the best film of 2014; highly recommended.)
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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2015, 12:27:04 AM »
Movies watched in January:

Putney Swope 5/5
O.C. and Stiggs 2/5
Foxcatcher 2/5
Predestination 3/5
Frank 3.5/5
[REC]⁴ Apocalypse 1.5/5
American Sniper 1/5
A Most Violent Year 3.5/5
John Wick 3.5/5
Video Games: The Movie 0.5/5
Birdman 3/5
The King of Comedy 3/5
Miami Vice 3/5
Whiplash 4.5/5
Burn After Reading 3.5/5 (rewatch)
Inherent Vice 4.5/5
The Hangover Part III 1/5
Taking Woodstock 2.5/5
Smoke 3/5
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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2015, 07:17:29 PM »
I thought you'd like Foxcatcher more than you did. I need to check out Whiplash, A Most Violent Year, and finish Inherent Vice. I am about halfway through. Amanda thought it was boring so I switched it to Selma.

Selma: B-
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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2015, 10:06:54 PM »
i watched all 8 harry potters this month, A++++


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Re: General Movie Thread
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2015, 08:17:25 AM »
I wish I had more time to sit down and focus on a movie, but usually I just watch a familiar movie when I'm falling asleep. That said, here are the ones I've seen lately:

The Zero Theorem 4.5/5
Big Eyes 3.5/5 (Comparing his role here vs Zero Theorem really solidified how fantastic of an actor he is)
Frank 4/5
The Interview 2.5/5
Robot and Frank 4/5
St. Vincent 3.5/5
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies 4/5
Only Lovers Left Alive 4/5
The Obvious Child 4/5

I'm bad at rating movies. I either love most things or I carefully select movies that I'm sure I'll like. On my to-watch list: Enemy, Spring Breakers, Inherent Vice, and Under The Skin.
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