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#4861 EdRyder

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

3D aint going anywhere. Almost every Waner Bros picture in 2013 will be in 3D

Hobbit 2 : (The Desolation of Smaug)
300 part 2 (w/e the frak they're callin that)
Man of Steel , Jack the Giant Slayer ,The seventh Son . .. etc etc 3D 3D 3D 3D. (Not endorsing this , just sayin its here to stay)

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

I would put the 3D in The Hobbit on par with Avatar, it is extraordinary.


I saw it in 2D and will admit that I regret not seeing it in 3D. The last hour of the film has to look out of control in 3D. All I kept thinking was, why didn't I see this in 3D?

I just found out that one of the theaters near me added 3D and 48 FPS so I probably will go see it again this week. They must have just been added to the list because like two weeks ago there wasn't any theaters in the Raleigh area that there going to show the movie in 48 FPS. The closest one was going to be an hour and a half away.

Overall I thought the last hour and a half was excellent, but the first hour dragged. Hopefully subsequent movies are a little crisper.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

Question for anybody that has seen The Hobbit. How long was the whole movie experience? What I mean is after all the previews and the film how much time did it take. I want to go tomorrow and see a 11:45 showing of it but I have to be back at home by 3:05 to pick up my son from school. I would say I would need at least 25 minutes of drive time between the movie ending and picking up my son.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

Saw Hobbit in HFR 3D. Gave me a headache, and I felt like everyone was moving in fast forward for awhile. Looked fantastic, but headache and fast forward effect both made me wonder if it was worth it.

The movie was completely absurd. I used to complain about films like "Wanted" because they're essentially completely unfathomable, but this movie was just unbelievable nonsense after unbelievable nonsense for 3 hours straight. By the end I didn't care at all if anyone lived or died - the exact opposite of "Fellowship of the Ring" which had some real drama towards the end that made the whole thing feel REAL. This had a suggestion of drama that didn't deliver at all. I guess in that way I was really disappointed.

Note that I don't usually have any issues with 3D movies or IMAX 3D. Very happy that the HFR 3D didn't have an extra surcharge like IMAX does!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

Question for anybody that has seen The Hobbit. How long was the whole movie experience? What I mean is after all the previews and the film how much time did it take. I want to go tomorrow and see a 11:45 showing of it but I have to be back at home by 3:05 to pick up my son from school. I would say I would need at least 25 minutes of drive time between the movie ending and picking up my son.


I'd be close. It was just shy of 3 hours with the previews (like 2 hours and 50 minutes).

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

Finally saw the Expendables and man was it as violent as all of their respective movies put together. Obviously the story was crap, because if it was better this could've been two hours long rather than the 90 minutes. I guess I'm satisfied with it as along it's a gore fest where every star had a chance to shine.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

really enojoyed TED this weekend. really did not enjoy BATMAN last weekend. worst batman by far (of the recent trilogy)

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

Watched Ted the other day too. It was ok, but both my girlfriend and I were expecting it to be funnier than it was.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

Finally saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend. Sean Connery is looking good for his age.

Am I the only one that didn't really care for Batman Begins? My ranking of the Nolan trillogy:

1. TDK
2. TDKR
3. BB

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

21 Jump Street. WAY better than I thought it would be... which isn't saying much but still. Probably near the top of the "cheesy semi-serious TV show that was actually cool for its time remade into a not-so-serious movie" list.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

The Hobbit 3D 48FPS

Saw it yesterday, thought it was good but nothing overly amazing. It really made me think how good the LOTR trilogy is actually. I know its only the first film so theres alot of setting up so I hope the next two are better.

Regarding 48FPS the first five minutes were a little weird, slight character movements looked off (like they were sped up obviously). But I got used to it quickly. My biggest complaint is just how 48FPS made everything look fake, the sets, CGI etc just looked like a movie, which obviously isn't good and everything was too bright.

As I work in a cinema I might pop into the 2D screening if I can and see how that compares.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

Finally saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend. Sean Connery is looking good for his age.

Am I the only one that didn't really care for Batman Begins? My ranking of the Nolan trillogy:

1. TDK
2. TDKR
3. BB


yea for me i think its:

1.BB
2.TDK
3.TDKR

(BB and TDK were close and both really good imo, TDKR was bad. spiderman bad imo)

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

The Hobbit - loved it
I always thought the LOTR trilogy was overrated but enjoyed The Hobbit.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

Hobbit 2D. I thought the movie was good, just for me there was too much noticeable CG in it. It kinda took away from the realness of the movies.

The Princess Bride- I never seen this movie before oddly. It's really good, and it's very witty and fun. I loved it. I was expecting a meh chick flick by the title but rest assured, I came out loving it. Plus it has Andre The Giant.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

Hobbit 2D. I thought the movie was good, just for me there was too much noticeable CG in it. It kinda took away from the realness of the movies.

That stinks, so is there a consensus on the 2D Hobbit vs the 3D 48fps yet?
I'm certainly only going to get to see it once in the theater so I'd appreciate the feedback.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

That stinks, so is there a consensus on the 2D Hobbit vs the 3D 48fps yet?
I'm certainly only going to get to see it once in the theater so I'd appreciate the feedback.


I saw it in 3D and thought the CGI was amazing.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

Brave.

Didn't care for it at all. Definitely my least favorite Pixar movie (have seen all of them but the Cars movies I think).

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

Going to watch hobbit tonight. Sounds like I should watch the 3d version but my wife gets sick sometimes watching that shit so I'll probably watch the regular one.

Hunger on netflix. its OK. Fast forwarded it a couple times. Basically survival in a well.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:13 AM

Saw a couple movies on the plane.

Bully- Good and somewhat infuriating (not the movie but the situation)

Breakfast at Tiffany's- I understand this is a classic. Now answer me this. Holly is meant to be unlikable right? I mean there are so many situations where I wonder why the main man even cares to stick around. The main guy has that decorator/agent lady why? Is there something going on between them other than business? Loved the cat. I enjoyed the majority of the movie after what seemed like a slow and unfunny start (asian neighbor is terrible).

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:20 AM

The Hobbit - I went in with really low expectations. I love the source material and was pissed that they were splitting the book into three movies. I was really surprised how lovingly Jackson handled this movie and I'm now really excited to see the second one.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:41 AM

Total Recall (remake)- Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. There was a lot of really fun nods to the original and they did a really good job of creating a very interesting future world. Lots of fun action sequences also. Overall I'd definitely recommend at least giving it a shot if you like action movies.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:46 AM

Total Recall (remake)- Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. There was a lot of really fun nods to the original and they did a really good job of creating a very interesting future world. Lots of fun action sequences also. Overall I'd definitely recommend at least giving it a shot if you like action movies.


I enjoyed it as well. People automatically say remakes suck though without giving them a chance, and even when they do they pretend the original is a masterpiece.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:52 AM

Nice. I was planning on checking it out. The original was a comedic masterpiece like all of Arnold's movies. Only Commando was more over the top.:D

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:53 AM

I enjoyed it as well. People automatically say remakes suck though without giving them a chance, and even when they do they pretend the original is a masterpiece.


Both the original and the remake are, for the most part, cliche reflections of movies/themes of their respective times. Granted, the original has a slightly more original look to it.

Nice. I was planning on checking it out. The original was a comedic masterpiece like all of Arnold's movies. Only Commando was more over the top.:D


This one plays it a little more seriously and unfortunately I was disappointed to find out there's no "See you at the party, Rictor" in this one...

Actually, I think I just realized there is a nod to that scene now that I think about it. Definitely not as good as that one though.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:05 AM

Oh God, that line is the greatest. Even better than yelling "SCREW YOOOOU!" as Arnold kills someone with a giant drill.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:53 AM

The Watch - I enjoyed it, but wasn't expecting much. It won't change your life, but it might entertain you.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - It was ok, I had read most of the book before I missplaced it. It's different from the book.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

The Hobbit in HFR 3D.

I liked the movie a lot, but probably a tad less than I was expecting. From Rivendell on it was mostly great, before that it drug some and got a little too silly at times (Trolls etc.). Riddles in the Dark scene was great, battle with the Goblins was great as well--though the Great Goblin was kind of lame.

I guess my main gripe/nitpick is I was hoping that with all the additions the tone would be more similar to the LOTR movies, rather than being more light hearted like the children's book it's based on. But they went with kind of a weird mix of being pretty kiddy in places, then having beheadings in the next scene etc. so the tone felt kind of off/mixed. But again, I still enjoyed it and need to see it again.

As for the 48FPS 3D, I wasn't a big fan. On the one hand I liked how it made the 3D look clearer, rather than dim and a bit blurry like I find most 3D. But on the other hand I felt like the movie was in slight fast forward the whole time (especially wide panning shots or someone walking--like Bilbo through Bag End in the beginning). I also felt it made a lot of sets/special effects seem fake--though I'll need to watch in 2D to see if it was the HFR/3D causing that for me. But I'm guessing it is just a result of the added clarity from the HFR. So I found that distracting and need to go see it again in 2D--and I'll most likely just see the next 2 in 2D.

Nitpicks aside, I'm really looking forward to the next 2. This one really picked up after Rivendale, and I'm guessing the next 2 will continue that with Smaug's attack, the stuff they've added with Azog continuing, the white council attacking Dol Goldur, the Battle of Five Armies etc. Lot's to look forward to now that the characters are introduced and the story set up.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

Saw a couple movies on the plane.

Bully- Good and somewhat infuriating (not the movie but the situation)

Breakfast at Tiffany's- I understand this is a classic. Now answer me this. Holly is meant to be unlikable right? I mean there are so many situations where I wonder why the main man even cares to stick around. The main guy has that decorator/agent lady why? Is there something going on between them other than business? Loved the cat. I enjoyed the majority of the movie after what seemed like a slow and unfunny start (asian neighbor is terrible).


Mickey Rooney as the Asian neighbor was the height of racist hilarity. It's like a facepalm beginning to end with that character.

And Holly Golightly was supposed to be unlikable - she was trying to find herself but battling between her materialistic "this is what makes me happy" and the real happiness she wanted with Hannibal. It's a great role and a great character - too many romantic movies today make both characters some perfect, lovable types... the best show real characters that you fall in love with whether you like it or not. Hannibal didn't want to get dragged into Holly's craziness, but he did anyway.

Audrey Hepburn is freaking gorgeous, too. That's a movie star, people!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

I enjoyed it as well. People automatically say remakes suck though without giving them a chance, and even when they do they pretend the original is a masterpiece.


I gave it a chance and it sucked. Completely forgettable because it makes the future look exactly like everybody else's gritty technofuture. I wish we could delete Blade Runner from the lexicon so everybody would be forced to come up with their own visions instead of just copying Ridley Scott.

By way of comparison, the original TR was its own movie. It didn't look or feel like anything else, so it stuck with you. Guy in a stomach? Arnold's head exploding? Sharon Stone? Cabby with a wierd arm? Three boobs? Lots of stuff to remember from the original, almost nothing from the remake.

And Colin Farrell is deathly boring as the generic hero. give him a personality like in In Bruges or Minority Report!

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:09 AM

just watched Equilibrium for the first time. Why have I never seen this before? It was pretty damn awesome.