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#5341 thenexus6

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

Super 8 is better than Cowboys and Aliens; although I've only seen C&A once as it didn't really have an impression on me.

Watched Paranorman tonight - Liked it failed to see it in cinemas. Thought it may have been a little too scary for children?

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#5342 blindinglights

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:30 AM

Super 8 was awful. Boring story, annoying characters, terrible alien.

Not sure why it's being compared to Cowboys & Aliens, other than the fact they both have aliens, but I'd much rather watch that again than suffer through Super 8 one more time.
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#5343 moon_knight

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:41 AM

It feels like theres already been a disussion on nostalgia the movie. It was ok.



#5344 DestroVega

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:49 AM

Super 8 was awful. Boring story, annoying characters, terrible alien.

Not sure why it's being compared to Cowboys & Aliens, other than the fact they both have aliens, but I'd much rather watch that again than suffer through Super 8 one more time.


I only compared the two because they both have aliens shrouded in mystery and they both are intriguing films, then when it goes to the second act and you actually encounter the aliens it is terrible.

I loved JJ Abrahams' Star Trek, but all his other projects he develops are hype heavy with so little payoff it's a huge disappointment.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:00 AM

I only compared the two because they both have aliens shrouded in mystery and they both are intriguing films, then when it goes to the second act and you actually encounter the aliens it is terrible.

I loved JJ Abrahams' Star Trek, but all his other projects he develops are hype heavy with so little payoff it's a huge disappointment.


*insert Lost joke* but I do still love Super 8, even if others dont

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#5346 DestroVega

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:20 AM

*insert Lost joke* but I do still love Super 8, even if others dont


Most people seem to like it. Just wasn't for me.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:40 AM

Super 8 was awful. Boring story, annoying characters, terrible alien.

Not sure why it's being compared to Cowboys & Aliens, other than the fact they both have aliens, but I'd much rather watch that again than suffer through Super 8 one more time.


Remind me to never take any recommendation from you seriously. I'm all for one's opinion, but I don't see how you can call Super 8 awful yet willingly watch Cowboys & Aliens more than once.

I just finished watching V/H/S and well, it was, let's say weird. It was pretty bad, but in an entertaining way. It'd be a good movie to watch with friends, but not much more.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:20 AM

I only compared the two because they both have aliens shrouded in mystery and they both are intriguing films, then when it goes to the second act and you actually encounter the aliens it is terrible.

I loved JJ Abrahams' Star Trek, but all his other projects he develops are hype heavy with so little payoff it's a huge disappointment.


I don't know if you're talking about Super 8 or C&A, but I also thought Super 8 was great for the first half of the movie, after that it wasn't. Story & atmosphere went from 100 to 0.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:35 PM

I don't know if you're talking about Super 8 or C&A, but I also thought Super 8 was great for the first half of the movie, after that it wasn't. Story & atmosphere went from 100 to 0.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

I can't buy a story from any medium that has naive, stupid, little piece of shit kids as the main protagonists, and that's what Super 8 had. I was also thrown off by the odd pace of the film. It was like a slow train ride and then it just took off at full fucking speed. Not good.

After seeing it a second time, did we really need to have the alien shrouded in mystery? It seemed like ambiguity for the sake of ambiguity, and it added nothing to the film. At least in Cloverfield they manuevered around that because it was the whole shaky camera thing.

Anyway, I saw Blue Valentine. It was alright, I suppose.
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#5351 blindinglights

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

I'm all for one's opinion, but I'm not



Cowboys & Aliens is going to be bad. Just read the title, you know it will be. It has issues with dragging on, taking itself way to seriously, disappointing aliens (just like Super 8) among other things. However, when comparing the two...


I can't buy a story from any medium that has naive, stupid, little piece of shit kids as the main protagonists, and that's what Super 8 had.



Yeah. That's much more difficult to sit through, IMO.
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#5352 dmaul1114

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

I thought Super 8 was fairly entertaining. Not something I had much interest in watching again, but I enjoyed it the time I watched it.

Cowboys and Aliens I didn't care for much for the reasons blindinglights noted above. It was boring for long stretches and took itself far to seriously.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:03 PM

Cloverfeild was awesome just being in a packed theater to see it. I was totally shamed in the fact they got me to go, the movie is dreadful. But it sparked so much reaction from audience members I'm happy I went. One guy two rows in front of me jumped up and yelled "what the fuck" upon the roll of the credits, the audible groans were just awesome.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:11 AM

I can't buy a story from any medium that has naive, stupid, little piece of shit kids as the main protagonists, and that's what Super 8 had. I was also thrown off by the odd pace of the film. It was like a slow train ride and then it just took off at full fucking speed. Not good.

After seeing it a second time, did we really need to have the alien shrouded in mystery? It seemed like ambiguity for the sake of ambiguity, and it added nothing to the film. At least in Cloverfield they manuevered around that because it was the whole shaky camera thing.

Anyway, I saw Blue Valentine. It was alright, I suppose.

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#5355 J7.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:49 AM

I can't buy a story from any medium that has naive, stupid, little piece of shit kids as the main protagonists, and that's what Super 8 had. I was also thrown off by the odd pace of the film. It was like a slow train ride and then it just took off at full fucking speed. Not good.

After seeing it a second time, did we really need to have the alien shrouded in mystery? It seemed like ambiguity for the sake of ambiguity, and it added nothing to the film. At least in Cloverfield they manuevered around that because it was the whole shaky camera thing.

Anyway, I saw Blue Valentine. It was alright, I suppose.


One of the best parts of Super 8 was the fact that the alien was shrouded in mystery. Like not showing the shark in Jaws or the killer in a horror film. Perhaps when watching it a 2nd time that ambiguity becomes a negative.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

Star Wars Despecialized. Ok, this is pretty awesome. So much better quality than the laserdisc rip I had. I haven't done a side-by-side comparison but at the very least it is very close to the original movie. The only problem I had was that at one point in the movie the sound level dropped way down. I'm not sure if that's in the Despecialized edition or if it was an artifact of my converting the movie from MKV to an MP4 with Handbrake. I've since learned that I could have just sent the MKV over to the PS3 via PMS. I will try that. Although the 2+GB size MP4 looked damn good and it sure is way smaller....

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:42 PM

Watched Paranorman tonight - Liked it failed to see it in cinemas. Thought it may have been a little too scary for children?


I know the guys who made that. If you enjoyed it, check out Coraline. Also creepy/awesome. My kids loved it, a couple parts were a little scary for them, but they were cool. Do yourself a favor though, and check out a making-of video for Coraline. The amount of detail and art that goes in to stop motion is incredible.

The movie I just saw that surprised me, Two Days in New York. Chris Rock, small indie movie. Hilarious characters, just a few moments of cheese, and overwhelmingly a very good movie.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:21 PM

Red Dawn - The acting was cheesy and the writing was pretty bad, but the amount of action scenes kept me entertained. Keep in mind I haven't seen the original so I don't have a lot to compare this to.

House at the End of the Street - Pretty neat twist towards the end. Nothing groundbreaking, but worth a watch I'd say.

Exit Through the Gift Shop - I've become fascinated with documentaries lately, but even before that, this was always on my watch list. Finally got around to watching it last night and I wasn't disappointed. Really great stuff, especially if you're a fan of art, documentaries, or both.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:29 PM

I know the guys who made that. If you enjoyed it, check out Coraline. Also creepy/awesome. My kids loved it, a couple parts were a little scary for them, but they were cool. Do yourself a favor though, and check out a making-of video for Coraline. The amount of detail and art that goes in to stop motion is incredible.

The movie I just saw that surprised me, Two Days in New York. Chris Rock, small indie movie. Hilarious characters, just a few moments of cheese, and overwhelmingly a very good movie.


Yeah saw that in cinemas - thought it was great. What did your friends do on the film?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:16 PM

Yeah saw that in cinemas - thought it was great. What did your friends do on the film?


One of them is an animator, the other is more in the business operations side of things. I got a tour of their facility and it was fascinating. So many talented artists there.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

Wow that must have been amazing!

Watched Chinese Zodiac 2012 . It was good, been waiting to see this one a while. Great Jackie Chan action. I really do appreciate his films.

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#5362 Jodou

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

Oz, The Great and Powerful was. . .great and powerful lol. I usually hate on James Franco for being such a stoner, but I actually didn't mind him in this as a wiley magician/wizard. Also major props to Sam Raimi for creating/fleshing out some very interesting characters and the world of Oz. It's not a perfect film, but surely worth a watch.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:15 PM

Oz, The Great and Powerful was. . .great and powerful lol. I usually hate on James Franco for being such a stoner, but I actually didn't mind him in this as a wiley magician/wizard. Also major props to Sam Raimi for creating/fleshing out some very interesting characters and the world of Oz. It's not a perfect film, but surely worth a watch.


That is surprising! I've been reading reviews and they've been mostly lukewarm to bad. Will probably check this out when it comes to bu ray:D

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:31 PM

Watched half an hour of ABCs of Death, I don't think I'm going to finish it, it's awful. All the stories are either stupid or overly weird.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:24 AM

Hart's War 3.25/5
- Overdramatic, wasted potential. Paints the Nazi's too favorably as well.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:48 AM

I liked Oz. It seems like most of the critics are book snobs, where if something isn't adapted directly word by word from the book it's horrible.

Dead Man Down was really good. Some of the trailers make it look like a full blown action movie though, it's has some scenes but don't go in expecting Die Hard. More story based. Good stuff.

#5367 Jodou

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:16 AM

Project X. Like seeing a train wreck in slow motion. You know it's terrible yet you can't stop watching.

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#5368 DestroVega

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:34 AM

Just saw Tiny Furniture. Lena Dunham is very talented.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:35 AM

Jack The Giant Slayer - It was alright. I was entertained enough.

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#5370 dmaul1114

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:48 AM

The Master.

Great acting, but little else IMO.