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Surprisingly The Last Movie You Saw Didn't Suck Pt. 2


#4891 RedvsBlue  

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:44 AM

Went to The Hobbit earlier today. It was old school 24 fps and 2d.

First off, regarding the 48 fps discussion. Whether or not you like it is one discussion but it was clearly show with the intention of being shown that way. It gets blurry as all hell in certain sections because the camera is moving really quick. I kind of regret not seeing 48 and 3d.

The movie itself? It was good, not as good as any of the LotR movies, though. My biggest problem is that the artificial padding of milking 3 movies out of this really showed, unfortunately. It drags way too much at the beginning. Particularly
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That scene was just too long. Some of the characters were really interesting and I really enjoyed Bilbo and Thorin, in particular.

#4892 Tsel   The Dark Knight CAGiversary!   7131 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:17 AM

The Watch

I read some pretty bad reviews, so I honestly wasn't expecting all that much and while it wasn't the greatest movie by any means, I still enjoyed it for what it was.

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#4893 HeroToTheMasses   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1133 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

Looper - Great film. I don't know if the events of the events of the film actually lead up to that ending though. Joe's arch wasn't as fluid as it could have been and apart from
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there was very little to show his mindset turn towards saving the day. I also didn't understand the idea of how what Young Joe was planning at the under didn't sync up with Old Joe causing Old Joe to react accordingly. That was probably the biggest glaring error in the film for me.

I also think the film could have done with more inventive camerawork. I think everyone knows the shot of Joe falling off the fire escape. The film could have used more of that although we didn't get it.

#4894 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

Looper - Great film. I don't know if the events of the events of the film actually lead up to that ending though. Joe's arch wasn't as fluid as it could have been and apart from

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there was very little to show his mindset turn towards saving the day. I also didn't understand the idea of how what Young Joe was planning at the under didn't sync up with Old Joe causing Old Joe to react accordingly. That was probably the biggest glaring error in the film for me.

I also think the film could have done with more inventive camerawork. I think everyone knows the shot of Joe falling off the fire escape. The film could have used more of that although we didn't get it.


Saw the film this morning and loved it too. As to your concerns, I think
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. That's how I understood it anyway, but time travel movies are bound to have holes in them.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#4895 HeroToTheMasses   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1133 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Saw the film this morning and loved it too. As to your concerns, I think

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. That's how I understood it anyway, but time travel movies are bound to have holes in them.


Basically it's the action that makes the memory? Not the state of mind or intent? That makes sense! Thanks!

#4896 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

Basically it's the action that makes the memory? Not the state of mind or intent? That makes sense! Thanks!


I think so, watch the diner scene again, they explain it there.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#4897 HeroToTheMasses   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1133 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:45 AM

Beasts of the Southern Wild - If you guys want to check out an awesome movie with a kid in the starring role, it's this. Seriously, freakin' good. Pretty touching with a kickass soundtrack to boot. Little kid actress was the bomb.

#4898 tcrash247   ghosts.nin.com CAGiversary!   3601 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:55 AM

The Expendables 2 - Great, much better than the first, but I wish Jet Li stayed in the whole movie.

Silent Night Deadly Night - 80's cheesy slasher awesomeness.

#4899 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:33 AM

The Expendables 2 - Great, much better than the first, but I wish Jet Li stayed in the whole movie.

Silent Night Deadly Night - 80's cheesy slasher awesomeness.


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Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#4900 moon_knight   Gotta Have Blue Hair CAGiversary!   764 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

The Expendables 2 - Great, much better than the first, but I wish Jet Li stayed in the whole movie.

Silent Night Deadly Night - 80's cheesy slasher awesomeness.

I haven't seen the 80s one, but the remake is a lot of fun.



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

Got Jaws on blu ray today so watched with some family. Holds up so well.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

Saw Starship Troopers yesterday. It really does have the cheesiness of Total Recall. I, of course, didn't like it that much since it was a pro-war macho as hell movie, especially since I've seen Full Metal Jacket and like movies recently. Would I watch it again? Not for several years.

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#4903 Tsel   The Dark Knight CAGiversary!   7131 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

Saw This Is 40 yesterday. The reviews weren't all that great, but I knew going in that I'd like it at least a little bit considering I'm a huge fan of Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd, and Knocked Up. The movie dragged on A LOT. There were probably 3-4 points where I thought it was ending, but it just kept going. Aside from that, I thought it was really good.

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#4904 bburpee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   191 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Saw Django Unchained.

Great movie if you're a fan of QT's style. Some will be offended by the extreme violence, others by the rampant use of the n- word and the slave torture (rightfully so). Some will even be offended by the perceived anti-white racism. Screw all that, it's a great movie and if it's in your wheelhouse, watch it.

I would say it's basically Inglouious Basterds with slavers instead of Nazis... some great dialogue and funny sequences, some really tense moments, lots of revenge. It's not nearly as entertaining as Kill Bill in some ways, and not as relevant in the film world as Pulp Fiction, but it's not a throwaway pic. There's a lot more to it than Jamie Foxx shooting racists.

#4905 Mandy I Am   Mew Lickens CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

The Hobbit. It was awesome! Watched it in regular 2D version and don't regret it one bit. My boyfriend and I are going to see it again soon.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

Snow White and the Huntsman. My wife wanted to watch it and it was actually pretty good. There was enough action to keep me entertained.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

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#4908 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   36210 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

Saw Django Unchained.

Great movie if you're a fan of QT's style. Some will be offended by the extreme violence, others by the rampant use of the n- word and the slave torture (rightfully so). Some will even be offended by the perceived anti-white racism. Screw all that, it's a great movie and if it's in your wheelhouse, watch it.

I would say it's basically Inglouious Basterds with slavers instead of Nazis... some great dialogue and funny sequences, some really tense moments, lots of revenge. It's not nearly as entertaining as Kill Bill in some ways, and not as relevant in the film world as Pulp Fiction, but it's not a throwaway pic. There's a lot more to it than Jamie Foxx shooting racists.


Well that pretty much kills any interest I had in Django.

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#4909 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7168 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:28 AM

Saw This Is 40 yesterday. The reviews weren't all that great, but I knew going in that I'd like it at least a little bit considering I'm a huge fan of Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd, and Knocked Up. The movie dragged on A LOT. There were probably 3-4 points where I thought it was ending, but it just kept going. Aside from that, I thought it was really good.


So you mean it's like all his movies?

Once they announced the name was This is 40, I referred to it from that point as This is 40... Minutes Too Long. The guy seriously needs a better editor, or someone to edit himself.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

Watched X-men First Class with my parents the other days. Still one of my favorite super hero movies.

Watched Men in Black 3 tonight. Really enjoyed it. Probably my favorite of the series, but it's been a long time since I saw the first 2. May have to pick them all up on Blu at some point.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:54 AM

Well that pretty much kills any interest I had in Django.

I didn't think it was anything like IB. Thematically, I'd say that they're very different and even while Christoph Waltz might seem like he's the same character from IB(a critique I've read), it's really a superficial comparison when really looking at the characters. A more apt comparison would be Kill Bill, but Django is much better IMO. It can be enjoyed as a mindless popcorn action flick, but there's definitely some meat there if one cares to look. Anyone that sees this movie as being anti-white is a loon though.

Saw Starship Troopers yesterday. It really does have the cheesiness of Total Recall. I, of course, didn't like it that much since it was a pro-war macho as hell movie, especially since I've seen Full Metal Jacket and like movies recently. Would I watch it again? Not for several years.

Ummm...Starship Troopers was a satire movie. There's a reason why the propaganda shorts and uniforms were modeled after the Nazi's.;)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:46 AM

Suspect X - Whodunit melodrama. 7.0.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

So you mean it's like all his movies?

Once they announced the name was This is 40, I referred to it from that point as This is 40... Minutes Too Long. The guy seriously needs a better editor, or someone to edit himself.


Are you referring to Judd Apatow? This is actually the only movie of his where I've noticed that it was dragging on.

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#4914 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7168 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

Really? 40 Year Old Virgin and Funny People should be at least 20 mins shorter.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

Saw End of Watch. I was really excited for this movie for some reason and it didn't disappoint.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

Eraser was on yesterday. Did anybody notice how Ahnuld pronounced "situation?" He said "sit-too-ation."

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

I didn't think it was anything like IB. Thematically, I'd say that they're very different and even while Christoph Waltz might seem like he's the same character from IB(a critique I've read), it's really a superficial comparison when really looking at the characters. A more apt comparison would be Kill Bill, but Django is much better IMO. It can be enjoyed as a mindless popcorn action flick, but there's definitely some meat there if one cares to look. Anyone that sees this movie as being anti-white is a loon though.


Maybe I'll give it a shot when it hits the cheap theater then. I really really disliked Inglorious Basterds, so I'm hesitant to watch Django.

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#4918 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   16850 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

Well that pretty much kills any interest I had in Django.


You don't even like Tarantino films so you had no interest to begin with. Don't be lying.

Maybe I'll give it a shot when it hits the cheap theater then. I really really disliked Inglorious Basterds, so I'm hesitant to watch Django.


No you won't. See above comment, you liar.

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I don't like Godzilla.

There are just so many un-Godzilla like things it should be easy to see why people didn't like it (also the annoying cast). Zilla being killed by missiles was the biggest thing that bothered me Godzilla is supposed to be far stronger than that. The army shouldn't be able to hurt Godzilla unless they are using something like MechaGodzilla or Moguera.

 


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

Moonrise Kingdom

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

Maybe I'll give it a shot when it hits the cheap theater then. I really really disliked Inglorious Basterds, so I'm hesitant to watch Django.


Django is much better than Basterds, I'll say that much.

Also, though some friends of mine were dissing the Hobbit movie, I actually really, truly enjoyed it. People are saying that it's too goofy, but, having re-read the book just before seeing the movie, the book is just as goofy, if not moreso. The whole
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stuff they "added" actually added to the gravity of the situation.
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