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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Jjm3233 » July 21st, 2017, 5:33 pm

Spiderman: Homecoming - A- - A funny, high school based Peter Parker tale. My teens liked it more than I did. To me it felt the most like "Spiderman" since early Tobey Maguire.

Dunkirk - A - A fast paced war movie. I really need to see it again.

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Post by toVor » July 26th, 2017, 2:09 pm

Wonder Woman. Pretty good, but it didn't blow me away like I'd been hearing people raving about. But still, it was pretty good.

Collateral Beauty. Holy box of Kleenex, Batman. This one was fantastic. And what a tear-jerker. Whoa. If this one doesn't yank on the old heart strings, you don't have a heart.
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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Master Magnus » July 27th, 2017, 2:06 am

Planet of the Apes (1968). B

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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Rollafett » August 1st, 2017, 3:36 pm

The Lobster

Hmmmm....easily one of the strangest films I've ever seen. I really dug it, but was taken aback at how twisted it got at several points. The story pretty much lends itself to that, I suppose, but it still rightly shocked more than once. I also was expecting a bit more humor, but that was ok. The humor it did have delivered quite well.

4/5 stars
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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Jjm3233 » August 5th, 2017, 5:30 pm

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - B+

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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Lord Tesla » September 6th, 2017, 4:24 pm

Alien: Covenant. What. A. Steaming. Piece. Of. Sith. Came very close to being frisbeed into the backyard.
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Post by Kapit » September 8th, 2017, 11:55 am

IT (2017) - B
I enjoyed it. Not really scary per se but that's not exactly the point of the story. Kids were all good and meshed well together. Pennywise was good - very different from the Tim Curry version which was to be expected.

Looking forward to the sequel to finish out the story.
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Post by Kapit » September 11th, 2017, 9:02 am

Alien: Covenant - B

The dumb people are a little less dumb then they were in Prometheus. Not the best of the franchise, but far from the worst. I am biased because I was mostly just happy to see a xenomorph again.
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Post by Javen » September 11th, 2017, 6:17 pm

I've watched alot of movies latley.

King Kong:Skull Island - It was different which was fresh for a change and I liked it

Alien Covenant - I liked Prometheus and it had its moments, but that doesn't mean it wasn't flawed and the same goes for Covenant. I liked it a bit more than Prometheus. Not sure what people are exactly expecting because it is about origins among other things, so even though they aren't great as the original Alien and Aliens;they sure aren't as bad as those crap movies such as;Alien vs Predator for example.

CHips - Man this movie was bad. Had a few funny dialogue moments but over it was so disjointed

Fate and the Furious - This movie as well as the one's leading up to this one is just getting sillier to the point of parody.

Snatched with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn - I thought it was funny and a crazy adventure. Come on it's Goldie Hawn...

A Dog's Purpose - Man this movie almost made me have dust in my eyes. If you like dogs I think you will enjoy this movie. Seriously

Sleepless starring Jaimie Foxx - I like Jaimie Foxx and this was an ok movie. Pretty intense but felt flat or something.

Baby Driver - I went to the theater to see this one awhile back. Starring Kevin Spacey, this movie is so high on speed and gets your adrenalin pumping. It's a very fun and different type of movie where you root for the main guy at all costs. For sure an A.

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Post by Jjm3233 » September 11th, 2017, 7:31 pm

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - A

Took the kids to see the 40th anniversary showing. I have to say its been a while since I had watched the theatrical cut. I have to say the pacing is better than the Special Edition, and the Director's Cut. Also, it was beautiful on the big screen.

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Post by Kapit » October 9th, 2017, 8:01 am

Blade Runner 2049 - A-

It gets a minus only for being almost 3 hours long. Otherwise it was a fantastic, absolutely gorgeous movie that holds up as one of the greatest sequels ever made.
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Post by Master Magnus » November 15th, 2017, 3:01 pm

Sand Castle (2017). On and by Netflix. A decent, but anti-climatic, war movie. C

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Post by toVor » November 16th, 2017, 9:08 pm

Thor: Ragnork or however you spell it.

Meh. I was very disappointed. Thor was pretty much my favorite Avenger and I enjoyed the first 2 Thor films, but this one felt very different. First I'll say that the first 5 minutes were downright fantastic. But then it dragged on and got too goofy for me. I didn't care for Jeff Goldblum's villain even though I enjoy the actor so much. There were a lot of laughs, it was a funny movie with legit humor, but the first half was a let down to me. However, the final third of the film was very enjoyable. I loved the final battle. Yet overall it did not entertain me as the first two movies did. Yet again I will say that Hulk saved the movie, that it began to get so-so good once our smashing friend was brought into the narrative.

My two favorite scenes both recalled one of my all time Led Zeppelin songs, which carried those scenes perfectly.

I don't know...2/5, or maybe 2.5/5? Perhaps 3/5 once Hulk showed up.
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Post by borgmatrix » November 17th, 2017, 9:05 am

toVor wrote:
November 16th, 2017, 9:08 pm
Thor: Ragnork or however you spell it.

Meh. I was very disappointed. Thor was pretty much my favorite Avenger and I enjoyed the first 2 Thor films, but this one felt very different. First I'll say that the first 5 minutes were downright fantastic. But then it dragged on and got too goofy for me. I didn't care for Jeff Goldblum's villain even though I enjoy the actor so much. There were a lot of laughs, it was a funny movie with legit humor, but the first half was a let down to me. However, the final third of the film was very enjoyable.
It seems to be getting great reviews, but I also continually hear how its so funny, so maybe that's largely would people are basing it on. I haven't seen it yet, and don't know that I will at the theater. I'm not as much of a Marvel guy, and this just didn't grab me with the trailers and characters as much.
My two favorite scenes both recalled one of my all time Led Zeppelin songs, which carried those scenes perfectly.
I hope when you see JL that the song "Come Together" isn't you're favorite thing about it.

I saw Justice League last night, and quite enjoyed it. Rough around the edges as a film, but I'd say its a crowd-pleaser (if people will actually get to the theater and not be scared away by reviews). I thought the casting for all the JL members was great and that they all did well with their scenes/performances. Good humor, solid action. Not the best flow right out of the gates, but by middle section of the movie, it felt like they found their footing and I generally liked the pacing from there through the end. Couple great scenes mid- and post-credits.

Not stellar, but also not a disaster IMO.

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Post by Kapit » November 17th, 2017, 9:58 am

Justice League - 5/10

An improvement over BvS, SS, and MoS but still just a shell of a movie. The CG was laughably bad throughout most of the movie, which is really great when every character in the movie requires CG at some point. Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa are the best parts of the movie. Ben Affleck is still a terrible Batman.

Overall I'm just glad I saw it for free.
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Post by Jjm3233 » November 18th, 2017, 8:23 pm

Thor: Ragnarok - A-

A fun movie that takes the overly serious Thor series and gives it heart and laughs.

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Post by Master Magnus » November 19th, 2017, 2:13 pm

Alien: Covenant (2017). So-and-so... C

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Post by toVor » November 30th, 2017, 2:09 am

Justice League.
I knew I wanted to see this even despite the complaints and bad reviews so I went in expecting it to be a mess. Well, it had its faults and slow points and a few scenes I didn't care for, but nevertheless I enjoyed it a lot. That's right, I had a good time. I enjoyed all of the JL players and even more so Wonder Woman. Not because she's sexy and gorgeous, but because I really liked her character's personality and involvement with the other heroes.

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I can see where they were trying to go with the three boxes in the story. It certainly hearkened to Marvel's Tesseract and the Infinity Stones. DC did a fairly good job with the three boxes and what they were able. I did not expect the manner of Superman's "resurrection", not at all. I knew he'd come back to life, everybody knew that it would happen in this movie, but the way in which it was accomplished was pretty well done from a story perspective. All paths leading up to it, the way in which it was done, the participants, and their reasons for doing it; I appreciated all of that.

I'm not sure where I rank it. I may need to see it again to be sure, but at least 3.5/5, but not quite 4/5.

I am a solid Avengers fan, and especially Thor. I didn't enjoy JL as much as the first Avengers movie, but I did enjoy it more than Thor 3.
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Post by borgmatrix » November 30th, 2017, 10:02 am

toVor wrote:
November 30th, 2017, 2:09 am
Justice League.
I knew I wanted to see this even despite the complaints and bad reviews so I went in expecting it to be a mess. Well, it had its faults and slow points and a few scenes I didn't care for, but nevertheless I enjoyed it a lot. That's right, I had a good time. I enjoyed all of the JL players and even more so Wonder Woman. Not because she's sexy and gorgeous, but because I really liked her character's personality and involvement with the other heroes.
I liked it, too, and have seen it twice. Its too bad that the negative reviews, as well as perception of the previous movies, as kept people away, because I think most comic fans would enjoy it.
**SPOILER**
I can see where they were trying to go with the three boxes in the story. It certainly hearkened to Marvel's Tesseract and the Infinity Stones. DC did a fairly good job with the three boxes and what they were able. I did not expect the manner of Superman's "resurrection", not at all. I knew he'd come back to life, everybody knew that it would happen in this movie, but the way in which it was accomplished was pretty well done from a story perspective. All paths leading up to it, the way in which it was done, the participants, and their reasons for doing it; I appreciated all of that.
The mother boxes actually reminded me more of [spoiler]the rings in LOTR. In fact, the flashback showing Steppenwolf's first attempt at taking Earth seemed heavily inspired by the flashback at the beginning of FOTR. The mother boxes being divided between amazons, atlanteans, and humans sort of like the rings being given to elfs, dwarfs, and man.[/quote]
I am a solid Avengers fan, and especially Thor. I didn't enjoy JL as much as the first Avengers movie, but I did enjoy it more than Thor 3.
I'm more of a DC fan, so JL meant a lot more to me.
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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Javen » December 2nd, 2017, 9:22 pm

I watched Justice League and the first 45 minutes I disliked. After that it was really good. Aquaman and The Flash stood out the most for me, but I liked everyone in it. I think Ben is a good Batman. Probably my favorite scenes are

[spoiler]Everything Aquaman, especially when he accidentally sat on Wonder Woman's lasso and told the truth about everyone lol. The flash was awkward and cool at the same time, but the fight in the tunnel or whatever(sorry forgot) was awesome and when they resurrect Superman, also when Superman shows up later in the movie after he's resurrected gave me goosebumps.[/spoiler]

Like I said after about 45 minutes it it gets pretty good and fun. I do want to see it again as soon as it hits Blu Ray

I also seen Thor:Ragnarok - It was pretty good, pretty fun, funny and adventurous.

My favorite scene [spoiler]When Helena asks"What were the God of again?" and Thor proceeds to show her and kicks some ass.[/spoiler]

If I had some criticism of Ragnarok it would only be that it doesn't let emotion linger too long and there are plenty of scenes it could have stayed just a bit in ot to absorb, but overall it rocked. Can't wait to see it again.

On a side note the spoiler tags aren't working...

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Post by Siamese Sith » December 3rd, 2017, 3:26 pm

Hopefully gonna see Thor Ragnarock tonight with my son.
The last movie I saw in the theaters was Blade Runner 2049, I love the original and felt as a niche/ cult classic it was a complete package. I walked out of the theater absolutely impressed and will absolutely be getting BL2049 on Blu ray!
It's absolutely obvious which movie Ridley was focused on....

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Post by borgmatrix » December 4th, 2017, 12:35 pm

Siamese Sith wrote:
December 3rd, 2017, 3:26 pm
Hopefully gonna see Thor Ragnarock tonight with my son.
I really liked it, and I'm having a tough time deciding whether I preferred it or GOTG2. Definitely the best of the Thor trilogy (though I know some found it too jokey and almost like a spoof of the previous Thor movies). A little bit too long, but pretty consistently entertaining, good action. Cate Blanchett was great as the villain.
The last movie I saw in the theaters was Blade Runner 2049, I love the original and felt as a niche/ cult classic it was a complete package. I walked out of the theater absolutely impressed and will absolutely be getting BL2049 on Blu ray!
It's absolutely obvious which movie Ridley was focused on....
To what degree was Ridley involved? I found myself thinking it was perhaps fortunate for BR2049 that he did not direct, and maybe to Alien: Covenant's detriment that he was directing. I also liked 2049 a lot. Felt like it captured the aesthetic of the original but with a story I found more involving. I'm also looking forward to its BD release.

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