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Re: Movie

Postby the wicked child on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:03 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:Django Unchained looks amazing.

I don't normally care for Jamie Foxx... but I agree. I am way more excited for that than the Hobbit
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:05 am

the wicked child wrote:
FreeCandy44 wrote:Django Unchained looks amazing.

I don't normally care for Jamie Foxx... but I agree. I am way more excited for that than the Hobbit

I agree also....Quentin always does it right.
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Re: Movie

Postby meecrofilm on Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:47 am

blackjack68 wrote:Finally saw Project X. I don't get it.


You know -- just like all those crazy high school parties you used to have!
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Re: Movie

Postby Godric on Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:27 am

Django, Lawless, Dragon, Killing Them Softly and Life Of Pi

Are all the movies i really really want to go see
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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:09 am

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Re: Movie

Postby shmenguin on Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:33 pm

Froggy wrote:Chronicle... Really really really really very good.


i watched this over the weekend. i liked it

BUT...

Spoiler:
the heel turn happened way too quick. the kid goes from zero to evil in a split second. but the main thing i liked was how they actually enjoyed their super powers. i feel like i could have watched hours and hours of them doing crazy telekinetic crap. it was disappointing, albeit necessary, that they had to introduce some sort of conflict.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:19 pm

Chronicle...

Spoiler:
there really wasn't a turn. The kid was always bad. Well maybe not bad, but unattached to humanity. I think he'd already shown both an aptitude for the abilities, as well as a more reckless tendency in using them. he started ACTING a bit more normal when he had friends, and a shared secret. And that peaked at the talent show. Which led to the harder crash after he was embarrassed at the party. That led to him further withdrawing and killing his friend, and being shunned by his cousin. Then his mom got sick, and he got worse. Then she died, and he got way worse. I actually think his arc was handled really well.

There was a scene around the middle of the movie that really won me over. Right after they are flying, and almost hit by an airplane, they are having a sleepover, and Andrew says this was the best day of his life, and the other two agree. But for them, it was good because they had done something wholly incredible. But for Andrew, it was just because it was the first time in his life he wasn't seen as a weirdo or a charity case. He was an equal... A friend... THIS was the thing that was wholly incredible to Andrew.

This is probably my favorite aspect of the movie. Fantastic stuff, like flying and moving objects with his mind, comes easy to Andrew. being a normal human being, or talking to a girl... These are out of his reach.


I really liked this movie. I really like when big, fantastic stories are told on a small scale like this. I'm really looking forward to what Max Landis does in the future, because I think he is a really talented writer. He apparently has a crap load of scripts in production.
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Re: Movie

Postby shmenguin on Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:38 pm

Froggy wrote:Chronicle...

Spoiler:
there really wasn't a turn. The kid was always bad. Well maybe not bad, but unattached to humanity. I think he'd already shown both an aptitude for the abilities, as well as a more reckless tendency in using them. he started ACTING a bit more normal when he had friends, and a shared secret. And that peaked at the talent show. Which led to the harder crash after he was embarrassed at the party. That led to him further withdrawing and killing his friend, and being shunned by his cousin. Then his mom got sick, and he got worse. Then she died, and he got way worse. I actually think his arc was handled really well.

There was a scene around the middle of the movie that really won me over. Right after they are flying, and almost hit by an airplane, they are having a sleepover, and Andrew says this was the best day of his life, and the other two agree. But for them, it was good because they had done something wholly incredible. But for Andrew, it was just because it was the first time in his life he wasn't seen as a weirdo or a charity case. He was an equal... A friend... THIS was the thing that was wholly incredible to Andrew.

This is probably my favorite aspect of the movie. Fantastic stuff, like flying and moving objects with his mind, comes easy to Andrew. being a normal human being, or talking to a girl... These are out of his reach.


I really liked this movie. I really like when big, fantastic stories are told on a small scale like this. I'm really looking forward to what Max Landis does in the future, because I think he is a really talented writer. He apparently has a crap load of scripts in production.

Spoiler:
ok, so i think maybe my problem with the heel turn wasn't how sudden it was, but the degree in which it manifested. maybe it's just a matter of taste, but i didn't want the end to be "super hero" vs. "super villain". the thing with 2 guys flying through the air, fighting each other while wrecking buildings has been done enough already. it was dark city meets matrix revolutions meets superman 2. keeping their faceoff small scale would have been much more compelling.

also...i'm not sure about the cloverfield/blair witch camera thing. if you're a good director, you can make this movie without the gimmick. and by doing the grande finale at the end, the camera crutch starts to lose its credibility. you can't do a big scene like that and keep that style.
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Re: Movie

Postby meecrofilm on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:27 am

Silver Linings Playbook was really good. Great mix of heart and humor. Felt very "real" for the most part, or at least as real as a Hollywood movie can get. I thought Bradley Cooper was great in the lead, Jennifer Lawrence is on top of her game (in more ways than one), and it's nice to see De Niro do something with real substance to it.

Oh, and Chris Tucker is always a welcome sight. But yeah. Recommended to a wide audience.
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:47 am

Watched The Dark Knight Rises last night. Good, not great movie. TDK was definitely better. As was Batman Begins.
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Re: Movie

Postby the wicked child on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:59 am

TDKR is on tap for this weekend.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:14 am

the wicked child wrote:TDKR is on tap for this weekend.


same, trying to decide if I want to make a marathon out of it with the other 2 first....
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Re: Movie

Postby the wicked child on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:29 am

eddysnake wrote:
the wicked child wrote:TDKR is on tap for this weekend.


same, trying to decide if I want to make a marathon out of it with the other 2 first....

I'm not going to do that... No way I'd be able to give it a fair shot right after TDK.
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:33 am

Yea, if you watched TDKR after TDK I think you are going to be nothing but disappointed.
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:00 am

Rylan wrote:Yea, if you watched TDKR after TDK I think you are going to be nothing but disappointed.


Yup. I watched TDK just before leaving for the theatre to see TDKR and I hated it.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:06 am

the wicked child wrote:
eddysnake wrote:
the wicked child wrote:TDKR is on tap for this weekend.


same, trying to decide if I want to make a marathon out of it with the other 2 first....

I'm not going to do that... No way I'd be able to give it a fair shot right after TDK.


I did it in the theater and quite enjoyed it, actually glad I did as it really did tie in well the themes from both movies and made me realize how much I loved begins. I'm not watching them trying to compare them to one another any way, it's more like one giant story for me and that makes them all really great in my eyes.
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Re: Movie

Postby nocera on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:09 pm

Can we all just agree that Ghostbusters 3 should never, ever happen?
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:15 pm

nocera wrote:Can we all just agree that Ghostbusters 3 should never, ever happen?

If all the original actors are in it. I'm OK with it.
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Re: Movie

Postby the wicked child on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:54 pm

Seems like a bad idea to me, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:13 pm

Early reviews for "Les Misérables" are out. Seems to be a mix of impressively overwrought and dull, or mesmerizing greatness. Anne Hathaway is getting much kudos for her role, specifically the "I Dreamed a Dream" sequence, which was apparently shot in close-up as one continuous take.

Regardless, I love the musical and I'm all-in for this.
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Re: Movie

Postby nocera on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:23 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:
nocera wrote:Can we all just agree that Ghostbusters 3 should never, ever happen?

If all the original actors are in it. I'm OK with it.


Murray will not be in it. And even if he was, all the original actors are old and two of the four Ghostbusters are fat. No thanks. Learn from 2.
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Re: Movie

Postby meecrofilm on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:20 am

tifosi77 wrote:Early reviews for "Les Misérables" are out. Seems to be a mix of impressively overwrought and dull, or mesmerizing greatness. Anne Hathaway is getting much kudos for her role, specifically the "I Dreamed a Dream" sequence, which was apparently shot in close-up as one continuous take.

Regardless, I love the musical and I'm all-in for this.


I dunno, I think there's a partially overwrought element present somewhere in the core of musical theatre to begin with. Obviously it can be taken too far at times (see: Moulin Rouge), but I think in general it's a big part of what can make the genre so uniquely entertaining.
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Re: Movie

Postby Grunthy on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:28 am

actually murray is coming back for ghostbusters 3.
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Re: Movie

Postby nocera on Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:01 am

Grunthy wrote:actually murray is coming back for ghostbusters 3.


Not according to Aykroyd in this article from Dec. 6th.
http://www.esquire.com/_mobile/blogs/cu ... w-14813380

DA: Well, let me say this: Had Billy chosen to do the Eisenberg/Stupnitsky script of two years ago, it would be out this summer, and it would be a massive hit. If Billy had said yes, it would have satisfied his performance and what he wanted in the movie, it would have satisfied his performing skill and how he wanted to be depicted in the movie, it would have satisfied the studio, the writers who wrote it, everybody — Ivan, me, Harold, we were all happy with it. Then when he said, "Absolutely not, I'm not in this," we had to go and really rethink things. He abrogated his say in the project, abrogated his rights to have any say in it by refusing the third offer from the picture company, which his lawyer put before him, and Billy said, "No, I can't respond." Now we have to move on, but we'll always leave a hole for him. He's always there. He can always come back at any time and be rebuilt into it, as far as I'm concerned. That's up to his lawyer and the picture company to work out, but creatively, he will always be a part of it.
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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:15 pm

im surprised he is being picky about his role, given how crappy broken flowers was.
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