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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:43 pm

The only thing I know about Magic Mike is Olivia Munn. That's all I know.
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Re: Movie

Postby the wicked child on Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:11 pm

Going to see the Hobbit on Wednesday. /csb
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:27 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
FreeCandy44 wrote:Not one Jack Reacher review? Someone on here had to have seen it.


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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:53 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:
Eismann wrote:
Froggy wrote:
Eismann wrote:Starting Prometheus on demand now.

REMOTE PUSH


seriously dude... push the STOP button, or change the channel.


I didn't read any of the spoiler conversations when the movie first came out...

Spoiler:
This movie was very disappointing. High expectations going in, started off very strong. But, to paraphrase "Hang 'Em High" by Van Halen, somewhere the movie lost it in a turn, and trouble seems to fit it like a glove. Great concepts laid out early, but it just turned into B-grade drivel. Really hack plot twists and amateur use of dialog. Please, the "captain" basically revealing the WMD angle in a throw-away line? Awful. Serious waste of potential in the Theron and Pearce characters. Killing off a main character early on? You're taught not to do that in 2nd grade, for a reason. Loved the effects, though.

2/10.


Spoiler:
The movie lost its turn when Damon Lindelof was hired to rewrite the original screenplay. He basically removed all aspects of the story that (logically) tied it into the Alien franchise and turned the movie into a jumbled mess. LV-426. Alien eggs instead of black goo. Facehugger/chestburster instead of the stupid squid thing. Derelict. 15 foot tall engineers. Could have been awesome, but it wasn't
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Seek out Jon Spaihts' screenplay online. It's called "Alien: Engineers" and is an order of magnitude better than what Lindelhof 'fixed'. Still needs work, mind you...... but it's the 'green light' draft that Fox read and said "Yes! Let's make this into a movie!" Even in draft form it's so much better than "Prometheus" it's almost enough to make me hit myself in the face with a fry pan. I'd say Spaihts' "Engineers" draft is probably about 90% there.

There are some individual elements of the final film that are better, in my opinion. For example, I really like the idea that "Prometheus" is its own story and that a sequel to this film would not be "Alien"; the original was a self-contained bubble, and isn't really congruous with the larger themes explored by the questions raised in "Engineers"/"Prometheus". But even where improvements in concept were delivered, the final iteration and execution was so poor as to be insulting.
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:55 pm

MRandall25 wrote:Orange whip? Orange whip?

Three orange whips.

Walked into the bar after a hockey game a few years ago for our 'team meeting', and one of our defenseman said this. He drank free that night.
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Re: Movie

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:50 pm

Les Miserables and Django Unchained open tomorrow!

Odds are, I'll see Les Miz before I see Django, but I will see both.
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:00 pm

I can't wait for Django.
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Re: Movie

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:48 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:
FreeCandy44 wrote:Not one Jack Reacher review? Someone on here had to have seen it.


http://bit.ly/UoKjAQ

LITT come on....your better then this.


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Re: Movie

Postby Bioshock on Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:58 pm

It's Christmas eve. Time to watch Die Hard
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Re: Movie

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:21 pm

MST3K on tap for tonight... "Space Mutiny". Excellent.
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Re: Movie

Postby Eismann on Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:45 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Seek out Jon Spaihts' screenplay online. It's called "Alien: Engineers" and is an order of magnitude better than what Lindelhof 'fixed'. Still needs work, mind you...... but it's the 'green light' draft that Fox read and said "Yes! Let's make this into a movie!" Even in draft form it's so much better than "Prometheus" it's almost enough to make me hit myself in the face with a fry pan. I'd say Spaihts' "Engineers" draft is probably about 90% there.

There are some individual elements of the final film that are better, in my opinion. For example, I really like the idea that "Prometheus" is its own story and that a sequel to this film would not be "Alien"; the original was a self-contained bubble, and isn't really congruous with the larger themes explored by the questions raised in "Engineers"/"Prometheus". But even where improvements in concept were delivered, the final iteration and execution was so poor as to be insulting.


I pretty much agree with what froggy and tifosi said about this, after reading their original reviews. I think because I was such a fan of the Alien series that I wanted a lot from Prometheus going in that I didn't get.
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Re: Movie

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:49 pm

I haven't watched Christmas Vacation yet... I'm disappointing myself.
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Re: Movie

Postby IrishEyes on Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:08 pm

24 hours of A Christmas Story just started. Heaven!
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Re: Movie

Postby skullman80 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:11 pm

IrishEyes wrote:24 hours of A Christmas Story just started. Heaven!

:thumb: :fist:
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:07 pm

Fra-gee-lay.......must be Italian.
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:28 pm

IrishEyes wrote:24 hours of A Christmas Story just started. Heaven!


Yuck
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:28 pm

Eismann wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:Seek out Jon Spaihts' screenplay online. It's called "Alien: Engineers" and is an order of magnitude better than what Lindelhof 'fixed'. Still needs work, mind you...... but it's the 'green light' draft that Fox read and said "Yes! Let's make this into a movie!" Even in draft form it's so much better than "Prometheus" it's almost enough to make me hit myself in the face with a fry pan. I'd say Spaihts' "Engineers" draft is probably about 90% there.

There are some individual elements of the final film that are better, in my opinion. For example, I really like the idea that "Prometheus" is its own story and that a sequel to this film would not be "Alien"; the original was a self-contained bubble, and isn't really congruous with the larger themes explored by the questions raised in "Engineers"/"Prometheus". But even where improvements in concept were delivered, the final iteration and execution was so poor as to be insulting.


I pretty much agree with what froggy and tifosi said about this, after reading their original reviews. I think because I was such a fan of the Alien series that I wanted a lot from Prometheus going in that I didn't get.


tif is WAAAAAAAAY kinder to Prometheus than I am.
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:05 am

Rylan wrote:
IrishEyes wrote:24 hours of A Christmas Story just started. Heaven!


Yuck

Have you no soul?
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Re: Movie

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:35 pm

I enjoyed This is 40, but it did drag the last 20 minutes or so.
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Re: Movie

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:47 pm

The Agony and the Ecstasy is quality film-making.
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Re: Movie

Postby the wicked child on Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:38 pm

the wicked child wrote:Going to see the Hobbit on Wednesday. /csb

Euclid 1, twc 0
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Re: Movie

Postby Tomas on Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:02 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:I enjoyed This is 40, but it did drag the last 20 minutes or so.


I definitely enjoyed it. It's not a "hilarious" movie, but - for the lack of a better word - a "smart" comedy for adult people (I'm 40+ myself, so some of the situations really hit the spot for me). I think it compares favorably with the "mature" Apatow's movies I liked (Knocked Up, Funny People), and it's considerably better than the 2 recent comedies starring Paul Rudd I had the misfortune to watch (Dinner for Schmucks, Wanderlust). That being said, there were at least 20, if not 30 minutes that could have been cut to make the movie better.

Last - don't rush out of the movie theater when the credits start rolling - IMO the best scene in the movie (improv outtake) happens about 20 seconds after the movie ends.
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:23 pm

To be fair wanderlust wasn't that bad.
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Re: Movie

Postby Sarcastic on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:45 pm

Any movies worth watching on Netlix lately? I watched the one that PF recommended. Wrecked with Adrien Brody. That was actually good.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:25 pm

Les miserables was excellent, probably best movie I've seen this year
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