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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:19 am

watched Life of Pi and like the book it's excellent. Very powerful movie, hauntingly beautiful. I thought a lot of the themes would go over my kids head (3,5), but it didn't which led to some pretty heavy discussions afterwards so even though it's PG, prepare if you watching with family.
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Re: Movie

Postby Dickie Dunn on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:36 am

nocera wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:
nocera wrote:Watched Les Mis tonight. Insanely good.


We watched it too and wanted to love it, but ended up laughing more than the director intended.

Maybe I'm jaded because I've seen the show 6-7 times, but I hated most of the performers.

Adult Cosette sounded like Snow White or Cinderella. Grown up Marius sounded like a kid trying to sing in a grown up voice.

Russell Crowe was god awful and ruined two of my favorite songs from the show.

Thank God they cast Samantha Barks as Eponine. The one redeeming performance.

Hathaway and Jackman were decent, but after seeing Colm Wilkinson (playing the bishop in the film) as Jean Val Jean and watching the 10th and 25th Anniversary shows on PBS, I'm spoiled.

And where they added songs/dialogue in some parts, it was curious they lopped off Beggars at the Feast at the end. Too politically incorrect?

Meh, just one man's opinion.


I've only seen the play performed once and I was probably around 10, so I do not have the same relationship to it as you. I know the songs because my parents would constantly play the soundtrack. I found the performances raw and as realistic as you can get in a musical. The only character that I thought was weak was the Innkeeper. No fault of Sacha Baron Cohen, but he just wasn't right for that role.


Its funny how different people's opinions can be. I went into Les Mis knowing about nothing about it. My initial sentiment was "Really? Every damn thing in this movie is going to be sung? No talking at all?". Then came the scene with the Innkeeper. I thought SBC was awesome and it was at that point that I really started getting into the movie and ended up loving it.
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:48 am

Watched Zero Dark Thirty last night. That movie is talked about way too much as is Jessica Chastain's performance. It was a good movie that i'd watch again. Her performance didn't stand out over anyone else's though in my opinion.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:59 am

Idoit40fans wrote:Watched Zero Dark Thirty last night. That movie is talked about way too much as is Jessica Chastain's performance. It was a good movie that i'd watch again. Her performance didn't stand out over anyone else's though in my opinion.


I thought she was really great. Jason Clarke (Dan) was awesome.
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:01 am

He stood out to me. I actually thought back to people talking about someone having a great performance and thought they were talking about him, then went back and saw it was her and was confused.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:52 pm

there is a movie called Megan is Missing. don't see it... it's troubling
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:54 pm

Is anyone going to go see the Lindsey Lohan, Adrien Brody, and Shamwow Guy movie?
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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:04 pm


This just looks worse and worse.
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:06 pm

I refuse to accept this movie and I wish they would change the name of the movie so that it does not get associated with the book.
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Re: Movie

Postby the wicked child on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:08 pm

LMFAO. That looks bad. Like really bad. Shockingly bad.
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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:19 pm

the wicked child wrote:LMFAO. That looks bad. Like really bad. Shockingly bad.

It makes zero sense. The "Zombies" have super powers? At least the book did a good job of building the tension of a slow moving hoard with no end. This movie just looks terrible. They can't even do a good "Battle of Yonkers" with the current incarnation of zombies. This has a John Carter type failure written all over it... actually never mind. Zombies are now the hot button so people will shell out enough for it to break even in the opening weekend even though it's clearly a turd. So sad. Even if they did the movie with the separate stories like the book it would have been great. Talk about screwing up something that was spoon fed to them.
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Re: Movie

Postby nocera on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:22 pm

I'll listen to the audio book and pretend the movie doesn't exist.
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:25 pm

I liked John Carter....
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Re: Movie

Postby the wicked child on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:37 pm

I don't know anything about the book... the trailer just looks horrible.
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Re: Movie

Postby nocera on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:31 pm

the wicked child wrote:I don't know anything about the book... the trailer just looks horrible.


Read the book. It's great.
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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:21 am

Let's talk Ender's Game...anyone excited to see it?
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Re: Movie

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:23 am

End of Watch.

Spoiler:
Predictably depressing. That being said...

When they first jumped the fence and tried to escape from that barrio at the end, Gyllenhal shot that guy that was waiting in the car. At that point, why would they not dump his body out of the car, get in the car, and peel out while they make the call back to dispatch? Why keep running down the street when you have a perfectly operable vehicle there?
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Re: Movie

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:25 am

canaan wrote:Let's talk Ender's Game...anyone excited to see it?


Expecting meh, hoping for the best
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:29 am

Hadn't heard of it, the books, or the short story until now. The premise interests me, the kid playing the protagonist does not.
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Re: Movie

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:31 am

I can't get enough of libertarian science fiction. :pop:
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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:35 am

Idoit40fans wrote:Hadn't heard of it, the books, or the short story until now. The premise interests me, the kid playing the protagonist does not.

if its cheesy, i hope its starship troopers cheesy.
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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:36 am

shafnutz05 wrote:End of Watch.

Spoiler:
Predictably depressing. That being said...

When they first jumped the fence and tried to escape from that barrio at the end, Gyllenhal shot that guy that was waiting in the car. At that point, why would they not dump his body out of the car, get in the car, and peel out while they make the call back to dispatch? Why keep running down the street when you have a perfectly operable vehicle there?

i dont use the word "barrio" quite enough.
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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:41 am

shafnutz05 wrote:End of Watch.

Spoiler:
Predictably depressing. That being said...

When they first jumped the fence and tried to escape from that barrio at the end, Gyllenhal shot that guy that was waiting in the car. At that point, why would they not dump his body out of the car, get in the car, and peel out while they make the call back to dispatch? Why keep running down the street when you have a perfectly operable vehicle there?

Spoiler:
I think at that time the radio had already been destroyed. I think they wrote that part perfectly though. The sheer panic of being setup with automatic weapons that your armor doesn't protect against along with the radio being destroyed and being boxed in a neighborhood they don't really know. Def. sad. Good movie though.
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:42 am

canaan wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Hadn't heard of it, the books, or the short story until now. The premise interests me, the kid playing the protagonist does not.

if its cheesy, i hope its starship troopers cheesy.

I can do cheesy, but not sure if I can deal with 14 year old that looks like they're 10 as a leader of a military force cheesy.
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:44 am

canaan wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:End of Watch.

Spoiler:
Predictably depressing. That being said...

When they first jumped the fence and tried to escape from that barrio at the end, Gyllenhal shot that guy that was waiting in the car. At that point, why would they not dump his body out of the car, get in the car, and peel out while they make the call back to dispatch? Why keep running down the street when you have a perfectly operable vehicle there?

i dont use the word "barrio" quite enough.

Should you be using "barrio" in your area?
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