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Re: Movie

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:17 am

Trailer for Unbroken:

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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:33 am

saw that trailer last night in the theater and while the story is amazing, we both laughed when it said "from director Angelina Jolie". Apparently this is the early oscar frontrunner for the year and I see it being a really good deserving movie or a grasp for that oscar from Jolie and ends up being utter garbage. I'm hoping it's the first as the story is well deserving of a top notch film treatment, but something turns me off by Jolie making this. I hope I'm proven wrong though.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:34 am

also showed this: Exodus: Gods and Kings
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Re: Movie

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:57 am

thehockeyguru wrote:Out of the furnace was a good movie, slow at times but well done.



I watched this on netflix last night. It was interesting to watch the sets and how Braddock looked...but the story just became completely outrageous, i went to sleep with about 30 minutes left, but i'm pretty sure I know how it will end. Bale and the uncle will get into some kind of fire fight with harrleson and get his revenge. Bale was a good character, Casey Affleck was pretty annoying and i didn't buy his one freaked out vet scene. So it pits some blue collar yinzers against a subculture one or two steps lower on the totem pole, appalachians.
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Re: Movie

Postby Hockeynut! on Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:25 am

To me, the most interesting thing about Out of the Furnace was reading up on the Ramapo Mountain Indians after watching the movie. Pretty weird slice of US history.
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Re: Movie

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:47 am

eddysnake wrote:
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If I have one concern about the future of the series...
Spoiler:
to this point in the series the apes and their growing society have been more likeable and easier to root for than the humans. That feeling was subdued a bit in this film because the main villain was an ape and humans were simply trying to survive and did not provoke the war, but I'm not feeling a "damn dirty ape" moment building in this series. Caesar (and his son) is too likeable and too focused on maintaining the peace between the two species to turn into a brutal leader that helps the apes domineer over humans.

After the first two movies in this reboot, I have faith they'll find an appropriate way to tackle this issue. I imagine the impending ape war with the military might set civilization back even further. I'm also interested to see how they work the missing astronauts/time dilation into future movies.



regarding the future sequel, the director had this to say about the original ending of dawn which says a lot about the next one...

Spoiler:
PETER: I heard there was another ending to this movie that we’re not seeing. Is that coming out on the DVD and what is it?

MATT:...And what was different about the ending was that after the ending that you see in the final film, the idea was that the apes went out on a kind of exodus through the city and they gathered on the Golden Gate Bridge in order to look into the distance for the approaching warships. And I felt that it was taking us too far into the next movie. And almost starting the next movie and not letting the emotion of what had just happened, of what Caesar had just achieved and what Caesar had the price that he had paid. It wasn’t letting that resonate and it wasn’t ending, the final shot with again hopefully not spoiler way, but the final shot was actually in a way the very same final shot. It was actually him on top of the Golden Gate Bridge which was covered in apes, all looking out way, way into the distance and to see this really like messed up armada way in the distance showing up like really like ships in disrepair. And it moved into his eyes as he took in the uncertain future.



PETER: The battle that’s coming.

MATT: Yeah. And it had a kind of resonance. It was kind of cool. But I realized that we had skipped too much of the emotion by doing that. And that it actually in a way boxed us in too much to like the exact moment that felt like and also when we started showing this to people, some people are going wait, so does that mean the battle… like I meant for those ships to be way in the distance and they hadn’t even seen the apes, ’cause obviously the apes weren’t gathering to begin the fight. The apes were gathering to look and see the fight that was coming toward them. And so but it was hard to render that idea. And when I showed it to some people they were like going, so that’s it? They’re gonna start fighting right now? And I was like well no, and I realized that we didn’t have the right ending. So actually that last beat that is the last beat on Andy, this is actually kind of a cool thing too.
http://www.slashfilm.com/deleted-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-ending/


I'm glad they changed the ending. To me the ending they used carried a lot of emotional weight to it.

Spoiler:
Caesar has the type of personality where he is really going to carry the burden of the apes being the species to start the war. His now unrealistic hope for apes to be better than humans seems like something he's going to take personally.

I figured that's the direction they would go with the next movie. It'll be interesting to see how they carry out that story. I know the original plan was to have these prequel movies tie into the original series, but at this point I'd also be a fan of them continuing own with their own series.


Non-apes related, I watched Spring Breakers last night on Amazon Instant. Granted, I would enjoy any movie that features Vanessa Hudgens in a bikini 90% of the time, but I thought it was a pretty decent movie. Franco did a helluva job being something other than himself, the bikini clad quartet did a decent enough job with their roles, and there was some social commentary involved. There's definitely worse movies you could spend 90 minutes watching.
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Re: Movie

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:18 pm

eddysnake wrote:saw that trailer last night in the theater and while the story is amazing, we both laughed when it said "from director Angelina Jolie". Apparently this is the early oscar frontrunner for the year and I see it being a really good deserving movie or a grasp for that oscar from Jolie and ends up being utter garbage. I'm hoping it's the first as the story is well deserving of a top notch film treatment, but something turns me off by Jolie making this. I hope I'm proven wrong though.

Great book, amazing story.
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Re: Movie

Postby mikey287 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:00 pm

Watched The Wolverine last night...not really my cup of tea but I could see how people might like it...got excited when I thought the movie ended in 44 minutes when he saved the girl and killed all those Japs...but alas, there was more...
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Re: Movie

Postby skullman80 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:40 pm

I basically pretend that The Wolverine, XMen3, and Xmens Origins Wolverine don't even exist. Xmen 1, Xmen 2, Xmen First Class, and Xmen Days of Future past are all pretty awesome and make me forger about the other 3 awful movies.
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsports87 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:12 pm

They are filming Southpaw 5 minutes from me, I might have to go check it out.
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Re: Movie

Postby dodint on Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:35 pm

Rewatched the first episode of Cheers again today, and they referenced Aliens of all things, dating both franchises pretty well.
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:41 pm

Well...Alien...
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Re: Movie

Postby dodint on Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:47 pm

Whatever. Haven't seen them. :pop:
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:22 am

pittsports87 wrote:They are filming Southpaw 5 minutes from me, I might have to go check it out.


Last month they were filming where I work, I immediately introduced myself to the catering chef, threw him some work swag and proceeded to eat with the cast and crew for a couple weeks. Didn't meet anyone although 50 cents bodyguards gave our staff a nice **** warning for someone approaching him in the weight room.
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:24 am

The Wolverine was ok. He's just not that great of a lead character. When he's playing off the other guys and being a grouchy jerk he's much better.

I finally sat through Saving Mr Banks last night. The trailer bills it as kind of an inspirational movie where the author of Mary Poppins opens up to Walt and lets go of her traumatic childhood.

Well I knew that was crap. She was furious with the movie and wasn't even invited to the premier. So I assumed the filmmakers (the director did The Blindside) just whitewashed all of it.

Well they really didn't (just a little bit). They make her as miserable a human as possible. Her final line is about how much she hated the animated characters in the film.

So in the end it was just kind of depressing. Her alcoholic dad and suicidal mother just turned her into a miserable person. And Disney is still making money off of it.
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Re: Movie

Postby meecrofilm on Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:15 am

Snowpiercer was pretty good. Not without its flaws, but the good outweighed the bad. Always nice to see something a little different, especially within the summer "blockbuster" realm. I put that in quotes because it's kind of done in that style, with some big-names on the bill, but the budget was only $40 million.
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Re: Movie

Postby mikey287 on Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:38 pm

Yeah, I think the thing that made Wolverine tolerable for me (I'm not at all into comic booky, "you can't die, I can't die, but we fight to the death" stuff) is that I just replaced Hugh Jackman's Wolverine character with Clint Eastwood's character from Gran Torino. Much more enjoyable...requisite number of Asians to boot...seamless...
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Re: Movie

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:47 pm

Watched Haywire the other day. I found the reviews very fascinating. It got a very respectable 80% on Rotten Tomatoes. But oddly enough, a 5.8 on IMDB and on RT, 40% of users liked it. I can't remember the last time I saw a movie that was extremely well-received by critics but panned by the "fans". Are there any other notable examples of that?

On another note, I would gladly take Michael Fassbender's place in that hotel fight scene. Rawr.
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Re: Movie

Postby Dickie Dunn on Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:51 pm

Finally watched Goon. Very surprised and very impressed. Really good movie.
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:16 am

Not sure where this goes but Through The Never was awesome.
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:25 am

Were you twisting and turning as you watched it?
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:57 am

Like all it is ever ever was will be ever.
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:58 am

Watching Clue. Many hate it but its one of my top 3 favorite movies.
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Re: Movie

Postby Eismann on Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:02 am

PensFanInDC wrote:Watching Clue. Many hate it but its one of my top 3 favorite movies.


I enjoyed Clue. Not in my top, but I generally watch at least part if it's on.
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:38 pm

unexpectedly staying in tonight and baking (of all things).

what Disney movie should I watch? I have a pretty large number of them and plenty are on Netflix. classic Disney live action is ok too.
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