The SRK Movie Fanatic Thread (REVIEWS, QUESTIONS, RANTS, STARS...ETC.) EVERYTHING!!!

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  • NeverYouMindNeverYouMind Joined: Posts: 670
    Holy shit! I just found out that 'Pet Sematary' ("Well sometimes, dead is better. The person you put up there ain't the person that comes back.") and 'Apt Pupil' ("You American's self confidence is so bloated that you have forgotten the reality of the situation. Ninety thousand died in that camp. To the whole world, I am a monster. And you have known about me. When I am caught, when those reporters stick their microphones in my face, it will be your name I will repeat over and over again.") were also adaptations of Stephen King works! They are both worth rewatching or just watching for the first time.
  • The DamnedThe Damned Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken? Joined: Posts: 10,699 mod
    (Sigh. I figured they would eventually get around to making Aladdin. I just didn't think it would be so soon given the current...climate.)

    Never heard of Apt Pupil, but I am legitimately surprised to hear someone not know that Pet Semetary was adapted from Stephen King's work. I guess it's one of those many things I erroneously assume is relatively "common knowledge".

    Granted, it's not as surprising as if you had said you that were you weren't aware Carrie or Christine or Cujo were adapted from his works.

    I'm disappointed with what Im hearing about The Dark Tower. Havent read the books but I like Alba a lot, and Matt in a villain role has potential.

    Guess I should just check out the books instead.

    Not sure if that's a Freudian slip or just a typo. Either way, I'm too lazy to Photoshop a joke for it despite it being unchanged for hours and, yeah, I would recommend checking out the books even though I haven't read them myself and likely won't do anytime soon. Granted, I'd say that for basically any movie adapted from a book though, save for the movies adapted from shitty books that already get too much attention like Twilight and its ilk, of which I am including 50 Shades of Porn Gray. I'd even say that for some book adaptations of movies.

    Naeras wrote: »
    The Damned wrote: »
    Well, technically it is a Norwegian movie in the sense that it's apparently based on one of Jo Nesbø's books, whom you are no doubt aware given you're both in Oslo. But, yeah, I wasn't aware of it at all despite having heard of Mr. Nesbø before--I think my mother's read at least one of this books.

    In fact, initially I saw the title and rolled my eyes super hard and thought "please tell me they're not so bereft of ideas that they're remaking Jack Frost"; ha, I hadn't realized that the Michael Keaton one came out only a year after the horror one, which I was older.

    Thankfully it's not that and looks actually interesting, but you may be surprised how many idiots still think it's something similar to Jack Frost even after watching the damn trailer for it. Sigh. Humans are so fucking stupid.

    Let me rephrase: I wasn't aware that this wasn't a Norwegian production with the same boring actors and directors as we always get. It was a reasonable assumption that it would be, considering it's not that common for our authors to get translated to the big screen, and even though Nesbø is an internationally known name (and his writing is generally somewhere between decent and very good) he's not that big. So it's interesting to see an international take on this, especially with Fassbender playing Harry Hole. I'm probably going to see it.

    As an aside, I couldn't help but notice the opening of the trailer, with what I assume is the first murder of the movie, happened right outside the physics / chemistry buildings of my university, heh.

    Ah, fair enough.

    Apparently I've gotten my mother interested in him after just showing her a trailer of the movie and his Wikipedia page to the point that now she is actually reading a book of his now, in particular The Bat. Given your comments about his writing, I take it that you have read at least a book or two of his. Is that correct, @Naeras?
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  • crucadescrucades Its a Kinda Bullshit Joined: Posts: 11,210
    If Dark Tower failed you know BR is gunna be some bullshit. Am a fan big fan of Elba but making Roland a nigga just wasnt a good idea. Dude had prime Eastwood all over it ffs.

    Still gunna watch this movie and make up my own opinion tho, McConaughey might save it as the Man in Black.
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    Get the fuck off this site & go watch Sicario you two tank freak.
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  • NeverYouMindNeverYouMind Joined: Posts: 670
    edited August 6
    Some days ago, my curiosity had gotten the better of me and I decided to watch 'The Hateful Eight' but having found nothing enjoyable and memorable about the movie I decided to post nothing about it. Having just come straight from watching 'Tombstone' I realized that I enjoy a good western as much as any other genre of film. The performances of Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp, Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday, Sam Elliot as Vergil Earp, Bill Paxton as Morgan Earp, and Michael Bienh as Johnny Ringo made the film really stand out among the few westerns that I have watched. The delivery and wit of the lines by Val Kilmer in particular, threw me into fits of laughter. The scene at the saloon where Johnny Ringo does some fancy pistol spinning to make Doc show him some respect, only to have Doc spin his drinking cup mockingly was pure comedy. His introduction to the movie was also the best of the bunch.

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    P.S. It was also kind of neat seeing Billy Bob Thorton, Billy Zane, and Thomas Haden Church playing smaller roles.
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    Maw The Damned, I thought it was Idris Alba. Guess its Elba. *shrug*
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  • SaandroSaandro Joined: Posts: 102
    edited August 6
    I just watched Apocalypto. Mel Gibson is a genius.
  • The Furious OneThe Furious One Fluent in 3 languages Engrish, Sarcasm & Profanity Joined: Posts: 20,700
    edited August 6
    maxx wrote: »
    Preppy wrote: »
    maxx wrote: »
    im def far more interested in hearing a non biased review by someone whos not a critic or someone whos not fuckin 8 book balls deep in the series.
    Yeah, fuck those casuals. The "full" series is about 38 books or so.
    Plot armor is way too strong in Jake's battle vs the house demon. He's only "a little" hut by being thrown into an attacking pile of wood spikes? Uh OK. The way Elba holds the can of coke ("sugar") hurts my head it's so ham-fisted. There's allusions to a lot of the elements of the books, but they all just don't make sense. Seems like they just jammed stuff in because they could. Like Pennywise: cute, but ........ why? How?
    The movie is clearly a sequel to the book
    notice the very conspicuous horn of Eld in Roland's backpack
    but even allowing for that it's just not good.

    https://slate.com/arts/2017/08/stephen-king-sequel-the-dark-tower-reviewed.html

    seems like a pretty fair review.

    lol i havent read the books so i kinda wanna hear about it from my point of view.


    Really liked it


    Didn't like it

  • NaerasNaeras Terribad Joined: Posts: 3,323
    The Damned wrote: »
    Ah, fair enough.

    Apparently I've gotten my mother interested in him after just showing her a trailer of the movie and his Wikipedia page to the point that now she is actually reading a book of his now, in particular The Bat. Given your comments about his writing, I take it that you have read at least a book or two of his. Is that correct, Naeras?

    Yeah, I've finished The Bat and Redbreast. The former one is quite decent reading, the latter is one of the best crime novels I've read. I also started reading The Snowman a bunch of years ago, can't quite remember why I didn't finish it.
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    I was hoping Dark Tower wouldnt be boring. Guess Ill have to wait blade runner 2049 comes out, theres really nothing else that exciting coming out.

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    crucades wrote: »
    If Dark Tower failed you know BR is gunna be some bullshit. Am a fan big fan of Elba but making Roland a nigga just wasnt a good idea. Dude had prime Eastwood all over it ffs.

    Still gunna watch this movie and make up my own opinion tho, McConaughey might save it as the Man in Black.

    Denis villanueve has put out stellar work. Arrival and sicario are both fantastic movies with some of the most intense moments in cinematic history (the bridge scene in Sicario is ridiculous). This dude knows how to engage an audience with compelling storytelling and visuals. If BR2049 wasnt directed by him i wouldn't give a shit but since it is, my ears are perked up
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    edited August 6
    Just watched Captain America 2 last night (Winter Soldier).


    Can we take a minute to acknowledge that the Captain America movies are way better than the Iron Man movies? The fact that this isn't regularly stated as fact must mean it's a genre thing. Like CapAm leans more towards superhero versions of war movies or action spy thrillers, especially #2 (though getting the guy who did The Rocketeer to direct the first movie is on par with casting Robert Downey, Jr. in terms of good calls). Maybe people just like the relative purity of the IM movies as a superhero/action series, not to mention RDJ, himself.

    I mean, I'm not saying they're my favorite movies, but comparing Cap 2 to Iron Man 2? Holy shit. Not even a thing. But I still haven't seen Iron Man 3 or Civil War (Cap 3), so I guess I have to reserve judgment.
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    You're right.
    The Cap series is so far the best sub franchises in the MCU.

    Cap 3 is one of the few awesome third films in a trilogy (Return of the King also fits in here)
    I think Return of the Jedi and Dark Knight Rises are good, but worse than their predecessors.



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  • NeverYouMindNeverYouMind Joined: Posts: 670
    I would take the first Iron Man over any Captain America film. A superhuman idealistic tool is nowhere as interesting as a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist. That being said, the sequels to Iron Man were a huge downgrade.

    The best third film in any movie franchise I have seen is 'Death Wish 3'. It is almost a caricature of the original, but it makes it work as the premise of the original is over the top despite its serious direction. I do not understand why they are remaking 'Death Wish' when 'Death Sentence' was everything the original was and more.


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    I would take the first Iron Man over any Captain America film. A superhuman idealistic tool is nowhere as interesting as a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist. That being said, the sequels to Iron Man were a huge downgrade.
    Agree. First Iron Man movie is still probably my favorite. But they do go downhill.
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    IM 1 > CA 1. Would even go as far as 2 is the same. But 3? Shiat.

    IM3 worst movie in the MCU hands down, and an outight piece of shit in general. So far the only fuck up in the MCU and am waiting for the retcon.
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    Still haven't seen Cap 3 but Cap 2 was the best marvel film IMO, with Thor 2 being second best.

    Don't even get me started on Death Wish...

    Other good Part 3's:

    Halloween 3
    Prom Night 3
    Exorcist 3
    Toy Story 3
    Nightmare on Elm St 3
    Class of Nuke Em High 3
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    How is thor 2 second best marvel film....wut is this
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    It has the War Doctor in it?

    Iron Man 2 is worse then Iron Man 3 imo.
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    Iron Man 2 is worse then Iron Man 3 imo.

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    edited August 6
    (Yeah...Thor 2: Dark World fucking sucked. For starters, it would have been far better if they had just completely excised Natalie Portman's "character"--in quotation marks because she's more of a living McGuffin--and pretty much all of the side characters attached to her, but no.... For the record, I still haven't watched half of the modern Marvel movies, including the first Thor or the two Iron Man sequels, but I still regret (half-)watching Dark World and I watched it for free on TV. Unfortunately the only good thing about it was the costume design, especially since I didn't care about ogling Hemsworth or Hiddleston like the majority of people who watched it and somehow enjoyed it. At least Thor: Ragnarok looks like it will be good, in part exactly because it does away with Jane Foster and company completely.)

    Anyway, getting away from Marvel movies for a bit, especially since I still haven't gotten around to watching Spider-man: Homecoming as I was vaguely considering this weekend, I just finished watching The Innocents (2016) and Frank & Lola. The latter I watched somewhat reluctantly since it was for my mother, who mistakenly thought it was a straight up love-story, which made it amusing to watch her reactions. I'm tempted to get Blue Valentine and make her watch it for that very reason; still, that might be too cruel since I know that movie is supposedly extremely downbeat.

    Speaking of downbeat movies, I enjoyed The Innocents far more than I expected I would despite the fact that I also weirdly found it sadder than I thought I would. I somehow found it sadder than Son of Saul even though this movie had a relatively happy, hopeful ending. I think that may well be because I had already known to expect Son of Saul to be extremely sad since, hey, it's not like any movie about the Holocaust is remotely joyful outside of maybe Schindler's List; it may also be because I know how fucked up convents (and monasteries) can be & were and similarly how horrible the Soviet soldiers could be & were to the people they liberated.

    It was also interesting to find out that protagonist doctor was (a Communist, French) female and that movie was directed by a woman as well, though neither of those are particularly important to me when it comes to enjoying a movie, just like it's not important that it rather easily passes that flawed Bechdel test. It was also interesting to hear and instantly recognize "On the Nature of Daylight" pop-up out of nowhere at the end after hearing it in Arrival (and, for me, only in Arrival), though it still fit this movie:




    Really, the only notable flaw I can attribute to The Innocents is that it's rather difficult to tell some of the (younger) nuns apart from each other due to all the habit wearing and sparse use of names, but for the most part it's easy to keep track of the two nuns that matter most; that the very first nun you see, who gets the help in the first place, ends up not being a principle character because she's stuck in an isolated vow of silence for most of the movie as punishment does help this though--poor Joanna. Even as far as that and religion in general, however, the film is rather tasteful about not siding with or against religion or even about not really bringing Christianity and non-Christianity, whether atheism or Judaism, into conflict like a lesser movie probably needlessly would.

    At this point, I'll probably watch Ida next.
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    saw the dark tower...its got alot of interesting pieces to it. though i wish they talked more about the connection to the other king works. I know it connects all the books but it seems like you gotta know the works really well. Unless its due to the fact alot of his books have been optioned into movies over the years and they cant talk about them legally ala marvel and the different studios that own movie rights.
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    maxx wrote: »
    saw the dark tower...its got alot of interesting pieces to it. though i wish they talked more about the connection to the other king works. I know it connects all the books but it seems like you gotta know the works really well. Unless its due to the fact alot of his books have been optioned into movies over the years and they cant talk about them legally ala marvel and the different studios that own movie rights.
    Yeah, the books reference a lot of other King's novels.
    He even writes himself in as a character, lol.
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    chadouken! wrote: »
    maxx wrote: »
    saw the dark tower...its got alot of interesting pieces to it. though i wish they talked more about the connection to the other king works. I know it connects all the books but it seems like you gotta know the works really well. Unless its due to the fact alot of his books have been optioned into movies over the years and they cant talk about them legally ala marvel and the different studios that own movie rights.
    Yeah, the books reference a lot of other King's novels.
    He even writes himself in as a character, lol.
    so the shine=the psychic powers in the shining?
    also are all the monsters in king books from the outter world outside our universe?
    the man in black=the devil or a vampire? i saw in the credits a few people listed as vampire but never said anything about that in the film. i noticed a few weird editing choices and some flat out continuity errors that makes me think they took a fuck ton out of the movie.
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    Some of the stuff in the movie was like ok, he doesnt know what soda is, but for some reason he knows what propane is? I guess they have propane on his world? They also mentioned the crimson king, I guess hes in the demon world or something, I dont know. The movie doesnt really explain a lot, doesnt explain a lot of the creatures also.

    google searching i found this that helps explain alot...i think rolands world is just a parallel earth with slight variations aka this shits the dark version of sliders.

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  • chadouken!chadouken! less < more Joined: Posts: 4,963
    maxx wrote: »
    chadouken! wrote: »
    maxx wrote: »
    saw the dark tower...its got alot of interesting pieces to it. though i wish they talked more about the connection to the other king works. I know it connects all the books but it seems like you gotta know the works really well. Unless its due to the fact alot of his books have been optioned into movies over the years and they cant talk about them legally ala marvel and the different studios that own movie rights.
    Yeah, the books reference a lot of other King's novels.
    He even writes himself in as a character, lol.
    so the shine=the psychic powers in the shining?
    also are all the monsters in king books from the outter world outside our universe?
    the man in black=the devil or a vampire? i saw in the credits a few people listed as vampire but never said anything about that in the film. i noticed a few weird editing choices and some flat out continuity errors that makes me think they took a fuck ton out of the movie.
    I'm assuming Jake's shine in the movies is the same ability from the kid from The Shining, but he didn't have that in the books- that might be a new connection. The Man in Black, or Walter O'Dim,
    is a reoccurring character who first appeared in The Stand as Randall Flagg. He's an evil sorcerer and takes different aliases in several stories that get connected in The Dark Tower novels. The vampires are taken from 'salem's Lot. After Father Callahan failed in that book,
    he later reappeared in The Dark Tower novels and it goes into his back story of hunting and killing vampires in NYC. There are three different tiers of vampires and that's all explained in the books. The Ka-tet end up fighting them in the later Dark Tower books.

    Other book connections include It, Hearts in Atlantis, Insomnia, Eyes of the Dragon, The Talisman, and I know there are several more that I can't think of right now. They are all part of a big Macroverse held together by the Tower, and many of the characters and evils from those books make an appearance either in passing or are referenced in The Dark Tower novels. I haven't seen the movie yet so I'm not sure what references there are or aren't yet.
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    chadouken! wrote: »
    maxx wrote: »
    chadouken! wrote: »
    maxx wrote: »
    saw the dark tower...its got alot of interesting pieces to it. though i wish they talked more about the connection to the other king works. I know it connects all the books but it seems like you gotta know the works really well. Unless its due to the fact alot of his books have been optioned into movies over the years and they cant talk about them legally ala marvel and the different studios that own movie rights.
    Yeah, the books reference a lot of other King's novels.
    He even writes himself in as a character, lol.
    so the shine=the psychic powers in the shining?
    also are all the monsters in king books from the outter world outside our universe?
    the man in black=the devil or a vampire? i saw in the credits a few people listed as vampire but never said anything about that in the film. i noticed a few weird editing choices and some flat out continuity errors that makes me think they took a fuck ton out of the movie.
    I'm assuming Jake's shine in the movies is the same ability from the kid from The Shining, but he didn't have that in the books- that might be a new connection. The Man in Black, or Walter O'Dim,
    is a reoccurring character who first appeared in The Stand as Randall Flagg. He's an evil sorcerer and takes different aliases in several stories that get connected in The Dark Tower novels. The vampires are taken from 'salem's Lot. After Father Callahan failed in that book,
    he later reappeared in The Dark Tower novels and it goes into his back story of hunting and killing vampires in NYC. There are three different tiers of vampires and that's all explained in the books. The Ka-tet end up fighting them in the later Dark Tower books.

    Other book connections include It, Hearts in Atlantis, Insomnia, Eyes of the Dragon, The Talisman, and I know there are several more that I can't think of right now. They are all part of a big Macroverse held together by the Tower, and many of the characters and evils from those books make an appearance either in passing or are referenced in The Dark Tower novels. I haven't seen the movie yet so I'm not sure what references there are or aren't yet.

    dope thanks for that.
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    chadouken! wrote: »
    maxx wrote: »
    chadouken! wrote: »
    maxx wrote: »
    saw the dark tower...its got alot of interesting pieces to it. though i wish they talked more about the connection to the other king works. I know it connects all the books but it seems like you gotta know the works really well. Unless its due to the fact alot of his books have been optioned into movies over the years and they cant talk about them legally ala marvel and the different studios that own movie rights.
    Yeah, the books reference a lot of other King's novels.
    He even writes himself in as a character, lol.
    so the shine=the psychic powers in the shining?
    also are all the monsters in king books from the outter world outside our universe?
    the man in black=the devil or a vampire? i saw in the credits a few people listed as vampire but never said anything about that in the film. i noticed a few weird editing choices and some flat out continuity errors that makes me think they took a fuck ton out of the movie.
    I'm assuming Jake's shine in the movies is the same ability from the kid from The Shining, but he didn't have that in the books- that might be a new connection. The Man in Black, or Walter O'Dim,
    is a reoccurring character who first appeared in The Stand as Randall Flagg. He's an evil sorcerer and takes different aliases in several stories that get connected in The Dark Tower novels. The vampires are taken from 'salem's Lot. After Father Callahan failed in that book,
    he later reappeared in The Dark Tower novels and it goes into his back story of hunting and killing vampires in NYC. There are three different tiers of vampires and that's all explained in the books. The Ka-tet end up fighting them in the later Dark Tower books.

    Other book connections include It, Hearts in Atlantis, Insomnia, Eyes of the Dragon, The Talisman, and I know there are several more that I can't think of right now. They are all part of a big Macroverse held together by the Tower, and many of the characters and evils from those books make an appearance either in passing or are referenced in The Dark Tower novels. I haven't seen the movie yet so I'm not sure what references there are or aren't yet.

    That's the guy/character I meant for McConaughey's role, Randall Flagg. Only Stephen King scholars would be able to make out all the references/Easter eggs in the movie.
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  • chadouken!chadouken! less < more Joined: Posts: 4,963
    tataa8P wrote: »
    chadouken! wrote: »
    maxx wrote: »
    chadouken! wrote: »
    maxx wrote: »
    saw the dark tower...its got alot of interesting pieces to it. though i wish they talked more about the connection to the other king works. I know it connects all the books but it seems like you gotta know the works really well. Unless its due to the fact alot of his books have been optioned into movies over the years and they cant talk about them legally ala marvel and the different studios that own movie rights.
    Yeah, the books reference a lot of other King's novels.
    He even writes himself in as a character, lol.
    so the shine=the psychic powers in the shining?
    also are all the monsters in king books from the outter world outside our universe?
    the man in black=the devil or a vampire? i saw in the credits a few people listed as vampire but never said anything about that in the film. i noticed a few weird editing choices and some flat out continuity errors that makes me think they took a fuck ton out of the movie.
    I'm assuming Jake's shine in the movies is the same ability from the kid from The Shining, but he didn't have that in the books- that might be a new connection. The Man in Black, or Walter O'Dim,
    is a reoccurring character who first appeared in The Stand as Randall Flagg. He's an evil sorcerer and takes different aliases in several stories that get connected in The Dark Tower novels. The vampires are taken from 'salem's Lot. After Father Callahan failed in that book,
    he later reappeared in The Dark Tower novels and it goes into his back story of hunting and killing vampires in NYC. There are three different tiers of vampires and that's all explained in the books. The Ka-tet end up fighting them in the later Dark Tower books.

    Other book connections include It, Hearts in Atlantis, Insomnia, Eyes of the Dragon, The Talisman, and I know there are several more that I can't think of right now. They are all part of a big Macroverse held together by the Tower, and many of the characters and evils from those books make an appearance either in passing or are referenced in The Dark Tower novels. I haven't seen the movie yet so I'm not sure what references there are or aren't yet.

    That's the guy/character I meant for McConaughey's role, Randall Flagg. Only Stephen King scholars would be able to make out all the references/Easter eggs in the movie.

    McConaughey is Randall Flagg. The Man in Black, or Walter, is just one of his aliases.

    The Crimson King is a different character, more akin to actual Satan.
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  • NinetiesArcadeNinetiesArcade Joined: Posts: 1,394
    Saw Dunkirk over the weekend; I enjoyed it. Minimal dialogue, haunting soundtrack, excellent sound effects. It was weird; few seats two my left, saw a dude sleeping and the woman two seats to my right was at the edge of her seat.
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  • The DamnedThe Damned Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken? Joined: Posts: 10,699 mod
    edited August 7
    (So it would appear that I am indeed going to watch Ida next...unless for some reason I watch Going in Style since my sister randomly wanted to see that apparently.)

    Having just finished writing an e-mail where I bored everyone I actually know in real life to death with the movies I've watched in the past couple of weeks, after finally looking for it, I stumbled across the song that was used in trailer for Nocturnal Animals since it was bugging me that it wasn't on the actual soundtrack; it really annoys me when the released soundtrack doesn't have all of the songs in the movie on it, which seems to happen way too often.

    If anyone cares, such as possibly @Shaft Agent, then the song is apparently called "Logos" and is by Ludovico Einaudi:



    Saw Dunkirk over the weekend; I enjoyed it. Minimal dialogue, haunting soundtrack, excellent sound effects. It was weird; few seats two my left, saw a dude sleeping and the woman two seats to my right was at the edge of her seat.

    I wouldn't worry too much about other people's varied reactions so long as they aren't disrupting your own enjoyment. When I went to see Atomic Blonde, due to my best friend being late to get there, we ended up having to sit apart from each other and I got in-between some old woman who reactive and overall vocally interested and some guy who fell asleep for like 20 minutes and only woke up in time to see the big 7-minute long fight. Meanwhile, my best friend said that he sat next to some woman who excited whenever Charlize Theron kicked someone's ass and some guy who seemed a bit surprised at how violent it got at times.

    As long as people aren't being overly talkative/noisy assholes or assholes who kick the back of your seat, then I mostly try to ignore them. Thankfully, the large majority of incidents where something annoying happen in-theater happened during movies I ended up disliking anyway, though they both made me dislike the movies even more and are part of the reason I'm still reluctant to go anything that might be jammed, including tending to not to go to anything on opening weekend if I can help it; Atomic Blonde was the first exception in a long, long time. I also try to avoid going to a relatively close theater where one too many "ghetto" instances have happened like a decade ago since I figure it may still well be a waste of money even if it's probably cleaned itself up relatively recently for one reason or another.

    Related pro-tip: Don't sit next to women during horror movies unless you actually know them and even then you might not want to do so if you know they scream really loudly. [/requisite SRK misogyny]
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  • The Furious OneThe Furious One Fluent in 3 languages Engrish, Sarcasm & Profanity Joined: Posts: 20,700
    I really hate that too. Inception, Star Trek, MadMax to name a few are ones that come to mind. Sometimes there's a deluxe version score/soundtrack that might include the trailer music.
  • crotchpunchacrotchpuncha Joined: Posts: 21,147
    They aren't pulling their movies, just not adding new stuff.

    With that said you're right, these compan ie s want the ability to dictate pricing back, so hope you all look forward to to paying Comcast for Steaming packages for the low price of $69.99 for the first year of service. It's a great deal!!!

    Fuck.
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    The question is if then people will be willing to follow them and pay for new streaming services. CBS just tried this and it's not working out so well for them.

    In the end we shall see. Personally I hope it fails big time, we finally got TV out of the hands of the big networks and corporate machines like Comcast, would be sad to see it fall back into that pit.
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    Fuck, I better get on Clone Wars.
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  • Ki ShimaKi Shima This tiger isn't dead.... Joined: Posts: 8,207
    edited August 9
    Disney are doing this because of Star Wars mainly I bet, they're making Star Wars series


    I actually like Cap 1 better than 2. I would actually say

    Cap 1 > IM1 > Cap 2 > IM3 > IM 2

    Cap 3 just feels like a side story since there are so many players in it

    IM3 pissed me off because it played tricks with our expectations (surprise! this is filler) but at least I was awake while watching it

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  • The DamnedThe Damned Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken? Joined: Posts: 10,699 mod
    edited August 9
    (Oh, Mr. Plinkett is back and on SJW Ghostbusters no less? I know what I'm killing time with later today then.)

    Ugh. I genuinely tried to give Going in Style a chance yesterday, but between feeling more ill than I usually do and it just not enticing me, I gave up on it after the first thirty minutes. I wouldn't even say it was a bad movie from what I saw. It was just mediocre with mild humor that I really wasn't in mood for and a pretty formulaic style that made the ending pretty easy to see coming even without being in the room for it. Definitely not the worst movie any of the people starting in it have been in though.

    *cough*Lucy*cough*

    Another thing was that weirdly bothering me was (finally) noticing just how old Alan Arkin is nowadays. I don't know why it bothered me so much given I haven't seen very movies with him in it to begin with, though it certainly didn't help that for some reason I thought he was Harvey Keitel, which shows just how out of it was for half of yesterday. Whereas with Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, I'm pretty well used to them being old men.

    Either way, it did at least remind me that I still need to watch both The Big Short and Reservoir Dogs, though at this point Ida and maybe Kong: Skull Island are the next things I'll see.

    chadouken! wrote: »
    Fuck, I better get on Clone Wars.

    Yeah, you definitely should and I say this as someone who doesn't otherwise care very much for Star Wars. Still, the animated spin-off content is pretty much the only good thing that came out of the otherwise disastrously bad (or at least hugely embarrassing and idiotic) Star Wars prequels. Hell, you technically have to watch it to find out what the fuck happened to General Grevious since they apparently never explain in-movie why he's as injured as he is--thanks Mr. Lucas.
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  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,749 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    god dammit...now I actually have to watch Ghostbusters