saw Argo last night. very solid, Ben's best movie imo. i felt that the middle part of the movie was off pace from the rest of the movie but other than that, very enjoyable.
I don't go into a Bay film
*slight rant*So my wife and I will FINALLY get a chance to go on a date tomorrow evening. It's been months since we've had someone who can watch our son...I think Thanxgiving was the last time. We decided by default - dinner/movie. I load up my movie app to see whats playing...the average score was like 20% on Rotten Tomatoes. Even going beyond the score, virtually everything out right now seems uninteresting. Silver Lining Playbook has great reviews, but I've got NO interest in that at all.:sigh:Looks like a Redbox night...-
Watched Almost Famous Untitled(extended version). Man I love this movie. So many good things about it. This should have won best picture over Gladiator back in the day, and surprisingly wasn't even nominated. Hadn't watched it in years so alot of the deleted scenes I didn't remember, so I almost had the feeling of watching it for the first time. Pure pleasure from start to finish."We got this thing called a Mojo. Let's you transmit pages over the telephone. And it only takes 18 minutes a page"Got bored while I was slumming through the Aliens Colonial Marines shitfest so I threw on Titanic Blu-ray and listened to Cameron's commentary. Usually I find commentaries interesting, but this was 3 hours and 20 minutes of Cameron repeating the phrase "That was pretty darn accurate"Caught Soderbergh's Side Effects last week. Good film, hopefully not Soderbergh's last like he keeps saying. I like his collaborations with Scott Z Burns(Informant, Contagion, Side Effects).
Dangerous J said:
The Apocalypse begins in 2014...Megan Fox cast as April O'Neil in Ninja Turtles reboot.http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/megan-fox-michael-bay-reunite-ninja-turtles-reboot-78696Sigh..
Dangerous J wrote: »
The Apocalypse begins in 2014...<br />
Megan Fox cast as April O'Neil in Ninja Turtles reboot.<br />
Star Wars fits the definition of fantasy in a great many ways and science fiction in maybe one.If you were to set the Lord of the Rings on a spaceship but otherwise leave it relatively unchanged, it would not transform into science fiction, nor for that matter would Halloween be a comedy if it starred Jim Carrey, nor would Dark Knight become Shakespearean theater if the dialogue were rewritten in iambic pentameter. You could argue that in those small ways they do fit those genres... but you could argue with much stronger reason that they fit much better into other categories for the many other features that they have.This is not a new dilemma, and readers (this is before science fiction was ever taken seriously in movies) solved it by devising the term space opera--for when a fantasy story is set in space but otherwise has zero relationship with the conventions of science fiction.In my book, space opera and space fantasy are both quite sufficient.As for "hard sci-fi", that term entails science fiction wherein the specific nuts and bolts of the science under discussion (e.g. the hypothetical physics of artificial gravity) are of direct concern to the story. It is not just a term for science fiction that goes into more detail than Star Wars or Back to the Future... which go into no detail at all.
Shaft Agent said:
I really don't understand how people can think films like Alien and Star Wars have no connection to sci fi just because they aren't plausible.
goodm0urning said:And really, let's not take Back to the Future away from romantic comedy. Not only does the term fit like a glove, but the romantic comedy genre has precious few jewels in its crown as it is.
My list of acceptable romcoms is like Wanda, The Apartment, and...ummm...yeah...depends on what you call romcom. Is Big a romcom?