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Title: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on April 10, 2010, 01:26:14 AM
Got a thread for music, why not movies?

We just watched October Sky. And I gotta say, that's one of the best darn films ever. I've always loved rockets. I used to go out to the park to fly my own models. Good times, good times...

And the theme is also one of my favorites. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKAbhqsvDak)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on April 10, 2010, 01:44:03 AM
Last 3 movies I watched...

Hang 'Em High
TRON
Inglorious Basterds

Hang 'Em High is a 1968 Western...Clint Eastwood. Pretty good, I just happened to walk in and be extremely tired while my dad was watching it XD
They don't make movies like that anymore...its amazing how interesting the story was, yet how shallow it could be acting wise, yet convey such deep meaning. Not bashing the acting, it was actually pretty good (considering XD). If you get to watch it, its pretty good, though its just another mid 60's western. Nothing extremely epic, more like "you see one you've seen 'em all" kinda things. The story was so similar, my dad called the ending after about 30 minutes in...it was a 2 hour movie. Still, fun to watch.

TRON is just amazing. One of the first few movies to make mass use of computer generated footage. Pretty cool stuff. Story is pretty shallow, especially if you don't get what's going on. Still, its funny to watch and see how far we've come...its hilarious. Watch it if you like 80s movies in general, but be ready to rewind it a bit to understand the background (as its hidden, almost...)

Inglorious Basterds...is just an epic movie. Taking place in an alternate Nazi Germany, its a great story with alot of dark humor, intense action, and crazy stuff. I was conflicted watching it, going into it hearing it was a comedy, and also from others that it wasn't so good. It had a different style of humor that wasn't as much LOL as it was a quick hehe before refocusing in on what was being said. It was a good movie, with well developed main characters, and a twisty story line that had me wondering what they were gonna do next...it was awesome, in short. Lotsa violence, and lotsa swearing, but if that doesn't bother you, watch it...srsly.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: cheetahben on April 10, 2010, 09:19:07 AM
Last night, my grandma was a nice young lad and got us tickets to Clash of the Titans and How to Train Your Dragon. Both very epic movies.
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Post by: chekovrules on April 10, 2010, 12:25:19 PM
We went to see Clash of the Titans last weekend.  I agree, it was pretty awesome and very enjoyable.
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Post by: Kuwabara on April 10, 2010, 12:50:14 PM
The last movie I watched was Stephen King's The Mist.  VERY creepy and suspenseful stuff right there (did I watch it by myself with the lights off?  HA!  What a joke!  XD).  It really makes you think about humanity.
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Post by: cheetahben on April 10, 2010, 02:07:24 PM
Last summer I made the (stupid) decision of watching The Exorcist in the middle of the night in a dark room. Every little creak the house made, I was sure it was a homicidal devilwitch about to jump out.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on April 10, 2010, 02:40:41 PM
We just watched October Sky. And I gotta say, that's one of the best darn films ever. I've always loved rockets. I used to go out to the park to fly my own models. Good times, good times...

I read the book three years ago and saw the movie a month or two ago. Very nice.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on April 10, 2010, 06:49:42 PM
Last night I watched Avatar for the second time, and noticed that it's set in the year 2154!


I also saw "Mon Oncle" recently, and it's pretty funny, though does get boring at times.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on April 26, 2010, 08:05:26 AM
I saw Alice in Wonderland just last night (I'm surprised it was still playing). It was the best I've seen a long time
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Richie on April 27, 2010, 11:28:58 PM
Has anybody on here seen Avatar?  It just came out on DVD, and I'm thinking of renting it.  I've heard some pretty mixed things about it.
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Post by: xbolt on April 27, 2010, 11:54:43 PM
I haven't seen it, but from what I gather, the effects are awesome, but the story leaves much to be desired.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pikazec2012 on April 28, 2010, 12:15:04 AM
Has anybody on here seen Avatar?  It just came out on DVD, and I'm thinking of renting it.  I've heard some pretty mixed things about it.
IT IS AMAZINGNESS WIN! GET IT ! (but dont let younger kids watch)
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Post by: Kuwabara on April 28, 2010, 12:22:36 AM
It was awesome, completely and utterly.  I would suggest renting this version of it, but wait until the 3D version comes to DVD to buy it.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on April 28, 2010, 09:17:44 AM
I haven't seen it, but from what I gather, the effects are awesome, but the story leaves much to be desired.

People say that the story sucked, but I enjoyed it. If you like Dances with Wolves, you'll like this story.
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Post by: ChexCommander on April 28, 2010, 10:59:26 AM
Avatar had the most intense battle scenes I've seen in a long time. It's definitely worth seeing.

I just saw The Losers yesterday.  It was a surprisingly good action movie. :)
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Post by: brain candy on April 28, 2010, 02:10:13 PM
I saw Avatar earlier this year in 3-D with Wayc. Meh, it was epic eye-candy and played out like your typical James Cameron movie. I don't know... I really enjoyed it but I'm not sure what to think about it now that I've been away from it for a while. I'm torn on the Avatar thing, basically.  :facepalm

I saw this last night:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8b/Thisislandearth3.jpg)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Datra on April 28, 2010, 02:37:25 PM
Ya Avatar's story is really nothing new. Just a Pocahontas in the future with 10ft tall Smurfs. Other than that, its freakin' awesome!

And last week I finally opened up my DVD of iRobot that I got way back in June.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: cheetahben on April 28, 2010, 03:20:53 PM
Avatar is a mixture of romance, drama, action, battle sequences, and has an environmentally friendly message AND a message of spiritual peace all rolled up into one.

Sweet stuff.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Richie on April 28, 2010, 04:45:39 PM
And last week I finally opened up my DVD of iRobot that I got way back in June.

iRobot is a win movie!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on April 28, 2010, 07:35:28 PM
Just a Pocahontas in the future with 10ft tall Smurfs.

I'm starting to wonder if we, the Kuwa Clan, were the only ones that made the connection with Dances with Wolves (And me with The Last Samurai).  Almost everyone else I talked to said Pocahontas.  Its odd.   XD

@iRobot: Epic movie right there.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Datra on April 28, 2010, 08:30:48 PM
I'm starting to wonder if we, the Kuwa Clan, were the only ones that made the connection with Dances with Wolves
I didn't see that movie so I can't compare the two, but my brother did and he made that connection too.
(And me with The Last Samurai).
I did see that movie however, and now that you point it out... they actually are pretty similar.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on April 28, 2010, 08:42:59 PM
I'm starting to wonder if we, the Kuwa Clan, were the only ones that made the connection with Dances with Wolves
I didn't see that movie so I can't compare the two, but my brother did and he made that connection too.
(And me with The Last Samurai).
I did see that movie however, and now that you point it out... they actually are pretty similar.

Yeah, see?  Avatar, Dances with Wolves and The Last Samurai all follow the same base story of "Foreign soldier joins 'savages'".  Does it make Avatar any less awesome?  Heck NO.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Richie on April 28, 2010, 11:50:19 PM
I'm starting to wonder if we, the Kuwa Clan, were the only ones that made the connection with Dances with Wolves (And me with The Last Samurai).  Almost everyone else I talked to said Pocahontas.  Its odd.   XD

Hey, both of those movies were amazing!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on April 30, 2010, 08:09:43 PM
iRobot is awesome! so is avatar!
i havent watched a movie in a theater in a LONG time. the last movie i watched was this: (http://filmsnoir.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/catpeople1942.jpg)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on April 30, 2010, 08:40:11 PM
Ah, the image is not showing up. It must not like Hotlinking.
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Post by: xbolt on April 30, 2010, 08:42:09 PM
I agree, Filmsnoir.net was a great movie!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on April 30, 2010, 08:55:29 PM
ok, hopefully this works:
(http://www.impawards.com/1942/posters/cat_people.jpg)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on April 30, 2010, 08:59:37 PM
Nope. Not that one either. Hmm.....perhaps you can name the movie or find another picture?
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Post by: noob1234 on April 30, 2010, 09:01:03 PM
 ??? it worked 4 me. oh well. It's called Cat People, produced by Val Lewton. GOOGLE IT!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Datra on May 04, 2010, 05:07:04 PM
Me and my friend watched Jennifer's Body and Meet the Spartans a few days ago. Both are pretty bad (although Spartans was somewhat funny)
But my dad got this movie and I don't know how he found it but I'm really looking forward to watching this:
(http://www.metroactive.com/metro/06.18.08/gifs/DVD_Bomb.jpg)
To clarify any o_O it's where Maxwell Smart has to stop a bomb that will destroy all the world's fabric.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on May 05, 2010, 04:48:06 PM
Watched the new Sherlock Holmes last night...t

that was actually pretty epic. The humor was very cool, and the action was...amazing.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on May 05, 2010, 05:09:27 PM
Watched the new Sherlock Holmes last night...t

that was actually pretty epic. The humor was very cool, and the action was...amazing.

Exactly. The action scenes were SO intense. I think it perfectly suited my idea of a modern impression of the time period.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on May 05, 2010, 07:28:51 PM
Watched the new Sherlock Holmes last night...t

that was actually pretty epic. The humor was very cool, and the action was...amazing.

I LOVE that movie.  It's actually pretty true to Doyle's works as well. 

In fact, I'm currently working on a research paper laying out all the things that the 2009 film did right.  Which is basically everything.   :D
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Post by: ChexCommander on May 05, 2010, 08:04:06 PM
Watched the new Sherlock Holmes last night...t

that was actually pretty epic. The humor was very cool, and the action was...amazing.

I LOVE that movie.  It's actually pretty true to Doyle's works as well. 

In fact, I'm currently working on a research paper laying out all the things that the 2009 film did right.  Which is basically everything.   :D

Haha, so true! I've read every Holmes story from Doyle save for the last 3 in the complete collection.

However, they did NOT show Sherlock's addiction to cocaine. Which I suppose is suitable for a PG-13 movie anyways. ;)
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Post by: noob1234 on May 05, 2010, 08:18:58 PM
i watched bee movie on... sunday? i think
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Post by: Kuwabara on May 05, 2010, 09:43:22 PM
Bee Movie was hilarious.  ;D
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Post by: ChexCommander on May 08, 2010, 12:02:26 AM
I just saw Iron Man 2 on premiere night, and it was AMAZING. Loved it. Actually, Robert Downey Jr. is the man. Love his movies.

And Scarlett Johansson is WAY hot. No joke, she's amazing. ;)
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Post by: Datra on May 08, 2010, 04:44:48 PM
I also went and saw Iron Man 2. and I agree CC, that movie is SUPREME EPICNESS!

This is a legit spoiler. don't open if you don't want a small part of the movie ruined for you.
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

And Scarlett Johansson is WAY hot. No joke, she's amazing. ;)
QFT ;D ;)
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Post by: chekovrules on May 08, 2010, 10:04:17 PM
@ CC: Although they didn't directly show Holmes using cocaine, Watson does make a reference to Sherlock drinking something meant for eye surgery.  Cocaine was used as an painkiller for various surgeries during the 19th century   :) 
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Post by: Atariangamer on May 08, 2010, 10:36:50 PM
"I, using musical theory, have created order...out of chaos."
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on May 08, 2010, 10:56:02 PM
@ CC: Although they didn't directly show Holmes using cocaine, Watson does make a reference to Sherlock drinking something meant for eye surgery.  Cocaine was used as an painkiller for various surgeries during the 19th century   :) 

Ah, that works. I might not have noticed that reference. :)


I also went and saw Iron Man 2. and I agree CC, that movie is SUPREME EPICNESS!

This is a legit spoiler. don't open if you don't want a small part of the movie ruined for you.
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Haha, yeah, that was so awesome. After burning through half the room, he's just like "that wasn't so hard." XD
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Post by: chekovrules on May 09, 2010, 02:31:51 PM
@ CC: Although they didn't directly show Holmes using cocaine, Watson does make a reference to Sherlock drinking something meant for eye surgery.  Cocaine was used as an painkiller for various surgeries during the 19th century   :) 

Ah, that works. I might not have noticed that reference. :)

I didn't catch it until my third viewing   :D

"I, using musical theory, have created order...out of chaos."
Robert Downey Jr. is the perfect Holmes.  He delivers that line so well.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on May 09, 2010, 02:43:47 PM
@ CC: Although they didn't directly show Holmes using cocaine, Watson does make a reference to Sherlock drinking something meant for eye surgery.  Cocaine was used as an painkiller for various surgeries during the 19th century   :) 

Ah, that works. I might not have noticed that reference. :)

I didn't catch it until my third viewing   :D

"I, using musical theory, have created order...out of chaos."
Robert Downey Jr. is the perfect Holmes.  He delivers that line so well.

Ah, with the bees! That part was awesome.

To quote my friend:

"Robert Downey Jr. did the best portrayal of a 19th century Englishman I have ever seen."
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on May 09, 2010, 09:18:38 PM
I noticed that he always had a pipe.  Maybe it was a crack pipe for his cocaine addiction?


Also, it was moths, not bees. ;)


I really liked
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Post by: ChexCommander on May 09, 2010, 09:33:10 PM
I noticed that he always had a pipe.  Maybe it was a crack pipe for his cocaine addiction?


Also, it was moths, not bees. ;)


I really liked
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

No, that was just a pipe.

Was it moths? I forget, because I know in the stories Holmes lives on his own tending bees later on in his life.

And yeah, I thought the whole intricacies of all the mysteries in the movie were astounding.
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Post by: chekovrules on May 09, 2010, 10:37:20 PM
@CC: Your friend is totally right!  I was so impressed when I left the theatres.  And the amount of thought that went into planting clues all over the movie was simply astounding.  Overall one of the best films I'd seen in a long time.

As to the "order out of chaos" bit, I just pulled out my DVD, and the insects are actually flies.    :D
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Post by: Atariangamer on May 15, 2010, 11:43:59 PM
I'm watching The Green Mile as we speak. This is an epic movie. My goodness. Can't wait to see the ending!
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Post by: Allen Walker on May 15, 2010, 11:57:52 PM
I'm watching The Green Mile as we speak. This is an epic movie. My goodness. Can't wait to see the ending!

Its pretty close to the book. I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Atariangamer on May 16, 2010, 01:02:54 AM
Aw man, that's sad. Great, but sad movie.
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Post by: Pirinja on June 05, 2010, 11:09:34 PM
I just watched Prince of Persia. I haven't played any of the games but I thought the movie was pretty good.
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Post by: Rushnerd on June 06, 2010, 12:00:46 AM
Heavy Rain
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Post by: Kuwabara on June 06, 2010, 12:11:50 AM
Heavy Rain

WANT
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Post by: xbolt on June 06, 2010, 03:16:46 AM
I watched Densha Otoko yesterday.

It's purportedly a true story of a guy who met a girl on a train, and asks 2ch users for dating advice and stuff. A really funny movie.
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Post by: Rushnerd on June 06, 2010, 04:20:06 AM
I watched Densha Otoko yesterday

guy who asks 2ch users for dating advice and stuff.

Isn't that real life?
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Post by: Allen Walker on June 06, 2010, 04:42:29 PM
I watched Densha Otoko yesterday

guy who asks 2ch users for dating advice and stuff.

Isn't that real life?

Yes. Yes it is.
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Post by: 75 on June 06, 2010, 04:47:06 PM
I watched part of I Am Legend yesterday, I'm not really into disaster movies...
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Post by: Kuwabara on June 06, 2010, 09:23:38 PM
I rather liked I Am Legend.  It shares common themes with Frankenstein (the BOOK, not the butchered crap Hollywood made).
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Post by: Atariangamer on June 07, 2010, 12:14:08 PM
Tell me...is there any disaster movie that is just the story of a person or group of people trying to escape with their lives?

minus the junk love story, insane stereotypes, and junk CGI? (good CGI is accepted)
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Post by: 75 on June 07, 2010, 05:18:35 PM
Speed, maybe.
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Post by: Kuwabara on June 07, 2010, 05:52:39 PM
I just got done watching a epic movie.  Its called The Place Promised in Our Early Days.  To quote from Wiki as to explain the movie:

Quote from: Wikipedia
The Place Promised in Our Early Days takes place in Japan during the late 1990s in an alternate timeline. Though it is not directly explained in the film, the world in the anime apparently diverges from Japan's in the decades following World War II. In 1974, Japan underwent the Separation: the southern part, including the main islands of Honshū and Kyūshū, were occupied by the United States, while the northern island, Hokkaidō (or Ezo, as it is called in the anime), was occupied by the "Union" (presumably referring to the Soviet Union). Also in that same year, the Union began the construction of a strange tower on Hokkaido designed by a scientist named Ekusun Tsukinoe. On a clear day, the incredible height of the tower makes it visible from as far away as Tokyo.

By the 1990s when the story begins, the U.S. occupation of southern Japan has ended, and the two nations have formed a pact called the Alliance. Hokkaido remains under the control of the Union; contact between the North and the South is all but suspended; and border clashes are common. An underground group committed to reunifying Japan known as the Uilta Liberation Front exists in the South. Covertly supported by some Alliance government officials, it makes incursions into and executes attacks on Union territory.

The anime follows the story of three friends living in Aomori on the northern end of southern Japan: two boys, Hiroki Fujisawa and Takuya Shirakawa, both child prodigies; and one girl, Sayuri Sawatari. In 1996, the three are in eighth grade, their last year of middle school, and they are fascinated by the Hokkaido Tower visible across the Tsugaru Strait to the north.

There is a lot more to the movie then simply that (but anything more would be spoilers).  It was rather moving.
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Post by: noob1234 on June 07, 2010, 07:58:24 PM
that sounds EPIC!
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Post by: Kuwabara on June 07, 2010, 08:07:33 PM
It is.  >:3  You got Netflix?  Cause its on the Instant movie list.
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Post by: Rushnerd on June 08, 2010, 12:59:45 AM
Ponyo
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Post by: Kuwabara on June 08, 2010, 01:37:41 AM
Watched that the other day (surprised I didn't mention it).  LOVED IT.  <3
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Post by: brain candy on June 08, 2010, 09:11:12 AM
I got hauled to that opening weekend and loved it. The only awkward thing was the fact that the two little kids were voiced by Disney Channel younger sibling types. A Jonas brother little brother and a Hannah Montana little sister? Blegh. But Liam Neeson's character and his watering system was epic.
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Post by: Allen Walker on June 08, 2010, 04:08:17 PM
But Liam Neeson's character and his watering system was epic.

That reminded me of Super Mario Sunshine. XD
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Post by: noob1234 on June 09, 2010, 07:53:40 PM
in class we had an arctic film festival to complement Call of the Wild (yes, i still have school :P) over the course of 4 days-actually ends tomorrow. we have to write reviews, because it's supposed to be academic work, otherwise the teacher would be in trouble (they're not supposed to play movies this week :P), and there will be awards. I'm on the award committee! since the teacher is awesome,we got popcorn, and we get to bring our own snacks into class and eat/share them. Anyway, the 3 movies are Balto, Happy Feet (not really arctic, but played due to popular demand), and White Fang.
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Post by: Kuwabara on June 10, 2010, 02:19:46 AM
Ah yes, Call of the Wild.  I remember that book fondly (one of the reasons we study it here is because our school mascot is the Timberwolf).  Balto, I only remember bits and pieces (I wonder if that sick girl could see Russia from her backyard *ponders*).  White Fang.....I've heard its name but I don't believe I've seen/read it (although the name is reminding me of a movie I watched today, The Clan of the Cave Bear (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clan_of_the_Cave_Bear)).
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Post by: noob1234 on June 10, 2010, 10:19:41 PM
White Fang is also written by Jack London.
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Post by: Kuwabara on June 10, 2010, 11:42:36 PM
Ah, well there ya go.
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Post by: noob1234 on June 14, 2010, 08:00:29 PM
this weekend i watched WALL-E and some of Monty Python's Flying Circus (although, I guess that's not a movie)-LOLOLOL @ monty python
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Post by: xbolt on June 16, 2010, 12:13:42 AM
Just finished watching Back to the Future.

DANG if that isn't a great movie.
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Post by: Allen Walker on June 16, 2010, 04:07:20 PM
Just finished watching Back to the Future.

DANG if that isn't a great movie.

GREAT SCOTT!!!!!!!!

Anyway, I've been using Netflix alot, but not for movies.....I suddenly got addicted to Law and Order(Particually SVU since thats what they have the most of) and have been watching lots of it.
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Post by: QuadrumpusGuy on June 16, 2010, 04:10:13 PM
I watched The Onion a few weeks ago - it was pretty funny.
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Post by: Pirinja on June 16, 2010, 05:46:53 PM
I just watched Alice in Wonderland for the second time and I'm re-obsessed with Tim Burton's works (the way my obsessions work is they start, then eventually die out, but eventually something triggers them to start again) So I decided to watch some of his other shorters works. In doing so I stumbled upon one of his creepier than usually works.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKxcmF098IM
Be warned, it's very creepy and ominous and there's a small blood scene at the end but it's not that bad
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Post by: brain candy on June 16, 2010, 05:51:05 PM
I really need to see Burton's Alice in Wonderland! I wanted to but never got around to it.

@Video- Freaking creepy.
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Post by: QuadrumpusGuy on June 16, 2010, 06:23:24 PM
Wow  :o
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Post by: Kuwabara on June 18, 2010, 06:14:31 PM
So I finally got around to seeing Ghost in the Shell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell_%28film%29) today.  It was rather good.  I can see how The Matrix was inspired by it.
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Post by: ChexCommander on June 18, 2010, 07:47:07 PM
Ok, I just saw Toy Story 3 in IMAX.

AMAZING.

Seriously, there's something about Toy Story that's always been awesome. It appeals to the inner child in all of us, the kid who still wants to play with their old toys and reminisce. And TS3 captured it all.

Definitely best movie of the year, guys. But I'm giving no spoilers.
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Post by: xbolt on June 20, 2010, 02:55:19 PM
I watched The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry last night.

I was surprised to learn that the guy who plays Eli Vance is in it.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on June 20, 2010, 07:02:41 PM
So I finally got around to seeing Ghost in the Shell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell_%28film%29) today.  It was rather good.  I can see how The Matrix was inspired by it.
Now that you've seen the film, you should watch this: http://vimeo.com/10662248 It's Conan O'Brien and from prime time TV so there is minimal adult content.  ;D
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on June 20, 2010, 07:05:03 PM
So I finally got around to seeing Ghost in the Shell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell_%28film%29) today.  It was rather good.  I can see how The Matrix was inspired by it.
Now that you've seen the film, you should watch this: http://vimeo.com/10662248 It's Conan O'Brien and from prime time TV so there is minimal adult content.  ;D

Oh yeah, I actually saw that before I saw Ghost in the Shell.  When I was watching that scene in the movie, I was remembering it.  XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Datra on June 20, 2010, 09:16:32 PM
Ok, I just saw Toy Story 3 in IMAX.
THIS! I must see this!

Speaking of Pixar... I saw The Incredibles last night. IMO one of the best superhero movies out there.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: LAZ Trooper on June 20, 2010, 11:20:42 PM
Saw Toy Story 3 today. Epic Pixar, as usual. Pixar movies are the only movies we go to see, save a few others based on books and such.

@Datra: Yeah, how many superhero movies show the superheros' families?
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on June 20, 2010, 11:24:20 PM
i watched shrek 4 yesterday...meh. its not as good as the others, imo, but still pretty good. imo, the dreamworks movies are usually better than pixar, but that's just my opinion.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: cheetahben on June 20, 2010, 11:52:59 PM
the dreamworks movies are usually better than pixar

I don't like you anymore.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on June 21, 2010, 12:03:04 AM
the dreamworks movies are usually better than pixar

I don't like you anymore.

I like both equally. Usually I like Pixar movies more, but there are a lot of good dreamworks movies too. How to Train Your Dragon was amazing.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on June 21, 2010, 02:55:04 AM
imo, the dreamworks movies are usually better than pixar

Begone, foul creature that has possessed the mind of Noob1234!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on June 21, 2010, 11:27:30 AM
imo, the dreamworks movies are usually better than pixar

Begone, foul creature that has possessed the mind of Noob1234!

Ugh, noob, are you kidding me? Pixar has always the best movies out there, from Toy Story to WALL-E and UP, with everything in between being the best they could have possibly made.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on July 05, 2010, 03:21:56 AM
Watched National Treasure. A very fun movie, if you ask me.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on July 05, 2010, 11:16:02 AM
Dreamworks has a totally different style of animation. Pixar has always impressed me at making it all cartoon styled, but in 3D. Its amazing.

We watched Prince of Persia last night. I'd go as far as to say its the best video game adaptation into a movie evar. Story was amazingly detailed, action was intense, and the humor was...weird for a movie like that, but funny. And what surprised me...it was clean. Just a good, clean, family action movie. Good stuff, Disney...

I'm also going to watch Toy Story 3 today...

...BY MYSELF.[/glados] Yeah, none of my family (cept my sister, who already saw it with a bunch of friends w/o inviting me :cry: ) wanted to see it. So, I'm gonna catch an early/lunchtime showing in 3D. Our only IMAX is WAY WAY WAY downtown charleston, in the middle of the ghetto...we don't go there anymore...[/alyx]
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on July 10, 2010, 12:36:00 AM
I just finished watching Sugar for the fourth time, with the family. I had to suffer through the English dub because my youngest brother didn't want to bother having to read subtitles.

Why do they have to even turn my favorite show against me?! T_T
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pikazec2012 on July 10, 2010, 12:41:47 AM
...BY MYSELF.[/glados] Yeah, none of my family (cept my sister, who already saw it with a bunch of friends w/o inviting me :cry: ) wanted to see it. So, I'm gonna catch an early/lunchtime showing in 3D. Our only IMAX is WAY WAY WAY downtown charleston, in the middle of the ghetto...we don't go there anymore...[/alyx]
o my gosh i wouldnt go into the charleston ghetto for ANYTHING!!!! its not safe............
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on July 10, 2010, 01:39:40 AM
I just finished watching Sugar for the fourth time, with the family. I had to suffer through the English dub because my youngest brother didn't want to bother having to read subtitles.

Why do they have to even turn my favorite show against me?! T_T

I don't understand why most people don't like reading subtitles.  Can someone here clarify why this is a problem?
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on July 10, 2010, 01:47:07 AM
I just finished watching Sugar for the fourth time, with the family. I had to suffer through the English dub because my youngest brother didn't want to bother having to read subtitles.

Why do they have to even turn my favorite show against me?! T_T

I don't understand why most people don't like reading subtitles.  Can someone here clarify why this is a problem?

He says it's because they go by too fast. Even if that were true, it's still better than the cringe-worthy dub... >_>
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on July 10, 2010, 01:49:09 AM
I just finished watching Sugar for the fourth time, with the family. I had to suffer through the English dub because my youngest brother didn't want to bother having to read subtitles.

Why do they have to even turn my favorite show against me?! T_T

I don't understand why most people don't like reading subtitles.  Can someone here clarify why this is a problem?

He says it's because they go by too fast.

Well, I suppose I can understand that for someone younger, but I don't get it why even full-grown adults don't like it.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pikazec2012 on July 10, 2010, 01:52:51 AM
i used to not like having to watch shows in with subs (because im lazy and dont like to read) but then i realized after watching an entire season of yu-gi-oh in Japanese how much of shows are lost in dubbed versions and you can get animes in Japanese like 6 months before they air in america
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on July 10, 2010, 01:54:24 AM
I just finished watching Sugar for the fourth time, with the family. I had to suffer through the English dub because my youngest brother didn't want to bother having to read subtitles.

Why do they have to even turn my favorite show against me?! T_T

I don't understand why most people don't like reading subtitles.  Can someone here clarify why this is a problem?

He says it's because they go by too fast.

Well, I suppose I can understand that for someone younger, but I don't get it why even full-grown adults don't like it.

Too used to the boring regular TV where you don't have to pay attention perhaps? I dunno.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on July 10, 2010, 01:59:20 AM
I think Pika shed the most light on it.  As sad as it is.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on July 10, 2010, 02:04:42 AM
how much of shows are lost in dubbed versions

This. This. A hundred times this.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on July 10, 2010, 02:07:58 AM
how much of shows are lost in dubbed versions

This. This. A hundred times this.

Clannad, in my humble opinion, seems to have avoided this.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on July 10, 2010, 02:09:05 AM
how much of shows are lost in dubbed versions

This. This. A hundred times this.

Clannad, in my humble opinion, seems to have avoided this.

Well, not including Sunohara. :P
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on July 10, 2010, 02:12:09 AM
how much of shows are lost in dubbed versions

This. This. A hundred times this.

Clannad, in my humble opinion, seems to have avoided this.

Well, not including Sunohara. :P

Ack, I forgot about him.  Ok, so except for Sunohara sounding like that one kid from King of the Hill, its all good.

That one kid:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pikazec2012 on July 10, 2010, 02:48:58 AM
i watched my first episode of pokemon (or was it digimon) in Japanese and i was shocked when they started cussing! i was like i thought it was a kids show! (then i remembered American curse words arnt Japanese curses so i didnt freak anymore.)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on July 10, 2010, 04:12:29 AM
Japanese "curse" words are few in comparison to english. Its mostly how one says something (such as calling someone "omae" or rolling ones R's) then what is said.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on July 13, 2010, 11:41:48 PM
I just saw despicable me. If you asked me why it was good, I probably wouldn't be able to answer, but it was really good. Like universally appealing.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: cheetahben on July 14, 2010, 01:45:24 AM
how much of shows are lost in dubbed versions

This. This. A hundred times this.

Let's see...Sailor Moon was completely changed and was targeted towards younger children, but was meant for a much more mature audience in Japan.

And as for Azumanga Daioh, Osaka sounds like a retarded cow in English.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on July 14, 2010, 04:08:32 AM
how much of shows are lost in dubbed versions

This. This. A hundred times this.

Let's see...Sailor Moon was completely changed and was targeted towards younger children, but was meant for a much more mature audience in Japan.

And as for Azumanga Daioh, Osaka sounds like a retarded cow in English.

Yeah, Sailor Moon was a 16+ anime before Dic (Ye Olden 4Kids) chopped off the age range by 10.

And I agree with your Osaka statement.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on July 14, 2010, 04:32:43 AM
how much of shows are lost in dubbed versions

This. This. A hundred times this.

And as for Azumanga Daioh, Osaka sounds like a retarded cow in English.

And I agree with your Osaka statement.

It hurts when I hear SS imitate that accent.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on July 15, 2010, 10:04:31 PM
I finally got around to seeing Toy Story 3. It's easily my favorite of the trilogy. Sure 1 has historical significance and 2 had a pretty good story, but 3 is a near-perfect movie. You have to see the first two to enjoy 3 anyway. I expected the quirky Pixar style humor to be intact (which it was) and the same characters to be just as entertaining as before (which they were), but what I didn't expect was for it to be so intense and suspenseful. The clown's flashback and the dumpster escape scenes almost made me forget that I was watching an animated movie about toys. Also, it wasn't as sad as I expected. Well some parts were, but the happy ending more than made up for them.

Oh yeah, about the Totoro cameo. Best. Cameo. Ever. Most cameos are only visible for a very short time and you have to look really closely, but Totoro got a ton of screen time. Also, it was more than just a normal cameo. Hayao Miyazaki is basically the Walt Disney of Japan and the Totoro cameo is like Disney acknowledging that.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on July 17, 2010, 01:16:55 AM
I saw Toy Story 3 the other day, too. That was epic. Nothing short of it.

Storyline was...epic. It made sense, and was cool, and I just LOVED it. The only thing was how intense it was. I mean DANG. That really really really got me close to tears. I was just...moved at that. Then I laughed SO HARD at how that tense moment ended. Getting one of those reminiscent grins just thinking about it.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on July 18, 2010, 11:35:53 PM
I just watched the "quintessential" zombie movie: Night of the Living Dead.

It was... significantly not as good as I was expecting.

I mean, it was scary and all, but the characters spend most of the movie arguing... And I'm like: "Uh... No."
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on July 19, 2010, 11:37:56 AM
I just watched the "quintessential" zombie movie: Night of the Living Dead.

It was... significantly not as good as I was expecting.

I mean, it was scary and all, but the characters spend most of the movie arguing... And I'm like: "Uh... No."

Eh, its one of those classics.  It can be famous for setting new standards for its time, but it doesn't mean that it holds up to today's standards.   But, that is subjective.  For example, while I believe that Seven Samurai has stood the test of time in terms of watch-ability (and awesomeness), I think the very opposite of Dr. Strangelove (another classic, a classic that for the most part bored me to tears).
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on July 19, 2010, 11:40:20 AM
I just watched the "quintessential" zombie movie: Night of the Living Dead.

It was... significantly not as good as I was expecting.

I mean, it was scary and all, but the characters spend most of the movie arguing... And I'm like: "Uh... No."

LOL, I didn't even think it was particularly scary.  But it's a total classic, and I found it rather enjoyable.  It's one of those movies that you just have to see at least once so you can say that you have   :D
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on July 20, 2010, 09:20:03 AM
I just watched the "quintessential" zombie movie: Night of the Living Dead.

It was... significantly not as good as I was expecting.

I mean, it was scary and all, but the characters spend most of the movie arguing... And I'm like: "Uh... No."

LOL, I didn't even think it was particularly scary.  But it's a total classic, and I found it rather enjoyable.  It's one of those movies that you just have to see at least once so you can say that you have   :D

Exactly. It's not particularly good now, but it's a classic and a badge of honor to say you have seen it. :D

I'm having a really hard time recalling the last movie I watched. Since moving to Houston for the summer, I've barely seen anything and have yet to go to a movie theater. Hrm, I think the last one I saw was Event Horizon (1997)... for the zillionth time. I always have to defend my adoration for this movie. I love it. I'm addicted to it. I seek out other movies that have drawn comparisons to it. I realize that it's not the greatest movie out there... it suffers from trying to be a larger budget 90's movie, got knocked down a peg with poor editing, and random bits of not so great dialogue can take you out of the mood... but the idea of a deep space "cosmic horror" (to borrow from HP Lovecraft) is too epic to just shrug off.

I think what has me hooked more than anything is that if we ever have a test flight for faster-than-light travel, it's not a matter of getting it right once, but we have to get it right twice or else we'll be stuck in some bit of space and time that we don't understand how to get out of (like the Event Horizon). The Wright brothers only had to get it right once to get their craft off the ground and no creepy freaking black holes came into play. Imagine being a part of a project that can be as horribly wrong as faster-than-light travel.  :o

Edit: It's a lot like that video game, Dead Space, actually.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: cheetahben on July 20, 2010, 12:23:56 PM
So last night, I watched all three Resident Evil movies.

First one: OK
Second one: SCARY OMG MOMMY MOMMY MOMMY
Third one: Scarier than first, less scary than third
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on July 21, 2010, 12:10:27 PM
I really want to see this, not because it looks particularly good, but because I appreciate messed up concepts that I'm surprised get by the producers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgOLmjhxVVU
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on July 21, 2010, 10:30:04 PM
I saw The A-Team at the Dollar (ok, now its two dollar) Theater today. It was funny and I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on July 26, 2010, 12:18:03 AM
lessee... on the trip i went on i saw Monsters Inc and Clash of the Titans on the plane. Clash of the Titans was changed a lot from the original one. there were a lot of elements that they kept from it, such as Medusa, the Kraken (of course), the river crossing, the three witches, and the giant scorpions, but they changed a lot of the plot. there was no despising the gods or Hades trying to undermine Zeus. actually hades wasn't even mentioned in the original. also, those freaky mummy/dark magic dudes weren't in the original. the original's reason for releasing the kraken was because the queen said that the princess was more beautiful than the goddess, and that's why they sacrificed her. Perseus got into the city because one of the goddesses put him there- Zeus had changed whatsisname into Caliboss, her son, so she messed with his son.

OH, i should stop now, thats enough. TL;DR.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on July 31, 2010, 12:22:48 AM
I just watched Galaxy Quest.

That is UNQUESTIONABLY one of my favorite movies of all time.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ZeldaGamer00 on July 31, 2010, 12:41:42 PM
Inception. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/)

Amazing detail, a plot that leaves you thinking for a while afterwards, and amazingly clean for a PG-13 movie (Hardly any blood, though people still get shot. A few swears like G** D***, but nothing strong at all)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on July 31, 2010, 05:39:33 PM
Dude, I have been hearing nothing but GOOD about that movie.  I want to see it.  >:3
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on August 09, 2010, 02:05:22 AM
Chekov and I just got back from seeing- Guess what?

Inception. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/)

Yeah.

I thought it was interesting. The premise kind of reminded me of The Matrix, actually. (Although, neither I nor her can remember any of the character's names... >_> )
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on August 09, 2010, 12:02:19 PM
Inception. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/)

Amazing detail, a plot that leaves you thinking for a while afterwards, and amazingly clean for a PG-13 movie (Hardly any blood, though people still get shot. A few swears like G** D***, but nothing strong at all)

My friend's dad (who is from LA) actually directed the movie. Which also means he directed the Dark Knight. Which is totally epic.

Which also means they're rich, of course. ;)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on August 09, 2010, 05:51:25 PM
My friend's dad (who is from LA) actually directed the movie. Which also means he directed the Dark Knight. Which is totally epic.

BLARGHLASDFBURGER :o
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on August 09, 2010, 06:01:25 PM
Inception. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/)

Amazing detail, a plot that leaves you thinking for a while afterwards, and amazingly clean for a PG-13 movie (Hardly any blood, though people still get shot. A few swears like G** D***, but nothing strong at all)

My friend's dad (who is from LA) actually directed the movie. Which also means he directed the Dark Knight. Which is totally epic.

Which also means they're rich, of course. ;)

No. Freaking. Way.

I could take or leave Inception and the Dark Knight, but that dude directed MOMENTO! I freaking love that movie. :o
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on August 09, 2010, 06:12:37 PM
Inception. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/)

Amazing detail, a plot that leaves you thinking for a while afterwards, and amazingly clean for a PG-13 movie (Hardly any blood, though people still get shot. A few swears like G** D***, but nothing strong at all)

My friend's dad (who is from LA) actually directed the movie. Which also means he directed the Dark Knight. Which is totally epic.

Which also means they're rich, of course. ;)

Dang, that's some connection! That is really cool!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on August 09, 2010, 07:15:48 PM
Yeah, I also have a friend who goes to school with Bruce Willis's daughter. He doesn't really know her that well, but still. You get some good connections when you're living near LA.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on August 10, 2010, 02:28:55 AM
After the download took 2 days, I almost lost it twice in an internet crash, and I nearly deleted it because the default audio was Italian, I watched my HD widescreen version of Apollo 13...

It still amazes me the accuracy of that movie. It was just so detailed! And while some of the CG is dated, the rest is just amazing. A good bit of swearing, but you can nearly bet that really happened. I also love the camera work in it. Especially in mission control, the angles and movement are swift and just look great. The score is amazing. I have one of the songs somewhere that I used to listen to ALOT, its just that good. Its also funny because half of the space scenes were shot in a recreated set in the no gravity simulation plane, and the rest were just the actors miming free movement. Overall, great movie. Just love it. It never really comes to my mind, but when it does, its probably one of my favorite movies of all time.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on August 10, 2010, 03:00:15 AM
It still amazes me the accuracy of that movie. It was just so detailed! And while some of the CG is dated, the rest is just amazing. A good bit of swearing, but you can nearly bet that really happened. I also love the camera work in it. Especially in mission control, the angles and movement are swift and just look great. The score is amazing. I have one of the songs somewhere that I used to listen to ALOT, its just that good. Its also funny because half of the space scenes were shot in a recreated set in the no gravity simulation plane, and the rest were just the actors miming free movement. Overall, great movie. Just love it. It never really comes to my mind, but when it does, its probably one of my favorite movies of all time.

This.

Now you're making me want to watch it again...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on August 10, 2010, 12:19:21 PM
After the download took 2 days, I almost lost it twice in an internet crash, and I nearly deleted it because the default audio was Italian, I watched my HD widescreen version of Apollo 13...

It still amazes me the accuracy of that movie. It was just so detailed! And while some of the CG is dated, the rest is just amazing. A good bit of swearing, but you can nearly bet that really happened. I also love the camera work in it. Especially in mission control, the angles and movement are swift and just look great. The score is amazing. I have one of the songs somewhere that I used to listen to ALOT, its just that good. Its also funny because half of the space scenes were shot in a recreated set in the no gravity simulation plane, and the rest were just the actors miming free movement. Overall, great movie. Just love it. It never really comes to my mind, but when it does, its probably one of my favorite movies of all time.

TOM HANKS
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on August 10, 2010, 03:22:42 PM
@CC: Thats what I forgot to mention...Acting. The guys are great. all of them. And Hanks was approved by Jim Lovell himself.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: arch129 on August 11, 2010, 02:30:02 AM
Inception. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/)

Amazing detail, a plot that leaves you thinking for a while afterwards, and amazingly clean for a PG-13 movie (Hardly any blood, though people still get shot. A few swears like G** D***, but nothing strong at all)

I really liked Inception, but I kinda feel like they could have done more since the premise was about dreams.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on August 11, 2010, 12:54:59 PM
Chekov and I just got back from seeing- Guess what?

Inception. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/)

Yeah.

I thought it was interesting. The premise kind of reminded me of The Matrix, actually. (Although, neither I nor her can remember any of the character's names... >_> )

Yep!  It was pretty epic.  And the music was amazing, although not a soundtrack I would want to own.

@CC: That's totally awesome!

Also, Apollo 13 is fantastic.  I totally want to watch that again.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on August 13, 2010, 10:47:05 PM
I just watched the rest of Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, aka Weird but awesome ideas 101: The Daft Punk, sci fi, anime movie.

I really liked it even though it wasn't synchronized like I expected, instead it seemed like an incredibly well made amv.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on August 14, 2010, 12:14:07 AM
Ah yes, Interstella 5555.  I've seen it as well, and I rather liked it.  Discovery is one of Daft Punk's most awesome albums.  =w=
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on August 15, 2010, 02:47:58 AM
Interesting coincidence. That's the very movie that will be featured in the next anime review on my blog. :3
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on August 15, 2010, 10:50:37 PM
I just got back from seeing Scott Pilgrim Versus the World. It's hard to describe with words, but it was one of the coolest, nerdiest, awesomest, funniest, movies I've ever seen. The basic plot is Scott Pilgrim, a bass player in a garage band dates a girl named Ramona Flowers who has 7 evil ex boy-friends who are trying to kill him and Scott has to kill them to win Ramona's heart. Sounds awesome? Well there's more. The whole movie is made to be like a videogame and a comic book. For example, whenever Scott kills someone they explode into coins.
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Whenever a sound effect is played, typographic onomatopoeia text appears (like a comic book). It's really hard to pick the funniest line, or awesomest scene because every line is funny and every moment is awesome. I was going to say it's the best movie I've scene all year (and probably more) but I forgot that I've seen Toy Story 3 (which is one of the best movies of all time).
Why am I saying this? GO WATCH IT!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on August 15, 2010, 11:06:53 PM
@5555: I watched that forever ago, as my first 'anime'. It...wasn't half bad, actually was amazing. ^^;

@Pirinja: Epic premise, but IDK if I'd wanna watch it...mebe I'll catch it on DVD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on August 15, 2010, 11:13:31 PM
Scott Pilgrim looks (and sounds) awesome!  I want to see it.  >:3
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pikazec2012 on August 16, 2010, 12:51:01 AM
i watched zombieland the other day. not a movie for the weak stomach but other then that it is hilarious(if you get over the language)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on August 16, 2010, 12:51:54 AM
@ Pirinja Haven't read the original comics, but oh well, I wanna see it.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on August 16, 2010, 10:08:15 AM
I haven't read the comics either, but I want to now
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on August 18, 2010, 08:29:01 AM
I went over to my pastor's house the other day to help his wife learn some more about the old Yamaha synth we were trying to get to work. After we got it doing a little of what she wanted, we all sat down and started talking about stuff, starting with them asking me what I was doing recently. This went from lomography to photography to cameras to film to cinema to old cinema to comparison to Star Wars and critiquing it to indiana jones to our favorite movies which all went on forever, till I went home carrying one of his favorite movies: "The Hunt for the Red October"

So. Its a Tom Clancy written movie, starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, and directed by the guy who did Die Hard. Made in 1990, and its about this advanced submarine built by the Soviet Union, but the plan of the captian is to defect to the Americans by breaking out from a training run. But they discover this, and want to destroy the ship, and ask the Americans (who don't know this) to do the same. But one guy at the CIA thinks he knows what he's going to do, and tries to not break the illusion of hunting them to try and help them.

POOT TRAILER HERE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGfk_IU3Wlo

I loved it. Great storyline. Very little swearing for this kind of movie...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on August 24, 2010, 08:03:47 PM
So I watched District 9 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_9) last night (yeah yeah, I know, I'm a bit late to the party).  Truly an epic movie.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on August 24, 2010, 08:42:54 PM
the last movie i watched was The Tuxedo, with Jackie Chan. good movie, and LOLOLOL too.
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Post by: chekovrules on August 24, 2010, 09:49:59 PM
So. Its a Tom Clancy written movie, starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, and directed by the guy who did Die Hard. Made in 1990, and its about this advanced submarine built by the Soviet Union, but the plan of the captian is to defect to the Americans by breaking out from a training run. But they discover this, and want to destroy the ship, and ask the Americans (who don't know this) to do the same. But one guy at the CIA thinks he knows what he's going to do, and tries to not break the illusion of hunting them to try and help them.

I loved it. Great storyline. Very little swearing for this kind of movie...

I love "The Hunt for Red October"!  Absolutely riveting, and you're right, there's not much swearing. 
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on August 25, 2010, 04:46:24 PM
So I watched District 9 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_9) last night (yeah yeah, I know, I'm a bit late to the party).  Truly an epic movie.
QFT. I saw District 9 opening weekend with my boyfriend's family and was mesmerized. I haven't seen it since then, so I totally need to rent/buy it.

When dealing with aliens, try to be polite, but firm. And always remember that a smile is cheaper than a bullet.

I love "The Hunt for Red October"!  Absolutely riveting, and you're right, there's not much swearing. 
Another QFT. It's a brilliant movie, for sure.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on August 31, 2010, 11:50:12 PM
I watched Tron just now. Still a cool movie.
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Post by: chekovrules on September 01, 2010, 01:26:11 PM
I need to borrow "Tron" from you...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on September 01, 2010, 01:51:24 PM
I did something totally out of my character.  I watched Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay last night.  It was more funny then I thought it would be.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on September 01, 2010, 06:14:15 PM
i finally watched Cats and Dogs: the Revenge of Kitty Galore on Saturday. there were literally about 10 other people in the theater. it was pretty good and funny, especially the James Bond references/parodies
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: cheetahben on September 01, 2010, 06:57:46 PM
So, I finally watched Bladerunner. And it was very cool. They had a lot of audio effects and other little bleeps and bloops in the background, making it seem super-real while sci-fi at the same time.
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Post by: Kuwabara on September 01, 2010, 07:07:14 PM
Ah yes, Blade Runner.  While I loved the original book (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), the movie made me fall asleep.  But then again, I ALWAYS fall asleep with school movies.  XD  (watched it in my old Film as Lit. class; it was for studying the Film Noir genre)
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Post by: brain candy on September 02, 2010, 10:15:22 AM
I still need to watch Bladerunner because I'm a sucker for dystopian type movies. I think not having seen this movie takes away from my cyber-punk, dystopian movie loving cred.  :D

I've been on this creepy vessel/space/dystopian kick lately. All my choices have been modeled around how close it is to Event Horizon or Sunshine. Some of the crap I've seen in the last 6ish months include:

- Eden Log (Very... VERY odd)
- Pandorum
- Alien
- Event Horizon (all too often)
- The Astronaut's Wife (not very spacey)
- Screamers (just because it's a dystopian movie doesn't mean it's good)
- I tried to watch Solaris but my copy was all messed up
- Moon (OMG, GOOD)

And that's pretty much what I've seen movie-wise for a real long time.  :o

I want to see this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381940/
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on September 02, 2010, 05:58:08 PM
I'd like to see Inception, I hear that's a good one.

You know they're releasing Avatar again into theaters with 9 minutes of extra footage? Yeah.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: arch129 on September 02, 2010, 06:06:05 PM
I'd like to see Inception, I hear that's a good one.

I liked Inception a lot but of course it wasn't as awesome as Paprika.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on September 02, 2010, 09:43:29 PM
You know they're releasing Avatar again into theaters with 9 minutes of extra footage? Yeah.
darn marketers.(i'm not watching it) that is stupid. i'd say it's pointless, but they are trying to make more money off an already uber successful movie. stupid.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on September 02, 2010, 10:10:45 PM
You know they're releasing Avatar again into theaters with 9 minutes of extra footage? Yeah.
darn marketers.(i'm not watching it) that is stupid. i'd say it's pointless, but they are trying to make more money off an already uber successful movie. stupid.

Yeah, and box office sales are slumping; some awesome movies this year, but the rest were flops.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on September 02, 2010, 11:21:14 PM
I liked Avatar, but dang, I'm not gonna see it again in the movies(with movie price) just for 9 extra minutes I could see in a DVD.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on September 06, 2010, 11:54:10 PM
well, i watched a buncha movies this weekend(DVD), including
-Shrek
-A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
-Monty Python and the Holy Grail
-The Fifth Element
-Dr.No
-Goldfinger
and some of the 3 stooges.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on September 07, 2010, 12:12:39 AM
-A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

"Wait wait WAIT!  That's what virgins do BEST!"

Ah, that movie was hilarious.  XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: MajorSlime on September 07, 2010, 01:37:33 AM
well, i watched a buncha movies this weekend(DVD), including
-Shrek
-A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
-Monty Python and the Holy Grail
-The Fifth Element
-Dr.No
-Goldfinger
and some of the 3 stooges.

Wow. I actually know/have seen about half of those.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: cheetahben on September 11, 2010, 11:15:57 AM
So after watching a sample on YouTube and finding it absolutely hysterical, I'm going to download the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets RiffTrax MP3.

What it is: you insert the DVD into your computer, then sync it with the RiffTrax audio. It adds additional lines when needed, and I'll let you guys know if the movie is as funny as the sample made it out to be.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on September 17, 2010, 12:57:38 PM
I'm finally watching movies again (yay Netflix!), so I'm catching up on some movies I missed. So far I've seen The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Crazies, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Sling Blade. I think. Oh, and Blade Runner and Alien 3. We're getting Crazy Heart tonight. I also just watched through the last season of Flight of the Conchords finally (sad), and am catching up on Dexter.
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Post by: Kuwabara on September 17, 2010, 01:40:06 PM
Huh, that's an odd coincidence because we just got our Netflix back as well (the way we watch it most common around here is via the Wii; the sensor bar's cord was chewed through by a certain nephew a couple of weeks ago and we just replaced it yesterday).  Of course, we haven't been able to use it for anything but Kipper and the like yet, but still.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on September 17, 2010, 03:22:47 PM
Ha ha, I think I'm more keen on why you were so excited to have your sister and nephew move out now! Is he part parakeet or something? XD

Netflix is amazing... I can't wait to get my PS3 and interwebs! Not sure why I've waited. I didn't know the Wii had a Netflix plugin. Epic.
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Post by: Kuwabara on September 17, 2010, 03:34:48 PM
Ha ha, I think I'm more keen on why you were so excited to have your sister and nephew move out now! Is he part parakeet or something? XD

Netflix is amazing... I can't wait to get my PS3 and interwebs! Not sure why I've waited. I didn't know the Wii had a Netflix plugin. Epic.

Sometimes I swear he is more puppy then human.  XD  And yeah, if you request it on the Netflix site, you can get a CD sent to ya with Netflix on it.  Its rather fun.  >:3
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Post by: cheetahben on September 17, 2010, 03:53:22 PM
Ha ha, I think I'm more keen on why you were so excited to have your sister and nephew move out now! Is he part parakeet or something? XD

Netflix is amazing... I can't wait to get my PS3 and interwebs! Not sure why I've waited. I didn't know the Wii had a Netflix plugin. Epic.

Sometimes I swear he is more puppy then human.  XD  And yeah, if you request it on the Netflix site, you can get a CD sent to ya with Netflix on it.  Its rather fun.  >:3

I have the whole Netflix deal on my Wii too. It's great. We never watch the movies we already own anymore.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on September 18, 2010, 11:11:30 PM
I just watched the premier of Fred the Movie and I'm not ashamed to say that I actually enjoyed it. It wasn't an amazing movie with mindblowing effects and production values, but it was actually pretty funny and I actually felt bad for Fred in some parts.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on September 28, 2010, 11:44:55 PM
Courtesy of Chekovrules, I just watched Napoleon Dynamite.

Pointless movie about nothing, indeed. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: cheetahben on September 30, 2010, 09:15:01 PM
So, I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and it might just be the most epic movie ever.

Best special effects, retro game references out the wazoo, and hilarious sound effects and arrows. In fact, I was laughing hysterically at parts nobody else found funny because they had obscure references to Mortal Kombat/Zelda/Mario/Sonic the Hedgehog.

Best part I caught: the final Evil Ex created a sword by forming the shapes on the PS1 controller used to enter the Konami Code.
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 30, 2010, 11:18:12 PM
Tuesday Night I caught the last half of Dirty Harry, and the first few minutes of Magnum Force.

Its now Thursday night, and I want to finish both of them.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on October 02, 2010, 12:14:45 PM
Courtesy of Chekovrules, I just watched Napoleon Dynamite.

Pointless movie about nothing, indeed. XD

Well, did you like it?

And courtest of Xbolt, I finally saw Tron!  Which was epic.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on October 02, 2010, 10:01:55 PM
I watched Ponyo last weekend... another epic Ghibli film! while similar to the little mermaid, it's different in Japanese and other ways. It was better, I'd say.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on October 03, 2010, 03:30:48 AM
I rather liked Ponyo.  A friend of mine gave a rather good simile for Ponyo, but it is SO not CQFF friendly.  XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on October 03, 2010, 10:15:12 AM
@chekov: Tron is an amazing movie, can't wait to see this new one.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: cheetahben on October 03, 2010, 10:36:00 AM
I rather liked Ponyo.  A friend of mine gave a rather good simile for Ponyo, but it is SO not CQFF friendly.  XD

Oh yeah...THAT one...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on October 11, 2010, 08:31:13 PM
I saw the Legend of the Guardians movie yesterday. It was pretty good, and a good book to movie conversion too. (i read the books)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 12, 2010, 05:03:22 PM
The Expendables, The Other Guys...

those were a month ago.
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Post by: Kuwabara on October 12, 2010, 07:24:23 PM
I just saw Dragonball: Evolution for the lolz.

I'm SO glad I wasn't expecting much and that I didn't pay for it.  XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on October 14, 2010, 01:53:21 PM
I saw the Legend of the Guardians movie yesterday. It was pretty good, and a good book to movie conversion too. (i read the books)

Glad to hear that it turned out well.  I read the books a couple years ago, but haven't made it to see the movie yet.
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Post by: Per-Scan on October 14, 2010, 05:40:39 PM
Just watched Zombie Virus on Mulberry Street straight after Zombie Wars.  I think there's a theme going here...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on October 17, 2010, 06:55:02 PM
I saw the Legend of the Guardians movie yesterday. It was pretty good, and a good book to movie conversion too. (i read the books)
I just watched it again today. ;D
The visual effects are awesome. Especially the slow motion.  ;D
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on November 04, 2010, 10:53:53 PM
Almost halfway through Terminator 2...cool movie, bro.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on November 13, 2010, 01:44:49 AM
Sorry for double post, but I wanna know: what the heck is up with critics?

Honestly, how can 500 different people watch a movie, write some outlandish stuff about it, and people go and write it off because some stuck up guy says its no good?

Read some reviews of a few movies, and it was just...terrible. and then the comments are like "Oh, wow, thanks for warning me...guess that's a movie I won't be wasting money on...". Yet everyone else that goes and watches it loves it.

I also hate people who go "the plot was stupid so its a bad movie"...There are stupider plots, and they are (by popular opinion) good movies. Gah, makes me mad.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on November 13, 2010, 03:16:02 AM
I haven't listened to critics in years. I only go by what I hear from regular people.
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Post by: ChexCommander on November 13, 2010, 07:46:52 PM
@Atarian & Xbolt: A lot of people on Reddit agree with you. (http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/e52e1/what_is_your_favorite_movie_with_a_rotten_rating/)

*note: language*
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on November 21, 2010, 12:40:05 AM
We just watched the first Rocky. Great movie.

Due to the turkey scene, we watch it every year around Thanksgiving. ;D
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on November 21, 2010, 01:32:12 AM
We just watched the first Rocky. Great movie.

Due to the turkey scene, we watch it every year around Thanksgiving. ;D

Drat, now I want to watch Rocky again...

We just finished watching the original version of "The Fly" with Vincent Price.  Gotta love how well those actors can do the most ridiculous scenes and still come across as somewhat believable.   XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Boingo the Clown on November 21, 2010, 01:34:29 PM
I bought a DVD with Airplane and Top Secret on it.

Two comedy classics.

And don't call me Shirley.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on November 21, 2010, 02:18:09 PM
Oh god, Airplane...XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on November 21, 2010, 05:03:50 PM
Airplane was very funny..a classic comedy indeed.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on November 21, 2010, 07:21:21 PM
Airplane was very funny..a classic comedy indeed.

SO random, though. XD
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Post by: Datra on November 22, 2010, 04:09:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmwM_AKeMCk
Not exactly a movie, but imo it's an amazing play that definitely deserves a mention.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on November 22, 2010, 06:51:12 PM
Ah, Cheetahben was JUST telling me about this yesterday! I need to see all of it. I also need to see Dog Sees God(16+ though! Not for younger audiences!) as well.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on December 01, 2010, 12:26:38 AM
GREAT SCOTT!!!

Watched it again. Gearing up for the game. It'll be heavy.
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Post by: Atariangamer on December 01, 2010, 01:32:48 AM
...
*adds to long list of movies I want to watch...*

Currently, I want to watch:

Terminator (1 and 2)
Alien and Aliens
First Blood
BTTF (1 and 2)
Home Alone 2 (better than the first, IMO)
The original edits of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi (already seen Star Wars original edit...MUCH better)
and probably Rocky II.

Oh when will I find the time X_X
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on December 05, 2010, 10:07:43 PM
A Christmas Story! oh yeah!!!!! XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: cheetahben on December 06, 2010, 03:08:24 AM
Datra: +5 for A Very Potter Musical. And A Very Potter Sequel. Except the sequel is a lot less family-friendly, and covers mature topics...but trust me, it's a LOT funnier.

I recently re-watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Very notable movie...and since re-watching it, I realized that they made references to Soul Caliber IV, Resident Evil, and Devil May Cry.

I also really wanna see Tron, for the Daft Punk soundtrack ALONE. Oh, and that filler storyline and all that crap.

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Post by: Kuwabara on December 06, 2010, 04:05:31 AM
I saw The Warriors today.  It was legit.  They spent as much time running from the gangs/police as they were fightin' them.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 06, 2010, 03:39:44 PM
Question: Who here has watched the original TRON all the way through? (other than me...)

And then, who actually liked it? (other than me...)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on December 06, 2010, 05:30:17 PM
Question: Who here has watched the original TRON all the way through? (other than me...)

And then, who actually liked it? (other than me...)

I love Tron. I've watched it multiple times. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on December 06, 2010, 05:48:57 PM
Shortly after my post, I watched Escape to Witch Mountain. That's Escape, not Race to Witch Mountain. It's a disney movie, made in the 60s. It's about these two orphan telepathic/telekinetic kids who are captured by some uber-rich guy who wants to use them to get even richer. They escape his mansion and are chased, so they steal his horse and ride away with it. any more would be spoiling it, though, so I won't tell more...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 06, 2010, 06:39:39 PM
@noob: yeah, I think it was a trilogy of "Witch Mountain" movies...

They remade the first one, I think, about a year or so ago.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on December 06, 2010, 07:16:55 PM
Question: Who here has watched the original TRON all the way through? (other than me...)

And then, who actually liked it? (other than me...)

I love Tron. I've watched it multiple times. XD

I watched it all on youtube recently. I liked it because of the premise of it mainly, but it can't be denied that it is in fact outdated. I can't wait for Tron Legacy.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on December 06, 2010, 07:17:24 PM
Question: Who here has watched the original TRON all the way through? (other than me...)

And then, who actually liked it? (other than me...)

I love Tron. I've watched it multiple times. XD

And thanks to Xbolt, I've now seen Tron and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on December 07, 2010, 12:03:04 AM
I've seen TRON fully.  It was interesting.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on December 30, 2010, 05:31:13 AM
I just watched Sherlock Holmes. Good movie, that.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on December 30, 2010, 01:16:47 PM
I just watched Sherlock Holmes. Good movie, that.

Indeed.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on December 31, 2010, 12:26:28 PM
I just watched Sherlock Holmes. Good movie, that.

One of my favorite movies ever.   :whale
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on December 31, 2010, 06:49:12 PM
I just watched Sherlock Holmes. Good movie, that.

One of my favorite movies ever.   :whale

Mine too, after Inception. ;)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on December 31, 2010, 08:55:47 PM
Sherlock Holmes beats Inception in my book.  I even wrote a research paper (for fun!) comparing the movie to Doyle's original stories.  But Inception was pretty awesome too.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on January 01, 2011, 03:32:06 AM
Sherlock Holmes beats Inception in my book.  I even wrote a research paper (for fun!) comparing the movie to Doyle's original stories.  But Inception was pretty awesome too.

Ah yes, the originals.  Doyle totally got the LDS wrong in A Study in Scarlet (he simply listened to the propaganda being spread around his area at the time; his estate has apologized on his behalf to the LDS people).
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Post by: ChexCommander on January 01, 2011, 04:09:47 PM
Sherlock Holmes beats Inception in my book.  I even wrote a research paper (for fun!) comparing the movie to Doyle's original stories.  But Inception was pretty awesome too.

True, both the originals and the movie are astounding.

@Kuwabara: I completely forgot there was a part about Mormons in the story, but what did he mess up?
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Post by: Allen Walker on January 01, 2011, 05:20:36 PM
Pretty much everything. XD The only thing he got right was that they came to Utah after being persecuted and there was a prophet called Joseph Smith. Everything else was just typical "Those Mormons are crazy cultists!" sorta stuff. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on January 01, 2011, 06:13:10 PM
I finally got my boyfriend to watch Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid today. I make far too many references to that movie for him to have not seen it yet... he was left in the dark on some of my insanity in the past.

P.S. The Mormons sure get the short end of the stick in a lot of those old books. :(
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on January 02, 2011, 04:12:20 AM
I just finished The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.

EPIC MOVIE IS EPIC.


(Full review to appear next Thursday)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on January 02, 2011, 12:26:28 PM
I finally got my boyfriend to watch Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid today. I make far too many references to that movie for him to have not seen it yet... he was left in the dark on some of my insanity in the past.

LOVE that movie.  I really need to see it again, though.  It's been a couple years.
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Post by: noob1234 on January 04, 2011, 09:40:24 PM
I watched Avatar on TV on New Year's Eve.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Datra on January 19, 2011, 01:52:48 AM
Me and my family went and saw The Green Hornet over the weekend. It was pretty freakin' awesome! SiFy had a marathon of the Green Hornet tv show last week and even after getting a feel for the original I have to say that the new movie stacks up fairly well to it. Now I have to dig up my old cassettes of the radio show and listen to those. XD

All in all, I approve of the Green Hornet.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on January 22, 2011, 09:53:02 PM
I saw Tron Legacy today and I thought it was great. It had great cgi, great action, great music (Daft Punk ftw), great acting, and believe it or not, a great story. I don't know why everyone's complaining about the story, I thought it was great, but a lot of it wouldn't make sense if you haven't seen the original and there are a FEW plot holes. It was also a lot darker than the original (and I don't just mean the color of the suits). Dark scenes include a program committing suicide early on, more vicious gladiatorial grid games, and most of all, the Tron equivalent of the holocaust. Seriously. Part of the movie's backstory is "the purges" in which CLU killed thousands of special programs called "isos" to rid the grid of imperfection. Ridding the world of imperfection, sound familiar? The movie even shows the equivalent of a death camp.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on January 24, 2011, 12:30:22 PM
I saw Tron Legacy today and I thought it was great. It had great cgi, great action, great music (Daft Punk ftw), great acting, and believe it or not, a great story. I don't know why everyone's complaining about the story, I thought it was great, but a lot of it wouldn't make sense if you haven't seen the original and there are a FEW plot holes. It was also a lot darker than the original (and I don't just mean the color of the suits). Dark scenes include a program committing suicide early on, more vicious gladiatorial grid games, and most of all, the Tron equivalent of the holocaust. Seriously. Part of the movie's backstory is "the purges" in which CLU killed thousands of special programs called "isos" to rid the grid of imperfection. Ridding the world of imperfection, sound familiar? The movie even shows the equivalent of a death camp.

It lacked Tron.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on January 24, 2011, 06:42:22 PM
I saw Tron Legacy today and I thought it was great. It had great cgi, great action, great music (Daft Punk ftw), great acting, and believe it or not, a great story. I don't know why everyone's complaining about the story, I thought it was great, but a lot of it wouldn't make sense if you haven't seen the original and there are a FEW plot holes. It was also a lot darker than the original (and I don't just mean the color of the suits). Dark scenes include a program committing suicide early on, more vicious gladiatorial grid games, and most of all, the Tron equivalent of the holocaust. Seriously. Part of the movie's backstory is "the purges" in which CLU killed thousands of special programs called "isos" to rid the grid of imperfection. Ridding the world of imperfection, sound familiar? The movie even shows the equivalent of a death camp.

It lacked Tron.

This.   :'(
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on January 24, 2011, 06:59:00 PM
Technically, it had Tron, but legacy? what legacy? bah.

I liked it because I'm a sucker for those types of movies, but hey, if you don't like it you don't like it.

Then again, what WERE you expecting out of a tron sequel? the storyline was unique, and rather tied up. they had to create an unraveling in the story, and while I see how it happened, its kind of stupid that the user didn't have power over its program. The heck.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on January 24, 2011, 07:10:47 PM
Technically, it had Tron

I suppose. Technically.

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And there you have Tron in Tron Legacy.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on January 24, 2011, 09:03:34 PM
Technically, it had Tron

I suppose. Technically.

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And there you have Tron in Tron Legacy.
True, true, but if you think about it, Tron wasn't even really the main character of the original. Flynn did everything, Tron just helped him. Don't get me wrong, I liked the original, the coolness factor alone made it very likable, but (burn me at the steak if you must) I kind of preferred legacy. That could be just because I saw the original long after it was cool.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on January 24, 2011, 09:23:21 PM
Technically, it had Tron

I suppose. Technically.

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And there you have Tron in Tron Legacy.

That pretty much sums it up.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on January 24, 2011, 11:04:04 PM
Xbolt, that broad generalization IS true. And its sad.

And I don't prefer one to the other right now...both have good storylines (though honestly, ISOs are probably the worst thing...could have made a much better, more TRON centric storyline), both have excellent effects for their respective generations, and for the additional pluses: the original Tron was a much more likable movie, and...new Tron has Daft Punk.

*FENCE RIDER FTW
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on February 06, 2011, 11:10:23 PM
I just watched The Kite Runner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kite_Runner).  It was really good.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on February 26, 2011, 12:49:16 AM
Double post for relevance.  Allen and I finally got around to seeing Deathly Hallows Part 1.  It was really good, and there was NO way they could have fit the whole book in one movie.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on February 26, 2011, 12:54:57 AM
the first 9 star trek movies.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on February 26, 2011, 02:18:35 PM
Double post for relevance.  Allen and I finally got around to seeing Deathly Hallows Part 1.  It was really good, and there was NO way they could have fit the whole book in one movie.

It really felt true to the book, like I was going through it while watching...pity they ended it on a cliffhanger though, now everyone really wants to see the second half. Actually, it's not a pity, that's a really good strategy.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on February 26, 2011, 02:45:23 PM
I'm afraid of watching it, because movies 3 and 5 were so bad.

4 was alright and 6 was meh. 1 and 2 were really the only GOOD harry potter movies.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pikazec2012 on February 26, 2011, 05:31:24 PM
I just finished Book Of Eli. Beast movie right there.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on February 26, 2011, 06:02:27 PM
Know what was a beast movie? Hard Boiled. I should watch it again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wYCh5nxyCI
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on February 26, 2011, 06:30:07 PM
I'm afraid of watching it, because movies 3 and 5 were so bad.

4 was alright and 6 was meh. 1 and 2 were really the only GOOD harry potter movies.

Why, because of Dumbledore? Because the first Dumbledore was a lot more like I expected, though the second was still pretty awesome, more forceful and commanding.

5 definitely cut me short on the whole Department of Mysteries scenes; I had expected a lot more from them, but oh well. And I thought 6 was great.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on February 27, 2011, 12:54:14 AM
I'm reminded.  I made a Trolldad involving the Half-Blood Prince movie.

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Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on February 27, 2011, 06:49:42 PM
I'm afraid of watching it, because movies 3 and 5 were so bad.

4 was alright and 6 was meh. 1 and 2 were really the only GOOD harry potter movies.

Why, because of Dumbledore? Because the first Dumbledore was a lot more like I expected, though the second was still pretty awesome, more forceful and commanding.

5 definitely cut me short on the whole Department of Mysteries scenes; I had expected a lot more from them, but oh well. And I thought 6 was great.

No, Dumbledore's replacement was a good actor, even though it was obvious that it was a different one. It's hard to explain, the third movie just sucked.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: LAZ Trooper on February 28, 2011, 12:50:26 AM
We watched Arsenic & Old Lace today (my brother and I saw it at a movie night at church the Saturday before Valentine's Day, so we got it this week so the rest of us could see it) :whale
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on February 28, 2011, 02:49:42 AM
Arsenic and Old Lace eh?  So you saw a movie about these two?

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Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on February 28, 2011, 08:54:58 PM
Arsenic and Old Lace eh?  So you saw a movie about these two?

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

My head...whoosh
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on February 28, 2011, 09:38:37 PM
Sorry, I keep forgetting that only the Kuwa clan has read Runaways (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaways_%28comics%29) before.  The purple haired girl is nicknamed Arsenic and her dinosaur is named Old Lace.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on February 28, 2011, 09:41:26 PM
That explains everything!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: MajorSlime on March 01, 2011, 03:26:10 AM
Sorry, I keep forgetting that only the Kuwa clan has read Runaways (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaways_%28comics%29) before.  The purple haired girl is nicknamed Arsenic and her dinosaur is named Old Lace.

Quite untrue. I've read volumnes 1 through about 5.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on March 01, 2011, 03:28:01 AM
Ooh, yay.  I did not know you read Runaways.  Most epic, isn't it?  >:3
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on March 22, 2011, 09:53:55 PM
We watched Twister. In class. And we didn't have to take notes on it!!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on March 22, 2011, 10:54:22 PM
Hahaha! Twister! THAT, my friend was a very good picture of Oklahoma in the 90's. It seems so familiar when I watch it.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on March 22, 2011, 11:03:50 PM
Yep, the best movie about Oklahoma to ever be filmed in Texas.  XD

More on note, today we watched the Sorting Hat ritual in Sorcerer's Stone in my English class (we were analyzing it for stuff pertaining to our current unit).
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on March 22, 2011, 11:40:33 PM
I like Twister.  Epic movie is epic.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on March 23, 2011, 04:12:51 PM
We watched Twister. In class. And we didn't have to take notes on it!!

I remember the ride in Disney World...that's all I know about Twister. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Boingo the Clown on March 23, 2011, 04:44:07 PM
I watched Rango on Friday.

Not bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH8xW8mF-AI
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on March 23, 2011, 05:10:18 PM
Ooh, I've heard that Rango is actually pretty legit.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on March 24, 2011, 01:12:04 AM
Late, but Twister was the first non-G rated film I ever saw. And it was epic. Even more epic, watched it taped off of HBO from the 90s. was even more epic.

But I'm sad. I haven't watched any movies recently. Guess I'm waiting on HP7:part2 and the Star Wars re-releases. I'm going to watch A New Hope, and if its no good, I'm saving my money. If they did a decent job (well, decent as they can do, i guess...they've already wrecked it a good bit), I'm watching em all. I just want em in no 3D...but A 3d is fine too...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on March 24, 2011, 04:17:35 PM
Han shot first, right?

Anyways, the movie I'm looking forward to is Source Code. From what I've seen in the trailer, I hope it lives up to my expectations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkTrG-gpIzE
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on March 24, 2011, 04:56:10 PM
@CC: That looks AWESOME. DANG.

and yes, han shot first.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on March 25, 2011, 12:25:53 PM
My boyfriend and I got this on Netflix a while back and it turned out to be super neat and trippy. I'm going to Netflix his other film as well.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4e/The_Girl_Who_Leapt_Through_Time_poster.jpg)

I also saw "The Place Promised in Our Early Days" which was really freaking good. Some people are calling this guy the "next Miyazaki". Not sure about that, but definitely getting this one he did called "Voices of a Distant Star".
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e2/Kumo_no_mukou.jpg)

Anyone seen either of these?
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on March 25, 2011, 12:28:31 PM
I also saw "The Place Promised in Our Early Days" which was really freaking good.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e2/Kumo_no_mukou.jpg)

I.  LOVED.  THAT.  MOVIE.  It was awesome, then sad, then mindtrippin', then sad again, then quite happy(?).
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on March 25, 2011, 12:37:34 PM
I also saw "The Place Promised in Our Early Days" which was really freaking good.
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

I.  LOVED.  THAT.  MOVIE.  It was awesome, then sad, then mindtrippin', then sad again, then quite happy(?).

I'm soooo happy that you've seen it! I was totally blown away. And yeah, awesome, sad, "WTF?!", some more sad, and "am I supposed to be happy right now?" ...Yeah, it was awesome.

Have you seen "Voices of a Distant Star" yet? I think it was done entirely by Makoto on his Macbook, sounded really neat. I nearly freaked when I heard it was a sci-fi type anime.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on March 25, 2011, 12:48:56 PM
Quote from: Brain Candy
Have you seen "Voices of a Distant Star" yet? I think it was done entirely by Makoto on his Macbook, sounded really neat. I nearly freaked when I heard it was a sci-fi type anime.

I have not, I should see it.  >:3
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on March 25, 2011, 12:53:56 PM
I think Xbolt has seen The Girl Who Leaped Through Time. Still, nice watching, BC.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on March 25, 2011, 04:08:17 PM
My boyfriend and I got this on Netflix a while back and it turned out to be super neat and trippy. I'm going to Netflix his other film as well.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4e/The_Girl_Who_Leapt_Through_Time_poster.jpg)

That was a great movie.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on March 28, 2011, 05:16:17 PM
I saw Toy Story 3 for the first time yesterday!! It was pretty darn good, with an original story unlike some sequels that are made just to squeeze money out of a franchise...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on March 28, 2011, 05:18:32 PM
I saw Toy Story 3 for the first time yesterday!! It was pretty darn good, with an original story unlike some sequels that are made just to squeeze money out of a franchise...

The ending made everyone in the theater start crying... Pixar is amazing.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Datra on March 28, 2011, 05:26:07 PM
I am not ashamed to say that Toy Story 3 made me cry.

Me and my friends watched Commando again last night.
That dumb cheesy '80s action movie is classic.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on March 28, 2011, 09:15:41 PM
I will say, I was on the verge of breaking down, then just as my eyes watered, everything changed and I was able to enjoy it.

But dang, my heart sank like a stone at one point. those who have seen it probably know it.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on March 29, 2011, 06:44:44 PM
Oh yeah, I was like
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Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on March 29, 2011, 07:17:35 PM
I was more like
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Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on April 01, 2011, 11:13:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6D2XCJUJHY
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on April 30, 2011, 06:58:14 PM
I watched The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on April 30, 2011, 07:31:29 PM
What'd you think? Had you read the book beforehand? I'm still really torn on if I'm keen on this movie or not. XD

My brother has been staying with me for the past 2 weeks, so we've been watching (and stopping) a ton of movies that my we got on Netflix. The list goes...

My boyfriend's contributions:
1. Avatar: The Last Airbender - My brother started with "WHAT, this is PG? ...Nickelodeon made this?" to which I explained that it was also an M. Night (Shamalangadingdong?) movie. I think my poor boyfriend was actually trying to watch but my brother and I kept laughing about everything. Er, and then someone nicked the PS3 joystick forward and it was fast forwarding and no one noticed.

Outcome: Lasted about 25 minutes.

2. The Golden Compass - "Duuuude, Nicole Kidman is in this? *Gags*"

Outcome: Abruptly stopped to play Portal 2 about 45 minutes in due to boredom.

My brother's contributions:
1. Tokyo Zombie - We have... NO IDEA... but it sucked.

Outcome: Lasted about 5 minutes.

2. Bio-Dome - If there was a movie that deserved to be stopped straight away, it's this one. I remember wanting to see it when I was a little kid, but never did. Oh, it's the worst movie on the planet.

Outcome: Watched every minute of it, WTF. At least we were all groaning and complaining about how bad it was.

My contribution:
1. Super Comet: After The Impact - A speculative documentary made by Discovery Channel that I bought on Amazon for $5 because the dude who I have a crush on is in it. (Brilliant reason to buy a DVD, eh?)

Outcome: We all started out getting all mindblown by the science and scenarios, but the second "my guy" appeared on screen, my brother (who was completely unaware of my motivations or who this guy was) started accusing him of being a Russian spy because "he looks Russian". Eh? Oh, and the second he opened his mouth to speak, my brother started repeating every line back at him in a Dexter's Lab voice. The guy is British but was trying an American accent which just made him sound like an overly eager geek of some sort. My boyfriend also kept shouting "SHAAAAAUNN!!!" so yeah, all downhill from this point. We finished it though!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on April 30, 2011, 08:00:33 PM
I'm going to read the book now that I've watched the movie. (and I now completely get the "42" joke.)
Golden Compass: Book is good, but movie... blegh.
Haven't watched the others though.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on April 30, 2011, 08:01:39 PM
Who exactly was this British guy? XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on May 01, 2011, 12:32:36 AM
Who exactly was this British guy? XD

Is it so you can see whether or not he "looks Russian"? XD

His name is Pascal Langdale and half of the initial infatuation was just with the fact that his name is Pascal. Then I saw some bonus video feature things that I unlocked in a video game and fell off the deep end. He's cute and nice too... and when he's not trying to do an American accent, rather talented. Barely in anything that's not a commercial or on a stage though.

I'm going to read the book now that I've watched the movie. (and I now completely get the "42" joke.)
Golden Compass: Book is good, but movie... blegh.
Haven't watched the others though.

Yeah, the movie seemed like it really sucked, despite not even knowing what to expect since I've never read the book. Oh, and the 42 joke is great way to find all of the geeks in a room.  ;D
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on May 01, 2011, 12:34:22 AM
My boyfriend's contributions:
1. Avatar: The Last Airbender - My brother started with "WHAT, this is PG? ...Nickelodeon made this?" to which I explained that it was also an M. Night (Shamalangadingdong?) movie. I think my poor boyfriend was actually trying to watch but my brother and I kept laughing about everything. Er, and then someone nicked the PS3 joystick forward and it was fast forwarding and no one noticed.

Outcome: Lasted about 25 minutes.

Ooh, I heard that it sucked royally.  Its interesting that you mentioned Avatar though, cause I have actually been watching the original series on Netflix (midway through 2nd season; didn't watch the show's original airing cause I was in a stupid phase of "no blood = no watch" ^stupid 12-year olds^).
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on May 01, 2011, 12:42:26 AM
My boyfriend's contributions:
1. Avatar: The Last Airbender - My brother started with "WHAT, this is PG? ...Nickelodeon made this?" to which I explained that it was also an M. Night (Shamalangadingdong?) movie. I think my poor boyfriend was actually trying to watch but my brother and I kept laughing about everything. Er, and then someone nicked the PS3 joystick forward and it was fast forwarding and no one noticed.

Outcome: Lasted about 25 minutes.

Ooh, I heard that it sucked royally.  Its interesting that you mentioned Avatar though, cause I have actually been watching the original series on Netflix (midway through 2nd season; didn't watch the show's original airing cause I was in a stupid phase of "no blood = no watch" ^stupid 12-year olds^).

Apparently my brother is still going through that phase because he could not get over the PG rating. >< My boyfriend watched the series and I understand that it is good. How are you liking it? And yeah, the movie sucked really bad, but it had no chance being a project of M. Night Shyamalan's. 
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on May 01, 2011, 02:40:26 AM
Ai ai ai.  As for the series, I am rather liking it.  I mean, who can say no to magical kung fu?  XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on May 01, 2011, 04:12:37 AM
Chekov and I have started watching the TOS-era Star Trek movies.

We watched The Motionless Picture on Tuesday, and Wrath of Khan today.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on May 01, 2011, 11:37:10 AM
I saw Tangled a couple weeks ago, and I was shocked: It's actually a pretty good movie!  I didn't think Disney had it in them to make a good movie without too much sugar coating (ok, so the whole thing did taste a bit like funnel cake, but whatever)!


I saw "Shark Tale" a couple days ago with my friends, and it was pretty decently funny.  I liked the random reference to "Hitch" that they made and the mild allusion to...er...what was the name...Jawster?  That old Cartoon Network show with the ridiculous shark wearing the leopard print scarf that sang or something.

UPDATE: I think it was Jabberjaw.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on May 01, 2011, 12:34:39 PM
Chekov and I have started watching the TOS-era Star Trek movies.

We watched The Motionless Picture on Tuesday, and Wrath of Khan today.

And hopefully on to The Search for Spock tonight!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on May 03, 2011, 03:30:35 PM
Watched Hobo with a Shotgun a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on May 05, 2011, 12:09:23 PM
Chekov and I have started watching the TOS-era Star Trek movies.

We watched The Motionless Picture on Tuesday, and Wrath of Khan today.

And hopefully on to The Search for Spock tonight!

I think y'all are my favorite people.  :)

Watched Hobo with a Shotgun a couple of weeks ago.

Er, what? Do tell. I'm afraid to Google that at work, lol. :o

My brother is still in town, so every time I come home some random stoner movie is already on. Yesterday, it was "Friday" which I ended up sleeping through. My boyfriend Netflixed "How To Train Your Dragon" but we haven't watched it yet.

On my own, I watched "J'aurais voulu être un danseur" (French dance/musical) which apparently never got a US release nor English subtitles. Good thing I know French. :facepalm I'm in creepy creeperton mode because I watched it for the previously mentioned British guy/mistaken for Russian dude, who was ADORABLE. Can I just say that? Because he was. Not only was it awesome to see him speaking French, he danced like a madman. The guy is a professional dancer, so I wasn't expecting any less. *Is in love*

I've also got a bunch of random crud that is supposed to be like Event Horizon on my instant queue but I don't think I'll ever get around to watching any of them.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on May 05, 2011, 12:14:15 PM
Chekov and I have started watching the TOS-era Star Trek movies.

We watched The Motionless Picture on Tuesday, and Wrath of Khan today.

And hopefully on to The Search for Spock tonight!

I think y'all are my favorite people.  :)

Why, thank you.   ;D
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on May 05, 2011, 03:36:02 PM
It's a gory movie about a hobo that cleans up a crappy town riddled with corrupt police and crime.

With a shotgun.

It comes out in theaters tomorrow, so I'm going to watch it again.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: LAZ Trooper on May 05, 2011, 08:47:12 PM
Chekov and I have started watching the TOS-era Star Trek movies.

We watched The Motionless Picture on Tuesday, and Wrath of Khan today.

And hopefully on to The Search for Spock tonight!
I still have 2 and 3 sitting on the TV computer but we haven't watched them yet. I even edited out the commercials...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on May 05, 2011, 08:48:00 PM
Ooooo, you must watch them.   :whale
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on May 06, 2011, 04:15:55 PM
I watched the first 6 movies at the beginning of the year, they were all great. I really liked Undiscovered Country's cast-sendoff with the signatures.

And while it's not a movie at all, I just watched all 12 episodes of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on May 06, 2011, 04:51:26 PM
I really liked Undiscovered Country's cast-sendoff with the signatures.

Yeah, that was way cool.  Undiscovered Country is my favorite of the movies.  Followed by The Voyage Home.  XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on May 06, 2011, 05:03:18 PM
And while it's not a movie at all, I just watched all 12 episodes of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

I loved Madoka. I would be very pleased if another season ran, but even if it didn't I still enjoyed the show. After Kuwabara and I finished the show, we jumped the TV Tropes article of it...it took forever to read all of it. XD (BTW Xbolt, you should watch it).
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on May 06, 2011, 08:03:15 PM
And while it's not a movie at all, I just watched all 12 episodes of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

*Kuwabara likes this*
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Datra on May 06, 2011, 09:26:58 PM
The school's gaming club had a movie day where we all watched Tangled. I hadn't seen it before and I thought it was amazing!
One of my friends also gave me Kiki's Delivery Service which I haven't seen yet either.

And most likely I will be seeing Thor tomorrow also.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on May 06, 2011, 09:43:00 PM
Also not a movie, but I started watching Last Exile today.  It's pretty epic so far.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on May 06, 2011, 11:19:27 PM
The month we had to wait for Episodes 11 and 12 were worth it. I didn't really like the ending, but they did what they could for only 12 episodes.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on May 07, 2011, 12:06:24 AM
@Datra:  I've been hearing Tangled is good too.  Also, I am surprised that you haven't seen Kiki's Delivery Service yet.

@Anon:  
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on May 07, 2011, 09:52:38 PM
I want to read both spinoff manga.

Also looking forward to the soundtrack...Mami's theme gets stuck in my head on an hourly basis.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on May 09, 2011, 04:08:43 AM
So today, Chekov and I had a Star Trek marathon. We watched movies IV, V, and VI, and capped it off with Galaxy Quest. XD

GQ being one of my favorite movies of all time.
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Post by: brain candy on May 09, 2011, 10:33:55 AM
GQ being one of my favorite movies of all time.

I don't think I fully appreciated Galaxy Quest until I was older. My parents took my brother and I to it when we were little and I think I came away thinking it was just a silly movie with Tim Allen in it. It wasn't until much later that I had the realization that it was actually considered a decent film and stopped being so embarrassed for liking it. XD Alan Rickman is amazing.

We ended up watching Idiocracy (again) this weekend. None of us had seen it in about a year, but everyone (including my mom) were cackling over the biting social commentary. As a film, it's full of plot holes, but if you don't treat it too harshly, it's freaking funny to watch. Frito Pendejo, 'nuff said.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on May 09, 2011, 12:18:10 PM
So today, Chekov and I had a Star Trek marathon. We watched movies IV, V, and VI, and capped it off with Galaxy Quest. XD

GQ being one of my favorite movies of all time.

Epic day was epic.   :whale

@BC:  LOL!  And Alan Rickman has such a great presence on screen.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on May 09, 2011, 05:46:57 PM
We ended up watching Idiocracy (again) this weekend. None of us had seen it in about a year, but everyone (including my mom) were cackling over the biting social commentary. As a film, it's full of plot holes, but if you don't treat it too harshly, it's freaking funny to watch. Frito Pendejo, 'nuff said.

That's one movie I want to see!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on May 09, 2011, 06:51:02 PM
We ended up watching Idiocracy (again) this weekend. None of us had seen it in about a year, but everyone (including my mom) were cackling over the biting social commentary. As a film, it's full of plot holes, but if you don't treat it too harshly, it's freaking funny to watch. Frito Pendejo, 'nuff said.

That's one movie I want to see!

It does suffer from some slight plot problems and poor pacing in parts, but it's still full of epicness. You can tell that Mike Judge didn't get a whole lot of funding or support for it, and it is easy to mistake the content of the movie for what it's satirizing, but it's really rather brilliant. He is spot-on with the vast majority of jokes in the movie.

Gonna go home and watch How To Train Your Dragon (boyfriend's pick) so that we can send it back and I can get my horrendous horror movie, filmed in Germany for budgetary reasons, and full of people who really should work on their english. But british boy is in it, huzzah! Heck, maybe I'll enjoy the Dragon movie but that's totally not the focus right now. My priorities are all wrong. :facepalm
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: TrueDude on May 09, 2011, 10:22:35 PM
The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E62ibzd8WX4), like I said in the Shoutbox. It's really a darn shame the thing never got fully completed. (Don't remove the link, the creator gave his consent to having it uploaded online like so... Or was it the company? Someone did.) Really, some of the best animation ever seen in the world.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on May 10, 2011, 12:15:30 PM
The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E62ibzd8WX4)

Nice! I ended up Googling this... it took 28 years to make?! It has Sean Connery? *Is Mindblown* I'm watching it now. :)

I watched How To Train Your Dragon as promised last night. It was really well done! I'd heard good things, but you never know... It was thoroughly enjoyable though.

Next up, Steel Trap/Totally Horrible Movie!

Oh yeah, I'm intrigued: http://www.trollhunterfilm.com/
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on May 10, 2011, 12:19:21 PM
Methinks there was a problem with your quote box.  XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on May 26, 2011, 11:37:14 AM
Xbolt and I went to see Pirates 4 Tuesday.  It was way better than I had expected!   :)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on May 26, 2011, 11:49:14 AM
I had no idea they were making another Pirates movie until this one randomly showed up! I finally saw what I think was the 3rd one on a beach in Honduras. I don't remember much of it though. :facepalm

I finally saw this documentary called "Separado!" that I'd been meaning to see for about a year now. I'm seeing this guy on Friday and Saturday so I figured I'd be up to date on his projects.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2IfD-6iS3Y
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on May 26, 2011, 11:52:08 AM
Yeah, I thought the third one was fairly pathetic.  Honestly, I've seen it twice (I think?) and I still don't remember most of it.  XD

Fourth one actually had a decent plot and stuff.  Plus less recycled jokes.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Boingo the Clown on May 30, 2011, 05:21:30 PM
I happened to be visiting my brother's place and Scott Pilgrim vs The World came on.

I loved it.

I might not have liked it if I saw it in the theatre, but on video it was great.

Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on June 01, 2011, 11:01:12 PM
Each episode is long enough to be a movie, so I've watched all 3 of BBC's 21st Century Sherlock Holmes series (simply titled Sherlock).
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on June 14, 2011, 11:48:08 PM
Haven't seen it yet...but I want to see Super8 SO BAD.

Yet I won't be going with my family for one reason: language. While it doesn't bother me at all (and in fact, by the review I saw, I've heard more than what's in the movie in my only 3 days of actually being around people at Staples...go figure), my dad finds it 'a hill to die on'. They haven't seen Inception for that one reason alone (and really, that was an insanely clean movie to have been as big as it was).

So, here I am, having followed some news on the movie since the start, and probably won't be able to escape my family enough to go see it in theaters...and that ticks me off SO BAD.

I'm an audiophile. And if the term is right, I'm also a videophile. especially film. I love the way movies look projected on the big screen, with the Dolby 7.1 system pumping out everything it can. Everyone (and I mean everyone) in my family, parents, my sister, my uncle and his family, my grandparents, my cousins, EVERYBODY actually hates going out to a movie. Hate the trip, the price, the experience, the location, the condition, everything. And then in most cases, because they've been so persnickety about the ratings and content, they don't enjoy it. Or if they've been duped by the fact that PG13 lets in F-words now, they still won't enjoy it. Because some idiots won't watch a movie unless its rated R, so the writers and producers and directors all twist a great movie into a terrible one. Then over here, a PG movie of the same caliber, just cleaner, is written off as a kids movie, or probably not as interesting or cool. Thats why the ratings have loosened more, so that people might start going to more PG13 movies again. But anyway, my family hates going to the movies. They're content to watch half of the movie (sorry, the fullscreen version) on a 4:3 screen in stereo. I have purposely made sure I bought Widescreen copies if I had to get a DVD, or I just get to it in theaters, where it is displayed in the actual way it was meant to be seen in. and I am alone in that regard.

On that widescreen thing, y'all will probably find this corny or something, but my mom and sister used to love this movie (large musical play with production value in movie format, actually) called "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers". Because I was so young and had no say in it, I saw that movie a TON as a kid. Well, they had gotten the full screen version, and I noticed even then that something was missing. there were looks being cast off screen, and action that could only be glimpsed in the corners. Well, about a year ago now, I saw this featurette on a classic movies channel my grandmother was watching, and it mentioned how destructive fullscreen conversion was to movies. And what do you know but that the movie I had seen so much of as a kid was actually filmed in a super wide scope process, and that only 1/4th of the movie made it onto VHS releases. They showed a comparison shot, and I was stunned. After that, I won't stand for Fullscreen DVDs or non widescreen broadcasts of movies.


heh, all that to say, Not only will I probably have to wait till the movie comes out on DVD/BluRay, but that I won't be able to enjoy it as much as I want to.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on June 15, 2011, 04:20:44 PM
Dang, I know what you mean. I saw a comparison of Twister between the video and the actual movie...yeah, things most certainly get lost when they "format it for your television screen".
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on June 15, 2011, 05:10:33 PM
It's weird to run across older movies that aren't in widescreen since I take it for granted now. I've gotten so used to it that it totally blindsides me when I discover something I've gotten is Full Screen. ...Like that darn comet movie. *Grumbles*
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on June 16, 2011, 04:32:19 PM
So I finally got around to watching Inception Paprika (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paprika_%282006_film%29).  It was quite good.  I'll have to watch it again since it was quite loud where I was so I could not clearly hear the awesome soundtrack (which I just learned apparently uses the Vocaloid Lola in it).
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on June 29, 2011, 05:50:03 PM
I saw Super 8 last night, it was fantastic. Some of the acting could've been better, but that''s just nitpicking. And for those of you wondering how the interactive teaser for it in Portal 2 is related (I know I wondered that until I saw the movie), it's just an early (but very important) scene from the movie but from a different person's point of view.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pikazec2012 on June 30, 2011, 04:14:48 PM
on my way to see the new transformers.. i got high expectations for it
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: TrueDude on July 05, 2011, 01:27:44 PM
I realized recently that I've watched almost no Japanese Anime at all. All I've ever seen was Pokemon episodes and movies, Akira, and Spirited Away, among a few other sporadic things I've seen from different shows. So, within the next few days, based on suggestions from different people I know and some that I've wanted to see, I plan on watching the following:

TODAY
Afro Samurai Part 1
Cool World (OH GOD DON'T WATCH THIS, IT'S HORRIBLE)
Princess Mononoke
Hellsing Ultimate Part I
Genocyber Part 1

WEDNESDAY
Afro Samurai Part 2
Appleseed OVA
Paprika
Hellsing Ultimate Part II
Genocyber Part 2

THURSDAY
Afro Samurai Part 3
Ponyo
Ghost in the Shell
Hellsing Ultimate Part III
Genocyber Part 3

FRIDAY
Afro Samurai Part 4
Appleseed
Metropolis
Hellsing Ultimate Part IV
Genocyber Part 4

SATURDAY
Afro Samurai Part 5
Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust
Genocyber Part 5

SUNDAY
Afro Samurai Ressurection
Appleseed Ex Machina
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence
Castle in the Sky
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on July 05, 2011, 06:28:09 PM
I approve of this list!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on July 07, 2011, 07:33:55 PM
I realized recently that I've watched almost no Japanese Anime at all. All I've ever seen was Pokemon episodes and movies, Akira, and Spirited Away, among a few other sporadic things I've seen from different shows. So, within the next few days, based on suggestions from different people I know and some that I've wanted to see, I plan on watching the following:

TODAY
Afro Samurai Part 1
Cool World (OH GOD DON'T WATCH THIS, IT'S HORRIBLE)
Princess Mononoke
Hellsing Ultimate Part I
Genocyber Part 1

WEDNESDAY
Afro Samurai Part 2
Appleseed OVA
Paprika
Hellsing Ultimate Part II
Genocyber Part 2

THURSDAY
Afro Samurai Part 3
Ponyo
Ghost in the Shell
Hellsing Ultimate Part III
Genocyber Part 3

FRIDAY
Afro Samurai Part 4
Appleseed
Metropolis
Hellsing Ultimate Part IV
Genocyber Part 4

SATURDAY
Afro Samurai Part 5
Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust
Genocyber Part 5

SUNDAY
Afro Samurai Ressurection
Appleseed Ex Machina
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence
Castle in the Sky

Someone's relaxing this summer...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on July 07, 2011, 08:21:20 PM
should watch baccano!, I just finished it.

going to watch durarara!! next.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on July 07, 2011, 10:57:20 PM
Ooh, I wasn't aware that you watched Bacanno!.  I rather liked it myself.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on July 08, 2011, 12:12:28 AM
I only started (and finished) watching it yesterday. :P
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Post by: Kuwabara on July 08, 2011, 01:19:38 AM
Ah, I see.  Dang, only one day?  I stretched it out for two weeks it felt like.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on July 08, 2011, 01:50:23 AM
I was extremely bored and interested in the series, so I just watched the whole thing.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on July 08, 2011, 08:42:24 PM
I just watched the Boondock Saints. Couldn't hear a lot of the dialogue but it was great.

EDIT: oh crap double post
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on July 13, 2011, 06:00:00 AM
I watched Sherlock Holmes with Chekov earlier.

Then as soon as I get home, I find that the trailer for the second one was released. And judging by the timestamps, it appears that it was released right as we were watching it. How about that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm18sNpAv6w

"Exclusively on iTunes Trailers." This is the Internet, Rob. XD
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on July 13, 2011, 09:51:13 AM
How was it? The reviews don't seem to like it.

I don't think my mother liked it either, she talked about how the 21st century BBC series is much better.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on July 13, 2011, 11:13:52 AM
Then as soon as I get home, I find that the trailer for the second one was released. And judging by the timestamps, it appears that it was released right as we were watching it. How about that.

Yay!  ^_^  I can't wait.

I can't speak for the BBC series, not having watched it myself, but RDJ's Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite movies ever.  Much better than any of the Rathbone films.

I actually wrote a rather extensive paper comparing the film to the books, but I doubt you guys would want me to post the entire thing here.  XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on July 13, 2011, 11:45:58 AM
Wait, reviews didn't like the First RDJ Sherlock? That movie was awesome, what are they talking about...

This one, however...if trailers are to show anything, this is a bit...lacking. IDK, it just looks a tad weird. Still goin to see it, nonetheless...


Oh, and the final Harry Potter film comes out Friday at 12:05AM. My sister asked if I wanted to go, and I was like YEAH. But she said it started Tuesday at midnight. And I tried telling her and telling her it was Thursday at midnight. She literally drove up to the movie theatre Tuesday at noon to buy the tickets early, but...finds its not till thursday <_>; Hate to say I told ya so...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on July 13, 2011, 11:54:19 AM
This one, however...if trailers are to show anything, this is a bit...lacking. IDK, it just looks a tad weird. Still goin to see it, nonetheless...

Yeah, I didn't like this trailer as well as the first one.  On the other hand, the first movie was so brilliant that I'm really hoping they do an awesome job on the second one too.
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Post by: brain candy on July 13, 2011, 01:17:27 PM
I haven't seen the Sherlock reboot movie yet and I'm not sure I ever will because it doesn't seem like my cup of tea. If it's worth a watch though, y'all could easily convince me. :) Oh, and everyone keeps telling me to watch the newish BBC Sherlock series with Martin Freeman (who is awesome). Looks epic as well. Anyone have any experience with it?

I'm having my parents over for a movie tonight. They've never seen Cemetery Junction and it's been almost a year for me and I'm all smitten again with a college era infatuation (Thank you, Valve) so it seemed like a good idea. We'll see how it pans out. At the very least, it has an epic soundtrack. ;D

Going to put this in spoilers because there is one naughty British word in the trailer.
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on July 13, 2011, 03:31:41 PM
I haven't seen the Sherlock reboot movie yet and I'm not sure I ever will because it doesn't seem like my cup of tea.
Do I even have to point out that England/Sherlock Holmes pun?


A few days ago I watched The Emperor's New Groove again, and tomorrow I'm getting in line at 3 or 4 pm to watch the new Harry Potter movie.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on July 13, 2011, 03:46:57 PM
@BC:  I LOVE Sherlock Holmes.  It's really really well done and does a great job of more accurately representing the characters.  Robert Downey Jr. is absolutely amazing as Holmes (plus he massively reminds me of my Dad.)  He's got all of Holmes' weird quirks absolutely perfected.  And it's so nice to see a version of Watson that isn't fat, old, and stupid (unlike Nigel Bruce's Watson in the old Rathbone films...  *shudder*). 

Anyway, it's got a lot of great laughs and action that fits really well into the plot.  This version shows the more eccentric side of Holmes in a way that agrees perfectly with Doyle's original stories.

I could go on about the amazing-ness of the film all day, but I won't.  XD  It's well worth a watch, though.  "You want to watch Sherlock Holmes." /Jedi Mind Trick
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Post by: ChexCommander on July 13, 2011, 03:56:05 PM
@BC:  I LOVE Sherlock Holmes.  It's really really well done and does a great job of more accurately representing the characters.  Robert Downey Jr. is absolutely amazing as Holmes (plus he massively reminds me of my Dad.)  He's got all of Holmes' weird quirks absolutely perfected.  And it's so nice to see a version of Watson that isn't fat, old, and stupid (unlike Nigel Bruce's Watson in the old Rathbone films...  *shudder*). 

Anyway, it's got a lot of great laughs and action that fits really well into the plot.  This version shows the more eccentric side of Holmes in a way that agrees perfectly with Doyle's original stories.

I could go on about the amazing-ness of the film all day, but I won't.  XD  It's well worth a watch, though.  "You want to watch Sherlock Holmes." /Jedi Mind Trick

ALL OF THIS. Robert Downey Jr is perfect for the Holmes role; just his quirky, spontaneous character is something you really have to see. I haven't seen the BBC show but the movie was freaking amazing. My favorite movie of the year after Up. The whole boxing-scene and all the thought breakdowns are perfect.
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Post by: Allen Walker on July 13, 2011, 05:04:43 PM
I won't be able to see the Part 2 just yet, but I bet I will see it in a couple of months once it hits the university theater (that's how Kuwabara and I saw the first part).
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Post by: brain candy on July 13, 2011, 05:46:37 PM
@BC:  I LOVE Sherlock Holmes.  It's really really well done and does a great job of more accurately representing the characters.  Robert Downey Jr. is absolutely amazing as Holmes (plus he massively reminds me of my Dad.)  He's got all of Holmes' weird quirks absolutely perfected.  And it's so nice to see a version of Watson that isn't fat, old, and stupid (unlike Nigel Bruce's Watson in the old Rathbone films...  *shudder*). 

Anyway, it's got a lot of great laughs and action that fits really well into the plot.  This version shows the more eccentric side of Holmes in a way that agrees perfectly with Doyle's original stories.

I could go on about the amazing-ness of the film all day, but I won't.  XD  It's well worth a watch, though.  "You want to watch Sherlock Holmes." /Jedi Mind Trick

ALL OF THIS. Robert Downey Jr is perfect for the Holmes role; just his quirky, spontaneous character is something you really have to see. I haven't seen the BBC show but the movie was freaking amazing. My favorite movie of the year after Up. The whole boxing-scene and all the thought breakdowns are perfect.

Okay, y'all totally sold me. **Off to Netflix** I definitely liked the rock 'n roll feel this new one has. Downey has played eccentric really well in the past, which was its original selling point for me. Pair him with Jude Law and I thought it had a winning formula. I just never got around to seeing it and then my boyfriend was trying to convince me it was a crap movie. My mom liked it though!

The best Sherlock Holmes portrayal I've seen so far has been freaking Wishbone. I need a new standard.

I haven't seen the Sherlock reboot movie yet and I'm not sure I ever will because it doesn't seem like my cup of tea.
Do I even have to point out that England/Sherlock Holmes pun?

Yep. 8)
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Post by: ChexCommander on July 13, 2011, 05:56:00 PM
Aha! We knew you'd like it. ;)

Aw man, Wishbone! I miss the old days when that show was on.
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Post by: xbolt on July 13, 2011, 06:20:59 PM
Aha! We knew you'd like it. ;)

Aw man, Wishbone! I miss the old days when that show was on.

What's the story?
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Post by: chekovrules on July 13, 2011, 09:03:43 PM
@BC:  Yay!  After you watch it, make sure you come back to tell us what you thought!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on July 14, 2011, 01:17:59 AM
I watched a Japanese movie called Confessions. It was pretty insane. Not in terms of pacing, but in story.
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Post by: Kuwabara on July 14, 2011, 05:28:32 AM
What's it about?
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on July 14, 2011, 11:53:37 AM
Today, at roughly 4 pm, I'm going to go sit outside the theater for 8 hours waiting for the new Harry Potter movie.  Needless to say, I'm super excited. ;D
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Post by: chekovrules on July 14, 2011, 11:56:00 AM
Fun!  Hope you have a great time!   :)
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on July 14, 2011, 01:09:33 PM
What's it about?

It's hard to explain without spoiling the entire movie.
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Post by: Kuwabara on July 14, 2011, 05:00:31 PM
@Anon:  Ah, ok.  I'll just have to check it out myself then.

@BMD:  That sounds like a lot of fun!  >:3
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on July 14, 2011, 06:04:50 PM
Today, at roughly 4 pm, I'm going to go sit outside the theater for 8 hours waiting for the new Harry Potter movie.  Needless to say, I'm super excited. ;D

The wait sounds awesome, but why didn't you just buy tickets online?
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Post by: Atariangamer on July 14, 2011, 10:58:08 PM
@wishbone: I NOSTALGIA'D. HARD.

And my sister is epic and got me an ticket! We're in on the 12:05AM showing. EPIC.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on July 15, 2011, 12:43:15 AM
Even though Harry Potter movies 3-6 were severe disappointments (nice CGI though) I want to watch the last one in theaters. I missed part 1 in theaters, but I remember watching the first one when I was 5 or 6. It was so awesome.

The second movie failed to disappoint me, but the third movie...ugh. It was horrible.

Coincidentally, the 3rd book is actually the last book I read and enjoyed in the series. The rest of the series was good (minus the epilogue in book 7), but Harry's transformation into a whiny, angsty teen just pissed me off.
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Post by: cheetahben on July 15, 2011, 01:13:44 AM
I'm likely going to see Part 2 next weekend when all the hype dies down a tad. Then again, I re-read the entire HP series every summer, so I already know what's going to happen anyways. ::)

My younger brother, who is a colossal HP fan, got a VIP pass from my dad for a late birthday gift. Not only is he going to see the midnight showing, but he went to an HP marathon at a local movie theater this past week...it showed every single movie in the course of three days; and it ends with the final movie.

Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on July 15, 2011, 11:48:07 AM
@ChexGuy: The director changed, and the whole attack on the story changed.

I think what happened is that the first 2 were trying to keep the light, fantasy tone up, and mix it with darkness. The first one did it perfectly, though I'd agree that the second wasn't as good. Then, when the 4th book came out, they saw that it was getting darker faster, so they changed the style of the the third movie to match the tone. IDK who directed the third movie, but it in itself is completely different from even the later ones. Though, as I think about it...you're right. 3-6 aren't that good. 3 is just weird, 4 is okay but its got a few off things, 5 just got on my nerves, and 6 was just a build up to the last 2 movies.

But, IMHO, they did these last ones right. They're nearly identical to the book, give or take a small creative license, including alot of wrap ups to the series. And the Epilogue is acted out. Though they did it terribly, IMO.
[spoiler]
Ron and Hermione don't look as if they've gotten taller, or changed, or in short, aged at all in NINETEEN YEARS. Ginny got a little taller but hasn't changed in the face much. Harrys the only one that looks even halfway aged, though its mostly just because he got taller, changed his hair style, and had a little wear into his face (and his scar was fading).
[spoiler]

It was a pretty good movie, I think. I enjoyed it.


...

Save for the Potter fangirls who were extremely noisy. T_T
And the one guy who had a witty comment for every silent moment. (some genuinely funny)
And the fact the projector almost didn't work for the movie.
And the huge freaking lines and slow staff. Honestly. When you've got over 600 people, and half of them want concessions, why the heck are you not moving faster? It took me 10 minutes in line, and then took her 3 to get me a bottle of water and a popcorn. LFAJLSDKFJS:LDKJG
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Post by: ChexCommander on July 15, 2011, 01:43:38 PM
Harry's transformation into a whiny, angsty teen just pissed me off.

...that's the whole point. Around that age don't we all become whiny, angsty teens? It's Harry being a normal teenager, not trying to be some happy-go-lucky wizard child.

@Atariangamer: And Dumbledore changed! I like them both, though I thought Richard Harris portrayed Dumbledore a lot more accurately. Gambon's nice and aggressive like a strong wizard, but I thought the stories really put out a bit of a different feel, at least for the first 3 or 4 books.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on July 15, 2011, 08:06:26 PM
Unfortunately, it was painfully obvious in the second movie that Richard Harris was a bit sick at the time. I noticed at the end of the movie, his voice sounded really tired and gravelly.
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Post by: ChexCommander on July 15, 2011, 10:59:19 PM
Ah, nonetheless Gambon is still great, especially in this last movie.

Haters gon' hate, but I loved every bit of it. True to the book, mostly, and a great conclusion.

@Atarian:

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Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on July 16, 2011, 04:55:54 PM
Xbolt and I watched Iron Man last night.  Robert Downey Jr. is still epic even on a sixth viewing.  XD
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on July 17, 2011, 01:28:54 AM
I watched the first film in the live-action Gantz series...never read the manga or watched the anime, now I'm curious.
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Post by: chekovrules on September 11, 2011, 11:43:19 PM
Xbolt and I finally got to watch Gone with the Wind yesterday. Since it's one of my all-time favorite movies, he totally had to see it. ^_^
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Post by: ChexCommander on September 12, 2011, 06:46:30 PM
Xbolt and I finally got to watch Gone with the Wind yesterday. Since it's one of my all-time favorite movies, he totally had to see it. ^_^

So RIDICULOUSLY LONG

Seriously. I had to do a "short" synopsis of the movie for History class a few years ago and it ended up being two pages long. :P
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Post by: chekovrules on September 12, 2011, 09:43:16 PM
And there's actually a lot of stuff cut from the book. XD
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Post by: xbolt on September 12, 2011, 10:04:34 PM
Xbolt and I finally got to watch Gone with the Wind yesterday. Since it's one of my all-time favorite movies, he totally had to see it. ^_^

So RIDICULOUSLY LONG

Modern Times Forever would like a word with you.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on September 17, 2011, 06:43:20 PM
Technically, the last movie i watched was Gnomeo and Juliet. It was cute and funny, but the story was... meh. too predictable.

but if you count TV shows, I watched a Pink Panther and Pals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Panther_and_Pals) cartoon.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 17, 2011, 06:51:19 PM
I was gonna get around to watching the Mobile Suit Gundam compilation movies now that they're free on YouTube, but eh...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on September 21, 2011, 04:46:01 PM
My boyfriend really wants to show me the Mobile Suit Gundam series. Good stuff?

Technically, the last movie i watched was Gnomeo and Juliet. It was cute and funny, but the story was... meh. too predictable.

Did you recognize Wheatley? (Er, did you play Portal 2?)  XD

I saw this movie over the weekend:

He Died With A Felafel In His Hand
(http://i43.tower.com/images/mm107014370/he-died-with-felafel-in-his-hand-noah-taylor-dvd-cover-art.jpg)

Saw this trailer a long time ago and remember it being middle eastern or something... Nope, Australian. It is a flamboyantly pointless movie but I sort of liked it. It's over the top in that it has every sort of bizarre and twisted personality imaginable and flaunts them in a parade of pagan rituals, drug abuse, vaguely criminal activity and contrived postmodern angst. Parts just feel forced. I'm not sure I'd recommend it to anyone but at the very least it is awesomely quotable.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: MidnightTH on September 21, 2011, 05:07:01 PM
Saw 8

I need to give it a  :whale badge x9001

Because i like gore.

I LIKE IT.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on September 21, 2011, 08:38:30 PM
The first Saw was cool.  Saw II was fairly good.  After that, it just felt off.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on September 22, 2011, 04:35:10 PM
After that, it just felt off.

hahahahahahahah
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on September 22, 2011, 11:25:12 PM
After that, it just felt off.

hahahahahahahah

???
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on September 23, 2011, 10:47:58 AM
Er... I have no idea either.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on September 23, 2011, 04:22:10 PM
After that, it just felt off.

hahahahahahahah

???

Oh come on, you were watching Saw, then it just fell off?
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on September 24, 2011, 12:31:12 AM
Oh, NOW I get it!  XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on September 24, 2011, 05:14:21 PM
Oh, NOW I get it!  XD

ding!

And the light goes on. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 25, 2011, 02:09:51 AM
I just rewatched Mulan.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on September 25, 2011, 02:32:18 AM
Mulan is awesome.  =w=
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Post by: ChexCommander on September 25, 2011, 02:14:09 PM
I just rewatched Mulan.

MYSTERIOUS AS THE DARK SIDE OF

THE MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

Here's Jackie Chan singing it in Chinese.

Mandarin version (sounds much better, imo):

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Cantonese:

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If you were ever curious as to how different Chinese dialects can be, here you are.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 25, 2011, 02:19:35 PM
psh I'm Chinese, I already know how different they are.

And it was this video that made me rewatch it (pretty heavy language)

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Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on September 25, 2011, 08:01:07 PM
My parents picked up Secret Window with Johnny Depp at a yard sale for a couple bucks. Xbolt and I watched it yesterday. Man, that was a really crazy movie! I really enjoyed it.

Also rewatched National Treasure, Apollo 13, and some silly horror classics that Xbolt hadn't seen yet. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on September 25, 2011, 09:57:58 PM
Secret Window was awesome, and I recommend it.
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Post by: chekovrules on September 25, 2011, 09:59:44 PM
"I killed the mirror. And my shower door."
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on September 26, 2011, 02:20:32 AM
I've seen Secret Window before. It was indeed good.

Luckily, I worked all day on Friday to get all my homework done, so I was free on Sunday to go to the university and attend a 12-hour anime marathon. We watched Angel Beats! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Beats) and Gai-Rei Zero (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ga-Rei_Zero#Anime). Both totally different types of animes but both totally awesome. I already saw 9 episodes of Angel Beats! in the summer, but it was nice to recap AND finish the story. Also, the fight scenes and story for Ga-Rei Zero were also great, although I will say that due to the amount of violence in it, it wouldn't be a show to show your kids. Both animes were well received. I enjoyed them both.
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Post by: Kuwabara on September 26, 2011, 02:22:57 AM
Secret Window was awesome.  It was a Stephen King short story, wasn't it?  Heh, what if they tried making a movie of The Colorado Kid?  I can't imagine it would do well, considering
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.

Oh, and I cannot stress enough how awesome Angel Beats was.  Seriously.  GO WATCH IT.  It has something for everyone!  Action, comedy, romance, joy, sorrow and just sheer awesomeness.  Haven't you already seen it, Xbolt?
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Post by: xbolt on September 26, 2011, 03:01:00 AM
Oh, and I cannot stress enough how awesome Angel Beats was.  Seriously.  GO WATCH IT.  It has something for everyone!  Action, comedy, romance, joy, sorrow and just sheer awesomeness.  Haven't you already seen it, Xbolt?

Yes, I did. I really liked it, but I felt that the show tried to do too much with the time they had. To me it seemed like a 24-episode story compressed down to only 13.
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Post by: Kuwabara on September 26, 2011, 03:45:53 AM
Reading the TV Tropes, that is exactly what happened (well, 26 episodes).  I didn't get that feeling when watching it myself.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on September 26, 2011, 11:18:15 AM
Yeah, it's based off a Stephen King story.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on October 23, 2011, 03:51:47 PM
I didn't watch it recently, but after listening to the soundtrack I've remembered Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon. Man was that a good movie. I know how Dreamworks gets a lot of well-deserved hate for milking their franchises (I'm pretty sure we're all sick of Shrek by now) and relying on celebrity talent to make up for cliche stories and mediocre humor (Jack Black in Kung Fu Panda, Will Ferrell in Megamind) but How to Train Your Dragon feels more like a Pixar movie and I actually like it more than many Pixar movies. Also, I used to be a fan of the books, but the movie is about as far from the books as possible. However, it's fantastic in its own right and surpasses the book in several categories. In short, I highly recommend seeing it. If you're still not convinced, just listen to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJBpLQrBJXM
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Post by: ChexCommander on October 23, 2011, 09:47:03 PM
Every person I've talked to about that movie has loved it like crazy, and I agree! John Powell's work on the soundtrack is Pixar-caliber, if not greater. Very moving, in terms of plot and aesthetics.
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Post by: Kuwabara on October 24, 2011, 01:51:33 AM
and relying on celebrity talent to make up for cliche stories and mediocre humor (Jack Black in Kung Fu Panda, Will Ferrell in Megamind)

>Implying Kung Fu Panda is a bad movie.
>2011

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g325/KuwabaraAgain/NotPuttingYourXInTheFridge.jpg)
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: rexxor on October 24, 2011, 11:30:06 AM
I watched V for Vendetta last night. I LOVED IT!!! Everything about that movie is epic. I liked the part when V totally PWNED Mr. Creedy!!
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Post by: brain candy on October 24, 2011, 02:41:00 PM
However, it's fantastic in its own right and surpasses the book in several categories. In short, I highly recommend seeing it.
Every person I've talked to about that movie has loved it like crazy, and I agree! John Powell's work on the soundtrack is Pixar-caliber, if not greater. Very moving, in terms of plot and aesthetics.

How to Train Your Dragon rocked. Epic... everything, including the great voice talent. I mean, it even had David Tennant. 'Nuff said.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on October 24, 2011, 06:01:19 PM
I watched V for Vendetta last night. I LOVED IT!!! Everything about that movie is epic. I liked the part when V totally PWNED Mr. Creedy!!

I've yet to see the movie, but I read the original comic and it was totally awesome.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 25, 2011, 08:11:12 PM
I saw "Dream House" recently.  I was underwhelmed with the lack of scariness past the first 15 minutes or so, but the sadness throughout the movie was really good.
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Post by: rexxor on October 25, 2011, 10:19:44 PM
 Well I just finished watching "The Matrix" IT is really good, I don't know why I haven't seen it until now..
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Post by: chekovrules on October 25, 2011, 11:50:13 PM
I still need to see The Matrix...
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Post by: Kuwabara on October 26, 2011, 12:32:47 AM
I'm surprised you guys haven't seen it yet.  By "The Matrix", do you mean the whole trilogy or just the first movie?

In other news, I was able to stop being a slowpoke by watching Inception.  It was really really trippin'.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 26, 2011, 01:05:20 AM
If two seasons of an anime count, I watched The World God Only Knows.

Still haven't seen Inception or the Full Metal Alchemist movie, I play on watching the Gundam compilations sometime soon. I only watched the first Matrix and that's all I need. Still need to watch Equilibrium, Face/Off, and Terminator/Terminator 2.
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Post by: brain candy on October 26, 2011, 04:42:46 PM
I have yet to see Inception and one of my favorite movies of all time is that writer/director's second film, Memento, which I just watched for the zillionth time. My boyfriend saw Inception without me and said it sucked. Le sad. It did seem a little see-through to me compared to Memento, but I shouldn't pass judgement until I actually watch it....

If anyone is an Inception fan, get Memento because it'll mess with your head.... then tell me how it stacks up against Inception.  8)

Dang, I really don't remember anything past the first Matrix.
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Post by: ChexCommander on October 26, 2011, 10:07:46 PM
I'm surprised you guys haven't seen it yet.  By "The Matrix", do you mean the whole trilogy or just the first movie?

What trilogy.

@BC: Really? If you're a Nolan fan you should definitely check out Inception! I suppose you'd think it's more "see-through" because it's aimed at a larger audience but that doesn't stop the amazing cinematic experience! Whether the plot messes you up or not, you're bound to enjoy the movie for the movie itself.
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Post by: xbolt on October 27, 2011, 03:36:06 AM
I'm surprised you guys haven't seen it yet.  By "The Matrix", do you mean the whole trilogy or just the first movie?

What trilogy.

Yeah. They never made any more. Too bad.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: rexxor on October 27, 2011, 10:59:40 AM
Quote
By "The Matrix", do you mean the whole trilogy or just the first movie?

Just the first movie. It came out in '99? I was only 6 then that is probably why my parents didn't let me watch it :P
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on October 27, 2011, 11:19:31 AM
I'm surprised you guys haven't seen it yet.  By "The Matrix", do you mean the whole trilogy or just the first movie?

What trilogy.

Yeah. They never made any more. Too bad.

Ouch.  XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: brain candy on October 27, 2011, 11:26:19 AM
@BC: Really? If you're a Nolan fan you should definitely check out Inception! I suppose you'd think it's more "see-through" because it's aimed at a larger audience but that doesn't stop the amazing cinematic experience! Whether the plot messes you up or not, you're bound to enjoy the movie for the movie itself.

I was about to say I wouldn't count myself as a Nolan fan because Memento was the only one I liked (didn't much care for the Batman crap), but I forgot about The Prestige. That movie was a bit more traditional but throughly awesome and David Bowie as Tesla was really inspired casting. I'd put that on Nolan's must see list as well. I still haven't seen his debut.

CC, have you seen any of Nolan's other stuff?

When I saw the trailer for Inception for the first time in theater, I got goosebumps... At this point, I'm just being silly for not seeing it. Being a Memento fan, Inception just made Nolan look like he was trying to hard, but like you noted, it was made for the mainstream. I bet it's one of the most challenging, epic mainstream movies to come out in a good while too. I'll suck it up and rent it. I'm bet I'll actually really like it.  ^-^

Also, saw Monsters on Netflix Instant last night. Really, really good.
(http://static.moviefanatic.com/images/gallery/monsters-uk-quad-poster.jpg)

I'm surprised you guys haven't seen it yet.  By "The Matrix", do you mean the whole trilogy or just the first movie?

What trilogy.

Yeah. They never made any more. Too bad.

Ouch.  XD

Now I'm just confused.  :facepalm
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Post by: Atariangamer on October 27, 2011, 02:55:21 PM
I loved Inception. They showed it as an end-of-year movie to my class last year, and I was the only one to understand what was going on. T_T
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Post by: Allen Walker on October 27, 2011, 02:57:01 PM
I'm surprised you guys haven't seen it yet.  By "The Matrix", do you mean the whole trilogy or just the first movie?

What trilogy.

Yeah. They never made any more. Too bad.

Ouch.  XD

Now I'm just confused.  :facepalm

They are implying that the other two Matrix movies don't or shouldn't exist.
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Post by: brain candy on October 27, 2011, 03:14:49 PM
They are implying that the other two Matrix movies don't or shouldn't exist.

I figured it was that they shouldn't exist but was tempted to wave my hands in front of my face and shout "INCEPTION!" as some form of trickery/magical explanation for this line of conversation. XD
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Post by: ChexCommander on October 27, 2011, 03:44:54 PM
I'm surprised you guys haven't seen it yet.  By "The Matrix", do you mean the whole trilogy or just the first movie?

What trilogy.

Yeah. They never made any more. Too bad.

Ouch.  XD

Now I'm just confused.  :facepalm

They are implying that the other two Matrix movies don't or shouldn't exist.

What other two movies? I wish they had made two more Matrix movies after the first one.

@BC: I'm a sucker for mind-bending movies, so I guess that's a yes! Of all things, I haven't seen Dark Knight yet though. I've also yet to watch Primer, and I hear in terms of mind-twisters, that one's a doozy.
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Post by: Allen Walker on October 27, 2011, 04:35:57 PM
The Dark Knight seemed pretty good. One of the better Batman films in recent times.
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Post by: brain candy on October 27, 2011, 05:16:38 PM
I went to Batman Begins on my first date with this guy I knew... Apparently, there was too much talking for him because at one point he lifted up the arm rests of his chair, angled them up towards the screen, and started making fighter jet and shooting noises. Yeah.

Correction: I keep referring to the first in the series as The Dark Knight, oops. I've only seen Batman Begins.

@BC: I'm a sucker for mind-bending movies, so I guess that's a yes! Of all things, I haven't seen Dark Knight yet though. I've also yet to watch Primer, and I hear in terms of mind-twisters, that one's a doozy.

Primer is one that keeps coming up! I have it on my DVD queue, can't wait to see it.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 27, 2011, 06:08:55 PM
What other two movies? I wish they had made two more Matrix movies after the first one.

Kind of makes you wonder what would happen if they explained Darth Vader's backstory other than him being Luke's father, right?
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Post by: noob1234 on October 30, 2011, 12:56:35 AM
I actually liked the second and third matrix. *crosses arms sulkily*
The Phantom Menace though...
Also since I just got the completeMonty Python's Flying Circus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python's_Flying_Circus) I've been watching a lot of that.
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Post by: Atariangamer on October 30, 2011, 02:12:01 AM
First Star Wars film I ever see in theaters: Phantom Menace.

Age: about 6. and hey, I liked it. The second one, was like meh to me.

Then I saw the original trilogy again. The special editions, of course, but the original trilogy nontheless. And I understood it. Plainly. Then I watched 1 and 2 (and eventually 3), and was just like "wut".

even more awesome was when I found a 'fanedit' version of the original Star Wars cut. Full DVD quality version of the original effects, edits, and dialogue. That's when I started to hate the prequels. Not as movies in general (as a stand alone trilogy, they're alright. a bit weird, but alright), but as the 'backstory' to a great trilogy.

Not to mention the age level needed to enjoy the movies were all over the place. I was a kids movie, II was a pre-teen movie, III was a teen/adult movie...but the original trilogy can be enjoyed by everybody.  Reason I say this: I was each of these age levels when I saw I/II/III in theatres. I enjoyed each at that moment. But I equally enjoyed the original trilogy. And we'd watch that trilogy before each new movie came out, so...

meh.




OH, and Monty Python FTW
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Post by: chekovrules on October 31, 2011, 10:51:43 PM
I still like Phantom Menace, even though it's kinda ridiculous. Well, kinda may be an understatement. It's about as logical as the second episode of the new season of Last Exile. But I still enjoy it. Two and three mostly make me facepalm.

@BC: I loved Inception! It was pretty awesome.

Not a movie, but Xbolt and I watched both seasons of Haruhi over the last couple weeks. The movie won't run on my computer, though, so I have to go over to his house to watch it.
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Post by: Kuwabara on October 31, 2011, 10:58:00 PM
I hear Haruhi is quite good.  Surprisingly, I have yet to watch it (this fact horrified one of my friends from the anime club).
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Post by: chekovrules on November 01, 2011, 01:04:12 AM
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? O_O
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Post by: Kuwabara on November 01, 2011, 01:34:43 AM
I should teleport over there and watch it with you guys.
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Post by: xbolt on November 01, 2011, 02:40:22 AM
/tp Kuwabara xbolt
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Post by: chekovrules on November 01, 2011, 11:08:17 AM
Yay! I already wouldn't mind watching it again. That was amazing.
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Post by: cheetahben on November 01, 2011, 05:26:02 PM
I recently watched this movie:

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And, WOW. I highly recommend it.

It's a nice blend of British humor (acquired taste, but still good) and serious drama...without having you go through too much mood whiplash. It really makes you think.

Plus, it has a pretty winning soundtrack.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on November 08, 2011, 10:32:27 PM
I hear Haruhi is quite good.  Surprisingly, I have yet to watch it (this fact horrified one of my friends from the anime club).

I still haven't finished Darker Than Black, nor have I watched Evangelion.

Also trying to find the Gundam movies.
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Post by: ChexCommander on November 08, 2011, 10:48:54 PM
I hear Haruhi is quite good.  Surprisingly, I have yet to watch it (this fact horrified one of my friends from the anime club).

I still haven't finished Darker Than Black, nor have I watched Evangelion.

Also trying to find the Gundam movies.

Take this!
MY LOVE,
MY ANGER,
AND ALL OF MY SORROW!!!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on November 08, 2011, 11:52:44 PM
I hear Haruhi is quite good.  Surprisingly, I have yet to watch it (this fact horrified one of my friends from the anime club).

I still haven't finished Darker Than Black, nor have I watched Evangelion.

Also trying to find the Gundam movies.

Take this!
MY LOVE,
MY ANGER,
AND ALL OF MY SORROW!!!

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
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Post by: noob1234 on November 10, 2011, 10:29:40 PM
We watched Frida in our Spanish class- we had a sub. Teacher: "You guys weren't supposed to watch it, but oh well."
It was a good biopic, but... it has some... moments. (it's rated R)
yeah, I really liked it and honestly I'd never heard of Frida Kahlo.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on November 10, 2011, 10:57:06 PM
Oh yeah we watched The Breakfast Club and The Green Mile in Health.
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Post by: Allen Walker on November 10, 2011, 11:21:21 PM
The Green Mile, eh? Good book and good movie. For real-life stuff, Kuwabara and I have been on-and-off watching The Walking Dead on Netflix. It seems like a decent production of a zombie drama. I do admit though that Left 4 Dead sometimes comes to mind, although the show isn't quite as lighthearted as Left 4 Dead is. In non-real-life stuff, there is going to be a trilogy of movies based on Puella Magi Madoka Magica (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-08/madoka-magica-film-project-to-be-trilogy). When they come out, I want to see them.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on November 10, 2011, 11:23:52 PM
Yep. The first two are compilations while the third is a new movie. I was hoping for an Oriko OVA.

also you need to have the number in "Left 4 Dead" otherwise the pun has no shape and people will refuse to acknowledge that they actually know what you're talking about.
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Post by: ChexCommander on November 11, 2011, 12:35:19 AM
Ah, we watched Romeo and Juliet (the DiCaprio one), Supersize Me, and Remember the Titans in 9th grade Health class. Good times. And my teacher always talked about the good ol' days with druggies sleeping in trees outside the school back in Omaha.

Just watched Tangled, and it was AWESOME. Really gets you back into Disney movies.
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Post by: Allen Walker on November 11, 2011, 12:46:45 AM
@Anon: Who knows, maybe there will still be a Oriko OVA sometime. Also, I totally spaced out on that one. I'm surprised I do that since I usually use the number 4. Anyway, fixed.

@CC: Ooh, I absolutely loved that Romeo and Juliet. The 70's version was interesting to watch too. (I liked the anime too even if it was totally different) I haven't seen Tangled yet, nor have I seen The Princess and the Frog now that I think of it.
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Post by: Kuwabara on November 11, 2011, 12:52:13 AM
@Anon:  According to that Newtype Magazine, some of the Oriko stuff is gonna get in the movies.

@CC:  I think Allen and I were the only ones in the area that liked that modern Romeo and Juliet.  It was really cool.
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Post by: noob1234 on November 27, 2011, 08:40:09 PM
So the day before break, we watched Edward Scissorhands in Algebra 2, and in Humanities we watched part of Antwone Fisher. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antwone_Fisher_%28film%29)
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Post by: chekovrules on November 28, 2011, 11:53:39 AM
I like Edward Scissorhands. It's in the giant stack of movies that Xbolt needs to see someday. XD
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Post by: brain candy on November 28, 2011, 06:25:24 PM
Edward Scissorhands is a classic! I remember it sort of freaked me out when I was little though...  XD

I went on a movie bender over the weekend:

- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
- Red, White & Blue * (Hardest movie to watch, ever. Also, one of my new favorites.)
- The Year My Voice Broke *
- Submarine *
- The Piano Teacher (It's best you don't Google this.)
- Three and Out (Made it 37 mins in and fell asleep.)

*Unintentional, but these movies all had Noah Taylor in them. WTF.
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Post by: Kuwabara on November 28, 2011, 08:26:44 PM
- The Piano Teacher (It's best you don't Google this.)

You realize this makes me want to Google it more, right?  XD
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Post by: ChexCommander on November 28, 2011, 09:11:00 PM
- The Piano Teacher (It's best you don't Google this.)

You realize this makes me want to Google it more, right?  XD

IMDB'd it...ah well. Only your imagination can ruin you there.
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Post by: brain candy on November 28, 2011, 10:31:50 PM
- The Piano Teacher (It's best you don't Google this.)

You realize this makes me want to Google it more, right?  XD

IMDB'd it...ah well. Only your imagination can ruin you there.

Yeah... Realized it was just going to encourage Googlers. It was actually a really boring movie. Sometimes I'm down with what this particular director is going for, but mostly I find his stuff to be sleep inducing insanity. Weird combo.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on December 01, 2011, 09:54:01 PM
I rewatched Wrath of Khan a couple of weeks ago.
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Post by: Allen Walker on December 04, 2011, 05:23:49 AM
A few days ago Kuwabara and I finished watching Durararara. Now I kinda want to read the books. I still need to watch Baccano, as well. Kuwabara has, but I have not yet.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on December 04, 2011, 01:57:21 PM
I watched it all in a day, it's relatively short.
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Post by: Kuwabara on December 04, 2011, 05:02:17 PM
We had watched it two episodes a week for the vast majority of this semester.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on December 04, 2011, 08:17:01 PM
Well Durarara took me a little longer, since the wifi in the Bahamas wasn't that great. There was the whole area restriction thing too.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on December 07, 2011, 06:53:57 PM
So I've decided that aside from the end of the world and all, 2012 is going to be a great year. There's going to be a downpour of good Wii and 3DS games, but the reason I'm posting this in the movie topic is there are going to be three very promising looking animated movies released (I'm kind of an animated movie geek).
Dreamworks Rise of the Guardians- I've shared my opinions on Dreamworks here before, but this one sounds quite interesting. It's about Santa Clause, Jack Frost, and the Easter Bunny teaming up to fight the Boogeyman. I don't know much about it other than that, but I'm still interested.
Pixar Brave- This one already has a trailer
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Judging from that it has the visuals of How to Train Your Dragon (one of my favorite animated movies of all time) and the story of Mulan. Most importantly, it's a brand new Pixar movie, it's almost guaranteed to be great.
Disney Wreck-It-Ralph- There's not of information released about this one, but the basic concept is Ralph, an 8-bit arcade game villain is tired of being a villain and wants to convince people he's good so he can have a better life. He travels to the worlds of other games (I'm assuming they're parodies and not actual games). It absolutely love the concept and if anyone can pull it off, it's Disney
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Post by: ChexCommander on December 07, 2011, 08:21:44 PM
So I've decided that aside from the end of the world and all, 2012 is going to be a great year. There's going to be a downpour of good Wii and 3DS games, but the reason I'm posting this in the movie topic is there are going to be three very promising looking animated movies released (I'm kind of an animated movie geek).
Dreamworks Rise of the Guardians- I've shared my opinions on Dreamworks here before, but this one sounds quite interesting. It's about Santa Clause, Jack Frost, and the Easter Bunny teaming up to fight the Boogeyman. I don't know much about it other than that, but I'm still interested.
Pixar Brave- This one already has a trailer
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Judging from that it has the visuals of How to Train Your Dragon (one of my favorite animated movies of all time) and the story of Mulan. Most importantly, it's a brand new Pixar movie, it's almost guaranteed to be great.
Disney Wreck-It-Ralph- There's not of information released about this one, but the basic concept is Ralph, an 8-bit arcade game villain is tired of being a villain and wants to convince people he's good so he can have a better life. He travels to the worlds of other games (I'm assuming they're parodies and not actual games). It absolutely love the concept and if anyone can pull it off, it's Disney

They all sound great! I'm really excited for Pixar, as usual.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Pirinja on December 07, 2011, 08:41:44 PM
So I've decided that aside from the end of the world and all, 2012 is going to be a great year. There's going to be a downpour of good Wii and 3DS games, but the reason I'm posting this in the movie topic is there are going to be three very promising looking animated movies released (I'm kind of an animated movie geek).
Dreamworks Rise of the Guardians- I've shared my opinions on Dreamworks here before, but this one sounds quite interesting. It's about Santa Clause, Jack Frost, and the Easter Bunny teaming up to fight the Boogeyman. I don't know much about it other than that, but I'm still interested.
Pixar Brave- This one already has a trailer
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Judging from that it has the visuals of How to Train Your Dragon (one of my favorite animated movies of all time) and the story of Mulan. Most importantly, it's a brand new Pixar movie, it's almost guaranteed to be great.
Disney Wreck-It-Ralph- There's not of information released about this one, but the basic concept is Ralph, an 8-bit arcade game villain is tired of being a villain and wants to convince people he's good so he can have a better life. He travels to the worlds of other games (I'm assuming they're parodies and not actual games). It absolutely love the concept and if anyone can pull it off, it's Disney

They all sound great! I'm really excited for Pixar, as usual.
Me too! Also another Pixar movie and the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon are coming in 2014, but that's much too far away and there is much too little known about them to really be excited.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 07, 2011, 10:05:31 PM
Dude, so much stuff is happening next year. IDK if its because of this 'end of the world' stuff or if people just decided ITS TIME.

Alot of bands are getting back together for a 'reunion' run or a new album/tour, couple of good movies going on, and honestly, this should be a good year.

But with all the other mess going on I wouldn't be surprised if we're on the verge of some sort of fall...economically, politically, environmentally...and tons of other -ly words...
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Post by: ChexCommander on December 07, 2011, 10:20:26 PM
some sort of fall...economically, politically, environmentally...and tons of other -ly words...

Yeah, that happened already...the economy is finally picking up steam since 2008 and Congress has record-low approval levels, remember? And people still don't believe in climate change.

ANYWAYS, yeah! Exciting time for movies.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 07, 2011, 10:34:32 PM
OFF: who says it can't get worse O_O;

ON:

I just discovered a movie that makes 2012 NOT exciting time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFeYUNHtUG0

WHYYYYY
JUST WHYYYYYYYYYYYY


Now, I give them credit for finding good stooges. They all look the part. And Moe just seems perfect to me. But there's a problem here...
The gags and lines are all the same. Now, in black and white and when everyone else is acting their parts, the comedy works, but when its in color, and everything else is ultra modern, and these three guys are going around in suits and hats and doing things people just don't do anymore ON TOP of being slapstick all over the place...Cellphones? Honestly?
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Post by: chekovrules on December 08, 2011, 12:03:37 AM
I agree. 2012 will be a great year. But not for any of the reasons listed. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on December 08, 2011, 05:15:46 PM
OFF: Why the pessimism? Who cares if it gets worse? You just live your life the way you want to live it and blast the rest.


OFF: who says it can't get worse O_O;

ON:

I just discovered a movie that makes 2012 NOT exciting time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFeYUNHtUG0

WHYYYYY
JUST WHYYYYYYYYYYYY


Now, I give them credit for finding good stooges. They all look the part. And Moe just seems perfect to me. But there's a problem here...
The gags and lines are all the same. Now, in black and white and when everyone else is acting their parts, the comedy works, but when its in color, and everything else is ultra modern, and these three guys are going around in suits and hats and doing things people just don't do anymore ON TOP of being slapstick all over the place...Cellphones? Honestly?

New crowd. I'm assuming a lot of people who go to see this haven't really watched the Stooges, or have heard about them but never really known what they were about. As for that, I'd say this movie seems a pretty good introduction. What's wrong with things people don't do anymore? Shakespeare had anachronisms out the window. Slapstick is a worldwide genre. Not saying this movie will be a box-office hit, but it has its reasons for existing.

As for old Stooges fans, like moi, there's troves of classic episodes to revisit.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on December 08, 2011, 07:11:05 PM
OFF: Why the pessimism? Who cares if it gets worse? You just live your life the way you want to live it and blast the rest.

Honestly, I would care a lot if it got worse. This was one heck of a weird year for my family. And speaking as someone who got temporarily knocked off my feet, "just live your life the way you want to live it" is bull. Medical issues can put a quick stop to that.
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Post by: Atariangamer on December 08, 2011, 07:21:44 PM
Now I didn't mean it as harsh as all that, but for a guy who can be driving normally and see his (sadly graphic) death at every corner and out of place instance...these things occur to you...
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Post by: ChexCommander on December 08, 2011, 07:36:48 PM
Now I didn't mean it as harsh as all that, but for a guy who can be driving normally and see his (sadly graphic) death at every corner and out of place instance...these things occur to you...

Heh, fair enough.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on December 09, 2011, 03:21:16 AM
Now I didn't mean it as harsh as all that, but for a guy who can be driving normally and see his (sadly graphic) death at every corner and out of place instance...these things occur to you...

Wow, I'm not the only person who does that? o_O
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 09, 2011, 11:51:35 AM
@chekov: guess not <_<

@CC: The more I watch that Three Stooges trailer, the more I think it might not be as bad as I thought. But we shall see...
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Post by: Kuwabara on December 09, 2011, 12:27:59 PM
Not this coming Tuesday, but the Tuesday after that me and my family here are gonna marathon as many of the Harry Potter movies as we can, on account of having that 8-pack.
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Post by: ChexCommander on December 09, 2011, 02:13:01 PM
Not this coming Tuesday, but the Tuesday after that me and my family here are gonna marathon as many of the Harry Potter movies as we can, on account of having that 8-pack.

Let's see, they're around 2-2.5 hours each, 8 movies, ~18-19 hours of Harry Potter. Start at 9 in the morning, finish around 4 in the morning the next day. Love it.

I did that with Harry Potters 1-6, but I just watched one a night for a week. All in one day? Intense.
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Post by: chekovrules on December 09, 2011, 11:53:16 PM
That would be fun. :whale
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Post by: Pirinja on December 10, 2011, 11:22:12 AM
Somewhat off-topic and I don't know if you guys can help me with this, but last night I was going to watch a full streamed movie, but I couldn't bring myself to do it because I was concerned with the legality of it. I've watched full movies on youtube before, but I'm not talking about youtube, I'm talking about sketchier sites like megashare.info. I'm pretty sure the person who uploaded it there did so illegally, but would I be at fault too just for watching it? I'm not downloading it, just watching. Really this isn't any different than watching copyrighted material on youtube, but the way the site presents itself as "watch movies online" it doesn't seem to be as legally safe as youtube.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 10, 2011, 04:59:35 PM
On the technical side, rarely will anything ever come crashing down on you for doing so.
On the legal side, every copyright lawyer in the biz would tell you to not watch the movie.
On the monetary side, you can rent the movie or something for rather cheap nowadays, so thats a legal way of getting what you want.
On the forum side, we really don't like discussing warez, pirating, or any such things, and while in my eyes this doesn't fall under it (I'll admit, I watched one movie I couldn't find elsewhere streamed), its still iffy.

But me, I exhaust every possibility before resorting to something like movie streams. If I can get it "legally", I do it, but there are some times its not feasible to do that.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on December 10, 2011, 06:21:22 PM
On the technical side, rarely will anything ever come crashing down on you for doing so.
On the legal side, every copyright lawyer in the biz would tell you to not watch the movie.
On the monetary side, you can rent the movie or something for rather cheap nowadays, so thats a legal way of getting what you want.
On the forum side, we really don't like discussing warez, pirating, or any such things, and while in my eyes this doesn't fall under it (I'll admit, I watched one movie I couldn't find elsewhere streamed), its still iffy.

But me, I exhaust every possibility before resorting to something like movie streams. If I can get it "legally", I do it, but there are some times its not feasible to do that.

Amen to that. If the French 1978 detective film is only to be found via a stream, what are you gonna do? Otherwise, you've got things like Redbox (one-night rentals for $1) and Netflix which have really revolutionized the digital movie-rental form, for cheap.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on December 10, 2011, 07:28:11 PM
Am I too outdated in that I'd prefer to go to a library? XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 11, 2011, 12:16:54 AM
Wait. Your library has...movies?

WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT.

Well, two things: our hometown library has rarely anything I'd consider a 'movie'. They've got a couple weird ETV videos and some educational stuff. Also, they got a few things like CDs or Tapes...

but then two towns over, they got almost half a Blockbuster in their library. Go figure.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on December 11, 2011, 11:30:30 AM
Am I too outdated in that I'd prefer to go to a library? XD

Me too. XD

And our library has a giant selection of movies. So many...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on December 11, 2011, 01:29:27 PM
Wait. Your library has...movies?

WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT.

Well, two things: our hometown library has rarely anything I'd consider a 'movie'. They've got a couple weird ETV videos and some educational stuff. Also, they got a few things like CDs or Tapes...

but then two towns over, they got almost half a Blockbuster in their library. Go figure.

Huh, that's funny. Our library, trying to be all hip and up-to-date, gets a zillion movies (though a lot are scratched ><) and now they do video games, too, which I suppose is cool.  Laptops for reference too, so people barely even use the Dewey Decimal System.

But yes, Xbolt, I'd love to just drop in to a library! I completely forgot about driving to places and doing things; the Internet has ruined me. XD
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on December 13, 2011, 08:38:33 PM
Found the Gundam 0079 compilations, been watching them. Need to finish Zeta, watch the compilations, then find ZZ and 0083.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on December 15, 2011, 01:59:25 AM
Am I too outdated in that I'd prefer to go to a library? XD
No. Not at all.

Anyways... We watched Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (with subs) since we're reading the book in class.
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Post by: brain candy on December 20, 2011, 06:53:28 PM
I'd totally forgotten about Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress...  :o

Falling behind on the movie watching, but I did finally see Primer. It is easily the smartest and most epic movie about time travel that I have ever seen. It is also hopelessly confusing and technical. It doesn't assume that the viewer needs to be spoon-fed complete answers. My mind has been trampled. Still putting some of the pieces together... I read a review that said if you understand Primer the first time through, you're either "a liar or a savant". Absolutely brilliant.

(http://images.moviepostershop.com/primer-movie-poster-2004-1020240454.jpg)
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Post by: ChexCommander on December 20, 2011, 07:37:22 PM
I'd totally forgotten about Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress...  :o

Falling behind on the movie watching, but I did finally see Primer. It is easily the smartest and most epic movie about time travel that I have ever seen. It is also hopelessly confusing and technical. It doesn't assume that the viewer needs to be spoon-fed complete answers. My mind has been trampled. Still putting some of the pieces together... I read a review that said if you understand Primer the first time through, you're either "a liar or a savant". Absolutely brilliant.

(http://images.moviepostershop.com/primer-movie-poster-2004-1020240454.jpg)

That movie is ON MY BOOKSHELF AND I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET.

That and Momento! Two mind-bending movies I can't wait to see, yet are five feet in front of me just waiting there. And my movies-to-watch list grows on from there.

Also, super-excited for Dark Knight Rises (and Anne Hathaway ;)).
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Post by: noob1234 on December 20, 2011, 09:57:39 PM
So yesterday, I watched The Muppets, and I watched Limitless on Sunday.
Both were pretty awesome (in different ways of course) but I didn't really like the beginning of The Muppets or the ending of Limitless.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 21, 2011, 03:59:06 AM
Saw the new Sherlock Holmes. I have to say I quite liked it.

Just before I went in, one of my last customers told me it wasn't that good. I beg to differ. The plot is complicated as ever, but also has some really good humor and timing points that are just excellent. I will say that most of the previous movie's extra characters aren't very much in the movie, but that's all, no spoiling for those who want to see. But its awesome, amazing, funny, mind bending, and utterly fantastic...

...despite leaving possibly next to no room for a sequel baring a very long explanation. And I can say that its probably not what you think it is. If you guess it correctly, you come tell me XD
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Post by: brain candy on December 21, 2011, 12:08:17 PM
That movie is ON MY BOOKSHELF AND I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET.

That and Momento! Two mind-bending movies I can't wait to see, yet are five feet in front of me just waiting there. And my movies-to-watch list grows on from there.

Also, super-excited for Dark Knight Rises (and Anne Hathaway ;)).

See them soon! Gah, I hate it when I put off movies for too long then discover what I'd been missing out on... my Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime Queues are majorly adding to this problem. But yes, both are great! Memento is supposedly one of the most accurate portrayals of working memory and Primer was done by a mathematician/engineer and has a very strict set of time travel rules. Both feel very much grounded in reality.

This isn't a spoiler of any kind for Memento, but might make a character bother you a bit... so save this for later, maybe?
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on December 21, 2011, 02:33:09 PM
I watched Hunchback of Notre Dame recently.  I hadn't seen it since I was 5 or so, so it was mostly new to me.

The moral of the movie: It doesn't matter how nice of a guy you are; If you're ugly, your gypsy girlfriend will marry the soldier.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on December 21, 2011, 04:38:57 PM
Saw the new Sherlock Holmes. I have to say I quite liked it.

Just before I went in, one of my last customers told me it wasn't that good. I beg to differ. The plot is complicated as ever, but also has some really good humor and timing points that are just excellent. I will say that most of the previous movie's extra characters aren't very much in the movie, but that's all, no spoiling for those who want to see. But its awesome, amazing, funny, mind bending, and utterly fantastic...
That's good! I'm seeing it later this week with my friendgirl.
I'd totally forgotten about Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress...  :o
So you watched/read it before?
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Post by: Kuwabara on December 21, 2011, 06:22:02 PM
The moral of the movie: It doesn't matter how nice of a guy you are; If you're ugly, your gypsy girlfriend will marry the soldier.

Don't forget "If you are a real jerk to nice guys, then you will fall into a pit of fire (lava?)".
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Post by: chekovrules on December 22, 2011, 11:49:38 AM
We're going to see Holmes and Tintin next week.
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on December 22, 2011, 03:17:32 PM
The moral of the movie: It doesn't matter how nice of a guy you are; If you're ugly, your gypsy girlfriend will marry the soldier.

Don't forget "If you are a real jerk to nice guys, then you will fall into a pit of fire (lava?)".

Also, "If you're evil, then you automagically get a backup choir of monks to sing kyrie eleison as you plot genocide."
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on December 22, 2011, 06:23:39 PM
I wish I had a backup choir of monks singing kyrie eleison...
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on December 23, 2011, 03:34:55 AM
Chekov and I just watched The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. We both agree that it is one of our most favorite movies of all time. And it's a Christmas movie to boot.
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Post by: Allen Walker on December 23, 2011, 04:06:11 AM
Kuwabara, one of my sisters, my mom and I decided to watch all the Harry Potter movies again. We watched 1 and 2 today and plan to take time out of each day to watch two movies a day.
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Post by: chekovrules on December 23, 2011, 12:35:49 PM
Chekov and I just watched The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. We both agree that it is one of our most favorite movies of all time. And it's a Christmas movie to boot.

It's so glorious. :whale
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Post by: Kuwabara on December 23, 2011, 05:29:18 PM
Chekov and I just watched The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. We both agree that it is one of our most favorite movies of all time. And it's a Christmas movie to boot.

I hear its really good.  This is yet another reminder that I need to watch Haruhi.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on December 24, 2011, 12:28:32 AM
Yes. Yes, you do. It's my second favorite anime (after Clannad).
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 24, 2011, 04:19:45 AM
Tintin. Why did I not realize it was out.

I wanna see it just because even for having not read the comics, the movie looks amazing.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on December 24, 2011, 04:31:21 AM
It looks pretty cool.  I remember there was an animated show of it when I was a kid and I was obsessed with it.  Surprisingly, I can hardly remember the show itself, just the fact of its existence and my obsession.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on December 24, 2011, 11:48:58 AM
Tintin. Why did I not realize it was out.

I wanna see it just because even for having not read the comics, the movie looks amazing.

Go read them. XD

Although from the trailers, pretty sure you don't need to worry about reading them first. Side characters are suddenly main villians.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on December 24, 2011, 03:12:22 PM
From the trailers it looks pretty awesome.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on December 24, 2011, 03:28:21 PM
Last night, after crazy iceskating shenanigans, I started to watch "Hunchback of Notre Dame II", but none of us could stand the poor disney-sequal quality (they didn't even try to make the voice actors similar!) so we watched the first episode of Sherlocke.  'Twas very good!
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on December 25, 2011, 03:32:45 AM
The BBC series?
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on December 25, 2011, 07:37:17 PM
So... since we gave each other a bunch of movies for Christmas, we watched Cars 2 and Batteries Not Included. I liked both of them a lot.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on December 26, 2011, 12:01:29 PM
Xbolt is so looking forward to watching Cars 2 with his family. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on December 27, 2011, 01:02:44 AM
Saw the new Sherlock Holmes. I have to say I quite liked it.

Just before I went in, one of my last customers told me it wasn't that good. I beg to differ. The plot is complicated as ever, but also has some really good humor and timing points that are just excellent. I will say that most of the previous movie's extra characters aren't very much in the movie, but that's all, no spoiling for those who want to see. But its awesome, amazing, funny, mind bending, and utterly fantastic...

...despite leaving possibly next to no room for a sequel baring a very long explanation. And I can say that its probably not what you think it is. If you guess it correctly, you come tell me XD

Funnily enough, I guessed correctly at the result as soon as I saw the setting of the final scene. Then again, that's due to it's wonderful connection to the original books, which really makes these movies shine.  Just came back from the theater, and my review: genius. Like you said, complicated as ever, a change of characters if you were dear or sick of the old few (all tied in from the books of course) and a beautiful plot, as well as the unraveling that makes it part of the Sherlock Holmes series.

To quote my Facebook status: "A marvelous journey through the trials of an eccentric protagonist and, this time around, an equally analytic accomplice in a Victorian vacation filled with twists that manage to present themselves as both typically cerebral and yet immensely visceral to the viewer. High marks all around."

And I can see room for another movie, but, if I haven't said it enough, go and read the books now! I've got a Holmes complete collection that I got at a library book sale for 25 cents.

And now it looks like I'll have to get into the TV series, which I've heard is excellent. Also can't wait to hear Chekov's review of this one. I definitely noticed the substance abuse bit this time around. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on December 27, 2011, 02:18:22 AM
Crap... Looks like my friendgirl can't come to see it...
This is also Girl Topic news.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on December 27, 2011, 04:55:05 AM
The BBC series?
Yes, the new BBC series is amazingness in a can.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Datra on December 27, 2011, 05:45:12 AM
My brother got Castle In The Sky for Christmas. Neither of us have seen it before so we finished off Christmas watching it.

I'm going with my family to see Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tomorrow. No idea what it's about but everyone I hear from who has seen it already says it's awesome
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on December 27, 2011, 03:41:16 PM
My brother got Castle In The Sky for Christmas.
AMAZINGNESS
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 27, 2011, 10:15:47 PM
That's embalming fluid.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on December 28, 2011, 12:11:02 AM
That's embalming fluid.

See, I totally thought that was a setup for later on when

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"Lie down with me, Watson."
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on December 28, 2011, 02:48:49 AM
Christmas notwithstanding, Kuwabara, one of my sisters, my mom and I watched all the Harry Potter movies in a matter of 4 days. That was interesting, to say the least.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on December 30, 2011, 04:23:37 AM
Chekov and I watched Tintin and Sherlock Holmes today. They were good, despite Tintin having nothing to do with the books... Random side characters are now main villains what? >_>
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 30, 2011, 01:42:55 PM
...in both movies? Or just Tintin?

I still need to read the books...

There's ALOT of stuff I *need* to do <_>
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on December 30, 2011, 01:58:07 PM
...in both movies? Or just Tintin?

I still need to read the books...

There's ALOT of stuff I *need* to do <_>

I'm thinking just TinTin, since Chekov said the same and besides, in Sherlock Holmes main villains were main villains.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on December 30, 2011, 03:18:44 PM
Last night I saw "I Bought A Zoo." (don't worry, it was with a lady, so I didn't lose my dignity)

I was expecting it to be some cheesy family film glurg, but it was actually a pretty deep movie about moving on with life!  It had some romantic scenes, so if you still think girls have cooties than don't see it, though the scenes of people proclaiming their love and whatever were actually really nice.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on December 31, 2011, 11:56:12 AM
I totally loved the new Holmes. The plot was excellent, action was as good as ever, and I like the new characters. Moriarty was fantastic and believable. Definitely a stronger bad guy than Blackwood. I was impressed that Mary actually survived the film! Since she bites the dust in the originals (albeit between books), I was massively expecting them to kill her. Maybe they're waiting for the next movie. XD

This sequel was still very true to the original stories. I loved the scene towards the end when Holmes and Moriarty were both thinking through the fight before doing anything. Moriarty is supposed to be absolutely brilliant, so that scene worked very well.

Mycroft was as eccentric and weird as I expected.

Also, substance abuse. Definitely more up front this time. The interesting thing is that Holmes actually spends considerably less time wandering around drugged. This is another one of those little things that follows the books, because Sherlock only uses drugs when he's bored or between cases. Since he's completely focused on this case, he's not sulking nearly as much.

So basically, the new movie was fantastic and will be one of my rare purchases when it comes out on DVD.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on December 31, 2011, 12:55:16 PM
I totally loved the new Holmes. The plot was excellent, action was as good as ever, and I like the new characters. Moriarty was fantastic and believable. Definitely a stronger bad guy than Blackwood. I was impressed that Mary actually survived the film! Since she bites the dust in the originals (albeit between books), I was massively expecting them to kill her. Maybe they're waiting for the next movie. XD

This sequel was still very true to the original stories. I loved the scene towards the end when Holmes and Moriarty were both thinking through the fight before doing anything. Moriarty is supposed to be absolutely brilliant, so that scene worked very well.

Mycroft was as eccentric and weird as I expected.

Also, substance abuse. Definitely more up front this time. The interesting thing is that Holmes actually spends considerably less time wandering around drugged. This is another one of those little things that follows the books, because Sherlock only uses drugs when he's bored or between cases. Since he's completely focused on this case, he's not sulking nearly as much.

So basically, the new movie was fantastic and will be one of my rare purchases when it comes out on DVD.

Exactly! The coca leaves were in, and used at the right times. I completely forgot about Blackwood from last movie and thought Moriarty had been in it twice, seeing as he's the main villain in a lot of the later stories.  The chess game was perfect!

I had no idea they were even going to throw in Mycroft, but it was a good choice. XD  And I love the little jibe about Lestrade at the end.

Also,

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Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on December 31, 2011, 07:34:38 PM
I need to find these things, ebook or something, and read them all. I've only read about 3 total books, and excerpts of others.

And Moriarty seemed perfect as an arch-enemy of Holmes. Not nearly as eccentric, but wildly brilliant, and of course, very plotting.
My dad liked the last scene between holmes and moriarty ALOT.

Also, I just love Robert Downey and Jude Law. They're the absolute perfect pair and even if their relationship isn't true to the book, they play off of each other so well its insane. Now this could be the benefit of good script writing, but you also need good actors to carry this stuff through.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Allen Walker on December 31, 2011, 08:53:39 PM
I have all the books somewhere, but I've only read A Study in Scarlet because I was using that for a research paper I did as a senior in high school.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on December 31, 2011, 09:17:00 PM
I have all the books somewhere, but I've only read A Study in Scarlet because I was using that for a research paper I did as a senior in high school.

ಠ_ಠ

READ THEM ALL. DO IT.

And yeah, the two do have really good synergy together. The whole thing just works.

Also Atarian, I'm gonna reiterate Xbolt here and say, have you tried a library?

Or: http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Complete-Collection-ebook/dp/B001ECQKQ6
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on December 31, 2011, 11:47:41 PM
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Atari: I got a complete collection at Barnes and Noble for around $10 or something. There was a sale.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on January 01, 2012, 04:21:53 PM
On New Year's Eve we watched Elf (I hadn't seen it before). Hilarious XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on January 01, 2012, 07:08:48 PM
On New Year's Eve we watched Elf (I hadn't seen it before). Hilarious XD

It's a Christmas tradition 'round these parts. You could walk up to a stranger, quote the movie, and they'll spit the next line right back to you.  Of course, being in New England, most people prefer to keep their head down and not even make eye contact with strangers, but we're generally friendly people. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on January 01, 2012, 07:21:41 PM
@CC: our library...hmm. This is the deal with our library. I always wondered why there was either really new books or very old books there, and asked one of the librarians or something. This was the explanation I got back: most of the books are from the library's old location, which the transition happened around 1999. The years leading up to and just after the move were put into the building and interior design, and all the budgeted money was put there. When things settled down, the head of the library decided to spend all the book budget on renting expensive, new books instead of buying alot more general purpose ones that they could actually keep. And then there's the thing that its the most awkward library ever. You know libraries are supposed to be quiet...but there's not a single whisper. you can hear the computer fans from across the room. No other local library is like that. There's a slight buzz in the areas where reading happens due to whispering, slight music, conversations, etc. But ours...It feels like if I make a single noise I'm gonna get thrown out...and I'm prone to making noise X_X

But a bookstore sounds like a great idea. i've got several things to do tomorrow, might add stopping by the shops to the list...


OH. And our family. We're quoters. We have had entire conversations that were almost nothing but quotes back and forth. Each family member has a movie or two that they can quote nearly verbatim...and my sister's is Elf.
So. Much. Elf.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on January 01, 2012, 09:07:57 PM
For the Kuwa Clan, Kung Pow: Enter The Fist is that movie.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on January 02, 2012, 12:27:01 AM
So, I finally sat down and watched a full movie through with my laserdisc player. In fact, I watched two!

Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park.

I've already mentioned T2 earlier in this topic, but this was my first time watching Jurassic Park, and I can just say that I loved it. There was some odd bits and one plot line felt a bit loose ended (it feels like they just threw it in there because it isn't explained, nor is it cleanly ended <_<), but the graphics are amazing (considering), and the whole thing overall has that Spielberg feel of just being some very huge thing that he created.

EDIT: I'll take a bit here, in the movie topic, to say why I really REALLY love the LaserDisc format already, even though I haven't used it much.

For one, the equipment is usually heavy duty and high quality with distinct feature sets per player class. You can have s-video output, digital audio output, Audio CD and CD Video player built in, remote, auto side switch, and advanced synch features with other audio/video equipment. Your basic players have nothing, a step up has better video and audio connections, another step up and you can get an automatic side switch, another up and you get a CD player...Its amazing the distinction. Compared to DVD players now, which just come with next to nothing at all. We've got a middle end player from y2k, and its got some good features, but nothing special. A low end player from walmart has the same features now to little fanfare and usage. Who care's about changing how much black the player outputs, especially when its preset to washed out looking color choices? Tweak the TV's contrast, it'll work better.
I got lucky and ended up with a player with auto-switch, CD player, and s-video out. Its pretty fancy.

The second thing is the multi-disc format. Now, you might be thinking that having a break in the action is pretty killer, but the producers knew what they were doing when they split the discs/sides. Never on a cliff hanger, and always on a down moment. Usually just coming off an action or important scene. So with the thoughts still buzzing in your head, you have a moment to rest and consider what happened while the laser flips, or while you're swapping the discs out. I enjoy this. Instead of having to sit the whole way through a movie, you get a break to get up, stretch, focus your eyes elsewhere, and relax without missing any of the movie or having to make yourself stop the action. They're well paced, too. I like it alot.

Another thing is the discs themselves. There's two main formats: CAV (constant angular velocity), and CLV (constant linear velocity). CAV can only store 30 minutes per side, but has the cool feature of allowing frame by frame seeking. You can literally pause on a frame, no distortion or jerking. CLV can hold 60 per side, but loses the frame features of CAV. For example, T2 was in CAV, but Jurassic Park was in CAV, and I could type in a frame and get a picture...but this also resulted in a THREE DISC MOVIE, 5 sides in all. Most CAV movies are either 1 disc or 2 discs, 3 sides...but anyway. Its interesting to see what you've got and what they do.

And another thing I like about em is their quirks. My player has a quirk where the motor cannot stop itself. It has to slow down via friction. Untill the disc stops, you cannot turn off or eject the tray. It took me awhile to realize this, now I just kinda expect it.

OH. Last thing: compression and jerkiness. One of the things I didn't like about DVD quality was revealed to me as MPEG2 compression artifacts. Now, some higher end movies dont' have these problems anymore, but alot of the movies I have do have it. Also, pausing and seeking is jerky as all get out. The laserdiscs store analog video and sound, as well as digital stereo tracks. This results in a smooth picture, especially in CRT tvs like the one in my study (that I'm watching it on) and the sound is very nice and clear. Someone did a comparison between a DVD and a Laserdisc of the same movie, and found the audio mixing to be a bit more rich on the laserdiscs, and for the colors to be warmer and have more natural contrast. And this whole thing has an advantage over tapes in the fact that its a bit faster and doesn't have anywhere near as much problems with static. even some movies I've sampled with dirt or small scratches on them play fine. I like it.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on January 02, 2012, 11:49:22 AM
Amusingly enough, Xbolt and I also watched Jurassic Park last night. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on January 02, 2012, 12:47:27 PM
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That's awesome. I've always been curious about LaserDisc. I'm assuming CAV only holds 30 minutes because it's actually accelerating around the disc, filling it up faster, but that's just my guess from high-school physics. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on January 02, 2012, 04:38:27 PM
@CC: I think you're right. I believe each 'line' on a CAV disc is a frame. so it would spin faster on the outer edges, and slower in the center edge. CLV just spins the disc at a constant, probably slower speed, with more than one frame per line.

This thing sounds like a muffled jet engine on some discs. The discs aren't lightweight like CD/DVDs, they're pretty thick and heavy. Takes some serious horsepower to move them at the desired speeds. It also takes a long time to slow down.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: LAZ Trooper on January 02, 2012, 07:13:49 PM
OH. And our family. We're quoters. We have had entire conversations that were almost nothing but quotes back and forth. Each family member has a movie or two that they can quote nearly verbatim...and my sister's is Elf.
So. Much. Elf.
My siblings and I will frequently quote from any number of movies, TV shows, radio programs, etc. if it's something related to the current conversation. Sometimes we get several quotes all on one topic, but we don't usually talk using quotes.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: ChexCommander on January 03, 2012, 07:59:26 PM
OH. And our family. We're quoters. We have had entire conversations that were almost nothing but quotes back and forth. Each family member has a movie or two that they can quote nearly verbatim...and my sister's is Elf.
So. Much. Elf.
My siblings and I will frequently quote from any number of movies, TV shows, radio programs, etc. if it's something related to the current conversation. Sometimes we get several quotes all on one topic, but we don't usually talk using quotes.

"They have taken the bridge, and the second hall."

"Fly, you fool!"

"I HAVE NO SON."

These are all lines my friends and I have referenced at least twice a month. XD
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on January 03, 2012, 10:46:43 PM
OH. And our family. We're quoters. We have had entire conversations that were almost nothing but quotes back and forth. Each family member has a movie or two that they can quote nearly verbatim...and my sister's is Elf.
So. Much. Elf.
My siblings and I will frequently quote from any number of movies, TV shows, radio programs, etc. if it's something related to the current conversation. Sometimes we get several quotes all on one topic, but we don't usually talk using quotes.
Oh yes. Quoting. >:D We use Monty Python a lot.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on January 03, 2012, 11:11:13 PM
OH. And our family. We're quoters. We have had entire conversations that were almost nothing but quotes back and forth. Each family member has a movie or two that they can quote nearly verbatim...and my sister's is Elf.
So. Much. Elf.
My siblings and I will frequently quote from any number of movies, TV shows, radio programs, etc. if it's something related to the current conversation. Sometimes we get several quotes all on one topic, but we don't usually talk using quotes.
Oh yes. Quoting. >:D We use Monty Python a lot.
OH YES.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on January 04, 2012, 12:05:12 AM
Most Certianly.

Always a Deus Ex joke.

ALWAYS.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on January 04, 2012, 12:27:40 AM
Allen, a friend of ours and I tend to quote Deus Ex a good deal.  Mainly just the things like "ITS A BOMB!" or "I spilled my DRINK!" though.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on January 04, 2012, 02:01:16 AM
Off the top of my head, when in convo with X and Chekov, things like:

OH YES. (and I follow 'most certainly')
Suuuure.
Agent Orange.
Old Men, running the world.
A bomb.
In de fresh.

and many others...come up frequently.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on January 04, 2012, 06:37:46 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention.  Allen and I finally got around to seeing the first of the new Sherlock Holmes movies.  It was really cool.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Atariangamer on January 04, 2012, 08:56:21 AM
the newest is even better than the first, to me.
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Post by: ChexCommander on January 04, 2012, 05:39:36 PM
First had more action, second had more winding, beautifully complex plot.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on January 05, 2012, 12:09:58 AM
I'm still trying to decide which one I like best. Both were amazing.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: LAZ Trooper on January 05, 2012, 01:40:37 PM
I forgot to mention I saw Tintin last week. Best movie. :whale
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Richie on February 28, 2012, 01:04:00 AM
Bumping to draw attention to The Hunger Games movie that is coming out.  Is anybody planning on seeing this?  I recently read the book and loved it.  The trailer looks really awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgssLmsOa2s
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on February 28, 2012, 04:00:47 AM
Oh yeah, I saw this.  Might be cool.  I'll probably check it out when it hits the dollar theater or DVD (but then, that's what I do for most movies anyways).
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on February 28, 2012, 02:45:48 PM
I just finished watching "Kong: Return to the Jungle" and I must say that it was an extremely poor production.  I had seen a few of the animated episodes on Teletoon and was expecting a typical direct-to-video sequel to the series, but when I popped the DVD into my computer I was surprised to find a rather poor quality cell shaded CGI flick instead of the hand animated picture I was expecting.  The CGI was bad, even by Saturday morning cartoon standards.  The modeling was only barely passable as resembling the characters from the series, the animation was stiff and mechanical, and the characters were almost completely expressionless throughout the entire story, with expressions like "somewhat angry" (eyebrows down slightly) and and "surprised"/"sad"/"concerned" (eyebrows up slightly).  The whole thing looks like it was recorded off an Xbox at best.  While the voice acting was reasonable for a Saturday morning direct-to-video production, the story was terrible, involving a big game hunter who hunts and captures all the animals on Kong (nee Skull) Island so he can let them loose in New York so he can hunt them down again and kill them. (Seriously.  WTF is up with that?) I found myself frequently fast forwarding through this "movie" in an effort to get to the end.  (The musical sections were particularly painful to sit through.)  All in all it was a very poor video, and hardly worth the $1.00 I paid for it out of the bargain bin.  I pity the poor people who probably paid $25.00 or more for it when it was first released.

My verdict:  Give it a miss.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMA-Zngl7ys

About three years ago I dipped my hand into the bargain bin for a copy of the original King Kong.  It was a far better deal.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: LAZ Trooper on February 28, 2012, 04:35:51 PM
The mouths don't really match up with the voices either... without what you said, just by that trailer I wouldn't watch it. The animations so bad I almost stopped the trailer halfway through... :facepalm
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Richie on February 28, 2012, 06:46:41 PM
That trailer =  :lolwut.  Seriously.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on February 28, 2012, 10:02:15 PM
Hunger Games: Heck yeah! Totally can't wait until that comes out. I loved all the books and think that the movie looks like it's gonna be pretty good. The trailers were cool so far.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on February 28, 2012, 10:03:59 PM
Looking forward to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and The Monkey King (starring Donnie Yen)
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Post by: chekovrules on February 28, 2012, 10:05:55 PM
Abe Lincoln should be fun. I just read the book recently. My coworkers gave me strange looks. XD
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Post by: ChexCommander on February 29, 2012, 12:40:58 AM
Bumping to draw attention to The Hunger Games movie that is coming out.  Is anybody planning on seeing this?  I recently read the book and loved it.  The trailer looks really awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgssLmsOa2s

yes yes yes Yes Yes YES YES

So excited to see this. If anyone hasn't read the series yet, do it now. I just finished the first one two days ago and it was an amazing experience.

@Kuwa: Especially for a series like this, I'd think going to an early premiere of the movie (like a couple weeks after release) would be more fun just for the atmosphere of everyone around you.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Boingo the Clown on February 29, 2012, 12:44:14 AM
My niece is mad to see "The Hunger Games".

She has even decided to take up archery again as a result. (The main character is an archer.)
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Post by: xbolt on February 29, 2012, 03:24:52 AM
We just watched Blade Runner.


...I have no idea why this movie is famous. >_>
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Kuwabara on February 29, 2012, 04:55:11 AM
Really?  I really liked it.  It isn't the holy grail of movies, but it had a TON of atmosphere.  Did you watch the directors cut, or the theatrical version?  Cause the theatrical version added a whole lot of unnecessary voiceovers that completely ruin the mood (from what I hear).   Plus, its one of those movies that you can watch multiple times and realize new things about it.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on February 29, 2012, 01:30:31 PM
Blade Runner was easily one of my least favorite movies ever. Actually, I still haven't thought of one that I enjoyed less... The music was awesome, but other than that, it was just plain weird.
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Post by: Atariangamer on February 29, 2012, 03:01:52 PM
Have I mentioned that I watched the Fugitive? If not, watch it. Me gusta.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on February 29, 2012, 03:43:34 PM
The Fugitive is REALLY good.

And we watched the director's cut of Blade Runner. The least action-packed Harrison Ford movie ever.
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Post by: chekovrules on February 29, 2012, 03:51:14 PM
I could happily watch The Fugitive over and over. :whale
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Post by: Richie on February 29, 2012, 06:58:30 PM
We just watched Blade Runner.


...I have no idea why this movie is famous. >_>

I thought I was the only one.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on February 29, 2012, 08:15:54 PM
Meh, I'm still gonna watch it. Even if a movie is lame, it can't be bad with Syd Mead's designs.
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Post by: Richie on March 01, 2012, 07:10:30 PM
Wow!  I just got back from Mass Communications class.  We watched the first full length silent film, "The Birth of a Nation."  Although racist, it is an absolute masterpiece.  My mind was blown what this director could do with the technology of the time.  It's public domain now, and well worth watching.  Just thicken your skin a little first, if you're sensitive to racial issues.

http://www.archive.org/details/dw_griffith_birth_of_a_nation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9UPOkIpR0A
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 01, 2012, 07:12:43 PM
Yep, its widely regarded as the first modern movie and is praised despite its subject matter.
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Post by: chekovrules on March 24, 2012, 01:24:34 AM
Shockingly enough, I'm not at work today, so Xbolt and I went to see The Hunger Games!

Wow. It followed the book amazingly well, much better than the majority of book-to-movie transitions. The casting is excellent. Despite all the naysayers, Jennifer Lawrence is exceptional as Katniss. She fits the part really well. Peeta is also perfectly cast. Hutcherson totally gives off that "sweet guy" vibe and is quite believable in his role. One of the complaints I've heard is that Gale barely has any screen time. Honestly, though, it's not like he does a whole lot in the first book, anyway. Everyone else, Effie, Haymitch, Prim... they're all awesome, too.

The atmosphere of the film is fantastic. I love scenery and environments in movies, so this was a real treat. The Capitol is great. It's just as overwhelming and full of brightly colored, creepy looking people as I'd imagined it. I'm impressed that they actually made the Capitol citizens as outrageous as they are in the books. The arena itself is also exactly how I'd pictured it, aside from one thing that I'll mention later.

I also loved the new scenes with the Gamemakers manipulating the arena. Getting that extra glimpse behind the scenes really added to the realism and setting.

There were a couple things that I took issue with, primarily the abuse of shaky cam. But that's a problem with almost anything these days, so it doesn't bug me too much. Also, what the heck was up with the Cornicopia? It looked like a giant squished silver scorpion or something... I dunno. That was one of the only things in the whole film that wasn't as I pictured it. My last little nitpick I'm gonna put in spoilers just in case.

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All in all, though? The Hunger Games was an amazingly good movie that's well worth seeing. It was even better than I was expecting!

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Post by: xbolt on March 24, 2012, 01:26:39 AM
...



Yeah! What she said.
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Post by: LAZ Trooper on March 24, 2012, 12:09:31 PM
One of my friends who watches and reviews tons of movies said Hunger Games is a (good) rip-off of Battle Royale. And since that's a Japanese movie it made me think of people here. :P
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Post by: Allen Walker on March 24, 2012, 02:25:13 PM
I wouldn't say it's a ripoff. Although, admittedly, I haven't read nor seen Battle Royal or The Hunger Games, so I can't properly discuss either of them.
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 24, 2012, 02:34:09 PM
As our older brother said in regards to its relations to Battle Royale:  "Give me an original movie idea and I'll give you $20".  In other words, I really don't care.
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Post by: chekovrules on March 24, 2012, 02:44:05 PM
As our older brother said in regards to its relations to Battle Royale:  "Give me an original movie idea and I'll give you $20".  In other words, I really don't care.

This.
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Post by: ChexCommander on March 24, 2012, 03:29:58 PM
As our older brother said in regards to its relations to Battle Royale:  "Give me an original movie idea and I'll give you $20".  In other words, I really don't care.

Look at King Kong, they remade one movie multiple times and people still watched it. I'm sure people claimed they had the same idea as Harry Potter too; doesn't make the series any less genuine. Heck,  it only strengthens a person's support of the series.
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Post by: rexxor on March 24, 2012, 10:59:57 PM
I actually got out to see hunger games today!
I haven't read the book. Please tell me that they are planning on making a prequel/sequel to it. I loved it. especially the scene where Katniss shoots the bag of apples and blows up the supplies of the other group.
The only minor complaint I have is that I felt like I was tossed into the middle of a story. Like watching the second LoTR Movie without watching any of the others.
I'd like to see the buildup in a prequel, and what happens next.
One thing I don't like about the Chronicles of Narnia series in relation to this, was that they made "The Lion, the Witch, and the wardrobe" first. When in regards to storyline the Magician's Nephew should be first. But they opted to go with the other books to make into movies. Meaning I'll have to wait longer to see my favorite CS Lewis book in movie form.
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Post by: chekovrules on March 25, 2012, 04:00:51 AM
Yeah, there are two other books (sequels) in the Hunger Games series. Chances are good that they'll be made into films.

Chances of any more Narnia movies, on the other hand... Ah well, I was seriously unimpressed with both Prince Caspian and Dawn Treader anyway.
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 25, 2012, 06:21:22 AM
The mention of Narnia reminds me.  There was always something that bothered me with one of the Narnia movies (probably the book too; only read Lion,Witch,Wardrobe).  In it, there was a mouse that could kill fully grown men with a freakin' NEEDLE.  I mean, it is fantasy and all, but a needle?  Even IF he poked in a major vein or something, it would take a while for the soldier to die.  The best I would imagine the mice soldiers could do would be to blind the men and let everyone else handle the killing part.
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Post by: rexxor on March 25, 2012, 11:45:45 AM
Even if they don't make anymore proceeding Narnia movies, I do hope that they make the Magicians Nephew into a film. I like that book alot better than LWW
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on March 25, 2012, 12:31:17 PM
I came across The Incredible Hulk (Ed Norton version) in the bargain bin at Giant Tiger the other day.

It wasn't bad.  It was a real improvement over the Ang Lee version of the Hulk.

Why did they choose Ang Lee to do the last Hulk movie?

I don't know.

Surely some person at Marvel must have heard the spirit of the movie telling him, "Don't make me Ang Lee.  You wouldn't like me if I'm Ang Lee."

Anyway, the newer movie wasn't half bad.

I especially liked the large number of references to the old Incredible Hulk TV series, including;

I am certain there are other references to the TV series in the movie.  I was a big fan of the TV series when I was a kid, and I really liked seeing them.

It was also amusing to see the bottle of pop contaminated with Banner's blood being drunk by Stan Lee.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on March 25, 2012, 01:40:34 PM
I just watched The End of Evangelion...finished at 2 in the morning.

Needless to say, when I woke up with nobody in the house I got freaked out.
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Post by: noob1234 on March 27, 2012, 09:13:41 PM
We watched Black Hawk Down in class :D
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 28, 2012, 12:49:06 AM
We watched Black Hawk Down in class :D

Oh lord, that movie.  That and All Quiet On The Western Front have completely turned me off from joining the military.  I quite enjoyed the movie regardless.  Still, I am very surprised that you watched it in class, as it is one of the most violent movies I've seen (not that its a problem, just stating).
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Post by: noob1234 on March 29, 2012, 08:25:13 PM
I quite enjoyed the movie regardless.  Still, I am very surprised that you watched it in class, as it is one of the most violent movies I've seen (not that its a problem, just stating).
Hah the teacher was just like "cover your eyes if you don't want to look"
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on March 29, 2012, 10:04:57 PM
I think Saving Private Ryan needed more blood and more detached limbs, as well as more dramatic death scenes.
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Post by: ChexCommander on March 30, 2012, 10:58:43 PM
I think Saving Private Ryan needed more blood and more detached limbs, as well as more dramatic death scenes.

You're funny.
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Post by: ZeldaGamer00 on April 04, 2012, 12:07:36 AM
The Hunger Games.

By far one of the most depressing movies I've seen in a long time, but one of the best. Little details everywhere held their own little horror, and several times I felt like crying my eyes dry. The acting, cinematography, and impact of the movie was awesome, and I've never felt so immersed in a movie for a long time...

Honestly, it's very much worth seeing. Seriously. I loved the movie, and I'm now starting in on the book series.
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Post by: chekovrules on April 04, 2012, 03:03:54 AM
Ooooo, you'll love the books. Well worth a read. :whale

And how about that immersion factor, yeah? It was amazing.
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Post by: ChexCommander on April 04, 2012, 05:25:00 PM
The Hunger Games.

By far one of the most depressing movies I've seen in a long time, but one of the best. Little details everywhere held their own little horror, and several times I felt like crying my eyes dry. The acting, cinematography, and impact of the movie was awesome, and I've never felt so immersed in a movie for a long time...

Honestly, it's very much worth seeing. Seriously. I loved the movie, and I'm now starting in on the book series.

If you felt that immersed in the movie, then just wait till you read the books. SO AMAZING.
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on April 04, 2012, 11:51:48 PM
The Life of Brian
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Post by: chekovrules on April 05, 2012, 01:01:13 AM
CC, have you seen the movie yet? If so, what were your impressions?
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Post by: ChexCommander on April 05, 2012, 05:28:17 PM
CC, have you seen the movie yet? If so, what were your impressions?

Oh I loved it! Certainly as good as a movie adaptation of a book could be. Naturally it lacks some of the details and narrations that made me love the books so much, but still a grade-A movie and it got the major plot points right.

Sorta-spoiler:
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Loved the actors/actresses. Haymitch is drunk, Katniss is attractive, nervous, and defiant, etc. Actually considering watching it in theaters again.
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Post by: chekovrules on April 05, 2012, 08:07:45 PM
Yeah, I thought the Cornucopia looked like a squished scorpion. Or a weird shoe. Totally not the way it was portrayed.
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Post by: ChexCommander on April 06, 2012, 05:28:33 PM
Yeah, I thought the Cornucopia looked like a squished scorpion. Or a weird shoe. Totally not the way it was portrayed.

It specifically says GOLDEN in the book. How can you mess with something that blatant?

I wish we could have gotten into Katniss's thoughts in a way, as with the book, but I guess that's hard to do movie-wise.
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Post by: Kuwabara on April 06, 2012, 06:16:43 PM
So I saw The Bourne Identity last night.  It was quite amusing.  I swear, it could be used as a tourism guide to Europe.
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Post by: chekovrules on April 06, 2012, 07:41:40 PM
Yeah, I thought the Cornucopia looked like a squished scorpion. Or a weird shoe. Totally not the way it was portrayed.

It specifically says GOLDEN in the book. How can you mess with something that blatant?

I wish we could have gotten into Katniss's thoughts in a way, as with the book, but I guess that's hard to do movie-wise.

Mhm. In the words of one internet reviewer "Either the movie would have to be narrated or Katniss would talk to herself incessantly, neither of which is a very pleasant thought."
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on April 08, 2012, 03:48:32 AM
Just watched the Eureka Seven movie. Series was better.
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Post by: Kuwabara on April 08, 2012, 06:30:19 PM
I remember seeing commercials for Eureka Seven, but I never got into it.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on April 08, 2012, 07:28:04 PM
It's weeeeeeeird. But good.
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Post by: Kuwabara on April 08, 2012, 07:42:54 PM
I'll add it to my backlog then.  Going through K-ON right now, and I plan on getting Sayonara Zentsubou Sensei after that.
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on April 08, 2012, 09:47:29 PM
I  saw The Hunger Games on Friday.
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Post by: ChexCommander on April 08, 2012, 09:51:42 PM
Responding to Chekov from a couple pages back:

There were a couple things that I took issue with, primarily the abuse of shaky cam. But that's a problem with almost anything these days, so it doesn't bug me too much.

All in all, though? The Hunger Games was an amazingly good movie that's well worth seeing. It was even better than I was expecting!

I'm actually glad for the shaky cam because I have a hunch that without it the movie might not get away with the PG-13 rating for the violent murders of 22 children. By using the shaky cam and not really focusing on the deaths too much the producers got to make the movie as much like the book as they could in terms of that.
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Post by: Atariangamer on April 08, 2012, 10:10:31 PM
Well, here's something.

I assume most of you have at least seen one or two movies from the 40s or 50s that was black and white, mostly stationary camera angles and stuff...

Compare it to a film from today. There's so much of a difference, yet I find it so hard to describe. The only thing I can think of is that it's all like a set from a play. The camera just looks in from one side, and all the multiple angles and camera styles that we use today weren't doable. But I can't help but say I like it better. More a focus is on the actors, the dialogue, and location than it is what you're being forced to look at (again, kinda like a play). Now, it seems that the camera is dictating what you look at.

Maybe that's the difference? Maybe its the subject matter? Even early color movies have the same feel...

Notice this? what's your take on it?
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Post by: chekovrules on April 08, 2012, 11:07:08 PM
Responding to Chekov from a couple pages back:

There were a couple things that I took issue with, primarily the abuse of shaky cam. But that's a problem with almost anything these days, so it doesn't bug me too much.

All in all, though? The Hunger Games was an amazingly good movie that's well worth seeing. It was even better than I was expecting!

I'm actually glad for the shaky cam because I have a hunch that without it the movie might not get away with the PG-13 rating for the violent murders of 22 children. By using the shaky cam and not really focusing on the deaths too much the producers got to make the movie as much like the book as they could in terms of that.

Oh yeah, it was helpful for that. My primary issue with it was during the beginning bits in District 12. Nobody is doing anything, and there is mad shaky cam...
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on April 09, 2012, 01:18:59 AM
I had enough of shaky cam with Cloverfield. Man, talk about a massive letdown. They poured so much into marketing, and not writing.
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Post by: Kuwabara on April 09, 2012, 07:51:15 AM
@Atari:  Yeah, now that you think of it, older movies really are more like watching a play.  It makes sense though, considering that's the closest thing they had to compare to.

@Anon:  I really liked Cloverfield actually.
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Post by: xbolt on April 14, 2012, 07:52:39 PM
We watched a couple zombie movies the other night. 28 Days Later, and Zombieland.

28 Days Later was massively underwhelming. Zombieland was great.
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Post by: noob1234 on April 14, 2012, 08:27:56 PM
What'd we watch in class the other day... Oh yeah! Gladiator! But we didn't get to finish... D:
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Post by: Kuwabara on April 14, 2012, 08:29:51 PM
@Xbolt:  Really?  I quite enjoyed 28 Days Later.

@Noob:  That's another famous movie that I've yet to see.
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Post by: chekovrules on April 14, 2012, 09:36:48 PM
Oh, and we also watched the entire Die Hard series recently. And Inception.
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Post by: Kuwabara on April 14, 2012, 09:46:30 PM
Ooh, Inception was cool.
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Post by: ChexCommander on April 14, 2012, 10:20:33 PM
Ooh, Inception was cool.

Inception was the bomb diggity. Christopher Nolan (the director) is genius. Leonardo DiCaprio is the man. Nice to see a fresh plot for a movie now and then too.
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Post by: chekovrules on April 14, 2012, 10:34:11 PM
The Prestige (also a Christopher Nolan movie) is on its way to our library. That movie was totally amazing. And Xbolt hasn't seen it yet.
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Post by: Allen Walker on April 19, 2012, 06:17:51 AM
I thought we had an anime topic to discuss this?
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Post by: Kuwabara on April 19, 2012, 06:18:50 AM
Oh yeah, good point.  Moving to proper topic.

EDIT:  Copypasted in proper topic; deleted post here.
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Post by: xbolt on April 21, 2012, 02:47:22 AM
We just watched War of the Servers.

I wish there were more epic-length machinimas like that.
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Post by: chekovrules on April 21, 2012, 11:33:48 AM
Yeah, that would be amazing. XD
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Post by: noob1234 on April 21, 2012, 10:03:54 PM
It's not a movie, but I watched Monty Python's SPAMalot last night. It was awesome.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on April 24, 2012, 12:54:58 AM
Oh man, I watched one of their last shows before they took it off Broadway. Sat way in the back, but Clay Aiken was there.
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Post by: LAZ Trooper on June 03, 2012, 09:47:21 PM
We just watched The Great Escape. The first hour is really funny, then the next two hours aren't quite so much... reminds you to not only remember the soldiers who died fighting, but those who died escaping the prison camps.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on June 03, 2012, 09:53:40 PM
Just watched the first Ghost in the Shell movie.
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Post by: Allen Walker on June 03, 2012, 11:25:29 PM
@LAZ: Sounds somewhat interesting. I should check it out.

@Anonymous: Ah yes, I've seen that too. I liked it. A friend of Kuwabara and me also really loved it. It was one of his favorite movies, actually.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on June 04, 2012, 01:15:33 AM
Now to watch the second and the remake, along with the series.

I watched the ending of The Great Escape a long time ago. Closest thing I've ever watched is Chicken Run. Love that movie.
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Post by: Allen Walker on June 04, 2012, 02:34:28 AM
Stand Alone Complex is really different from the film. It's nice and all, but it isn't Ghost in The Shell.
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Post by: LAZ Trooper on June 04, 2012, 01:18:24 PM
Now to watch the second and the remake, along with the series.

I watched the ending of The Great Escape a long time ago. Closest thing I've ever watched is Chicken Run. Love that movie.
We actually got this movie because we just watched Chicken Run and wanted to see what movies it was parodying.
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Post by: ChexCommander on June 04, 2012, 04:03:20 PM
Chicken Run is the bomb. Anything by Aardman Studios is an A in my book (Wallace and Gromit in particular)
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Post by: Atariangamer on June 10, 2012, 12:36:42 AM
Avengers was seen. finally.

worth the wait.
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Post by: chekovrules on June 10, 2012, 01:18:58 PM
Wasn't it epic? :)
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on June 10, 2012, 01:51:41 PM
I still need to watch Avengers and Prometheus.
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Post by: ChexCommander on June 15, 2012, 11:26:47 PM
Joss Whedon is legend.
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Post by: Allen Walker on June 16, 2012, 05:28:26 AM
Kuwabara and I recently saw Gangs of New York. A pretty good movie, if you ask me.
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Post by: noob1234 on June 18, 2012, 02:42:34 PM
We watched Finding Nemo for Father's Day
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Post by: LAZ Trooper on June 19, 2012, 12:09:29 AM
Yesterday, for lack of anything to do in Dallas, we watched the Avengers, which was a pretty good movie. :whale
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Post by: ChexCommander on June 19, 2012, 10:40:28 PM
Yesterday, for lack of anything to do in Dallas, we watched the Avengers, which was a pretty good movie. :whale

If by pretty good you mean freaking awesome, then yes.
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Post by: xbolt on June 19, 2012, 10:42:30 PM
Funniest movie of the year.
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Post by: Atariangamer on June 19, 2012, 11:40:17 PM
Indeed, i found it hilarious.
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Post by: LAZ Trooper on June 19, 2012, 11:43:29 PM
There were quite a few good lines in there, yes.

I'll say it was a very impressive movie. I don't go to many movies, and when I go it's usually Pixar, so this isn't really my normal type of movie. The last superhero movie I saw besides The Incredibles was the original Superman movie. I was actually surprised by how clean it was. The only blood I saw was a few small cuts and bloody noses.
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Post by: Kuwabara on June 20, 2012, 02:37:51 AM
The Incredibles was, well, incredible.  I really liked it.
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Post by: noob1234 on June 20, 2012, 01:54:14 PM
The Incredibles was, well, incredible.  I really liked it.
One of my favorite Pixar movies.
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Post by: Atariangamer on June 20, 2012, 05:51:48 PM
I'm trying to remember the last Pixar movie I saw...I know I saw cars in theatres.

Didn't see Ratatoullie, saw Wall-E, not Up, saw Toy Story 3, and not Cars 2. All of em since Toy Story 2 we saw in theatre except Bugs Life and Toy Story (we were too young to enjoy movies in theatre then), and the newer ones (that I missed or didn't want to see).

Brave won't get my ticket either (not my thing), but the video game one might...
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Post by: Allen Walker on June 20, 2012, 06:32:29 PM
Oh yeah, Wreck-It-Ralph? I'm curious about that one. I might check it out when it comes out.
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Post by: noob1234 on June 20, 2012, 07:02:47 PM
Huh?
*looks up* *watches trailer* OMG I WANT TO SEE THIS NOW
(Dr. Eggman! Also I like the song at the beginning)
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Post by: ChexCommander on June 21, 2012, 11:08:32 PM
I'm trying to remember the last Pixar movie I saw...I know I saw cars in theatres.

Didn't see Ratatoullie, saw Wall-E, not Up, saw Toy Story 3, and not Cars 2. All of em since Toy Story 2 we saw in theatre except Bugs Life and Toy Story (we were too young to enjoy movies in theatre then), and the newer ones (that I missed or didn't want to see).

Brave won't get my ticket either (not my thing), but the video game one might...

I'm hoping you've still seen Ratatouille, UP, and even Cars 2, despite not seeing them in theaters, because they are all amazing movies. The first 2 I'd actually venture to say are my favorites after the Toy Story trilogy (okay, and maybe WALL-E)
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Post by: LAZ Trooper on June 21, 2012, 11:10:31 PM
All Pixar movies are worthy of everybody seeing them. Except maybe Bug's Life, but that was an early one... They're still the masters of CGI movies.
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Post by: noob1234 on June 22, 2012, 12:49:38 AM
I'm going to see Brave tomorrow.
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Post by: chekovrules on June 22, 2012, 12:11:48 PM
Bug's Life is actually my favorite Pixar movie...
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Post by: Atariangamer on June 22, 2012, 06:35:21 PM
I have seen Ratatouille and...didn't like it at all. I probably would like Up, but nobody seems to have it around here...

Also, Cars 2...whoo. My sister saw it and loved it, but as soon as I asked what it was all about, I knew I wouldn't like it. She described most of it and its just not where I wanted to see a sequel. Also, I've heard enough about it from friends that drives me fully away from it.
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Post by: ChexCommander on June 22, 2012, 11:12:33 PM
Really? Ratatouille just blew my mind when I saw it. UP is amazing and you'll cry in the first 10 minutes.
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Post by: LAZ Trooper on June 22, 2012, 11:14:37 PM
And I have now seen Brave. It's hard to really judge Pixar movies against each other because they're all so different (toys that live secret lives, talking cars, smart rats, flying houses, and now a Scottish princess?) but it was a very good movie as all Pixar movies are. It may just be because I was raised on pretty much nothing animated but Pixar, but pretty much no other CGI movies interest me. They always seem to just have ridiculous stories and/or too much bad humor in their previews, which then makes me want to watch less.

UP is amazing and you'll cry in the first 10 minutes.
I may be slowly getting more emotional over the last couple years, but I've yet to have a movie make me cry. That first part there is something my dad always mentions when talking about how good Pixar is, because they're good at telling stories with emotion, even with just a music-only scene like that, or in Wall-E, which hs little actual speech for most of it.
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Post by: xbolt on June 22, 2012, 11:41:16 PM
The only Pixar movie I never liked was Ratatouille.

I liked Cars when it came out, but then my family insisted on watching it ALL. THE. TIME. I never saw Cars 2.
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Post by: Atariangamer on June 23, 2012, 02:17:24 PM
TBH, Cars was the first movie we ever saw more than once in theatres. We saw it once with just our family, and once with our extended family. The next movie we saw more than once broke the record. I'm fairly certian we saw Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows 3 times...

And Avengers would have been a two timer had it not been that it took me ages to finally get into theatres to see it...and it was gone before I could get back.


@LAZ: I'm not a cry guy either. But Toy Story 3 had one moment where from both a combination of emotion (and squinting through my 3d Glasses the whole time...lul), I nearly teared up. Then a funny moment happened and the feeling never returned.
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Post by: LAZ Trooper on June 23, 2012, 02:22:13 PM
Also, by seeing Brave I set a new record for shortest time not being in a theatre of less than a week (Avengers last Sunday). Usually it's months between times.
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Post by: chekovrules on June 23, 2012, 02:29:21 PM
The only Pixar movie I never liked was Ratatouille.

I hated Ratatouille. I was basically forced into watching it at a birthday party, though, so maybe my outlook would be different if I had actually wanted to watch it. We were going to do a Pirates of the Caribbean marathon, but one of the younger kids who wasn't actually supposed to be there threw a fit (complete with screaming and hitting), so yeah...
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Post by: ChexCommander on June 24, 2012, 10:26:52 PM
I don't understand the hate for Ratatouille! Maybe because I'm French and also because I enjoy cooking? I cried at the end of Toy Story 3; it just really connected to me.

Atarian, Avengers is out of theaters already? They're still showing it in like 5 theaters at my cinema, alongside Madagascar 2 and Brave and everything else. XD
LAZ, you might like some of the other CGI stuff out there. Hoodwinked and Shrek (the first two) come to mind.

Also I live 5 minutes down the street from the cinema so some months I practically live there. Anyone else see The Dictator? Typical Sacha Baron Cohen but I laughed like a madman in some parts.
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Post by: noob1234 on June 25, 2012, 12:55:49 AM
Brave was awesome! It was funny, I bumped into my freshman science teacher at the theater and he uttered those exact words... (he has 3 young daughters)
I don't care if the critics thought it was too "Disney-y", it was really good. I was actually pleasantly surprised, because I wasn't really sure on it... but then, it's Pixar.
I liked Cars when it came out, but then my family insisted on watching it ALL. THE. TIME.

That's funny, same here!

Also, yesterday I watched Galaxy Quest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_Quest), a spoof on Star Trek (the original series.)
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Post by: xbolt on June 25, 2012, 11:08:04 AM
Galaxy Quest is one of my favorite movies. Ever.
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Post by: ChexCommander on June 25, 2012, 04:55:12 PM
Is Galaxy Quest to Star Trek anything like Spaceballs to Star Wars?
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Post by: noob1234 on June 25, 2012, 05:12:35 PM
Eh... it's a liitle different. Go read the wikipedia article... (if you don't want to get spoiled, just read the first two chapters under "Plot")
Galaxy Quest is one of my favorite movies. Ever.
I'd never seen it before, and I have to agree.
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Post by: Atariangamer on June 25, 2012, 07:48:25 PM
@CC: Spaceballs was a straight parody...plus all the things that those kinds of parodies have (odd humor, the usually dirty jokes, and really outrageous stuff going on...)

This is much different, drawing alot of (if not all) its influence from Star Trek fandom. The main point is that the TV show becomes 'real' to a point...hilarity ensues.
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Post by: chekovrules on June 25, 2012, 10:35:09 PM
Galaxy Quest is freakin' awesome!
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Post by: LAZ Trooper on July 05, 2012, 11:02:27 PM
I just watched The Secret World of Arriety, which is based on the Borrowers books. I'm only mentioning this because it was made in Japan (watched the english dub, for obvious reasons), and that made me think of all the people here. I think it's the first thing I've watched with that style of animation.
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Post by: Kuwabara on July 05, 2012, 11:31:04 PM
Hayao Miyazaki is rightly called the "Disney of Japan".  I have yet to see Arriety, but I really want to.  I have yet to find a movie from Studio Ghibli that I didn't at least enjoy mildly.  Personally, I want to see Arriety with the UK dub, since from what I gather it is a British series of books.
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Post by: Allen Walker on July 05, 2012, 11:42:59 PM
Well, a Miyazaki film is a great way to watch any form of anime. Studio Ghibli is a pretty great studio. They are kind of like the Pixar of 2D. I too haven't seen it yet.

EDIT: And have no shame in watching it in English. The dubs for Miyazaki films are some of the few really good dubs out there. Although, my only exception when it comes to Disney and English dubs is for My Neighbor Totoro in which I felt like Fox did a better dub.
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Post by: Allen Walker on July 21, 2012, 10:59:59 PM
In other news, Kuwabara and I just watched Cowboys and Aliens. It was better than I expected. It was pretty good and full of action. We enjoyed it.
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Post by: chekovrules on July 22, 2012, 04:50:53 PM
Hah, yeah. Cowboys and Aliens was really good.
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Post by: Atariangamer on July 22, 2012, 09:49:47 PM
Saw the new Spiderman over vacation, and TBH, it was really quite awesome. I liked how it had a little more liveliness than before...IDK. I really liked it.
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Post by: ChexCommander on July 22, 2012, 10:52:22 PM
Finally saw Batman Begins. I know, right? It's a definite must-watch.
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Post by: noob1234 on August 10, 2012, 02:39:20 PM
Ugh, is it me or are the Ice Age movies getting more and more absurd? The first was good, nothing weird other than humanified animals, second one was good too, but I don't think the ice melted that fast, third one... was totally inaccurate, so was the fourth but I don't want to spoil too much. It seemed shallow to me... Dreamworks has gone way downhill.
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 10, 2012, 02:55:32 PM
Well, I never quite liked Ice Age to begin with, but they just seem to be getting more odd as they go along.
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Post by: Richie on August 10, 2012, 03:54:05 PM
They're going to milk every cent they possibly can out of the Ice Age brand.
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Post by: chekovrules on August 11, 2012, 01:28:13 AM
Hmm, I thought the third one was fun. Haven't seen the fourth.
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Post by: noob1234 on August 11, 2012, 02:30:34 PM
They're going to milk every cent they possibly can out of the Ice Age brand.
Just like Shrek.


Also, I saw The Bourne Legacy yesterday, and I liked it a lot, just not quite as much as the originals... which I haven't watched in a while, I'll have to go do that now.
Not going to spoil, but the ending obviously suggests there will be more.
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 11, 2012, 10:30:06 PM
Ugh, is it me or are the Ice Age movies getting more and more absurd? The first was good, nothing weird other than humanified animals, second one was good too, but I don't think the ice melted that fast, third one... was totally inaccurate, so was the fourth but I don't want to spoil too much. It seemed shallow to me... Dreamworks has gone way downhill.

I didn't know there was a fourth one out until J-Lo got interviewed on the TODAY Show. XD

Sequels tend to get worse over time, except for a select few (i.e. Toy Story, Harry Potter, Batman, and apparently Transformers).

Dreamworks has good movies once in a while (as in How to Train Your Dragon) but of course is naturally different in style from Pixar.

Here's a bit of a generalization, but pretty true:
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Post by: xbolt on August 11, 2012, 11:06:42 PM
Sequels tend to get worse over time, except for a select few (i.e. Toy Story, Harry Potter, Batman, and apparently Transformers).

Considering how utter crap the first Transformers was, it could hardly have gotten worse.
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 12, 2012, 12:29:13 AM
Sequels tend to get worse over time, except for a select few (i.e. Toy Story, Harry Potter, Batman, and apparently Transformers).

Considering how utter crap the first Transformers was, it could hardly have gotten worse.

I never saw Dark of the Moon (aka Pink Floyd title rip-off XD) but the first two were both Megan Fox + explosions, so I don't know how you make that "better" either per se haha.
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Post by: noob1234 on August 12, 2012, 12:35:37 AM
Well, one perk of working at the library is that they have movie nights... I'm actually watching UP right now.
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 12, 2012, 03:48:46 AM
Allen and I watched UP while on a choir trip.  It was glorious, and sad.  ;w;
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 17, 2012, 04:56:08 AM
Slow, I realize, but Allen and I just saw the second Sherlock Holmes movie.  It was really cool, especially when
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 17, 2012, 11:35:21 AM
Dude, I just remembered I've got to go buy that XD

I saw a copy with BluRay,DVD,andDigital for like...20$ somewhere in town...
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 17, 2012, 03:07:27 PM
Slow, I realize, but Allen and I just saw the second Sherlock Holmes movie.  It was really cool, especially when
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That's the beauty of the Sherlock Holmes series. Moriarty is cunning and just as crafty as Holmes.
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Post by: chekovrules on August 18, 2012, 10:32:44 AM
We got if off Amazon with the Amazon gift cards left over from Christmas. XD
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 19, 2012, 12:47:03 AM
I also just now saw the movie of The Hunger Games.  Man, it was brutal.  I rather liked it.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 19, 2012, 01:31:36 AM
I watched Act 1 of We Will Rock You. A musical with Queen music can never go wrong.
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 19, 2012, 06:40:27 AM
The closest I've seen to that was Across The Universe (a musical entirely made of Beatles music).
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 19, 2012, 12:36:21 PM
I also just now saw the movie of The Hunger Games.  Man, it was brutal.  I rather liked it.

Read the books. So good.
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Post by: chekovrules on August 19, 2012, 01:46:12 PM
Yeah, those books are amazing.
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 19, 2012, 11:09:29 PM
I probably will.  I still have a backlog to go through (I'm around half-way through Monte Cristo by now, and I still have The Kite Runner, Fellowship of the Ring and Salem's Lot to finish before I start anything new).
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Post by: Richies Dad on August 20, 2012, 09:22:42 PM
Battlestar Galactica - the reimagined version.  3rd time.  Best show on TV. - Oops just noticed this is for movies.  Sorry.
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 21, 2012, 03:36:54 AM
Normally I would put this in the Manga/Anime topic, but since I was the last one to post there, and as this is a movie, I feel it is appropriate to post here.

Me and my family around here just got done watching Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance.  It was really good, particularly the animation.
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 21, 2012, 10:17:12 AM
Battlestar Galactica - the reimagined version.  3rd time.  Best show on TV. - Oops just noticed this is for movies.  Sorry.

Richies Dad! We've missed you so much.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 22, 2012, 12:04:44 AM
It was really good, particularly the animation.

Yeah, I thought the CGI was a little excessive, but it's not like Gundam Unicorn doesn't use similar-looking CGI. They both have very good animation.

Kaji and Mari's Engrish made me cringe and chuckle at the same time.
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 22, 2012, 12:23:27 AM
Due to watching it with family we watched the dub, and as such we were spared from the Engrish.
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Post by: xbolt on August 22, 2012, 10:35:42 PM
We were originally going to see The Bourne Legacy today, but then we decided to watch Dark Knight Rises again instead.
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Post by: chekovrules on August 23, 2012, 09:14:39 AM
And it was totally awesome!
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 02, 2012, 10:23:22 PM
MIB III. Very good.
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Post by: noob1234 on September 03, 2012, 04:36:49 PM
Watched Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Had only seen the first one before. I read the books a while back, but I can't quite remember. It was good, but coulda been a bit longer, especially the second half.
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Post by: xbolt on September 03, 2012, 04:58:29 PM
The second half of VotDT made me not like the rest of it. They butchered my favorite part of the book. T_T
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Post by: chekovrules on September 03, 2012, 07:38:12 PM
It made me very sad... T_T
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Post by: noob1234 on September 03, 2012, 08:32:33 PM
The part where
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Post by: noob1234 on September 16, 2012, 11:29:46 PM
*DOUBLEPOST*

The Empire Strikes Back. YUS.
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Post by: Allen Walker on September 17, 2012, 12:42:55 AM
Oh yeah, a week or so, Kuwabara and I stumbled on the movie "Riding the Bus with my Sister". We enjoyed it, but I think it's because I have a soft spot for movies with serious discussions and showing of those who have things such as Autism or Down's or other issues.
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Post by: xbolt on October 24, 2012, 09:26:57 PM
Today we did a Taken 2/Frankenweenie double feature. Taken 2 was pretty good, and Frankenweenie was REALLY good. Y'all should go see it.
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Post by: Atariangamer on October 24, 2012, 10:49:21 PM
I have not watched a movie recently...at least not one I've seen a billion times.

Sometime this weekend, we finally got our study back to a general state. I got all my Laserdisc stuff hooked up, I should put on a movie and mess with my Powerbook XD

(speaking of, when and if my camera comes in before then, I'll make a quick video about it all)
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Post by: ChexCommander on October 25, 2012, 12:06:05 AM
Today we did a Taken 2/Frankenweenie double feature. Taken 2 was pretty good, and Frankenweenie was REALLY good. Y'all should go see it.

Is this sarcasm...

Finally saw Dark Knight Rises! Such a great conclusion to the series.

Also, Anne Hathaway.
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Post by: Allen Walker on October 25, 2012, 02:02:46 AM
I dunno, CC, I heard some good things about both films.

Anyway, I finally got to see The Avengers. I was quite pleased with it.
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Post by: ChexCommander on October 25, 2012, 02:31:02 AM
I dunno, CC, I heard some good things about both films.

Anyway, I finally got to see The Avengers. I was quite pleased with it.

haha I heard Taken was supposed to be bad but people really liked it and Frankenweenie...just brings back memories XD

Can't believe The Avengers and Dark Knight Rises were both this year. Great time for superhero movies. (Also The Amazing Spider-Man, but I haven't seen that one yet)
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Post by: Allen Walker on October 25, 2012, 02:33:53 AM
I haven't seen The Amazing Spiderman yet either. I wonder how it is?
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Post by: xbolt on October 25, 2012, 03:24:04 AM
Today we did a Taken 2/Frankenweenie double feature. Taken 2 was pretty good, and Frankenweenie was REALLY good. Y'all should go see it.

Is this sarcasm...

No... We really did like Frankenweenie a lot.
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 25, 2012, 01:54:23 PM
I saw "Perks of Being a Wallflower" recently.  It's actually really good.  I highly recommend it, though it does have one or two sketchy scenes.
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Post by: chekovrules on October 25, 2012, 04:35:22 PM
Today we did a Taken 2/Frankenweenie double feature. Taken 2 was pretty good, and Frankenweenie was REALLY good. Y'all should go see it.

Is this sarcasm...

No... We really did like Frankenweenie a lot.

It's now my second favorite Tim Burton movie, after Nightmare Before Christmas.
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Post by: Kuwabara on October 25, 2012, 05:19:12 PM
I highly recommend it, though it does have one or two sketchy scenes.

First thing that came to mind:

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Also, do any of you guys have any plans to watch movies on Halloween?
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Post by: ChexCommander on October 25, 2012, 05:39:57 PM
I highly recommend it, though it does have one or two sketchy scenes.

First thing that came to mind:

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Also, do any of you guys have any plans to watch movies on Halloween?

Watch Trick r Treat. Best worst Halloween movie ever. Also, watch the one with LL Cool J. And if you actually want to be scared, Insidius and The Descent are pretty good.
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 25, 2012, 09:16:37 PM
Insidious is really good.  I also recommend "The Devil Within," "The Orphanage" (that one is super scary but has a really beautiful ending) and the Japanese movie "Dark Water."  Dark Water is probably the scariest movie I've ever seen.
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Post by: chekovrules on October 25, 2012, 10:01:30 PM
We may be going over to my parents' house for "Sleepy Hollow" and "House of Dark Shadows". XD
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Post by: ChexCommander on October 26, 2012, 12:09:24 AM
The French are also known for having really scary horror movies. The movies my friends have told me about...so horribly graphic you don't even want to know.

Sleepy Hollow's always a great Halloween story. XD
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Post by: Allen Walker on October 26, 2012, 12:13:28 AM
If one were to take the movies as a indication, then good horror movies seem to come from Korea and Japan, given by the amount of adaptions out in the decade. Also, I wonder how that one horror film with Daniel Radcliffe is?
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Post by: xbolt on October 26, 2012, 02:34:23 AM
Tonight, we watched something that oughta make the resident Okies happy.

Twister.
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Post by: Atariangamer on October 26, 2012, 03:13:33 AM
I'm not a resident Okie.

But I love me some Twister...even though its cheezy lulz.
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 26, 2012, 12:00:29 PM
Twister makes me happy.  It's kind of funny, though; They shot all the scenes in Texas, while the movie was based in Oklahoma.  That's because they needed lots of empty space to drive around and show destruction, and Oklahoma didn't have as much.
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Post by: chekovrules on October 26, 2012, 01:24:56 PM
@Allen: My parents went to see Woman in Black when it was in theatres, and they said it was really good.
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Post by: Kuwabara on October 26, 2012, 01:32:10 PM
Ah yes, Twister.  The most Oklahoman movie to ever be filmed in Texas.  Oh, but that reminds me, Allen and I saw the movie version of Oklahoma! a couple of weeks ago.  It was rather enjoyable.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 26, 2012, 02:24:26 PM
Rewatched The Boondock Saints. Gonna watch the second one right now.
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Post by: Allen Walker on October 26, 2012, 02:47:04 PM
@Twister: Ah, yes. That movie was very accurate of rural Oklahoma, even if it was filmed in the enemy state. Actually at the National Weather Center at OU, you can see the actual "Dorothy" that was used in real life. It's pretty cool.

@Chekov: Oh really? Well, that's good. It may be one of the few horror films I might sit down and watch when it comes out. 
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on November 06, 2012, 01:06:39 PM
As you know, I am into playing old games from the '80s, so last night I went to see Wreck It Ralph.  I enjoyed it very much.
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Post by: Kuwabara on November 06, 2012, 01:40:53 PM
I've been hearing nothing but good from it.  I want to see it.
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Post by: xbolt on November 12, 2012, 11:37:07 PM
We just watched The Evil Dead. That was one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

And yet I liked it.
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Post by: ChexCommander on November 13, 2012, 12:08:38 AM
Have you guys watched The Room? Best worst movie ever.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on November 13, 2012, 01:03:21 AM
YOU ARE TEARING ME APART CC

(no, but I think I've seen enough from various clips. I've also played the Newgrounds game.)
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Post by: Kuwabara on November 13, 2012, 03:48:45 AM
Have you guys watched The Room? Best worst movie ever.

That's not how you spell Plan 9 From Mars.
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Post by: ChexCommander on November 13, 2012, 05:04:13 PM
YOU ARE TEARING ME APART CC

(no, but I think I've seen enough from various clips. I've also played the Newgrounds game.)

There's a Newgrounds game? That is so classic. I did not play it. I DID NAHT.
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on November 14, 2012, 12:42:15 AM
Just watched Skyfall.
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Post by: Kuwabara on November 14, 2012, 02:57:21 PM
I haven't seen a Bond movie since The World Is Not Enough back when I was 9 or so.  How was it?
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Post by: chekovrules on November 15, 2012, 02:11:54 AM
We recently watched Goldeneye because it has Sean Bean in it. XD
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Post by: noob1234 on November 21, 2012, 09:47:57 PM
WRECK IT RALPH WAS AMAZING
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Post by: Allen Walker on November 22, 2012, 12:41:34 AM
Kuwabara and I finished up the mini-series of Stephen King's The Stand. Since we've both read the uncut full version of The Stand, we did notice some stuff was cut out, and some characters were missing, but overall it was good.
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Post by: grouchbag on November 22, 2012, 01:13:18 AM
Prometheus ,Abe Lincoln:Vampire Hunter,& Dark Shadows.I just bought them.
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Post by: Kuwabara on November 22, 2012, 03:00:14 AM
Lincoln: Vampire Hunter looks fun in a completely ridiculously awesome way.  That simply titled "Lincoln" looks good too, even if it is slightly inaccurate historical wise (it implies that Lincoln personally had a much bigger and personal role in the freeing of the slaves).
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Post by: chekovrules on November 22, 2012, 03:14:55 PM
I feel sorry for Xbolt if we ever decide to see "Lincoln". As someone who loves studying the Civil War, I'll probably be constantly going "Hey, that's not right!"
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Post by: ChexCommander on November 25, 2012, 09:37:36 PM
Skyfall. So good. Best explosion I've ever seen. Also really trippy opening sequence with Adele. Great stuff!
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Post by: xbolt on December 26, 2012, 07:58:41 AM
Die Hard is an awesome Christmas movie.
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Post by: chekovrules on December 26, 2012, 08:04:12 AM
Heck yeah!
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Post by: xbolt on January 17, 2014, 04:41:21 AM
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Anyway, the BBC Sherlock series is amazing. You should watch it. Yes, you.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: chekovrules on January 17, 2014, 12:32:59 PM
Is completely amazing. Kind of want to just keep watching it over and over again.
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on January 18, 2014, 01:43:54 AM
Watched the second Hobbit movie the other night.

Why does Peter Jackson make them so stinking long?
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Post by: chekovrules on January 18, 2014, 02:10:30 AM
I don't know... The sheer amount of filler material is astounding.
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on May 27, 2014, 10:38:24 PM
Last night I watched an advanced screening of "The Grand Seduction".

It was a very good movie and I enjoyed it very much.  The fact it starred Grodon Pinsent and half the cast of This HOur Has 22 Minutes certainly helped.

Keeping it brief, "The Grand Seduction"  is the story of a down-on-its-luck fishing village (I mean harbour) where the fishing days are gone and the entire population is forced to live month to month on welfare. The village has a chance of having a new factory coming to town, but there is a problem. The company requires the town have a resident doctor. When a doctor is sent to the village (I mean harbour) for community service, the entire town is determined to get the doctor to stay.

Anyway, it gets a thumbs up from me. It was very enjoyable and funny and I found myself very attached to the characters before the end.  It was a good movie and I would highly recommend it.

Speaking of Gordon Pinsent and This Hour Has 22 Minutes ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih-2O_gdYZo
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on August 05, 2014, 11:48:06 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy was fun.
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Post by: noob1234 on August 07, 2014, 02:16:33 AM
Watched How To Train Your Dragon 2 (After watching the first one at home recently)
And I also watched a funny mob/cop movie called Midnight Run with Robert DeNiro.
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on August 08, 2014, 01:02:12 PM
Watched Guardians of the Galaxy last night.
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Post by: Awesomedude249 on August 08, 2014, 02:51:13 PM
Hmm..A snowboarding movie called "Cloud 9" is a movie I watched recently. I don't watch movies very often.
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Post by: noob1234 on August 14, 2014, 11:24:32 PM
Watched Forrest Gump for the first time yesterday! (Yes, I know, what have I been doing with my life.) Definitely lived up to the hype though.
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Post by: Awesomedude249 on August 15, 2014, 01:04:53 AM
I watched Frozen a week or so ago.
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Post by: xbolt on December 21, 2014, 03:53:05 AM
We just watched the theatrical cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Hurk.
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Post by: R.Mee Studios on January 06, 2015, 04:00:09 PM
I just saw Into the Woods with some of my family... defiantly a hidden message in there somewhere. I talked about it with some other friends and they all said the same thing. Most of it is defiantly an allegory for something else, but we couldn't decide what it was.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: noob1234 on January 06, 2015, 04:47:02 PM
Star Trek Into Darkness
Avengers
Guardians of the Galaxy
Spirited Away
Kiki's Delivery Service
Coraline

(I and my family got a lot of DVDs for Christmas :P)

And Big Hero 6. Which was awesome!!

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Post by: Awesomedude249 on January 06, 2015, 07:19:57 PM
Oh yeah, Big Hero 6. I forgot to post here when I watched that around thanksgiving. My brother hadn't seen the movie yet, so we both watched it.
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Post by: R.Mee Studios on January 24, 2015, 07:05:33 PM
Have any of you seen Into the Woods?
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Post by: Awesomedude249 on January 25, 2015, 06:37:04 PM
Nope.  ;D
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Post by: chekovrules on January 27, 2015, 01:52:45 AM
I haven't yet. Probably after it hits blu ray. Too busy working right now to go to the movies. :\
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Post by: ChexCommander on March 01, 2015, 05:36:59 PM
Saw Birdman. Didn't get it. Deep movie but also quite strange.

Then I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel. THAT is a fun movie.
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Post by: Awesomedude249 on March 01, 2015, 11:17:37 PM
OHAI, CC! Anyway, once I finish the 5th, 6th, and 7th Harry Potter books I'll watch the movies. In my family, that's the policy for watching Harry Potter movies. ;D
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Post by: cheetahben on May 21, 2015, 03:40:59 AM
Then I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel. THAT is a fun movie.

Loved Grand Budapest Hotel. I'd go as far to say it's the best Wes Anderson, possibly.
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Post by: Awesomedude249 on May 21, 2015, 01:07:44 PM
Cheetahben?!?! Holy crap! You haven't been here in a while.
So now, we've had visits from,

CC, BC, Atari, Gorea, Flurb, Rushnerd, TMOB, Pikazec, and you. ;D
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: xbolt on April 07, 2016, 06:59:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji-BZ0oCwg

Many Bothans died to bring us this trailer.
Title: Re: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately?
Post by: Boingo the Clown on April 07, 2016, 09:52:25 PM
The most recent film I saw was the Deadpool movie last week.
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Post by: Richie on April 07, 2016, 10:15:54 PM
I had preordered Star Wars: The Force Awakens on blu-ray, and it arrived on release day (love Amazon Prime!).  Thus, I've been watching it on a loop continuously since Wednesday.  I'm hoping to eventually force myself to take a break, so that I can watch the special features.  Needless to say, despite the film's shortcomings, I am obsessed.

What does everybody think of the trailer for Rogue One, which Xbolt posted earlier in the thread?  I'm pretty excited, but I do wish they would retire the Death Stars already.  I was willing to give The Force Awakens the benefit of the doubt on this, and I do know that Rogue One is further back in time, but still.  I fear we will tire of Death Stars if this keeps up.
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on April 08, 2016, 02:35:32 PM
Ah.

The Force Awakens.

The first Star Wars movies since 1983.
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Post by: Awesomedude249 on April 08, 2016, 07:25:01 PM
My brother got a copy of The Force Awakens on DVD a day before its release. :o
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Post by: noob1234 on April 15, 2016, 07:36:30 PM
I guess the last movie I watched would be Zootopia...
And before that Where to Invade Next
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Post by: Awesomedude249 on April 16, 2016, 01:50:34 PM
I guess the last movie I watched would be Zootopia...
And before that Where to Invade Next

Last night I went to a drive-in to see The Jungle Book and Zootopia back to back. It was fun. ;D
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Post by: xbolt on June 13, 2016, 07:27:36 PM
Chekov and I just watched The Shining.

Holy crap, that movie is creepy. O_O
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Post by: noob1234 on June 14, 2016, 01:06:46 PM
Watched A Walk to Remember, which was supposedly really good but ended up being really bad.
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on June 14, 2016, 03:20:02 PM
Holy crap, that movie is creepy. O_O

Give me the bat.

Just give mr the bat.

I'm not going to hurt you.
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Post by: Awesomedude249 on June 15, 2016, 04:14:38 PM
I watched the Krampus movie last week.
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Post by: darkstone on June 15, 2016, 10:17:30 PM
Holy crap, that movie is creepy. O_O

Give me the bat.

Just give mr the bat.

I'm not going to hurt you.

Okay, I'll give mr the bat.
/me hands the bat to mr
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on June 16, 2016, 01:24:19 AM
mr plays baseball

then realizes it is a cricket bat, and the edge is now damaged from not hitting the ball on the flat.
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on September 05, 2016, 12:44:53 AM
I watched The Song of the Sea Friday night in Skeleton park.

It looks like something I would have seen in one of those big glossy storybooks in the school library when I was a kid, and the story would fit well with the fantasy works I enjoyed when I was a little bit older.

The movie is a real treat to see, and is really worthwhile watching.
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on September 17, 2016, 11:18:13 PM
I just watched Suicide Squad.

In spite of all the gun firing, loud music, and special effects, I found myself bored throughout most of the second half, and I found the final fight so corny and clichéd that I was practically begging for the film to hurry up and end ... and then it dragged on even longer.

My niece said she enjoyed the film, but as for me, I am going to give Suicide Squad a rating of "meh".
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Post by: xbolt on July 12, 2017, 10:29:31 PM
Just got back from seeing the new Spider-Man. Great movie.
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Post by: Awesomedude249 on July 13, 2017, 02:11:39 AM
Went to see Cars 3 a couple weeks ago. I liked it.
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Post by: Ether Bot on July 13, 2017, 01:26:57 PM
I also saw the new spiderman. I thought it was great! Great pacing and avoided the common marvel pitfalls like a drab color scheme, forgettable bad guy or pointless stakes. It was also very funny.
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Post by: noob1234 on July 27, 2017, 11:36:08 AM
Baby Driver. It was amazing and everything I want in an action movie.
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Post by: xbolt on August 27, 2017, 04:23:04 PM
The new Death Note film on Netflix.

Like Ghost in the Shell earlier this year, judging it as a movie just by itself, it was... ok. Compared to the source material however, it was pretty awful.

There were no potato chips. 0/10
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on August 28, 2017, 11:41:41 AM
I saw Dunkirk a couple of weeks ago.
It made me want to work on DeiMWolf some more.
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Post by: xbolt on September 11, 2017, 05:58:19 PM
I just watched the series premiere of The Orville, and it was exactly what I was hoping for. A great love letter to the old Star Trek, with just enough humor to be funny without going into overblown parody territory. There was just the amount it needed. Looks like I'm going to have to not cancel my Hulu subscription when my free month runs out.

The "critics" are panning the show, and I have no idea why. I thought it was a very solid pilot episode, which was always an area Star Trek struggled in. Go back and watch "Encounter at Farpoint." Star Trek pilot seasons always started off rather rocky, until they finally came into their own in later seasons.

Speaking of, Star Trek: Discovery starts in a couple weeks too! We'll see how the first season of that starts out.
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Post by: manuelsoy on January 09, 2018, 12:48:06 PM
I do not usually see many movies, but the last one I saw was on TV and it was the Interestellar, I thought I had a great hosting and really enjoy it, I do not know if you have seen it but I loved it  ;D ;D :whale
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on January 20, 2018, 02:17:24 PM
I tend to watch movies when I find them in the bargain bin at Giant Tiger for $5.00.

I did manage to find the original 1933 version of King Kong.

Score!
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Post by: xbolt on July 08, 2018, 05:34:57 AM
Just got back from seeing Ant-Man and the Wasp. Really fun movie, I actually enjoyed it more than the first one.
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on August 26, 2018, 02:00:39 PM
I just watched this cheesy B movie from 1960 about dinosaurs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xieIwZvgWbk
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Post by: Renolds on September 12, 2018, 07:16:07 AM
I liked Ant-Man and the Wasp a lot more than the first Ant-Man movie too. In fact, I thought the first movie was kind of a bore fest tbh. I watched A Quiet Place the other day. Now that's a solid movie. Not too scary, which is good for my taste. lol
Title: So What Movies Have You Watched Lately
Post by: Mariawrabs on October 24, 2019, 05:06:39 AM
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on October 24, 2019, 06:26:42 PM
WTF?

Are you a bot?