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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:41 am Reply with quote  
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  Taral-DLOS
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Reepicheep wrote:
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Heck yea!

Sorry, I'll admit I intentionally used toonie to be different. I could've said two dollars. I apologize.

On another note, my wife and I saw Frozen this weekend. It was our second time going, and no less fun.

And the theatre was still packed! The movie's been out for like 8 weeks and still draws a crowd.
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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:31 pm Reply with quote  
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I went to see American Hustle because my favourite actor (Christian Bale) and my favourite actress (Jennifer Lawrence) are in it, but I found it hard to connect with and honestly the plot bored me.
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I saw The Monuments Men. As a fan of WWII movies and the cast involved in this film, it caught my interest. All in all, it's a fun film and spotlights a part of the war we often don't think about: the destruction of the precious works of art, be it paintings, sculptures or even buildings. Because of that, it's worth seeing. However it's not the sort of movie you have to see in the theater. It's not really big on special effects or action scenes. It's not even that big on characters.

While it might not be a movie I'd really want to see again, I'm still glad I saw it.
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 PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:50 am Reply with quote  
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^ I want to see that movie. I don't care what the critics say.
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This weekend I watched Lee Daniel's The Butler. It was a pretty good movie, though some of the casting choices just didn't work for me. James Marsden made a good JFK, John Cusack made a chilling Nixon, and Alan Rickman made a surprisingly good Reagan. However, Robin Williams as Eisenhower was, well, Robin Williams as Eisenhower. Surely there's someone better suited to that role than him?
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I went and saw the new Robocop last Friday. I really enjoyed it! Not as much as the original, but it was a cool movie!

Also, my wife and I saw it in D-Box, which is when the seat you're in moves a little bit to simulate movement in the scene. An example is a scene in the beginning, when the camera is following one of the giant AT-ST looking robots, and with every step it takes, your seat shifts to simulate the motion. It was really cool, and I'd do it again.

My only problem is that I sometimes get really uncomfortable with body horror, and when we see what he looks like without the armor, I was squicked out.
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I saw The Lego Movie yesterday. It wasn't as laugh out loud funny as I'd hoped. It was cute, but the "twist" was unnecessary.
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I just read an interview with Zac Synder where he says "I made the Watchmen movie to save it from Terry Gilliam." At first I was seeing red, until I saw what Gilliam's idea for the movie actually was.

Dr. Manhattan goes back in time to stop himself from getting irradiated and creates an alternate universe where the Watchmen characters still exist, but the story never happened and now exists as the fictional Watchmen comic book and kids are going up to Rorschach and saying, "Hey, cool Rorschach costume!"

Zach Synders wife said, "The fans would have been thinking that they were smoking crack!"

I gotta give him this one.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Dr. Manhattan goes back in time to stop himself from getting irradiated and creates an alternate universe where the Watchmen characters still exist, but the story never happened and now exists as the fictional Watchmen comic book and kids are going up to Rorschach and saying, "Hey, cool Rorschach costume!"



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A+ gif usage, Reep.
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Saw RoboCop last night, and enjoyed it. It was a good movie. I'd give it an 8/10. It had a lot of actors I like and they all gave good performances. The guy who played RoboCop, Joel Kinnaman, did a good job, too. It's been a long time since I saw the original, so I can't make any direct comparisons, but I thought it was a worthwhile reboot.
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Getting some use out of Netflix, I watched two movies yesterday.

Red Dawn: first off, I saw the original and really liked that version. As an action movie, this new incarnation isn't too bad. As a story or character story, it sucked. I didn't care about most of the characters in the movie, and they didn't spend much time trying to develop character stories. It seemed like the creators were more concerned about the action in the film than telling a good story. The original was way better.

The Grey: when I first saw the previews for this movie, I didn't think much of it. An action movie with Lian Neeson in it, making the most of his success in Taken. I was pleasantly surprised to find this is actually a smartly done suspense film with some deep character development and very nice, provocative themes. I highly recommend checking it out. I was very impressed with the direction, editing and scoring of the film. Very interesting choices.
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Last week, my wife and I went to see two movies:

1- Veronica Mars: If you're a fan of the show, you MUST SEE THIS. It was so good, and basically played out less like one big episode and more like a condensed season. One big plot, but big enough in scope to be the season-long mystery. Now, if you've never seen the show, I'm not sure how much you'd like it. But the show is amazing too, so I recommend that as well Smile

2- Divergent: I haven't read the book yet (key word being "yet"), but I loved the story, and the world they built for the story to take place in. Your standard post-apocalyptic society where a teen girl is the protagonist, but they executed it really well. Also, my wife loves the book and doesn't like it when the movie diverges too far from the book, but the few changes she noticed, she mostly approved of.

The only problem with the movie-watching experience was that there was a pair of movie-talkers behind-and-to-the-left of me. I think they legitimately thought they were being quiet enough, but they weren't. It was getting to me, but I was all "let it go, whatever, don't stress." Then I saw my wife react to it too and so I got up and was all "excuse me, but we can hear you quite loudly down here, thank you." They stopped, and brought what few comments they did say to a quieter volume.

So please, I beg of all of you: don't me lame movie-talkers.
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I saw Noah, and I really liked it. It was a very fanciful telling of the story, and I found it very entertaining. Some of the cast put out some really good performances, I was very impressed by Emma Watson. She did a great job, and the story gave her character some serious weight and impact. Plus Ray Winstone had a really good part. I always like him in movies, and he was a good bad guy.

So yeah, for a movie about Russel Crowe building a boat, it was worth a matinee ticket. Cool
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 PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:03 am Reply with quote  
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I'm probably going to see Noah some time in the next little while. I'm excited to see how they handle the Nephilim. Cool
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