Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why

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Re: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why

Post by bipedalhumanoid » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:50 am

I saw Tron in 3d in December. Having just watched the original, I went in with very low expectations and those were exceded, but not by much. :lol:
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Re: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why

Post by Beebub » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:50 am

Watched Mean Girls for the 1st time the other night. Despite a slightly shaky start, it's really rather good. Staying in the Tina Fey vibe (she wrote and starred in Mean Girls) I watched Date Night last night with her and Steve Carell. It's really pretty bad. In fact I switched it off after an hour to re-watch Liverpool draw with Arsenal on Match of the Day 2. Even though I knew the result, it was far more exciting than Date Night. Verdict: Don't bother.
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Re: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why

Post by Mirthomaniac » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:52 pm

Not really a film but I recently consumed (read: marathon watched) the entire series of the anime 'Neon Genesis Evangelion', plus the feature length movies to conclude the story.

I'm not big into anime but this was fantastic. If you're put off by the idea of giant fighting robots, do as I do and view them as Shakespeare viewed magic and sorcery: a tool to advance a more complex plot rooted in the human psyche.

It's pretty messed up, also. I can't do any description of it justice here.

In reply to some other reviews:

I saw Mean Girls around when it came out and hated it. This is because a group of friends voted to see it over some other, probably enchanting film.

I am yet to see Tron, but I'm in no hurry.

I thought that Date Night would be a bit of a 'Yes Man,' in that it surprises you with how much better it is than you would imagine. Apparently not. (I would actually recommend about 2/3 of the film 'Yes Man.' The other 1/3 (one of its three writers needs a word) can be safely burned in a fire).

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Re: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why

Post by aZerogodist » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:06 am

WALL-E
saw this at xmas, initially thought O-no yet another over rated hollywood movie aimed at kids, also missed the start, so took a while to get into it, then totally glued to it. Really great story.
Verdict: Excellent, must see.
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Re: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why

Post by Bik » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:31 am

red wrote:four lions.written and directed by christopher morris.a comic look at four
muslim terrorists who plan to blow themselfs up to become martyrs.
really funny film worth checking out.if your a fan of morris its a must see
Watched this online last night. Really funny, very dark in parts but that's to be expected from Christopher Morris. Well worth watching.
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Post by nozzferrahhtoo » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:44 am

Title: Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (Welcome to the sticks)
Verdict: Great. Watch it subtitled, the best humor is lost dubbed.
Why: It is just.. nice. Very simple. Very well acted. Just all round nice.
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Re: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why

Post by Mirthomaniac » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:27 am

Just watched 'Grave of the Fireflies' tonight.

Was assured by sources that it would make me cry. It did not, but it was pretty sad. It's an anime film from Studio Ghibli set in Japan during WWII. It follows the story of two children struggling to survive when their home is destroyed and food is scarce.

My big issue with the film is how obviously avoidable the plight of the characters really is. It ultimately ends up being more of an anti 'people being idiots' movie as opposed to an anti-war movie.

It's also entirely possible that I don't have a heart.

Check it out, but keep a Disney movie or Spirited Away handy if you get depressed.
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Re: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why

Post by aZerogodist » Wed May 18, 2011 8:47 pm

Title: Moon -Scifi
Staring Sam Rockwell
A real scifi, made by a pure scifi fan.

Can't talk about the film as it will spoil it, but it does contain suspence, confusion, humour with an ethical story.
Verdict: If your into real Scifi not monster-movies then a must see.
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Re: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why

Post by Wened » Fri May 27, 2011 10:05 am

Mirthomaniac wrote:
Oh and this happens in it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NimQhnlA ... UL&t=1m43s

And also quite possibly the greatest moment in the history of cinema:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NimQhnlA ... UL&t=1m29s
I have seen it in some documentary about asian action movies. They said that for years asian insurance companies refused to insure Jackie and his coworkers :)

Mirthomaniac wrote:Not really a film but I recently consumed (read: marathon watched) the entire series of the anime 'Neon Genesis Evangelion', plus the feature length movies to conclude the story.
Evangelion has a conclusion to the story? I remember watching this series (+ some movie) when i was younger. But the way i remember it the ending was some symbolic mambo jumbo about religion.
Mirthomaniac wrote: If you're put off by the idea of giant fighting robots, do as I do and view them as Shakespeare viewed magic and sorcery: a tool to advance a more complex plot rooted in the human psyche.
Your 100% right! I this sense "Walking Dead" was never about zombies. It's about humans struggling to survive. Shame that many people don't get it :(

Also. Wall-E, Oldboy and The Moon were great!
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Re: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why

Post by Wened » Fri May 27, 2011 10:37 am

Title: Game of Thrones

Verdict: Brilliant (unless you read the book and you are an idiot)

Why: Its a tv adaptation of one of the best fantasy books ever written. It has some small amounts of supernatural in it but at its core its about people and their struggle for power/honor/pussy. From what i noticed only folks that do not like it are morons who read the book and now they expect to see every scene and dialogue from the book done exactly as they imagined it. Writers needed to compress over 700 pages in 10 episodes so we do lose some interesting characters, dialogues and stories. But in many cases it was unavoidable.
Usually fantasy in TV has crappy decorations, costumes and acting. It's not the case here, they spent 70mil to make it look good (7mil per episode). Sean Bean, Kid Harrington and Lily Allen should get some awards for their acting. Especially Lily since she undergone some bizzare surgeries to play her character.


Title: Sword of The stranger

Verdict: Good

Why: Its a anime movie that takes place in feudal japan. Kind of like Akira Kurosawa movie + loads of action and very good fight choreography. I really enjoyed some of the characters (especially the villains) since we actually get some characterization in this story instead of the standard: "Bad guys in the black hats fight good guys in the white hats" crap.


Title: Walking Dead

Verdict: Good

Why: Tv series about zombie apocalypse survivors based on a brilliant comics series. It's not as good as the comics it was based on but it's still way better than most of the crap tv offers these days. Also it has bigger deviations from the original material than the Game of Thrones has from the book. In many cases these are hard to understand or justify. It's nothing disturbing if You never read this comics but for me (long time fan), it's often hard to understand why the producers did what the did.


Title: High School Of The Dead

Verdict: Good (if you have no problem with jiggling tits pushed in your face at random moments)

Why: Basically its a standard zombie survival horror (Anime series). But it has surprisingly large amount of semi-sexual content in it. Sometimes it gets ridiculously stupid. Imagine tv series "Walking Dead" but all female cast have at least double D's and whenever they move, camera makes sure to focus on them. But at the same time whole plot and dialogue are as serious as it gets. Maybe it's a cultural thing but it's weird.

Edit: I just watched some more episodes. It looks like half way thru the season someone said: "Screw the zombies, just make a porno movie".
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