Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
Saw the Dark Knight Rises as well...loved it!
this one had me laughing from the beginning... great piece of anime IMO ... name of main character is Vash the Stampede (see picture above) ... loved the animation and the storyline! ... available on netflix!
Really? I thought was utterly disappointing in just about every single category... It flat out made no sense... The dialogue was pretty awful, and they explained absolutely nothing...
Plus it was horribly predictable. You knew going into the movie, that either everyone was going to die or maybe a couple of people might survive. I really hope they don't make a sequel, because it was pretty horrendous.
Last movie I was Dark Knight Rises - Pretty damn good, but the underwhelming nature in which Bane gets killed forces me to have to knock off a few points.
Really? I thought it just didn't add up. It was an okay movie, but I really didn't believe the whole we stop aging at 25 thing, to me that seemed really ridiculous. Plus one thing that really bugged me about the movie was that it was a futuristic society and yet all the cars seemed to be from decades ago. They looked nothing like the cars we have today. That part made absolutely no sense to me... Shouldn't we be progressing as a society and not regressing?
Was it filmed in Cuba?
Obviously it is not an Oscar contender or anything close but the whole concept that the most valuable asset people can have is time is really good and you can apply that to our lives nowadays, of course you would have to simply accept some of the premises the movie forces on you in order to make a point: you can look young on the outside but time is still clicking ... same thing with the cars.
On the other hand I do not think it was meant to be looked as a "futuristic society" I think it is more like a "alternative society" where Time (which in real life is kind of like the Elephant in the Room, everybody know we are getting out of time but rather not think about it...) is treated as currency, meaning somebody or something can have actual control of your time, making life more unfair, to these extents the writer and director go in order to make his point.
I also found really interesting the idea that no matter what the good guys would do they would only be able to change the way things are for a couple of years, then things would naturally go back to how it currently is: few people have lots of money - a lot of people have little money, "Darwinian Capitalism"
Watched the 1990 remake of NIght of the Living Dead. Thought it was very good.
Watched Slumdog Millionaire last night.
No Man's Land - brilliant film
"oh what a beautiful movie"
Oh, loved it too...
The Artist, was ok but not sure if Oscar worthy, maybe because of the "innovation", my my problem with this movie is that it did not say too much ...
The Muppets - loved it and my daughter did too. Did a good job or relaunching a classic.
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol - Fun summer popcorn entertainment.
Not a movie, but finished up the first two seasons of Luther. Love that show. Can't wait for season 3.
Tried watching the new Conan on netflix streaming. Don't know who did the sound for that film, but you can't hear the dialog without turning the volume up so loud that the effects are too loud. Haven't finished it, doesn't look like its worth the effort.
I watched most of "Home Alone 2" on telly last night. Got quite boring in the second half. Don't understand why the concierge was so interested in the boy from the start and why he entered the room.
how obvious is it that agatha christie was a genius? In 1955, Christie was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's highest honor, the Grand Master Award, and in the same year Witness for the Prosecution was given an Edgar Award by the MWA for Best Play ... apparently, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time.
This play contains probably the first entertainment use of the cross-examination question, "Were you lying then? or are you lying now?" :shock:
The movie is in black and white, which I usually don't watch, but truthfully I never noticed it after the first scene or two ... plus, i never really appreciated charles laughton much before (having seen only oldold scratchy movies of his), but he has moments of utter brilliance in this one ...
Underwhelming??? After Talia stabs Bruce and gives Bane more meds, Selina shoots Bane in the facemask with a missile. That is what it takes to kill him. ...Remember, the Batman didnt kill Bane earlier in the scene when he had the chance, just like he didnt kill the Joker in TDK or Ra's al Ghul in BB. (I can't kill you but that doesnt mean I will save you. He left Ra's al Ghul on the train)
Prometheus btw in 3D was visually stunning, although it could have been a masterpiece but blew it. I imagine there will be a sequel based on the ending. Not a true prequel to Alien. It can go in a different direction.
Agreed on all counts, Prometheus was utter garbage, formulaic and moronic, poorly scripted, with endless stupid leaps of unlogic and unbelievable actions from stupid characters who would never have been taken on the mission in the first place and never allowed to act like that on a trillion dollar space mission anyway. Moronic film, the disappointment of the decade, laughably poor in all aspects except the visuals and the concept of an alien DNA that mutates everything it comes across, which is a haunting idea if you detach it from the simplistic trash it comes with.
Dark Knight Rises, they shouldn't have killed off Bane like that he deserved more, and there were too many cliches towards the end. And yet I can't bring myself to hate it at all there were so many great moments and an extraordinary atmosphere particularly through the middle part of the film. Essentially, though, we got a Rocky montage near the end, and that was disappointing.
'what about the twinkie?'
^^ just put that on my Blockbuster list. Any good?
Why am I not surprised it's food related
Into the Wild ... wow, a beautiful movie yet so sad. I cannot stop thinking about this real life story.
Shame, ty for the tip here.
Finally got around to watching Another Earth. Loved it and loved the ending.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the black pearl
The Dark Knight Rises
It was so boring and long, I slept through most of it.
NOT ! =)
I must see this one. It looks good.
Colin Farrell improves everything he touches, but even he can't save this crap. Suffers from a common malady of re-makes --- higher level of technowizardry than the original, but none of the original's humor.
Two interesting movies:
Get Low (Robert Duvall and Bill Murray)
Bernie (Jack Black)
The Dark Knight Rises, pretty good, nice twists in the story, but I really liked The Dark Knight better.
I also saw Born to be Wild, a documentary about human raised elephants and orangutans and the people involved, it was ok, images were awesome.
Lol, I was worried for a moment there
This ^... the original was full of quirky humour but it was still a great action flick. The new one is dire.
The Incredibles = Awesome
Ms. Bala = Good, Dark gritty, and a bit depressing. It's an action flick but don't expect the main character to bust out any super hero type antics. Really a tale about a catch 22 situation of someone caught up in the crime and corruption in Baja Mexico.
Pet Sematary. Great, but the book is muuuuuch better.
I like sci-fi , so I enjoyed this movie.
+1 You read King's Pet Sematary and you sleep with the lights on for a while
Non-stop frenetic action, if you're in the mood. Character development??!!
i watched SWAT again a few nights ago
last movie i saw in the theaters is the new dark knight movie.
Drive - much better than I initially thought. In the end, seemed a bit pointless, no girl, no money.
Little Big Soldier - Had it's moments. A bit too slow and I think the subtitles were not up to the philosophical argument that seemed to be the basis of the film.
Sherlock Holmes - Game of Shadows - A fun movie for the weekend.
Watched The Fifth Element on tv again this weekend. Luc Besson's the creator and director.
"Visually inventive and gleefully over the top, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element is a fantastic piece of pop sci-fi that never takes itself too seriously".
"The Visual Effects Society voted The Fifth Element to be the 50th most influential visual effects film of all time."
I'll probably watch it many more times of the course of my life
Asian Booty 2 (Elegant Angel Productions)
Very intricate plot with a first-rate cast, but since it left so many questions unanswered, there probably will be an Asian Bootie 3.
Watched TED yesterday
I liked it
So many questions unanswered about booty? Doubt it was the plot that hooked you - LOL!
Terminator Salvation - watched on telly during the Nalbo-Haas match at Cincy.
In 2018, a middle-aged John Connor and his dad-to-be, a teenager Kyle Reese, are contemporaries (LMAO). Remember that Kyle went back in time and impregnated John's mom resulting in John being born sometime in the 90's (or '80s ???) (ref: Terminator 1).
So an oldish John must save his kid daddy from terminators so daddy can grow up and go back in time to knock mom (who at this time, 2018, is already in heaven).
I didn;t see any time travel stuff in here (could have missed it) so possibly time travel was not yet invented by 2018, or else they failed to kill Sarah and John using time travel, so decided to kill Kyle in the present itself.
Any Questions for Ben? (2012)
A bit cheesy but still watchable little movie from down under.
Interesting part for TW crowd...Ben dates a Russian tennis player
Somers Town.......this Turgoose kid is underatedly hilarious
If you like movies on the undead, you will like this one. It is interesting and different from the Zombie genre. Though the movie tries too hard to make subtle commentary on politics and war. Could have been better but still interesting and worth watching for zombie fans.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
I liked it. Good cast, good story. If you are looking for a nice feel good movie, I can recommend it. And there is something about Emily Blunt, I find her very attractive ....
Amr Waked (the Sheikh) and Ewan McGregor are also very good.
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