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Just watched Star Trek Beyond...and I did not think it was all that good.
The Madness Of King George (1993) Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Amanda Donohoe. Brilliant telling of the Regency Crisis of 1790.
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The Madness Of King George (1993) Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Amanda Donohoe. Brilliant telling of the Regency Crisis of 1790.


Heheh. "Whatwhat?" Heheheh.
Anytime I need a smile I just pull up one of Nigel Hawthorne's pedantic long winded speeches from Yes Minister.

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Sir Humphrey: Minister, the traditional allocation of executive responsibilities has always been so determined as to liberate the ministerial incumbent from the administrative minutiae by devolving the managerial functions to those whose experience and qualifications have better formed them for the performance of such humble offices, thereby releasing their political overlords for the more onerous duties and profound deliberations which are the inevitable concomitant of their exalted position.

Star Trek beyond (2016) The camera work gave me a headache. It's not a crime to keep a camera in one place for a second. Not everything needs to be spun around. Good enough I suppose for the genre.

Jason Bourne (2016) They actually did the cheesy high tech War Room "zoom in! Enhance!" bit of imaging trickery that by now should only be done in a comedy. I think they went too far into the James Bond type action.
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The Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014)

This film got a lot of mixed reviews and was the least successful in the franchise in the US (though it had record breaking success worldwide). For the most part, I found it completely entertaining...I enjoyed the (re)telling of the Gwen Stacey saga...still the saddest and most memorable episode in comic book history (other than Vision crying, the death of Belit...aww, who am I kidding, Gwen Stacey was the original Mary Sue, written out for being a generic wish-fulfillment character with no possibility of development, which is why Mary Jane, the white trash starlet wannabe from a broken home became the main girl). For the most part, Electro is pretty good as a villain and as a 3D special effect, even if he was sub-Mysterio to begin with.

I can see what went wrong though. Out of all the films, this one actually feels the most like a Spider-Man comic circa 1978...and that's the problem. This feels like an episodic miniseries that needs that level of interaction with all the characters over a long duration. The Raimi films took the ideas and created their own cinematic reality which worked on its own. This kind of gets the feel of everything right, but doesn't work independently as a movie. The Harry Osborne character, while played very well, conflicts with previous renditions of the character, and kind of interferes too much with the story.

Anyway, it's not bad. It's entertaining.
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Star Trek Beyond

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The Arrangement (1969) Kirk Douglas, Deborah Kerr and Faye Dunaway. Ad man has nervous breakdown. A mess.
The Way We Were (1973) Redford is a screen writer and Streisand his commie wife. Pretty dull given the cast and story potential.

A Star Is Born (1976) Kristopherson is a washed up rocker and Streisand is the young talent he discovers, marries, and grows to resent. Not bad.

Streisand was oddly hot back in the day.
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Streisand was never really hot, but she was damn cute.
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the big doll house (1971)

it had pam grier

i was expecting total trash but it was actually pretty good
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maurvir posted:
Streisand was never really hot, but she was damn cute.


https://youtu.be/zbRkb6UKvZU

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I'll have to admit I was around 14 at the time that movie came out and my hormones might have influenced how I felt about how she looked.
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"What's Up Doc" was probably one of the funniest comedies she ever did. It literally had me laughing uncontrollably at certain points. The scene at the end where the judge destroys his bench did me in.

However, she still wasn't hot in that movie. Just absurdly cute.
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Rudhramadevi (2015)

aka. Tamil India's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The mythical retelling (as introduced by Marco Polo) of one of India's few ruling Queen's. Well, I certainly doubt any historical veracity of this film, but as a fantasy historical epic, made in 3D and released to worldwide critical fame and success, this movie is a lyrical, beautiful, action-packed, bawdy, bloody adventure that brings elements from Lord of the Rings, Robin Hood, Mulan, and the fiery vengeance of a Bruce Lee movie.

Made with heavy doses of CGI which look fairly dated to US viewers, of the Mortal Kombat era, frequently resembling a video game, yet beautifully and lushly designed and montaged with lush sets, costumes, and locations that put any Cecil B. Demille movie to shame, and even old fashioned mattes that give it a Wizard of Oz feel, as well as Disney-esque cell animation pieces (obviously done with new-fangled software like in the Diablo III cut sequences). And yes, it occasionally bursts into Bollywood musical sequences and they are GREAT. And like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, quite unlike anything I'd seen before.

A Triumph of a Movie, of particular appeal to Shakta, and quite relevant to our time.

Playing now on Netflix (subtitled).

Here's the official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4h6vcngq0c
Shin Godzilla

Thanks to Funimation it a got a limited theatrical release.
I think this is the first Japanese Godzilla movie that isn't a sequel to the original 1954 movie. Godzilla's design is the original one turned meaner and angrier. He sprouts new powers and his atomic ray is more destructive. There are lots of good wide angle shots showing its now far range, slicing through buildings.

So the monster is new and destroying things, and the first half hour pokes fun government bureaucracy by showing them having many, many, many meetings to figure out what to do. After the usual artillery and bombs don't work a maverick bureaucrat and an assembled team of scientists must execute their plan to stop Goji before the US (with UN approval) drop a nuke on Tokyo. The main theme not quite the same nuclear allegory or unstoppable force of nature Godzilla was in previous movies, but Japan standing on its own and getting out under the thumb of the US. The musical score is also a nice, modern arrangement of the original's.

Now I just need an action figure of the new design for my desk.
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Ribtor posted:
A Star Is Born (1976) Kristopherson is a washed up rocker and Streisand is the young talent he discovers, marries, and grows to resent. Not bad.


Narcissistic crap. The last ten minutes is just a stick fiddling closeup of her. Executive Producer: Barbra Streisand.
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I watched Scream last night. I remember iiking it a lot more than i did last night.
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I always thought scream was an over-hyped, 3rd rate knock off of the ordinarily 2nd rate slasher genre.
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It is, but i still used to like it. I'm not into the slasher films much, but i did like this one once upon a time.
I finished watching Deadpool (2016).

The action within the movie was enjoyable but rather relentless. An unpreventable circumstance forced me to stop watching at about the end of the first hour, but I'm kinda glad I did that because I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed it as much in one sitting.

What actually totally won me over for the movie was Morena Baccarin's Vanessa, Deadpool's/Wade's girlfriend. I was momentarily confused when Vanessa responded to Deadpool's odd explanation for his actions near the end of the movie with: "YOU had a house?" It felt dropped somewhat out of nowhere, but then I recalled their attempts during their odd courtship during the first part of the movie of topping each other with increasingly fantastic tales of woe supposedly from each of their childhoods, which pulled the movie together in a full circle for me. Such a wonderment of subtlety would allow me to forgive a much more flawed movie, which is not to say that Deadpool was very seriously flawed execpt in how its action was a bit TOO relentless. I think that it could have been better paced with somewhat shorter action sequences matched with longer scenes of dialogue mostly to further explain Deadpool's relationship with the X-Men in general and with those two who we saw in this movie (who--as far as I can recall--have made no appearances in other Marvel Comics movies which is the only way I could know about those characters).

I do look forward to "Deadpool 2".
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DEyncourt posted:
I finished watching Deadpool (2016).

The action within the movie was enjoyable but rather relentless. An unpreventable circumstance forced me to stop watching at about the end of the first hour, but I'm kinda glad I did that because I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed it as much in one sitting.

What actually totally won me over for the movie was Morena Baccarin's Vanessa, Deadpool's/Wade's girlfriend. I was momentarily confused when Vanessa responded to Deadpool's odd explanation for his actions near the end of the movie with: "YOU had a house?" It felt dropped somewhat out of nowhere, but then I recalled their attempts during their odd courtship during the first part of the movie of topping each other with increasingly fantastic tales of woe supposedly from each of their childhoods, which pulled the movie together in a full circle for me. Such a wonderment of subtlety would allow me to forgive a much more flawed movie, which is not to say that Deadpool was very seriously flawed execpt in how its action was a bit TOO relentless. I think that it could have been better paced with somewhat shorter action sequences matched with longer scenes of dialogue mostly to further explain Deadpool's relationship with the X-Men in general and with those two who we saw in this movie (who--as far as I can recall--have made no appearances in other Marvel Comics movies which is the only way I could know about those characters).

I do look forward to "Deadpool 2".


Colossus has been in all the X-Men movies, he has just had very few lines.
It was a different actor as well.
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Ghostbusters (2016)

It was GOOD.
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Dr. Strange (2016). Like all superhero movies, it was a visually stunning origin story. Also, like all superhero movies, if you asked me right now what the actual plot was, I wouldn't be able to tell you, except to say that for some "protection" reason he was fighting the guy who played Le Chiffre in "Casino Royale."

Go see it, you'll probably be happy you did. Me? I hit peak superhero movie at the first Captain America movie, and I only went to Dr. Strange last night because we were on a double date.
Saw 1,2,3 (2004+) The first one was not as awful as I was led to believe. The second and third are weak.
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My Neighbor Totoro

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I think the last movie I saw was Sully, which I really enjoyed, despite some of the elements of dramatization that stretched credulity.

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Dr. Strange (2016). Like all superhero movies, it was a visually stunning origin story. Also, like all superhero movies, if you asked me right now what the actual plot was, I wouldn't be able to tell you, except to say that for some "protection" reason he was fighting the guy who played Le Chiffre in "Casino Royale."

Go see it, you'll probably be happy you did. Me? I hit peak superhero movie at the first Captain America movie, and I only went to Dr. Strange last night because we were on a double date.


Dr. Strange and Rogue One are probably the next two movies I'll get out for. I hope they're good. There's been a dearth of decent popcorn movies. And we missed The Arrival, which I really wanted to see. Damn toddlers.
The Arrival isn't set for general release until November 11th, so unless you had access to some pre-release copy you haven't "missed" it yet.
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I love Amy Adams, so I'll have to see that.
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DEyncourt posted:
The Arrival isn't set for general release until November 11th, so unless you had access to some pre-release copy you haven't "missed" it yet.


Yeah? A theater here had it on their sign a little while ago, and then it was gone, so I thought I missed it. If not, then that's excellent!

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juice posted:
I love Amy Adams, so I'll have to see that.


just watched her in the master last night ... she was so intense
Saw 4,5,6,7
Just when you think a movie series can't get worse...
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Saw 4,5,6,7
Just when you think a movie series can't get worse...

Good god, man! That's like willingly watching the entire Fast and Furious franchise. Or the Transformers. You must be a glutton for punishment.
I have too much free time.
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Somebody once told me I should watch all the Saw movies from start to finish if I really wanted to understand. I told him I really didn't want to understand all that bad.
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The first two were an interesting idea, then they got meh.
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DEyncourt posted:
The Arrival isn't set for general release until November 11th, so unless you had access to some pre-release copy you haven't "missed" it yet.


Yeah? A theater here had it on their sign a little while ago, and then it was gone, so I thought I missed it. If not, then that's excellent!

:)

My guess is that you saw a "special" one-day sneak preview.
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okay, doc strange vs. arrival

if you could only see one, which would you see?
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