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Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Shadow Fox, May 27, 2016.
It was STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
I haven't bought them yet but i want to get bvs now that RIFFTRAX has taken on the bad flick. Oh its ripe for riffing! I must get both now.
Oh just finished batman v superman with the rifftrax commentary. It was beautiful! I loved the cracks about preferring the Michael bay transformer mov7es (even though i dont think theyre hideous) theyre were so many great cracks it was beautiful. Even joking that a few pows and bams title cards would have helped the action scenes. Absolutely perfect i never thought id buy the movie but this made me do it. Though i only bought the streaming copy on vudu i didn't get a disc. I don't want to see that on my physical shelf.
Oh and i finished the second half of sao ordinal scale earlier tonight. Got teary eyed again currently watching the end of the first matrix. Then im off to see if they have a rifftrax of john wick, im sure they do
Watched......... The Santa Clause, Santa Clause 2, Santa Clause 3, and Elf over the holiday weekend.
I watched all of the original die hard last night great frickin flick ODE TO JOY! Also started the specialist with Stallone. Not bad. Only got about halfway through though before i conked out. I got a movie credit for amazon video so i'm planning on renting either wonder woman or spiderman homecoming. Havent seen either yet. I did see guardian of the galaxy vol 2 recently since it was on netflix.
Went and saw Jumanji 2 and Downsizing prior to Christmas.
Jumanji 2, while not great, I have to admit I was actually pretty impressed by it. To summarize it, I would say it's pretty much The Breakfast Club spliced with Indiana Jones - which is good. The characters are all a bunch of kids who have little to nothing in common on the surface, who get put into detention, only they're sucked into a video game. The character dynamic and what the characters learn from each other is similar or outright lifted from Breakfast Club, which, once again, is fine. The actors turned out great performances and have strong chemistry on screen - which is essential for what the movie's doing and why it works as a story. I also like that it's not just a copy and paste reboot of the original movie, that they did something different this time.
As entertaining as Jumanji is though, and while it takes a lot from Breakfast Club, it's still not as great, or as memorable; Breakfast Club is something of a classic. Even then, my only real criticisms for the movie are more in world stuff; like earlier when they're fighting the villains I kept thinking why they didn't take their weapons knocking them out. At first I thought maybe there was a rule they couldn't, but towards the end, one of the main characters mounts a motor bike taken from a villain, so; yeah?
Overall though, Jumanji is a lot of fun for a disposable action comedy.
With Downsizing, well, uh, it's a movie. With some cool ideas, and some of the performances are good (some are downright offensive though). Other than that, it's just bad. The pacing is garbage, the actual plot is all over the place, it's thematically confused and as far as its narrative ambitions are concerned, the movie is such a mess I don't even know what those are. I'm actually baffled at what this movie is trying to convey in terms of theme, or why I should care about the characters. The whole shrinking humanity and the motive behind it is interesting, but it's reduced to a novelty since the movie doesn't really do anything narratively or thematically with it. Don't watch this movie; it's two hours of your life you won't get back.
Recently I watched Porco Rosso and what can I say? It's phenomenal, but that shouldn't come as a surprise since it's a Studio Ghibli movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki himself. Everything this movie attempts works; the action, animation, comedy, drama, characterization, thematic development, imagery - it's all there. If you haven't seen it, just go watch it.
Watched Bright last night, and honestly....... I thought it was going to be a TV series .
I wonder if they couldn't get away with The Elder Scrolls: 2017
Saw STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI on Christmas day!.
It was worth seeing but to be honest, nothing special to see in the theater.. Could have waited for the blu ray or netflix.
I watched wonder woman last night and just finished spiderman homecoming. I didn't see either in the theater. First up wonder woman:
I liked it. I could see why it was well received. I think they could have had her react more to the modern world like electricity. Minor complaint. I think my only gripe was that it felt like it was trying too hard. I cant pinpoint anything in particular. Overall the pacing was decent and there wasnt any glowing plot holes or cringe worthy moments. Its just not a marvel movie. Im not saying every marvel movie is gold its just they have a polish dc cant reach. Justice league definitely took some cues from ww as far as being lighter then bvs. Im not sure what im complaining about with ww. Its not really a complaint even. I did enjoy it and didnt regret the time investment. It just kinda like trying to make a statement hey dc is just as good as marvel. And again im not unhappy with the movie its just lacking a bit.
I like this one i ended up buying it on amazon prime. I had a few bucks left in a coupon. The rental for hd was 6.00 and purchase was 10.00 so i just decided to buy it. I generally dont like spiderman. The whole angsty teenager thing doesn't appeal to me in my superheroes. Xmen is a little different since its a wider cast. As far as tjis movie its good. It shows his growth in the avengers world well. Tony stark as a mentor was a fun part of the movie. It never seemed to drag. I thoight Michael keaton did a great job. The plot was simple and there weren't many side trips. Though his secret sure was discovered pretty quickly. Wont get into it of course the action was good. The humor was a little over the top. Im nit sure i can pinpoint it. Im not saying i cringed at anytime but i just felt somethings were a bit too much. The ending was satisfying. I did like the captain america psa,s. One question
so are tony and potts getting married? In civil war he said they were taking a break. Their back?
So i did enjoy both. I do have gripes on both. No deal breakers though.
Went and saw The Greatest Showman over the weekend. I enjoyed it. I suppose it was sort of like Les Misrebles (don't kill me for getting it wrong and not googling the actual name) but a very very very enjoyable telling of PT Barnum.
I heard "The Greatest Showman" was worth watching.. Will have to check it out. Thanks.
I finished the specialist with stallone new years morning around 1am after watching the ball drop.
I liked it mostly. Its a by the books action movie. Id say stallone had a bit of a character rather than just a shoot em up persona. I wouldnt say it was rivetting but i did want to watch it to the end so thats saying something. I thought all the primary actors were good for their roles.
I got it used in a two pack with the assassins, another stallone movie. I think assassins was better then specialist but not by a whole lot. If you want an action movie thats not cringe worthy and worthwhile check out both the specialist and assassins (stallone and banderas). You could do far far worse.
The Seven Five (2014)
Not as flashy as Senna, but the central story in this documentary about the rise and fall of two New York cops absorbed into a drug cartel at the height of the 1980s crack epidemic, is utterly gripping throughout. It's astonishing to hear the central duo describe what they were able to do and keep getting away with, given the siege mentality and atmosphere of silence amongst the police at the time - you'd call it unrealistic if it wasn't all true. If you enjoyed the likes of Cocaine Cowboys, this is a must see.
Just finished watching the latest bourne movie. Of course the dish lost signal during the last fight scene....
Last movie was...holds back laughter...the last jedi. It was cool but the plot was all over the place and some parts just felt odd and at times i didn't feel like i was watching a star wars movie but there were a lot of cool moments too and some nice references as well. Overall by no means bad but definitely not the best installment
The Disaster Artist. Apart from getting the soundtrack and cultural/pop references completely wrong, brilliantly executed comedy that could've easily gone wrong. Great central perfomances and plotting. With The Duece, this has been the year of the Franco.
It was 3 Ninjas watched it with my Son.
I should see that some day. Isnt ernie reyes jr in it? Aka donatello in the suit in the first live action tmnt? Though i may only be able to handle a little.how cringy is it???
Ehhhhhhh.... depends on what you call Cringy. After every punch/kick thrown there is an AIYA!!!!! cause I guess Ninja's want you to know when an attack is coming. It was comical and one of the many movies I enjoyed as a kid. Silly at times, but still tolerable.
I watched Atomic Blonde last night, and it was actually pretty decent. I didn't know it was created from a Graphic Novel by OniPress. I will have to check it out some day.
Thanks. Ill keep it in mind for my next rental, unless its on netflix.