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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Serge 13, Nov 20, 2011.
Edge of Tomorrow sucked tho....
I disagree. It was a fun movie that kept my interest. I wouldn't say it is a great movie, but it was a good popcorn flick.
Speaking of great movies, Birdman is right the fuck up there.
Edge of Tomorrow on itself was kind of dull, even the presentation was rather arid.... Then I read the original story and I on principle Despise White Washing so the movie moved up from thinking it was mediocre to hating it.
Thankfully I knew nothing of the novel or the "White Washing", so it didn't bother me. I knew little of the movie other than the Groundhog Day premise. I came away thinking the movie could have ended better, but I enjoyed the ride, not unlike a lackadaisical fucakroo. A lot of people give Tom Cruise shit, but I still like the guy. He has starred in some of my favorite roles over the years. Yes, he is completely insane, but I think that makes me like him more. At least his isn't Nick Cage. Am I right? Eh?!
I have nothing against or in favor of Cruise, I just can't take him as an action lead seriously. My Problems with the movie were entirely centered on the cinematography, plot and the white washing.
Wyrmwood (Australia, 2014) - Excellent B-category zombie apocalypse. A lot of fun, some beer, and zombies!
Sinsegye (South Korea, 2013) - Rock solid gangster movie. Chinese and Korean gangs fighting for power with knives, treachery, and stuff. Word of warning - very realistic violent scenes, so expect some gore comparable with Scorsese's Casino from 1995.
Anyone get a chance to see Chappie? I liked District 9 and I figure the movie can't be that bad if it was made by the same guy, but it seems to getting panned by the critics and box office returns aren't stellar. It seems like an interesting concept, any NMA dwellers know if it's good or bad?
well, maybe they thought they could simply go and watch Short Circuit instead which might one day sue Wall E for infringement in cutness.
No clue. I still have to actually watch Chappie.
Tom Cruise? TOM CRUISE?!
He likes it.
I just watched No End in Sight, a documentary about the second american invasion of iraq. One word describes the events it portrays: Insanity.
Currenly re-watching Why we fight, a documentary by the BBC. No End in Sight was made by a documentary film maker who then made Inside Job, about the economic crisis, of which I don't know whether it's more, less, or equally as chilling as No End in Sight.
Inside Job was indeed a very interesting documentary, its explanations were quite straightforward and Matt Damon is a good storyteller.
I did like Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder.
You didn't like him in Rain Man or Magnolia? You must be as mad as he is.
I liked Edge of Tomorrow quite a bit as well. Got weaker toward the end but really didn't deserve to bomb the way it did.
First, I have to set the mood.
So, I'm at this girl's house because I'm snowed in at work. (This was about a week ago), and she's with her IDIOTIC friends, I just didn't want to sleep at work, so I trudged through 8 inches of snow to her fucking house, showered, put on some clean clothes, and was going to go to sleep, if not for these goddamn clucking hens 15 feet away from me. I gave up, and they decided to watch a movie. (some sterotypical chick flick, I just played on my phone), Afterwords, one on them makes the suggestion "Let's watch a scary movie", so they rented Let Me In on Amazon or some shit. Anyways, they all get tired and go to sleep, and I end up watching it. One of the best movies I've seen in a long fucking time. Of course, I overslept, missed my alarm, didn't go to work, but that damn good movie made it worth a no call, no show.
Sorry for my little sob story. Point being, I was really damn impressed with the narrative and execution. Also, Snowpiercer is worth a check out if you like Post-Apoc stuff with a spin, one of the more original ideas.
Forget that! Obviously these fellows have never seen Cocktail.
Also Let The Right One In (the original) >>>>> Let Me In (the Hollywood remake).
To say this, Cruise was better in his earlier movies I think. hate is maybe a to strong word. No clue. At least he is no Travolta.
Lots of clucking girls and a movie called Let me In. Heh.
Wouldn't say any movie is worth a no call no show, personally. Even in the instance where you hate your job and your bosses are pricks giving you the passive aggressive cold shoulder to try and force you to quit. Cause it's not a better "fuck you" to them if you get yourself fired, even if keeping your job maintains your misery at best case scenario. Anywho, that was totally tangential and pointless.... XD
Sounds like a ringing endorsement, however. I'll consider it! =D
While briefly following the subject of documentaries, I freaking love Not Evil Just Wrong, even if I don't agree with the title. If you watch it, I think you might know what I mean.
No one showed up because of how bad the roads were anyway. People got out that night, but couldn't back in. I would have just been sent home with the rest of the factory. That's why I didn't end up calling when I woke up. We have this stupid "You don't have to call for weather reasons" rule. And that's just to save are stupid secretary from getting a few extra calls. It just kind of added to this colossal fucking idiocy, and made the movie seem a little better than it was.
We had a major cutback recently because of the oil prices, and they fired or laid off anyone who fucking knew anything, and I'm about the last guy who can do my job. They need me at this point, and if they did fire me, the only other guy who has experience in my area would quit. I'm not saying I'm invulnerable. Because anybody who thinks they are gets the ax harder than anyone.
Off my personal life, I just recently watched Gonzo, and if you're a Hunter S. Thompson fan, or a Fear and Loathing fan and would like to get to know the man in that movie, it's a great documentary. It sheds light on who he was as a human being, not just an identity.
Délicatessen (France, 1991) - bizzare story placed in fictional world. Masterpiece!