Movie Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Serge 13, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    I loved that movie, especially how self-aware it was. Action movies, even the silly ones, take themselves way too seriously these days.
  2. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I watched God Bless America last night. The first 30 minutes were enjoyable, but then some completely untalented actress pops up and she fucks up the rest of the flick.

    I also watched Dark Shadows this week, which was decent, but still one of Tim Burton's lesser works.
  3. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Django... Great movie, great funny scenes, Tarantino through and through. I'd say the movie needed a little cut on the length (the first hour or so especially), but otherwise a fantastic job and watch it if you haven't already.
  4. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    May 7, 2009
    Django was definitely a step up from Basterds - I was rather upset about how much that one sucked.
  5. BFox17

    BFox17 Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 20, 2012
    Die Hard 5? And here I was thinking that Die Hard 4 would be the last one ever.

    I never go to the cinema to watch new films though, I just wait until they get released on DVD.
  6. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    So I recently saw Dr. Strangelove. Good Movie. Added it to my top 100.
  7. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 12, 2011
    Got done with an Evil Dead marathon. A-star goddamn cinematography work.
  8. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I re-watched Angel Heart from 1987. I guess it's a horror movie. Pretty strange and entertaining.
  9. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Watched Sunshine
    Interesting story, nice and big-scale, I mean - the sun is pretty big!

    Not too thrilled about the whole space-crazy antagonist spin, especially the oddly applied supernatural strength zombie characteristics he was given, which to me seemed quite out of the blue. His muscle tissue can allow him to lift a man by his throat, right up in the air and walk with him like this, but tears right off if you grab and pull it?
    Seems like this character was stuffed in there solely to include an "alien monster" in a space-film.
    The same problems and crisis moments could have been achieved by other plotlines, such as computer failure or something. This whole "rawr!" thing kindov irked me.[/spoiler:ce0d973ba3]

    Otherwise, neat movie.
  10. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    How can you, I mean , just what?

    Care to explain your view on Inglourious Basterds? Because it's one of my favorite Tarantino films.
  11. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I sat through the dreary Total Recall remake yesterday. What a dreadful experience. You start out with a PKD story, and this is what you come up with? Bleh. It's like the Arnold version with all the color and fun drained out of it, only worse.

    I re-watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Fincher version, that is. I liked it better the second time, probably because I wasn't struggling to keep up with the plot. The first time I had trouble sorting out the long list of suspects.

    Finally, I re-watched Spielberg's first movie, Duel, from 1971. Pretty great. No rocket launchers or submachine guns, no CG effects, no aliens, and no superheroes. Just pure film-making like it used to be.
  12. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    They showed that new remake of Karate Kid on tv. It could be worse. I felt like it was a nicely paced and respectful remake. I expected to be horrified, and wasn't.
  13. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jan 16, 2009

    New trailer for the new Superman film....
  14. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a classic, though it's really more of a detective movie than an action one. All of the chapter titles in it are detective novels.
  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    "Homophobes never check the balls"
  16. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    May 7, 2009
    Haha. You know, perhaps I'll watch it again and get back to you. I remember disliking it and being very disappointed - I had great expectations for that and it fell short.
  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    it was not a bad movie, quite enjoyable. But it was not one of tarants best films in my eyes.
  18. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    I can understand not liking it or Django.
    But liking Django more than Basterds? Absurd.
  19. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    Django and Inglorious Basterds were awful movies.
  20. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    "Just Ike, Mike, and Mustard"

    Gets me everytime.

    And Basterds was pretty excellent, it got kinda fucked in the advertising, which made it seem like a straight up remake/homage to the original, as opposed to a strange, Spaghetti Western in France with Nazis thing that it was. But it was excellent.

    There's also a bit in the special features that killed me, because Tarantino apparently labels shots after the people's stolen them from.