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Title: Which movie did you just watch?
Post by: horizon on September 11, 2013, 07:04:16 AM
Last movie I saw was World War Z. A lot better then expected, luckily the gore level was pretty low. But the movie still had some tense scenes. Especially the beginning, Israel scene and end were great.

Certainly 4,5 out of 5 stars.

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Post by: AndrewChristlieb on September 11, 2013, 08:08:47 AM
Ill have to check that one out, the previews were... intersting.

The last movie I watched was Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. My wife and kids have never seen the old ones so Im going through them all :).

I think the last movie I saw in a theater was Les Mis... I took my wife because shes a huge musical fan but she thought it was garbage. I thought it wasnt half bad myself :D. And I know theres probably a ton of great movies ive missed already this year but I get too much screen time as it is with work :P.
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Post by: Islacrusez on September 11, 2013, 11:09:57 AM
How to Train Your Dragon. If you haven't seen it, and even remotely like dragons, go and watch it right now.
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Post by: Stormwind on September 11, 2013, 02:24:13 PM
I'm afraid I loathed WWZ because it was impossible to ignore how much better the book it was based on was.  There are a handful of good scenes though, such as them cycling in the rain in Korea to try and get past the zombies quickly and quietly!

Just saw Elysium and despite it being... problematic - it was a very solid, enjoyable action film in a junk-tech dystopia.
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Post by: Islacrusez on September 11, 2013, 03:17:34 PM
Have you seen District 9? That film is heavy =/
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Post by: Stormwind on September 11, 2013, 03:56:56 PM
Yes, of course!  My friend who follows film closely showed me the Alive in Joburg short that Blokampf made years before D9 and it's really amazing to see that aesthetic turned into a high budget film...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNReejO7Zu8
Title: Re: Which movie did you just watch?
Post by: horizon on September 11, 2013, 05:34:38 PM
@ Andrew, my kids are still to young (age rating here is higher then US anyway in most cases) to watch all those 12+ movies. Yes, I like to show them all those great movies. :)


How to train your dragon is in my opinion one of the best animated movies I've seen, great storytelling.

District 9 had a really good concept and a great lead character.
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Post by: Jimmy Zimms on September 11, 2013, 05:49:34 PM
Went on a schlock-fest recently and watched the Fly II last night. What a gloriously bad bit of film that is! (though admittedly it does have Princess Vespa so my 80's crush has returned in full force :D )
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Post by: jchaos79 on September 11, 2013, 07:58:26 PM
Last movie I see was The year One. It was fun, humour-adventures in bronze/iron age...
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Post by: FistusMaximus on September 11, 2013, 08:51:02 PM
last one i watched was "pacific rim" in 3D.

although some people told me beforehand that the story is lame, some others said it has good balance between a little bit of story so that it all makes some sense and the real action stuff...

after seeing it, i tend to the latter version.

and, you know, giant robots the size of warlord battle titans using a cargo ship taken out of the water in the harbor as a massive club for beating up even more giant monsters, whats not to like about it??  ;D ;D
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Post by: AndrewChristlieb on September 12, 2013, 12:59:22 AM
I think most of the Indy films are pg13 here, Im probably a bad parent for letting my kids watch them (8 and 11) but I havent noticed anything to be concerned about with their behavior and attitude. I asked my son (8) if he thought after watching Indiana Jones it was scary or violent etc and he said no it was awesome :P. I think the main thing for me though is that I know what theyre watching, too many people I see just turn the tv on and leave.

How to train your dragon was awesome! Ahem... I have to remind myself at times that Im supposed to be an adult  ;D

Ive also been informed that since Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 is coming out the day after my birthday thats going to be my present from the kids. How nice of them! Lol
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Post by: Stormwind on September 12, 2013, 10:51:14 AM
Oh man - Indiana Jones film when I was a kid scared the heck out of me!

Especially Temple of Doom - I had nightmares for ages about the meal scene with them eating brains - and the pregnant snake spilling out baby snakes...

And the floor of insects and centipedes all crawling up the woman's body! *Shudders*
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Post by: CyberShadow on September 13, 2013, 07:12:32 AM

How To Train Your Dragon was pretty good. Not a particular favourite of mine, but a nice, watching movie night in.

last one i watched was "pacific rim" in 3D.

although some people told me beforehand that the story is lame, some others said it has good balance between a little bit of story so that it all makes some sense and the real action stuff...

after seeing it, i tend to the latter version.

and, you know, giant robots the size of warlord battle titans using a cargo ship taken out of the water in the harbor as a massive club for beating up even more giant monsters, whats not to like about it??  ;D ;D

I saw this in the cinema too. Plot holes you could walk a Jaeger through, bad acting, patchy writing.... I loved it! Anyone remotely into the Japanese Kaiju and/or Mecha movies and toys has to see it... and wait for the post credits scenes too.

Last movie I watched was Oblivion. Actually surprisingly good. Its got a Hollywood ending (which I wont spoil) but its the first film in a long, long time that actually surprised me with a few plot twists and events that I didn't see coming. Its a wonderful, rare feeling when the path suddenly opens up for you in a movie and you see where you are suddenly being taken. Not a great movie, but really worth a watch.
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Post by: horizon on September 13, 2013, 07:34:04 AM
Weird thing with Oblivion is that the movie is really okay but if you look at it you will see it steals from many movies:

spoilerific perhaps (Cybershadow doesn't the forum have this as a [] [/] option?)

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Note to others: if you place spoilers on a movie point it out and use the beige colours. :) Use spoiler tags.

:)
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Post by: CyberShadow on September 13, 2013, 10:27:44 AM
spoilerific perhaps (Cybershadow doesn't the forum have this as a [] [/] option?)

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Post by: horizon on September 13, 2013, 10:28:48 AM
Great!
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Post by: Islacrusez on September 13, 2013, 12:37:10 PM
Anyone here seen Unknown? The new one that is, the older one is pretty poor. Great movie for unexpected developments. Even when I was pretty certain I knew what was going on, it still managed to pull the carpet out from under me.
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Post by: AndrewChristlieb on September 14, 2013, 03:31:09 AM
Unknown, that's the one with Liam Neeson where he loses his memory right? My wife and I saw that one on DVD, it was pretty good.
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Post by: Islacrusez on September 14, 2013, 12:07:14 PM
It is, it is!
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Post by: Easy e on September 25, 2013, 04:30:23 PM
I recently watched a pair of 80's Barbarian movies. 

Deathstalker and Barbarian Queen

Both were produced by Roger Corman a man who has only lost money on one movie in his life despite making hundreds because he relentlessly controls the budgets and makes ample use of poorly paid locals, reuses film, stock footage, cheap SFX, and unqualified actors.  So that tells you what to expect from these movies. 

They were a bit too misogynistic and exploitative for my tastes.  However, they must have found an audience as Deathstalker had 4 sequels and Barbarian Queen has 1.  Who knew!  I still prefer Ator:The Fighting Eagle.   
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Post by: Edmund2011 on September 26, 2013, 07:39:17 PM
I recently watched a pair of 80's Barbarian movies. 

Deathstalker and Barbarian Queen
].   

That bring me good memories...  :)  sword & sorcery & low budgets... they are fun to see. I haven't seen Ator, though. First Barbarian movie I saw as a child was The Beastmaster.

Yesterday I watched "A Walk with Love and Death", a good drama set in the peasant revolt of the 100 Years War in France.
Title: Re: Which movie did you just watch?
Post by: horizon on September 27, 2013, 12:46:23 PM
Barbarian movies are often so cheesy it gets cool. If the original Barbarians with Arnold Schwarzenegger had that.

Saw After Earth, which was a let down primarly due Jaden Smith and the movie +1 (alt: Plus One) which was actually nifty in its setup, some slight flaws but still very entertaining.
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Post by: Stormwind on September 27, 2013, 01:13:56 PM
Went to see Riddick with my Dad and it was OK - some awful teenage dialogue. 

The problem is that it's basically 3 films:

1: Riddick is reduced from being the Marshal of the Necromongers to abandoned on a planet left for dead.  Has to figure out how to survive and get through an area filled with venomous animals.
2: Riddick is pursued by bounty hunters.  He tries to separate them to steal a ship and get off planet.
3: The plot retreads Pitch Black by having darkness / a storm bring out hordes of venomous animals.

Only the first and second one are interesting.  When Riddick is sneaking around and tricking people to survive it's interesting.  Everything else is a bit dull.
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Post by: AndrewChristlieb on September 27, 2013, 09:03:07 PM
I liked the other Riddick movies so Ill probably get around to it sometime. I got ST Into Darkness for the celebration of my continued existence so Ill probably try to watch that soon, The Great Gatsby just came in the mail today too so Ill be watching that with my wife tonight, Joy! ::). 
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Post by: Bessemer on September 29, 2013, 10:53:45 PM
Just seen Into Darkness myself. Loved it! Tho apparently the ST "Hardcore" didn't...in fact they voted it the worst ST film ever!

 I've even heard they included Galaxy Quest in the list for whatever reason.

Also just seen a wierd Japanese art-house horror called House. Take some brown acid before watching and you'll be fine ;D
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Post by: Zhukov on September 30, 2013, 03:37:28 AM

I thoroughly enjoyed Into Darkness.
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Post by: Toon on September 30, 2013, 09:42:43 AM
It's not a movie, but isn't Breaking Bad like the most awesome TV show ever?
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Post by: AndrewChristlieb on October 01, 2013, 05:47:07 AM
The Walking Dead. :D. And thats why AMC now has the power to demand 3 times what they did just a few years ago. From a lackluster "old" movie channel to some of the top shows in television with Mad Men, Breaking bad and TWD all setting records, including surpassing each other at times.

Still havent seen Into Darkness but The Great Gatsby was pretty miserable, even my wife didnt like it. I did vote in that star trek movies line up, they had Galaxy Quest because it was a trek spoof ??? Im guessing from the results I wasnt the only one to vote the new movie last since I havent seen it. Anything has to be better than The Motion Picture or The Final Frontier, or Generations... :P
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Post by: horizon on October 01, 2013, 08:38:46 AM
hmm,

The Final Frontier is the worst in my opinion.

My Top Start Trek movies would look like this:
Best to Worst

Star Trek the Undiscovered Country
Star Trek the Future Begins
Star Trek First Contact
Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Nemesis
Star Trek the Wrath of Khan
Star Trek the Search for Spock
Star Trek Generations
Star Trek the Voyage Home
Star Trek the Motion Picture
Star Trek Insurrection
Star Trek the Final Frontier
Title: Re: Which movie did you just watch?
Post by: Stormwind on October 01, 2013, 02:15:17 PM
Nemesis above Wrath of Khan and Voyage Home?

You are mad, sir, mad!
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Post by: horizon on October 01, 2013, 02:31:37 PM
 ;D
I know, but Nemesis (imo) did have a decent backbone and good action.

If you look at it storywise Future Begins is a bit similar to Nemesis.
Title: Re: Which movie did you just watch?
Post by: scaley41 on October 05, 2013, 09:04:47 AM
Last film I watched was American Graffiti. If you aren't too fussed about a solid storyline but love rock n' roll and hotrods then it's a great choice to watch!
Title: Re: Which movie did you just watch?
Post by: horizon on October 05, 2013, 09:43:38 PM
Go.
Watch.
Gravity.
In a good cinema.
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Post by: Stormwind on October 06, 2013, 09:04:10 PM
Yes really hoping to get my Dad to go see Gravity!
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Post by: CyberShadow on October 10, 2013, 05:30:36 AM
Go.
Watch.
Gravity.
In a good cinema.

Really? Clooney and Bullock..... and it's half-decent? Huh... I had kind of written this one off.
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Post by: horizon on October 10, 2013, 09:52:08 AM
Go.
Watch.
Gravity.
In a good cinema.

Really? Clooney and Bullock..... and it's half-decent? Huh... I had kind of written this one off.
Half decent? Movie of the year! (Surpassing World War Z, Only God Forgives, Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim, etc.
Flew into my Top10 movies of all times.

It is visually the best thing ever in cinema, audio is grand as well. 3D is finally adding someting (I hate 3D generally). Movie is tense as well.
Love it!
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Post by: Easy e on October 16, 2013, 03:24:10 PM
I have not seen it, but the concept make sme think of {b]Open Water[/b]... IN SPAAAAAAAACE!

Minus the sharks of course. 
Title: Re: Which movie did you just watch?
Post by: horizon on November 15, 2013, 07:30:16 AM
Movies I recently watched:

We're the Millers, good comedy.
The Wolverine, loved the small setting but the story made some bad choices.

And finally saw Sucker Punch, great visuals. But also, not expected, a good layered story.
Title: Re: Which movie did you just watch?
Post by: Stormwind on November 15, 2013, 01:27:29 PM
Just saw Gravity, myself, and really it is my favourite movie of the year I would say.
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Post by: CyberShadow on November 19, 2013, 02:03:22 AM
Not sure if this counts, but I did recently re-watch Dr Horribles Sing Along Blog.
Or, 'how to turn the writers strike into a win'.

Just generally good fun, in the theme of Little Shop of Horrors and Rocky Horror.... but with Nathan Fillion, Neal Patrick Harris and Felicia Day.
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Post by: Stormwind on November 19, 2013, 02:33:16 PM
I saw Thor: The Dark World and absolutely loved it!
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Post by: Jimmy Zimms on November 20, 2013, 05:37:07 PM
Going to push the boundaries a bit as this isn't a movie but just finished watching The Strange Calls on Hulu. Absolutely top rate subtle humor. Kinda a cross between xfiles and twin peaks and the thin blue line.
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Post by: horizon on December 15, 2013, 07:27:00 PM
Cthulhu is always a...ehm... cool subject.  8)


Movie wise I recently watched things like Turbo (ok), We're the Millers (great!), Prisoners (good), Jonah Hex (pretty okay).

On the to see list Frozen & the Hobbit pt2.
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Post by: CyberShadow on December 17, 2013, 03:09:48 AM
I managed to catch 'After Earth' a couple of weeks ago. Its.... OK. It was better than I was expecting, but doesn't really allow Will Smith to give a full performance. Its better than I was expecting, but not one that I want to see again.

Also, if anyone hasn't watched the full set of 'Honest Trailers' on YouTube, I highly recommend it:

[Potential Spoilers]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x4qNdSM4dA
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Post by: AndrewChristlieb on December 18, 2013, 05:06:23 PM
We just got around to watching The Watch and Hansel and Gretel Witchhunters last night, I wouldn't recommend either really. They were both... pretty annoying.
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Post by: Stormwind on December 18, 2013, 06:53:07 PM
Planning on seeing Catching Fire with my Dad unless it disappears from the cinema.
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Post by: Islacrusez on January 04, 2014, 08:01:14 AM
Despicable Me 2; decent, though not as awesome as the first (as with most things). I was worried about the aliens vibe that I saw in the trailer, but much to my relief it was just a supervillain thing as it should be.
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Post by: horizon on January 05, 2014, 06:53:00 AM
We really enjoyed Frozen, Tangled/Rapunzel has an edge over it but Frozen is well made.
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Post by: afterimagedan on January 08, 2014, 03:32:44 AM
I just watched Equilibrium. I love that freakin movie and it has been too many years since I saw it. Highly recommended.
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Post by: Islacrusez on January 08, 2014, 12:45:47 PM
Equilibrium is pretty awesome. Everyone loves a bit of gun-fu.
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Post by: AndrewChristlieb on February 17, 2014, 03:34:04 AM
I just got done watching Enders Game  >:( This has been my favorite book since I was in 4th grade. I seriously was on the verge of tears watching this epic piece of crap. I cannot stress just how bad this was, Ive never been so disappointed by a movie.  :'(
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Post by: Stormwind on February 17, 2014, 10:48:55 AM
Thanks for the heads up, shan't bother watching it, then.
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Post by: horizon on February 17, 2014, 10:57:42 AM
Ya, read it was a let down.

On the other hand:

The Lego Movie is awesome. Really go watch it.
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Post by: Lex on February 17, 2014, 11:43:53 AM
Kights of Badassdom !!
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Post by: Stormwind on February 17, 2014, 04:24:41 PM
Can't wait for the Lego Movie. =3
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Post by: Islacrusez on February 17, 2014, 08:30:09 PM
Repo!: The Genetic Opera
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Post by: AndrewChristlieb on February 17, 2014, 10:36:35 PM
Oh yes the family agrees, LEGO is awesome.

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Post by: Easy e on March 25, 2014, 08:28:13 PM
Mr. Peabody and Sherman-

How an invulnerable character can be done right.  Zach Snyder should take notes! 

Also, is there a line Patrick Warburton can say that isn't funny?  If there is I haven't heard it.

Wait for the rental though, not a theatrical must see.   
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Post by: horizon on March 27, 2014, 09:48:17 PM
Upcoming:

Jupiter Ascending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOvITFK98gg

It has spaceships, it has guns, and it has space action!

Rawzrs!
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Post by: horizon on April 22, 2014, 07:55:20 AM
Went to see Noah last weekend, better then expected. It got the essence right.
But the Fountain is still the best Aronofsky movie.
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Post by: Stormwind on April 22, 2014, 04:30:56 PM
Went to see Captain America: Winter Soldier with my Dad last week and thoroughly enjoyed it! Better than the original and felt like another part of the Marvel universe which is kind of the point of these films; that you are enjoying part of a larger story.
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Post by: AndrewChristlieb on April 23, 2014, 02:47:19 AM
Went to see Captain America: Winter Soldier with my Dad last week and thoroughly enjoyed it! Better than the original and felt like another part of the Marvel universe which is kind of the point of these films; that you are enjoying part of a larger story.

Agents of Shield is picking up now that the cats out of the bag too so thats a plus.
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Post by: horizon on July 15, 2014, 10:07:26 AM
Saw Noah a while ago. 79/100

How to train your dragon part. 2  was a really good sequel.

Transformers Age of Extinction is once again an awesome cinema movie!
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Post by: Jimmy Zimms on July 15, 2014, 04:57:36 PM
Finally got rid of the crumb snatchers for an afternoon and made it out to see Edge of Tomorrow. Say what you want about about Tom Cruise being a whack job in real life, he does have screen presence and the ability to pull off dark humor which was quite prevalent (especially with Emily Blunt's, well.. Blunt executions through the training montage. The end was a bit cheese but and I wish they played up the whole battle fatigue / PTSD angle they touched on a bit more but solid 8/10 summer action flick.
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Post by: Stormwind on July 15, 2014, 07:43:40 PM
Edge of Tomorrow vanished in the cinema so fast here I didn't get a chance to see it. =-<
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Post by: CyberShadow on August 14, 2014, 08:49:13 AM
Didn't go to the cinema for months and months, and recently have gone to see two movies.....
 
Transformers: Age of Extinction: (Preface, I am a massive TF nut.) Its... OK. I thought that it was generally better written than the previous outings, with almost no dumb school humour or casual racism, but that left it with a simple plot that never really got to a meaningful climax. Also, the robots actually had characterisations, and the voice actors not only were asked to actually act, but pulled it off. Although all the Bots came across well portrayed, Prime and his slow regression into PTSD was a great performance. Its just a shame that while the Bots got a lot more character, a) they were largely unlikeable, and b) the villains were pretty throw away. We only really got Lockdown, who was a neat bad guy and something different, while the entire remainder of the opposition were clearly just being set up for a sequel, to the point that they are just ignored by the Bots as the credits roll. Personally, I preferred Dark of the Moon, and would put this on a par with the first movie, although the first one probably just edges it out for being new and for the opening scene with Blackout, which has never been surpassed to my mind. Still, AoE knocks RotF out of its seat, but that's not difficult. Also, if you are going to see this just for the Dinobots..... don't rush to the cinema. You can afford to be about 2 hours late to your seat for this one.
 
Guardians of the Galaxy: This has got great reviews in nerd spheres, and its a pretty good movie. The humour is great and spot on, the pacing is pretty good and its best feature is that its a very well realised story and environment. But..... I couldn't help coming away feeling a little disappointed, partly because of the hype, I guess. I found the general writing to be poor, and full of plot holes, and while this is clearly a sacrifice for a sequel in a lot of cases, its just lazy writing and shouldn't really be excused. Its a shame, because there is a lot here to really like, but I cant reflect on the movie without the bitter taste of some serious dropped balls and plot devices that are very weak and would have been picked to death if they had happened in 90% of other films.
 
Next, I really want to see TMNT...... Now I have got over the horror of actually going to the cinema on my own, I think that I actually prefer seeing movies this way. Does that make me old, lonely and sad?  :o
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Post by: David Wasilewski on August 18, 2014, 09:34:58 AM
Interesting review of 'Guardians' Cybershadow, perhaps it was your expectations that slayed it?

My alternative take - I went into that movie with low expectations (dragged there by a friend and I was expecting a silly, "B Movie."). They nailed it for me. I laughed out loud at the humour (nerdy and somewhat immature but very clever). Best sci fi movie of the year so far for me and I look forward to the sequel.

Dave
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Post by: CyberShadow on August 18, 2014, 11:08:12 AM
Interesting review of 'Guardians' Cybershadow, perhaps it was your expectations that slayed it?

My alternative take - I went into that movie with low expectations (dragged there by a friend and I was expecting a silly, "B Movie."). They nailed it for me. I laughed out loud at the humour (nerdy and somewhat immature but very clever). Best sci fi movie of the year so far for me and I look forward to the sequel.

Dave

I think that this is certainly a part of it. I almost never go to see a film in the first week, and by the second week, Twitter was alive with how great this film is, how its the best Marvel film since Capt America 2 and the Avengers, etc. So, that was a massive amount of hype to live up to, and it really couldnt.

On top of that, I dont want to come across as someone who hated it. I didnt. Its a good, fun movie and I would watch it again or even get it on DVD if it was a decent price. It was a good package. Well written, genuinely funny and fun, and really well realised as a movie.

But.... I do think that the writing was, at points, incredibly lazy.
For example....

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Or....

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Post by: David Wasilewski on August 18, 2014, 01:19:09 PM
You're right of course, there's so many holes in parts of the plot line you could drive a bus through them.
But I never let that get in the way of a good, fun story/set of characters.

The same could be true for Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones (two of my all time favourite fantasy franchises/series) but I don't let that spoil them. I guess its that old chestnut of whether or not/to what extent we bring our "willing suspension of disbelief" with us to each particular film. 

Dave
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Post by: Stormwind on August 18, 2014, 09:12:01 PM
Absolutely adored Guardians of the Galaxy. Just like Avengers, it's got dumb holes in it - but when you consider that the standard of popcorn action movie has been set as low as Michael Bay has put it - it's pretty amazing!

Would rather have a metal rod pushed through my gonads than watch another TFers film.
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Post by: AndrewChristlieb on August 19, 2014, 04:47:23 AM
Guardians was AWESOME!  8). I have been pumped for this so hard for years and I have to say that I was 100% pleased with what I received  ;D. I really felt it more then delivered on the hype, even my wife was really into it and shes been over the whole superhero thing since Spiderman 2... the first Spiderman 2... Ya...
Title: Re: Which movie did you just watch?
Post by: horizon on August 19, 2014, 06:44:46 AM
Going to see Guardians next week. The Avengers was only a 7/10 to me by the way.

Spoilers ahead:
And on Transformers: Age of Extinction:
I do not agree completely with Cybershadow. First of all I think the first one from 2007 is still the best in the series. It got a good story, good balance and good action scenes. Yes the Blackout scene in the beginning is great but I also like to add the chase between Barricade and Bumblebee and the Scorponok attack on the village. Classical Transformer moments. This movie is in my personal all time top 10.

Revenge of the Fallen, even with all its bad things (humour), drifting plot weirdness, I still like this movie. The opening scene is good, the forest battle great. And Jetfire. :)
It is a movie which I know is not good but I still would watch this sooner then much higher rated movies or better made movies. Just because, you know.

Dark of the Moon is better then RotF. Ofcourse. It even tries to do a good introduction story. But then it fails in editing, the street car chase (not minding the use of old material from the Island here) lacked in what the f was Sentinel doing. And in the end bits suddenly all Autobots are captured. That was crappy. Still liked the movie though.

Then Age of Extinction. This movie falls back to the first in terms of storytelling. It also gives a lot of nods to the old '80 comics as well as to the newer ones of IDW. The movie also shows how capable how Michael Bay as a director is. The movie did a good thing in having more attention for the Transformers then the humans compared to the previous two movies. But the human story was okay (my wife really liked the story and loves the whole movie).  And as long as Steven Spielberg remains the executive producer the humans will remain the main focus. Per example: Bay wanted that Optimus finished Megatron in the first movie, Spielberg told him that Sam should do it as it was "Sam's movie".
Plotwise I liked it. Megatron / Galvatron finally had a plan that worked. First time in the movies, or g1 cartoons. ;)

To me Michael Bay is currently the best blockbuster director. And I am curious how another director will fare with this franchise.

Oh,
still looking forward to Jupiter Ascending.
:)
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Post by: Easy e on September 05, 2014, 08:34:06 PM
Does it have to be movies in the theatre? 
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Post by: horizon on September 05, 2014, 09:12:04 PM
Nope. All movies allowed. New old cinema TV whatever.
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Post by: David Wasilewski on September 06, 2014, 11:53:21 AM
It could even be THE theatre if we want to make it an all inclusive, middle class fest!
Othello anyone? :)

Dave
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Post by: CyberShadow on November 02, 2014, 07:08:04 AM
Space Battleship Yamato

If Japan made a movie about BFG, it would be this (it is a modern update based on an 80s series which was called Starblazers in the US, I thnk). Very cool.
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Post by: David Wasilewski on November 04, 2014, 03:40:09 PM
Anyone seen 'Fury' (WW2 Sherman Tank with Brad Pitt)?

I was wondering whether or not its worth a trip to the cinema for or whether its a 'wait till it comes out on DVD' purchase?

Dave
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Post by: CyberShadow on November 04, 2014, 04:30:32 PM
Anyone seen 'Fury' (WW2 Sherman Tank with Brad Pitt)?

I was wondering whether or not its worth a trip to the cinema for or whether its a 'wait till it comes out on DVD' purchase?

Dave

I saw the trailer only so far, but it seems a bit 'we Americans drove across Africa and pushed the Germans out, then we defeated Hitler.... I dont think that other countries were there'.
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Post by: horizon on November 04, 2014, 06:12:37 PM
The last act of Fury seemed to lack. Aka the elite of the ss looked like trainee stormtroopers regarding shooting...

And aye, Yamamoto is cool.
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Post by: horizon on November 17, 2014, 08:38:31 PM
Interstellar.
Awesomesauce.
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Post by: David Wasilewski on November 18, 2014, 05:50:22 PM
Interstellar.
I suspect it will be a "Marmite" experience film (love it or hate it).

I loved it. First intelligent film I've seen for a while.

Dave
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Post by: CyberShadow on November 20, 2014, 05:36:42 AM
Interesting, as this has had a huge variety of responses. An online review said that it was fantastic, and made it sound like a very interesting move. You guys seem to think its pretty good. My brother saw it, and said that it went from brilliant to 'what the hell', while a Facebook friend hated it with passion.
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Post by: horizon on November 20, 2014, 08:08:56 AM
Well for me it is a 97/100 score. And yes it is a hate it love it movie and yes it is a homage to 2001. But were 2001 is kind of overrated by its fans interstellar is the more fun movie.


And when it comes to movies listen to the horizon. ;)
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Post by: Stormwind on November 20, 2014, 10:57:32 AM
Interstellar was going so well into the speech half way through about how maybe Love is a scientific force you can measure and agjalksgalksdghblarrghhargle NO.
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Post by: horizon on November 20, 2014, 12:22:44 PM
I liked that bit. Plus it was the opinion of one character and not given as a scientific fact. :)
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Post by: Bethany on December 12, 2014, 06:09:45 AM
Interstellar first, followed by Penguins of Madagascar (http://www.jumpstart.com/penguins-of-madagascar/) - a stark contrast, I know. While Christopher Nolan's Interstellar was an out and out serious movie with the story going like our time on earth is coming to an end and a team of explorers takes to traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars, the Penguins movie was a totally frantic and silly animated comedy for kids (though I enjoyed it a lot as well!). Next on the list - Exodus: Gods and Kings.
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Post by: Stuart Bleything on January 25, 2015, 06:22:45 PM
In December I went to see the last installment of the Hobit . Having read the books by JRR Talkin .it's Hollywood's version but imensilly watchable .

What do other people think ?.

Stuart
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Post by: David Wasilewski on January 26, 2015, 08:33:59 PM
It's not faithful to the original - its based on the Hobbit and I know it has upset a couple of my purist friends who are both real Tolkien nuts. Don't go expecting a faithful reproduction of the book. Heck, the battle of the 5 armies is what, around 6 pages in the original book?

Me, I loved it! Billy Connolly as the Dwarf General - classic!
I'll be buying the extended edition as soon as its out to add to my other 5 extended edition dvds!

Just a pity it really is "One last time"

Dave 
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Post by: Stormwind on January 26, 2015, 08:41:34 PM
I don't know, Dave...

"Coming next Summer, the Silmarillion in 27 parts!"
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Post by: horizon on January 26, 2015, 10:33:44 PM
LotR is on the top of my all time movie list.
The Hobbit is not. When I first saw it I found it okay-ish, when I watched it a second time it began to itch. And now I'm in a serious denial about the movie. Still have to see the second and third part.
LotR perfectly captured the essence and feel of the book, well done by Peter Jackson. With the Hobbit he failed miserably. You cannot make a book for childeren and mesh it with LoTR-movie. Scenes between Radagast on a sled and chopped of heads do not mix well. The movie is completely out of balance...

Jupiter Ascending is coming soon!
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Post by: Zhukov on February 08, 2015, 06:43:54 AM

Jupiter Ascending.

I don't care if the movie was sub-par (it was), we have now been given a whole new Universe to explore for any writer/director willing to explore it. Thank you Wachowski brothers!

Oh this seems to blend the Eldar and Imperium really well. The ships have Gothic cathedrals on Eldar-style sail ships. And they talk about a "Great Expansion" [read: Great Crusade].

-Zhukov
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Post by: Zhukov on February 08, 2015, 07:00:37 AM
As I said:
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Post by: CyberShadow on February 08, 2015, 08:53:44 AM
REALLY looking forward to this one! It comes out over here next week, I think.
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Post by: mlkr on February 13, 2015, 07:17:25 PM
I just saw Kingsman with the girlfriend!

Dear god that is a good movie! Doesnt take itselfs too seriously but doesnt take its audience for idiots either. Smart, nice actionscenes, almost too violent and great music to fightingscenes. You have to see this movie!!! Colin Firth makes an excellent ultraviolent actionscene rivaling Tarantinos stuff....

really. just. see it!
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Post by: Bethany on February 18, 2015, 10:14:59 AM
We just watched Strange Magic last weekend. One of the best animated musicals I've ever seen; the entire family enjoyed it immensely! The movie is basically a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by the evergreen 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Popular songs from the last six decades tell the story of an extremely colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, plus their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.
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Post by: horizon on February 18, 2015, 08:40:23 PM
Saw the latest Night at the Museum and Spongebob. Both okay. Museum being the better movie. Liked the Huge Ackmann cameo.
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Post by: CyberShadow on February 23, 2015, 08:23:42 AM
I also watched Kingsman at the weekend. So good. Starts off very James Bond/Bourne, and slowly moves more into Jonny English territory as it gradually gets more silly and extreme, but never goes too far or takes itself too serously. It is violent in places, which sometimes clashes with the 'tongue in cheek spy movie'.

Colin Firth is surprisingly good, and I hope that this movie takes him out of Jane Austen/Bridget Jones movies and more into these.

Recommended.


I just saw Kingsman with the girlfriend!

Dear god that is a good movie! Doesnt take itselfs too seriously but doesnt take its audience for idiots either. Smart, nice actionscenes, almost too violent and great music to fightingscenes. You have to see this movie!!! Colin Firth makes an excellent ultraviolent actionscene rivaling Tarantinos stuff....

really. just. see it!
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Post by: horizon on February 23, 2015, 04:33:14 PM
And yes! Saw Jupiter Ascending two days ago. It is totally awesome. Do not believe the hype. Do not believe the critics! It is an excellent sci-fi Opera-fairy tale.

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Post by: Bethany on September 24, 2015, 10:39:43 AM
Just watched About Elly two days ago. The plot is very intricate, and it is a story well told. The film revolves around a group of old friends on a holiday retreat by the Caspian Sea. Suddenly in the middle of all the fun, the protagonist of the film - Elly - suddenly vanishes into thin air. Then ensue a series of deceptions and revelations that sort of shatter the lives of all those who remain. Pretty serious stuff, but a gripping mystery. Another lighter flick we watched was the second part of the How to Train Your Dragon animation flick, by DreamWorks. Have been hearing a lot about it on and off, thanks to my son who swears by the dragon games (http://www.schoolofdragons.com/) based on the movie. And so he borrowed a DVD from a friend and we watched it. I was pleasantly surprised - the animation was terrific, the story - even though it is a kids' film - had a pretty good emotional angle to it, and the friendship between Hiccup and Toothless was super endearing. Loved it!
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Post by: horizon on December 21, 2015, 04:50:46 PM
Star Wars the Force Awakens
YES!

Great movie. Love it. Yippie-kayeay.

 8)
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Post by: mlkr on December 21, 2015, 08:13:19 PM
Just got home from Sweden's first Imax having seen the new star wars for the second time. Great movie! 3D is highly overrated though... Wish they would stop pushing that crap unto the moviegoers... :/
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Post by: horizon on December 21, 2015, 08:36:43 PM
That's why we went to the 2d version. :)
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Post by: Aquahog on December 22, 2015, 06:51:08 AM
Only one cinema in the village. Only one option. But yeah, the movie was breathtaking. Goose bumps on multiple occasions. I don't usually get that from movies.
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Post by: Stormwind on December 22, 2015, 10:09:14 AM
Having to wait for my family to visit so we can all go together ha ha.
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Post by: andydorman on December 22, 2015, 10:32:09 PM
Just seen it too - great film but I won't be bothering with 3D next time. I'm sure I've said that before though...
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Post by: horizon on August 20, 2016, 12:59:11 PM
Recently I've seen Star Trek Beyond and I must say it perhaps is the best Star Trek movie in the whole franchise alongside The Undiscoverd Country.

The Sabotage part was excellent.

subgenre:
The superhero movies this year rate in my opinion as follows
X-Men Apocalypse 7.7
Batman v Superman ext ed. 7.3
Deadpool 6.5
Cpt.America Civil War 6.3

Didn't see Suicide Squad.

Room was also a really good movie.

And in a few months we will be seeing Rogue One - Star Wars. My expectations are fairly low. It is the director of Godzilla... and the trailers fail to make an impact. More sci-fi war movie then star wars movie. 
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Post by: Jimmy Zimms on August 28, 2016, 06:57:21 PM
Finally got around to watching The Big Short. How Steve Carrell didn't get an award is a crime. Brilliant.

Of course everyone should stop what they're doing and go watch Stranger Things.
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Post by: David Wasilewski on September 05, 2016, 05:02:29 PM
The Big Short gets my vote for film of the year.

Dave
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Post by: cjbennett22 on September 10, 2016, 02:34:49 AM
just watched captain America: civil war.

pretty good, really had a hoot watching spider man come in but it still just felt bland as the fights didn't seem to hurt anyone at all until war-machine was shot down.  Then, in the end, it was just a normal guy like me or anyone that was able to not only FIND buckey but frame him and then also somehow know who was going to give him an evaluation AND he already knew about the mission that buckey did back in 1991?????  this bad guy has way too much information for a normal dude.  My kids are 2 and 4 but they know good movies and this one did not hold them at all and basically it was on in the background as I chased them around the house like normal play time  :)

Spaceballs, that's a movie that glues my kids to the screen so we can all agree they like good film!!

I keep trying to find time to watch simon pegg in "pursuit of happiness" with the wife.
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Post by: jchaos79 on September 10, 2016, 12:40:20 PM
Spaceballs , great film!
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Post by: cjbennett22 on September 12, 2016, 03:11:56 AM
this morning my 2 year old came over to me with an action figure, the head was twisted around.  I had to use the line "Great beasties what happened to his head?"  "Its on backwards!"

the 4 year old in the background actually stopped what he was doing and smiled at me as if he knew the line from the movie!  LOL
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Post by: Easy e on January 04, 2017, 10:48:36 PM
Captain America: Civil War

I enjoyed it while i watched.  Then i reflected on the subtext the movie was trying to feed me, and now I despise everything it stands for. 
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Post by: Stormwind on January 09, 2017, 12:14:50 AM
I watched Rogue One with my parents.

It was entertaining but - I didn't care for the characters, it felt like an exercise in nostalgia rather than something I'd really recommend for other people.
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Post by: horizon on January 09, 2017, 10:38:46 PM
Ofcourse I've seen Rogue One (with family) and I liked it a lot! Good flowing story, excellent action scenes and a surprisingly good Felicity Jones. Krennic was a worthy Imperial officer.

Also saw Passengers. A nice romantic sci-fi movie.


The 2016 Top:

1. Rogue One
2. Room
3. Passengers
4. Star Trek Beyond
5. 13 hours the secret soldiers of benghazi
6. Dr. Strange
7. 10 Cloverfield Lane
8. Alice through the looking glass
9. Gods of Egypt
10. X-Men apocalypse

Biggest dissapointment: the Neon Demon. Became a Refn fan with Drive and Only God Forgives but the Neon Demon ended up being mediocre.
Batman v Superman was okay-ish, deadpool overrated, and other mediocre movies but fun to have seen once:
Zootopia, Curse of the Sleeping Beauty, The Assassin, Warcraft, Turtles 2, CptAmerica Civil War.

Crap last year: the forest, 5th wave, hateful eight

Really big crap: Motherīs Day & Independence Day resurgence
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Post by: Stormwind on January 10, 2017, 11:49:46 AM
Ah, forgot to say, I watched Arrival and it was fantastic - best film I saw in the cinema last year.
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Post by: David Wasilewski on January 12, 2017, 06:54:04 PM
I really enjoyed Rogue One. It was a 'nostalgia' film - but that didn't detract for me!
Deffo worth seeing on the big screen.

Dave
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Post by: horizon on January 20, 2017, 07:32:29 PM
Brimstone
Really good movie with some great acting. Not a movie for popcorn though! It surely isn't for the faint hearted!
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Post by: cjbennett22 on February 02, 2017, 02:09:20 PM
So my wife is getting lasik eye surgery and we are actually getting a refund back with taxes.  So.......I took my four year old with me and let him pick out a new tv and speaker system for us  :)  speaking of movies, my latest project is rearranging our living room for a new 65" suhd and 4k tv/blu ray and 7.2 surround sound. 

When my wife recovers from eye surgery and has her brand new vision we can watch a new 4k dvd, im thinking star trek beyond as that has 7.1 surround sound to boot.  :)
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Post by: horizon on March 22, 2017, 07:45:26 AM
Good luck with the surgery.

Beyond is a good choice to start with. Beastie Boys!  8)

Seen La La Land it was fun.
Seen Logan and it was awesome. Best (super)hero movie.
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Post by: David Wasilewski on March 22, 2017, 06:39:03 PM
Well I just saw Beauty and the Beast with my daughter ;)
She really enjoyed it.

Dave
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Post by: cjbennett22 on May 30, 2017, 02:58:05 AM
with Shane Black doing the new predator movie I decided to look up other movies he has directed.  Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang was an older movie I really enjoyed and so I watched The Nice Guys.  Huge plus for that movie, lots of fun.  Doubt the funny action buddy cop movies will make a good predator film but he certainly has my vote as a good film director/writer
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Post by: Easy e on May 31, 2017, 03:40:59 PM
Just watched La La Land. 

I liked it better when it had muppets in it. 

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Post by: Easy e on August 03, 2017, 04:01:17 PM
Valerian and the City of 1,000 Planets

It is a bit better than Starcrash.  Looks great, and is less filling. 

This movie will make a great Rifftrax someday.
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Post by: cjbennett22 on September 18, 2017, 02:03:55 AM
The new transformer........bad. Waste of 2.5 hours. Ha
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Post by: horizon on September 20, 2017, 12:30:07 PM
I did like Transformers the Last Knight quite a bit but in terms of blockbusters Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell no Tales was the best one so far this year.
Overall 2017 has been a good year with a lot of interesting movies.

Looking forward to mother!, Blade Runner 2049 & TLJ.
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Post by: cjbennett22 on September 21, 2017, 02:09:11 AM
I feel bad for not just buying it but I rent the 4k uhd blade runner.  should get the disc in the mail either tomorrow or Friday.  Very excited to watch the new version!
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Post by: Stormwind on September 21, 2017, 04:37:47 PM
I wonder if the new Blade Runner will have as many cuts and re-releases on home video. =P
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Post by: cjbennett22 on September 21, 2017, 06:00:11 PM
everything is shot digitally now as opposed to old film.  The film itself is re-scanned into individual images, and for the last Blu-ray release that is what they did.  This 4k version is some sort of upscale for that I guess.  I don't know how many special effects they are replacing with new, like explosions for example but the audio track is all newly remastered to use the new dolby atmospheric encoding so technically a 9.1 surround sound.  This is done, all under the supervision of the director of the film I understand.

other re-releases have been simple cleanups of the last version, the original Blu-ray re-release was that.  A lot of these re-releases are like that and that is how they get a bad stigma about them.  the titles are usually just put on the shelf to create hype for the media in it's early stages....now that 4k is actually gaining ground, they can put work into an actual re-release.

the newest fifth element was a complete re-start to make a new 4k disc and holy crap is it nice, its astonishing the little things you see now, stuff you don't notice though if you haven't seen the movie as many times as I have  :D
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Post by: horizon on September 25, 2017, 07:47:17 AM
I think Stormwind is referring to the different versions of the original Blade Runner:
"Theatrical cut" or "Final Cut" or "Directors Cut".
Having different endings. With and without voice over for example.