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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #1485 on: June 17, 2013, 11:15:24 am »
Can't wait to watch those....

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Oz the Great and Powerful


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I had very little hope for Oz the Great and Powerful when I slipped it in. I thought the trailers looked like they were catering to children and the one sheet has been one of the most memorable awful pieces of trash  Iíve seen in a long time. My only hopes were this is a Sam Raimi film and I heard it made lots of money. The later not being of real importance.

Well, the movie may have made lots of money, and I can only guess because of the hype. Otherwise I found myself, as I thought I might, wondering why Iím spending time watching this. Hey, when the highlight of the movie is wondering when it goes from black & white/small screen to color and large screen, that does not say much for the movie as whole.

I thought James Franco was over-acting to achieve the Disneyish character of scam artist Oz. Once he gets into Oz, for some reason everything is hyper-colorized. Garish. Obviously Raimi was trying to drive a point, but I thought it was unnecessary. It kind of reminded me of that over the top Batman movie with the colors and neon.

Also with the fantasy world, I thought they really tripped up with the special effects and sets. The sets looked, well, like a Hollywood set. Lets move from this pond set to this waterfall set, to this daisy field set. I about did a double take when Oz (Franco) and the Good Witch (Kunis) were walking through the daisy field. It was so incredibly offÖ I rolled my eyes. It doesnít get any better when they get to the Emerald City.

Honestly when Oz gets to Oz and in color, it just falls flat. I had very little interest in CGI talking monkey or china doll. It lost my interest and I turned it off half way through.

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« Reply #1486 on: June 17, 2013, 11:24:18 am »
I had very little hope for Oz the Great and Powerful when I slipped it in.

That's what she said!
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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #1487 on: June 17, 2013, 12:10:57 pm »
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« Reply #1488 on: June 17, 2013, 01:16:43 pm »
I'm guessing that Oz looks a lot like Alice In Wonderland.  Which I'll bet is what Star Wars will wind up looking like, which is making me look forward to that even less.  And I know the whole garish colour scheme was to match the "classic" movie (NOT the original movie, I might point out) as if we would EVER believe the two were consistent (again, like Star Wars and how the prequels looked JUST LIKE the original movies).  Another needless prequel giving us information we don't need.  The reason people liked Wicked is because it gave us a sort of mirror image of the movie, we saw motivations, scenes, and so on, they were saying "the story you were told is BS, here's what REALLY went down."

F Oz.
F needless prequels.
Do something interesting or get the F out of my face.

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« Reply #1489 on: June 17, 2013, 04:08:47 pm »
Hard Eight (1996)



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« Reply #1490 on: June 18, 2013, 04:53:48 pm »
Magnolia (1999)



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« Reply #1491 on: June 18, 2013, 04:54:59 pm »



Hahahahaha. That was awesome. I couldn't;t shout my line fast enough!!
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« Reply #1492 on: June 18, 2013, 06:26:51 pm »
BTW, I love how your Lohan marathon became a PTA marathon.

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« Reply #1493 on: June 18, 2013, 06:28:29 pm »
BTW, I love how your Lohan marathon became a PTA marathon.

No sh*t! And totally unintentional. It just happened. Ha.
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« Reply #1494 on: June 18, 2013, 07:06:26 pm »
I seriously need to dig up a movie to watch... I feel like I can't remember the last movie I saw even though I saw something a few days ago.  Right now I'm going through some episodes of I Love The 80s that I found.  WAY hokier and vapid than I remember, but I remember meeting my best friend the week these aired for the first time.  Now my head is picturing his baby face on there talking about the 80s even though he wasn't even there for the start, "yeah, I heard that was rough, right?"

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« Reply #1495 on: June 18, 2013, 07:26:47 pm »
The 80's were da bomb!! Hair Metal at it cheesiest and I wanted saltine crackers to go with it!!
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« Reply #1496 on: June 18, 2013, 07:35:21 pm »
They're talking about "Sixteen Candles" right now.  Never seen it.  Ever.  I do want to, though.  Don't know how it got away from me for so long.

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« Reply #1497 on: June 18, 2013, 07:37:24 pm »
Sixteen Candles is mandatory viewing! Get on it!!
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« Reply #1498 on: June 18, 2013, 07:45:26 pm »
Of course this is one of those I can't really "write my own version first" of.  So I guess I"m waiting.

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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #1499 on: June 18, 2013, 07:58:45 pm »
Okay, started "Pretty In Pink" (also for the first time) to tide me over.

 

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