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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2013, 07:23:41 am »
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I didn't realize this was PG-13. Ugh. Well, there is always the 'Director's Cut' that is sure to be on the DVD. Knock on wood.....

I would not count on that. I believe this was going to be fully realized as PG-13. I don't think they edited out gore, language or more.
I could be wrong. There was one particular nasty scene where you knew what was going on but the camera placement and editing did not show anything graphic. What zombies you did see were pretty good. Nowhere near the detail as in The Walking Dead

On a side note, the theater experience this time was very decent. Lots of tweens in the theater and stupid talking, crackling of candy wrappers, blah, blah, blah before the movie started. But once it started, it was quiet.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2013, 07:25:32 am »
But once it started, it was quiet.

Maybe they read your rant on Penny Can and were afraid of you.  ;D
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2013, 11:20:00 am »
White House Down

I'll keep this short, sweet and honest. This is a Roland Emmerich film. Nuff said. It has his trademark all over it. This is a summer big screen event with lots of over the top action. Mindless fun, with tongue in cheek. I don't know why it's getting slammed except for bad timing, that Olympus Falling was just some weeks earlier.

Oh well. It was lots of fun to get away from the heat.

I recommend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Dnvay5S7w
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2013, 01:10:09 pm »
The Conjuring

As we speak, the Conjuring by James Wan (Insidious, Dead Silence and the original Saw) is one of the top films this week, with lots of great word of mouth. I loves me some scary, especially the kind that is creepy. Iím so over slasher movies now. Anyway, The Conjuring is well done

ButÖ

Iíve seen it all before. There is so much old school scenes here, it just felt like been there, done that through the entire movie. Iíve seen far more creepy films recently with Mama and Women In Black. There were plenty of jump scares, and thatís fun for a moment. But none of it was new to me.

It probably did not help at all that the trailer revealed a lot of the jump scares. I knew 90% of what was coming just by the scene set up. I walked out somewhat disappointed. It could have been so much more. They only touched on pieces that could have made this really memorable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k10ETZ41q5o
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2013, 09:10:54 am »
Wolverine

I'm not going to rate this because it would be unfair.

My son won some tickets for Thursday premiere and gave me a ring to see if I could go. I just wanted to do something with my son. That was cool and we did have a good time.

I did go in with an open mind, but I still found it silly and boring.  Seriously, in the middle there was way to much talking and drama. I did not know it would all take place in Japan. I would say that was a nice change up from the typical New York or LA location. They pushed all kinds of the Asian traditions, which I guess was trying to bring some depth.

The action scenes were decent, but waaaaaaay over the top. Especially the fight on top of a bullet train. Some humor sprinkled throughout, but it could have used a lot more.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh1LdTFkm7I
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2013, 09:15:50 am »
I've heard nothing but great reviews and many consider this to be the best incarnation of Wolverine yet. It doesn't hurt that they took the story from Chris Claremont's iconic run of the same name either.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2013, 03:02:51 pm »
Ender's Game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVlgzbuqsn0

It's been a looooooooooong time since I read Ender's Game. I usually don't read Sci-Fi, but I heard a lot of good stuff about it.

So it's freezing outdoors, and I invite my son to go with me. He read my book. I know the premise, but there sure was a lot of stuff I had forgotten about. But as the movie moved along, some things slowly came back to me. From what I remember and understand, Ender's Game is very faithful to the book... and it shows. This is truly a gritty, realistic (for sci-fi) large scope entertainment piece. To think this was written in 1985, it translates very well to current times. I am so glad they did not hollywood this up with sappy relationships. Kill or be killed. And these are 12-13 year old kids defending our world.

You can probably tell, I was very impressed with everything about it. The pace, the editing, the storytelling, the characters all fleshed out very well. I just saw Moises Arias a couple months back in The Kings of Summer and he stood on his own in a very different and unique way. He does it again here. A 180 if you will.

I highly recommend Ender's Game. It's thinking man's sci-fi. This I would consider my Star Wars. I hope they continue with a lot more.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2013, 04:49:10 pm »
I can't believe how short this thread is... I guess it just shows where we do most of our movie-watching, eh?

I'm really curious to see the R-rated version of The Wolverine-- I gotta put that on my queue.

Ender's Game I liked but they rushed through so much of it, there was sort of a checklist-y feel to it, the second they knew they got something, they moved on.  There was also this problem that I'd been thinking about well before the movie came out: how do you show time passing in space?  There's no day, no night, no seasons... so it's hard to avoid things feeling like they're happening in the span of a few days, which I felt happened in this movie.  I'm not going to give them too much guff about it, because what can you do about it?

One thing I loved about Ender's Game-- the look.  THAT'S what Star Trek should have looked like.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2014, 09:42:54 am »
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I can't believe how short this thread is... I guess it just shows where we do most of our movie-watching, eh?

Yes... I'm falling into that category more and more. Going to see Gravity yesterday didn't help. $22 for the wife and I, because of the added surcharge for the 3D. Also I get so easily frustrated with the other patrons. Loud ass folks eating popcorn and candy and such. Gaaaaaaaaaaaawd. I guess I especially aware because the theater needs to be absolutely quiet, particularly in the beginning, where they are driving home the point.... space, sound doesn't travel. It is absolutely mouse quiet in the beginning and people eating their popcorn and tearing open packaging was 'deafening'.

Gravity

Gravity was re-released to theaters this weekend, I guess based on Oscar buzz and this is truly one those films that needs to be watched on the largest screen possible. I imagine it will be fine when it get's released for the home screen, but recommend the big screen.

Gravity is stunning on every level. Visuals aside, this movie instantly sucks you in and it is a non-stop ride. It never lets up.

What makes Gravity stand out, for me, is how real it is and could be. Everything here could have happened. IMO, this is NOT science fiction.

Gravity has only George Clooney and Sandra Bullock with a couple of disembodied voices (NASA).

I highly recommend this for anyone. It is high drama set in near space.

Note: We saw this in 3D. Did not have a choice. Not terribly impressed. There was a scene or two where I said, wow, 3D, but I don't think it added anything to the experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiTiKOy59o4

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2014, 07:28:59 am »
I looked back at the post about Gravity and we talked about intensity. Yea, it stayed pretty intense through the whole thing.

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But funny thing that just now hit me. The beginning of the movie, text pops up about how space is a vacuum and sound does not travel. I just realized when all chaos goes down, it's quiet, only with respect to stuff hitting, blowing up, etc. Looking back in memory of the flim, it just seems odd. But I'm sure it's very realistic (compared to sci-fi movies with loud explosions, sounds, etc)

The music still explodes with intensity and we can hear the astronauts yelling
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2014, 10:50:54 pm »
Saw The Lego Movie.  This is the second time the theater played the audio slightly too softly for me (the other time was [i[The Hobbit[/i]), so naturally I missed part of it when I had to go out to tell someone.  They didn't fix the problem.  It was pretty cool, I'm not flipping out for it like everyone else is, probably in part b/c I wasn't totally engrossed, and I saw enough promo material to see where everything was going.  There were still some pleasant surprises that I won't spoil here, but... it was actually a pretty amazingly done movie, and it's definitely one of those ones worth pausing and poring over all the details, there's tons of little details all over the place.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2014, 11:04:01 pm »
Theaters NEVER have it loud enough for me. Back when I was an active movie-goer, THIS was a constant issue with me and I lost count of how many times I had to go and complain to get the manager to fix the problem. After awhile, I just stopped caring and I just stopped going and wasting my money on what I considered to be a very poor moving-going experience. It was this issue that lead me to getting my first Home Theater set up with a 500 Watt Sub. Don't have problems anymore with the audio.  ;D
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2014, 11:11:58 pm »
I'm getting to that point, not just b/c of the sound (more of an issue that the previews are too loud and too long and I don't give enough poops), but the price and the screen size issue: I'm getting tired of the smaller theatrical screens. I have a small TV at the moment (well, bigger than any TV I used to have, it's maybe 17 inches) but I can always go bigger, I have my headphones on so I can have it as loud as I want (and I want it loud, clown!)... I like being pampered with my media.  Now if we can get those virtual glasses things working right, then we'll REALLY be cooking with gasoline.  If gasoline still exists then.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2014, 11:17:46 pm »
With my TV on it's last legs, I'm ramping up my choices of what to get. Whatever brand I settle on, it will be a minimum 42 Inches. Price will dictate how much bigger I will go from there. The sets I've seen at Target are really enticing and they had a couple of 50 Inch Sets well within my price range.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2014, 11:20:03 pm »
Nothin' wrong with an older model.  I'm constantly dreaming of a bigger screen with motion smoothing at least as an option.  Is it sad that when I think of my dream apartment, I'm focusing on the table and the TV?  I feel like if the goggles were good enough I'd be like Wade in "Ready Player One," just shaved smooth with goggles and a laptop in a hotel room with the windows blocked out.  Spoilers for Ready Player One.  Also, if you haven't, read Ready Player One.  Now THAT'S how I want to experience movies.

 

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