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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #75 on: April 18, 2015, 10:01:34 pm »
Welp (aka "Cub")

Holy sh*t this was a fun movie, it better f'in' show up on Netflix because I'm gonna be recommending this one like crazy.  There's a trailer but I don't want to link to it, just trust me, it's awesome.  It's about a group of cub scouts in the woods getting hunted by a murderous, feral child.

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« Reply #76 on: April 19, 2015, 05:57:56 am »
Welp (aka "Cub")

It's about a group of cub scouts in the woods getting hunted by a murderous, feral child.

That's all I needed to know to put this on my list of things to see.  :)
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2015, 08:55:05 pm »
My mom wanted to see "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" for mother's day (yeah, seriously) and it wound up being kind of fitting because there was a ton of subtext about motherhood, having children, etc.  I'd heard some complaining from some people about the fact that Black Widow had been sterilized during her training and that this cheapened her character because "she can't do the one thing a woman CAN do" but, you know, it fit the movie real well.  I don't want to go into more detail until we've all seen the flick and can talk about it openly, though.

One thing that was bugging me throughout the movie was just HOW much CGI was in the movie.  Even scenes where they're all walking around Avengers tower talking, it's several shots digitally stitched together with extended backgrounds and whatnot... it makes the early flicks where Iron Man is just building cr*p in his garage or Thor chillin' in New Mexico seem insanely quaint.  I think I might have been hyperaware of this, though, because right before we left I had been looking at shots from Ghost In The Shell, which was an insanely visual movie that showed off without really feeling like it was showing off.

One thing I was actually surprised by was how sarcastic and human Ultron is.  I knew that "James Spader is a robot" but the character literally WAS "James Spader is a robot."  I was not expecting that slight difference.  But it definitely made him stand out more.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #78 on: May 11, 2015, 03:44:10 am »
it kinda in the air that folks are getting tired, or just submersed to much in CGI, no matter how good it is.

I don't know about that, but your comment put a little fine point on it.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #79 on: June 13, 2015, 05:56:17 pm »
San Andres

Finally a movie we could agree on... San Andres. Big action on a big screen...  :-\

Not so much. How long has this sombit.ch out. Go to the theater and we are one of the smallest screens. WTF?

Man I was pissed. Then the sound was tinny. I felt little if any bass or sub.

The movie was fine. Beside The Rock and Paul Giamatti, I didn't know anyone. Nice eye candy though. San Andres is by the numbers disaster flick. Opening, tragedy, get to know sub-stories, big chaos, slow down and then second round of chaos to climax. The visuals were good. I just noticed from the above post about so much CGI. Well San Andres is 95% CGI.

Nothing to write home about, but worth checking out.

My wife suggested Entorouge and for the life of me I don't know why. We've never seen the show. It's a typical movie. Let's wait for the DVD and smaller screen. She just doesn't like the other big loud screen flicks. Mad Max, Jurassic World... C'mon!!!!
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« Reply #80 on: June 13, 2015, 07:44:01 pm »
Uhg, the TINY screen!  Another reason I started forgoing the theater experience, pay the same price as the biggest screen to get the smallest one?  Sure, alternately you're paying the price of the smallest screen for the bigger one, but still!  It's something I wish that Fandango would do, tell you which theater the movie is playing on BEFORE you get your ticket (cause they print it on your ticket a second later once you pay for it).

I didn't see Mad Max either, but only because, honestly, I'm not in the mood.  I've heard it's awesome, I'm sure it is, I'm sure I'll love it, i'm not in the mood to watch it now.  Maybe in the winter when i'm holed up and need an adrenaline boost, but it's too hot and tiring to do anything, let alone watch a movie about a world that's hot and tiring and then have people screaming and flailing about.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #81 on: June 16, 2015, 08:06:32 pm »
Since it doesn't look like anyone's watched "Jurassic World" yet (I'm gonna wait for Blu-Ray), there's no thread, so I'll post this interesting article from Grantland here... it's more about the future of big budget movies and so on, not about the flick itself, and an interesting read.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #82 on: June 16, 2015, 08:31:43 pm »
I really hope to catch Jurassic World on the screen in the next week or two.... I'm hoping.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #83 on: July 18, 2015, 02:24:14 pm »
Jurassic World

When I recently bought Jurassic Park on Blu-Ray, it came with a free ticket to see Jurassic World. Let's just say I'm glad I didn't pay to this this somb*tch. While Jurassic World is a classic summer time mindless movie, I definitely don't see it as a blockbuster and setting records.

And yet I kind of get it. Jurassic World is deja vu of Jurassic Park in so many ways. So maybe folks are reliving their youth with fond remembrances of Jurassic Park through Jurassic World. At first I thought seeing some scenes were paying homage. Then it became, damn, they just rewrote scenes. By the time the movie was over I was actually a little pissed. I just saw this same movie a few nights ago in my theater room. Only with some notable cast and character changes.

The dinosaurs were phenomenal, especially close up.

The two kids... forgettable. Despite being a major part of the story like the first one. You could see storyline a mile away. They almost spoon fed it to us.

Just really really disappointed. And yes, with the article above, this will be fast tracked to continue the series.

So it made a gazillion dollars and lots of people enjoyed it (I liked it, didn't hate it), but when you think about, Jurassic World is pale comparison. And yes, I'll make the direct comparison. They are very much like each other. Ugh
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #84 on: August 12, 2015, 07:31:51 am »
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation *

* because it was so freakin hot and humid, being inside was a better option.

The 5th in the series stands up to the rest. Itís not the best of the bunch, but thatís just nitpicky opinion. The MI films are what they are. Great summertime exciting fun. Rogue Nation like the others do not have a deep plot and just a fun ride. This film has one of the best motorcycle/car chase scenes. Rebecca Ferguson was an awesome female accomplish to Ethan Huntís character. Feminine when she wanted to be, but incredible agent when she needed to be. There are rumorís that she and her character could do a spin-off and Iím totally on board with that. The MI filmís are one of my few guilty pleasures. Tom Cruise knows entertainment. Even his Ďbadí films are enjoyable enough to watch.

Highly recommend Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. You canít go wrong.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #85 on: March 20, 2016, 06:51:21 am »
10 Cloverfield Lane (3 Stars)

I wish I could rate this higher. It just didn't pan out like I thought it might. This has nothing to do with Cloverfield. Well, not the movie. Unless 'Cloverfield' is government code for secret.

The trailer pretty much gives you the premise. 95% of the movie is in one room. I'd say this movie is drama with just a drop of sci-fi. The last ten minutes are so dark and murky... And then it suddenly ends.

I pretty sure I'll never watch this again
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« Reply #86 on: March 20, 2016, 12:50:55 pm »
I think JJ admitted to as much in interviews, sort of like "The X-Files," "Cloverfield" is the designation for stuff they can't explain.  And conceivably, every movie could be a standalone story a la "The Twilight Zone."

It is nice to see Dan Trachtenberg reap some big success, though.

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« Reply #87 on: April 15, 2016, 06:15:43 pm »
I wasn't quite sure where to put this, but since I saw it on the big screen, I'll put it here.

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

So the local film fest is in full swing, and I think I've said before that I try to make a point to see movies that I might not get a chance to see again, so what's the first thing that comes up on screen?  The ff*cking NETFLIX logo.  That's 12 bucks I could've saved!

The movie is... interesting, it's shot during Tony Robbin's once-a-year "A Date With Destiny" seminar, in which people pay about $5,000 bucks a head (really!) to go for six days of intense 12 hour workshops dedicated to drastically altering their lives.

BTW, I'm sure we've all at some point seen the old Tony Robbins inofmercial where he spends 30 minutes in a nice Florida resort or soundstage hocking his tapes/CDs and workbooks and telling you that there's nothing keeping you from attaining your personal power but your limiting beliefs, and that your life can change in a moment, so let this be your moment and call now, but what that doesn't prepare you for is the fact that in the seminar he curses like a Kevin Smith character.  And his sheer size makes that really weird.

I actually kept thinking "The Rock would be great as a fictional Tony Robbins in a movie."  I'll have to think about that.

The movie is... I was hoping for something a bit more... maybe in-depth or balanced, it seems like pure product (although now that I think about it, what else could it be). I figure they must have been filming all 6 days, meaning they probably have the WHOLE conference in chronological order, I can imagine for 500 bucks or something Tony could put it all online, making this essentially a giant trailer.  I'm not sure if he will, I probably wouldn't, but you never know.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #88 on: May 10, 2016, 07:00:19 pm »
Amazingly just shy of a year after Age Of Ultron, we have another movie with the Avengers, namely Captain America Civil War.  I too my ma to see it because she likes her Iron Man (and she's enough of a Marvel zombie now that the second they said "Parker," she got excited for Spider-Man, and she had no idea that he was in the movie beforehand).  I won't spoil anything for you in case you guy shaven't seen it yet, but it was quite enjoyable.  I don't know how the idea of the format escaped me: the first movie was a war movie, the second was a political thriller, so the third one is Jason Bourne.  Of course.

I will say there's one weird but interesting moment for us personally regarding RDJ, there's a scene where he plays himself at 20 9and the effect is AMAZING!), and he's the same age and looks exactly like he did when he stayed at the house, which was when he was filming "Only You" with Marisa Tomei.  Strange coincidence.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #89 on: July 21, 2016, 07:57:15 pm »
Yesterday I needed to clear out for a bit so I saw Mike and Dave Meet Wedding Dates.  And it's exactly why I have a hard time watching movies in the theater now, I wanted to watch this again, throw it on my iPod to listen to when I'm doing chores.  It killed me.  It's not perfect, but it's a raunchy as h3ll comedy and it's quite good at it.  And more nudity than I was expecting, though I don't know if any of it was real.  The massage scene, I can't find the words to describe it, but it will stick with you.  And while I don't want to give spoilers, three of the cast are well-known singers and yet I somehow didn't expect a song and dance number.

But what I really wanted to see was Star Trek Beyond, so I went to the movies again today.  Just got back.  Oh man, dudes, this is what I've been wanting: a mix of old-school Star Trek with the JJ-Trek visual flair.  Plus SImon Pegg writing, all the little Trek details about the world and the characters and the POINT of Star Trek were intact, which I appreciated.  Everyone got their own chance to shine, and it felt like youw ere stepping into the 23rd century for once (the other JJ Trek movies never did).  And the Yorktown Station?  Amazing visual design, I want to explore that place.  My favourite little touch?  The tunnels where the starships dock and move about are protected by force fields, and there are bodies of water on top, so you can look down and see these massive ships moving about underneath.  I love that.

 

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