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Gates70
08-29-2016, 07:13 AM
Kurosawa's influence stretches far & wide doesn't it - it didn't steer a young Uncle George wrong in 1977. ;)

Have you seen "The Hidden Fortress" ?

I've had the Blu of Seven Samurai for about 2 years and still haven't watched it...I've had The Hidden Fortress for about a year and haven't either lol. Also bought Red Cliff which is apparently an amazing film of the same genre, but I've only had that for about 8 months and haven't watched it :lol

VintijDroidGutzz
08-29-2016, 07:52 AM
I've got a few movies like that; not seen before, bought ages ago & still in their shrink wrap.

a-dev
08-29-2016, 08:12 AM
The Revenant - 7/10 - Jesus this movie was an hour too long. I was like, hurry up an kill Bane. Great looking scenery though.


Agreed. They went a bit overboard on the arduous trekking, kinda like 12 Years a Slave went one or two slave-owners more than was needed to drive home the point.

Centurion
08-29-2016, 08:36 AM
Afflicted. 7/10.

rushmore223
08-29-2016, 08:55 AM
The Revenant - 7/10 - Jesus this movie was an hour too long. I was like, hurry up an kill Bane. Great looking scenery though.

Loved Revenant! Never felt bored in the least, even bought the 4K edition. I'll have to watch it again and see if it still holds up on the second viewing.

CallMeTheDoctor
08-29-2016, 09:17 AM
I agree. It is an hour too long. Definitely see this trying to be an epic of some sort. Good film, and scenery is definitely amazing; but yeah, a bit too long than actually is necessary.

Mad Old Lu
08-29-2016, 09:27 AM
The Boss: 5/10

I can usually get a good few laughs from a Melissa McCarthy movie, but this one just didn't do much. It's an R rated comedy, but this one particularly felt like it shouldn't be. All the more adult humor seemed very out of placed and it would have played much better as a PG-13 level comedy. It had a lot of heart and part of the plot had her starting up a girls scout type of organization and dealt with a single mom and her daughter, so having it be targeted more towards that group would have worked in their favor. Only saving grace was having Kristen Bell in the cast, and having her romantic interest be an actually average looking nice guy for a change, instead of a hunky Hollywood guy.

Prince_Planet
08-29-2016, 10:23 AM
Bad Santa

I somehow managed not to see this until last night.
It was crude. It was tacky. It was fun.

A Jedi Warrior
08-29-2016, 03:36 PM
30 Days of Night, I ******ing love this movie! 9 out of 10.

SnakeDoctor
08-29-2016, 05:08 PM
In the Heart of the Sea. 6/10. Not bad, but not quite what I expected. Took a hard turn in the middle that made the story different than I anticipated from the synopsis, the trailers, and my recollection of Melville. Might like it better on re-watch, knowing what to expect. Hemsworth was really good, though.

Also, terrible title. I'd guess they were trying to call back to "Heart of Darkness" ... but, it sounds like a movie about the old broad from Titanic.

SnakeDoc

marvinmyles
08-29-2016, 05:43 PM
Bad Santa

I somehow managed not to see this until last night.
It was crude. It was tacky. It was fun.

Yeah' in your face crude.And the Kid was great casting.To play along with all the jibes and shi* thrown at him by BBT with no emotion at all and never crack.I don't know one person who saw the film and liked that kid.Damn' academy award performance.

The Mechanic Resurrection 5/10 typical Statham fun no more no less.Alba bad choice.6/10 without her.

kryptonianmutie
08-30-2016, 12:03 AM
An American Werewolf In London (1981) 8.5/10

My very first time seeing the film uncensored. Man, just a really good original take on one of the classic movie monsters. The main character's first transformation still remains as powerful today as I remember it being when this would air on tv. Decided to take off 1/2 a point for the ridiculous townspeople in the pub, otherwise would be 9.

Snake Plissken
08-30-2016, 03:38 AM
Volcano - 3/10

Didn't need the whole racial angle crap.

Centurion
08-30-2016, 09:34 AM
30 Days of Night, I ******ing love this movie! 9 out of 10.
Agreed! I was pleasantly surprised when I first saw this movie.
I love how the vampires are portrayed in this story. Not the Anne Rice-type vampires, where they're clean cut, super nice wardrobe, and show good etiquette. Not here. These vampires are more rabid and animal-like in their behavior. They even show intelligence when they hunt as a pack.

If you haven't already, also check out 'Afflicted'.

highlander1
08-30-2016, 01:12 PM
SEE NO EVIL HEAR NO EVIL. Gene WILDER, Richard Prior and Kevin Spacey before getting famous. I absolutely LOVED and forgot how flippin funny these 2 our together a PURE 10. Thank You Gene for the laughs and all the magic ,we will forever miss you sir.

Khev
08-30-2016, 01:23 PM
I saw See No Evil Hear No Evil once in the theater and loved it but never had any idea that Kevin Spacey was in it. That's awesome.

highlander1
08-30-2016, 02:00 PM
I saw See No Evil Hear No Evil once in the theater and loved it but never had any idea that Kevin Spacey was in it. That's awesome.

Yea Gene and Prior pure comedy in this from the very ,very start its lol. I only kinda remembered the ice cream part lol. You must watch the uncensored version so much great chemistry worth adding to the vid collection for sure. Next up silver streak and tour of the chocolate factory.

Here's a link on youtube for full movie not best quality but its free.

https://youtu.be/PFWkvvMxIXw?t=23

RIDDICK
08-30-2016, 05:00 PM
Justice League: The New Frontier - 6/10

kryptonianmutie
08-30-2016, 06:36 PM
The Matrix 8/10

The best R rated superhero movie ever made. The training scenes don't do it for me like they used to but I still love everything that happens after the "ignorance is bliss" line from Cypher.

The Clown Prince of Crime
08-30-2016, 06:57 PM
The Matrix 8/10

The best R rated superhero movie ever made. The training scenes don't do it for me like they used to but I still love everything that happens after the "ignorance is bliss" line from Cypher.

The last scene is so great. My expectations for the sequel were so high after Neo's last speech :lol

pturtle
08-30-2016, 06:59 PM
The Matrix 8/10

The best R rated superhero movie ever made. The training scenes don't do it for me like they used to but I still love everything that happens after the "ignorance is bliss" line from Cypher.

Nah man, The Matrix is a 10/10, you must change your score.

Khev
08-30-2016, 07:27 PM
The Matrix 8/10

The best R rated superhero movie ever made.

The first Matrix still holds up but I have to give the title of best R-rated superhero flick to RoboCop.

kryptonianmutie
08-30-2016, 07:32 PM
The last scene is so great. My expectations for the sequel were so high after Neo's last speech :lol

The speech, the sunglasses, the ever so slightest hint of a smirk into the camera and then the birds eye view from above as he rockets into the stratosphere. How in the world did we think any sequel could live up to that ending?:lol


Nah man, The Matrix is a 10/10, you must change your score.

Hmmm, to that I respond with my favorite quote from a Morgan Freeman movie

https://youtu.be/ONNlmQ98ie4

kryptonianmutie
08-30-2016, 07:42 PM
The first Matrix still holds up but I have to give the title of best R-rated superhero flick to RoboCop.

I think of RoboCop as a revenge movie and even when he's not seeing revenge it's just a movie about a guy doing his job, so basically RoboCop was the precursor to Deadpool.

The Clown Prince of Crime
08-30-2016, 07:44 PM
The speech, the sunglasses, the ever so slightest hint of a smirk into the camera and then the birds eye view from above as he rockets into the stratosphere. How in the world did we think any sequel could live up to that ending?:lol

Yeah, I still like the sequels, but they are very different from what I had in mind after I saw The Matrix. The moment Neo was fighting the new updated agents in Matrix 2, I knew things were not what I had in mind...then Smith shows up and I was like, well **** it, I'll enjoy it for what it is and not what I thought it should have been 4 years ago :lol

a-dev
08-30-2016, 08:20 PM
The brawl with the unlimited Agent Smith's went on ridiculously too long in Reloaded but otherwise those films didn't seem to let me down as they did other people. I think Matrix is a very enjoyable trilogy overall.

xipotec
08-30-2016, 08:39 PM
Close Encounters. A 10 and Classic for sure.

I have watched Seinfeld Over n Over and didnt realize the actor BOB Balaban who played Russel dalmple NBC head was the main Science guy in this ha ha. Besides Richard Dreyfuss and everyone did amazing job. I Never knew the little boy Tobey was Richards nephew ha ha. This movie still holds up very good today imo.

always cool to see Lance Hendrickson as a background dude in this film also...

Watchmen 8/10

Centurion
08-30-2016, 10:18 PM
The Matrix 8/10

The best R rated superhero movie ever made. The training scenes don't do it for me like they used to but I still love everything that happens after the "ignorance is bliss" line from Cypher.I still remember the first time I saw this movie. What a ride! I saw it the year it came out and I also remember thinking, "Damn I need to get that slider style cellphone. :lol


Nah man, The Matrix is a 10/10, you must change your score.
When you realize it, you will see that there is no score.


:banana

RIDDICK
08-31-2016, 01:37 AM
When you realize it, you will see that there is no score.
:exactly::yess: :lecture

EVILFACE
08-31-2016, 02:01 AM
The brawl with the unlimited Agent Smith's went on ridiculously too long in Reloaded but otherwise those films didn't seem to let me down as they did other people. I think Matrix is a very enjoyable trilogy overall.

This man is correct.

VintijDroidGutzz
08-31-2016, 02:33 AM
An American Werewolf In London (1981) 8.5/10

My very first time seeing the film uncensored. Man, just a really good original take on one of the classic movie monsters. The main character's first transformation still remains as powerful today as I remember it being when this would air on tv. Decided to take off 1/2 a point for the ridiculous townspeople in the pub, otherwise would be 9.
It's an awkward, secretive little back water town, the tone & performances compliment that perfectly IMO. :)



Nah man, The Matrix is a 10/10, you must change your score.
This flick has zero re-watch value for me. I saw it once just as it hit the home market back in 2000 or whatever, & a second time about a year ago for old time's sake - it just didn't engage me at all.


Speaking of a long time between drinks, I caught 300 for the second time in over ten years the other night -- 7 /10.

I completely forgot that Fass was in this, & he was entertaining enough. I enjoyed Lena Heady's performance (man she looked fine in this one), & the rest of the main cast did their job adequately. I love David Wenham's 'little old man' voice.. don't know if it works for the role he was given though, it's just the way he talks I guess. :lol I thought the 'wolf' scene at the beginning looked a bit fake, but ehh. I've heard the sequel is average, but I'll give it a watch eventually.

Khev
08-31-2016, 01:08 PM
Shane (1953) - 8.75/10

Phenomenal film. Young Jack Palance made for an incredibly menacing villain. If you played a drinking game based on the amount of times they cut to an extreme close-up of the kid looking impressed/amazed you'd be drunk in about 10 minutes but it was still awesome. :lol Fantastic score, the music as he rode toward the bar at the end almost couldn't have been more epic.

Too bad the kid had to put him down after he tangled with that rabid raccoon though. :(

gogul1
08-31-2016, 01:13 PM
Sausage party. Very south park in it's delivery. 7/10 worth seeing

SnakeDoctor
08-31-2016, 03:04 PM
SEE NO EVIL HEAR NO EVIL. Gene WILDER, Richard Prior and Kevin Spacey before getting famous. I absolutely LOVED and forgot how flippin funny these 2 our together a PURE 10. Thank You Gene for the laughs and all the magic ,we will forever miss you sir.

First movie I ever saw with nudity in it. I'd give it a 10 for that alone. Heh.


The brawl with the unlimited Agent Smith's went on ridiculously too long in Reloaded but otherwise those films didn't seem to let me down as they did other people. I think Matrix is a very enjoyable trilogy overall.

Yeah ... I don't get the disdain for the sequels. I liked 'em fine. The ending was a little convoluted ... but I got it on second viewing. Smith turned out to be a more interesting character than Neo, though.

SnakeDoc

kryptonianmutie
08-31-2016, 05:21 PM
I don't know why people didn't notice how interesting Agent Smith was until the sequels.

pturtle
08-31-2016, 07:00 PM
Hmmm, to that I respond with my favorite quote from a Morgan Freeman movie

https://youtu.be/ONNlmQ98ie4

:lol :lol :lol


The brawl with the unlimited Agent Smith's went on ridiculously too long in Reloaded but otherwise those films didn't seem to let me down as they did other people. I think Matrix is a very enjoyable trilogy overall.

Honestly the burly brawl is one of the best action scenes ever in my opinion. The whole thing is amazing, the CGi is dated now but damn it's still so cool :lol


I still remember the first time I saw this movie. What a ride! I saw it the year it came out and I also remember thinking, "Damn I need to get that slider style cellphone. :lol


When you realize it, you will see that there is no score.


:banana


Perfect answer :lol



This flick has zero re-watch value for me. I saw it once just as it hit the home market back in 2000 or whatever, & a second time about a year ago for old time's sake - it just didn't engage me at all.

Ah man really? Matrix is in my top 5 favorite movies ever. Have you seen the sequels? I'd love to hear your opinion on them since so many people hate them but love the first movie, you might have an opposite reaction :lol

The Clown Prince of Crime
08-31-2016, 07:52 PM
Ah man really? Matrix is in my top 5 favorite movies ever. Have you seen the sequels? I'd love to hear your opinion on them since so many people hate them but love the first movie, you might have an opposite reaction :lol

What are your other top 4?

VintijDroidGutzz
08-31-2016, 09:04 PM
Ah man really? Matrix is in my top 5 favorite movies ever. Have you seen the sequels? I'd love to hear your opinion on them since so many people hate them but love the first movie, you might have an opposite reaction :lol
I'm not saying the first film is bad by any means, that's just how I feel about it. I actually saw the second one in the cinema with a girl I was dating at the time, & we both thought it was hilarious.. & not in a good way. I'll give it one thing; Monica Bellucci. Oh yes. :thud:

Third one? Watched it once & forgot about it. A one & done as far as I'm concerned.

pturtle
08-31-2016, 11:02 PM
What are your other top 4?

Matrix
The Dark Knight
Raging Bull
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
T2: Judgement Day

But that list changes all the time.



I'm not saying the first film is bad by any means, that's just how I feel about it. I actually saw the second one in the cinema with a girl I was dating at the time, & we both thought it was hilarious.. & not in a good way. I'll give it one thing; Monica Bellucci. Oh yes. :thud:

Third one? Watched it once & forgot about it. A one & done as far as I'm concerned.

Ah damn, guess you just hate the Matrix :lol

Monica is a goddess amongst women though.

VintijDroidGutzz
08-31-2016, 11:15 PM
Ah damn, guess you just hate the Matrix :lol

Monica is a goddess amongst women though.
Hate is a strong word.. more like zero interest. :lol

The Clown Prince of Crime
08-31-2016, 11:37 PM
Matrix
The Dark Knight
Raging Bull
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
T2: Judgement Day

But that list changes all the time.

I have two of those films (T2 and TDK) in my top 5 favorite films. :hi5:

I'm surprised you don't have a single X Men film there.

pturtle
08-31-2016, 11:46 PM
X2 is somewhere amongst my favs but I can't put in my top 5. Top 10 for sure though.

T2 is just way too good not to make my top 5 though.


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RIDDICK
09-01-2016, 03:54 AM
Speakin' of top 5:

Oldboy
Andrei Rublev
Spirited Away
Dr. Strangelove
Life Is Beautiful

Snake Plissken
09-01-2016, 04:17 AM
Speakin' of top 5:

Oldboy
Andrei Rublev
Spirited Away
Dr. Strangelove
Life Is Beautiful

http://i.imgur.com/Z4BquyN.gif

RIDDICK
09-01-2016, 05:35 AM
http://i.imgur.com/Z4BquyN.gif
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Khev
09-01-2016, 08:19 AM
Ghostbusters (2016) 5/10

Okay this was playing at the $2 theater down the street and so I decided "oh what the hell" and went and saw this silly movie. Quick verdict: I laughed at a few parts, enjoyed the visuals in a few parts, and was shocked at how bad it was in a few parts. But at the end of the day it was an utterly harmless movie that in no way tarnishes the original. GBII hurt the first one much worse than this IMO.

I do think that McCarthy, Jones, and especially Wiig are funny so that helped. I probably laughed at Wiig and Jones the most. I didn't feel like I was supporting some feminist movement, and I didn't think that the movie was particularly scathing to men either, yes the guys were dopes in this film but for the most part so were the main ladies. I'd say it was a wash in that regard.

I liked the "scary" intro that transitioned into the actual Ray Parker Jr theme song, I was amused with Wiig trying to make tenure at the university at the beginning and thought the initial banter between the ladies was fun and amusing. There were only two initial ghost sightings (the floating lady from the trailers and the guy who scares Jones in the subway) and then there's a LOONNGGG wait until the girls are finally suited up and facing the dragon ghost at the concert. And that interim portion of the film was quite bad and very difficult to sit through.

The arrival of Chris Hemsworth and his immediate antics were just awful. I almost don't want to type them on account of just how shockingly stupid it was that Feig thought they'd be funny enough to put in a movie. He's so "dumb" that at one point there's a loud noise and he covers his eyes instead of his ears. I can't even describe watching that play out on the big screen and realizing that the film was expecting me to laugh at that. And in all honesty it actually, just for a moment, really did make me wonder if they deliberately made him comedically awful just to lift up the ladies in comparison. Who knows.

After Hemsworth does his thing for a while then there's a bit of a training/equipment building montage. Eh, just get to the ghosts. McCarthy flying around while were proton gun won't shut off just wasn't that amusing.

But finally they're all suited up and driving around in the fully painted hearse and I have to admit that just seeing that car and the proton packs and even hearing bits and pieces of the classic theme song did make me smile a few times. The concert ghost looked cool and I did actually laugh out loud at some funny moments not shown in the trailers.

Andy Garcia as the mayor was great, loved how he was compared to the mayor of another famous movie. :)

The end battle was basically "Age of Ultron - Ghostbusters Edition" with hundreds of ghosts pouring out of ley line cracks in the ground and causing havoc in the city with the ladies not trapping them but outright incinerating them with their weapons. I liked that! It was equally cool to watch and a bit disappointing that such visuals weren't showcased in a "better" Ghostbusters film.

I am going to spoil something about the bad guy that kind of bugged me. So if you care skip the rest of this paragraph. One thing I liked about the first GB is that the guys really did kind of verbalize the "science" of everything that was happening around them. It made it feel like *someone* had done their homework, or at the very least took pains to make an internally consistent, logical yet fantastical world. But in GB2016 the bad guy has this plan to disrupt the ley lines with some custom machinery (cool), ripping open a portal to the netherworld (cool but my gosh we've had like 50 of these climaxes now) and unleash hell on the world. The problem for me was at the end he electrocutes himself so he can die and rise as ghosts' leader. He basically just randomly offs himself and comes back as his own personal super Gozer. Huh? How? Stay Puft in the original actually WAS a Sumerian god. So how did this new dude achieve such an upgrade? Not remotely explained. He just figures out how to make equipment to open ley lines and...inexplicably become a god himself in the process. Whatever.

The cameos were pointless and absolutely did not serve the story. So forced in. At one point Kristen Wiig is trying to get downtown and Dan Aykroyd, playing a cab driver, inexplicably refuses to give her a lift. Says her destination is "a block further than I want to go." If Aykroyd himself wasn't in the move I know there's no way in hell they would include such a pointless throw away scene. It wasn't funny, it wasn't cool, he was just there to distract you for a minute and then he left. Badly done.

So yeah, 5 out of 10 I guess. If it's ever on TV and I switch to it I could see myself watching the concert or the ending again, those were fun, but if it's close to the beginning and I'd have to sit through more Hemsworth and/or training antics then I'd probably move on.

kryptonianmutie
09-01-2016, 08:56 AM
Ghostbusters (2016) 5/10

Okay this was playing at the $2 theater down the street and so I decided "oh what the hell" and went and saw this silly movie. Quick verdict: I laughed at a few parts, enjoyed the visuals in a few parts, and was shocked at how bad it was in a few parts. But at the end of the day it was an utterly harmless movie that in no way tarnishes the original. GBII hurt the first one much worse than this IMO.

I do think that McCarthy, Jones, and especially Wiig are funny so that helped. I probably laughed at Wiig and Jones the most. I didn't feel like I was supporting some feminist movement, and I didn't think that the movie was particularly scathing to men either, yes the guys were dopes in this film but for the most part so were the main ladies. I'd say it was a wash in that regard.

I liked the "scary" intro that transitioned into the actual Ray Parker Jr theme song, I was amused with Wiig trying to make tenure at the university at the beginning and thought the initial banter between the ladies was fun and amusing. There were only two initial ghost sightings (the floating lady from the trailers and the guy who scares Jones in the subway) and then there's a LOONNGGG wait until the girls are finally suited up and facing the dragon ghost at the concert. And that interim portion of the film was quite bad and very difficult to sit through.

The arrival of Chris Hemsworth and his immediate antics were just awful. I almost don't want to type them on account of just how shockingly stupid it was that Feig thought they'd be funny enough to put in a movie. He's so "dumb" that at one point there's a loud noise and he covers his eyes instead of his ears. I can't even describe watching that play out on the big screen and realizing that the film was expecting me to laugh at that. And in all honesty it actually, just for a moment, really did make me wonder if they deliberately made him comedically awful just to lift up the ladies in comparison. Who knows.

After Hemsworth does his thing for a while then there's a bit of a training/equipment building montage. Eh, just get to the ghosts. McCarthy flying around while were proton gun won't shut off just wasn't that amusing.

But finally they're all suited up and driving around in the fully painted hearse and I have to admit that just seeing that car and the proton packs and even hearing bits and pieces of the classic theme song did make me smile a few times. The concert ghost looked cool and I did actually laugh out loud at some funny moments not shown in the trailers.

Andy Garcia as the mayor was great, loved how he was compared to the mayor of another famous movie. :)

The end battle was basically "Age of Ultron - Ghostbusters Edition" with hundreds of ghosts pouring out of ley line cracks in the ground and causing havoc in the city with the ladies not trapping them but outright incinerating them with their weapons. I liked that! It was equally cool to watch and a bit disappointing that such visuals weren't showcased in a "better" Ghostbusters film.

I am going to spoil something about the bad guy that kind of bugged me. So if you care skip the rest of this paragraph. One thing I liked about the first GB is that the guys really did kind of verbalize the "science" of everything that was happening around them. It made it feel like *someone* had done their homework, or at the very least took pains to make an internally consistent, logical yet fantastical world. But in GB2016 the bad guy has this plan to disrupt the ley lines with some custom machinery (cool), ripping open a portal to the netherworld (cool but my gosh we've had like 50 of these climaxes now) and unleash hell on the world. The problem for me was at the end he electrocutes himself so he can die and rise as ghosts' leader. He basically just randomly offs himself and comes back as his own personal super Gozer. Huh? How? Stay Puft in the original actually WAS a Sumerian god. So how did this new dude achieve such an upgrade? Not remotely explained. He just figures out how to make equipment to open ley lines and...inexplicably become a god himself in the process. Whatever.

The cameos were pointless and absolutely did not serve the story. So forced in. At one point Kristen Wiig is trying to get downtown and Dan Aykroyd, playing a cab driver, inexplicably refuses to give her a lift. Says her destination is "a block further than I want to go." If Aykroyd himself wasn't in the move I know there's no way in hell they would include such a pointless throw away scene. It wasn't funny, it wasn't cool, he was just there to distract you for a minute and then he left. Badly done.

So yeah, 5 out of 10 I guess. If it's ever on TV and I switch to it I could see myself watching the concert or the ending again, those were fun, but if it's close to the beginning and I'd have to sit through more Hemsworth and/or training antics then I'd probably move on.

I agree with your review overall but I think you're being too kind in regards to the end battle. That was as dumb as Hemsworth's character in the movie.

Khev
09-01-2016, 08:58 AM
I agree with your review overall but I think you're being too kind in regards to the end battle. That was as dumb as Hemsworth's character in the movie.

Yeah, I wonder if it'll lose its luster on a second watch. Not that I'll be in any hurry to revisit it.

kryptonianmutie
09-01-2016, 10:06 AM
Yeah, I wonder if it'll lose its luster on a second watch. Not that I'll be in any hurry to revisit it.

The cameos were so worthless. I feel bad for anyone who gave the movie a shot thinking that the original cast being involved would somehow make it better. I couldn't believe how bad Murray's cameo was, or Weaver's.

Khev
09-01-2016, 10:11 AM
Agreed. The original cast should have been the "Stan Lees" of the new reboot but every single cameo sucked.

Another thing that was noticeably bad in parts was how Feig just seemed to give up on jokes and cut away when they were still kind of halfway trying to show something funny in much the same way bad SNL skits sometimes end.

It was like they had started on what might have been a funny gag, played it out a little bit, and then went "eh, you get the idea, imagine a funny payoff--NEXT SCENE!"

The worst was the literal last scene of the movie where Ernie Hudson arrives, scolds Leslie Jones for losing the hearse, says "what am I supposed to do with the bodies" and then as he's talking the camera starts to pan up the building and while he's leaving the frame he continues his sentence saying "they won't fit in one car and I can't just stack them up like flapjacks" and then immediately the music blares, the theme song plays and the credits roll. What--? That was your weird, trail-off joke you're going to end on? Movie's over? Okay... :cuckoo:

The comedy was just so inconsistent and blotchy at times. They linger on Hemsworth covering his damn eyes as if to pause for laughter (are you kidding me) but then other times they'd have a halfway funny moment and just abruptly end it either in the middle of a punchline or sometimes before they even got to a punchline. Very strange.

Khev
09-01-2016, 10:57 AM
I like Raging Bull more than Chronicle.

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Mnl_actionfigures
09-01-2016, 11:44 AM
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) - 8.8/10

The Misfits (1961) - 8.8/10

The Wild one (1953) - 7.4/10

GasparZizou
09-01-2016, 11:58 AM
Ghostbusters (2016) 5/10
How much did they pay you for such a glowing review?

pturtle
09-01-2016, 12:12 PM
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:lol :lol :lol

Believe it or not, I actually didn't like Chronicle. I respect how well made it is though especially on its very modest budget but the story and characters was way too bland.

pturtle
09-01-2016, 12:14 PM
Casino Royale - 9/10

I must have seen this movie 3 times, but for some reason watching it last night blew me away. This is by far the best Bond film in my opinion, Craig was perfect, he was cool, suave, and I love how they played on his ego, showing a more vulnerable side to Bond. The villian was great, and that torture scene has to be one of the most brutal scenes I've ever seen in my life. Honestly, this is easily in my top 5 favorite action films of all time.


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RIDDICK
09-01-2016, 12:37 PM
Ghostbusters (2016) 5/10

If it's ever on TV and I switch to it I could see myself watching the concert or the ending again, those were fun, but if it's close to the beginning and I'd have to sit through more Hemsworth and/or training antics then I'd probably move on.
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Khev
09-01-2016, 01:37 PM
:lol :lol :lol

The new GB is what it is but it in no way craps on the original any more than the new Total Recall, RoboCop, Karate Kid, etc., crap on those movies. Nothing got "buried," they're completely separate narratives that overlap in name only.

That's why I think that whether you enjoyed or hated the flick it's still ultimately harmless.


How much did they pay you for such a glowing review?

I don't know about glowing, out of every film I've seen in the theater this year it'd be in the bottom three, slightly worse than ID: Resurgence and slightly better than Deadpool. The subject matter alone might actually put it above ID though now that I think about it.

ZaCHw117
09-01-2016, 02:30 PM
Casino Royale - 9/10

I must have seen this movie 3 times, but for some reason watching it last night blew me away. This is by far the best Bond film in my opinion, Craig was perfect, he was cool, suave, and I love how they played on his ego, showing a more vulnerable side to Bond. The villian was great, and that torture scene has to be one of the most brutal scenes I've ever seen in my life. Honestly, this is easily in my top 5 favorite action films of all time.


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it's probably my favorite Craig Bond as well, most people go straight for Skyfall, but CR just has an amazing pace that keeps you locked in. which is funny when 2/3rds of it is a poker game. :lol

highlander1
09-01-2016, 03:13 PM
The NEON DEMON. ELLE FANNING ,KEANU REEVES. I usually Like both actors but this movie make's no sense at all and is just one big WTF movie about crazy messed up girl model's.

RIDDICK
09-01-2016, 06:33 PM
Captain America: The First Avenger - 8/10
Captain America: TWS ------------- 9/10
Cap A: Civil War -------------------6/10

ZaCHw117
09-01-2016, 06:43 PM
Captain America: The First Avenger - 8/10
Captain America: TWS ------------- 9/10
Cap A: Civil War -------------------6/10

That's the exact opposite of what it should be. :lol

TFA: 6/10
TWS: 8.5/10
CW: 9/10

kryptonianmutie
09-01-2016, 06:51 PM
That's the exact opposite of what it should be. :lol

TFA: 6/10
TWS: 8.5/10
CW: 9/10

It's Riddick, the man marches to the beat of a different drum.:lol

Khev
09-01-2016, 07:13 PM
Spidey's Mike Tyson voice really ruined CW for Russkies.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-01-2016, 07:25 PM
Captain America: The First Avenger - 8/10
Captain America: TWS ------------- 9/10
Cap A: Civil War -------------------6/10

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rushmore223
09-01-2016, 07:30 PM
I'm in the minority, as I am actually quite fond of CA:TFA, in my eyes it's almost as good as TWS.

GasparZizou
09-01-2016, 07:34 PM
Captain America: The First Avenger - 8/10
Captain America: TWS ------------- 9/10
Cap A: Civil War -------------------6/10

Yes, I agree with this.

rushmore223
09-01-2016, 07:40 PM
Yes, I agree with this.

So which do you like more? TFA or TFA? For me TFA beats TFA hands down, but that's not saying TFA isn't really good.

I also never cared for POTC, or POTC for that matter. POTC was a clearly superior film to POTC, but neither film was to my tastes.

Khev
09-01-2016, 07:49 PM
I'm in the minority, as I am actually quite fond of CA:TFA, in my eyes it's almost as good as TWS.

You might be in the minority, but it's the correct minority. :lecture

rushmore223
09-01-2016, 07:52 PM
You might be in the minority, but it's the correct minority. :lecture

:duff

Khev
09-01-2016, 10:01 PM
Jane Got a Gun (2016) - 7.5/10

Entertaining western starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-02-2016, 12:38 AM
I'm in the minority, as I am actually quite fond of CA:TFA, in my eyes it's almost as good as TWS.
It's a damn good flick, agreed.

The folks who bag it need a reality check.

RIDDICK
09-02-2016, 02:51 AM
That's the exact opposite of what it should be. lol
Eh, I talked about it in the film's thread a lot.
It doesn't work as a solo instalment, the plot is too big for one film, the narrative is all over the place, etc.
99% I'll never see this one again willingly.

Mad Old Lu
09-02-2016, 08:35 AM
Keanu: 7/10

Pretty good! It wasn't necessarily laugh out loud funny, but it was very funny and clever. Key and Peele are truly great! Very strong language, some nudity and some graphic violence. The kitten was adorable, but was only in it a limited time.


Jane Got a Gun (2016) - 7.5/10

Entertaining western starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor.

I've been curious about that one. Worth watching, huh?

Khev
09-02-2016, 08:47 AM
I've been curious about that one. Worth watching, huh?

I would say so, yes. Despite the title it isn't really about Portman "kicking ass" per se, it's more "Cold Mountain" than "The Quick and the Dead" in that regard. Edgerton co-wrote the screenplay and if you saw "The Gift" which he wrote and directed last year you might appreciate how he throws in a couple things you wouldn't necessarily expect. Great cast and a very good score as well.

Ropen
09-02-2016, 01:42 PM
Rob Zombie's 31 8/10

Hunger Games + Saw, Memorable characters and villains, tons of quotes, I foresee this as being a cult film. I loved it, Sex and Death were my favorite characters.


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pturtle
09-02-2016, 01:47 PM
it's probably my favorite Craig Bond as well, most people go straight for Skyfall, but CR just has an amazing pace that keeps you locked in. which is funny when 2/3rds of it is a poker game. :lol

Yup :lol

I like Skyfall but it's nowhere near as good as Casino Royale in my opinion.

ZaCHw117
09-02-2016, 02:49 PM
Yup :lol

I like Skyfall but it's nowhere near as good as Casino Royale in my opinion.

plus that stairwell fight is such an amazing scene.

cmiller99
09-02-2016, 06:11 PM
'Tis the textbook example of a perfect reboot IMO.

ZaCHw117
09-02-2016, 06:15 PM
would you consider new bonds "reboots" though? CR eludes to there being more then 1 007.

cmiller99
09-02-2016, 06:30 PM
I never bought into that theory about there being multiple 007s, I just suspend my disbelief and chalk it up to the real life reasons for cast changes. :)

xipotec
09-02-2016, 07:59 PM
Contact 8/10
We need a man like Carl on earth again....


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Patriot666
09-02-2016, 09:36 PM
Thor the dark world - 6.5/10 pretty good.


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VintijDroidGutzz
09-03-2016, 12:07 AM
Contact 8/10
We need a man like Carl on earth again....
I just bought & watched this recently too - great film.

ChaserFan
09-03-2016, 08:08 AM
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping - 7/10

Jameson Rook
09-03-2016, 08:38 AM
Predator.

Haven't seen this in awhile and it was on cable today. What else can be said except that it's the ultimate macho fantasy. A film required by law for all men to love.

5/5.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-03-2016, 12:14 PM
Man of Steel- 8.5/10 Saw it last night and I still think it's the best Sups film so far. Like the original film, it takes a while for Sups to show up, but I didn't find the first hour boring. The tornado scene is still silly and I wish they could some how include the heart attack scene from the original film in there instead. Other than that, it's my favorite Sups so far.

Superman: The Movie- 7/10 It gets so many things right and I'm sure it was a triumph to make such a good superhero film back in the 70's, but I find the film a bit dull and watching Sups save a helicopter, a cat, flying with Lois, and flying around the world and turning back time doesn't do much for me anymore. Reeve is still great and Hackman is better than Isenberg, but he's too comical to take seriously, but that's not Hackman's fault. Overall, it's better than BVS and the third best Superman film, imo.

kryptonianmutie
09-03-2016, 12:40 PM
Man of Steel- 8.5/10 Saw it last night and I still think it's the best Sups film so far. Like the original film, it takes a while for Sups to show up, but I didn't find the first hour boring. The tornado scene is still silly and I wish they could some how include the heart attack scene from the original film in there instead. Other than that, it's my favorite Sups so far.

Superman: The Movie- 7/10 It gets so many things right and I'm sure it was a triumph to make such a good superhero film back in the 70's, but I find the film a bit dull and watching Sups save a helicopter, a cat, flying with Lois, and flying around the world and turning back time doesn't do much for me anymore. Reeve is still great and Hackman is better than Isenberg, but he's too comical to take seriously, but that's not Hackman's fault. Overall, it's better than BVS and the third best Superman film, imo.

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pturtle
09-03-2016, 01:18 PM
Wait so what's your second favorite Superman film?

I like the first Superman a lot, I only like the Donner cut for the second movie though. 3 I actually enjoy as a Richard Pryor movie, 4 is horrible in every way :lol


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The Clown Prince of Crime
09-03-2016, 01:35 PM
Wait so what's your second favorite Superman film?

I like the first Superman a lot, I only like the Donner cut for the second movie though. 3 I actually enjoy as a Richard Pryor movie, 4 is horrible in every way :lol


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1. MOS

2. Superman 2

3. Superman

pturtle
09-03-2016, 01:40 PM
1. MOS

2. Superman 2

3. Superman

I could never get into the theatrical cut of Superman 2, it was just way too silly. The Donner cut worked much better for me but it wasn't really complete so it's kind of hard to judge it as a whole.

1. Superman Returns

2. Superman: The Movie

3. Superman 2 (Donner Cut)

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-03-2016, 01:47 PM
I could never get into the theatrical cut of Superman 2, it was just way too silly. The Donner cut worked much better for me but it wasn't really complete so it's kind of hard to judge it as a whole.

1. Superman Returns

2. Superman: The Movie

3. Superman 2 (Donner Cut)

Yeah, SM2 is silly, but I'm not a fan of the Donner Cut ending.

pturtle
09-03-2016, 01:49 PM
Yea, that wasn't supposed to be the ending but he had to use it. The ending definitely hurts it.


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kryptonianmutie
09-03-2016, 01:54 PM
I've never seen The Donner Cut. How was the ending changed?

pturtle
09-03-2016, 01:57 PM
It ends pretty much the same way as Superman 1, with him rewinding time. Donner was making superman 1 and 2 back to back so he ended up taking that scene and using it in the first movie but since he got booted from superman 2 while being in production he could only use the footage he had and used a similar rewind time scene that he had shot instead of using anything Richard Lester made.

I probably have some of the details wrong but that's what I sort of remember reading a while back :lol


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kryptonianmutie
09-03-2016, 03:04 PM
It ends pretty much the same way as Superman 1, with him rewinding time. Donner was making superman 1 and 2 back to back so he ended up taking that scene and using it in the first movie but since he got booted from superman 2 while being in production he could only use the footage he had and used a similar rewind time scene that he had shot instead of using anything Richard Lester made.

I probably have some of the details wrong but that's what I sort of remember reading a while back :lol


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So what is he erasing in Superman 2?

Khev
09-03-2016, 03:28 PM
So what is he erasing in Superman 2?

I'm going to guess Lois' knowledge of who he is which would take the place of his Kiss of Amnesia that was in the theatrical cut? Am I right?

kryptonianmutie
09-03-2016, 03:33 PM
I'm going to guess Lois' knowledge of who he is which would take the place of his Kiss of Amnesia that was in the theatrical cut? Am I right?

But if that's true then wouldn't Superman be erasing their love session after he revealed his identity, and thereby erasing his unborn child? :horror

Khev
09-03-2016, 03:37 PM
Probably but I doubt Donner had Superman Returns in mind at the time. ;)

pturtle
09-03-2016, 03:41 PM
But if that's true then wouldn't Superman be erasing their love session after he revealed his identity, and thereby erasing his unborn child? :horror

Superman Returns is loosely set in the Donner universe. It picks and chooses what it wants to carry on from those films. It's a quasi-sequel basically.



Probably but I doubt Donner had Superman Returns in mind at the time. ;)

Pretty much :lol

YoNoSe
09-03-2016, 04:00 PM
But if that's true then wouldn't Superman be erasing their love session after he revealed his identity, and thereby erasing his unborn child? :horror

Insiders call it the Bill Cosby Cut.

Trash Panda
09-03-2016, 05:54 PM
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - 10/10

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-03-2016, 07:38 PM
Superman 2- 7.5/10

karamazov80
09-03-2016, 09:09 PM
The Nice Guys: 7/10

A fun buddy cop like movie (though neither character was a cop). But nothing mind blowing. Will see just about anything Shane Black does, though.

kryptonianmutie
09-03-2016, 10:40 PM
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) 7.5/10

Pretty good flick. The villain is ten times better than the one in Ghost Protocol and Rebecca Ferguson is great in her role but overall I think this one wasn't as compelling as the others. The performances from the returning cast members were kind of phoned in and there were some very predictable plot twists. I still had a good time with this one but I'm not sure I'll watch it again.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-03-2016, 11:58 PM
Man of Steel- 8.5/10
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.... :lol

Patriot666
09-04-2016, 04:42 AM
Beetlejuice - 7.5/10

Lejuan
09-04-2016, 04:52 AM
Man of Steel- 8.5/10

I switched it off after the tornado scene :lol

Patriot666
09-04-2016, 06:00 AM
My wife didn't think much of Man of Steel...I really liked it though. Probably a 7.5.

Jameson Rook
09-04-2016, 06:57 AM
Captain America: Civil War

Exciting, dynamic and riding at high stakes, this is genuinely some of the most thoroughly entertaining superhero movies in a long time. As a hardcore DC fan, I'm green with envy that they could make such a great film while we got our truly abysmal Batman V Superman.

4/5.

Snake Plissken
09-04-2016, 08:41 AM
Alien - 10/10

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-04-2016, 08:48 AM
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.... :lol

It's a very good film. It's too bad so many people got caught up in the same herd mentality when it came out...maybe too many Marvel films had something to do with it, who knows? I think in 10 or 20 years, future critics will see the film as a good Superman origin and a very good Superman film, because it is very good.

pturtle
09-04-2016, 09:18 AM
It's a very good film. It's too bad so many people got caught up in the same herd mentality when it came out...maybe too many Marvel films had something to do with it, who knows? I think in 10 or 20 years, future critics will see the film as a good Superman origin and a very good Superman film, because it is very good.

I mean I won't lie, I didn't like it either, but as a fan of Superman Returns, I can't help but respect your opinion on MOS. we have it rough out here :lol

a-dev
09-04-2016, 09:37 AM
It's a very good film. It's too bad so many people got caught up in the same herd mentality when it came out...maybe too many Marvel films had something to do with it, who knows? I think in 10 or 20 years, future critics will see the film as a good Superman origin and a very good Superman film, because it is very good.

Post-BVS I respect it more for being its own self-contained film at least. I don't really like it as an origin story for Superman though.

And although Williams' theme remains king I do love what Zimmer created aswell, been listening to it the past few nights.

ZaCHw117
09-04-2016, 09:56 AM
Batman V Super man (UC): 8/10

every time I watch this I seem to enjoy it a tad more. :dunno :lol

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-04-2016, 11:00 AM
I mean I won't lie, I didn't like it either, but as a fan of Superman Returns, I can't help but respect your opinion on MOS. we have it rough out here :lol

There are only two things I don't like, the tornado scene because it's dumb, and Zod getting beat up by Jor El. You can't have the main villain getting beat up so early, especially by a scientist. To make it worse, it was pointless because Zod killed Jor El anyways, so why not just have Zod get the clean win, thus making him look strong? Sorry for the wrestling terminology :lol

Other than that, I really like the film. Still, it doesn't come close to my ideal Superman film, which is a mixture of the 78 and 2013 films.



Post-BVS I respect it more for being its own self-contained film at least. I don't really like it as an origin story for Superman though.

And although Williams' theme remains king I do love what Zimmer created aswell, been listening to it the past few nights.

Yeah, the Williams theme will always be Superman's song as far popularity and pop culture goes, but I don't think it fits in MOS...or BVS.

pturtle
09-04-2016, 11:43 AM
There are only two things I don't like, the tornado scene because it's dumb, and Zod getting beat up by Jor El. You can't have the main villain getting beat up so early, especially by a scientist. To make it worse, it was pointless because Zod killed Jor El anyways, so why not just have Zod get the clean win, thus making him look strong? Sorry for the wrestling terminology :lol

Other than that, I really like the film. Still, it doesn't come close to my ideal Superman film, which is a mixture of the 78 and 2013

Yea, I have the same problems and a whole lot more :lol

I didn't like how cliche and in your face Clark's history was, a lot of it felt way too forced to try and make us feel bad for Clark. The bar scene, every childhood scene, the tornado scene, all of it just felt very forced.

I thought outside of Clark and Zod, every character was extremely dull. Amy Adams especially was terrible in my opinion. I really hated how forced into the story her character was. Scenes like her being on the plane that explodes but for some reason she gets blown out and Superman catches her just in time so they could have a really forced kiss like right on ground zero of the destruction, or seeing Superman and Zod land and she somehow gets to the bank just in time to see Superman kill Zod so she can console him after he does that same drop to your knees angry scream that we see in most movies.

I actually hated the action, for me, it was really generic stuff, an overreaction to the lack of action in Superman Returns. All of that action and I don't think there's one iconic action scene in the movie.

There was a lot of great ideas, I love how it showed the dichotomy between his fathers and the affect it had on him but so many of the interesting concepts just went in a really cliche generic direction in my opinion.

My biggest problem was that the movie was set in a grounded world, but the movie kept all of the superhero tropes we see in every MCU movie outside of the jokes. I do like how it felt like a real standalone though, it's one of the last superhero movies that seemed more focus on the current story than setting up the next one.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-04-2016, 12:27 PM
Yea, I have the same problems and a whole lot more :lol

I didn't like how cliche and in your face Clark's history was, a lot of it felt way too forced to try and make us feel bad for Clark. The bar scene, every childhood scene, the tornado scene, all of it just felt very forced.

I thought outside of Clark and Zod, every character was extremely dull. Amy Adams especially was terrible in my opinion. I really hated how forced into the story her character was. Scenes like her being on the plane that explodes but for some reason she gets blown out and Superman catches her just in time so they could have a really forced kiss like right on ground zero of the destruction, or seeing Superman and Zod land and she somehow gets to the bank just in time to see Superman kill Zod so she can console him after he does that same drop to your knees angry scream that we see in most movies.

I actually hated the action, for me, it was really generic stuff, an overreaction to the lack of action in Superman Returns. All of that action and I don't think there's one iconic action scene in the movie.

There was a lot of great ideas, I love how it showed the dichotomy of his fathers and the affect it had on him but so many of the interesting concepts just went in a really cliche generic direction in my opinion.

My biggest problem was that the movie was set in a grounded world, but the movie kept all of the superhero tropes we see in every MCU movie outside of the jokes. I do like how it felt like a real standalone though, it's one of the last superhero movies that seemed more focus on the current story than setting up the next one.

I don't necessary agree with most of that, but I get how some of those scenes could be a problem for some people. Pa Kent became a bit repetitive with his "your going to change the world one day" gimmick, but Ii do like the most of his scenes and I thought they were appropriate, especially the one with him looking at Clark with the cape. Those scenes worked better than his mountain scene in BVS, imo. I do agree that there's really nothing iconic, but I think I can say the same about most of Snyder films, including BVS.

The only iconic thing I can think of in a Snyder film is the 300 "This is Sparta" scene. Other than that, everything else is nice looking but not memorable within the context of the story. Even BVS didn't have anything iconic, imo. The only thing that comes close is the BVS stare down and Batman's armor, but that's because it was part of the marketing and it's a direct adaptation of a famous book that's been around for so long.

It's ironic that a director that's so famous for his visuals can't make anything that's truly iconic, original or memorable with such famous characters like Batman and Superman. Even the trinity shot in BVS was underwhelming and forgettable. :dunno

pturtle
09-04-2016, 12:34 PM
I don't necessary agree with most of that, but I get how some of those scenes could be a problem for some people. Pa Kent became a bit repetitive with his "your going to change the world one day" gimmick, but Ii do like the most of his scenes and I thought they were appropriate, especially the one with him looking at Clark with the cape. Those scenes worked better than his mountain scene in BVS, imo. I do agree that there's really nothing iconic, but I think I can say the same about most of Snyder films, including BVS.

The only iconic thing I can think of in a Snyder film is the 300 "This is Sparta" scene. Other than that, everything else is nice looking but not memorable within the context of the story. Even BVS didn't have anything iconic, imo. The only thing that comes close is the BVS stare down and Batman's armor, but that's because it was part of the marketing and it's a direct adaptation of a famous book that's been around for so long.

It's ironic that a director that's so famous for his visuals can't make anything that's truly iconic, original or memorable with such famous characters like Batman and Superman. Even the trinity shot in BVS was underwhelming and forgettable. :dunno

Does the Martha thing count as iconic?

Yea, I actually enjoyed BvS more than MOS but I recognize its way worse. MOS really is a masterpiece compared to BvS and SS.

Has there been anything truly iconic to come from the DCEU yet? Maybe Wonder Woman's theme?

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-04-2016, 12:38 PM
Does the Martha thing count as iconic?

Yea, I actually enjoyed BvS more than MOS but I recognize its way worse. MOS really is a masterpiece compared to BvS and SS.

Has there been anything truly iconic to come from the DCEU yet? Maybe Wonder Woman's theme?

You know what...I think that's iconic...maybe for the wrong reason, because it has become such a joke, but it's still iconic and maybe the most memorable thing about BVS. I forgot about it.

Other than the Martha scene, I can't think anything else. Time will tell. Maybe the look of some of the characters can be consider iconic, but I can't think of specific scenes.

pturtle
09-04-2016, 12:39 PM
Okay yea, because I honestly think that's something that people will talk about 20 years from now when they think of BvS.


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karamazov80
09-04-2016, 12:43 PM
It's a very good film. It's too bad so many people got caught up in the same herd mentality when it came out...maybe too many Marvel films had something to do with it, who knows? I think in 10 or 20 years, future critics will see the film as a good Superman origin and a very good Superman film, because it is very good.
I think it will be mostly forgotten in 20 years, as will most comic book movies. There's just so many of them out there now, that to stand out, one of them has to be special. Dark Knight will still probably stand out in that time, but I have a hard time imagining something that got such a lukewarm reaction actually growing on people over time, when it's got to compete with dozens of other comic book movies, most of which are considered better by critics and nerd fans alike.


Post-BVS I respect it more for being its own self-contained film at least. I don't really like it as an origin story for Superman though.

And although Williams' theme remains king I do love what Zimmer created aswell, been listening to it the past few nights.
Yeah, the only thing I can really say about it positively is that I appreciated it a bit more after BvS and Suicide Squad, which were both narrative messes, for whatever reason (though I appreciate Superman Returns more due to comparison with Man of Steel than I appreciate Man of Steel in comparison to the other Snyderverse movies). I hated what MOS did to the character of Superman, and it had a lot of WTF moments, for sure. But it seemed to know what it was, which was Snyder trying to translate some of the bleaker, more X-Treme comic books from the past to the big screen, as he attempted with Watchmen.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-04-2016, 01:02 PM
I think it will be mostly forgotten in 20 years, as will most comic book movies. There's just so many of them out there now, that to stand out, one of them has to be special. Dark Knight will still probably stand out in that time, but I have a hard time imagining something that got such a lukewarm reaction actually growing on people over time, when it's got to compete with dozens of other comic book movies, most of which are considered better by critics and nerd fans alike.

It's possible, but I don't think it will be completely forgotten because it's a Superman film and he's a high profile character. It might be forgotten and critically panned for a while, like say Blade Runner, but I can see it being "discovered" by a new generation that can appreciate Snyder's take on the character. One of the main complaints I see regarding MOS is as you said also, "what they did to the character", which is an opinion based on what you think the character should be, but those views can change over time and people might not feel that way in 20 years. They might be able to enjoy it for what it is...unless a "perfect" Superman film gets made in the next 20 years that makes everyone forget about all the old films :lol

I don't know if the influx of comic films will have a positive or negative effect on certain films, but my guess is that anything that's of "high" quality or unique will be remembered. I think there are more than a few MCU films that won't be forgotten and I think most people see the Nolan Batman as a trilogy, not just one film. Same goes for a few of the X Men and probably the first 2 Raimi Spiderman films.

Then again, Blade and Blade 2 are mostly forgotten, so who the hell knows?

karamazov80
09-04-2016, 01:19 PM
Comparing Man of Steel to Blade Runner? Bold move!

I liken it to the '80s, when we saw an onslaught of horror movies. Most were bad, some were pretty good, but unless you're a real horror buff, folks won't be able to recall some of the better ones because they think of them as being lumped together in that genre. We know the great ones like the Thing, the first Nightmare on Elm Street, or American Werewolf in London. But what about the Serpent and the Rainbow, or Night of the Creeps, or Return of the Living Dead? Pretty good movies, but your average Joe on the street wouldn't think that. They get a bit lost in the shuffle. I think Blade Runner sticks out because there weren't many cerebral, moody science fiction films of that sort. It really was distinctive.

But I think you make a good point about changing opinions toward the character. Us old fogeys will be pushed aside in the not-too-distant-future by kids who are growing up with Man of Steel as possibly their first exposure to Supes. Kids don't read comics anymore, so that's irrelevant. And instead they're all wired into social media and streaming video. Their conceptualization of Superman will be informed more by comical Youtube videos than a Curt Swan or John Byrne. And from that perspective, who knows?

VintijDroidGutzz
09-04-2016, 09:52 PM
It's a very good film. It's too bad so many people got caught up in the same herd mentality when it came out...maybe too many Marvel films had something to do with it, who knows? I think in 10 or 20 years, future critics will see the film as a good Superman origin and a very good Superman film, because it is very good.
Herd schmerd. :lol

I liked one of the trailers, then I saw it. Not a fan.

I'm yet to read the last bunch of posts, but I'll get to'em. :)

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-04-2016, 09:56 PM
Herd schmerd. :lol

I liked one of the trailers, then I saw it. Not a fan.

I'm yet to read the last bunch of posts, but I'll get to'em. :)

Do you like BvS?

rushmore223
09-04-2016, 10:18 PM
Keanu - 6/10

If you like Key & Peel, you'll like this. Some good laughs, but maybe not as many as I hoped. Still though, it was enjoyable.

Blade3327
09-04-2016, 11:03 PM
10 Cloverfield Lane - 9/10

Trumbo - 7/10

The Nice Guys - 8/10

VintijDroidGutzz
09-05-2016, 12:22 AM
Do you like BvS?
Some of it, sure.

Btw, I saw both MoS & BatSoup at the cinema, so I at least got the big screen experience to draw my personal conclusions.

cmiller99
09-05-2016, 02:03 AM
Young Frankenstein - 9/10

greygoose
09-05-2016, 03:33 AM
Sausage Party - 7/10 :lol

Snake Plissken
09-05-2016, 07:43 AM
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ZaCHw117
09-05-2016, 12:45 PM
The Dark Knight Returns (Deluxe Edition): 8/10 love everything but the Joker's voice, though it fit the story. Miller's design of the batmobile erks me as well. other then that perfect.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-05-2016, 04:40 PM
Superman 4 - 4/10 It’s bad and really silly, but it's more entertaining than BvS. :lol

EarlHickey98
09-05-2016, 05:05 PM
Creed - 8.5/10

kryptonianmutie
09-05-2016, 05:19 PM
Superman 4 - 4/10 It’s bad and really silly, but it's more entertaining than BvS. :lol

It's funny how both Luthors create their own kryptonian monster to defeat Superman. :lol

xipotec
09-05-2016, 07:12 PM
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - 10/10
DAMN SKIPPY!!!
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V for Vendetta 9/10
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ZaCHw117
09-05-2016, 09:25 PM
Batman: Assult on Arkham: 9/10 just a great watch from start to finish, great voice acting (Troy Baker absolutely kills it, probably my favorite joker voice) awesome moments and a ride from start to finish.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-05-2016, 09:40 PM
Superman 4 - 4/10 It’s bad and really silly, but it's more entertaining than BvS. :lol
I was strictly a Superman I & II fan only for years, but now I'm thinking of buying III coz Richard Pryor & Clarke / evil Kal junkyard fight.

Being a fan of retro gaming etc, I also dig the vintage computer retrospective angle too. :lol

karamazov80
09-05-2016, 10:04 PM
Not a movie, but just finished HBOs The Night Of. 8/10

Higher quality and better written than most theatrical films. Last shot of the series was so great.

Mad Old Lu
09-06-2016, 06:46 AM
Star Trek Beyond: 6/10
It was pretty good. I can't say great, and I can't really decide if it was better or worse than Into Darkness. I still think the first new one was great and remains the best for me. But I did enjoy Into Darkness for the most part, especially if I get past the whole Khan thing which is terrible and feels very tacked on after the fact. This one had great character interaction and a good story, and the action was pretty good (some parts great). I know it's been said a lot, and it's true--it feels like a really great episode of the series. Definitely better than the Next Gen movies.

The Good Dinosaur: 6/10
A little disappointing. It felt a bit generic and never rose to the cleverness and genius of other Pixar movies. Spot was the best part about it.

Khev
09-06-2016, 08:50 AM
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) - 9.5/10

What can you say, Eastwood's character in this film is "Patient Zero" for all gun-toting, dry humored, antihero badasses that followed and still continue to this day. He's the precursor to Han Solo, Snake Plissken, Martin Riggs, John McClane, pretty much every Arnold, Sly or Chow Yun-Fat character, including various Seagal, Van Damme, and other Willis characters (not the least of which Willis in Last Man Standing, his own take on the Yojimbo story.) Even the squeaky clean John Wayne went "anithero" in True Grit after Eastwood/Leone's iconic revolution of the Western genre.

Almost everything about this movie is perfect (save the lawsuit lost against Kurosawa himself of course.) I could literally see this exact film being released in theaters as a 2016 release directed by Quentin Tarantino and the masses eating it up. The music, the cinematography, the close-ups, the pitch perfect timing of the gunfight editing, etc. To me there is nothing dated about this movie, nothing.

If you haven't seen this movie do yourself a favor and WATCH IT but before you do don't revisit Back to the Future Part II until afterward. Trust me you'll appreciate the final showdown a little more if you take my advice. ;)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.5/10

To appreciate this film I think it's important to be aware of its context. Mainstream movies really didn't have the graphic violence showcased in Bonnie and Clyde and it certainly wasn't juxtaposed with wacky high spirits. Imagine watching an episode of The Dukes of Hazard (complete with banjo music and crappy compositing during the escapes) with random outbursts of brutal violence. That's Bonnie and Clyde. Terrific cast and it's very obvious why Gene Hackman became a star after his scene stealing performance in this one.

Speed (1994) - 8/10

Revisited this one after at least 10 years, maybe more. As an adrenaline charged thriller it still holds up from beginning to end.

Logan's Run (1976) - 8.25/10

I'd never actually seen this film until now. As it started I was rolling my eyes at what I thought would be a cheesy and kinky "Barbarella" successor and ended up getting really sucked into the story. The amount of sci-fi films that ripped off various elements of this movie is quite substantial. Total Recall, Minority Report, Avatar, even Wall E. And I won't say that it hurt the film that Jenny Agutter's outfit got skimpier and skimpier as the film went on. She was always a cutie back in the day, I remember having the hots for her in American Werewolf in London and it's pretty shocking that she kept herself in such great shape that we as the audience could totally buy into the fact that as a 60 year old woman in The Winter Soldier her figure was indistinguishable from Scarlett Johansson's! :horror Quite the contrast to certain other 1970's beauties who, shall we say, somewhat let themselves go. Not to name names...

Anyway I really liked the verisimilitude achieved by Logan's Run with how the characters acted and interacted with each other. It did a great job of portraying this heightened and odd futuristic society that is "normal" to its citizens and taken for granted. Michael York did a great job, didn't overact as you often see in films of this type and from that era, and the score by Jerry Goldsmith was very well done too.

The visual effects and miniatures absolutely do NOT hold up (and were utterly demolished only one year later by a certain production helmed by a young George Lucas) but if you can let yourself be immersed in the story the low-tech visuals have a certain harmless charm to them.

mah45
09-06-2016, 09:26 AM
San Andreas - 4.5/10

rushmore223
09-06-2016, 09:50 AM
Logan's Run (1976) - 8.25/10

I'd never actually seen this film until now. As it started I was rolling my eyes at what I thought would be a cheesy and kinky "Barbarella" successor and ended up getting really sucked into the story. The amount of sci-fi films that ripped off various elements of this movie is quite substantial. Total Recall, Minority Report, Avatar, even Wall E. And I won't say that it hurt the film that Jenny Agutter's outfit got skimpier and skimpier as the film went on. She was always a cutie back in the day, I remember having the hots for her in American Werewolf in London and it's pretty shocking that she kept herself in such great shape that we as the audience could totally buy into the fact that as a 60 year old woman in The Winter Soldier her figure was indistinguishable from Scarlett Johansson's! :horror Quite the contrast to certain other 1970's beauties who, shall we say, somewhat let themselves go. Not to name names...

Anyway I really liked the verisimilitude achieved by Logan's Run with how the characters acted and interacted with each other. It did a great job of portraying this heightened and odd futuristic society that is "normal" to its citizens and taken for granted. Michael York did a great job, didn't overact as you often see in films of this type and from that era, and the score by Jerry Goldsmith was very well done too.

The visual effects and miniatures absolutely do NOT hold up (and were utterly demolished only one year later by a certain production helmed by a young George Lucas) but if you can let yourself be immersed in the story the low-tech visuals have a certain harmless charm to them.

It's cool that you finally managed to see this, I can't even imagine what it must be like to watch it for the first time so long after it was made, I'm sure it offers much more perspective.

I also forget, maybe because how it looks, that it only came out a very short time before Star Wars. In that way it really underlines the giant step forward fx and cinema made because of Lucas.

meth head
09-06-2016, 09:52 AM
The Night Of 9.5/10

Khev
09-06-2016, 10:37 AM
It's cool that you finally managed to see this, I can't even imagine what it must be like to watch it for the first time so long after it was made, I'm sure it offers much more perspective.

I also forget, maybe because how it looks, that it only came out a very short time before Star Wars. In that way it really underlines the giant step forward fx and cinema made because of Lucas.

Yes seeing Logan's Run for the first time literally 40 years after it was released in theaters did make for an interesting experience, mostly for the positive. Yes the leap forward achieved by Star Wars just 11 months later is beyond astounding. And Lucas' presentation of Cloud City in ESB does highlight how LR was ambitious to a fault in terms of what it thought it could achieve visually. Now I'm not saying that LR should have looked as good as ESB, but rather they would have been wiser to have gone for the "Cloud City" approach what with the technology they had on hand. In other words work on solid matte paintings and then go all out on the interior sets. The over-reliance on miniatures that weren't remotely convincing hurt the picture, even compared to other films in its day IMO.

However with regard to the script, themes, production design, cast, score and performances Logan's Run ROCKED. As much as a step up in visuals Star Wars was over LR, LR had the same leap in overall quality compared to the wretched Zardoz two summers earlier. And even though Star Trek: The Motion Picture and The Black Hole rode the wave of Lucas' newly minted ILM department I'd still rank LR much higher than those two latter films.

rushmore223
09-06-2016, 11:12 AM
Yes seeing Logan's Run for the first time literally 40 years after it was released in theaters did make for an interesting experience, mostly for the positive. Yes the leap forward achieved by Star Wars just 11 months later is beyond astounding. And Lucas' presentation of Cloud City in ESB does highlight how LR was ambitious to a fault in terms of what it thought it could achieve visually. Now I'm not saying that LR should have looked as good as ESB, but rather they would have been wiser to have gone for the "Cloud City" approach what with the technology they had on hand. In other words work on solid matte paintings and then go all out on the interior sets. The over-reliance on miniatures that weren't remotely convincing hurt the picture, even compared to other films in its day IMO.

However with regard to the script, themes, production design, cast, score and performances Logan's Run ROCKED. As much as a step up in visuals Star Wars was over LR, LR had the same leap in overall quality compared to the wretched Zardoz two summers earlier. And even though Star Trek: The Motion Picture and The Black Hole rode the wave of Lucas' newly minted ILM department I'd still rank LR much higher than those two latter films.

This is one of those movies that studios have been threatening to remake for years, I guess it fits in with all the focus on YA stories lately. I must be old if I'm considering 30 as YA, ha ha! It's subject matter does hold the test of time, but yeah, I don't think they were really trying to break new ground with fx. Thinking back, story wise the film has certainly been heavily borrowed from over the years.

I was only 5 when it came out, but I was still watching this years later (as any kid from the 70's would attest) due to a healthy interest in Farrah Fawcett, even if she was only in a few minutes of the film.

Khev
09-06-2016, 11:22 AM
I was two when Logan's Run came out and by the time I was old enough to see sci-fi with boobies it just was never on my radar. Post SW OT those visuals would have been a very tough sell to my younger self anyway. But since I missed LR Saturn 3 was always my go-to Fawcett movie. Yum. :monkey5

I think late 80's Verhoeven could have made an awesome LR remake. Now...hmmm. It could be done but only if they went full cerebral and not just another crappy "Divergent" or "The Maze Runner." Maybe Alex Garland (Ex Machina) directing with Domhnall Gleeson as Logan and Blake Lively as Jessica with modern day visuals. I'd see that in a heartbeat.

RIDDICK
09-06-2016, 01:51 PM
Jason Bourne - 6/10

Threadator
09-06-2016, 05:16 PM
Alien (Directors Cut) - 9/10.

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Edition) - 3/10. Atrocious.

xipotec
09-06-2016, 05:21 PM
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Edition) - 3/10. Atrocious.

Agreed.....

Dances with Wolves 9/10

morphosis
09-06-2016, 05:57 PM
BvS Ultimate Edition - 9/10. i really liked the theatrical release but this version is just way better. I only saw the theatrical once, but the Ultimate Edition really should have been the theatrical release. It really tells the entire story, its way more flushed out and makes so much more sense. Snyder made a excellent movie here, its a shame they didn't let him show his directors cut in theaters. Seeing this version also makes me want to get all the BvS Hot Toys :)

RIDDICK
09-06-2016, 07:07 PM
Justice League: Gods and Monsters - 7/10

ZaCHw117
09-06-2016, 07:15 PM
BvS Ultimate Edition - 9/10. i really liked the theatrical release but this version is just way better. I only saw the theatrical once, but the Ultimate Edition really should have been the theatrical release. It really tells the entire story, its way more flushed out and makes so much more sense. Snyder made a excellent movie here, its a shame they didn't let him show his directors cut in theaters. Seeing this version also makes me want to get all the BvS Hot Toys :)

Same deal with watchmen, I left the theater saying "well that sucked ass". picked up the extended cut about a year later and damn, that's a mighty fine flick.

Snyder is just one of those directors who needs screen time to breath, otherwise it's just scenes with no actual point.

Khev
09-06-2016, 09:26 PM
The Searchers (1956) 7/10

Good but not great.

ZaCHw117
09-06-2016, 10:17 PM
Avengers: Age of Ultron: 7.5/10

solids MCU film, but you can tell whedon was done with all the Disney bs.

Captain Clown
09-06-2016, 10:22 PM
Superman Returns - 7/10
Making this a sequel instead of a new take really limited what they could've done, but it's still an enjoyable Superman movie. The best part of the movie, for me, is Lex and his crew.
They needed to let Routh be his own thing; He's a perfect choice to play Superman and they just made him impersonate Reeve.

Suicide Squad (rewatch) - 6.5/10
A lot of the editing feels rushed, especially in the introductions. I thought the movie was fun and most of the characters were likeable, but DC needs to settle down with all of these "end of the world" threats. I can understand it for Justice League, but not something like Task Force X.
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It was weird going into the movie the first time and not seeing some of the scenes I was looking forward to though, notably some of the Katana and Joker stuff. I'm hoping for an "Ultimate Edition" to complete the film.

EVILFACE
09-06-2016, 10:48 PM
Paradox (2016) - 5/10
Synchronicity - 6/10
88 - 5/10
Jaws 3-D - 7/10
Jaws: The Revenge - 4/10
Colonia 6/10
Don't Breathe - 7.5/10
Humans (2015 TV Series) - 7/10

greygoose
09-06-2016, 11:34 PM
CA: Civil War - 7.5/10

highlander1
09-06-2016, 11:51 PM
Pete's dragon. I liked it give a 6.

I'm not a serial Killer. Chris Loyd Its creepy weird n bizarre i need to watch again to score it idk what i'd rate it.

Threadator
09-07-2016, 12:08 AM
War of the Worlds (2005) - 7/10. I know some hate this version but for some reason I just love it. The Tripods are one of the most well done and terrifying movie "monsters" ever. Cruise didnt ham it up, he seemed like a genuinely frustrated father character. The kids are a bit annoying but I can overlook it. I watch it a couple times a year.

Khev
09-07-2016, 12:25 AM
Colonia 6/10

I've been wondering if Colonia was worth a watch.

Centurion
09-07-2016, 12:48 AM
War of the Worlds (2005) - 7/10. I know some hate this version but for some reason I just love it. The Tripods are one of the most well done and terrifying movie "monsters" ever. Cruise didnt ham it up, he seemed like a genuinely frustrated father character. The kids are a bit annoying but I can overlook it. I watch it a couple times a year.

The movie has a good pace and I like how the tension builds as the story slowly develops. I can re-watch this movie too.

a-dev
09-07-2016, 08:09 AM
War of the Worlds (2005) - 7/10. I know some hate this version but for some reason I just love it. The Tripods are one of the most well done and terrifying movie "monsters" ever. Cruise didnt ham it up, he seemed like a genuinely frustrated father character. The kids are a bit annoying but I can overlook it. I watch it a couple times a year.

I also enjoy this film, only watched it again a few weeks ago.

Khev
09-07-2016, 08:13 AM
While I do think that Spielberg's WOTW loses its way a bit during the lengthy cabin sequence and the subplot with the son who survives is outright goofy it otherwise has an incredible tone and an almost palpable sense of dread. The visuals are first rate as well. Overall I've enjoyed it since it was released.

a-dev
09-07-2016, 08:17 AM
The son needed a solid punch in the face.

ZaCHw117
09-07-2016, 08:25 AM
X2: X-Men United: 8/10 Awesome X-men flick, my favorite of the OG trilogy.

Mad Old Lu
09-07-2016, 08:32 AM
I loved WOTW—thought it was one of Spielberg’s best in a very long time, and in my mind hasn’t made as good a movie since (with the exception of maybe Bridge of Spies). I thought he recreated that confusion and panic that sets in after a catastrophic event, borrowing imagery heavily from 9/11 and the NY blackout of 2003. The tripod attacks and the scene where everyone is fighting over the car are magnificent. And the music is also one of Williams’s best.

a-dev
09-07-2016, 08:36 AM
Minority Report was also very good IMO.

Khev
09-07-2016, 08:45 AM
I thought Minority Report was great up until they put the halo on him in the lakehouse. From there it took a steep nosedive into "token feel good Spielberg" territory that tainted the rest of the picture IMO. I actually prefer to pretend that the entire ending was just an idyllic dream he had while in permanent stasis.

Mad Old Lu
09-07-2016, 08:46 AM
Minority Report was also very good IMO.

I agree wholeheartedly. It's a shame that Cruise and Spielberg had an apparent falling out because those two movies were some of their best work for both of them. They made a great team.

Edit: Khev, I agree to an extent. Yes, it would have been a ballsy move to end the movie with Anderton confronting Crowe and maybe ultimately deciding not to kill him (like it happened in the movie), just to show that we all still have free will and that the pre-cog program maybe didn't work after all. It would have made it all more poignant and made a better point/moral, and it still would have a happy ending since Anderton doesn't go through with the murder. But in the end I'm fine with the movie as it is--I can see that act 3 stuff adding to the film-noir aspect that Spielberg was going for, showing that corruption went all the way to the top.

a-dev
09-07-2016, 08:51 AM
I agree wholeheartedly. It's a shame that Cruise and Spielberg had an apparent falling out because those two movies were some of their best work for both of them. They made a great team.

Oh? I never heard that.

YoNoSe
09-07-2016, 08:55 AM
I love Tom Cruise in movies but even putting aside the Scientology, he seems like an enbearable person to be around for long.

Mad Old Lu
09-07-2016, 08:57 AM
Oh? I never heard that.

I had read an article several years ago. Basically he was trying to impose his Scientology ways to Spielberg and Capshaw. Who knows if it's really true or not, but the fact remains that they haven't worked together since those two huge blockbusters. A Spielberg/Cruise collaboration is a license to print cash and Hollywood is not one to leave money on the table like that.

Here's a link to an article about the fallout:

https://www.scientologybollocks.com/that-why-steven-spielberg-hates-tom-cruise-story/

Snake Plissken
09-07-2016, 09:02 AM
I love Tom Cruise in movies but even putting aside the Scientology, he seems like an unbearable person to be around for long.

He comes off as an insufferable prick who's been around nothing but yes men for three decades.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRXZ0oant6Q

His self proclaimed PHD in Psychiatry interview. I think he's read too much into his own knowledge by reading articles on his phone when dropping a deuce.

kryptonianmutie
09-07-2016, 10:56 AM
X2: X-Men United: 8/10 Awesome X-men flick, my favorite of the OG trilogy.

It'll always be my favorite of the first three. I need to watch X2 again to see how it holds up to the newer films.

BTW, this will in no way change pturtle's opinion of SS.:lol


He comes off as an insufferable prick who's been around nothing but yes men for three decades.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRXZ0oant6Q

His self proclaimed PHD in Psychiatry interview. I think he's read too much into his own knowledge by reading articles on his phone when dropping a deuce.

That was so long ago and he looked like he was having a mental episode at the time. I think I've enjoyed the movies he's made post nervous breakdown more than the films he did before it, with an exception for A Few Good Men which is classic.

ZaCHw117
09-07-2016, 11:00 AM
It'll always be my favorite of the first three. I need to watch X2 again to see how it holds up to the newer films.

BTW, this will in no way change pturtle's opinion of SS.:lol



:lol me and pturtle agree on few things, x2 being one of them.

It actually holds up really well! the last time I watched it was when DOFP hit theaters, and it's aged really well since then.

pturtle
09-07-2016, 12:49 PM
Yea, I think we agree on everything except SS :lol

But yea X2 holds up incredibly well, it really was ahead of its time.


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mah45
09-07-2016, 01:01 PM
The Revenant - 5/10 ( The Martian was better than this movie)

Blade3327
09-07-2016, 01:18 PM
Trainwreck - 8/10
Best Apatow-directed comedy I've seen. And kudos to LeBron and Cena for their comedic timing. Top-notch performances from everyone.

Keanu - 6/10
Love Key and Peele, but this didn't feel as inspired as the show.

Khev
09-07-2016, 01:27 PM
I never had any intention of watching Trainwreck but now that I know that it is literally perfect and up there with the greatest works of Scorsese, Lean, Hitchcock and Spielberg I don't know that I can resist. I never had any idea it was that good, really looking forward to it now. :rock

Blade3327
09-07-2016, 01:58 PM
I never had any intention of watching Trainwreck but now that I know that it is literally perfect and up there with the greatest works of Scorsese, Lean, Hitchcock and Spielberg I don't know that I can resist. I never had any idea it was that good, really looking forward to it now. :rock

Well, my rating scale is based on my enjoyment of it. 5 and 6 are average, 5 being the negative side (checking my watch) and 6 being the positive side (finding the film entertaining on a basic level). A 10 means I was actively engaged and wouldn't have changed even the smallest thing. It also helps that I'm a fan of Apatow's style, though I've never given any of his films this enthusiastic of a score.

And I wouldn't bring Scorsese and Hitchcock into it. :lol Not sure there's such a thing as a canon of objective good. For instance, I think Citizen Kane is an 8 at best. Great performances, groundbreaking cinematography and a decent story, but it did drag somewhat for me. Some scenes were electric and others, not so much.

GasparZizou
09-07-2016, 02:00 PM
Trainwreck - 10/10
Best Apatow-directed comedy I've seen. And kudos to LeBron and Cena for their comedic timing. Top-notch performances from everyone.

Ay Dios mío! D:

Trash Panda
09-07-2016, 02:07 PM
I fell asleep in the middle of Trainwreck :lol

kryptonianmutie
09-07-2016, 02:19 PM
I fell asleep in the middle of Trainwreck :lol

Good lord! You've got them unbreakable bones!

Khev
09-07-2016, 03:02 PM
Well, my rating scale is based on my enjoyment of it. 5 and 6 are average, 5 being the negative side (checking my watch) and 6 being the positive side (finding the film entertaining on a basic level). A 10 means I was actively engaged and wouldn't have changed even the smallest thing. It also helps that I'm a fan of Apatow's style, though I've never given any of his films this enthusiastic of a score.

And I wouldn't bring Scorsese and Hitchcock into it. :lol Not sure there's such a thing as a canon of objective good. For instance, I think Citizen Kane is an 8 at best. Great performances, groundbreaking cinematography and a decent story, but it did drag somewhat for me. Some scenes were electric and others, not so much.

I'm just messing with you. Funny that you mention the "canon of objective good" because I just gave Clown Prince a long lecture advising him that with movies there is no such thing. :lol

xipotec
09-07-2016, 09:03 PM
BvS Ultimate Edition - 9/10.

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Khev
09-08-2016, 06:53 AM
Quest for Fire (1981) - 5/10

Can you imagine a two hour caveman drama with no dialogue or subtitles being greenlit for theatrical release today? I do confess to not watching all of it. I fast forwarded through a good 45 minutes or so of the middle of the movie. I could still see what was happening but it's not like I missed any dialogue. Overall the film was okay but definitely not my thing.

kryptonianmutie
09-08-2016, 07:11 AM
Quest for Fire (1981) - 5/10

Can you imagine a two hour caveman drama with no dialogue or subtitles being greenlit for theatrical release today? I do confess to not watching all of it. I fast forwarded through a good 45 minutes or so of the middle of the movie. I could still see what was happening but it's not like I missed any dialogue. Overall the film was okay but definitely not my thing.

All I remember from that movie is Rae Dawn Chong getting "cavemanned".

Khev
09-08-2016, 07:17 AM
All I remember from that movie is Rae Dawn Chong getting "cavemanned".

:lol Yes and I remember a kid bringing the novel to school and a bunch of us (boys and girls) reading that part like a bunch of giggling pervs. On a somewhat related note we got to watch Clash of the Titans on VHS in 5th grade and we all collectively snickered at Perseus' mom's bare boobies while our teacher obliviously graded papers. :yess:

rushmore223
09-08-2016, 07:21 AM
Quest for Fire (1981) - 5/10

Can you imagine a two hour caveman drama with no dialogue or subtitles being greenlit for theatrical release today? I do confess to not watching all of it. I fast forwarded through a good 45 minutes or so of the middle of the movie. I could still see what was happening but it's not like I missed any dialogue. Overall the film was okay but definitely not my thing.

Wow, your really on a 70's/80's kick lately, haven't thought of that film in a long time! Don't think I ever saw the whole thing either, the cannibalism part sticks out in my head the most, probably why I haven't seen it in its entirety.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-08-2016, 08:50 AM
Jamon Jamon- 5/10

La Mirada de Otro- 4/10

Europeans sure don't mind nudity :lol

Centurion
09-08-2016, 10:44 AM
Quest for Fire (1981) - 5/10

Can you imagine a two hour caveman drama with no dialogue or subtitles being greenlit for theatrical release today? I do confess to not watching all of it. I fast forwarded through a good 45 minutes or so of the middle of the movie. I could still see what was happening but it's not like I missed any dialogue. Overall the film was okay but definitely not my thing.
Just watch Caveman ('81). More entertaining and you get dialogue like, "Atouk zug zug Lana!"

ZaCHw117
09-08-2016, 10:46 AM
Just watch Caveman ('81). More entertaining and you get dialogue like, "Atouk zug zug Lana!"

holy ****, I haven't thought of this movie in 15+ years. :lol :rotfl

rushmore223
09-08-2016, 10:57 AM
holy ****, I haven't thought of this movie in 15+ years. :lol :rotfl

:lol

I remember That! I watched that over and over as a kid, would be interesting to see what I think of it now.

ZaCHw117
09-08-2016, 11:00 AM
:lol

I remember That! I watched that over and over as a kid, would be interesting to see what I think of it now.

same. :lol I remember there being a fart joke that would make me LOL every time. :lol

I'm sure it's torture to sit through now though.

Centurion
09-08-2016, 12:15 PM
holy ****, I haven't thought of this movie in 15+ years. :lol :rotfl


:lol

I remember That! I watched that over and over as a kid, would be interesting to see what I think of it now.
:hi5:
It's been a while for me too. I think it still holds up very well today. The comedy is raunchy and corny... perfect!

Centurion
09-08-2016, 12:24 PM
holy ****, I haven't thought of this movie in 15+ years. :lol :rotfl


same. :lol I remember there being a fart joke that would make me LOL every time. :lol

I'm sure it's torture to sit through now though.

What a classic! :lol :lol


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0pthi1ocVs

SnakeDoctor
09-08-2016, 02:41 PM
What a classic! :lol :lol


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0pthi1ocVs

There are some movies you have to see when you're a kid. Otherwise, they're crap. The Neverending Story, apparently -- which I made the mistake of watching for the first time a couple of months ago. I'm gonna venture a guess that Caveman is on the "see it young, or not at all" list.

As an aside ... ever watch a movie that's so bad, you have to finish it? The Neverending Story is one of those. Sweet November (I was rooting for the cancer to go ahead get the job done so we could go home). Smokey & the Bandit III, also (bad, and wildly inappropriate for a PG movie). And the Nicole Kidman train wreck, To Die For ... wherein the least insufferable character was Newman from Seinfeld.

SnakeDoc

ZaCHw117
09-08-2016, 04:01 PM
good point, Brazil is one I watched a few years back. and for it being a "classic"' I thought it was a total fartbox.

Patriot666
09-08-2016, 05:06 PM
I've noticed when rewatching childhood movies that a lot of the lines are different from what I remember. It's like as a kid I didn't full understand them so I just made up words for those times lol. I just watched Beetlejuice and noticed this.

ChaserFan
09-09-2016, 04:41 AM
Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie - 9/10

Mad Old Lu
09-09-2016, 06:13 AM
Batman v Superman: 7.75/10

Maybe my expectations were way lowered because of how bad it was perceived. I'm very surprised but I thought it was great! I honestly don't know why it got SUCH bad reviews. Sure, there were a few plot holes, but overall it was very entertaining, the action was great, and I thought it was a step up from Man of Steel, which I also thought was okay (minus the tornado and the neverending battle in the end). I thought the tone was good--serious but not "dark". I do have to say that Jesse Eisenberg was by far the WORST Lex portrayal ever. Who thought that performance would have been a good idea? Was the idea to have him be the comic relief of the movie? Jesse even seemed uncomfortable in his performance. Terrible. Despite that, I still thought it was great. Sad Ben Affleck has nothing to feel bad about.

Mnl_actionfigures
09-09-2016, 06:23 AM
It happened One Night (1934) - 9.1/10

Call of The Wild (1935) - 8.8/10

The Public Enemy (1931) - 8.5/10

Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939) - 9/10

The Monuments Men (2014) - 5/10

Khev
09-09-2016, 07:34 AM
:lol Yes and I remember a kid bringing the novel to school and a bunch of us (boys and girls) reading that part like a bunch of giggling pervs.

Actually now that I think of it it was the Clan of the Cave Bear novel, not Quest for Fire. Man there was a weird caveman craze in the early 80's. I forgot about that Ringo Starr movie.


Wow, your really on a 70's/80's kick lately, haven't thought of that film in a long time! Don't think I ever saw the whole thing either, the cannibalism part sticks out in my head the most, probably why I haven't seen it in its entirety.

Actually I'm watching a lot from different eras. Finally saw Dracula (1931) all the way through. It was okay but no King Kong or Frankenstein.


There are some movies you have to see when you're a kid. Otherwise, they're crap. The Neverending Story, apparently -- which I made the mistake of watching for the first time a couple of months ago.

As an aside ... ever watch a movie that's so bad, you have to finish it? The Neverending Story is one of those.

Interesting. I still very much enjoy The Neverending Story. I did see it when I was young and enjoy watching it with my own kids once or twice a year. It actually holds up and is more watchable for me then many other "family" films of that era.

kryptonianmutie
09-09-2016, 08:13 AM
Actually now that I think of it it was the Clan of the Cave Bear novel, not Quest for Fire. Man there was a weird caveman craze in the early 80's.

Cavemen, barbarians and post apocalyptic wastelands. Good times.

ZaCHw117
09-09-2016, 09:25 AM
I never got the Love for The Never Ending Story either, but I saw it in early teenhood and it wasn't even aging well at that point. Not for me. :lol

Centurion
09-09-2016, 09:30 AM
Cavemen, barbarians and post apocalyptic wastelands. Good times.

LOL! For sure! :duff

Gates70
09-09-2016, 11:28 AM
Straight Out of Compton - 8/10 Hate Rap so I was surprised I liked this.

marvinmyles
09-09-2016, 02:18 PM
Straight Out of Compton - 8/10 Hate Rap so I was surprised I liked this.

yep' excellent film and you don't need to be into Rap to enjoy..acting was very good.Story was way cool.Same 8/10

xipotec
09-09-2016, 08:11 PM
Haunter 6/10

Currently on Netflix....if you wan tot enjoy this do NOT read anything about it. A decent spooky film in a year where not too much has been done well with horror...good twists

Centurion
09-10-2016, 12:46 AM
Straight Out of Compton - 8/10 Hate Rap so I was surprised I liked this.
I need to watch this one too.

ZaCHw117
09-10-2016, 01:19 AM
it's a solid 9/10 if you're into hip hop/rap.

Mnl_actionfigures
09-10-2016, 08:17 AM
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) - 8.5/10

Centurion
09-10-2016, 08:50 AM
it's a solid 9/10 if you're into hip hop/rap.
I can listen to some of it, but I want to watch this mostly because NWA was very popular in the mid 80's. It didn't matter how old you were in LA, you knew who they were. I want to see how much of the movie is actually true.

ZaCHw117
09-10-2016, 09:12 AM
I can listen to some of it, but I want to watch this mostly because NWA was very popular in the mid 80's. It didn't matter how old you were in LA, you knew who they were. I want to see how much of the movie is actually true.

you're gonna love it man, they go into some dark territory and I'm pretty familiar with these artists, a few moments may be more "dramatic" but overall it's a solid drama with great performances that pays huge respect to OG rap. it's mostly about Cube's and E's journey.

Khev
09-10-2016, 09:13 AM
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - 8.5/10

First time watching it in High Definition. A lot of the visuals hold up better than the original Star Wars. Pretty amazing what Kubrick accomplished almost a full decade before the existence of ILM. HAL is still creepy, the end is still trippy as hell, and the music still makes me want to stand up and cheer when the giant fetus looks at the Earth though I have no idea why. :lol

Centurion
09-10-2016, 09:21 AM
you're gonna love it man, they go into some dark territory and I'm pretty familiar with these artists, a few moments may be more "dramatic" but overall it's a solid drama with great performances that pays huge respect to OG rap. it's mostly about Cube's and E's journey.

Very cool. That's what I'm hoping for. :duff

GasparZizou
09-10-2016, 10:36 AM
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - 8.5/10

First time watching it in High Definition. A lot of the visuals hold up better than the original Star Wars. Pretty amazing what Kubrick accomplished almost a full decade before the existence of ILM. HAL is still creepy, the end is still trippy as hell, and the music still makes me want to stand up and cheer when the giant fetus looks at the Earth though I have no idea why. :lol
I think the entirety of the visuals hold up fantastic, even the apes are still convincing.

And that gateway sequence is still stupid :lol I think I share your score.

Still quite possibly my favorite Sci-FI story, even more so in book form. Shame the books follow the movie instead of the first book.

Khev
09-10-2016, 11:03 AM
Agreed, pretty amazing that the film 2001 has more convincing visuals than some movies that came out in the year 2001.

And it's interesting that a "war" follows each arrival of the Monolith and that the side that touched it always wins. The apes with tools defeat the other apes and through Bowman humans defeat HAL. Gives a bit of an ominous undertone for the people of Earth when the Star Child arrives.

GasparZizou
09-10-2016, 11:52 AM
I can't see any relation there myself, the monolith gave the apes the spark of knowledge, in HAL's case, his madness was triggered by a contradiction in its programming, he was made to not conceal information, but it was tasked with keeping the monolith's existence a secret, therefore if the crew was killed, he wouldn't have to keep the secret anymore. Bowman hadn't come in contact with the monolith at that point, if anything, it was HAL who came in contact with information regarding the monolith.

As for the star child, I believe it signifies the transcendence of humanity, the final stage of our evolution that the spark of knowledge boosted, I can't see any ominousness in that myself, but after all, Kubrick said to interpret it as you please and he didn't want verbal rationalization like I'm doing :lol

I'm on Mr. Clarke's side though.

Khev
09-10-2016, 02:42 PM
Well yes of course the Star Child represents a transcendent form of humanity. But both prior appearances of the Monolith represented transcendence coupled with violent extinction, and in both cases the very tools "gifted" by the Monoliths were used in acts of murder. The bone clubs and the mainframes of the Discovery itself. That doesn't mean the Monoliths promoted violence, just that the higher intelligence granted seemed to trigger jealousy of sorts in lower lifeforms which led to violence. I don't think reborn Bowman/the Star Child was "going to war" or anything but based on the non-tool using primates and HAL you have to wonder how threatened the people of Earth will feel and how wisely they'll respond.

And I don't think HAL became homicidal because of conflicting programming but rather because he read Bowman and Poole's lips that they were planning on deactivating him.

GasparZizou
09-10-2016, 03:18 PM
But both prior appearances of the Monolith represented transcendence coupled with violent extinction, and in both cases the very tools "gifted" by the Monoliths were used in acts of murder. The bone clubs and the mainframes of the Discovery itself. That doesn't mean the Monoliths promoted violence, just that the higher intelligence granted seemed to trigger jealousy of sorts in lower lifeforms which led to violence. I don't think reborn Bowman/the Star Child was "going to war" or anything but based on the non-tool using primates and HAL you have to wonder how threatened the people of Earth will feel and how wisely they'll respond.
Yes they were, because the apes were already in conflict and were territorial with the other apes, imo the monolith didn't trigger jealousy...

I had the fortune of reading the book before watching the movie, I don't know if you've read it, but it explains that the monoliths are...
Supercomputers made by the universe's first sentient beings (the first born), and they are used to boost intelligence in worlds, if there is any, because intelligent life is an extremely rare phenomenon.

And at the end it explains Bowman just can see it all and be at any place at will, it's implied he's in the infant age in the same evolutionary stage as the "first born" beings, I don't think we (humans) can see him.

I think Kubrick wanted to make it a bit too ambiguous than it should be, because in the book it's a bit clearer.



And I don't think HAL became homicidal because of conflicting programming but rather because he read Bowman and Poole's lips that they were planning on deactivating him.
Which they were gonna do because HAL was acting shady, which he wasn't supposed to do, he was acting like that long before that scene, and he also wasn't supposed to retaliate when threatened with disconnection, there's a hint of apparent self-awareness there too, and fear of death.

I hate to bring up the books, but in this case the books are virtually the script for the movies.
in the books they do mention it was because of a programming paradox

Btw that's one dumb part in the movie I don't like, a pair of genius-level space engineers couldn't think of turning the pod away from HAL's vision? The damn thing has all sorts of sensors and it didn't occur to them that lip reading was one of them, it's a borderline self-aware pattern-identifying machine FFS :lol not even turn their backs to him so it wouldn't see them speak.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-10-2016, 05:59 PM
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - 8.5/10

First time watching it in High Definition. A lot of the visuals hold up better than the original Star Wars. Pretty amazing what Kubrick accomplished almost a full decade before the existence of ILM. HAL is still creepy, the end is still trippy as hell, and the music still makes me want to stand up and cheer when the giant fetus looks at the Earth though I have no idea why. :lol
It was on TV here in AUS last night. :lol

Certainly a landmark film in many ways - one of my all time faves, & a chilling prediction of the future in terms of our relationship with technology & A.I. :monkey1

Khev
09-10-2016, 07:00 PM
Gaspar we disagree about the repercussions of the monoliths but I wasn't aware that Clarke's short story spelled things out like that. Kind of diminishes the magic of the monoliths to have them definitively explained so I'm glad Kubrick kept them a mystery. I do like the omnipresence of the Star Child explained though. I actually like the idea that he was perceiving the Earth from across the galaxy or from another dimension outside of space and time. That's pretty cool.

GasparZizou
09-10-2016, 07:10 PM
Gaspar we disagree about the repercussions of the monoliths but I wasn't aware that Clarke's short story spelled things out like that. Kind of diminishes the magic of the monoliths to have them definitively explained so I'm glad Kubrick kept them a mystery. I do like the omnipresence of the Star Child explained though. I actually like the idea that he was perceiving the Earth from across the galaxy or from another dimension outside of space and time. That's pretty cool.
It appears that Clarke and Kubrick themselves were in that same "opposition", I guess. Kubrick got more ambiguity since it's a visual medium, but you can take the movie version by his words.

I just like Clarke's side of the vision better myself.

The fact that there is such a thing as "human nature" is one of Clarke's usual themes, in some of his stories it's our downfall, in others, like 2001, it can be overcome, which is why I think it's ok that it's inherent to humans and independent from the monoliths.

I like the explanation of the monoliths myself, not so often can a direct explanation be more fascinating than imagination, and Clarke often achieves that in his stories, because that "intelligence is rare" theme actually has more repercussions in other Odyssey stories by Clarke.

Khev
09-10-2016, 07:30 PM
I agree that as far as explaining the unexplainable Clarke did a pretty good job with the monoliths. Lightyears better than midichlorians, that's for sure. I just think that Kubrick made the right call.

I never bothered to see 2010 The Year We Make Contact. Was that based on anything penned by Clarke as well?

GasparZizou
09-10-2016, 08:08 PM
I haven't seen it either, I've just read the books.

Well, 2010 also has its own novel, there's the novels; 2001, 2010, 2061, 3001 and the Time Odyssey trilogy.

The 2001 movie and book were written by Clarke simultaneously, with the movie version having changes for technical and budget reasons like the monolith orbiting Jupiter in the movie, in the book it's on one of Saturn's moons (Iapetus). For the most part it's the same story, but the 2010 book (and movie) and the rest of the book sequels follow the events of the 2001 movie, not the events of the first book.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-10-2016, 08:19 PM
La Strada 8/10

The Night of the Hunter 9/10

Khev
09-10-2016, 08:19 PM
I read some time ago that Kubrick and Clarke toyed with the idea of showing the aliens who sent the monoliths but decided against it at the last minute. Are they described in the books?

GasparZizou
09-10-2016, 08:44 PM
I read some time ago that Kubrick and Clarke toyed with the idea of showing the aliens who sent the monoliths but decided against it at the last minute. Are they described in the books?
They are described as once being flesh like us, although I don't think their look is ever described, that's apparently the stage in their evolution when they built the monoliths, which is implied to be countless eons ago (first intelligent beings in the universe after all)...

Then they learnt to transfer their consciousness to machines, while Bowman was travelling through the monolith he saw what it appeared to be one of their cities, abandoned, later in their development at some point they learnt to store their very being in space itself, like the star-child, but they are apparently still interested in evolution of lesser species, so they are incorporeal.

If you ask me I don't think it's important how they looked.

If you want a story where it does matter, I recommend Childhood's End, also written by Clarke, there's a decent SyFy 3 episode miniseries adaptation if you're ever interested, starring Charles Dance, just DO NOT google it or look for images, it will spoil you right away :lol

I love that story too.

rushmore223
09-10-2016, 09:11 PM
As far as the 2001 discussion goes relating to the monolith and the apes, I just thought I'd briefly chime in, though I haven't seen the movie in years and im no expert. The monolith was brought about to heighten or accelerate intelligence/evolution (whichever your more comfortable with) but by doing so gave the now tool using apes the upper hand over the rest. Anytime in nature or history when that happens, it inevitably leads to violence and subjugation, which is probably part of our nature the Aliens either didn't consider or didn't care about, only considering the end outcome. As the famous saying goes "Power Corrupts...". Especially in this case, I think the destruction/killing of the lower intelligence apes actually assists in accelerating evolution, by removing the only real rival from the picture, it allows those tool using apes to breed and pass on their traits more quickly and successfully.


I had another point I wanted to make, but it got away from me. :lol

Anyway, reading this discussion has piqued my interest in reading 2001, and it's sequels.

GasparZizou
09-10-2016, 09:16 PM
As far as the 2001 discussion goes relating to the monolith and the apes, I just thought I'd briefly chime in, though I haven't seen the movie in years and im no expert. The monolith was brought about to heighten or accelerate intelligence/evolution (whichever your more comfortable with) but by doing so gave the now tool using apes the upper hand over the rest. Anytime in nature or history when that happens, it inevitably leads to violence and subjugation, which is probably part of our nature the Aliens either didn't consider or didn't care about, only considering the end outcome. As the famous saying goes "Power Corrupts...". Especially in this case, I think the destruction/killing of the lower intelligence apes actually assists in accelerating evolution, by removing the only real rival from the picture, it allows those tool using apes to breed and pass on their traits more quickly and successfully.


I had another point I wanted to make, but it got away from me. :lol

Anyway, reading this discussion has piqued my interest in reading 2001, and it's sequels.
I agree, human nature was unaccounted for and unmonitored until the monolith was discovered in the moon, at the end it's good ol' Darwinism :lol if with a little help, most animals are territorial and conflictive though, and we're nothing but animals.

Human nature does play a part later on in the series...

The sequels are not as hailed as 2001, but imo they're great if 2001 left you wanting more. They're slower and somewhat smaller than 2001 though, so be warned.

rushmore223
09-10-2016, 09:20 PM
I agree, human nature was unaccounted for and unmonitored until the monolith was discovered in the moon, at the end it's good ol' Darwinism :lol if with a little help, most animals are territorial and conflictive though, and we're nothing but animals.

Human nature does play a part later on in the series...

The sequels are not as hailed as 2001, but imo they're great if 2001 left you wanting more. They're slower and somewhat smaller than 2001 though, so be warned.

That doesn't bother me, I look forward to reading them.

GasparZizou
09-10-2016, 09:23 PM
Slow burn is best burn.

rushmore223
09-10-2016, 09:28 PM
Slow burn is best burn.

I agree. Gets under your skin that way.

Mnl_actionfigures
09-11-2016, 06:49 AM
12 Angry Men (1957) - 10/10


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RIDDICK
09-11-2016, 08:23 AM
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - 5/10
G.I. Joe: Retaliation -------- 5/10

Snake Plissken
09-11-2016, 08:51 AM
Saving Private Ryan - 10/10

Mnl_actionfigures
09-11-2016, 09:17 AM
Saving Private Ryan - 10/10

:goodpost: One of Spielberg's top 3

Centurion
09-11-2016, 09:43 AM
:goodpost: One of Spielberg's top 3

Interesting!
What would the other two be on that list?

For me, I can come up with my favorite 10, but I'll try and narrow it down to 3.

1. Schindler's List
2. Jaws
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark

That #1 spot will most likely always stay right there. Schindler's List will always be my favorite of his work.
However, depending on how I'm feeling, I might change #2 and #3 with any of the following:

Saving Private Ryan
Jurassic Park
E.T.
Goonies (he wrote the story but did not direct)

Mnl_actionfigures
09-11-2016, 09:48 AM
Interesting!
What would the other two be on that list?

For me, I can come up with my favorite 10, but I'll try and narrow it down to 3.

1. Schindler's List
2. Jaws
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark

That #1 spot will most likely always stay right there. Schindler's List will always be my favorite of his work.
However, depending on how I'm feeling, I might change #2 and #3 with any of the following:

Saving Private Ryan
Jurassic Park
E.T.
Goonies (he wrote the story but did not direct)

I cannot definitely rank in order, but Saving Private Ryan, Raiders, and Jaws, are my top 3 favorites of his.


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The Clown Prince of Crime
09-11-2016, 12:06 PM
Die Hard- 7/10

Die Hard 2- 5/10

Die Hard 3- 7/10

RIDDICK
09-11-2016, 12:51 PM
Die Hard- 7/10https://media.giphy.com/media/qVSdfvgKhJ3zi/giphy.gif

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-11-2016, 01:03 PM
http://i.imgur.com/sWeo67Z.gif

EVILFACE
09-11-2016, 01:05 PM
Interesting!
What would the other two be on that list?

Duel
Jaws
Temple of Doom
Raiders
SPR

Khev
09-11-2016, 01:13 PM
Attack of the 50 ft Woman (1958) - 2.5/10

Pretty much garbage from beginning to end, and not in a good way.

kryptonianmutie
09-11-2016, 01:57 PM
Attack of the 50 ft Woman (1958) - 2.5/10

Pretty much garbage from beginning to end, and not in a good way.

Did you ever see the remake with Daryl Hannah? The original can't be worse than that.

Khev
09-11-2016, 02:15 PM
Did you ever see the remake with Daryl Hannah? The original can't be worse than that.

No but I did see Attack of the 60 ft Centerfold on USA Up All Night in the late 90's. Centerfold was better.

SNIKT1950
09-11-2016, 02:30 PM
Morgan (2016) 8.5/10

The Witch's Anya Taylor Joy is definitely going places.

Centurion
09-11-2016, 05:50 PM
Duel
Jaws
Temple of Doom
Raiders
SPRI remember Duel actually scaring me when I was very young. LOL!