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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Queen K » Aug 28th, 2017, 11:15 am

Funny that you brought Blade Runner up because in the first few scenes I said, "looks a lot like Blade Runner" and the street scenes did too.

I am also looking forward to new Blade Runner. I want to watch Blade Runner Un-Cut before the new one comes out.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby fluffy » Sep 10th, 2017, 7:43 am

Queen K wrote:I am also looking forward to new Blade Runner. I want to watch Blade Runner Un-Cut before the new one comes out.


I bought a five disc "Collectors' Edition" of Bladerunner a few years back and if you're a fan then it's a wonderful addition to your library. The "behind-the-scenes" look at the making of the movie is every bit as entertaining as any movie out there these days. The best cut to watch would be the "Final Cut", as close to the perfectionist director's original visualization as you can come.

When I read that the coming sequel will also be released in IMAX format I toyed with the idea of going to Vancouver to see it on one of the real IMAX screens there. I know there is one near Pacific Center so I checked room prices at the Pan-Pacific Hotel which is also right there. When I regained consciousness....

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I've raved about this movie before, but it is every bit deserving of praise. In addition to some social commentary that holds relevance today more than ever, genetic manipulation for one, as a technical and artistic achievement it stands apart from all contenders. Released in 1982, it was made in a time when computer graphics were but a twinkle in the collective eye of geekdom. The only computers involved in production were to control the cameras when multiple shots of the same scene were required. The rest was all done with miniatures and camera "trickery". Apart from some studio settings, it was filmed almost entirely at night, portraying a dystopian future of overpopulation and climate change gone out of control. Under it all it reads like a good old film noire detective story. If you haven't seen this film yet you're really missing out on a classic.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby fluffy » Sep 10th, 2017, 8:18 am

Surfing the web last night (actually, "surfing" implies an intended destination, what I generally do is more like ADD inspired aimless meandering) I came across reference to director Gonzales Inarritu's "Trilogy of Death" which consists of the movies "Amores Perros", "21 Grams" and "Babel". Any reviews on any of these?
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Lady tehMa » Sep 14th, 2017, 8:24 am

I didn't enjoy the new "Mummy". :/ Husband said it was okay, but didn't hold a candle to the original.
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