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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby fluffy » Nov 25th, 2017, 11:28 am

Lady tehMa wrote:My friends saw Justice League this weekend, said it was really good except there may have been a bit too much CGI


I'm looking forward to giving this a try. The Marvel caste has been aggressive in it's infiltration of both big and small screens, it was pretty much inevitable that the DC universe would step up their game.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby JLives » Nov 25th, 2017, 11:33 am

I'm looking forward to Jason Momoa it too.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Lady tehMa » Nov 30th, 2017, 7:24 am

The Avengers Infinity Wars trailer came out yesterday! :yahoo:

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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Jflem1983 » Nov 30th, 2017, 8:09 am

Hasnt been a decent movie in over 20 years.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Fancy » Nov 30th, 2017, 8:32 am

Surprised you didn't like Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, The Green Mile, Avatar or Gravity.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Jflem1983 » Nov 30th, 2017, 8:40 am

Fancy wrote:Surprised you didn't like Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, The Green Mile, Avatar or Gravity.



Green mile was ok i guess. Shawshank was decent. Godfather 1. A few gangster movies from the early 90s.

The list of good movies has not grown in a long time
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Ka-El » Nov 30th, 2017, 3:40 pm

Fancy wrote:Surprised you didn't like Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, The Green Mile, Avatar or Gravity.

Black Hawk Down, Lawless. Prometheus, Cloud Atlas - the list just goes on and on.
Ya, a lot of crap gets put out, but who watches the crap? Wannabe critics?
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 16th, 2017, 12:09 am

Finally got around to watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 - not as good as the first one, still good though. By far Stan Lee's best cameo yet :up:
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby fluffy » Dec 18th, 2017, 6:46 am

I had high hopes for "Valerian..." but the script came off a little superficial. I made the mistake of going into the theatre with preconceived expectations and I'm usually pretty good at keeping an open mind. Beeson's "The Fifth Element" was such an excellent ride I had my heart set on an equally successful effort and it just didn't surface. I guess I'm a tough customer, I'm fairly easy to entertain, but sharp enough to see when someone has taken a short cut or failed to develop a crucial point sufficiently. I don't like sloppy work or shallow scripts. I give big points for a film's ability to stir my emotions.

Recent notables: watched "Casablanca" again, surely more viewings to come, must have watched "Spotlight" a dozen times already and it's still entertaining, same goes for "The Big Short" to a slightly lesser degree, and just about everything from the Marvel Universe so far has been a winner.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Bsuds » Dec 18th, 2017, 6:54 am

We don't go to the theatre much as it's too loud for me. (hearing challenged and with hearing aids it's just painful)
We just bought a 4K TV and I'm looking forward to re watching Avatar and a few others in 4K.
At least the upscaled version. lol
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby fluffy » Dec 18th, 2017, 7:32 am

Bsuds wrote:We just bought a 4K TV...


Let me know how that works out for you. I just went from a 51" Plasma to a 60" 1080P on Black Friday last year and that will keep me happy for a few years, but I wouldn't mind making an even bigger one part of my retirement package. Just about everything is 4K now, 1080P is fading away fast as the prices come down on the 4K. It seems that 720P has gone to be with Elvis.

Will regular blu rays work in a 4K player?
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Bsuds » Dec 18th, 2017, 8:24 am

fluffy wrote:Will regular blu rays work in a 4K player?


Might depend on the model but pretty sure they do.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby lesliepaul » Dec 18th, 2017, 11:51 am

Bsuds wrote:
fluffy wrote:Will regular blu rays work in a 4K player?


Might depend on the model but pretty sure they do.


Bought a 60" 4K LG 2 years ago ($1,300 model, not the $3,000 model). I will tell you that it does enhance regular TV channels and HD channels. DVD's and Blue Ray are also enhanced, no problems playing any of them. Some people may not see the difference but if you are in the market for a new TV, spend the extra for 4K. The TV we bought can be purchased for under $1,000 now. In Canada there are no channels being broadcast in 4K although I have heard Rogers may have one sports channel in 4K. Netflix I hear has some shows or movies in 4K but as of yet have not seen any. I will also tell you that YouTube has a 4K section of videos and the picture is absolutely amazing.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby fluffy » Apr 11th, 2018, 8:44 am

blue_moon wrote:The latest film, from which I was scared is Annihilation. Although this is not like a horror film)


I took in "Annihilation" in Vancouver last weekend, I was surprised to see it still hanging around as it had come and went in the Okanagan a few weeks back. I enjoyed it but apparently it hasn't been the financial success they had hoped for. I read that this is not uncommon as movie going habits are changing with the proliferation of streaming services, it's just getting hard to justify thirty bucks or so to plant your bum in a seat for a couple of hours. "Annihilation" had the script, the actors and the eye candy, why it under-performed as far as bringing in the crowds is a bit of a head scratcher. I hope this doesn't mean there will be no follow-up, it was based on the first novel in a bestselling trilogy.

One thing I read online that has my geekles tingling is that the king of gratuitous violence Quentin Tarantino is in talks to take the helm for the next offering in the Star Trek franchise, and that it will be the first to take on an "R" rating. Interesting.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Poindexter » Apr 20th, 2018, 5:58 am

"The Killing of the Sacred Deer"

Watched this on PPV last night and still trying to fully figure out. Without a doubt, the most cringe inducing movie I've ever seen. Picture a sinister Napoleon Dynamite without the laughs, this awkward teen injects himself into a family and things get weird.

Wife and I had to Google it afterward hoping to make sense of it, turns out we aren't versed in Greek tragedies.
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All and all a brilliantly done movie that while is hard to watch and confusing, it leaves a lasting impression and won't be a movie I forget anytime soon.
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