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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby Queen K » Jan 24th, 2015, 11:01 pm

Even Steven Lloyd declared that only an idiot would even start watching The Interview. And he's not religious.

Heck, I said people would hate that movie immediately and I haven't seen it.
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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby Thinktank » Jan 24th, 2015, 11:03 pm

Supposedly movies are supposed to hook the viewer in the first ten minutes
or they are lost for good.

That means I should go back and watch eight more minutes of crappy THE INTERVIEW before
judging.

Not looking forward to it.
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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 24th, 2015, 11:14 pm

Thinktank wrote:Supposedly movies are supposed to hook the viewer in the first ten minutes
or they are lost for good.

That means I should go back and watch eight more minutes of crappy THE INTERVIEW before
judging.

Not looking forward to it.

I prefer to watch it from beginning to end ... if I like it, I like it ... if I don't, I don't. Just like a book, I don't give up on it after the first 2 Chapters to see if it sucks me in ... some of the best books I've ever read took halfway through it before I enjoyed it ... same with movies.
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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby Thinktank » Jan 24th, 2015, 11:49 pm

Queen K wrote:.....Steven Lloyd declared that only an idiot would even start watching The Interview. ....


I watched it for ten minutes.

Worst. Crap. Ever.

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^ so stupid - it hurts your head to watch it for ten minutes. Imagine a whole hour and a half.
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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby steven lloyd » Jan 25th, 2015, 12:57 pm

Thinktank wrote: ^ so stupid - it hurts your head to watch it for ten minutes.

Same with most of your posts. They should come with a warning: "Caution: This might hurt!"

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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby Tacklewasher » Jan 26th, 2015, 9:35 am

Nice thing aboug Netflix. If a movie doesn't appeal in 10 minutes or so, I'm done with it and it didn't cost me extra. Same for on tv. Jst PPV that I feel ripped off.

And better than IMDB is Rotten Tomatoes.
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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby normaM » Jan 27th, 2015, 1:09 pm

TT - I will like every post you do a movie spoiler ( current)You know, like Gone Girl - she ain't gone
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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby Thinktank » Jul 31st, 2017, 4:26 am

:-X

I watched another movie. The House.

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I guess I could have asked for my money back. Usually you can tell in the first ten minutes when
a movie was produced by idiots, but I decided to keep watching for one hour. I hate bothering the people
who own the theater for a refund - even when the movie is ridiculously stupid.

This movie was so bad, it got me thinking about "how stuff works again." How does Hollywood work?
From Wikipedia: As of July 27, 2017, The House has grossed $24.7 million in the United States and Canada, and $7.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $31.9 million, against a production budget of $40 million

So, thanks to millions of other dummies like me, Hollywood can get back the money spent on a really worthless
movie, so dumb it's painful just to sit there and tolerate it for any length of time.
I thought the people who control Hollywood were smart, but they're not smart. It's just that
everyone else, who pays to see their movies is even dumber than they are.

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There's the guy who wrote and directed the piece of crap. Andrew J Cohen.
Remember his name - and don't see any movie he is associated with.

:-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

Five angry faces. The maximum any of the movies on this thread can get.


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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby Ka-El » Aug 22nd, 2017, 8:04 pm

Just watched "Cloud Atlas" for the third time. Awesome movie! :up: :up: :up:
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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby Queen K » Aug 22nd, 2017, 8:59 pm

Is it on netlflix? I'm kinda wanting to see that one myself.
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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby Thinktank » Aug 23rd, 2017, 3:40 am

Thinktank wrote:..... the guy who wrote and directed the piece of crap. Andrew J Cohen.


^ I wonder if he laughs, knowing he is giving the people "slop - for the mind" and making a fortune doing it.
I would laugh. I would laugh all the way to the bank.

I saw movies from Iran, South Korea, India, Japan and Mexico on Netflix - all good. Really good.
They were all what movies are supposed to be, even if they didn't spend a fortune producing it.

And from Hollywood, I've seen some real slop.
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Re: My own thread about movies for whatever I want to say

Postby Ka-El » Aug 23rd, 2017, 7:03 am

Queen K wrote: I'm kinda wanting to see that one myself.

You’ll love it Queen. It’s been called a genre-breaking classic:

There can be little doubt that Cloud Atlas will become a classic that will be watched over and over again by its devoted followers, just like its predecessors by Stanley Kubrick and Ridley Scott. Despite the many questions I had in my mind when I left the theater and the moments during the film when I felt disappointed or confused, I knew this, and I have not stopped thinking about the movie and longing to be back in front of the screen.

It is easy to criticize this movie as some have done for being overly ambitious, pandering to low taste, being too simple or too complex, with too few actors or too many, or even for celebrating revenge violence against professional critics who write negative reviews. They may all be correct, but these critics will still put themselves in the same category as those that warned audiences against 2001 or Blade Runner. The truth is that Cloud Atlas is profound in its reach, its visual and acoustic impact, its mesmerizing flow and its completely ground-breaking storytelling, and movie goers will see it and feel it in their guts.

It is a movie that is a product of our age of internet-driven universal knowledge and vision, and the freedom we have to travel the world and jump between ages, genres, images and identities at our will. It reminds us that we are human and that we can still hear our heart beat, if we listen.


And, …

Kudos to all the filmmakers for adapting this famously "unfilmable" novel in such an inventive way. There are SIX separate timelines that switch after every scene, but instead of the plot, the narrative continuity follows the theme of the film. Once you clue in to that overall theme, it is no longer confusing when the story jumps from a runaway slave in the 1800s to a post apocalyptic future battle between some of the last humans remaining on earth.

All this audacious style and structure makes Cloud Atlas a curiosity to say the least, but the film is lifted to the realm of "Masterpiece" by the all-star ensemble cast. This impressive collection of actors fires off amazing performances like the Expendables 2 fires off high caliber bullets. I mean this will long be considered one of the greatest acting clinics ever filmed, and a high point in some already outstanding careers, as the end credits alone are astonishing to watch.

Overall this is a movie that transcends the simple elements of stars and plots and special effects, and boldly assumes to take the cinema to another level of storytelling, much like Avatar took film to a new level of technology a few years ago. The ambition, the technical brilliance and the passion that was put into this film makes it one of the great epics of our time
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