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What Movie Are You Watching?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Huntn, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #1
    What movie have you seen and more importantly was it any good? :)

    Watched Shutter Island, a psychological thriller. It just did not click for me. Without giving the story away, it took a turn I did not expect, which is not necessarily bad, but the execution was below my expectations.

    On the other hand we just finished up the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the umpteenth time. You don't see epics like this very often. :)

    If you ever wondered how they made 6' tall actors hobbit size, besides using short doubles for long shots, this is another method- forced perspective.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDlxpnRxDJs
     
  2. macrumors G5

    ucfgrad93

    #2
    Just watched Fred Claus last night. Pretty funny. It was better than I thought it would be.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    kellen

    #3
    Just got done watching Salt with angelina jolie. Good flick. Not award winning, but entertaining flick.

    Also watched predators. That surprised me how good it was.

    Now the redbox is really out of movies and I am scraping the bottom of the barrel.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    designs216

    #4
    I just watched 30 Days of Night. I think if you guys liked John Carpenter's the Thing, you'd dig this one.
     
  5. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #5
    How would you compare Salt with "Wanted"?

    I think I have been discouraged with every AvP movie since the original Predator (which was excellent) and every Alien movie since Aliens. I guess I'd be willing to rent it. :)

    I am a huge fan of The Thing. I'll check it out, hopefully I can stream it via Netflicks.
     
  6. macrumors 604

    Melrose

    #6
    Watching old seasons of Psych on Netflix. Quite a bit lighter than Monk, and perhaps a bit less inspired, but more fun.
     
  7. Guest

    AAPLaday

    #7
    Machete. Better than both the Grindhouse films from a few years ago :D
     
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    NathanCH

    #8
    Anyone see Martyrs? Saw it last night... pretty dang disturbing.
     
  9. macrumors 68000

    NickZac

    #9
    I am watching Die Hard, which is perhaps the best Christmas movie ever made in the history of humankind.
     
  10. macrumors regular

    #10
    It's not really a movie. It's the entire third season of Avatar: The last Airbender. I made the mistake of watching M. Night shaywmatchucallits version. I'm trying to erase the memory of it. Hopefully.
     
  11. macrumors 65816

    wvuwhat

    #11
    In the past 3 days I have watched:

    Christmas Vacation (x2)
    Vegas Vacation
    Die Hard
    Elf
    Jingle All the Way
    Santa Claus
    Bad Santa (x2)

    Try as I may, I am still not in the Christmas Spirit. And, all of these are good.
     
  12. macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    #12
    It has to come from within.

    Next year, do something for the disadvantaged.

    I promise, you will be pleasantly surprised.
     
  13. macrumors 68020

    kellen

    #13
    Pretty similar, but the action parts weren't as unbelievable to me. I found Wanted fun to watch, but completely unbelievable.

    I would call Salt in the same vein as The Bourne series. It's as if Jason Bourne was female.
     
  14. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #14
    "Ho Ho Ho, Now I have a machine gun!" Yes, this fills me with the Christmas spirit. :p

    You missed the best: It's a Wonderful Life, although if you are down, it may not help... Hope you are feeling better and hopeful.
     
  15. macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    #15
    Ouch, a terrible movie, bad acting, dour values.

    Watch Miracle On 34th Street, for a great pick-me-up.

    See above. Do not watch if you are emotionally at-risk.
     
  16. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #16
    All I can say is :p
     
  17. macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    #17
    Ok, ok, subjective, but it has actually given me hives. :p

    It might just be James Stewart's worst acting performance.

    I blame Frank Capra!!!!!! :mad:
     
  18. macrumors 68020

    toolbox

    #18
    Um just finished Drag me to hell. Dam that made me jump so many times LoL

    Now my christmas favourite home alone
     
  19. macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    #19
    The paint can, on a rope, is probably the best sight gag, ever. :)
     
  20. macrumors 601

    vincenz

    #20
    What?! It's A Wonderful Life is a classic. Loved that movie. What was wrong with Jimmy Stewart's performance?
     
  21. macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    #21
    As I said, subjective.

    I refuse to deter your enjoyment of this movie, on this night.
     
  22. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)

    EricNau

    #22
    The other day I watched It's Complicated, which was better than I expected. Meryl Streep and Steve Martin were especially good together.

    After watching it in the theater a few months ago, I just bought The Kids Are All Right. Honestly, I can't recommend this film enough.

    iTunes currently has a sale on Pixar movies, and I'm trying to decide between Up and Ratatouille. I've seen Up only once, but Ratatouille I've seen many times, but I like both and can't decide.
     
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    skunk

    #23
    I shall be watching Inception on the projector tomorrow night.
     
  24. macrumors 601

    vincenz

    #24
    Oh do try me.
     
  25. macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    #25
    Will this be a Christmas Day fête, for the tenants on your lands? ;)
     

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