What Movie Are You Watching?

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  1. dtakias macrumors member

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    I watched Black mirror: Bandersnatch last night, unusual concept, def enjoyed it
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I watched The Titan a couple of days ago. Interesting movie, it wasn't what I expected.

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  3. akash.nu macrumors 603

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    What’s this about?
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Overpopulation is killing the earth. Instead of changing the environment on the Saturn moon Titan or building domes, scientists try and change humans to be able to live on Titan.
     
  5. Huntn thread starter macrumors P6

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    Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)- Good story, nice CGI, they did a great job animating the giants. I was listening to the voice of the Head Giant, General Fallon and thought, he sounded just like Davey Jones, in Pirates. Yep, Bill Nighy. :)

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  6. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a

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    “And then Jack chopped down what was the world's last beanstalk, adding murder and ecological terrorism to the theft, enticement, and trespass charges already mentioned, and all the giant's children didn't have a daddy anymore. But he got away with it and lived happily ever after, without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done...which proves that you can be excused for just about anything if you are a hero, because no one asks inconvenient questions.”

    ― Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
     
  7. arkitect macrumors 603

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    Here is something astonishingly excellent.
    The kind of film Hollywood wouldn't dare to make.
    Uncomfortable, horrifying, farcical, beautifully filmed, and very well acted by Max Hubacher as the baby faced killer.

    Based on a little known episode in the final weeks of WWII.
    An army deserter on the run finds a Captain's uniform… the story of Willi Herold.

    [​IMG]

    PS. And the end credits left me really disturbed. Never say it can't happen again.
     
  8. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    I remember seeing a trailer for that at the start of summer. I wasn't aware it was now available.
     
  9. arkitect macrumors 603

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    We watched it on Google Play — It is also available to rent on YouTube.
     
  10. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Thanks. Will do Prime. Speaking of that period, have you caught that new miniseries called Das Boot based on the original film?

    There's another film called Walking with the Enemy. I believe it's a Czech or Polish developed film. I remember it being decent.
     
  11. arkitect macrumors 603

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    Not yet… though I have read mixed reports on it.
    I do remember the original '80s series with Jürgen Prochnow — going to be hard to beat that!

    Thanks for the recommendation — Walking with the Enemy — I shall look out for it.
     
  12. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Which version or versions have you seen?

    Modern war films suffer and or fail due to the lack of nuance and charisma in the roles actors play. Now it's action, talk, action, more action, and some random ending that has you questioning what you just sat through.

    I don't enjoy the slow burn in say Three Days of the Condor, but I love the slow buildup in a film like Tobruk.
     
  13. arkitect macrumors 603

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    It gets confusing with all these "Das Boot". :)

    The original film 1981,
    The TV Series — late '80s. (Also a few episodes of a rerun late '90s)

    I agree! Very often the average war pic is a formulaic bit of preamble and then boom, boom, bang. And as you say, leaves you wondering what you just watched.
     
  14. pachyderm macrumors 603

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    It was very good!

    Rented it on iTunes if I recall correctly...
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I watched Bird Box with my wife and son the other day. What an amazing movie. Loved it!
     
  16. millerj123 macrumors 65816

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    The Big Sick. Good cast, reasonable storyline. Decent rom-com. I liked it better than it's IMDB rating.
     
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    The Mummy (1999)- So superior to the 2017 crappy Tom Cruise remake, good atmosphere and action, filmed in Marrakech, Morraco and the Sahara Desert. I really like how they turned dung beetles into a fast moving swarm of piranas. :)

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  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I love that movie!
     
  19. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    It wasn't a remake. The 1999 film wasn't even an original version. I've explained this before to you.


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    I wish they made a remake of The Rocketeer.
     
  20. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a

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    You bite your tongue! That movie is perfect and a classic and no remake could ever do it justice! Hollywood needs to stop doing remakes of good films (as well as bad films) and start turning out original material.
     
  21. Huntn thread starter macrumors P6

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    You don’t think I know that the 1999 movie is not the original? The 2017 version is a remake, same title, same story more or less.
     
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    Zenithal macrumors 603

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    It's a remake of the 1932 film, not the 1999 film.
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    Disney owns the rights to it. I sincerely doubt they'd fudge it. Though I know what you're trying to say. Years ago there were whispers to remake Tucker (the car movie) and that was shut down within a week. That film is already great. Can't redo it to be better. Though it'd be neat to see a modern take on The Manhattan Project. Change the story up a little, of course.

    I can't think of any original film concepts that haven't been done before. On the drama-romance genre, I maintain that 500 Days of Summer is original and charming. It's the adult version of 50 First Dates, sans the main concept of the female lead never remembering anything.

    IMO, if I can recall a film in great detail years later after seeing it once, then it was well executed. I can count the number of films I've seen in the last two decades on about two hands that I recall well now. The rest are lost somewhere deep inside my brain.
     
  23. daimos macrumors regular

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    If it’s a film from 1932, It would not matter to me and would not compare original vs remake. Acting, cgi, story telling are so much different. Stories like Spiderman however are being made by Sony every 5 years and is just ridiculous.
     
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    Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End (2007)- The most complex plot of the first 3 movies. Thumbs up. For some reason, I thought Calypso would have had a bigger role in the battle, unless she was the one who caused the maelstrom?

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    At the Pirate Gathering.​

    Speaking of Pirates, Disney is dropping Depp from Pirates 6, by axing his salary, saving 40% of the movie's budget (his salary). It seems like Depp’s Star has fallen. I would not mind this development thinking the franchise needs to turn in a new direction.

    Disney could save $90 million by axing Johnny Depp from 'Pirates of the Caribbean 6'
    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainme...g-johnny-depp-from-pirates-of-the-caribbean-6
     
  25. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    The guy fell off! I'm guilty of enjoying those movies, but I don't think I caught any of them past the 2011 or 2012 one.
     

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