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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Huntn, Dec 24, 2010.
Netflix - Wildling. Unspectacular but kind of cute.
the last 10 minutes ruined it for me.
Yeah, we get it, we still have problems today. If you need to jam the point of the film down people's throats at the end, you didn't do a good enough job with the rest of the film. Felt that way about Saving Private Ryan, too.
Plus that horrible shot he keeps using of putting his actor(s) on the camera and moving them through the scene...jesus how laughable.
Watched Bohemian Rhapsody last night. Some of the acting is a bit weak but definitely a fun watch. The live aid part was truly amazing.
Watched "Starship Troopers:Invasion", a Japanese CGI continuation of the live movie series. Not a great movie. The CGI wasn't that great (it was a 2012 movie) and the dialogue was not that good. Worth watching if you have absolutely nothing else to do.
I have that up next.. have heard only favorable remarks of it.
Tonight I finished watching My Happy Family (2017), which I found excellent. It's a portrayal of some inter-generational family experiences that lay bare the suffocating life offered a woman in a world where the menfolk still just assume all the choices are theirs. The beautiful Georgian songs sung midway and closer to the end could break a stone heart. The life that the woman who's the center of the film was living before she moved out (not a spoiler there since it begins the film) could probably break anyone's heart. We are allowed to imagine most of her inner feelings in creating a space for herself. I watched it with the original audio and English subtitles, but one can choose dubbed-English audio if desired.
Rough Night. Really great cast. Decent remake of "Weekend At Bernie's". Way better than the 5.2 rating at IMDB. 6 at least...
Taking a poop break from oceans 8. So far, not impressed. Did they really have to kill off Danny ocean and no that’s not a spoiler, it’s found out 10 seconds into the film.
Yesterday, Sunday, we went to see "The Favourite".
I can't praise it highly enough.
Actors who manage to convey these grotesque characters without cartoonish caricature. Behind the ghastly wigs and face paint (and that's just the men!) there are real humans who plot and love and suffer…
Sure, the film plays loose and fast with history — but not in a way that had me tearing out my hair as I often do with many of the current "historical" films/series.
This requires suspension of disbelief. And I for one was happy to just willingly go along and join in.
The soundtrack is smashing. A great use of Baroque/19th Century/20th…
Go and see it if it shows near you. It is brilliant.
I really want to see that one.
Not as bad as I'd heard.
I really enjoyed this film. Not great, but not horrible.
I love the original, might have to break that out again, but when you say CGI continuation are you saying it’s animated as in no live action?
Watched it a few nights back.
As an action movie, I found it entertaining, although disturbing.
Made me wonder how much of that sort of thing goes on, really.
Correct. It is not a live action film. It's all CGI. It takes up where the live action movies kind of left off. Stars the same main characters as the live action movie, (which sucked for anyone who had ever read the book it was supposed to be based on). The redeeming feature, for Heinlein fans, is that this movie, (unlike the live versions) got the MI armour done much better. That was a major feature of the book and something that douchebag Verhoeven left out in his rush to make the worst adaption of a book ever.
i hope not as much.
but i bet it does happen and often.
Mary Poppins (2018)- The Banks children from the original movie have grown up and need MP’s help. About as good as a Mary Poppins sequel as I can imagine, true to the original atmosphere with the following caveats: Noone can out do Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins. Decent songs but not a match for the iconic songs of the original. Instead of a chimney sweep named Bert, we have a Lamp Caretaker named Jack and Instead of dancing Chimney Sweeps, we got dancing Lamp Caretakers in a sequence practically identical to the original film, along with other sequences which are very reminiscent of the original film.
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I assume the book was not a tongue’n cheek portrayal like the movie, a Verhoeven stylized trademark which I could see some fans hating, who like the original story. Btw, I assume you recommend the book. Was that a novel or a short Story?
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Starship Troopers, the novel is one of the top SF books ever written! It is nothing like the abomination of a movie that used its title and some elements from the book. It was a well written book that explored many concepts of citizenship, the military and fascism (no, it didn't promote it). It is still one of the most read books at the US Military Academies. I absolutely DO recommend it to anyone! It's a great book.
Thank You! It’s on my list. I still like the movie though, although I was not vested in a book.
I enjoyed this:
How did this escape my radar? Normally anything Rachael Weisz is great. I suppose Emma Stone, too, but gingers, you know.
Probably my favorite Bond film(havent seen em all tho).
Honestly, the best one he's done in the franchise. Didn't enjoy the later films as much. Quantum of Solace left a bad taste in my mouth.
Probably my new least favorite Bond.
Hear that Sir Roger Moore? You've moved up a peg.
Rachel Weisz in "shooting dress" is a stunner.
Though Olivia Colman really does steal the show.
Will have to wait until it becomes available for streaming. The trailer editing made me think of Get Out, but I think it's a trend in trailers for heightened drama dark movies. The pigeon blood splatter was mint.