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What MOVIE(s) have you been....seeing? watching?
It's a very well-made scene and the reality of it really hits you hard. I mean, geez, complete oblivion? That's pretty hardcore. Even if he was a Jar Jar equivalent it's hard not to feel bad about him.
Black Barney wrote: Yeah, bing bong is weird. He's the jar jar of this movie yet he has the most emotionally impactful scene.
Joy yelling the song and clutching the "rocket" in a combination of determination and fear is one of my favourite parts of the movie. But I don't think that's the "BING-BONG, BING-BONG!" you were referring to =P
Not Sure wrote: I'll just leave this for you: "BING-BONG, BING-BONG!"
Still, I never found him annoying I just...didn't care about him. I mean, when you think about it, he doesn't do anything, does he?. He talks a lot and things happen to him but he as a character doesn't impact the movie.
Emily much preferred Inside Out the second time tho. She was much more alert. Is it because its familiar?
Has anyone seen THE GIFT? That one has me curious. Funny the timing of that movie coming out, I just rewatched season five of AGOT and one of the episodes was called The Gift. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES!?! omgwtfbbq
That was right after mostly watching DEATH SENTENCE which I think I had already seen. There was a trio of vigilante revenge flicks that came out at the same time as this Kevin Bacon one, which was awful btw. There was a Gerald Butler one which was mostly gory and stupid, and the Jodie Foster one which was clumsy and preachy. All three are awful.
Also got through the first half of SINISTER before I got too scared and watched that tourists Brazil torture porn flick for the third time which was also terrible.
Anyway yay for John Wick. Awesome
Did I mention I finally finished Interstellar? I liked it.
Also rewatched some films recently...
Blair Witch Project: I remember thinking it was okay and a clever gimmick back when I saw it in the theater, but watching it again I really appreciated the way it worked just as a suspenseful and nicely building terror film. Heck, take out the actual horror stuff entirely, and it would still work pretty well as a portrait of three people becoming increasingly lost in the woods and getting more and more on each other's nerves. They captured that very well.
The Prestige: I'd already seen this a few times, but had to watch again after reading the book (I didn't realize it was an adaptation). Terrific still, but this time I watched more as a comparison to the book (which was great, but different in some respects). I really like the way they recontextualized some of the story, and added some nice details that had some real impact, like Borden losing his fingers.
Grudunza wrote: Blair Witch Project: I remember thinking it was okay and a clever gimmick back when I saw it in the theater, but watching it again I really appreciated the way it worked just as a suspenseful and nicely building terror film. Heck, take out the actual horror stuff entirely, and it would still work pretty well as a portrait of three people becoming increasingly lost in the woods and getting more and more on each other's nerves. They captured that very well.
Haven't seen this since it came out, but my impression was that I wouldn't trust these three dipshits to find their way out of a lit closet, even without supernatural interference.
Not quite as good as Rango though...but that's not a kid's film at all, really.
Speaking of bad kid flicks, I took the kids to see Minions. God, it was fucking terrible. Without Gru and the little girls, that whole schtick just dissipates into banality and irritating slapstick. I actually dozed off, which is something I _never_ do in the theater.
Blair Witch Project...heh...I am glad I saw it in the theater back when it first came out, that was the only time I've seen people physically react to a horror movie. Grown men were shaking...I saw a girl run out of the theater...that's the kind of thing you hear about in regard to stuff like The Exorcist or Texas Chainsaw Massacre. What a different time we live in now, I don't think you'd get that reaction showing ISIS beheading videos in a packed theater.
Beyond most being garbage (as Barnes correctly points out), I'm just not sold on the look of them. They all _feel_ so disposable to me. Even highly regarded ones such as The Incredibles. Just not into them.
If I'm going to sit and rot for an hour and a half I'd rather at least see some stop motion, traditional animation or maybe something live action.
I don't feel 'old man' about it either. I've seen plenty and so have the kids. Sure they may watch some more, but there is so much out there to see we could watch plenty of quality films without having to pay for this junk.
* - until my daughter wants to see the next Disney Princess film...
The problem is that no one- including the folks that make these movies- seems to understand that there is a vast gulf between something like Toy Story 3, which is a masterpiece, and Madagascar 3.
Reluctant boy hero with their innocent, yet powerful creature and their sidekick cast of friends including a strong goof, a tough female, etc
Wait...did I just describe How to Train Your Dragon...or Big Hero 6?
Dragon 2 is actually MUCH better than the first one, not that it's bad...but the second one is kind of that series'(?) Empire Strikes Back moment. You know, the "Crap, this is a much bigger and interesting world than we thought" thing.
CGI is here to stay. It is, at this point, kind of pointless to rail against it. The good news is that as a viable medium, there is plenty of room for artistry, beauty and sophistication. You just have to distinguish what the crap is from the good stuff, like anything. Pixar mostly does great work in this field, but then they crank out total garbage like the Cars/Planes movies. And there's TONS of junk from DreamWorks and other studios. It's really the same situation as with Disney and then all other animation studios.