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What MOVIE(s) have you been....seeing? watching?

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10 Apr 2018 19:54 #267250 by hotseatgames
Sounds like Troy McClure would love it.
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10 Apr 2018 20:10 - 11 Apr 2018 08:33 #267252 by Black Barney
Better than Pans Labyrinth?! Christ, I really need to see this

Im still coming down from A Quiet Place. Last night in bed I wondered if my snoring would get me in trouble, I’d wake up to a bunch of teeth. That was it for falling asleep peacefully after that..

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11 Apr 2018 14:51 #267286 by ChristopherMD
Finally watched Dunkirk last night. All those people bitching about Rogue One not developing characters enough should completely avoid this movie. Nolan doesn't even try to develop them and the movie is far better for it. No exposition or traditional story structure either. I thought it was a really well constructed film and its become rare nowadays that I watch a movie at home and don't check my phone or anything. Was glued to the screen for the entire runtime.
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11 Apr 2018 15:11 #267288 by Gregarius
I saw A Quiet Place yesterday, and I'm pretty mixed on it. (No spoilers other than the premise.)

I really liked the idea that everyone had to stay quiet to stay alive. It built incredible tension in the subtlest ways and allowed for some really great scenes. I love storytelling that is done visually, and this gave them the perfect excuse to do it in spades. But it also opened up so many plot and world-building questions that I found myself thinking about practicalities and other problems that I really shouldn't have been thinking about during the movie. So much of it really doesn't make any sense.

I also thought it had too many jump scares. Those are so easy and such lazy filmmaking, that it sort of undermined all the wonderful tension they built throughout the whole movie. Plus, when the movie is so very very quiet, the sudden, jarring blare of music or sound makes you jump just as an instinctual, physical reaction. Cheap.
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11 Apr 2018 15:54 - 11 Apr 2018 15:58 #267289 by Sagrilarus

Mad Dog wrote: Finally watched Dunkirk last night. All those people bitching about Rogue One not developing characters enough should completely avoid this movie. Nolan doesn't even try to develop them and the movie is far better for it. No exposition or traditional story structure either. I thought it was a really well constructed film and its become rare nowadays that I watch a movie at home and don't check my phone or anything. Was glued to the screen for the entire runtime.


Dunkirk is kind of a Doctor Zhivago film. You're witnessing history, and that's the main draw of the film.

I found the three-part montage confusing, muddied up the timeline for me. But the scenery was very good and each part told its story.

The RAF scenes made no sense. But they never do, so I just enjoyed the pretty planes.

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11 Apr 2018 15:59 #267292 by Black Barney
Greg, did you read my review? I agree that your brain goes into overtime trying to 'solve' their problem, making you question a ton of their choices the entire time.

That also means you're DEEPLY engaged in their survival though which is awesome.

I was still thinking about it last night.

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11 Apr 2018 16:06 #267293 by the_jake_1973
So Shape of Water is Splash for a new generation?

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11 Apr 2018 16:09 #267296 by ChristopherMD

the_jake_1973 wrote: So Shape of Water is Splash for a new generation?


I like to think its a prequel to Hellboy.
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11 Apr 2018 16:15 #267297 by Joebot

Michael Barnes wrote: It's such an unusual film- it's exquisitely made, and really pretty old fashioned and it's more or less a by-the-books Hollywood love story with stock villains and expected story beats. But it's also quirky and awkward, and pretty upfront about its definitely not mainstream eroticism. Yet it's handled like it's the most natural thing in the world for this woman to fall in love with said fish man. This is a movie who's principle message is "love is love", even though some might find the central concept of fish-fucking repulsive or distasteful.


My son works at a local movie theater, and he told me a funny story about this old couple who stormed out of The Shape of Water about 20 minutes into it. They demanded to speak to the manager, and requested a refund. I guess they weren't down with the fish-fucking. Pretty funny though. Maybe do a little research next time? Figure out what the movie's about BEFORE you pay to go see it??

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11 Apr 2018 16:28 #267299 by Shellhead
My girlfriend is still talking about Black Panther. She is slightly more critical of the movie now, but still fascinated by the challenging ideas addressed by the movie. Usually she only needs about five minutes at the most to express her reaction to a movie after we have seen, and then she is done talking about it forever.

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11 Apr 2018 16:38 #267304 by Black Barney
that's my next one to see for sure

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11 Apr 2018 17:03 #267307 by Gregarius

Black Barney wrote: Greg, did you read my review? I agree that your brain goes into overtime trying to 'solve' their problem, making you question a ton of their choices the entire time.

That also means you're DEEPLY engaged in their survival though which is awesome.

I was still thinking about it last night.

Not yet, and I'm about to head out so I'll have to check it out tomorrow to give it the attention it deserves. It wasn't just their choices I questioned, but lots of elements of the whole established world that bugged me as well. More of that tomorrow.

However, I did find this quote from RogerEbert.com, which I found startlingly similar to what I said:

With almost no dialogue, “A Quiet Place” relies a great deal on visual storytelling, but I'll admit that it also uses the crutches of composer Marco Beltrami's strings for jump scares a bit too much. It’s total conjecture, but one can almost sense Platinum Dunes head Michael Bay insisting on those devices, and I’d love to see a version of “A Quiet Place” that’s even sparser in terms of on-the-nose choices like sound-scares and an overheated score.

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11 Apr 2018 17:45 #267308 by RobertB
Joebot wrote:

I guess they weren't down with the fish-fucking. Pretty funny though. Maybe do a little research next time? Figure out what the movie's about BEFORE you pay to go see it??


I saw Total Recall, the Ahnuld one, in the theater. A couple in front of me walked out during the scene where Ahnuld is using a mook/bystander as a human shield. I think they were up for the Phillip K. Dick mind games, but weren't expecting quite so much ultraviolence. I guess they didn't read the review.

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11 Apr 2018 18:11 - 11 Apr 2018 18:25 #267311 by Shellhead
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12 Apr 2018 15:31 #267397 by ChristopherMD
Dracula Untold has become something of a guilty pleasure for me I guess. Once you jump over the mental hurdle of Dracula being the good guy its actually a fun movie. I love the swarm of bats and watching him take out entire armies by himself. I can definitively say that while its not a great film its a million times better than that Cruise/Mummy shitfest.

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