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16-10-2015, 12:01 PM
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Saw The Martian last weekend, it was... good. I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn't an Aerospace Engineer (emphasis space), lots of little plot bits were hard to swallow (they put a manned base on Mars with no planned way to communicate with Earth? Really?? No.) Overall it was a good story though, if not predictable. 7.5/10 As with Gravity (also a 7.5/10 for me), the science was convincing to the average Joe, but pretty inaccurate, and I have a pet peeve with spreading inaccurate information.

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16-10-2015, 12:03 PM
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(16-10-2015 12:01 PM)MustangManda Wrote:  Saw The Martian last weekend, it was... good. I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn't an Aerospace Engineer (emphasis space), lots of little plot bits were hard to swallow (they put a manned base on Mars with no planned way to communicate with Earth? Really?? No.) Overall it was a good story though, if not predictable. 7.5/10 As with Gravity (also a 7.5/10 for me), the science was convincing to the average Joe, but pretty inaccurate, and I have a pet peeve with spreading inaccurate information.

I thought the communication thing was because the antenna got damaged in the storm. Wasn't that what hit Watney?

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17-10-2015, 09:35 AM
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A Fish Called Wanda, a midlinging 6/10 type of 80s comedy I suppose.

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18-10-2015, 07:58 PM
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I just saw "The Martian", and I'd rate it a solid 9/10. It was enthralling, funny, and emotional. It reminded me a lot of the space version of "Castaway"
It was over 2 hours long, but I didn't check my watch until the last 10 minutes, and that was only because my friend had to use the bathroom, and wondered how much time was left. Yes, it was far fetched, and probably not scientifically accurate as someone said above, but it's a drama, not a documentary, so I don't mind suspending disbelief. I'd see it again.
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23-10-2015, 11:19 AM
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Crimson Peak: 8/10. Gothic horror. Gorgeous cinematography (it's a Guillermo del Toro film) and an interesting story. The lead character is sort of a Gwynnie look-alike. I liked it more than I expected to. The villainess is played by Jessica Chastain, who also played the captain in "The Martian", which we just saw a week or two ago. My movie-going buddy didn't even recognize her as the same actress -- very different role in this one.
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25-10-2015, 04:19 AM
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Star Wars - A New Hope - Despecialized Edition v2.5

A:10
V:10
M:11

Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back - Despecialized Edition v1.0

A:10
V:10
M:11

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26-10-2015, 03:36 AM
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Finally got around to The Big Lebowski.

Amusing and quirky (it is the Coen brothers, after all), but not as good as I'd expected.

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26-10-2015, 03:47 AM
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(17-10-2015 09:35 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  A Fish Called Wanda, a midlinging 6/10 type of 80s comedy I suppose.

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26-10-2015, 04:10 PM
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(26-10-2015 03:36 AM)Chas Wrote:  Finally got around to The Big Lebowski.

Amusing and quirky (it is the Coen brothers, after all), but not as good as I'd expected.

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26-10-2015, 04:43 PM
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Recently saw a German film called Phoenix (as in rising from the ashes). Somewhat slowly paced but intriguing story holds the attention. I couldn't look away... it was very well done.

It takes place in a few weeks/months after the German surrender of WWII, the amidst confusion and shock of certain revelations.

It is a very small, personal story, like many millions of others at that time.

It's not a blockbuster but maybe a quiet 9 of 10. Shy

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