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20-11-2017, 04:47 AM
RE: Rate the Last Film You've Seen
(19-11-2017 03:03 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Better than Batman v. Superman, worse than Man of Steel, far worse than Wonder Woman, about the same overall as Suicide Squad. So basically, at its best it is inoffensively mediocre.
This seems to be the consensus going around, plus tons of stuff was cut/changed in the final edit (a lot of it has leaked online apparently) so looks to ranging from "piping hot mess" to "It's a bit of fun", which for me is fine.

It's a shame JL isn't overwhelmingly "good", like Wonder Women was, but if it's a half decent popcorn flick, I'll be happy.
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24-11-2017, 10:21 AM
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Ghostbusters

Nope not the crap one, the original [and the best]......GHOSTBUSTERS! Watched it for the millionth time last night with my daughter, who has also seen probably way too many time at this point, but she wanted to watch it again.

Still funny, still great, still just awesome. I can't really say too much that doesn't sing it's praises, and it's not to mention a lot of stuff they did which [according to some of the special features] really helped move special effects in movies forward.

Plot:
4 scientists work out that A) Ghosts are real and B) that you can catch them.....they instantly turn this into a money making opportunity, by charging lots of money to catch peoples pesky poltergeists !

"Ok, for the entrapment, that's going to cost 4 big ones...but we are having a special on proton charging, so that will only cost you $1000...".

Everything goes a bit tits-up when some crazy inter-dimensional being turns up, but there's only one team who can save the world. Who you gonna call? "He-man!". Nope, that's Ghosbusters 2....which I also really like haha.

Has to be up there as one of the greatest movies of all time, maybe not drama wise, but it's really good and can be re-watched until the slimers come home.
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24-11-2017, 10:25 AM
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3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri ...




Very quiet and unassuming but ... possibly the best film I've seen in quite a long while. Shy

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28-11-2017, 12:38 PM
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The Star 3.5/5

Went to see The Star, the animated movie about the Nativity. All star voice talent. I have to admit, Ruth the sheep was just my favorite as she kept screaming "FOR THE FLOCK" and charging things ineffectively. Tracy Morgan really stole it, line wise, with his smart-alec camel that kept telling Orpah's camel she was crazy any time she said things like, "or it could be the Son of God" and "People will sing carols about this for thousands of years". I actually teared up a few times in the movie too. Overall a comedic and enjoyable film, though i feel like they underused the comedic talent they drew upon.

The downside, however, was the audience. Whenever I go to animated movies I go in the morning on $5 Tuesday at my theater to avoid being the single 31 year old man in the back of a theater full of kids...I did not count on large homeschooling families bringing their uncontrolled children that chased each other and screamed at each other the whole darn movie. The mom would get up, tell them to be respectful and stop it, sit down, let them run around screaming at each other and shoving each other for 20 minutes, then rinse and repeat, the entire length of the film.

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07-12-2017, 06:47 AM
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Justice League

Went to see this last night with a few people from work, but before I get into the reveiw..

Bit of back story on the movie itself
Justice league was being made off of the "expected" good report from Batman Vs Superman. The reviews for that were mixed at best, and whilst it did ok in the box office, it wasn't what Warner Bros. were expecting. The problem is, they'd already started making it by then, so when the reviews said things like: BvS was too dark/Batman killed like 10 people and stuff like that, some thing changed behind the scences and they tried lightening the tone a little bit.

Move forward some time, and part way through the production, Zack Snyder who was directing this movie, tragically lost his daughter. So he rightly stepped away from the movie. WB hired former Avengers director Joss Whedon to step and finish the final few scene and basically "mop up" a little bit, to lighten what had already been filmed, and re-shoot some scenes to reflect this.

Re-shoot time came, but some of the actors had signed onto do other things. Most noticeably Henry Cavil, who is/was filming the latest mission impossible film. In this other film, he's grown a mustache. Superman does not have a mustache so there was a minor problem when it came to re-shooting his bits. For this, Warner bros' offered to Paramount (the guys doing M:I), that he shave it off and that WB would pay to have it CG'd back on, in their movie. Paramount said "Go fuck yourself" so Warner bros had to CG his mustache OFF, which as you can imagine is a lot harder that doing it the other way around or just wearing a fake mustache.

Plus the re-shoots, reportedly, changed a lot of the movie as per the studios instruction to "make it more like marvel" and due to the reception of Wonder Women, to make her a more focal point. AND there are various bits in the trailers that aren't in the movie, because of reason's I won't go into, but you can find most of the shots (and their unfinished CGI) on YouTube, featuring a real good one with the Flash.

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As for the film itself, You can tell which bits were shot by which director. The CG varies between "OK" and "terrible". Cavill's mustache CGI is "noticeable", but not off putting (a guy I watched it with didn't know about it, and didn't notice...so depends what you're looking for), and generally some of the reshot scenes are VERY noticable....

...That being said, the actors are great. The story is "ok" and would have worked better if I'd have had other solo movies prior to this, ala Marvel, but still works reasonably well to introduce some of these new characters. Aquaman is pretty cool, Cyborg is alright and the Flash totally steals it....although I'm a big flash fan, so I might be bias Tongue

A lot of reviews said it, and I'm going to agree...it's just good fun. It's a movie to watch and enjoy, and not think about too much. Better than BvS and Suicide Squad, but maybe just behind Man of Steel, and a 3rd place behind the awesome Wonder Women. And the movie has some after credit scenes (TWO) also, which are 'interesting' to say the least.

Generally, I had fun and enjoyed it a lot more than the previous BvS, which says a lot despite all the shenanigans that went on back stage Smile
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08-12-2017, 03:49 AM
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Jungle 9/10
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13-12-2017, 09:12 AM (This post was last modified: 13-12-2017 09:21 AM by M. Linoge.)
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Star wars VIII - 6.5/10

Parts of it was very good, and some of it was not. It makes a mockery of the deathstar and battles in space up to this point.
On the plus side, be prepared to laugh. The comic setups were excellent.
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17-12-2017, 09:53 PM
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Star Wars The Last Jedi

9/10

Finally a new Star Wars film that is good and NEW. Non-spoiler review It is about 1/3 awesome 1/3 very good and 1/3 ok. Much like Rogue One there are sections that feel a bit tacked on or side-questy but by the end they really tie together.

My Name is Fucking Luke Motherfucking Skywalker Motherfucker. Goddamn that was a badass way to go out. Finn and Rose were cute together but damn did most of that casino world feel like a side quest. Rey was amazing again and Daisy Ridley acted her ass off opposite Mark Hamill who was putting on a masterclass. The Poe subplot of "No throwing the plan out and trying to be a hero is not always the right thing to do" is great. Snoke was kind of a letdown. Adam Driver is an amazing character actor and Kylo Ren might still be the most interesting character of the new additions. This felt like a trilogy in and of itself, they really let this director do his own thing and we got a legit contender for Best Star Wars film out of it, it still falls a bit short of Empire but it was not for lack of trying.

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17-12-2017, 10:28 PM
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(24-11-2017 10:25 AM)kim Wrote:  3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri ...




Very quiet and unassuming but ... possibly the best film I've seen in quite a long while. Shy

I want to see this movie more than the new Star Wars movie.


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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20-12-2017, 06:16 AM
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Jim and Andy

This is a documentary on Netflix, showing the behind the scenes footage shot when Jim Carey filmed an Andy Kaufman biopic, named "man on the moon". It also features an interview with Jim Carey "now" whilst he talks about the movie/his experiences.

Now this is both really interesting, and completely bat shit insane. I am, or at least was, a big Jim Carey fan and this really showed me what he's like now...and it's but me off him a little bit. That being said, it's still worth a look to see what the bloody hell went down during the filming of the Man on the Moon movie, some 20+ years ago.

During, and after, filming Jim Carey would stay in character. Now a lot of actors to this, so they don't lose an accent or thing they are doing, but Jim seem's to genuinely believe he was actually Andy Kaufman for a while, to the point were it's borderline/if not totally, insane. There is a lot that goes on with the director/other actors that just make Jim look like a total spanner, in all honesty. For example: Whilst in character he endlessly taunts pro wrestler Jerry Lawler, (Lawler had wrestled Kaufman in a publicity stunt, which was being recreated for the movie), including spitting on him at one point, because he was Andy and he seemed to think Andy legitimately hated Jerry Lawler, as it was portrayed on TV back in the day. Lawler, who knew and worked with the real Andy Kaufman, said that behind the scences, Andy Kaufman was actually a really nice guy who respected Jerry and his work, only playing up on camera to gets eyes on this match they had planned. The only problem was that Jim's idea of what Andy kaufman knew/thought was very wrong, and he was just basically being a massive ass-hat, because he thought "that's what Andy must have done". Crazy stuff.

Anyway, it's well worth a watch, just to see some of this stuff first hand. It both amazing and kinda terrifying at the same time, but you also get to see Jim Careys take on the modern world, and what various things mean to him. For example: he says his portrayal of Stanley Ipkiss in the Mask, is basically who he really is, and "Jim Carey" is just an act he had to put on, because that's what people wanted to see from him.
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