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Postby Rhyfelnydd » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:54 am

I just saw Johnny Rico get slapped in the face by Sharktopuss.

Wat.
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Postby Valkalan » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:58 am

Starship Troopers. I couldn't help but notice that the Mobile Infantry seem to have some of the most ineffective tactics.
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Postby Rhyfelnydd » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:00 am

Valkalan wrote:Starship Troopers. I couldn't help but notice that the Mobile Infantry seem to have some of the most ineffective tactics.

That would be my favorite movie of a all time. And quite a coincidence because I am watching a film that has Johnny in it and displays just how far he has fallen from the spotlight after his role with Verhoeven.
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Postby L Ron Cupboard » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:04 am

Brighton Rock, the 2010 version (I wish there was 60 years between most film remakes). Rather different to the book, which is a bit of a risk given that it was a book that most school children over the last forty years probably had to read it, but I thought it worked really well. Changing the setting to the sixties also worked for me, and the period feel and the look of the film was excellent, and it was really well cast.
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Postby Chela » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:08 am

Mystery Men - I remember taking my son to see this when it first came out; he wanted to be "The Shoveller" for the next two weeks

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Postby Olwe » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:14 pm

Rhyfelnydd wrote:I just saw Johnny Rico get slapped in the face by Sharktopuss.

Wat.


That was a great movie. Catherine Oxenberg really brought the crazy.

L Ron Cupboard wrote:Brighton Rock, the 2010 version (I wish there was 60 years between most film remakes). Rather different to the book, which is a bit of a risk given that it was a book that most school children over the last forty years probably had to read it, but I thought it worked really well. Changing the setting to the sixties also worked for me, and the period feel and the look of the film was excellent, and it was really well cast.


I've never heard of it, so it wasn't on the curriculum at my school.
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Postby HC Eredivisie » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:30 am

Fantastic Four.

You should leave during the break and keep the impression it is a good movie. It ends abruptly and Dr Doom is pretty lame as is the final shot.
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Postby Adab » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:56 am

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The new Mission: Impossible movie is just as entertaining as its predecessors, even if it does get a bit convoluted at times. And it can be funny too.
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Postby L Ron Cupboard » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:31 am

Olwe wrote:I've never heard of it, so it wasn't on the curriculum at my school.


For many years it was the 'modern' book you got to read in English, alongside a Shakespeare play.
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Postby L Ron Cupboard » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:36 am

Red Lights, started out really well, but then after Sigourney Weaver's character died it pretty much turned to shit. It would have been so much better if it had stuck to the sceptical storyline of exposing Robert De Niro's character as a fraud, rather than what became a bit obvious with the 'it was me that was the psychic all along'.
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Postby L Ron Cupboard » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:47 am

The Life of Pi, it was well done but I wasn't very engaged by it, I might just not have been in the right mood.
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Postby Adab » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:42 am

HC Eredivisie wrote:Fantastic Four.

You should leave during the break and keep the impression it is a good movie. It ends abruptly and Dr Doom is pretty lame as is the final shot.


I haven't watched the movie, but everything I've seen that's been said about it on the Web has been pretty much negative. Is it really that bad?
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Postby USS Breakthrough » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:50 am

I saw it, it was better then I expected,

Most recent film was Star Trek Generations: couldnt find the tv series on netflix so i watched this instead. It was good, had some funny parts and for a film from 1994 I think it has held up well. One of my favourites; Wesley Crusher wasn't there but apart from that a very good film.

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Postby HC Eredivisie » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:36 am

Adab wrote:
HC Eredivisie wrote:Fantastic Four.

You should leave during the break and keep the impression it is a good movie. It ends abruptly and Dr Doom is pretty lame as is the final shot.


I haven't watched the movie, but everything I've seen that's been said about it on the Web has been pretty much negative. Is it really that bad?
Not really I guess. The start of the film is good and the actors are decent. The worst part is the end where it only takes Richards distracting Doom so the Thing, who has been turned invisible by Sue, to punch him into a black hole thingy which then gets destroyed by the Human Torch. Typing this took longer than the actual fight.

And did I mention that Doom had made the black hole himself with his mental powers and that he used telekinetic powers to kill an entire army base but did not use those to fight the F4? I think the movie needed a better Dr Doom, one without Xmen powers but with his usual armor and technology.
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Postby Hollorous » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:52 am

The Ghost Breakers (1940)

Pretty disappointing. I was expecting a classic horror comedy on par with Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. Instead, the movie was poorly paced, racist (even for its day), incoherent, and, saddest of all, not very funny (well, I chuckled here and there). Sad because I really enjoyed the other Hope/Goddard horror comedy collaboration, The Cat and the Canary.

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Postby Olwe » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:57 am

Ant-Man. Pure awesomeness. 10/10
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Postby L Ron Cupboard » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:30 am

True Romance, so quintessentially 1990s. Hadn't seen it in so long I hadn't realised it was a Quentin Tarantino script, and it was weird seeing so many now well known faces doing turns. Kind of like The Faculty, in that so many of the people involved kind of defined the years following it. I definitely prefer Tony Scott's films to his brother's for the most part.
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L Ron Cupboard wrote:True Romance, so quintessentially 1990s. Hadn't seen it in so long I hadn't realised it was a Quentin Tarantino script, and it was weird seeing so many now well known faces doing turns. Kind of like The Faculty, in that so many of the people involved kind of defined the years following it. I definitely prefer Tony Scott's films to his brother's for the most part.


Agreed. It's a shame he had to go and die, his career was still showing lots of promise.
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Postby Vernoi » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:30 am

I finally sat down and watched Casablanca. Definitely lives up to its reputation.
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Postby Jochistan » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:37 am

Inglourious Basterds

Not one of Tarantino's best, I don't think. But still very good. That ending with the theatre gave me feelings of savage exitement that I forgot I was capable of.

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Postby Kaboomlandia » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:12 pm

Jurassic World.
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Postby Ventalia » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:15 pm

Jurassic World as well. Didn't think much of it.
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Postby Hollorous » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:40 am

Videodrome

One of those great movies that works on multiple levels: horror, science fiction, satire, surrealism, etc...

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