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Postby Olwe » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:13 am

L Ron Cupboard wrote:Watching Battleship, it's terrible, the only redeeming feature is Jesse Plemon.


I actually rather liked that movie, but you're far from the first person who disagreed with me on that. I wonder what I saw in it that others didn't?

Fantastic Four. I hesitate to use the word boring because it technically held my interest, but a superhero movie needs more action than this. I can see what the film's detractors are saying, although on the other hand it's not quite as bad as the critics are saying and I think there's a lot more piling on than legitimate criticism. Also, it's just plain weird to see Reg E. Cathey playing a good guy. I kept waiting for him to side with Dr. Doom. 7/10
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Postby The Two Jerseys » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:54 pm

The Cincinnati Kid (1965), with Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, and Karl Malden.
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Postby USS Monitor » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:57 pm

I watched Gettysburg yesterday. It's mostly a very good movie, but it was annoying how some of the actors didn't look very much like the people they were playing.
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Postby Tholtia » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:03 pm

Just rewatched Stripes with Bill Murray. Classic movie, gets old.

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Postby The Two Jerseys » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:22 pm

USS Monitor wrote:I watched Gettysburg yesterday. It's mostly a very good movie, but it was annoying how some of the actors didn't look very much like the people they were playing.

I thought they did a pretty good job matching their appearances.
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Postby USS Monitor » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:43 pm

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USS Monitor wrote:I watched Gettysburg yesterday. It's mostly a very good movie, but it was annoying how some of the actors didn't look very much like the people they were playing.

I thought they did a pretty good job matching their appearances.


Some of them were good, but Longstreet was both goofy-looking and mediocre acting.

And a few other characters are pretty far off too if you watch in the credits when they show both the historical photos and the way they are portrayed in the movie. In some cases, I wouldn't have noticed if they hadn't done that with the credits, because the historical figures aren't terribly familiar to me.

OTOH, some of the acting was really good. I thought the guys playing Harrison, Amistead, and the Chamberlain brothers did a really good job.
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Postby The Two Jerseys » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:09 pm

USS Monitor wrote:
The Two Jerseys wrote:I thought they did a pretty good job matching their appearances.


Some of them were good, but Longstreet was both goofy-looking and mediocre acting.

And a few other characters are pretty far off too if you watch in the credits when they show both the historical photos and the way they are portrayed in the movie. In some cases, I wouldn't have noticed if they hadn't done that with the credits, because the historical figures aren't terribly familiar to me.

OTOH, some of the acting was really good. I thought the guys playing Harrison, Amistead, and the Chamberlain brothers did a really good job.

Sometimes you can only do so much. It can't always be like Patton where George C. Scott looks so much like Patton it's almost scary.

I have to give the cast credit though, a few of them really did get into their roles. Sam Elliott stayed in character off-camera and did all the work to make his uniform look worn, and George Lazenby refused to shoot his only scene until he'd grown a full beard. And say what you want about Longstreet, but apparently Tom Berenger loved playing that role.
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Postby USS Monitor » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:18 pm

The Two Jerseys wrote:
USS Monitor wrote:
Some of them were good, but Longstreet was both goofy-looking and mediocre acting.

And a few other characters are pretty far off too if you watch in the credits when they show both the historical photos and the way they are portrayed in the movie. In some cases, I wouldn't have noticed if they hadn't done that with the credits, because the historical figures aren't terribly familiar to me.

OTOH, some of the acting was really good. I thought the guys playing Harrison, Amistead, and the Chamberlain brothers did a really good job.

Sometimes you can only do so much. It can't always be like Patton where George C. Scott looks so much like Patton it's almost scary.

I have to give the cast credit though, a few of them really did get into their roles. Sam Elliott stayed in character off-camera and did all the work to make his uniform look worn, and George Lazenby refused to shoot his only scene until he'd grown a full beard.


Yeah, I watched some of the "making of" thing where they talked to the cast, and it was cool how enthusiastic they were. I wish more people were enthusiastic about history like that.

And say what you want about Longstreet, but apparently Tom Berenger loved playing that role.


Well, at least he had a good time even if he looked dorky doing it...
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Postby Adab » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:53 am

I watched Inside Out in the theater. 10/10, so far the best movie I've seen that comes out this year, and I think it's on the way to becoming a beloved Pixar classic.
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Postby Shove Piggy Shove » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:03 am

Man of Steel - All a bit meh really, wasn't terrible but wasn't particularly good either - 5/10
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Postby USS Monitor » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:03 pm

Adab wrote:I watched Inside Out in the theater. 10/10, so far the best movie I've seen that comes out this year, and I think it's on the way to becoming a beloved Pixar classic.


I saw that a while back. It was surprisingly good considering what a silly premise they were working with.
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Postby Shove Piggy Shove » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:32 am

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - Thoroughly enjoyable, although I didn't particularly like the ending. Great acting, writing and beautifully shot - 8.5/10
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Postby L Ron Cupboard » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:37 am

Gone Baby Gone, a seriously good film one of the best I have seen in a long while.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past. I quite like the ending, where all the characters who died are back to life (because the previous timeline never happened).
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Postby The Two Jerseys » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:38 am

The Rack (1956), with Paul Newman. A Korean War POW is court-martialed for aiding the enemy after being tortured.
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Postby Olwe » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:37 pm

The Gift. Nice twisty thriller with very little overt horror and barely any blood, in other words a real departure from Blum House's usual fare. Jason Bateman continues to impress with his acting... at this point, I'm pretty sure he can play anything. Even if it wasn't a good film Rebecca Hall in yoga pants is well worth the price of admission, but it definitely helps that it's also a good film. Even though the way the twist is set up it'll really make you wonder who the bad guy is. 9/10
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Layer Cake - Solid British gangster film from the tail end of the late nineties/early noughties boom. Not as good as the likes of Lock, Stock... or Sexy Beast, but it holds its own - 7/10
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Postby L Ron Cupboard » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:17 am

Shove Piggy Shove wrote:Layer Cake - Solid British gangster film from the tail end of the late nineties/early noughties boom. Not as good as the likes of Lock, Stock... or Sexy Beast, but it holds its own - 7/10


It's a film I like a lot.
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Postby Eol Sha » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:34 pm

The last movie I saw was Straight Outta Compton. 10/10
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Postby Cymrea » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:44 pm

Saw Pixels last weekend.

I don't know if I just missed it in the trailer somehow, but I did not realise this was an Adam Sandler movie. Happy Madison Productions at the front, okay...no worries. But then he's in the first scenes - and setting up a ridiculously unlikely love interest that you can see coming a jillion miles away.

It was a fun movie, I'll give it that much. Peter Dinklage's accents continue to be just awful, but in a way you don't actually mind. Or I don't mind, anyway. But had I made the effort to check out more trailers and see that it was another Sandler-clique film starring all his friends and family, I would probably have waited for Netflix or Red Box.
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Just watched Bram Stoker's Dracula for the first time. I don't know about you guys, but I found it right hilarious.
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Shove Piggy Shove wrote:Layer Cake - Solid British gangster film from the tail end of the late nineties/early noughties boom. Not as good as the likes of Lock, Stock... or Sexy Beast, but it holds its own - 7/10


It's a film I like a lot.


I felt like they were trying to fit too much plot in too little time in an effort to stay as close as possible to the novel (I've not read it, but it is a book I'll be looking to pick up at some point now) - for example, I don't think the film would have been harmed at all without having the scene with Morty & Freddy in the café.

Watched Pitch Black last night, hadn't seen it in at least 10 years and was surprised how little of it I remembered. Enjoyable in a B movie kind of way, but nothing really stands out about it - not entirely sure how it managed to spawn a franchise - 6/10
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Postby Hollorous » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:33 am

Ventalia wrote:Just watched Bram Stoker's Dracula for the first time. I don't know about you guys, but I found it right hilarious.


Was it Keanu's "British accent" that did it?

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