Watch any good movies lately?

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Since: Dec 07

Cookeville

#905 Jan 2, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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Elf rocks. I don't care what anyone says it is pure brilliance. I think you should watch The Hangover stat, but make sure to get the unrated version.
Hmmm, Alvin and the Chipmunks? I would have thought less of you, but it was for the children so I will give you a pass on that one. I saw "All About Steve" and am requesting a pass on it. It was terrible. So BAD.
Thank you for the early canada day wishes, perhaps you were simply thinking of the half-canada celebration, as we are half way to the next canada day celebration and fireworks extravaganza! you have to be careful though, fireworks does not mix well with the national igloo restoration project!
you Cannucks and your fireworks. Anything for an excuse, huh? I'd imagine it'd be difficult to think less of me regardless of whatever movie I'm watching (considering I strive for a pretty low impression to begin with) but "Alvin and the Chipmunks" was indeed a new low. I honestly can't even understand how any kid could like it, but obviously I don't know a damn thing cause it apparently was the highest-grossing movie in it's release group, but GOD was it terrible. And I know terrible movies, I can even APPRECIATE them on some levels, but there was nothing redeeming in this thing whatsoever. I thinking about shooting, skining, and roasting every chipmunk that makes the mistake of crossing my path because of this movie. "All about Steve..." that one sucked? That's nthat new Sandra Bullock flick where she decides to stalk some weatherman or something, right? I saw the trailer for it.... did'nt really grab my attention. Not even one of those "so bad it's almost good" moments?

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Since: Mar 08

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#906 Jan 3, 2010
Ahh, New Year's eve- movie night. Rather than party the wife and I rented some movies and stayed cuddled under a blanket on the couch. It was nice, really.

Two Disney features- G-force and Up along with Inglorious Bastards and Paranormal Activity.

G-force was cute, though I wondered why my guinnea is incapable of such skills as opening a cage. It's, of course one of those films where you have to completely let go of reality, otherwise you'll be questioning why FBI agents are crashing parked cars and vegetable stands chasing guinnea pigs in a suped-up pet ball device thingie. Still, as I said- cute.

Up- probably my favorite movie of the night. I'd heard the first minutes were a little depressing, but they weren't. Sad? Yea. It almost had me there (but I'll deny it til I die!). It was a beautiful build up, I thought. Sweet and poignant, and it really set the stage for the character of the old man in the film.
The dogs in the film were fricking awesome!
Squirrel!!

That will make sense once you see the film.
Again you have to let go of reality, but not so much that it detracts from the film. Physics don't apply, well, actual physics, at any rate. But fun, fun, fun. Good for kids and adults. That's why Pixar stays on top.

Inglorious Bastards. See the spelling there? That's not the spelling of the new Tarentino flick with Brad Pitt that's about a group of soldiers infiltrating Germany and killing "Gnatzees." That's an old 1970's film about...well, something else. We didn't watch it. I found out it's an old exploitation film and wish I had watched, but I digress.
I laughed at the little woman for that.

Paranormal Activity. Creepy. Atmospheric. Fucking annoying characters. Well, one of them- I liked the girl. It was fun, little boring at times and I kept yelling at the tv, "Turn on the fucking lights!" But people don't listen to me- especially when they're on screen.
I'd say worth a watch. There are certainly scenes that stay with a person- the final "scenario" among them. But the very last clip of the film should've been cut, in my opinion.

Since: Oct 07

Calgary, Canada

#907 Jan 11, 2010
AVATAR:

OK, I did finally go see Avatar last week. While it was certainly visually beautiful, I personally don't think it is the best movie ever. It is up there, but the plot was a bit thin. That said, I doubt many people are there to for the story, it is more for the visual effects and animation of course, and for that it is well worth it. There was so much detail in the flowers and bugs that you could watch that alone. I also felt throughout that i was in video game rather then in a movie. but overall, it is definitely worth it, plus you get to keep the funky 3D glasses of course!

“Where is Cookeville?”

Since: Dec 07

Cookeville

#908 Jan 11, 2010
genevieve wrote:
AVATAR:
OK, I did finally go see Avatar last week. While it was certainly visually beautiful, I personally don't think it is the best movie ever. It is up there, but the plot was a bit thin. That said, I doubt many people are there to for the story, it is more for the visual effects and animation of course, and for that it is well worth it. There was so much detail in the flowers and bugs that you could watch that alone. I also felt throughout that i was in video game rather then in a movie. but overall, it is definitely worth it, plus you get to keep the funky 3D glasses of course!
Really? That good? Glad to hear it lives to the hype. So few do.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#909 Jan 16, 2010
genevieve wrote:
AVATAR:
OK, I did finally go see Avatar last week. While it was certainly visually beautiful, I personally don't think it is the best movie ever. It is up there, but the plot was a bit thin. That said, I doubt many people are there to for the story, it is more for the visual effects and animation of course, and for that it is well worth it. There was so much detail in the flowers and bugs that you could watch that alone. I also felt throughout that i was in video game rather then in a movie. but overall, it is definitely worth it, plus you get to keep the funky 3D glasses of course!
I loved it. I don't play video games so I didn't notice that aspect of the film. The visuals are beautiful and better than the story itself but I loved the story too. I'm easy to please though.

“Cool Like That”

Since: May 08

Everywhere

#910 Jan 17, 2010
genevieve wrote:
AVATAR:
OK, I did finally go see Avatar last week. While it was certainly visually beautiful, I personally don't think it is the best movie ever. It is up there, but the plot was a bit thin. That said, I doubt many people are there to for the story, it is more for the visual effects and animation of course, and for that it is well worth it. There was so much detail in the flowers and bugs that you could watch that alone. I also felt throughout that i was in video game rather then in a movie. but overall, it is definitely worth it, plus you get to keep the funky 3D glasses of course!
I have not seen Avatar, but I have always had a problem with any
movie that gets by on special effects alone. If there is no strong
well written story, good dialog, and good acting, I'm not very much interested in seeing it.

To me a movie that is driven only by its special effects and visuals is like a meal that looks good on the dining table but lacks any taste or
substance.

“I'm just part of the problem!”

Since: Dec 07

Melbourne, Australia

#911 Jan 18, 2010
IkeLike wrote:
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I have not seen Avatar, but I have always had a problem with any
movie that gets by on special effects alone. If there is no strong
well written story, good dialog, and good acting, I'm not very much interested in seeing it.
To me a movie that is driven only by its special effects and visuals is like a meal that looks good on the dining table but lacks any taste or
substance.
Hey IkeLike, not sure if you posted here before, but welcome anyway. We need more regular Gen-friends!

I agree with you on Avatar, and I have not seen it either. My wife and kids said it was "spectacular", and the "best special effects ever". I asked, but what about the story-line? That got an um and an ah, lol.

I don't post often in the movie thread, and with good reason!

Since: Oct 07

Calgary, Canada

#912 Jan 18, 2010
saviorself wrote:
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Really? That good? Glad to hear it lives to the hype. So few do.
I liked it, truly it was spectacular, you get taken into a completely different world. in truth, i am a bit surprised that you have not gone to see it yet!

Since: Oct 07

Calgary, Canada

#913 Jan 18, 2010
IkeLike wrote:
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I have not seen Avatar, but I have always had a problem with any
movie that gets by on special effects alone. If there is no strong
well written story, good dialog, and good acting, I'm not very much interested in seeing it.
To me a movie that is driven only by its special effects and visuals is like a meal that looks good on the dining table but lacks any taste or
substance.
Hi Ike, welcome!

I would tend to agree with you, movies like transformers or end of the world type movies and what not that rely so heavily on CGI tend to be a let down. The effects are exciting, but they can't carry for two hours. The special effects and 3D though make Avatar stand out. It is so incredibly detailed that it really is a feast for the eyes (to stay with the food theme haha). It really is like nothing I have seen before. The story lacks a little, it is a good premise but most people would be able to guess how it will ultimately end. Though you may guess how it will end, it definitely is worth it to see how it gets there!

Since: Oct 07

Calgary, Canada

#914 Jan 18, 2010
Pamela in red wrote:
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I loved it. I don't play video games so I didn't notice that aspect of the film. The visuals are beautiful and better than the story itself but I loved the story too. I'm easy to please though.
I agree, when the floating spindling things were floating down from the tree it was breathtaking! or even just seeing the details in the forest in the background, I can understand why people have gone repeatedly!!

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#915 Jan 19, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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I agree, when the floating spindling things were floating down from the tree it was breathtaking! or even just seeing the details in the forest in the background, I can understand why people have gone repeatedly!!
I thought the story was good, it was the acting I thought was a bit to corny at times, like the bad guy. He was too much I think. I would still see it again though.

“Where is Cookeville?”

Since: Dec 07

Cookeville

#916 Jan 23, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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I liked it, truly it was spectacular, you get taken into a completely different world. in truth, i am a bit surprised that you have not gone to see it yet!
I tend to not buy into the "hype." I did'nt see "the Matrix" until long after the fact, wound up wishing I'd never saw it to begin with. Once bitten, twice shy type of thing, I guess. Ain't the completely different world part the point, though? Earth no longer good enough, etc.? That's like a massive Canadee' invasion of upper north America proper, ain't it? no wonder you find it appealing ;-).

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#917 Jan 23, 2010
saviorself wrote:
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I tend to not buy into the "hype." I did'nt see "the Matrix" until long after the fact, wound up wishing I'd never saw it to begin with. Once bitten, twice shy type of thing, I guess. Ain't the completely different world part the point, though? Earth no longer good enough, etc.? That's like a massive Canadee' invasion of upper north America proper, ain't it? no wonder you find it appealing ;-).
I'm just a sucker for sci-fi, I love the Matrix. I watched the second one last night. I'd seen it before but watched it again.

“Where is Cookeville?”

Since: Dec 07

Cookeville

#918 Jan 23, 2010
Pamela in red wrote:
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I'm just a sucker for sci-fi, I love the Matrix. I watched the second one last night. I'd seen it before but watched it again.
you know, it's funny. I HATED that movie when it first came out, I was ticked-off that I'd spent money to see it. but I have to admit, it grows on you. I've actually seen the full thing (sequels and all) now and will admit that I've actually seen them. The effects are awesome, I just thought the whole plot wwas kind of... "silly" I guess. Kinda the same reason I did'nt want to see that Bruce Willis movie "Surrogates." I like sci-fi a lot too, but I'm more of a "Star Trek" kinda guy.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#919 Jan 27, 2010
saviorself wrote:
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you know, it's funny. I HATED that movie when it first came out, I was ticked-off that I'd spent money to see it. but I have to admit, it grows on you. I've actually seen the full thing (sequels and all) now and will admit that I've actually seen them. The effects are awesome, I just thought the whole plot wwas kind of... "silly" I guess. Kinda the same reason I did'nt want to see that Bruce Willis movie "Surrogates." I like sci-fi a lot too, but I'm more of a "Star Trek" kinda guy.
I didn't see them at the theater. I waited until they came out on DVD.

Did you see the Fifth Element? It's really corny but I not only watched it more than once I own a copy. lol I can't figure out why they didn't have a prettier girl since she was supposedly "perfect."

“Where is Cookeville?”

Since: Dec 07

Cookeville

#920 Jan 27, 2010
Pamela in red wrote:
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I didn't see them at the theater. I waited until they came out on DVD.
Did you see the Fifth Element? It's really corny but I not only watched it more than once I own a copy. lol I can't figure out why they didn't have a prettier girl since she was supposedly "perfect."
I think part of her perfection is that she was average (just, you know, how she "pretty-up" really good. I liked Fifth Element too. There was a real corny one that came out a few years ago with David Duchoveny adn Orlando Jones called "Evolution.." that's one of my all-time favorites. It's got a little bit of everything, dinoaliens, nerdiness, Dan Akroyd... ever seen that one?

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#921 Jan 28, 2010
saviorself wrote:
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I think part of her perfection is that she was average (just, you know, how she "pretty-up" really good. I liked Fifth Element too. There was a real corny one that came out a few years ago with David Duchoveny adn Orlando Jones called "Evolution.." that's one of my all-time favorites. It's got a little bit of everything, dinoaliens, nerdiness, Dan Akroyd... ever seen that one?
No I haven't. I'll have to look for it. I love Dan Akroyd, he's great. It's getting harder to find old movies around here. Block Buster used to have an old section but they now only carry new releases. We don't have too many choices where I live. Sometimes I can find older movies online for free.

“Where is Cookeville?”

Since: Dec 07

Cookeville

#922 Jan 28, 2010
Pamela in red wrote:
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No I haven't. I'll have to look for it. I love Dan Akroyd, he's great. It's getting harder to find old movies around here. Block Buster used to have an old section but they now only carry new releases. We don't have too many choices where I live. Sometimes I can find older movies online for free.
I like a lot of older movies. I was wacthing "panic in the year zero" the other day and thinking: "I bet people in the 50's and 60's really thought about stuff like this." There's cool stuff in the old movies too, like Frankie Avalon shoots the old dude the bird in one of those scenes while he smiling at the camera and nobody caught it.

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Since: Mar 08

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#923 Jan 29, 2010
Hey! What's wrong with Mila Jovovich?!
Fifth Element is one of my faves, easily. It just takes you away reality for a while and deals with deals with the concept of good versus evil in a light-hearted way. And I love Moebius' design for the film. It's just fun!

While not a movie, I've recently watched the first season of Mad Men. Not sure what it is about that show, other than Christina Hendricks and January Jones, but I love it. It's straight up drama from the early sixties, and seems like an entirely different world from the one we live in today, yet strangely familiar at the same time.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#924 Jan 29, 2010
saviorself wrote:
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I like a lot of older movies. I was wacthing "panic in the year zero" the other day and thinking: "I bet people in the 50's and 60's really thought about stuff like this." There's cool stuff in the old movies too, like Frankie Avalon shoots the old dude the bird in one of those scenes while he smiling at the camera and nobody caught it.
A lot of people thought we'd be driving flying automobiles by now and having personal robots. We just don't move quite as fast as sci-fi thinks we will.

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