Amph What was the last movie you saw?

Discussion in 'Community' started by TheEmperorsProtege, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    oh i might see anna karnana too.

    oops sorry karinannin

    crap knannari
  2. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    It's okay; I still can't even pronounce it. :p
  3. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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  4. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Just saw Lincoln. It was a little...speechy...but it was really good. Pretty good acting by everybody.
  5. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I did a OT Marathon today. Very rarely do I get a whole day to veg out on the couch with my kid. No soccer, no shopping, no work.
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  6. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Argo. It was ... wow...

    Just kinda a bummer it wasn't always historically accurate. But hey, whatever it takes for DRAMATIC!
  7. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    oh? how and where did it differ?

    i just got back from life of pi. very good. not spectacular, but very good.
  8. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Linkin. I did not know much about the 13th Amendment fight in the House so that was interesting... if it was historically accurate. I also liked that he cursed. It's the little things.
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  9. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    From Dusk Till Dawn... I really, really enjoyed it. The script/plot/story was interesting, and Clooney did one hell of an acting job. Cheech Marin in 3 roles was a hoot as well.
  10. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    For one thing, the final tense moments in the airport of "are they on to it or not? are they gonna get caught?" is made up for dramatic effect. There never was any suspicion, they were home free. [face_laugh]
  11. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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    I saw the Red Dawn remake. When getting a ticket, I actually said "one for the Red Dawn remake" because I can't call it Red Dawn. I can't really judge it as a standalone film but tried to imagine if I were an impressionable tot watching this just as I was when I eagerly watched the original. A hypothetical situation with North Korea just isn't the same as a plausible one with the Soviet Union of the early '80s. Surely a lot of people don't know North Korea from Hong Kong so it might not matter. Even kids had common knowledge that the USSR had massive fleets, tank divisions, troops, etc. North Korea's capabilities aren't as well known nor are they as great. In the original the airborne units came under the disguise of commercial airliners, not squadrons of transport planes that somehow got to the US. References just seemed to pop up for reference sake without fitting into the plot sensibly. Still, most of the characters weren't as significant, especially the enemy ones, and the cinematography was typical modern dizziness.
  12. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    The Amazing Spider-Man. It's interesting in a cultural way to see how public perception of geeks and nerds has shifted in this era of comic-book films-in the original of these films, Peter is a loser, no bones about it. This Peter, however, has geeky cool all over him. Also, the love story is far and away better-never understood why Peter was nuts about a woman that treated him like garbage for the majority of the films, and Emma Stone has far better screen presence, as well as actual things to do besides scream a lot. The Lizard is a fairly minor-ish villain, as well as apparently a fan of the Ras Ah Ghul Guide To Gassing Cities, but the scene in the credits does a good job of reminding us the real mystery, and villain, is still out there.
  13. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    27 Dresses (2008). What a sexist piece of garbage. Before that was License to Wed (2007). What a creepy movie. He should have been arrested and thrown into prison. To purge my mind of both of these "comedy classics" HBO had Harry Potter and the Deadly Hellows parts 1 and 2 back-to-back. Or Deathly Hallows. Something like that. I then went to sleep with peaceful thoughts rather than with tears of agony.
  14. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    It's out? Crap I lost track. Guess I know what movie I'm seeing this weekend :p
  15. Team Padme Jedi Grand Master

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  16. San-Tarah Jedi Youngling

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    Young People F;;ing
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  17. Life Jedi Master

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  18. SWpants Force Ghost

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  19. Darth_Kiryan Force Ghost

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  20. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    My Neighbor Totoro- watched it with my daughter
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  21. Asterix_of_Gaul Force Ghost

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    I just saw the film yesterday, and have been rather shocked by the reviews to be honest. I thought the movie was fairly easy to understand, but I guess not. I want to point out that the hypothetical situation actually involves an invasion that is organized via a coalition of forces (Russian, Chinese, North Korean). The opening makes this fairly clear along with the flags/symbols seen throughout...so I'm baffled that so many people (including critics) are walking away from this film thinking "North Korea." Another criticism I read claimed this movie was a Tea Party "wet dream" and that it was a big middle finger to the federal government, except it wasn't. Another criticism was that the film is pro-American...I'm not sure where to go with that since...it's a remake of Red Dawn...it's going to be pro-American...not sure why that's a bad thing.

    In my opinion it's a fun film with ok acting and amazing action sequences. It's no worse than any other simple action flick.
  22. Life Jedi Master

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    City of Ember
    Family science fiction film set in a post-apocalyptic future. After an event in the future that the narrative doesn't delve into, the earth becomes uninhabitable, so the remaining survivors decide that they will have to build a city deep under ground in order for humanity to survive. It is presumed that the knowledge of the world above, and what once was and was lost, would devastate the underground society with mass depression, so it is decided that the founders would not tell the later generations about mankind's past. Instead, they are left with a sealed box with a message, set to open after 200 years, when presumably it is safe to come back up to the surface. This is the first 2 minutes of the film.

    What follows is fairly intriguing and entertaining, but my overall opinion of it was so so. The ending also felt a bit anti-climactic. I give it 3 out of 5.
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  23. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    The Visitor (2008). It was an excellent little drama with a great Oscar worthy performance by Richard Jenkins. This movie seemed to kickstart his career too since he's been in a lot of stuff after that. I highly recommend it.
  24. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    The proper term would be jingoistic. I know little about the remake, but that would certainly apply to the original. Its premise was a paranoid Reagan-era fantasy meant to exploit extremely irrational fears of the USSR and communism. It was a laughable movie that presented itself and the Soviets and Cubans (lololol) somehow being capable of landing troops in the lower 48-- let alone Colorado-- with a serious tone it did not deserve. Never mind that a nuclear war would have occurred long before it got to that stage (forgot how that was handwaved and I don't care because it was dumb).

    Discounting that the remake is of a film that should be left in the dustbin of cinema, the trailers seem to present it in a equally serious manner. And lol DPRK/PRC/Russian coalition.
  25. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Lincoln. Loved it. DDL does it again, with help from Spielberg. There Will Be Oscars. More out of respect for its subject matter than for it's greatness. Kids will be watching it in school for decades to come.