Amph What was the last movie you saw?

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

  1. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Wait, wait, wait. Are you saying a movie mined an unrealistic situation for action and drama?
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  2. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I'd say the political sentiment behind it and the fact that at least the original portrays a "plausible" situation is distasteful. And the movie is plain bad even ignoring that.
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  3. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Also, even were that not the case, your counterpoint to Guy is not a good one. He did not criticize the premise itself, but that said premise was presented with such gravity and seriousness. Goofy plots are created all the time to serve as vehicles for mindless action. See any film in the Transformers series, or any of the Resident Evil sequels. But to attempt to make something sound more plausible, and end up with a device as ridiculous as the "problem" you were trying to fix is pretty worthy of scorn. That's exactly what the three-way alliance Asterix described did. That betrays a grasp of geo-politics so terrible that it is unrivaled by most anything since Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game spin-offs.
  4. SWpants Force Ghost

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    ^I can't wait to see it :)

    Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows
  5. SWpants Force Ghost

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    Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows
  6. Hero of Tukayyid Jedi Knight

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  7. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    if the kids are going to be watching lankins in class, i wish spielberg had peppered the movie with more f-bombs.
    peppered like the fat guy that you have seen grinding half of the pepper in the thing on top of his steak and fries. medium rare, please.
  8. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    Life of Pi in XD (HUGE screen, digital projection) 3D. If there is a better film out there, I've never seen it. Not only is the cinema technically perfect from the script to the score (and everything in between), it speaks to me on a personal level. Life of Pi has instantly become my favorite film of all time.
  9. SWpants Force Ghost

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    That is awesome :D I hope I can see it as such.
  10. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    wow. i thought it was good but not THAT good. it was kind of a thing of the sum being lesser than the parts. also the device they used to frame the story was clunky. and the part where the author was like oh so this was this and that was that almost made me pull out my piece and shoot up the screen. and save a bullet for the little window and the projector beyond it.
  11. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    There was no scene in the film that left me less than amazed, astonished, laughing, weeping, or just plain glad to be alive. I don't know what you mean about the framing device being "clunky" -- it isn't -- nor do I have any problem with the author's summation, which is essential to understanding what has just happened in the preceding two hours.
  12. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    yes, but he didn't need to say it out loud. it was obvious what was what. i let loose a huge fart when i heard him explain it, and it stunk up the whole theater.
  13. Asterix_of_Gaul Force Ghost

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    But...it's supposed to be a hypothetical future/timeline where things change in such a way that said coalition is possible and likely. It's a movie, it's fun, and not difficult to accept the fictional premise that would not occur in the real world. Much like "red matter" in Star Trek--it's easy to accept for the purpose of enjoying the film.
  14. DarthMak Force Ghost

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    Revenge of the Sith on Spike
  15. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    I needed him to say it. Just cuz ur like, all smart n stuff, doesn't mean the rest of us are.
  16. Life Jedi Master

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    Sweet November
    Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron reunite in their second movie appearance together, in this romantic drama from 2001. Reeves works in advertising and loves his job. Slightly psychopathic Theron tells him he doesn't.

    I liked it. Had to get used to Reeves' special mannerisms, but I liked it. :p
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Grabbers, a lowish budget alien/monster movie set on a small Irish island. Like a funnier Attack the Block.

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  18. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Twilight, unfortunately.
  19. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    i'm not that smart! that's the thing! ok, nevermind.
  20. Darth_Kiryan Force Ghost

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    Skyfall.

    in all honesty, worth a second viewing.
  21. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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  22. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    Hugo (2011) -- Wonderful! We laughed, we cried, we marveled at the cinematography. I wish, wish, WISH I had seen this on the big-screen in 3D, but we were poor last year and couldn't afford it. Now we own it on DVD. Take that, wheel of karma!!

    I've been researching Georges Melies since the film ended, and I must say I'm incredibly impressed. I was familiar with A Trip to the Moon, but dear sweet Lord the man was accomplished and prolific. Wow.
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  23. DDMAN26 Jedi Knight

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    Sort of had an unofficial Andrew Stanton double feature since Starz was free this weekend. Finding Nemo which is still wonderful as ever. And I finally saw John Carter. And I have to say I really liked it. I thought it was just a good old fashioned adventure story. I thought Taylor Kitsch was a little spotty but after seeing Friday Night Lights I know he's capable of good work. But Lynn Collins was great. I'm sure because the movie bombed I could find the dvd or blu-ray pretty cheap these days but I won't be ashamed to have it in my collection.
  24. Life Jedi Master

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    The Town
    Directed by and starring Ben Affleck. Also starring in this heist flick adapted from a book are Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner. There's a slightly unique twist to the plot in this one which adds a second layer of suspense, I suppose. I liked it a lot, I think it was very good. I was thoroughly entertained, at the very least.

    4 out of 5.
    Last edited by Life, Nov 26, 2012
  25. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I saw this with my mom in the cinema back in January during Christmas Break. The 3D was drop dead gorgeous. Probably the best looking 3D film I have ever seen. I remember thinking "man if this doesn't win the Best Art Direction Oscar I'm going to stop watching the Oscars". Needless to say it did, and I was very ecstatic. Yeah it's a fantastic movie, and it should have won Best Picture.