Amph What was the last movie you saw?

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  1. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Seconded. Contact is a great movie.
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  2. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    "First rule of government spending: why build one, when you can have two, twice the price? They still want an American to go, Doctor- feel like taking a ride?"
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  3. Everton Chosen One

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    I was offered a free ticket to see Oblivion last night. So obviously, I went. Great visuals, but little under the surface. Pacing was all out, too. Still, I did spot Jaime Lannister. :p
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  4. Qui Gon Jim23 Force Ghost

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    Just saw Oblivion, too. Must be seen on a big screen, IMAX preferably. Decent story, but was more of an homage to those 70's scifi movies like Logan's Run than anything. I still thoroughly enjoyed it.
  5. DarthMane2 Force Ghost

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  6. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

    This was a really good film. A sort of character piece examining men and their legacies as fathers, showing how the consequences of their actions inevitably affect their children. I have to say, the trailers were very good at concealing a major plot twist, which I won't give away here. But it was a good story, very multifaceted.

    All of the acting was top notch. Bradley Cooper really shows his range with films like this and Silver Linings Playbook. Ryan Gosling was great, and I really liked Ben Mendelsohn. Ray Liotta was good, as was Eva Mendes. And the film looked great too. Schenectady was a great setting.

    Kind of an aside, but I think the poster looks kinda weird. Gosling looks like someone straight out of the US Civil War for some reason. :p
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  7. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    Same here. Saw it in IMAX and it was fun. It had kind of a "Moon" flavor about it, though that's not what made it great. What was great, imho, was that it was like being immersed in a dystopian Maxfield Parrish painting. It was pure candy for the eyes and ears.
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  8. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Robin Hood, the Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe version. Not an absolutely horrible movie but, eh, meh.
  9. SWpants Force Ghost

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    Atlas Shrugged Part II
    It was more engaging and felt like it dragged on less than part I
  10. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Best part about that movie was the credits. I'm not even kidding, those credits were great.
  11. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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  12. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Yeah, I caught a glimpse of them. Not sure if part of them were hinting at a sequel or something but I think we'll be better off without one.
  13. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Much better on DVD than in theaters. The battles didn't look like they were on fast forward.
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  14. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Looper (2012)

    Caught this On Demand. I really liked it, really liked the concepts it tackled and thought it used time travel in a really cool, creepy way. Parts reminded me of The Terminator and its first sequel, about changing the past vs accepting fate, and I liked how these impacted the characters, especially JGL's character. Time travel was a means of character growth, and raised a lot of questions on morality and ends justifying means.

    The acting was good all around; even the kid who played Cid. I imagine he'll go down as one of those kid actors in the league of the girl from the Exorcist and Haley Joel Osment from The Sixth Sense. I liked the future setting. It was clearly futuristic (duh), but also seemed like a realistic look at our future, more akin to Blade Runner than, say, I, Robot. The time travel stuff was a little wibbly wobbly, but at least it was fairly consistent.
  15. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    The Dark Knight Rises.

    I liked this one better than The Dark Knight. I liked the references to Batman Begins, including the reappearance of Liam Neeson. I also found Bane to be a much more interesting villain than the Joker, and I liked the symbolism of Bruce Wayne "rising" from the prison of depression. The ending was really sad and profound, and I wonder what DC will do with Robin now that he's been introduced.

    And I am soooo coming back as Catwoman in my next life. You heard it here first.
  16. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    Prometheus. I didn't think it was as stupid as most people found it, but I found it to be rather "meh". Noomi Rapace's character must've had ovaries of steel to undergo that Cesarian in that machine.

    Also, what was up with the bandage-wrap underwear she and Charlize Theron wore? Was Weyland Industries too cheap to spring for Hanes or Fruit of the Loom?
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  17. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I saw Oblivion in IMAX last night. Cool movie, kind of predictable but as an action/sci-fi flick it was good.
  18. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I'm probably seeing Oblivion on Tuesday. Can't wait!
  19. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Gonna see Oblivion now. Hope I'm not disappointed. :p
  20. SWpants Force Ghost

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    If you're disappointed in Oblivion (which I want to see in theaters but don't know if I'll have the time to), you can always enjoy the music. [face_laugh]

    I finished watching 10 Inch Hero which was entertaining and just fun to watch.
  21. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    I did enjoy the Oblivion score a lot. The movie is fairly entertaining, as far as the action goes, but the story itself is a pretty flavorless blend of dozens of other sci fi movies without much effort to build a plausible speculative story with any kind of internal logic.

    It steals liberally from movies/shows like:

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    • the incredible Moon, 2009, with Tom Cruise playing the Sam Bell character
    • the original Planet of the Apes
    • V and Battle Los Angeles, etc.
    • Independence Day
    • (of course) Battlefield Earth
    • Star Trek, Next Generation
    but still couldn't steal a plot device able to explain why an alien invader so technologically advanced would ever adopt this ludicrous strategy/tactic for subduing the earth's human population.

    Also, the post apocalyptic landscape made no sense at all. Kosinski apparently really wanted to make a visual impression with the doomsday imagery, but rarely seemed to consider whether it needed to be consistent with the plot.

    The movie pulls its punches on a sober, downbeat ending not once, not twice, but three times or more. It's desperately afraid to have moviegoers get up out of their seats with any kind of bittersweet aftertaste in their mouths.


    And there was a a trailer for RIPD. I had no idea what this one was about. I thought it was a zombie cop buddy movie, but instead it's Men in Black, the Supernatural Edition, with Jeff Bridges doing a parody of his own Rooster Cogburn performance from True Grit in the Tommy Lee Jones part, and poor Ryan Reynolds inexplicably cast as Will Smith.
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  22. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    Saw that trailer for R.I.P.D. as well... it's definitely a Men In Black ripoff.

    The last film I saw? Oblivion! Despite some underwhelming character development (Morgan Freeman & his peeps), I really enjoyed this film. The visuals & music were fantastic, and despite it not being the most original story out there, it still held up for me.
  23. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    And then she spent most of the rest movie running around, literally, with staples in her stomach.
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  24. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Black Swan

    If I want to be entertained and horrified this is what I put on.
  25. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    I caught a little bit of that on HBO one time. Just my luck, it had to be the scene where Natalie Portman's character is um...pleasuring herself in bed.