Amph What was the last movie you saw?

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

  1. Drac39 Force Ghost

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  2. Sarge Chosen One

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    Pathfinder. I knew the reviews weren't very good, but I thought, "It has Karl Urban, Clancy Brown, and Vikings. How bad could it be?"

    Someday, I will learn not to ask that question.
  3. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

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    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  4. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Robot and Frank This is labelled as a "comedy," but there aren't a whole lot of attempts at humor. And the ending is quite a downer. Other than that, though, it's quite light and easy to follow. The characterizations are bit shallow (especially the daughter and the "bad guy," who both come off as stereotypes of young people in different ways). It was interesting and entertaining enough.

    Also, they have the technology for autonomous, semi-sentient robots but haven't come up with better treatments for dementia? That's depressing.
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  5. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    Meh. Nobody ever likes the remake of anything. I know nothing about The Haunting, but I could still have told you this in advance.
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  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I've never seen the original and I think the remake is ****ing awful.
  7. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Crazy Heart (2009)

    Jeff Bridges is in top form here playing a self-destructive alcoholic country star. Too bad the rest of the movie can't match his performance.

    ParaNorman (2012)

    A delightful little animated film with lots of adult humor. It's probably the most mature PG rated animated film I've seen.
  8. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. US version. I liked it, possibly a lot. The terrible accents confused me, but other than that, pretty solid. The worst bit was my wife giving me a commentary of how it differed from the book (but she really liked the adaptation). I have the 3 Swedish movies, still wrapped. Tempted to finally watch them, even though I've heard the US version of Tattoo is much better.
  9. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I like the Swedish version more, though they're both great movies.
  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  11. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    They pick me up when I'm feeling blue!

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    No. I guess I'll torrent. :(
  12. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

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    And again, and again. The score for this film (by Goblin) is remarkable.
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Does your conscience bother you?
  14. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    All the time.

    Now how 'bout you?
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  15. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    Just got back from Tom Hiddleston: Lord of the Attack of the Ring Clones.
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  16. DarthMak Force Ghost

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    For A Few Dollars More

    Classic. They don't make them like this anymore.
  17. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    All remakes are awful. Always.
  18. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Well, as just discussed, The Girl with Dragon Tattoo remake is solid, and arguably surpasses the original.
  19. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    dp
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  20. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    It's actually not a remake, as it's not based on the Swedish film. It's another adaptation of the book. :p
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  21. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  22. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I find the "It's not really a remake" argument incredibly annoying. Just own it. No shame!
  23. Kenneth Morgan Chosen One

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    It turned out quite well. While a few of the jokes harkened back to the earlier treatments from MST3K and Cinematic Titanic, most were pretty new and worked good. Probably the funniest live moments were when Bill Corbett blew a couple of lines and tried to literally crawl away, only to be stopped by Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy.

    The pre-show title cards (DID YOU KNOW...the song "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" was yet another attempt by Aquaman to take the Dark Knight down a peg.) and songs (especially the one about Grandma's Christmas Dinner) were funny. And the opening short ("Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen") was just...just...oh, dear.
  24. Kenneth Morgan Chosen One

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    Except "Ben-Hur".
  25. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Correct, correct, and correct.
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