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JCC Amph Sci-fi movies of the last decade

Discussion in 'Community' started by SuperWatto, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    although there were plenty of good ones, my first thought went to the truly ****ing dreadful johnny depp film transcendence, from 2014. i was in the only person in the cinema watching it at like noon on a tuesday, the week after it came out. worst use of a sick day ever.

    remember the day itself better than the movie. i think he got shot and tried to copy himself at a factory in a corn field, or something.
     
  2. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    It should've been called 'tom cruise is kill'.
     
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  3. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    Say what you want about Cruise; the guy never phones it in.
     
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  4. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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  5. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    The trailer with the incomplete sound mix was the only good thing about that movie.
     
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  6. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Well, that and the tie-in video game.
     
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  7. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    C-130's have been in production since the mid-50's, new ones are still coming off the assembly line, there are hundreds in the scrapyards in Arizona, and Hollywood still can't get the interior right. :rolleyes: One of these days I may watch that film just to see how bad it is.
     
  8. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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  9. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Hey, I gotta be me. :p
     
  10. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    That Tom Cruise scream should be the new Wilhelm scream :p
     
  11. a star war

    a star war Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I have been meaning to watch that for a while and I see that it is on Amazon, so I guess I will this week.
     
  12. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I didn't get even five minutes into that movie. I saw Portman and Isaac together, and immediately stopped. I knew I didn't want to watch them for two hours.

    I should not have allowed the Annihilation recommendations to go unchallenged. I should have warned you.
     
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  13. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    you should have watched Starship Troopers.
    Do you want to know more?
    Do you apes want to live forever?
     
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  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    We got this here bug and this big drill, guess what happens next?
     
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  15. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sorry you didn’t like it. Your loss [face_dunno]

    OTOH i couldn’t stand Lucy. That whole %-of-brain thing is just... no. Too dumb for me.
     
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  16. a star war

    a star war Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Lucy is so dumb. But that reminds me of Transcendence, which is also dumb, but at least subverted the evil AI trope.
     
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  17. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I didn’t see Lucy but they made a mistake emphasizing that angle so much in the trailers, it was unintentionally hilarious. Like, I’m sorry, you cannot unironically do the “unused portion of the brain” plot line anymore. It’s so exhausted that in 1962 Nikita Khrushchev proposed adding a unilateral ban on all such plot lines as part of the negotiations to end the Cuban Missile Crisis. Unfortunately this was scrapped in favor of the compromise measure of the withdrawal of US nuclear arsenals in Turkey, and the world is worse for his having blinked.
     
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  18. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Imagine the collective headache of intro psych or intro neuroscience instructors all over the world, trying to explain that that whole “10% of your brain” thing is a bunch of nonsense, only to consistently be met with BUT IN “LUCY”!
     
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  19. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    Lucy from Charlie Brown probably used more than 10 percent of her brain to fool Chuck with that football and get all his money.
     
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  20. a star war

    a star war Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Does Yesterday count as sci fi? It’s like a feature length twilight zone.
     
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  21. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 8

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    I liked it and would say that it's worth a watch
     
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  22. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    StarTrek Beyond was fun. Kind of like an OS episode. I liked the first and third on the new ST films.
     
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  23. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 8

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    May I ask why you don't consider it science fiction?
     
  24. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    I have always advocated a big tent approach to sci fi. When I first joined the JCC I would get a lot of "Star Wars isn't sci fi, you dolt: it's space opera. It's space fantasy," to which I like to answer: "shut your stupid pie hole you ****ing nerd." But I'm all about inclusion, building bridges, so I get that there are other points of view.
     
  25. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    Agreed SW is sci fi it just has fantasy elements. It's not hardcore sci fi like Blade Runner or 2001 but it's still sci fi.
     
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