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Amph What was the last movie you saw? (Ver. 2)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Violent Violet Menace, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I really enjoyed the remake (and I don't usually do). I like the original but the remake is admittedly much better paced.
     
  2. Coruscant

    Coruscant Chosen One star 7

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    Just finished Promising Young Woman

    Utterly excellent; watch it now, please.
     
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    Into the Blue (2005)
    Treasure divers in the Bahamas discover a crashed plane loaded with cocaine. There's lots of sea creatures and underwater action. Paul Walker and Jessica Alba give their usual performances. The scenery is nice (by which I mean Jessica Alba spends most of the movie in a bikini). The plot is pretty much what you'd expect. As for airplanes, the drugrunners were trying to fly a DC-3 through a thunderstorm when it lost power, accompanied by the usual flashing lights in the cockpit and electronic warning sounds. But the DC-3 was designed in 1935; alarm bells and buzzers would have been a lot more fitting than synthesized beeping noises. :-B
     
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  4. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Completely forgettable, didn't even give me my theme song nostalgia outside a short, slow piano hint during the denouement. Strongly recommend not checking this out.
     
  5. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    Now I have to see it.
     
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  6. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    Spies in Disguise (2019)
    Will Smith stars in this animated film as a world class spy with all the gadgets and gizmos he could hope for; but things get messy when a young scientist accidentally turns him into a pigeon. Outside of a couple of poignant moments, the movie is pretty forgettable.
     
  7. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Treasure Lover of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I actually really enjoyed Sonic. High art? Absolutely not. But a slightly better-than-average and serviceable blockbuster? Definitely.
     
  8. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah I enjoyed Sonic. Not a great movie but at least decent, which is a lot coming from a video game film.
     
  9. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Shelf of Shame Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    Sonic was probably the most fun film I've seen all year. Not as good as Mank, most certainly, but a film revolving around a disgraced and disgruntled screenwriter slowly drinking himself to death is probably not a "fun" film by any means.
     
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  10. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Chosen One star 9

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    The Karate Kid

    In spite of having a predictable story, see Rocky, this movie still holds up.
    Bill Conti created a good score, especially the pieces that feature pan flute. And the cinematography is actually quite nice, notably the outdoor shots at the lake and the beach.

    The heart of the movie is the father and son like relationship between Miyagi and Daniel.

    After having just watched all of Cobra Kai, I was surprised by how few scenes they actually appear in.

    This is a terrific movie and was very fun to revisit.
     
  11. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    Creepshow 2.
    Ok it's not The Godfather but you could do a lot worse. Short story compilation based on S. King short stories with a screenplay by George Romero. Nice comic book style intro to each story. Kind of fun 80's style horror. Contains one of my favorite King short stories The Raft, about 4 teens who swim in a remote lake only to be stuck on a floating raft/dock while a killer oil slick or something stalks them. :D
     
  12. Guidman

    Guidman Skywalker Saga Mod and Trivia/Book Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Land
    Woman moves to the remote wilderness to escape some tragedy that has befallen on her in the past. Damien Bichir was good as the other lead in it. I don't know if Robin Wright has directed anything before but did a pretty decent job here. Her character though could have been fleshed out alittle more. The scenery and setting was absolutely gorgeous, I believe it was Wyoming. Really short movie too, I don't even think it clocked in at 90 minutes.
     
  13. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Just rented and watched Greenland. It was better than expected..like a decent version of a Roland Emmerich film.

    B
     
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  14. Coruscant

    Coruscant Chosen One star 7

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    I felt similarly; it was a somewhat realistic, “what might it actually be like?” sort of take on a comet disaster film. Still terribly unbelievable at parts, of course.
     
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  15. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah I would have changed a few things on a script level. But mostly it was decent.
     
  16. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
    A good cast make little impression in a rather mediocre entry in the franchise. I don't think it's bad, it's just unengaging.
     
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  17. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Chosen One star 9

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    Midnight Cowboy

    A film with several humorous lines and scenes, but overall it's a pretty dark and gritty examination of NYC at that time that also includes many creepy flashbacks to some scary events that took place in Texas.

    This film is definitely entertaining althpugh quite melancolic, and the production design is effective at creating different moods depending on whether the scenes are taking place in an idealized version of a Florida paradise or the sleazy and often filthy New York settings.

    The two lead actors deliver great performances.
     
  18. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
    A lot of the comedy didn't quite land for me, but James Garner and Harry Morgan carried the day.
     
  19. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 4

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    I really enjoy this one and its spiritual sequel, "Support Your Local Gunfighter". Great, well-cast Western spoofs, while not going to ZAZ extremes with the humor.
     
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  20. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    Going In Style 2017
    3 old guys decide to rob a bank.

    The movie relies entirely on the charm of its leads, Micheal Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin, who are just lovable as all heck.
    The rest, the heist, well it's fine, but nothing gets too intense. It just rumbles along mildly humorously and leaving you feeling like "That was nice."

    A low stress movie.
     
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  21. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Kim. In this adventure film, an orphan in India bounces through a series of adventures and ends up helping prevent a Great Game Russian gambit. It’s not a particularly memorable movie. Errol Flynn, aging but not yet over the hill, is underused as a charming-rogue-type ally. Everything else is just a big muddle.
     
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  22. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    Judas and the Black Messiah

    The title is biblical, but Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Dominique Fishhback elevate one of the low points in modern Chicago history to the status of Theban or Shakespearean tragedy. The traitor stands in worse case of woe, and also has Jesse Plemons looming behind him with his trademark detached otherworldly half grin, and Martin Sheen looming behind him as the implacable dark god of COINTELPRO.
     
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  23. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Operation Crossbow. This feels very much of a piece with the other World War II movies of this period. It’s a bit stodgy and slow, features a big but underused cast, and mixes gravitas with adventure. George Peppard is likable as an officer inserted undercover as a scientist to infiltrate the German rocket program, but the film around him feels a bit messy and undercooked. It has all the trappings of World War II action, and gets enough mileage out of them to be solid entertainment, but you’re better off just watching Where Eagles Dare.
     
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  24. QUIGONMIKE

    QUIGONMIKE Jedi Master star 4

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    Agreed. Was so bummed about this. We like James Marsden and it looked like it had potential. Then....ugh.

    Did watch Kingdom of Heaven the Directors cut last night. Just a fantastic film if you’re into such films. Do NOT watch the theatrical version though. It’s a far worse film and is the reason why it doesn’t have as old a reputation as it should have, IMO. It’s one of Ridley Scott’s best movies next to Alien and Gladiator.
     
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  25. Chancellor Yoda

    Chancellor Yoda Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The Masque of the Red Death

    Vincent Price and Edgar Allen Poe go together like peanut butter and jelly, near perfect combination. Price simply oozes dark satanic charisma and is easily the best part of this horrror period piece.

    My personal favorite of Roger Corman's Poe film adaptions.