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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. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    You have to keep in mind that when Zack Snyder was working on the Justice League script and film between 2014-2016 with Chris Terrio, he was still on track to make it in a few parts, with Ben Affleck set to film his version of Batman that would feature Deathstroke. (Ben Affleck release this test footage of Deathstoke on his Facebook page in 2016
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    Therefore, the Snyder Cut was to setup those subsequent films. There are story boards of Zack Snyder's sequels to Justice League were on display at a gallery in Dallas, hosted by AT&T.

    Martian Manhunter was suppose to be the John Stewart version of Green Lantern.

     
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  2. PCCViking

    PCCViking Chosen One star 10

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    The Mighty Ducks
     
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  3. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Nobody.

    Just good, completely not clean fun.

    A
     
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  4. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, those are the ways I go between them, but the traffic isn't usually much better. Easton in particular.
     
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  5. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Deathtrap. This is one of those films with so many twists, you can only give the original setup: Michael Caine plays a writer who’s terrified he’s losing his edge, and when he’s blown away by a play former student Christopher Reeve sends him, he decides to murder Reeve and take the credit, freaking out wife Dyan Cannon. It’s a solid setup for a black-comedy murder thriller, but the film goes in multiple directions from there. The result is a twisty, playful, decent thriller, though not remarkable. It overuses a (deliberately) annoying psychic as a supporting character, and gets a bit inert in the middle — it probably should have been about twenty minutes shorter. But Caine is good, and Reeve is really fun playing very much against type as a character who has more to him than it seems.
     
  6. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Chosen One star 9

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    Godzilla vs. Kong
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    It's a fun film with lots of nice action scenes and some cool visual fx. Most fans should be pretty happy with it, especially Kong fans as he gets a lot of the focus.

    After only one viewing, I think I do prefer Godzilla King of the Monsters though due to the kaiju that appear in that film. This one was good though and has quite a few things about it that are pretty neat.

    Will be rewatching it again on Friday night.
     
  7. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    Kajillionnaire .

    ... I dunno , I was expecting quirky an' all that , but I just got bored.
    I think it was trying to be like Parasite , but the difference is : Parasite felt sincere , this doesn't .
    I quit after about an hour.
     
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  8. PCCViking

    PCCViking Chosen One star 10

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    Godzilla vs Kong
     
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  9. Guidman

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

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    Godzilla vs. Kong
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  10. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood Skywalker Saga/Fun&Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Godzilla vs. Kong - it was fun enough and certainly entertaining. Honestly I could have done without most of the people though.
     
  11. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Escape. This came out in 1940, in the narrow window where we hadn’t entered World War II yet, but Hollywood was starting to get heavily into anti-Nazi films. It’s the story of an American who heads to Germany to rescue his mother from a concentration camp, where she is soon to be executed for the crime of aiding dissidents. It’s a well-intentioned film, but also utterly hamfisted and clumsy, and not in a good way. The dialogue is stilted, the acting rather hammy, and the plot is generic. It occasionally, in good moments, gets at the creepy intrusiveness of a police state, but overall the skill of its execution falls well short of the goodness of its intentions. The American gets in a few good shots as he gets frustrated with the totalitarian state, but it doesn’t offer the thrills of dunking on the Nazis of your better propaganda films. Disappointingly forgettable.
     
  12. AndyLGR

    AndyLGR Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    When I started reading this I was getting mixed up with another Michael Caine murder plot film called Sleuth, but that one stars Laurence Oliver.
     
  13. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    Godzilla vs. King Kong
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    In an emoji: =D=

    Godzilla vs. King Kong delivers on the advertised heavy weight kaiju matchup as it's a no holds barred and there's no such "save Mothra" instance that resolves the fight.

    The film feels like a sequel to Skull Island as it kind of Kong centric, with the humans on Team Kong as pushing the narrative forward; whereas the humans on Team Godzilla are being dragged through the storytelling; mostly there for comic relief and some exposition. Therefore, Team Godzilla is the weak link of the film. Fortunately, titular characters do rise to the occasion and totally the price of admission.
     
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  14. PCCViking

    PCCViking Chosen One star 10

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    D2: The Mighty Ducks
     
  15. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 4

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    Actually, these two movies would make a good double feature.
     
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  16. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hang ‘Em High. You wouldn’t expect too much from Hollywood trying to ape the groundbreaking style of spaghetti Westerns, not in a first attempt. But with Hang ‘Em High, they knocked it out of the park. Of course, it helps that they hewed to the source by giving Clint Eastwood his first American leading role.

    Eastwood brings all his swaggeringly stoic badass charisma to the role of a man who barely survives a lynching by a gang of would-be vigilantes who aren’t too concerned about getting it right, and ends up deputized by hanging judge Pat Hingle to help bring law and order to his overwhelmed territory, and bring the vigilantes in in the process. It’s a great setup, and the film bristles with energy and a gritty edge. The film is sharp, with a great give-and-take between Eastwood and Hingle, and it’s got solid spaghetti style courtesy of a badass score and director Ted Post, a longtime TV director who somehow never got much of a film career going, even with Eastwood giving him another high-profile showcase in Magnum Force. Eastwood has great support from a murderers’ row of character actors that includes Hingle, Ben Johnson, Ed Begley, Bruce Dern, Dennis Hopper, and even Alan Hale, Jr., plus Inger Stevens as a fragile love interest.

    The film is a great Western and an absolute blast of entertainment that sits comfortably alongside the rest of Eastwood’s tremendous body of work in the genre.
     
  17. Arwen Sith

    Arwen Sith Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I can deal with black bars, either horizontal or vertical. I cannot tolerate stretched images in any shape or form. Nope, nope, nope.

    We just watched the first half of Zach Snyder's Justice League as well. The second half is coming up tonight. I like it well enough so far, even if Darksaid reminds me a bit too much of Avengers: Endgame. To be fair, I don't mind them stretching JL to nearly four hours, there's much more room for character development. Endgame left me a bit breathless, to be honest.
     
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  18. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I WATCHED XMEN DARK PHOENIX AND IT SUUUUUUUUCKED, AND I GET LIKE NO FREE TIME, SO IT WAS DEVASTATING THAT I WASTED 1 1/2 HOURS THAT I COULD HAVE USED WATCHING ANOTHER MOVIE!!! :( :( :(
     
  19. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    I feel your pain. I watched it, too, but I knew going in I'd need half a bottle of wine to get to the end. Next time consult the JCC on you viewing choices. I generally search this thread before watching a movie I'm not sure about to see the general opinions on it. At least I've got a good idea what I'm letting myself in for.

    Flight (2012)
    A passenger jet pilot succeeds in a near miraculous landing after the plane suffers a catastrophic failure in flight, but when he tests positive for alcohol and cocaine, his life starts to spiral out of control.

    This is a good, but not great, movie, featuring a predictably outstanding performance by Denzel Washington. Whenever the film leaves Washington to look in on Kelly Reilly it falters a little, which is not down to Reilly at all, it's just she's slightly underdeveloped and feels rather tangential to the main plot a lot of the time. Regardless, if you can cope with watching a character sabotaging himself because of his addictions (always tough to watch, imo), it's a film that will keep you glued to the screen.
     
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  20. Ramza

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

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    You know, with the full benefit of hindsight, I think this movie almost killed me. Going in cold, my friends and I decided to take a shot every time a conjugated version of "to hang" was said.

    To this day I don't remember much after the first twenty minutes. Based on your review I should probably give it a rewatch without doing something that stupid. :p
     
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  21. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Chosen One star 7

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    why do you disgrace my post by linking it to the concept of “stretching” images at all? It’s the gravest sin I can imagine.
     
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  22. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Chosen One star 9

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    Too funny.
     
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  23. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Currently watching King of Kings on BBC2. It's the story of Jesus from birth to death.
     
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  24. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Chosen One star 7

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    What happens at the end
     
  25. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Chosen One star 9

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    *see The Passion of the Christ

    Mel has a sequel in mind no doubt.