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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Revontulet » 20 February 2020, 00:02

Well, the movie is quite something: a bit different, unpredictable, and the soundtrack is just amazing.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Brenden » 22 February 2020, 20:43

Just saw Spider-Man: Far From Home in IMAX.

I thought it was quite good, in my top-5 Marvel movies!

But man, IMAX feels dated. The resolution seemed abysmal compared to standard 8K digital cinema.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby acpro » 23 February 2020, 19:07

The Normal Heart (streaming on HBO) ...this is really good. It's about Larry Kramer and Act Up (it was on Broadway first). He's largely considered responsible for getting attention and research done for HIV in the US. He's also co-founder of GMHC - non profit in NYC founded to end HIV but offers lots of resources too.

Also, Ryan Murphy directed The Normal Heart. Ryan Murphy has been behind so many of my favorite shows...like American Horror Story.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby ceez » 4 March 2020, 04:05

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, I loved it, some fantastic acting from Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby PopTart » 5 March 2020, 05:47

I watched Fracture on Prime the other day, that was alot better than I expected. Ryan Gosling played a good part and Anthony Hopkins was, as he always is, superb and utterly convincing as a psychopath murderer. I was riveted.

Yesterday, watched that film Downsizing with Matt Damon, and I couldnt get past the scientific impossibility of it, to enjoy it, that and it kinda meanders all over the place. I wouldnt recommend it.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 5 March 2020, 06:42

The last was the DVD I bought on Ebay : "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"
Took me a while to find my way into the story, as everything seems so normal in this movie, and I wonder, why that is. :D
I'm still wondering to why they always play the call of crested cranes, if they show an ostrich running. This is something I never understood in the movies. In some movies they show a heron and make it sound like an eagle. I've seen pigeons, that sound like geese, and crows that sound like pigeons before. I guess, in the movies, also the animals are actors, and that would be the explanation. :lol:

I kind of like that chap that played in the Hawking movie also. Remind me to myself in youth ages, a bit.
Also, Johnny Depp, who can do a range of very different types of characters, something I like in an actor. I also wonder if he knew his last name meant 'douche' in German, and how that must feel like, But then I guess he had changed it over, if he wasn't proud on it.

Anyway, I like how they did the critters, although I had to wonder, how the use of wings at the lower back part of a thunder bird should work in anatomy. Tendons in a sort of Pulley block suspension, likely. ;)
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby René » 5 March 2020, 09:55

PopTart wrote:Yesterday, watched that film Downsizing with Matt Damon, and I couldnt get past the scientific impossibility of it, to enjoy it, that and it kinda meanders all over the place. I wouldnt recommend it.

Don't you hate when the laws of physics are so blatantly and shamelessly disregarded? Haven't seen the movie, but I've often been unable to enjoy movies because the premise just completely disregards what we know about how the universe works. It's okay to add some new physics in a consistent manner, but so often it feels like movie studios haven't even bothered to hire as much as a physics teacher to look over the script and tell them if it's absurd. It's important to take your audience seriously.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Subra » 5 March 2020, 15:11

Watched mother! the other night. I was impressed that I worked out what was going on half way through, by the funeral scene. I enjoyed it.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby PopTart » 5 March 2020, 16:01

René wrote:
PopTart wrote:Yesterday, watched that film Downsizing with Matt Damon, and I couldnt get past the scientific impossibility of it, to enjoy it, that and it kinda meanders all over the place. I wouldnt recommend it.

Don't you hate when the laws of physics are so blatantly and shamelessly disregarded? Haven't seen the movie, but I've often been unable to enjoy movies because the premise just completely disregards what we know about how the universe works. It's okay to add some new physics in a consistent manner, but so often it feels like movie studios haven't even bothered to hire as much as a physics teacher to look over the script and tell them if it's absurd. It's important to take your audience seriously.

Oh my god! So Much, I can suspend disbelief to a degree but, c'mon, shrinking people, let's not get into what happens to all the mass and energy when they shrink, but honestly, how are their tiny haemoglobin going to bond with oxygen molecules?! They would suffocate in minutes! That's if they werent being crushed by atmospheric pressure! :argh:

Yes, this one strained credulity and it didnt even bother inventing some half arsed pseudo science in the process. Lazy!

It might have been an okay movie, but I spent half of it, being annoyed :P

Subra wrote:Watched mother! the other night. I was impressed that I worked out what was going on half way through, by the funeral scene. I enjoyed it.


That didnt do too well did it? I sometimes feel sorry for Jennifer Lawrence, she seems to be one of those actors who has become the victim of her own success. It's like she is loved and hated at the same time, sometimes by the same critic.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 5 March 2020, 17:59

LOL I just think a lot of movies we will have to watch with a great deal of fairy tale tolerance.

Back to the future was hilarious, almost nothing in it would work. Same with John Carter of Mars. Right, you dial Mars on some Tern gadget and they get your copy to Mars, sure... One little sun flare disturbance and the outcome would look like artwork from Picasso.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 5 March 2020, 23:50


I really liked this. Its very atmospheric and just plain weird. But the acting is phenomenal. And the idea to shoot it in black and white fits so perfect with this film.
I guess i would call it a psychological suspense film. It essentially follows two lighthouse keepers who are stuck on an isolated island. And there descent into insanity. This has a super oldschool Alfred Hitchcock feel to it. I honestly did not expect to like it as much as i did.

On a sidenote for anyone interested it does have some Robert Pattinson booty. If that's your thing. :P But the character hes playing is not very attractive.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Jzone » 6 March 2020, 01:52

I went to see The Lighthouse with my brother, but we got the time wrong and arrived early. So we went out for a drink and found some unexpected live music. By the time we went back to the theater it was full, so we watched a lesser offering :( . I look forward to seeing it someday.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 6 March 2020, 02:15

Jzone wrote:I went to see The Lighthouse with my brother, but we got the time wrong and arrived early. So we went out for a drink and found some unexpected live music. By the time we went back to the theater it was full, so we watched a lesser offering :( . I look forward to seeing it someday.


Im gonna recommend it to my brother cause i know he'll like it. :awesome:
At times it reminds me of the movie eraserhead if you've ever seen that. Its surreal and not really clear on what is happening. It kinda tries to put you in the headspace of the two characters. The black and white choice was genius as they play with light so much it is almost a third character. ( as david lynch did in eraserhead. But maybe even more here) it's a great modern way to utilize black and white filming. With all the technology they use in film today this is visually stunning.

Id be interested in your opinion of it. I could imagine some people wouldnt like it as a whole film. But its very well made. And a pleasant surprise for me. Definitely give it a try. I was hooked almost immediatly.
I actually want to see what this director is gonna do next.
Its just a very well made film on all points imo
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby PopTart » 6 March 2020, 05:27

GearFetTwinkRomance wrote:LOL I just think a lot of movies we will have to watch with a great deal of fairy tale tolerance.

Back to the future was hilarious, almost nothing in it would work. Same with John Carter of Mars. Right, you dial Mars on some Tern gadget and they get your copy to Mars, sure... One little sun flare disturbance and the outcome would look like artwork from Picasso.

Oh absolutely, some films are designed to not be taken too seriously, I loved Flubber as a kid, I never asked how the bouncing green goo could think and act independently, because that wasnt the point.

Some films however, take a more serious tone and that's where I get stuck.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 23 March 2020, 22:45

I watched ginger snaps earlier. I forgotten how good that movie is. It's probably the only werewolf movie I actually enjoy.

Anyone else see any good movies in this time of isolation?
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Magic J » 23 March 2020, 23:15

Capt._Trips wrote:I watched ginger snaps earlier. I forgotten how good that movie is. It's probably the only werewolf movie I actually enjoy.

Anyone else see any good movies in this time of isolation?

I ashamedly quite like Underworld. Especially the third one with moar werewolves. :P

Watched Spirited Away again, for about the sixth time. Netflix has a load of Ghibli films on atm. :keke:
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby rxxli » 24 March 2020, 07:40

I watched Pokemon detective pikachu last weekend. It’s not some sort of a masterpiece, but it is a good feel good and fun movie. I enjoyed it a lot. Maybe I was only a bit disappointed by the “big reveal” at the end.
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