Film of the Moment

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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Marmaduke » 23 March 2021, 09:18

OutsideIn wrote:I watched Justice League: Snyder Cut over several days. Snyder could have cut a lot more. There seemed to be a lot of unnecessary filler. It felt like the theatrical version stretched out for no real reason. But if you are a hardcore DC fan, you might enjoy it.

Right? Everyone else has been saying “omg, it’s amazing, I loved it” and I could barely get though it. Having it in 4:3 was such self-indulgent wankery. The story was changed, but I don’t feel like it bought anything new to the narrative. It just felt like a set-up to an expanded universe we all know is never happening, that Snyder knew was never happening when he made it. It’s just 4 hours of wasted time where the only thing new we learn is that Bruce Wayne has ugly business cards that look like he ordered them from Vistaprint. And who the ever-loving-fuck is Martian Manhunter?
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 23 March 2021, 19:13

OutsideIn wrote:I watched Justice League: Snyder Cut over several days. Snyder could have cut a lot more. There seemed to be a lot of unnecessary filler. It felt like the theatrical version stretched out for no real reason. But if you are a hardcore DC fan, you might enjoy it.

I've yet to get around to watching it. Ideally I want to do it in one sitting but 4 hours is a long time to carve out for one single film so it's taking a while to finally get round to it.

I've heard mixed things about it (some friends love it, some hate it) but I'm infamously one of the mutants who really enjoys Batman v Superman so I'm expecting to be more on the positive side about it than the negative.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 23 March 2021, 23:21

Watched Netflix’ Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb last night with my friend’s mom. It was a pretty interesting movie and it was certainly neat to get to see how the excavation process works.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby OutsideIn » 24 March 2021, 00:34

Marmaduke wrote:Right? Everyone else has been saying “omg, it’s amazing, I loved it” and I could barely get though it. Having it in 4:3 was such self-indulgent wankery. The story was changed, but I don’t feel like it bought anything new to the narrative. It just felt like a set-up to an expanded universe we all know is never happening, that Snyder knew was never happening when he made it. It’s just 4 hours of wasted time where the only thing new we learn is that Bruce Wayne has ugly business cards that look like he ordered them from Vistaprint. And who the ever-loving-fuck is Martian Manhunter?

I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but there were so many "revelations" that made no difference to the story. Is it even a spoiler when none of it mattered? The attempts at humor fell completely flat. And Aquaman apparently has a neverending supply of shirts that he strips off and litters on the ground every time he swims.

I only know Martian Manhunter as the telepathic, shape-shifting Martian from the animated series, which were actually more enjoyable than the movies. Once again, he made no difference to the story except as a setup to a sequel that will never happen.

Severelius wrote:I've yet to get around to watching it. Ideally I want to do it in one sitting but 4 hours is a long time to carve out for one single film so it's taking a while to finally get round to it.

I've heard mixed things about it (some friends love it, some hate it) but I'm infamously one of the mutants who really enjoys Batman v Superman so I'm expecting to be more on the positive side about it than the negative.

I treated is more like a mini-series, which is really what it was.

Movies like this are made less enjoyable to me by the inflated expectations set by people raving about it.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 28 March 2021, 14:54

Watched Underwater at long last.

And I see why a lot of people who know me were telling me to watch it. Was expecting something akin to Alien but just underwater. Like isolated base and one monster hunting them one-by-one. But I was pleasantly surprised that it was more than just the expected and the addition of Lovecraftian elements is always welcome.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 2 April 2021, 22:08

Watched John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness and honestly I think I have a new entry on my list of all-time favourite films because oh my god I love it so much.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 3 April 2021, 07:59

Yesterday night, which seems like today since I've not slept in nearly 24hrs, I was somewhat dragged into watching Nathaniel Nuon's latest horror movie, The Voices. I found it slow, not in the frightening in the least, and a tad unnecessarily disturbing. Moreover, I found its centering on a character who (seemingly) suffers from hallucinations (of a demon, dead children, and assorted other things) to be not only predictable, but also somewhat bothersome insofar as it continually reminded me of my own struggles with mental illness (though, for the record, I don't hallucinate). In any case, it wasn't a particularly fun time and while I didn't hate the movie, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it either.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby René » 26 April 2021, 23:31

McTaggartfan wrote:horror movie ... a tad unnecessarily disturbing.

I thought that was kind of the idea. :P (And why I'm not into them.)

Last night the three of us here watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Very touching. We all loved it. :3
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby OutsideIn » 1 May 2021, 01:46

I watched "Into the Wild." I think I was supposed to admire the guy for being a free spirit. Instead I wondered why some people who are so smart act so foolishly. I couldn't even muster much sympathy. So many people have far worse lives.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby René » 9 May 2021, 20:32

Recently saw Jojo Rabbit on a plane and just rewatched it together with our boyfriend. It's very touching and very funny. :3 I just didn't like the scene with the actual rabbit. :( And it's sad that the mom dies. Caught some homoerotic undertones this time that Brenden and I didn't catch he first time. :P
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby René » 15 May 2021, 16:24

Raya and the Last Dragon. It was cute and funny :)
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby WillyVanilly » 16 May 2021, 01:01

British gay film "Weekend" with Tom Cullen and Chris New. You don't realize how involved you are (as a viewer) until the end. Touching movie.
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Re: Film of the Moment

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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby OutsideIn » 23 May 2021, 15:53

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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 23 May 2021, 19:47

René wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:horror movie ... a tad unnecessarily disturbing.

I thought that was kind of the idea. :P (And why I'm not into them.)

Last night the three of us here watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Very touching. We all loved it. :3


Omg! I love Mr. Rogers!!!! I have a Mr Rogers themed coffee mug and simply adore the man! I’ve not yet seen the documentary, but I really should.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Brenden » 23 May 2021, 19:56

McTaggartfan wrote:
René wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:horror movie ... a tad unnecessarily disturbing.

I thought that was kind of the idea. :P (And why I'm not into them.)

Last night the three of us here watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Very touching. We all loved it. :3

Omg! I love Mr. Rogers!!!! I have a Mr Rogers themed coffee mug and simply adore the man! I’ve not yet seen the documentary, but I really should.

This is a kind of dramatised vignette, not a documentary. There is a documentary that was released at around the same time, which I also haven't seen yet.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 23 May 2021, 23:46

René wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:horror movie ... a tad unnecessarily disturbing.

I thought that was kind of the idea. :P (And why I'm not into them.)

Last night the three of us here watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Very touching. We all loved it. :3
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby OutsideIn » 29 May 2021, 01:39

I watched The Theory of Everything. Good movie.

Also, Charlie Cox is so cute.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 31 May 2021, 02:51

I’m considering rewatching Le Ballon Rouge. It’s been a while since I last saw it, and I’ve always found I liked a lot.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 31 May 2021, 02:54

OutsideIn wrote:I watched The Theory of Everything. Good movie.

Also, Charlie Cox is so cute.


Ewww. Stephen Hawking angers me and I find that, among all my most disfavored scientists, he ranks right alongside the detestable Neil deGrasse Tyson and the filth Bill Nye.
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