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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 3 January 2017, 06:10
by poolerboy0077
Derek wrote:Rogue One wasn't fun. It was dumb and then depressing.

So on my best friend's insistence I watched Rogue One and I liked it. Why did you think it was dumb and depressing? Or is this just you being your typical curmudgeon self?

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 3 January 2017, 06:36
by Derek
I'm not a curmudgeon. You're a fucking curmudgeon.

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 3 January 2017, 13:33
by Braden

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 5 January 2017, 00:13
by KrisCross
I FINALLY went to see Fantastic Beasts and I really really liked it. The creatures provided a lot of fun, the characters were likeable and it added some really interesting dark lore to the franchise. If I had to pick a complaint, it would be that it did kind of lack the Harry Potter charm (which was to be expected given the completely different setting) and there were a few scenes where it came close to Hollywood-levels of improbability. Overall though, it was a great start for the series, looking forward to the next movie already!

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 5 January 2017, 05:09
by Bruns
I saw A United Kingdom, and it was fantastic. It's about Seretse Khama, who was supposed to become the King of Bechuanaland. But he married a white English woman, with caused the British, South Africans and his uncle to do all they could to either force Seretse to stand aside or divorce Ruth.

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 5 January 2017, 05:15
by Mod
Bruns wrote:I saw A United Kingdom, and it was fantastic. It's about Seretse Khama, who was supposed to become the King of Bechuanaland. But he married a white English woman, with caused the British, South Africans and his uncle to do all they could to either force Seretse to stand aside or divorce Ruth.


Oooh glad to hear it's good! I saw the trailer in the shorts for Allied and it looked super compelling.

p.s Allied was a fun but heavily cliched homage to golden era hollywood. If you're up for a good, serious ww2 spy thriller I'd highly suggest Anthropoid which flows the Czechoslovakian assassination of top Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 5 January 2017, 18:03
by SS91
I saw Passengers and thought this movie was beautiful! I walked away from this movie not wanting it to end. Screw the bad critical reviews, see it for yourself and maybe you'll see what I saw!

If you want a movie with conflict, space exploration, romance, and sci-fi then this movie is for you. While it's not loaded with 'blow em up' action, the movie is filled with tension and does have some great action scenes. For me, the best aspect of the movie is that the filmmakers were very successful at turning a situation so incredible into something simple and human!
9/10 :thumbsup:

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 5 January 2017, 18:33
by Krists
I saw Passengers in cinema, liked it a lot.
And I can def agree about Fantastic Beasts, I love that film, watched it twice.

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 5 January 2017, 22:12
by Tony
I watched A Monster Calls at the cinema today and I really enjoyed it. It's a beautiful coming-of-age and fantasy film about dealing honestly with negative emotions. The film deals with terminal illness, bullying and impending doom.

Lewis MacDougall, who plays the main character manages to deliver a performance that would make you think he's been acting for years, when this is in fact only his second film. He really makes you empathise with Conor and his performance in the final stages of the film is really sensational. The performances of Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver were good too!

The visual and special effects were great, the use of sound and the music is used effectively and intelligently to reflect the sombre mood, and I think it's a good must-see film.

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 5 January 2017, 22:28
by rxxli
Tony wrote:I watched A Monster Calls at the cinema today and I really enjoyed it. It's a beautiful coming-of-age and fantasy film about dealing honestly with negative emotions. The film deals with terminal illness, bullying and impending doom.

Lewis MacDougall, who plays the main character manages to deliver a performance that would make you think he's been acting for years, when this is in fact only his second film. He really makes you empathise with Conor and his performance in the final stages of the film is really sensational. The performances of Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver were good too!

The visual and special effects were great, the use of sound and the music is used effectively and intelligently to reflect the sombre mood, and I think it's a good must-see film.

Awesome!
It's high on my todo list. And I will watch it as soon as it appears on torrent sites in a decent quality :lol: .

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 5 January 2017, 22:33
by c1ask0
rxxli wrote:
Tony wrote:I watched A Monster Calls at the cinema today and I really enjoyed it. It's a beautiful coming-of-age and fantasy film about dealing honestly with negative emotions. The film deals with terminal illness, bullying and impending doom.

Lewis MacDougall, who plays the main character manages to deliver a performance that would make you think he's been acting for years, when this is in fact only his second film. He really makes you empathise with Conor and his performance in the final stages of the film is really sensational. The performances of Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver were good too!

The visual and special effects were great, the use of sound and the music is used effectively and intelligently to reflect the sombre mood, and I think it's a good must-see film.

Awesome!
It's high on my todo list. And I will watch it as soon as it appears on torrent sites in a decent quality :lol: .

I thought you have a job. Just go to the cinema! :P

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 6 January 2017, 19:12
by SS91
So many films I wanna see this and next month but Split is top of my list! :-)

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 6 January 2017, 23:10
by rxxli
c1ask0 wrote:I thought you have a job. Just go to the cinema! :P

.... Nope.
First of all that would require me actually leaving the house. I am not a fan of that unless it's absolutely necessary (like going to work). Second... I don't have anyone that would go with me, and going to the cinema by myself would feel way too weird. Third... I like the experience offered by my home setup a lot more than I do a commercial cinema. And finally... This assumes that the movie in question is actually being shown at the local cinema. It is not, nor is it going to be in the near future (at least it isn't listed on the website).

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 7 January 2017, 01:45
by Mod
Something I thought we might appreciate here since it's talking about the current cinemascape.


Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 7 January 2017, 02:15
by KrisCross
I'm just gonna ignore the implication that Interstellar is a 'passable' movie and say I very much agree with him. Though, I consider quite a few movies that I personally like as just passable in quality. I mean, how many Marvel movies are actually qualitatively worthwhile and not just entertainment that leaves little impact? I'll be the first to buy tickets for the next movie, but I won't be quick to put them on my favorites list.

The part where he talks about movies being based on movies being based on movies etc., reminded me very much of a lot of gripes I have with architecture these days.

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 7 January 2017, 02:40
by Mod
I took a little gripe in Jurassic World being merely passable but I wouldn't rank it higher than the nebulous 'fairly good'.
On another forum today there was a short sidestep out of a Rogue One discush about how many movies want to tackle a certain genre but end up reigning themselves in too far to their parent franchise. This is fairly common across every Captain America movie and while I think it's my favourite Marvel run it still ends up constrained by it's source material as it tries to be: a war movie, a Jason Bourne style post 9-11 political thriller, and a post Isis political thriller.

Sadly most of the new stuff these days is just gloss and yeah we've codified film language so much that we don't see so many interesting scenes any more because every director is referencing some other film.
It's part of why Prometheus felt so boring to me especially once Wayland arrives. The film ends up walking eggshells around Guy Pierce as it washes his feet.
It's also why I almost universally hate films aimed at middle america (from Adam Sandler/Kevin James to lazy as fuck horror movies to Tim Burton to Middleschool) from the overly developed lighting to the feel good way they always insert some other film into their textual narrative.

ps Middleschool had some fun stuff like the animation/art styles and Andy Daly doing his best Murray! Flight of the Concords impression but ultimately it was let down by the cookie cutter features of a middle america film -every scene is brightly lit, everything in frame can be seen very clearly, music is relentlessly upbeat except when it's sad when an acoustic guitar is brought out and character's awkwardly look away before the mood is reset with a fast transition and things are forgotten again, and almost every thing you see feels like you've seen it before. It's not all in that movie but that's as close as I can get to describing these films. If you want to see the best version of this watch Grown Ups 2.

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 7 January 2017, 05:15
by Healie
I saw The Accountant and it was Intellectual & ferocious. The script is so well crafted, the acting is exceptional and I found the plot solid and enjoyable. I highly recommend it. In a nutshell, it was an action flick about thinkers, and it was fun.

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 7 January 2017, 12:19
by c1ask0
I watched Moana again yesterday. It cheered me up good and proper and has put me in a great mood for the weekend. :keke:

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 10 January 2017, 18:58
by rxxli


This looks quite promising.

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 11 January 2017, 01:12
by Tony
I watched La La Land today with my sister and it's such an amazing film!

The music is melodic but never simplistic, the lyrics are intelligent and intelligible, the cinematography was mind blowing, the script is funny and touching without ever resorting to sentimentality and the two leads are not only skillful but full of a kind of charm. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone had great chemistry and were so awesome in the film! :thumbsup:

Damien Chazelle has proved himself to be one of the most talented directors/screenwriters in film right now.