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Offline Warlord

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Re: Upcoming and Current Movies ...
« Reply #1375 on: July 13, 2019, 04:44:58 AM »
Yeah, some of the netflix trailers are badly cut like that.
You have to be intrigued initially, and have control to stop it ruining it.
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« Reply #1376 on: August 04, 2019, 03:21:18 AM »
I just watched Coco. Great movie. I will only be able to watch it once though. The tears. They flowed too much.  :cry:
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« Reply #1377 on: August 26, 2019, 03:21:55 AM »
Just saw Aquaman. Pretty good. Its like King Arthur mixed with Thor.

Watching it really made me want to create some sort of strategy game involving the Atlantian kingdoms. Like a diplomacy sim with natural disasters caused by human oil spills, over fishing, and garbage storms. Not only do you have to balance out the 10 kingdoms but also deal with the surface. Maybe by the end of the game you make your presence known to the surface world after uniting the 10 kingdoms? Something like The Last Federation mixed with XCom with some underwater army battles.
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« Reply #1378 on: September 17, 2019, 01:54:49 PM »
Battle at Big Rock (Jurassic World Short Film)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7kbVvpOGdQ
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Re: Upcoming and Current Movies ...
« Reply #1379 on: September 18, 2019, 12:34:45 PM »
Slightly off-topic, but I just had my first miniature painting session in almost a year and watched "Flesh + Blood" (1985) with Rutger Hauer while painting. But what on earth was that ... it was uncomfortable to watch and the story was quite weak. Besides, a film, where you as a viewer wish death to almost every character, has some problems I would say.

The entire film was cooked up just to get Jennifer Jason Leigh to run around naked for a little while.

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« Reply #1380 on: September 18, 2019, 12:43:12 PM »
Not complaining about that. :icon_wink:
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« Reply #1381 on: October 14, 2019, 01:03:52 AM »
So on the plane to and from Greece I watched the following movies:

*  Godzilla and Godzilla King of the Monsters - great fun, especially back to back
*  X-Men Dark Phoenix - I didnt see what the bog complaints were about. It was on par with the weaker X-Men movies, of which I would consider half of them. People are too used to the Marvel Studios formula I would posit.
*  Shazam - was fun. Had a Spiderman type vibe to it
*  Venom - was fine. Don’t know why people thought it was awesome. It was good, but not way up there like people were saying.
*  Enter the Spiderverse - was a great Spiderman movie.
*  Men in Black International - was pleasant viewing. Not as awesome as it should have been considering how great Hemsworth and Thompson were in Thor. Added some stuff to MiB universe, wasn’t awesome, but was easy watching. Forgettable though, like X-Men Origins Wolverine.
*  Alita Battle Angel - that was great. What a lot of fun. Hope they make a sequel.
*  The Dark Tower - was fine. Not many movies like that. Not enough gunslinging IMO, but fine. Lucky it was short.
*  Bohemian Rhapsody - wow. What a special movie. Very well done.
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Re: Upcoming and Current Movies ...
« Reply #1382 on: October 14, 2019, 01:24:08 AM »
I caught Good Boys and Joker the other day.
Good Boys is essentially a live action South Park adaption. The boys put on little angel acts when their around their parents but warp into little monsters when they THINK no adults are around. Two thumbs up for the 'Citizen arrest with an invisible gun' scene

Joker was pretty good. I can see why its getting rave reviews. I just had a bit of trouble figuring out how it fits into the Batman timeline

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« Reply #1383 on: October 14, 2019, 02:23:42 AM »
Saw "Joker".  Probably not something I'd like to see a second time.  However, Phoenix does very well in his protrayal of a mentally disabled guy who becomes the Joker.

The story has him being the older half brother of Bruce Wayne, mothered by a woman who was in love with Wayne's father.  He is bullied for being a clown, loses his job as a clown, attempts stand up comedy and is no good, has a girl friend down the hall who initially likes him, and even she turns against him as he begins to slip into madness when the government stops the program he was being helped under, and he moves off his medicine as a result.

Sorry, but I think that is the last retelling of the Joker's beginning that I probably ever want to see.  I must be getting older, and at the same time, more choosy when ti comes to what I enjoy in films.  On a scale of 1 to 5, I rank it a 3.
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Re: Upcoming and Current Movies ...
« Reply #1384 on: October 14, 2019, 02:35:16 AM »
So on the plane to and from Greece I watched the following movies:

*  Godzilla and Godzilla King of the Monsters - great fun, especially back to back
*  X-Men Dark Phoenix - I didnt see what the bog complaints were about. It was on par with the weaker X-Men movies, of which I would consider half of them. People are too used to the Marvel Studios formula I would posit.
*  Shazam - was fun. Had a Spiderman type vibe to it
*  Venom - was fine. Don’t know why people thought it was awesome. It was good, but not way up there like people were saying.
*  Enter the Spiderverse - was a great Spiderman movie.
*  Men in Black International - was pleasant viewing. Not as awesome as it should have been considering how great Hemsworth and Thompson were in Thor. Added some stuff to MiB universe, wasn’t awesome, but was easy watching. Forgettable though, like X-Men Origins Wolverine.
*  Alita Battle Angel - that was great. What a lot of fun. Hope they make a sequel.
*  The Dark Tower - was fine. Not many movies like that. Not enough gunslinging IMO, but fine. Lucky it was short.
*  Bohemian Rhapsody - wow. What a special movie. Very well done.

I really agree with all this. I really liked Into the Spiderverse, and quite liked Shazam. The rest were all fine. I enjoyed watching them. Only one I haven't seen yet is Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Re: Upcoming and Current Movies ...
« Reply #1385 on: October 14, 2019, 07:52:40 AM »
*  Godzilla and Godzilla King of the Monsters - great fun, especially back to back
Good fun, nonsense characters. But then again, you're not there for the human characters.

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*  Alita Battle Angel - that was great. What a lot of fun. Hope they make a sequel.

Yep, a very pleasant surprise, fun little movie. Pity it had no "ending".

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*  The Dark Tower - was fine. Not many movies like that. Not enough gunslinging IMO, but fine. Lucky it was short.

To be honest, I thought it was an absurd movie. What you get when you condense thousands of pages into two hours of film. Considering all the times I've cried my eyes out watching him in Interstellar... it was painful watching Matthew Mcconaughey so wasted.

Saw "Joker".  Probably not something I'd like to see a second time.  However, Phoenix does very well in his protrayal of a mentally disabled guy who becomes the Joker.

Sorry, but I think that is the last retelling of the Joker's beginning that I probably ever want to see.  I must be getting older, and at the same time, more choosy when ti comes to what I enjoy in films.  On a scale of 1 to 5, I rank it a 3.

I liked it, but felt it was way too blunt. The movie told you what it was about every 20 minutes or so, and in the end, Joaquin Phoenix straghtup tells the camera "society did this! it's all your fault!", which feels a tad childish to me.

As for me, I watched Ad Astra. What a lovely load of bollocks. Very beautiful movie, pretty, very well shot, impeccable CGI, probably some of the best space scenes ever on screen.

I loved the atmosphere, the depressing normality of space travel, the opressive ambience of the Mars colony (for the first time, a movie which makes me NOT want to visit Mars. My chalet on Mariner Valley will have to wait). Brad Pitt was very good in it.

But the plot was such utter nonsense. Amazingly so, considering all the impressive effort taken into making space feel real. I mean, space monkeys or moon pirates are cool, but they make no sense. I feel the plot would have been a bit less full of itself and more clever with its use of mystery. It's got a Blade Runner and 2001 vibe, but its mystery falls flat at the end.

Recommended, if you know what it is: a very beautiful ride through space, and an interesting character piece on isolation and loneliness. Ignore the plot.