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Re: Movies!
« Reply #120 on: September 06, 2016, 03:14:09 PM »
Kubo and the Two Strings is really good and I'd recommend it highly

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« Reply #121 on: September 08, 2016, 10:08:55 PM »
I watched Lilo and Stitch before they take it off of Netflix tomorrow. It's a super cute movie.

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« Reply #122 on: October 14, 2016, 11:02:50 AM »
Sorry for the double post, but no one's posted in this thread for over a month, and I need to talk about Godzilla.

SHIN GODZILLA WAS AMAZING. I've been a Godzilla fan for pretty much my whole life, and this one is my new favorite kaiju film. Hideaki Anno was absolutely the right choice for this movie. He did an incredible job with it.
It really addressed all of my issues I had with the 2014 Godzilla film (which I actually do enjoy, just not as much as this one. Namely, the focus is kept firmly on Godzilla the whole time, which was my biggest issue I had with the last movie.
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I only really have a couple of minor issues with the film, and most of them were because I was a foreign viewer. There were a couple of cases of CGI towards the beginning of the movie that were of pretty noticeably lower quality than the absolutely amazing special effects in the rest of the film, but nothing really all that bad (I was actually kind of shocked by how low the budget for the film was). There's also a character who has an accent that doesn't really make a ton of sense in-universe, even if it wasn't as bad as some people are making it out to be. It's just a little weird to hear at first.
The subtitles were definitely a lot to read. It was kind of a mental workout. Apparently, the director told the actors to speak quickly in order to make it seem more realistic, and there's a lot of info put on the screen via text, and when you combine those, it's a lot of reading. Honestly, next time I watch it, I'm probably going to focus on the dialogue subs only. The other info is nice to have, but not vital, and it'd make reading the subtitles less intense.

So yeah, PLEASE WATCH SHIN GODZILLA. It's still in theaters for about another half a week. I actually might go see it again myself. I absolutely loved it.

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Re: Movies!
« Reply #123 on: October 17, 2016, 04:57:52 PM »
I'm glad this thread has been revived. I want to talk about movies again.

The last movie I watched was The Usual Suspects. I'm really glad that I didn't have the ending spoiled, even though I had some suspicions that it would turn out that way earlier in the movie. I'm definitely going to have to watch it again sometime to see all the little hints about the twist that I missed.
It's a really good movie, even if you do know the twist. I'm kind of impressed you managed to avoid having that spoiled for you.

This is actually so so true. I know someone who knows someone saw the movie for the first time, and was in too good a state to even understand the ending but still loved it.

The juiciness of the twist at the end is just icing on the cake :)

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« Reply #124 on: November 05, 2016, 09:24:31 AM »
I only noticed late last night, but the trailer for Trainspotting 2 finally came out a few days ago, and I've already watched it several times.

I'm obviously really hyped, and the trailer looks great, but I am hesitant about a few things. There are a lot of parts of it that are obviously supposed to invoke scenes and images from the first movie, so I am kind of worried that they might try to lean too much on its legacy rather than make the sequel a great film in its own right. However, the line about "watching history repeat itself" makes me think the deliberate repetition might actually be in service of some greater point instead of just milking nostalgia. I haven't actually read Porno, so for all I know they might be getting it from that. Speaking of which, it seems like they really are being a bit loose with the source material. Even beyond switching the time-skip from 10 years to 20 years, the trailer seems to emphasize some modern issues, whereas the novel would have taken place in the late 90s. I'm not sure how I feel about taking too many liberties with the source material, but I do generally trust them considering I like Trainspotting the film better than the original novel. The look and feel of the trailer is also quite a bit different from the first one, but at the very least it looks very good. I'm definitely looking forward to it, and can't believe its coming out in a few months.

I also haven't watched any movies recently, because video games, but I've already started accumulating a list of things for me to watch that I should be able to get around to in a few weeks.

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« Reply #125 on: November 13, 2016, 08:29:27 PM »
Saw Doctor Strange this morning, and it was pretty good. The effects are amazing, so kudos to the team that created them.

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« Reply #126 on: March 15, 2017, 10:28:08 PM »
Bringing this thread back from the dead.

I finally got around to actually watching Akira (I've been meaning to watch it since middle school). It was SO GOOD. The whole movie was amazing, especially the soundtrack, animation, and the overall aesthetic of the film. Man, that animation must have taken forever to do. It was so incredibly detailed, and it was absolutely amazing to watch.
So yeah, 10/10, quite possibly my new favorite movie, absolute masterpiece, go watch it.

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« Reply #127 on: July 08, 2017, 05:13:32 PM »
I'm reviving this thread again because I've been watching some movies recently.

A couple weeks ago I saw Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 and I thought they were both great. I liked them both a lot more than most comic book movies.

I really liked Wonder Woman because it did a great job of avoiding a lot of the fatigue that's been setting in to a lot of superhero movies for a while. I'm going to just shamelessly repeat something from RedLetterMedia's review, but it bears repeating because its just so true: A lot of superhero movies seem to be starting to be about strong people punching each other a lot rather than ideals and heroism. Wonder Woman in this move is all about protecting humanity and actually representing these ideals and I thought the movie was so much more effective because of it.

The first Guardians of the Galaxy was already my favourite Marvel movie by a pretty wide margin, and the sequel does a really good job of living up to that. I honestly can't tell which I prefer, which is a good sign. I really liked Drax getting more screentime here too, since he was very infrequently used in the first one but whenever he was he was really funny.

I also saw Hacksaw Ridge more recently and I thought it was fantastic. It was very different from what I expected, and it significantly exceeded those expectations. I knew it was a war movie, but I wasn't expecting it to be as character focused as it was. Even taking the actual story out of the question, the war scenes themselves were incredibly well done. Probably one of the best war movies I've seen.

The boot camp scene seemed a bit odd though. I guess whenever you do a boot camp scene there are going to be some similarities, but I swear there were points where they were deliberately trying to do Full Metal Jacket. It just seemed weird, because they're very different movies so I don't feel like it fit very well here.

Also, I'm just going to say this hear since it's movie-related: It's been like a week but I still can't get over that Ridley Scott quote (language warning) that Jay read in the most recent episode of re:View. It may be one of the greatest utterances in human history.

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Re: Movies!
« Reply #128 on: September 21, 2017, 04:30:52 PM »
The last two movies I've watched in theaters (and honestly  in general) were It and mother!It was one of the best conventional horror films I've seen in a while.  It dragged a bit in the middle and it wasn't all that scary, but the story was really good, and it kept me on the edge of my seat.  mother was some of the most grapefruited up mandarin I've ever seen in my life; I literally couldn't sleep for hours that night because I was so disturbed.  Though, I did enjoy it, it's not Aronofsky's best work, but it's an incredibly powerful artistic statement, and it does an incredible job at creating a tense, claustrophobic atmosphere.  It's not for everyone, but if you can stomach it and enjoy surreal, allegorical art films I'd recommend it.

Other than that, the best films I've seen this year are Get Out, Logan, Wonder Woman, Baby Driver, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Big Sick and Dunkirk.  Worst was The Emoji Movie which I saw because I worked at a movie theater and got free tickets and wanted to see how bad it was.  It was very, very bad.

The two films I'm looking forward to the most this fall are The Disaster Artist and The Shape of Water.  I'd advise people look into them; The Disaster Artist is a fictionalized account of the story behind the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room, and The Shape of Water seems like a really unique take on a monster movie/romance story directed by Guillermo del Toro.  Early reviews for both have been great as well; The Shape of Water specifically has been called del Toro's best film since Pan's Labyrinth, which is HUGE praise in my opinon.
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« Reply #129 on: September 23, 2017, 05:50:31 AM »
I'm really exited for the shape of water. It looks like it's going to be an interesting take on monster movies.

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Re: Movies!
« Reply #130 on: October 14, 2017, 06:59:22 PM »
Blade Runner 2049 - Meh.  It's been two hours since I left the theatre and I can already feel myself forgetting about it.  Nice cinematography and effects, though.

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