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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6275 on: November 01, 2019, 06:14:19 AM »
I probably should watch it one day.  I've heard decent things about them.

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« Reply #6276 on: November 01, 2019, 07:35:39 AM »
Wait, what? Am I the only one who never got this reference? I mean, I remember that scene. I just never put the two together.

It's very subtle - It's not like Uncle Bob couldn't mean a million different things.  You'd need to know my affinity for the movie to ever make the connection.

On the other hand, maybe I just really, really liked Con Air...

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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6277 on: November 03, 2019, 08:32:43 AM »
I'm a huge Terminator fan (thus the nickname).


Wait, what? Am I the only one who never got this reference? I mean, I remember that scene. I just never put the two together.

I'm also shocked at the revelation.
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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6278 on: November 10, 2019, 06:19:54 AM »
Midway - I hope BNM/nickmitch understands where i come from when i say this.. but some movies feel better in context with paired with a loosely related movie or concept.

The Need for Speed movie makes more sense when you consider it to be a Burnout movie instead. First Man makes more sense when paired with Hidden Figures, because you then get an idea of what we didn't see.

Watch Red Tails (or at least become familiar with the story) with Midway.

Because while this is a very hollywood take on what happened there, there was so many tropes portrayed that began to annoy me by the end: pilot with no fear of death but then suddenly loses his resolve, officer who nobody believes ends up being right, female characters literally sidelined only to hangout with other sidelined female characters worrying about their husbands and more subtle production-related ones like zero non-white people seen in the entire movie. Ignoring the Japanese cast (who were obviously required given the plot), i think i saw only one black person in the entire film - from the back of the head with no speaking lines. In 2019 things like that stand out really clearly.

Otherwise its a good movie to put on and not pay attention to.
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« Reply #6279 on: November 10, 2019, 02:43:07 PM »
I think I'm picking up what you're putting down.  That sounds pretty disappointing about Midway.  A lot of people (myself included) often think people of color weren't involved in certain historical events because representations of the history (TV, film) often exclude POC.  In 2019, that's pretty disappointing for a historical film.

I own the blu-ray of Red Tails, but never got around watching it.  I'm familiar with the story, however. 
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« Reply #6280 on: November 10, 2019, 08:32:36 PM »
Joker was amazing.

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« Reply #6281 on: November 16, 2019, 03:56:50 PM »
In light of the new (and apparently quite good) Star Wars game coming out, I decided to finally check out Rogue One. A year or so back, I commented on how much I dislike The Force Awakens, and someone (Adrock, I think) commented that I would probably like Rogue One. Well, I've now seen it and...yeah, I actually do quite like it.

Something I find somewhat curious about this film is that the big thing I always heard about this movie over the years was that it was "Pandering: the Movie." Yeah, I can definitely see that with a few things like the blink & you'll miss them cameos by the "You'll be Dead" Guys; Artoo & Threepio (seriously, what the **** were they doing on Yavin 4?); and the entirety of CG Tarkin & CG Leia.  Still, other than that I really didn't see anything particularly eggregious. Characters, ships, & factions were pretty much where you would expect them to be at this point in the timeline, so their appearance in this film was pretty fitting.

What I like about this film is that it doesn't pull it punches, something I had serious issues with in both the Clone Wars & Rebels animated series, shows that were supposed to take place during violent warfare. If a character should die during a particular sequence, they generally do and usually not in a particularly heroic way. The film also has easily the best vehicular battle sequence (counting the planet & the surrounding space) since Return of the Jedi, and that is quite the high water mark.

And yes, everything about that final sequence with Vader was fucking awesome. But you knew that already.

I really only had a few issues with the film:

1. The really shitty editing of the 1st half of the film, where there's a LOT of jumping around from planet to planet without really establishing anything. The battle sequences in that part of the film are also very confusingly shot so it's not entirely clear what's going on and where characters are in relation to one another.

2. The entire existence of CG Tarkin & CG Leia. I agree with the comparison that Tarkin looked like he'd stepped out of that CG Jim Carrey Christmas Carol movie, with a very rubbery face and gigantic nose. Leia looked like a bobblehead after a few seconds.

3. Diego Luna's acting as Cassian Andor: I've seen a lot of complaints about the acting in general in Rogue One, but for the most part I thought it was fine for the kind of movie this was. The one actor I can't excuse is Diego Luna as Cassian. He spends 9/10 of the movie staring out blankly into the middle distance, and good god is he **** at it. Yeah, the guy playing "The Pilot" does a lot of that, too, but he actually manages to convey expression while he's doing it. There's an actual performance there.

I could nitpick & complain about all sorts of little issues throughout the film (like the entire existence of the U-Wings, considering the Rebels never use them again after Rogue One, or WHAT THE HELL WAS EVEN THE POINT OF THE GIANT MINDREADING SQUID), but overall that was a solid film and probably the lone good Disney Star Wars film.
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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6282 on: November 16, 2019, 07:07:21 PM »
Blood Harvest (1987) 5.8/10 I liked Tiny Tim in this, and Jesus is Itonia Salcheck hot, but this is a pretty bad movie. The music is catchy though.
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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6283 on: November 21, 2019, 10:18:09 PM »
Frozen 2 - not as good as the first IMO

I don't remember the first movie breaking out into song every 2.5 minutes, but I could be mistaken. I haven't watched it in a long time. None of the songs really stuck with me either like "Let it go!" did for the entire world for however long that was. I couldn't recite anything from any of the songs tbh.... but that's not even what took me out of this movie.
Now this may seem like a bit of a nitpick, and i'm sure it was done for time (and because it's meant mainly for younger audiences) but there were several large leaps in logic to move the plot quickly in this one. They were all so sudden and just "HEY!! OMG THAT MEANS X", which I guess is fine, but for some reason it stood out to me sooo much the 2-3 times I remember it happening in the movie.

Visually this movie was very nice, and all the kids seemed to really like it, but overall, I'll hold on to the recent nostalgia of the first over the sequel.
I'm also pretty sure there will be a Frozen III or a D+ series sequel announced in the next year or so. LOL

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« Reply #6284 on: November 22, 2019, 03:14:14 PM »
I wouldn't expect the sequel to a Disney princess movie to be good. Bad track record.
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« Reply #6285 on: November 22, 2019, 03:21:13 PM »
I wouldn't expect the sequel to a Disney princess movie to be good. Bad track record.

Yeah, I think the only good one we've had was...Cinderella 3?
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« Reply #6286 on: November 24, 2019, 09:53:42 PM »
I wouldn't expect the sequel to a Disney princess movie to be good. Bad track record.

Yeah, I think the only good one we've had was...Cinderella 3?

I'd argue the Aladdin sequels were good ones. Cinderella 3 earns points more for its bravery to completely shake up the formula and do a time-travelling what-if plot and doing it to an acceptable level, though I wouldn't call it "great".
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« Reply #6287 on: November 24, 2019, 10:00:56 PM »
I wouldn't expect the sequel to a Disney princess movie to be good. Bad track record.

Yeah, I think the only good one we've had was...Cinderella 3?

I'd argue the Aladdin sequels were good ones. Cinderella 3 earns points more for its bravery to completely shake up the formula and do a time-travelling what-if plot and doing it to an acceptable level, though I wouldn't call it "great".

While Aladdin has a Disney princess it focuses on a Disney prince/king/sultan. But...this talk makes me want a Jasmine's Adventure movie.
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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6288 on: November 24, 2019, 10:03:23 PM »
Aladdin is the Princess in his movie.  But yes, those are the good sequels.
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« Reply #6289 on: November 24, 2019, 10:22:33 PM »
I wouldn't expect the sequel to a Disney princess movie to be good. Bad track record.

Yeah, I think the only good one we've had was...Cinderella 3?

I'd argue the Aladdin sequels were good ones.

I'd argue that Return of Jafar is trash, but King of Thieves is good. I have a hard time thinking of Aladdin as a "Disney Princess Film", though, especially since King of Thieves was also the series finale to the animated series, where Jasmine had a much more prominent role.
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« Reply #6290 on: November 24, 2019, 10:34:11 PM »
Heh, I totally missed the "princess" clarification. And yeah, when I think about it more, I do give Return of Jafar a bit of a pass because of its connection to the TV series and King of Thieves how the films perfectly bookend the show.
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« Reply #6291 on: November 25, 2019, 12:17:04 PM »
The TV series spinoffs are great though.
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