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Watched Bridge to Terabithia with my kids yesterday, and it was totally not what I was expecting based on the trailers I remember. It's an excellent, heart-warming story that's well acted with seamless CGI and what has to be one of the saddest endings I think I've ever seen. We were actually crying.

 

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Watched Bridge to Terabithia with my kids yesterday, and it was totally not what I was expecting based on the trailers I remember. It's an excellent, heart-warming story that's well acted with seamless CGI and what has to be one of the saddest endings I think I've ever seen. We were actually crying.

Urgh, I remember that one. A perfect example of the misleading trailer if I ever saw one. I think I've managed to scrub all the specifics of the plot out of my brain, but I remember that after that movie was done, all I could think about was that it was just awful in a 'my soul just died a little bit' kind of way. It almost makes The Virgin Suicides look cheerful by comparison. Anyway, I think the part I miss in that kind of movie is the heartwarming.

 

Pan's Labyrinth as well. Not as sad, or quite as misleading (or english), but still not exactly resembling the trailer, or a super cheery movie.

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Went to the charity screening of Serenity this afternoon. It's as good today as the first time I saw it.

 

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Big Trouble in Little China. What more needs to be said? I first saw it when I was 11 or 12 and it never gets old.

 

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Upstream Colors - I have read very good reviews of this movie and after watching it I'm a bit disappointed. At first I thought it would be "Black Mirror" climate but unfortunately it wasn't. I did'nt understand this movie and do not recommend it to you.

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The Man From Earth

 

Watched this film again last night. First time I saw it was about 2009, and I was amazed, truly. If you're into anything sci-fi or philosophical, or fantasy to some extent - this is worth a watch.

 

I don't want to spoil it, but it is loosely about the notion of a man who has lived since the upper palaeolithic; 14,000 years until present day. The entire film bar a few minor scenes is all set it one room, with the same cast, heavily focused on dialogue.

 

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Prisoners

 

It was quite good, I liked it a lot. Gave you a lot to think about and figure out when you were done. Has quite a few religious elements in it though - to be honest.

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Watched Sharknado last night, and boy is it bad. When Tara Reid is the best known actor in a movie, you know it's bad. :lol:

 

I can see why it became a cult hit though, all the campy acting and shark deaths were kind of entertaining. Definitely the kind of movie best watched with booze and half bagged friends.

 

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Watched Sharknado last night, and boy is it bad. When Tara Reid is the best known actor in a movie, you know it's bad. :lol:

 

I can see why it became a cult hit though, all the campy acting and shark deaths were kind of entertaining. Definitely the kind of movie best watched with booze and half bagged friends.

I saw it was on, but unfortunately on a channel I don't have. I was gonna watch it, but since I couldn't I watched Hot Tub Time Machine instead.

 

And I'm still not sure what I think of that movie...

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pacific rim - very fun, tho you wouldn't go and see it for the stunning interpersonal drama, cuz most of the acting is rubbish. the action sequences are great compared to a lot of movies these days.

 

i definitely wouldn't be averse to seeing like a prequel or smth. seeing more of the russian or chinese jaegers would be nice. maybe some worldbuilding stuff, it would be nice to see how people would've adapted to stuff like that. i also think they could've come up with a better reason for why there were only 4 jaegers hanging about though it's not that big a deal. and no spoilers but it was pretty clever how they set up the kaiju becoming more threatening.

 

it was also pretty funny that they pulled the same visual gag in the space of like 5 minutes or so.

 

i'm glad i hadn't really heard much about it cuz i think i would've gotten real excited and been disappointed.

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Finished solomon kane. I am surprised since i didnt really like the comic book, but liked the movie a lot. Both the non violence beginning when the character renounces violence and then later when he fights again

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Went to see Enders Game - I thought it was very good and it seemed to be pretty faithful to the book, though it is a while since I read the series. Hopefully I don't give anything away by saying that is probably one of the darkest characters I have seen Harrison Ford play.

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I also went and saw Ender's Game.

 

I'm very invested in the books (all four in the Ender Quartet), so I had very high hopes for this movie. The series is in my top three series (along with Lord of the Rings and the Belgariad/Malloreon series).

 

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I WISH IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LONGER. Yeah, a two hour movie is pretty long, but everything happened so fast. I felt the book had too much content for one movie. The biggest part of the book is getting the reader invested in the school and the battle games the boys play. The more the reader is invested in the battle games, the more surprising the ending is. I feel like there wasn't enough time in the movie to get the reader super involved in the game aspect of the plot (and I don't think it could've been done with the time allotted), and so the ending might not have been as shocking as it was supposed to be.

 

Also, I didn't like how Mazer gave himself away so soon in the movie. Ender's not supposed to know who he is until much later.

 

I also feel the role they gave Harrison Ford was a bit too dark for my liking. I feel like he wasn't that dark in the book.

 

Also, I don't think the computer game was emphasized enough. Having read the book many times, I knew the connection between the computer simulation game and the Hive Queen. But I feel like it wasn't developed enough in the movie. Plus, a big thing that annoyed me was that Ender did his training with Mazer on the same planet that the Hive Queen was on. This was completely wrong. The Hive Queen is on a totally different planet. Ender had to travel to this planet during his colonial travels to find her. He didn't just walk outside of the training facility to where the Hive Queen was (additionally, there was no former Hive Queen waiting for him). There was a good bit of time before Ender finds the Hive Queen after destroying the bugger home world.

 

I also think they didn't emphasize the fact that Ender's strategy in the last battle was motivated by him wanting to stop being in battle school. The reason he decided to destroy the home planet of the buggers was because he didn't think he would be allowed to do such a thing by the simulation, and that doing so would make him fail the final simulation. He was not doing it because he thought that would make him pass. Rather, he did what he did because he wanted to beat the simulation through some sort of loop hole, by doing something that he thought wouldn't be allowed, though it would get the job done. So I didn't like that they made all the kids celebrate at the end. In the book, the squad was more perplexed as to why all the adults were crying and congratulating each other.

 

As a side note, although Ender was not in the same room as his toon leaders in the book, I thought it was a cool adaptation to have his toon leaders there with him.

 

And lastly, I thought it was sad that they left out Valentine and Peter Wiggin's part of the story with Demosthenes and Locke.[/hide]

 

Overall, the movie was entertaining, and the battle school scenes, as well as the simulation scenes in the later part of the movie were pretty awesome. I enjoyed it, though it did not live up to what I was expecting it to be. 8/10 from me. I'll be getting the soundtrack for sure.

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Thor: Lord of Darkness.

 

It was pretty cool, I guess. I thought it was weird how there's basically a complete role reversal between Odin and Thor. Now Thor's the one thinking practical, while Odin is being all rash and shit. Was kinda iffy about that.

 

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I wasn't really sure how the ending worked with Loki sitting on the throne in the form of Odin while Thor tells him that he basically doesn't want to be king. Where was Odin during all this? Was Loki just sitting up there pretending to be Odin while Odin was taking a shower or doing something else? I couldn't really take the situation seriously given that it wasn't clear what happened to Odin. If he was still alive, Loki wouldn't be able to have the throne. And they didn't make it clear if Loki had killed Odin after returning from the dark world disguised as a different Asgardian. Anyways, I was confused about that.

 

The final scene when they're destroying the dark elves with whatever little device they're using while Thor is battling the main guy was pretty ridiculous. The dark elves turn from being pretty crazy killers to dumb soldiers stupidly chasing Natalie, Darcy, and Ian around the buildings.

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Natalie Portman was looking good in it.

 

Overall, I guess I was entertained. 8/10 from me.

 

Oh, also, those darn grenades in that movie were OP as hell. And so was that one mutated dark elf. Lmao.

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dredd - very pretty movie, i read they wanted to make violence pretty or whatever and they succeeded pretty well. i definitely wouldn't have minded seeing it in a theatre or w/ever.

 

also cool to see wire actors getting work, even if like 90% of his screentime could've been filled w/a sack of potatoes

 

e - said pretty a bunch but i'm rolling w/it

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Grown Ups 2. Just terrible. What were they thinking?

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yeah, adam sandler movies literally exist to make cash for him and his buddies, at least lately

he had some good ones back in the day. these days yeah I agree with you.

 

Rewatched Kill Bill 1&2. Not my fav Tarantino films but still very enjoyable

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