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Just came back from Edge of Tomorrow. It's probably one of the best movies I've seen in theaters this year. 10/10 from me. Not a huge fan of Tom Cruise, but I think he did a great job in this film. Plot was really cool, monsters were frightening enough, etc.


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This thread made me realize that I've gone to see a lot of movies recently...

 

Went and saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Sunday. 10/10. I agree with many reviews that say it is one of the few cases where a sequel greatly improves on the first film. I loved it. I'll probably go see it again with my older sister except in 3D, cause she said it was really cool in 3D.


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A Million ways to die in the West.

 

Not very good at all. 

 

The best part was

 

When he enters the shed and sees Christopher Lloyd with the Back to the Future car :D.

 


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Wasn't that part in a trailer anyways? I remember the whole theater freaking out when it showed in a preview.


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Wasn't that part in a trailer anyways? I remember the whole theater freaking out when it showed in a preview.

I didn't see that part in the trailers.

 

Saw Edge of Tomorrow. Agree with what you said Duff. It was a good movie.


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"An imperfect man can do great deeds, and a great man imperfect ones.

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The Lone Ranger. 

 

Just terrible.


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"An imperfect man can do great deeds, and a great man imperfect ones.

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Blazing Saddles.

 

Thoughts: I think I would have enjoyed it more if not for the fact I was too used to its kind of humor long before seeing it. Can see why people like it, but didn't click with me.

 

The LEGO Movie.

 

Thoughts: It turned out better than I expected. Batman and Unikitty were my favorites. but the part with the real world humans came off as bizarre to me. Was worth watching if you asked me.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel: Excellent. With re-watches, I can see this becoming maybe even my favourite Wes Anderson film. Loved every second and there wasn't anything that disappointed me. 


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Transformer 4.

 

Not that great. Too long, too many explosions, etc. It just got ridiculous and boring after a while. I liked the first ones more.


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"An imperfect man can do great deeds, and a great man imperfect ones.

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Into the Wild. Absolutely stunning movie based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, who decides after College to go "into the wild": He destroys his passport, social security card etc., spends all his savings and starts tramping and travelling on his own - down to Mexico and later to Alaska to live alone in the wilderness. Great landscape shots and a story that really gets under your skin. Definitely recommend watching this!

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: 9/10

 

[hide=Would've been 10/10 had it not been for two things:]

1. The hothead at the beginning of the film who shot the ape. Let's try to be realistic here-- if this movie was actually real, whose [bleep]ing idea was it to bring that idiot along with the crew on a peace mission when they returned to the ape home? The filmmakers could've at least given some sort of plausible reason to bring him back, like maybe he's the only guy who knows how to restore the power or something. I was just asking myself, "What the [bleep] is this guy doing here? Everybody knows he hates apes and is a loose cannon. Why does he need to come along? Nothing good can come from his presence..." And then, lo and behold, he conceals a weapon and threatens Caesar's newborn. Wow, who would've thought. It was super predictable that he would only complicate things and add more conflict to the story.

 

2. I can't really blame Hollywood for not doing this, but I wish Caesar spared Koba's life at the end, and consequently Koba could've reformed himself in return. Overall I appreciated how much grey there was to the story, how it explored both humanity and the apes' good sides and dark sides. Though the Caesar vs. Koba's thing at the very end was pretty black and white. The final scenes were very similar to The Lion King too-- the ex-leader, presumed dead, returns to reunite his people; overthrows the new evil leader; evil leader hanging on for his dear life at the end, bargaining with the old leader. Just like Scar and Simba, lol.

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I watched the first Die Hard movie last night. My parents told me that it was the cream of the crop back in the day. But watching it last night, I was shaking my head the whole time, haha. There wasn't very good acting. And I found myself wondering when Bruce Willis was actually going to do something cool. I'm used to modern day action movies, lol.

 

I gave it a 4/10 until the very end, when Powell saves Bruce and his wife from one of the German dudes who somehow is still alive after hanging 20 feet in the air by a chain around his neck for God knows how long. After that, my rating dropped to a 2/10.


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Not a movie, but I've recently picked up where I left off of Psych. I absolutely love this show so much.

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The Amazing Spiderman

 

Really surprised me and i liked it better than the first trilogy. I'll watch the sequels to this and hopefully its at least equal in quality. 


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The Amazing Spiderman

 

Really surprised me and i liked it better than the first trilogy. I'll watch the sequels to this and hopefully its at least equal in quality. 

I loved the first as well, though the villain and his motives were...mediocre. But that wasn't a huge deal breaker for me.

 

I liked the second as well, but it had its good and bad moments (more than the first movie).


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So many excellent films I've seen recently:

 

The Ugly Swans--totally underrated Russian sci-fi film

Blue Is the Warmest Color 

The Turin Horse

All about Eve

Ain't in It for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm

Grand Budapest Hotel--for me, it doesn't seem like Anderson can ever top The Life Aquatic

Stalker--saw this for the 8 millionth time, but Tarkovsky never ceases to inspire me and reassures me that this is the greatest film ever made.

 

I've pretty much lost faith in American cinema at this point in my life except for a very small number of American directors, none of which get much love from the movie-going public. Now, get off my lawn.


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The luxury of foreign films is that we get to filter out the best of the best, which for some countries could be just one film a year. 


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Not a movie, but I've recently picked up where I left off of Psych. I absolutely love this show so much.

 

Absolutely the most underrated under-appreciated show ever (At least where I live, I've never heard of anyone but the person who introduced me to it speak about it). Teared up during the finale.


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The luxury of foreign films is that we get to filter out the best of the best, which for some countries could be just one film a year. 

Very true, and places like Turkey or Hungary don't have a film industry like the US does. They're not pushing out hundreds of run of the mill popcorn flicks each year too.


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I'm tired of the superhero fad.. Actually, I don't think I was ever not tired of it.

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A lot of countries are able to still make movies for the passion simply because there isn't the obligation to make back huge sums of money risked by major studios. Look at Nollywood (Nigerian cinema), they're the second largest producer of movies in the world, behind only Bollywood, no one knows of them, but they're a great example of an industry built around the passion for storytelling. 

 

I'm a personal fan of Australian cinema, so when I was at this years SXSW I was extremely excited to be able to view The Infinite Man, a sci-fi/rom-com, a film that took a huge risk to be able to tell this crazy time-traveling love story. 

 

I haven't been burnt out yet by Superhero films. The only one that really disappointed me the was latest Ironman, but I'm super stoked for Guardians of The Galaxy.  


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I've never had much interest in superhero movies.

 

I just finished watching Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) a few minutes ago and it's already at the top of my all-time favorites list. In a 2.5 hour film, there are only 39 takes. If you have the patience for slow cinematic poetry I'd highly suggest it.


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I haven't been burnt out yet by Superhero films. The only one that really disappointed me the was latest Ironman

I take it you never saw Green Lantern, or either of the Thor movies? How about The Green Hornet? I'll be kind and leave R.I.P.D out of this.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: 9/10

 

[hide=Would've been 10/10 had it not been for two things:]

1. The hothead at the beginning of the film who shot the ape. Let's try to be realistic here-- if this movie was actually real, whose [bleep]ing idea was it to bring that idiot along with the crew on a peace mission when they returned to the ape home? The filmmakers could've at least given some sort of plausible reason to bring him back, like maybe he's the only guy who knows how to restore the power or something. I was just asking myself, "What the [bleep] is this guy doing here? Everybody knows he hates apes and is a loose cannon. Why does he need to come along? Nothing good can come from his presence..." And then, lo and behold, he conceals a weapon and threatens Caesar's newborn. Wow, who would've thought. It was super predictable that he would only complicate things and add more conflict to the story.

 

2. I can't really blame Hollywood for not doing this, but I wish Caesar spared Koba's life at the end, and consequently Koba could've reformed himself in return. Overall I appreciated how much grey there was to the story, how it explored both humanity and the apes' good sides and dark sides. Though the Caesar vs. Koba's thing at the very end was pretty black and white. The final scenes were very similar to The Lion King too-- the ex-leader, presumed dead, returns to reunite his people; overthrows the new evil leader; evil leader hanging on for his dear life at the end, bargaining with the old leader. Just like Scar and Simba, lol.

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I give it a 9/10 too. 

 

In response to your two points:

 

[hide]1. They do say that that guy is the only one who is familiar with the damn's engineering. I think the woman urges the man leader not to bring him along, but the man leader says that he has to because of that.

2. I think it would have been very odd if Caesar spared Koba's life. He gave Koba plenty of chances and trusted Koba multiple times (not to mention putting up with Koba's insubordinate behavior). I think the movie made it clear that Koba was beyond saving. I really liked what Caesar says before he drops Koba (that Koba isn't an ape). I think that was just one more thing that showed the similarity between man and the apes. People can do such terrible things to the point where you start to question whether you could call them truly human. Heartbreaking ending though, after Caesar and the guy (I can't remember his name) did all they could to make peace.[/hide]

 

For whoever has seen the movie, did you stay for the end audio clip? If so, what are your thoughts? (I know it isn't a huge deal)

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