Let's Talk Movies #27, the summer edition

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Artemis@BC, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Aussie Willy

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    Watch Narnia and American Beauty last night. My niece was staying over so she brought the DVD of Narnia over. Very good movie.

    So good to watch American Beauty again. Definitely a classic now. Bening and Spacey were so good together.
     
  2. DAngel

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    Because of time issue, I ended up watching 22 Jump Street :D It was much better than I expected and some scenes really made me laugh. So I ended up watching 21 Jump Street as well and unfortunately, liked it less :lol:

    I also watched Kill Bill 1 & 2, Trance and Limitless.

    Kill Bill 1 & 2: Found them quite entertaining :) I thought the anime sequence in the first movie was very well integrated with the rest of the movie, but thought the animation was a little iffy in some spot. Immediately spotted the resemblance of O-ren to Saya from Blood and found out soon after that it's done by the same company :lol: I love the visual style of the two movies, but some parts of the story did make me :confused: and the plot & endings was very predictable.

    Trance is an interesting psychological thriller. The movie gripped me from start to end, I was also busy trying to differentiate which scenes really happened and which did not. The use of colour is very fascinating. James Mcavoy is :kickass: Some of the plot is again :confused:, but suspending my disbelief was easy because of the other things that was going on.

    Limitless was a fun, entertaining flick :) I expected a different ending, but I'm glad the director went this route :lol: Love the visuals - colour saturation intensify while the protagonist is on the drug, the zoom for the lost time, etc. Basing the movie on the we-use-10%-of-our-brain myth is a bit of a cop-out, but man, how I wish the drug really exists :D
     
  3. Integrity

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    A favorite of mine too. "I rule!"

    Saw "Ida" in the theater Friday, it was good. Beautifully filmed.

    Watched "Memento" last night, I remember seeing bits of it a few years back. I might need to watch it again, not sure what was reality, false memories or lies.

    Going to try to watch "Locke" this week as well. "Trance" has now made my list. Looks good DAngel.
     
  4. Aussie Willy

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    Both Kill Bills are two of my all time favourite movies. I have watched them so many times I could pretty much recite parts of them. Tarantino at his best.

    Currently catching up on Game of Thrones. I know not a movie but I had an operation on Friday and someone has lent them to me. Can't do much else at the moment and it is winter here so can curl up on the couch with a blanket and watch them.
     
  5. watchthis!!

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    I never expected to see a torture porn movie. But after watching Prisoners, I can cross that item of my Never Wanted To Do list. I've never seen a more disgusting movie. A movie that makes you want to bathe yourself afterwards but you know you'll feel just as dirty when you're done. Vile. :fragile:
     
  6. immoimeme

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    I thought the point of Prisoners was to show how all the characters were imprisoned in various ways. I didn't find any of it pornographic, I found all of it pitiable.
     
  7. michiruwater

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    Yeah, I had an embarrassing moment once when I was talking to some acquaintances about movies; someone mentioned Hostel and I said "I'm really not into torture porn." The people not familiar with that phrase looked at me pretty funny.

    I saw Snowpiercer this weekend. Sheer stupidity to not open wider with this movie. It has some weird quirks but it was interesting. Some very good acting in the movie.
     
  9. Allskate

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    Are you liking Game of Thrones? I did the same thing recently with House of Cards. When I found out I was having surgery, I bought a Kindle and a Fire TV and subscribed to Netflix. But for the first two weeks I kept falling asleep while watching or reading. I hope you're feeling okay!

    I finally saw "Chef" this weekend. I really liked it, but I sure was hungry for good food by the end of the movie.
     
  10. smurfy

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    I saw 'Le Chef' - french movie. Very fun, great movie.
    I just hope with Jon Favreau's 'Chef' and the french 'Le Chef' - people skip one thinking it is the same movie.
    Both are great - and different. Both are very funny, good story and make you hungry.
     
  11. Artemis@BC

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    I see that the Indian film The Lunchbox is now out on DVD. I highly recommend this one -- very sweet without being cloying. But be sure to watch on a full stomach: it's another one that will almost certainly make you hungry.
     
  12. Aussie Willy

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    Yes I am liking it and am feeling better thanks. :) First 3 days were really painful though. The op was in a delicate place so all I can do is lay down. Someone at work lent me the first four seasons on DVD. Very interesting characters which people have advised me not to get too attached to. Although you can't help but love Peter Dinklage. If you want a funny movie with him in it check out Death at a Funeral.

    I have seen the first two seasons of House of Cards. I just love Kevin Spacey - what a bastard.

    Getting back on topic, I want to see Jersey Boys. It is my birthday next week so will do the Massage, Dinner and Movie thing on that day.

    Speaking of food movies there is a new one coming out with Helen Mirren. She owns a restaurant and an Indian family set up a restaurant across the road from her establishment. The trailer looked really good.
     
  13. Artemis@BC

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    Yes, The Hundred Foot Journey. I posted about that one earlier. I said I though it looked like Chocolat with Indian Food. :D
     
  14. DAngel

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    I watched the Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I think it's a nice feel-good movie. I totally empathize with Mitty, I'm always zoning out myself :lol:

    I heard Tarantino will make Kill Bill 3... I don't know if this needs a sequel, I thought it ended in a good spot.

    I hope you get well soon, Aussie Willy :cheer2: I watched the first season of GOT, I think I might play catch up later on... I'm currently watching Cosmos series with Neil Degrasse Tyson. One word: Epic.
     
  15. watchthis!!

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    Our Mid-Summer Movie Winners and Losers Report
    https://ca.movies.yahoo.com/news/our-mid-summer-movie-winners-and-losers-report-183539785.html

    Mentions of:

    Adam Sandler
    Broadway
    Edge of Tomorrow
    Jon Favreau
    Female Directors
    Gary Oldman
    Kevin Hart
    Maleficent
    Rose Byrne
    Scarlett Johansson
    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Decide for yourself which of these ended up in the winners or losers section. Or read the article! :D

    I thought I had posted this earlier, but I seemed to have forgotten to do so. I thought it was a nice story. :)

    Amy Adams Gives Up First-Class Seat for Serviceman on Her Flight
    https://ca.celebrity.yahoo.com/news...ass-seat-soldier-her-204000583-us-weekly.html
     
  16. BigB08822

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    Watched a few movies:

    Robocop (2014) - Not a bad movie but I felt like they spent a ton of time showing us how he got to be Robocop and then it was all over very quickly. I'd prefer a sequel, I think, since that has been all set up. Not bad, though.

    Afflicted - This was like a Blair Witch meets a vampire movie. I thought it was really quite good for something that was straight to DVD. Some of the plot holes were too big but it was a vampire movie, after all. I thought it was an original take on something that has recently been done to death.

    Not a movie but I started watching the new series The Leftovers on HBO. Liking the first two episodes. It is reminding me a ton of Lost (Lindelof is attached). I am looking for absolutely every little thing in the background and so far have seen a few things that I think will end up being hints, just as happened a lot on Lost.

    I know I saw some other movies recently but I will have to come back and edit those in.
     
  17. Aussie Willy

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    I think I heard that too. Although it would need to be the daughter's revenge this time. And it would need to be good like the first two.

    Thanks for the get well wishes. I have no idea what Cosmos is about except I heard it is really good.
     
  18. michiruwater

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    Tarantino has waffled on that for a long time and recently stated that it was unlikely but he was still thinking about it.

    He has stated that it would center around Nikki - the daughter of the first person killed in Volume 1, Vernita Green I think? - seeking revenge on Beatrice.
     
  19. Aussie Willy

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    Yes it is Venita Green's daughter. Beatrice told her that if she felt the need she would understand why she would go after her. So it left it open to that.
     
  20. Integrity

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    I guessed all but Kevin Hart correctly (winners/losers).

    Thanks.
     
  21. Integrity

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    Recently watched "Trance" - I didn't like it much. I thought it was trying to be "Inception"-like, but it was too confusing (to me).

    I liked "Locke" much better. Love Tom Hardy.
     
  22. watchthis!!

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    I watched Marnie the other day, the Hitchcock movie with Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery. I thought it help up pretty well concerning the subject matter. Maybe even quite ahead of it's time for a psychological drama (/thriller). Interesting to find out that the lead role was originally for the return of Grace Kelly. Read somewhere that the people of Monoca voted "no" as far as Kelly returning to the movies. Not sure if that's just a rumour or is actually true, though.

    Also watched Die Hard. Not sure why I decided to watch it after all these years other than seeing it on the shelf at the library and thinking, "hey...I never did see that!" Willis was cute with hair. :D Thought it was an okay flick. The box office stats make it look like it wasn't as big a hit as I had always thought...not enough box office to warrant so many sequels. I guess each movie kept making enough that they thought, "it ain't broke, don't fix it"! Even a post at imdb.com about Die Hard 6. Didn't bother to open up the thread to see if that was just a joke thread or not, though. :) Anyway, thought it was decent, but I'm not going to hunt out any of the sequels. One was enough.
     
  23. Aussie Willy

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    The first Die Hard is worth seeing just for Alan Rickman's performance. One of my favourite baddies in a movie.
     
  24. Nell411

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    I read in a biography of Grace Kelly that the people of Monaco thought it would be inappropriate for their Princess to be in a big Hollywood movie.

    I like Die Hard but not enough to see any of the sequels. Alan Rickman is always awesome though.
     
  25. BigB08822

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    I saw The Counselor. I really liked it but the ending left me wanting to know what happened next! I wonder if they plan a sequel? It is perfectly set up for it but I don't know if the movie garnered enough hype or box office $ for it. Also, they may need to introduce some new characters since this movie had huge star after huge star in it but only a couple were left alive by the end.
     
  26. Aussie Willy

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    This was one movie I didn't like and I certainly would not like to see a sequel.
     
  27. BigB08822

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    Well, to be quite honest there was a ton of things I was confused about. I don't know if it was because my dog was distracting me or my phone kept popping into my hand and opening up games or a combination of the two. I was never sure WHERE they were in much of the story. I was never sure how the Counselor ever ended up in the business or why he would want to. I just kind of went with it. Not really sure why I liked it, to be honest, maybe I should just say I didn't dislike it.
     
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    Some movies that have come out recently that haven't been mentioned are below. None seemed to have much of a push from the studio behind them, so they didn't get released to many theatres. But I want to see all of them:

    Words and Pictues – romantic comedy with Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehQimFhQmQg

    Lucky Them – drama with Toni Collette and Ryan Eggold
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KIcYfmkQcU

    June 3rd - DSKNECTD – Documentary - Since childhood we'd been promised that the 21st century would bring us dramatic new technologies like flying cars and Utopian cities.... (more at imdb.com)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANvdF4B0AIU
     
  29. made_in_canada

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    I watched The Grand Budapest Hotel tonight. Fast paced and really tight storytelling. This movie was fun and charming and has some fantastic performances. Ralph Fiennes, as usual, was superb. I was really looking forward to this one and it definitely delivered.
     
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    The Grand Budapest Hotel :40beers: Ralph Fiennes :swoon:

    Cosmos is a documentary about the formation of our universe/world, law of science, history, etc. They cover a lot of different things :lol: Amazing visuals! Neil Degrasse Tyson is very charismatic and engaging :kickass:

    If he ever makes it, I wonder if it'll still be called Kill Bill. Kill Beatrix or Kill Beat maybe? :lol:

    It was hard for me to tell if some parts was real or a planted memory, but I the main idea was easy enough to understand that I guess I didn't let the details bother me :lol:

    I looked Locke up and that's a lot of actors with (voice) next to their names... Does the movie pretty much takes place in the car? :confused: