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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #705 on: October 19, 2021, 12:05:47 PM »
Just saw that movie Nobody.

https://youtu.be/wZti8QKBWPo

Fun movie. I hope this character is in the same universe as John Wick.

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« Reply #706 on: October 20, 2021, 10:58:40 PM »
I've been on an 80's kick, hunting down movies I haven't seen in decades. Recently watched "My Science Project" and "The Ice Pirates". The robots in that were fantastic, funnier than the actors most times.. "The Party Animal" for pure juvenile comedy. And one of my all time favorites "Night Patrol". Dumb offensive comedy. Maybe Pat Morita's finest performance.  :D

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« Reply #707 on: October 21, 2021, 08:13:09 AM »
I've been on an 80's kick, hunting down movies I haven't seen in decades. Recently watched "My Science Project" and "The Ice Pirates". The robots in that were fantastic, funnier than the actors most times.. "The Party Animal" for pure juvenile comedy. And one of my all time favorites "Night Patrol". Dumb offensive comedy. Maybe Pat Morita's finest performance.  :D
Ahahaha, 'My Science Project' was such a weird little gem. I enjoyed the hell out of it as a kid.

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"...He's going to kick our ass."

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« Reply #708 on: October 21, 2021, 06:36:15 PM »
I've been on an 80's kick, hunting down movies I haven't seen in decades. Recently watched "My Science Project" and "The Ice Pirates". The robots in that were fantastic, funnier than the actors most times.. "The Party Animal" for pure juvenile comedy. And one of my all time favorites "Night Patrol". Dumb offensive comedy. Maybe Pat Morita's finest performance.  :D
Ahahaha, 'My Science Project' was such a weird little gem. I enjoyed the hell out of it as a kid.

"Sherman, what's he sayin'?"
"...He's going to kick our ass."

So many fun unknown movies like this. One reason I lurk threads like these, find those gems I haven't seen or barely remember.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #709 on: October 27, 2021, 11:58:20 AM »
Lightyear Trailer



A fictional toy based on a fictional sci fi franchise, presented as a real movie? My brain hurts. Looks great though.

*Edit* I hit edit instead of adding a new post and effed up this one. Durp.
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #710 on: November 02, 2021, 01:48:15 AM »
The Spine of Night



I just heard about this tonight. It's a blatant homage (rip off?) of Ralph Bakshi style rotoscoping, and crazy 80's animation like Heavy Metal.

Just watching the trailer, the crisp line art contrasts so badly with the backgrounds. But the story itself looks crazy gonzo good.

I might have to watch this after I get some money in the ole checkin' account.
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #711 on: November 02, 2021, 06:42:56 AM »
The Spine of Night



I just heard about this tonight. It's a blatant homage (rip off?) of Ralph Bakshi style rotoscoping, and crazy 80's animation like Heavy Metal.

Just watching the trailer, the crisp line art contrasts so badly with the backgrounds. But the story itself looks crazy gonzo good.

I might have to watch this after I get some money in the ole checkin' account.

Poor innocent natives, slaughtered for no reason by white men, fight back using their native powers (which are far superior to the white man's, even though he is somehow oppressing them).  And the female protagonist (who seems to defeat those white men in combat).  Oh, and Patton Oswald.  This is going to be woke trash.  Don't insult Heavy Metal by invoking it here (nor its truly legitimate female protagonist).

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #712 on: November 05, 2021, 06:11:37 AM »
Some of Asylum's productions arent too bad. The rest... well...

Say what you will though. They are prolific. Over 200 movies so far.
Supposedly, their mockbuster of Battleship was actually better than the 'real' movie. Granted, that's an amazingly low bar to clear.

I liked Battleship.  :- I mean, it was like a Michael Bay movie but 100X less annoying and stupid.
Maybe that is a low bar...
I liked it, too. Battleship is a stupid movie, but it's kind of fun.

Battleship was one of those oddballs where executive meddling helped derail it. Also Hasbro was wanting a die in with their Unit-E concept and the Space Battleship board game. None of which you see in the movie really.

Overall its a muddled mess with a few interesting bits lost in the morass.

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« Reply #713 on: November 05, 2021, 06:20:40 AM »
Not sure if mentioned this one before. But before my accident came across an interesting little movie called Train Quest. Though it does not say in the credits. This is obviously either a Full Moon or their kids line Moonbeam movie.

Basically a model train fan gets a job at a strange train shop. But ends up shrunken down into the train diorama and racing the clock to escape before he gradually turns into a mini figure. Some nice effects too. Especially the figure people.

Seems like probably one of Full Moons last movies?

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #714 on: November 07, 2021, 12:09:54 AM »
My wife and a friend wanted to see eternals so we went…..

Holy shit that was bad. A lot of the jokes didn’t work. Acting was some of the worst I’ve seen in a superhero movie. The plot was a plot hole.

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« Reply #715 on: November 07, 2021, 01:02:25 AM »
My wife and a friend wanted to see eternals so we went…..

Holy shit that was bad. A lot of the jokes didn’t work. Acting was some of the worst I’ve seen in a superhero movie. The plot was a plot hole.
I heard a rumor that the straight white make eternal is made into the villain of the movie. Is that true?

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #716 on: November 07, 2021, 01:09:08 AM »
My wife and a friend wanted to see eternals so we went…..

Holy shit that was bad. A lot of the jokes didn’t work. Acting was some of the worst I’ve seen in a superhero movie. The plot was a plot hole.

Saw the trailer. Does not feel at all like the Eternals from the comics so yet another "in name only" thing.

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« Reply #717 on: November 07, 2021, 07:54:15 AM »
This was the first Marvel movie where I actually thought about leaving the cinema. It was 2h37 and it felt every minute like it.
(No time to die was about that runtime too, but al least there was some spectacle on the screen there, even if it was only to deconstruct demolish the 007 franchise).

Long, tedious, boring, with talk scenes that were either repetitive or so cliché I actually yawned, and when there was a fight scene it felt like any other cgi fight of the past decade.
And you have Rob Stark and Jonn Snow both wooing a woman named Cersi. I shit you not.

I'm a fan of Salma Hayek, but here her talent was wasted. And Jolie... was in there too somewhere.
The rest of the cast were a bunch of (to me) lesser known 'stars' that recite their bland lines
(Ma Dong-seok was good in Train to Busan but I don't know him from anything else;
Kumail Nanjiani I don't know; his character was always halfway between entertaining and then again failed jokes (and Karun is a weak copy of Happy);
Lia McHugh is young, so I'm going to cut her some slack, but again her performance felt forced:
Barry Keoghan specialises in not-emoting; I completely forgot he was in Dunkirk, disliked him in Green Knight, and found he was good but still the weakest actor in Chernobyl);
Lauren Ridloff is deaf so she gets to play a deaf character; we can't have actors playing against type or representing minorities they're not really part of; until the final part I even forgot she was in the intro;
Gemma Chan I should know from other roles she played, but here I didn't feel she was the right actress to play the lead role;
and Brian Tyree Henry also disappears from the movie after the first act, only to return for the finale; not sure if he represents a minority he's part of in real life).

According to some YouTube commenters this is a deep, meaningful movie with lots of symbolism, so I'm probably a rube who doesn't get it. Or just maybe those edgy artist should try and do their own thing and keep it out of our action blockbusters.

Ok, on a positive note, some of the visuals were impressive (Arishem rising). But the rest looked like an enhanced level from Prince of Persia or taken from Gods of Egypt or any other Marvel City Mayhem movie.

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Also, to get rid of the bad taste, I just watched Free Fire  8)
And though it has Brie Larson in it, and though it was just a 90 minute shoot'em-up in one location, I enjoyed it very much.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #718 on: November 07, 2021, 09:55:35 AM »
This was the first Marvel movie where I actually thought about leaving the cinema. It was 2h37 and it felt every minute like it.
(No time to die was about that runtime too, but al least there was some spectacle on the screen there, even if it was only to deconstruct demolish the 007 franchise).

Long, tedious, boring, with talk scenes that were either repetitive or so cliché I actually yawned, and when there was a fight scene it felt like any other cgi fight of the past decade.
And you have Rob Stark and Jonn Snow both wooing a woman named Cersi. I shit you not.

I'm a fan of Salma Hayek, but here her talent was wasted. And Jolie... was in there too somewhere.
The rest of the cast were a bunch of (to me) lesser known 'stars' that recite their bland lines
(Ma Dong-seok was good in Train to Busan but I don't know him from anything else;
Kumail Nanjiani I don't know; his character was always halfway between entertaining and then again failed jokes (and Karun is a weak copy of Happy);
Lia McHugh is young, so I'm going to cut her some slack, but again her performance felt forced:
Barry Keoghan specialises in not-emoting; I completely forgot he was in Dunkirk, disliked him in Green Knight, and found he was good but still the weakest actor in Chernobyl);
Lauren Ridloff is deaf so she gets to play a deaf character; we can't have actors playing against type or representing minorities they're not really part of; until the final part I even forgot she was in the intro;
Gemma Chan I should know from other roles she played, but here I didn't feel she was the right actress to play the lead role;
and Brian Tyree Henry also disappears from the movie after the first act, only to return for the finale; not sure if he represents a minority he's part of in real life).

According to some YouTube commenters this is a deep, meaningful movie with lots of symbolism, so I'm probably a rube who doesn't get it. Or just maybe those edgy artist should try and do their own thing and keep it out of our action blockbusters.

Ok, on a positive note, some of the visuals were impressive (Arishem rising). But the rest looked like an enhanced level from Prince of Persia or taken from Gods of Egypt or any other Marvel City Mayhem movie.

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Also, to get rid of the bad taste, I just watched Free Fire  8)
And though it has Brie Larson in it, and though it was just a 90 minute shoot'em-up in one location, I enjoyed it very much.

I agree, and I’m also a Salma Hayek fan. . The only “deep” thing about it is that it sort of tried to create some moral ambiguity. Although the right thing to do is still so obvious that it really isn’t very ambiguous.

As an added cherry on top it takes several heavy-handed turns into SJW territory; we learn that the ancient Babylonians were nice, the Aztecs were nice, but the conquistadors were bad, and Americans during WWII were bad.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #719 on: November 10, 2021, 09:19:10 PM »
I saw Eternals. It was not good. Definitely on the bottom of MCU films,  but it's still not a The Last Jedi level of bad.