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Author Topic: The Movie Thread Reloaded  (Read 88710 times)

HappyDaze

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #930 on: June 16, 2022, 10:36:34 AM »
Why the fuck can't they just let the Jurassic park line die already???!!!
As Goldblum's character says, "Shit finds a way."

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #931 on: June 21, 2022, 03:51:17 PM »
I know the answer is money, trumptard. The thing is the movies aren't even making major profit anymore, and they still shit more out.

$600 million in two weeks isn't bad money.

I took the kids. They enjoyed it even though most of the enjoyment was from laughing at how stupid it was. As a positive, the bugs were suitably creepy.

It is crazy that they got the Apple CEO Tim Cook to play himself in the movie.

This movie does have the required Diversity insert character: a WOC whose personality is "good at everything" and whose only motivation is "I am a woman therefore I care." What is obvious, though, is that there was a black dude from the first JW movie (Barry played by Omar Sy) who disappears from this film one scene before the new black woman character takes over. So it is clear that they just took Barry's role in the film and substituted the "more diverse" character in his place. A real shame since Omar has 10x the charisma of the actress that replaced him.
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #932 on: June 26, 2022, 10:06:58 PM »
I saw Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

I found it overly woke, and I nearly quit about halfway through, but I finished it and I didn't hate it. Didn't love it either, though.

Some of the bits were neat, like they way they worked in some cameos from Marvel properties that haven't been officially added to the mainline MCU canon yet.

I found it too much of a horror movie for my tastes, though, and I think it should have gotten an R rating.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #933 on: June 27, 2022, 05:05:19 AM »
It should have R-rating and be like umphed in horror 200%.
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #934 on: June 28, 2022, 06:50:58 PM »
Sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife has a release date in late December of 2023.

To be set back in New York City in the firehouse.

Cautious optimism. Cut the treacle a bit this time and give us a new villain.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #935 on: June 28, 2022, 11:27:53 PM »
Sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife has a release date in late December of 2023.

To be set back in New York City in the firehouse.

Cautious optimism. Cut the treacle a bit this time and give us a new villain.

Hope they did a little more work on the script this time. Afterlife had its heart in the right place, but it needed to give the supporting cast their own stories too.

Also, try adding some jokes.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #936 on: June 28, 2022, 11:44:06 PM »
Also, try adding some jokes.
Add Kevin from the 2016 film. Add nothing else from that film.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #937 on: June 29, 2022, 01:12:19 PM »
This is about a movie every gamer should see, somone here should get it.

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And once again, in the end evil fails. ''
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #938 on: June 29, 2022, 04:31:18 PM »
Heavy metal?

Battlemaster

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #939 on: June 29, 2022, 05:28:22 PM »
Heavy metal?

You got it.

I'm surprised you got it and a forum for hardcore movie fans didnt. But I knew this was a gamer's movie..
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Lurkndog

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #940 on: June 29, 2022, 05:44:36 PM »
Also, try adding some jokes.
Add Kevin from the 2016 film. Add nothing else from that film.

Have I given my theory about why Kevin was the only funny thing in that movie? It may be somewhere up-thread already.

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« Reply #941 on: June 29, 2022, 06:04:41 PM »
Also, try adding some jokes.
Add Kevin from the 2016 film. Add nothing else from that film.

Have I given my theory about why Kevin was the only funny thing in that movie? It may be somewhere up-thread already.

I think it's in "Superman is gay." Saw that in a search for Kevin and Ghostbusters. (Didn't want to manually search up-thread, but was curious.)
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #942 on: July 03, 2022, 10:25:47 PM »
I switched my Disney+ off, and turned on HBO Max.

I enjoyed The Batman quite a lot, I really liked the emphasis on Batman being the Dark Knight Detective this time around. It gave him much more interesting things to do. I thought Pattinson did a good job as both Batman and Bruce Wayne. They also did a good job making a Catwoman who is walking the gray line between heroine and villain. Jeffrey Wright didn't convince me that he was Jim Gordon, but it was enough for me that he was Jeffrey Wright.

I also watched Death on the Nile. I thought the high-budget cinematography was pretty, but actually took away from the movie because it was distracting. I've read the book, but it was so long ago that I don't remember it clearly. Perhaps I should reread Agatha Christie as an adult. I thought they foreshadowed the murder way too hard, so much so that basically all Gal Gadot got to do was swan around saying stuff like "Gosh, I sure hope nobody murders me. Better stay off the train."

Peacekeeper is a mixed bag for me so far. IMHO James Gunn is writing it too woke, and too many of the characters seem like negative portrayals. Guardians of the Galaxy was much better because Gunn seemed to love all of those characters, which made it more pleasant to spend time with them.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #943 on: July 03, 2022, 11:14:18 PM »
If you have hbo,  WATCH WESTWORLD!
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #944 on: July 04, 2022, 09:56:23 AM »
I watched Vivarium a few nights back and finished it yesterday. A sci-fi/horror ish thing from a couple of years back about a couple who goes to buy a house and then gets trapped in House Land (and endless block of identical houses that always wrap back around to the one they are assigned) and has to raise Some Weird Kid (a very ham handed play on cuckoo birds).

Weird for the sake of weird, no explanations of anything, and not even a satisfying ending. The ending makes sense, just isn’t a gratifying way to end the film.

Seems like it would have made a good SCP object, but isn’t.