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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #480 on: April 26, 2021, 04:39:30 AM »
Mortal Kombat was fucking dumb fun. The story is absolute steaming garbage, and the person who wrote it needs to be fired out of a cannon in to the sun.

The fights were good, the fatalities were great, and Kano was an absolute treat.

You just described every Mortal Kombat movie ever.

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« Reply #481 on: April 26, 2021, 06:17:05 PM »
I actually like the second movie. I think it captured the feel more of the games than the first did.

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« Reply #482 on: April 29, 2021, 07:36:53 PM »
This week I watched Hotel Artemis, which was a 2018 movie about a bad day at a black market hospital in near future Los Angeles. It features an ensemble cast including Dave Bautista, Jodie Foster, Charlie Day, Sofia Boutella, Zachary Quinto, and Jeff Goldblum. Take one part film noir, one part sci fi supermedicine, one part cyberpunk, and one part crime movie, mix well, and garnish with violence and regret.

I thought it was a well made mix of genres, and I'll probably buy the blu-ray at some point.

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« Reply #483 on: April 30, 2021, 09:17:53 AM »
This week I watched Hotel Artemis, which was a 2018 movie about a bad day at a black market hospital in near future Los Angeles. It features an ensemble cast including Dave Bautista, Jodie Foster, Charlie Day, Sofia Boutella, Zachary Quinto, and Jeff Goldblum. Take one part film noir, one part sci fi supermedicine, one part cyberpunk, and one part crime movie, mix well, and garnish with violence and regret.

I thought it was a well made mix of genres, and I'll probably buy the blu-ray at some point.

Yeh - I enjoyed it. Seemed like a concept that would fit nicely in the John Wick setting.

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« Reply #484 on: April 30, 2021, 06:58:35 PM »
Yeah, it had similarities in some ways. Both movies present shadowy organizations with strict rules of conduct, and play out the consequences when the rules are broken, for good or for evil.

Both Waikiki and John Wick are criminals with a heart of gold.

They both have themes of imposing one's personal morality on a fundamentally immoral world. I'm not 100% behind that as a worldview, but I do like movies where heroes choose to do the right thing even when it's the hard way.

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« Reply #485 on: May 01, 2021, 04:16:02 PM »
Anyone watched Without Remorse yet?

I have about half of the last episode of Generation Kill to finish tonight, and then I'll start in on it.

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« Reply #486 on: May 03, 2021, 10:09:16 AM »
Anyone watched Without Remorse yet?

I was also curious about this. Because it's Amazon, I'm afraid that all the action from the trailer will be in one episode and the rest of the show will just be people sitting around talking. Also, I can't really take Michael B Jordan seriously as an action hero.

Right now though, my daughter and I are working our way through season 1 of Demon Slayer, so I don't have much free time.

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« Reply #487 on: May 03, 2021, 11:11:00 AM »
Anyone watched Without Remorse yet?

I was also curious about this. Because it's Amazon, I'm afraid that all the action from the trailer will be in one episode and the rest of the show will just be people sitting around talking. Also, I can't really take Michael B Jordan seriously as an action hero.

Right now though, my daughter and I are working our way through season 1 of Demon Slayer, so I don't have much free time.
It's a movie, not a series. Plot is weak. Dialogue is weak. Action is OK. Pacing is terrible. I put it at  🌟 🌟 at best.

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« Reply #488 on: May 04, 2021, 09:15:15 AM »
I was also curious about this. Because it's Amazon, I'm afraid that all the action from the trailer will be in one episode and the rest of the show will just be people sitting around talking. Also, I can't really take Michael B Jordan seriously as an action hero.

It was forgettable, is about the long and short of it. It is a film whose purpose is to deliver unto you the two minute mid-credits scene, which explicitly spells out where they're going next.

MBJ did a decent job. Others, not as much.

I think this is probably something they should have turned into a short series - maybe 3 or 4 episodes tops - instead of trying to cram it into one movie.







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« Reply #489 on: May 05, 2021, 10:32:07 AM »
Does Without Remorse bear any resemblance whatsoever to the original Tom Clancy novel?

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« Reply #490 on: May 05, 2021, 10:50:58 PM »
Well...the movie and the book share the same name.

The main character is John Kelly. And there's a character named Pam.
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« Reply #491 on: May 06, 2021, 04:39:31 PM »
  Couple movies I really liked and dont know if they have been mentioned here were L.A. Confidential and Snatch.  I like both movies a whole lot as they are pretty good at incorporating multiple interesting characters and story lines at one time.   I have always like the move Prophecy as well, its low budget, but I thought Christopher Walken as  an angel with an attitude was fantastic.

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« Reply #492 on: May 15, 2021, 06:18:52 AM »
Anyone watched Without Remorse yet?

Sadly, I did  :(

Let's ignore the fact that the main character in the books is white (in a novel he muses that he could be played in a movie by Tom Selleck). This isn't "Without Remorse". Not even remotely. I wonder if they took another script and slapped the name on it. It is not even a good movie. Boring and implausible storyline, flat characters, listless direction... Not even the action scenes are any good.

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As someone who grew up with Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, James Earl Jones, Harry Czerny and Harris Yulin (not to mention Willem Dafoe as Clark) playing various Clancy's characters so well that I now picture them as these actors in the novels, there is nothing in this movie that makes me think of Clancy.
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« Reply #493 on: May 15, 2021, 09:48:55 AM »
Yep. It was about as "based on the novel by Tom Clancy" as the film The Lawnmower Man was "based on the story by Stephen King."

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« Reply #494 on: May 15, 2021, 12:49:40 PM »
This week I watched Hotel Artemis, which was a 2018 movie about a bad day at a black market hospital in near future Los Angeles. It features an ensemble cast including Dave Bautista, Jodie Foster, Charlie Day, Sofia Boutella, Zachary Quinto, and Jeff Goldblum. Take one part film noir, one part sci fi supermedicine, one part cyberpunk, and one part crime movie, mix well, and garnish with violence and regret.

I thought it was a well made mix of genres, and I'll probably buy the blu-ray at some point.

I am a little behind, but that is a really unusable ensemble. How did they work together in terms of performance?