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Originally Posted by metalsonata View Post

And for those of us who like vampires but can't get near Twilight for fear of bursting into flame (no sparkling here), check out the film Let the Right One In. Or, if you're allergic to foreign films, there's the slightly less great but still very good American remake Let Me In. It has a Twilight-esque premise, but explores far more fulfilling emotional and intellectual territory, in my opinion. 

I saw the original on Netflix, subtitled, and I liked it. I haven't seen the American remake though....

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I'm with the Toaster on this one. I hated Hunger Games. I thought it was boring and failed to see what the hype was about, to be honest. And I'll also third the recommendation for the FOREIGN film "Let the Right One In". The American remake was good, but the differences are enough for me to always recommend the original over it. 

 

 

Oh, and I finished up Get Smart since some of you guys had brought it up....I'm really glad that I took the time to rent it again, cause I really missed a lot the first time around. I thought it was a very fun flick. 

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Yea, I am not even knocking having a love story in it, it is hard to describe but there is a certain TYPE of teen-drama flavor. Overall I actually liked the movie but just something that reminded me of Twilight about the way it was portrayed (in parts).


I get what you mean. That typical high school movie feel.

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Hunger Games movie was crap. No backstory to the characters at all. You didn't care when they died because they hardly even had a name. Books were better.

Being one of those who haven't read the book, I'd say it was pretty decent as a standalone movie. But then, there's only so much you can do in 2.5 hrs, it was pretty long already.

 

A better way to do these things can be to make a TV series. Like 'A game of Thrones'. Gives a much longer screen time for character development. Even then, they have to cut corners sometimes.

 

Funny how a 2-3 hr movie or a 10 hr drama cannot capture the imagery of a 4-500 page book.


Edited by proton007 - 11/21/12 at 10:08pm
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Random Q.....

What HPs to you guys prefer for movies?. I am trying to make room for a new pair of phones and I was thinking my DT990's because I use them the least, but they are really one of my favorites for movies. I can't find a good reason to get rid of any of my full sized headphones..... biggrin.gif

I don't prefer the 990 for music but they are fun for movies I think and comfy.
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Random Q.....
What HPs to you guys prefer for movies?. I am trying to make room for a new pair of phones and I was thinking my DT990's because I use them the least, but they are really one of my favorites for movies. I can't find a good reason to get rid of any of my full sized headphones..... biggrin.gif
I don't prefer the 990 for music but they are fun for movies I think and comfy.


I use the HD239. It's not particularly balanced, but light and easy on ears for 2hrs+ and comfortable. Larger headphones tend to have that 'heaviness', so I use the HD650 for music.

 

Else, I just use my 2.1 speakers.

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I am sure. I figure it was the same thing as with Hunger Games? Never read the book but that movie also had a twilight feel to me which I didn't like.

 

Don't even get me started on that.

 

They utterly failed to convey the gritty nature of the books, and turned it into a flipping tween movie. When Rue died in the movie, you couldn't even really feel sad because they didn't present her back story.

 

Bastards

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I dunno--I was pretty messed up when Rue died lol. Don't have to 'know' someone to be affected when they die. 

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Don't even get me started on that.

 

They utterly failed to convey the gritty nature of the books, and turned it into a flipping tween movie. When Rue died in the movie, you couldn't even really feel sad because they didn't present her back story.

 

Bastards

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I dunno--I was pretty messed up when Rue died lol. Don't have to 'know' someone to be affected when they die. 

 

Trust me, if you read the book you'd have snot running down your face and your eye would be red.

 

Rue's part in the movie pissed me off because her history was so rich, but they short-sold her in the movie. 

 

I have no hope for the remaining movies in the series. I can't wait to see how they maul the parts when they to the capital after the rebellion...

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Kindly, use the spoiler option when discussing pivotal moments in a movie.

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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

Random Q.....
What HPs to you guys prefer for movies?. I am trying to make room for a new pair of phones and I was thinking my DT990's because I use them the least, but they are really one of my favorites for movies. I can't find a good reason to get rid of any of my full sized headphones..... biggrin.gif
I don't prefer the 990 for music but they are fun for movies I think and comfy.

I've been using the S500's for movies since I got them....they don't need any EQ help. In fact, I am just about to kick back in bed with my tablet and S500's and watch a movie....as soon as I decide what to watch. I'll be curious to try out the HFI-780's for movies though, once they get here...my buddy has them boxed up and will be shipping them in a couple days.

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

I've been using the S500's for movies since I got them....they don't need any EQ help. In fact, I am just about to kick back in bed with my tablet and S500's and watch a movie....as soon as I decide what to watch. I'll be curious to try out the HFI-780's for movies though, once they get here...my buddy has them boxed up and will be shipping them in a couple days.

I agree they sound pretty good specifically for movies and good for laying down with the on ear.
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post


I use the HD239. It's not particularly balanced, but light and easy on ears for 2hrs+ and comfortable. Larger headphones tend to have that 'heaviness', so I use the HD650 for music.

Else, I just use my 2.1 speakers.

^^ Yall I highly recommend keeping an eye out for those premium beyers in 32 ohm. Lots of people avoid them because they think low impedance = not as good. Without getting into that whole subject as a result they appear in places for real cheap like $150 sometimes. If you get the chance to try them I would say give them a whirl for movies. You would be really surprised how light they are and the premiums clamping force is very gentle. You kind of forget they are there. I can find them fatiguing on music sometimes depending on the tracks but not with movies at all.

Anyway, like I said if you get a chance to try a pair, I'd go for it.
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Don't even get me started on that.

They utterly failed to convey the gritty nature of the books, and turned it into a flipping tween movie. When Rue died in the movie, you couldn't even really feel sad because they didn't present her back story.

Bastards

I figured that was the problem.
post #11653 of 16121
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

Random Q.....
What HPs to you guys prefer for movies?. I am trying to make room for a new pair of phones and I was thinking my DT990's because I use them the least, but they are really one of my favorites for movies. I can't find a good reason to get rid of any of my full sized headphones..... biggrin.gif
I don't prefer the 990 for music but they are fun for movies I think and comfy.

 

Best I've used for movies to this point are the T1s. So I can understand why you like the 990s with movies. If you want to have a lot of fun with your 1350s, pick up a ZO2 amplifier (www.digizoid.com) and use that pairing for movies. It's a total blast. 

 

I'm in the process of getting my T1s recabled by Steve Eddy at Q-Audio and I've really missed them with movies. I bought some AKG Q701 a couple months ago, and they are good for movies in the sense that they're light and comfortable, but the treble on them drives me nuts. They also have very little low end. 

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Best I've used for movies to this point are the T1s. So I can understand why you like the 990s with movies. If you want to have a lot of fun with your 1350s, pick up a ZO2 amplifier (www.digizoid.com) and use that pairing for movies. It's a total blast. 

I'm in the process of getting my T1s recabled by Steve Eddy at Q-Audio and I've really missed them with movies. I bought some AKG Q701 a couple months ago, and they are good for movies in the sense that they're light and comfortable, but the treble on them drives me nuts. They also have very little low end. 

I haven't tried them at all yet for movies at all (1350). I'll give em a go with my E10 or E11 and see how they sound with that.
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The Poughkeepsie tapes 10/10, this and "VHS" ARE the best found footage movies out there. The CGI near the end of VHS is pretty cheesy but the movie it's self is fantastic. Tapes is a mocumentry about a cereal killer and his well documented murder spree made to look very real, originally planned to be released in theaters but lost funding...I think the publisher went under this can now only be found online. Really a griping documentary and if I didn't know better I would think this was happening. They have a lot of very......real scenes in it that look like they would really be from a police documentary.

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