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I am not a fan of these huge robot/ super CGI very unbelievable movies most of the time but Pacific Rim is certainly an exception. I don't know what it is but it somehow seemed very believable that a giant robot was beating up on giant inbred looking dinosaurs. I never found myself thinking wow this is so fake/far-fetched/stupid like I normally do for these types of movies. The CGI was great as well. Id call this a summer movie with little to no faults.

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Before Midnight ( 2013)
I found the characters and their feelings and their experiences foreign and difficult to relate to. 

Very much a point in time examination of of a late 30's French mom and her American writer early 40's husband, on his second marriage.
They have twin girls and the father has another son from his first marriage.
Reminiscent of the old T.V. dramas "Thirty Something" or "Californication" with a European backdrop.
Don't know why but Ethan Hawke and Kevin Bacon seem alike to me.

At the outset of this story, I was finding the film to be a lot like watching someone's home movies shot on different locations, wondering aloud if I could endure the wood pecking of his wife for much longer.
I've had the experience of two divorces, children and step children and know first hand X2 how those specific tumultuous moments in real life can be.
Not until close to the halfway point did the script writing draw me into the couple's reality on a level that was familiar.

1:48:00 minutes was plenty to watch these two married people butt heads, even with the creative fiction writing.
Having lived through such mental anguish, I have little desire to see it spilling out of someone else's head.
In short, I am a poor, jaded judge of this type of movie, after having paid such a high price to extricate myself from this type of situation.

Ethan's line: "This was the natural human state, always just a little dissatisfied, perpetually discontent" , could describe some audiophiles...
I'd lay a 6.6/10 on this one, just because I'm never in the mood for a female problem anymore.
Yes, mutabor, I did not care for Celine either.
Edited by 5aces - 10/27/13 at 6:27pm
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Very much a point in time examination of of a late 30's French mom and her American writer early 40's husband, on his second marriage.
They have twin girls and the father has another son from his first marriage.
Reminiscent of the old T.V. dramas "Thirty Something" or "Californication" with a European backdrop.
Don't know why but Ethan Hawke and Kevin Bacon seem alike to me.

At the outset of this story, I was finding the film to be a lot like watching someone's home movies shot on different locations, wondering aloud if I could endure the wood pecking of his wife for much longer.
I've had the experience of two divorces, children and step children and know first hand X2 how those specific tumultuous moments in real life can be.
Not until close to the halfway point did the script writing draw me into the couple's reality on a level that was familiar.

1:48 minutes was plenty to watch these two married people butt heads, even with the creative fiction writing.
Having lived through such mental anguish, I have little desire to see it spilling out of someone else's head.
In short, I am a poor, jaded judge of this type of movie, after having paid such a high price to extricate myself from this type of situation.

Ethan's line: "This was the natural human state, always just a little dissatisfied, perpetually discontent" , could describe some audiophiles...
I'd lay a 6.6/10 on this one, just because I'm never in the mood for a female problem anymore.
Yes, mutabor, I did not care for Celine either.

 

 

I'm not sure whether to praise such an honest, well-written review of the film or kick myself square in the balls...

 

I'm 20 min into it, so I guess I'll know shortly

post #13579 of 15550

Just upgraded the old TV and BluRay to 3D any rec: 3D movies that look good for home viewing?

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Just upgraded the old TV and BluRay to 3D any rec: 3D movies that look good for home viewing?


Wreck it Ralph?

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The only movie I've seen on the big screen that I felt really benefited from 3D was the documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams, by Werner Herzog. I'm not sure if it translates well to a living room setting, or if there's even a 3D version of it available for home viewing, but if you enjoy a good, slightly offbeat documentary, then this one would get my strongest recommendation.

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Just upgraded the old TV and BluRay to 3D any rec: 3D movies that look good for home viewing?

post #13582 of 15550
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Just upgraded the old TV and BluRay to 3D any rec: 3D movies that look good for home viewing?

 

The most fun I've had with 3D at home was Final Destination 5 ( I think it was 5...the last one...only one in 3D, I think). 

 

Even if it's not your type of movie, there is a bridge scene in the beginning that is worth the price of admission all by itself. It's a great way to see what your system can do. 

post #13583 of 15550

"Pacific Rim" - Holy Sh*t / 10

 

post #13584 of 15550
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"Pacific Rim" - Holy Sh*t / 10

 

I guess you liked it biggrin.gif I'm hoping to see it this weekend.

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Wreck it Ralph?

Some of the best 3D I've seen are animated so definitely will check it out.

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The only movie I've seen on the big screen that I felt really benefited from 3D was the documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams, by Werner Herzog. I'm not sure if it translates well to a living room setting, or if there's even a 3D version of it available for home viewing, but if you enjoy a good, slightly offbeat documentary, then this one would get my strongest recommendation.

Love Herzog, that's the kind of input I find so helpful on this site.  So far on 3D I have ordered "Life of Pi," which I haven't seen. I was going to get "Hugo" which I also haven't seen but the only 3D copy on Amazon was $40 angry_face.gif

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The most fun I've had with 3D at home was Final Destination 5 ( I think it was 5...the last one...only one in 3D, I think). 

 

Even if it's not your type of movie, there is a bridge scene in the beginning that is worth the price of admission all by itself. It's a great way to see what your system can do. 

If I can get it at a decent price I'm going for it.

post #13585 of 15550

This was good, probably a 7/10

 

Shaolin (also known as The New Shaolin Temple) is a 2011 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts film. IMDB rating- 6.8

Summary: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters after killing a rival warlord on their temple grounds. But the glory comes before a fall. His own family is wiped out in an unexpected turn of events and Hao is forced to take refuge with the monks. As the civil unrest spreads and the people suffer, Hao and the Shaolin masters are forced to take a fiery stand against the evil warlords. They launch a daring plan of rescue and escape.

 

 

 

post #13586 of 15550
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"Pacific Rim" - Holy Sh*t / 10

 


Worth seeing in 3D? No IMAX in Vietnam, btw.

post #13587 of 15550

This Must be the Place - 10/10

 

I liked this one so much that I watched it twice in one day! It actually improved after the 2nd viewing.

It's not a film for everyone though. You'll love it or hate it. I found it both sad and funny. Possibly the most entertaining movie i've seen this year.

 

Reminds me of a mix of several different movies. A little of Rain Man, a few Jim Jarmusch movies and even Schultze Gets the Blues.

 

 

post #13588 of 15550
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"Pacific Rim"
Worth seeing in 3D? No IMAX in Vietnam, btw.

I thought so, though 3D does not trump the 2D version with this application in my experience.
You won't enjoy it any less than 2D, barring any specific challenges you may have watching big screen 3D digital.

If you are looking for higher color saturation, detail and better scaling then go enjoy the 2D release, if it is available to you.
Either way, it is a very good science fiction film.
Edited by 5aces - 7/27/13 at 11:43am
post #13589 of 15550
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Worth seeing in 3D? No IMAX in Vietnam, btw.

 

I would probably prioritize the audio system over the 3D, although I enjoyed the 3D, as well. The low end on this movie really brings it to life, IMO. How is Pacific Rim doing in Vietnam? Seems like it's doing much better in other countries around the world as opposed to the US market. I don't think it's been higher than 4th since it opened. People would rather see crap like Grown Ups 2, I guess
post #13590 of 15550

The Conjuring ( 2013)

 

 

 

Director: James Wan ( Saw, 2004)

 

The previous horror movie I watched - Evil Dead ( 2013) -  almost killed any desire to watch any other scary movie. The Conjuring doesn't disappoint. It is a smart well-crafted horror where the director is trying to present a "believable" story exploiting in my opinion pseudo-Christian themes like exorcism. The fact that it's not a sequel or prequel or whatever is refreshing.

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