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post #15196 of 16116
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Oh, it's way way way beyond good, my friend. It's a rare show that keeps getting better and better as you go. I find that some shows come off as if they're just reaching for filler material just to keep the thing going, but this show is not like that. It's the most satisfying show I've ever seen in the sense that they respect the viewer. I'm actually jealous of anyone who hasn't seen it, cause I know the ride they have ahead of them. Enjoy!

I agree it was a great show... that and Brian Cranston is my one and only man crush <3 

post #15197 of 16116

Nebraska - 5/10

 

Was pretty sure that I'd love this one but really didn't. Felt it was just a painful bore and I kept wanting it to hurry up already. Not a lot of interesting things happened. Just a few. Strangely the best parts were just listening to very old people talking. Back when I was growing up they talked just like the way they did in this movie (sometimes). The two really big guys who lived with the old man and his wife were also somewhat funny. Mainly because there's a lot of people just like that where I grew up.

 

The movie did remind me a lot of things in the past and growing up in a very small city.

 

Couldn't stand the main character's son and his wife. She constantly insults him and seems to not even care that he exists.

 

Acting kind of ruined it. The old woman, Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach were the only decent actors in it. Everyone else was average to awful. One of Bruce Dern's old girlfriends acted as if she was reading from a script..basically how most everyone was.

 

There's is some comedy here but it's not LOL type material. I would say mostly just amusing and not really funny. For example the "barn scene".

 

It's really true that when you acquire a lot of money, everyone acts like they're your best friend. The worst thing is when a family fights over an inheritance. It's really sickening that people do this. I'd have a disclaimer in my will that if anyone fights over what they get, they get nothing!!

 

The movie does make you think a bit but I can't say I enjoyed the movie at all. I kept hoping it would end soon.

 

Can't believe this got nominated for best picture!

 

Instead of watching this movie just spend time with relatives you haven't talked to in awhile. That's what it felt like, but the movie version is 10x more boring. Better yet just visit the old city where you grew up. I do that every few months and it always feels much smaller. I'm now used to my "big" city of 85,000 people.

post #15198 of 16116

Uggh Breaking Bad was soooo amazing. Probably my favorite show of all time. I have always loved Brian Cranston in a comedy role, but he really showed he is one hell of an actor through Heisenberg.

 

Still I can not decide if I liked the ending or not. It was a proper ending, but for some reason it felt safe for a very non safe show. Either way I miss it, but I am not sure how much longer it could of lasted without stupid plot twists. One of the things that made the show stand out above everything else was its planned progression. The story always had momentum towards something and never stopped progressing until it had reached its climax. I think its going to be a long time before we see a show that can hold its plot like this show did.

post #15199 of 16116
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Uggh Breaking Bad was soooo amazing. Probably my favorite show of all time. I have always loved Brian Cranston in a comedy role, but he really showed he is one hell of an actor through Heisenberg.

 

Still I can not decide if I liked the ending or not. It was a proper ending, but for some reason it felt safe for a very non safe show. Either way I miss it, but I am not sure how much longer it could of lasted without stupid plot twists. One of the things that made the show stand out above everything else was its planned progression. The story always had momentum towards something and never stopped progressing until it had reached its climax. I think its going to be a long time before we see a show that can hold its plot like this show did.

agree'd 

 

I enjoyed the ending, it was a very good show. Looking forward to what Brian will do next!

 

Also watched the first 3 chapters of Mysterious Skin... whoa, and also... I like the contrast between the two guys. 

 

That said I'll finish it up tommorow, 

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The Exorcist (1973) - 7

First time I see this horror classic.
Didn't impress, technically competent, good acting overall but the directing could be more interesting, could be more polished.
The horror potential I can see in this movie, the prospect of a mother witnessing the perverse transformation of her daughter with the high risk of loosing her, is all there is to it as far as I seriously care. Seems to me The Exorcist has more ability to break my heart than to be spooky just for the sake of it, more of an emotional drama for greater horror effect, a quality I do appreciate, but far from good enough to warrant it's current reputation.
This movie exemplifies very well the reason why I despise the horror genre, it's a challenge to make a frightening movie that is also a good cinematic experience, must stuff in this genre falls short of being a good cinematic experience for me, no matter how disturbing they are, I just can't be take them seriously because they're crap.
And the rare titles that happen to be good works of cinema are not frightening nor disturbing at all, it's hard to come up with something with just the right balance nowadays.
I can't understand how this film acquired the scariest label, much less how it is deemed one of the best ever made.
Maybe the spectrum of the demon or evil spirit does impress and frighten those who have religious beliefs or who actually believe that stuff, go figure...
Cinematically and horrifically it doesn't stand to the praise it has received in my opinion.
I find it a vulgar and somewhat dated work, not a particularly frightening nor interesting experience, overrated.
Technical competence and emotional power are the pluses in my book, as for the rest... meh...


Edited by kkl10 - 2/28/14 at 8:33am
post #15202 of 16116
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

agree'd 

 

I enjoyed the ending, it was a very good show. Looking forward to what Brian will do next!

 

Also watched the first 3 chapters of Mysterious Skin... whoa, and also... I like the contrast between the two guys. 

 

That said I'll finish it up tommorow, 

Shees, Mysterious Skin was... pretty raw. Good movie can't say I have any experince with that, or know any one who did... well I don't know that just yet. My youngest neece and her brother... they might have a run in with something like this... but I've been watching em grow up for the last 5-6 years and they seem alright

 

I won't go into any more detail

 

either way good movie, a nice way to shed a little light on a more serious subject matter. And I do like serious movies 

post #15203 of 16116
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Originally Posted by kkl10 View Post
 

The Exorcist (1973) - 7


First time I see this horror classic.
Didn't impress, technically competent, good acting overall but the directing could be more interesting, could be more polished.
The horror potential I can see in this movie, the prospect of a mother witnessing the perverse transformation of her daughter with the high risk of loosing her, is all there is to it as far as I seriously care. Seems to me The Exorcist has more ability to break my heart than to be spooky just for the sake of it, more of an emotional drama for greater horror effect, a quality I actualy appreciate, but far from good enough to warrant it's current reputation.
I can't understand how this film acquired the scariest label, much less how it is deemed one of the best ever made.
Maybe the spectrum of the demon or evil spirit does impress and frighten those who have religious beliefs or who actually believe that stuff, go figure...
Cinematically and horrificaly it doesn't stand to the praise it has received in my opinion.
I find it a vulgar and somewhat dated work, not a particularly frightening nor interesting experience, overrated.
Technical competence and emotional power are the pluses in my book, as for the rest... meh...

Would you sleep in the attack after watching this by yourself?

post #15204 of 16116

Not sure what you mean...

If you're asking me if I would sleep, after watching such thing happen in reality, of course not.

But that's not how it works for me, a movie must make me feel like I'm living it not watching it, it's a work of cinematic fiction not a documentary.

It's not enough to just display it on the screen and hope that it haunts people.

There's few things older in the human psyche than the concepts of spirits, demons, etc, which I honestly can't take very seriously.

post #15205 of 16116
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Originally Posted by kkl10 View Post
 

Not sure what you mean...

If you're asking me if I would sleep, after watching such thing happen in reality, of course not.

But that's not how it works for me, a movie must make me feel like I'm living it not watching it, it's a work of cinematic fiction not a documentary.

It's not enough to just display it on the screen and hope that it haunts people.

There's few things older in the human psyche than the concepts of spirits, demons, etc, which I honestly can't take very seriously.


The movie is based on the Exorcism of Roland Doe in 1949 who was possessed by the devil!

post #15206 of 16116

Her ( 2013) 9/10

 

 

 

Her is a rare futuristic movie which feels like the real palpable future. Asians everywhere is the first proof! I really liked shirts and pants which we will wear in the future. I wish my favorite Nike shoes would have been as popular as nowadays. :o All in all our future looks bright and trendy and hip ( hello gloomy dystopias and apocalypses).

 

My main thought about Her is that the protagonist finds his perfect companion/lover in the OS where he feels that she will be his lover forever. Nope, it doesn't happen...just like with a real woman. There were hints that if he treated his former wife adequately, accepted her for what she was and not as he wanted in his imagination then there would be a chance but there was an example with his friend were relationship broke because of silly matter. It seems that unity of a man with a woman is only a temporary illusion. Interesting how even the OS when developed its consciousness imitated the basic flaw of a human - became egocentric.

 

I hate to notice influences of Spike Jonze's previous collaborations with Charlie Kaufman. I find Kaufman pretentious and preposterous. I want to believe that Jonze in Her developed his own voice because I enjoyed his film.

 

I liked Amy Adams in Her which I can't say about her performance in Man of Steel for example.


Edited by mutabor - 3/1/14 at 1:56am
post #15207 of 16116

Ender's Game - 9/10

 

Surprised about this one. I was stupid and thought this would just be some dumbed down kid's Sci-Fi movie. I was definitely wrong. Most kids under maybe 16 might get bored by this.

It really did make me think more than it should have. Whenever I was watching this my mind would wander onto other things such as books i've read, video games, dreams and WWII movies I've seen.

It's funny to say that more thought probably went into this movie than something like "Gravity", "Saving Private Ryan" or  "Aliens". When I watch SPR there's about maybe only a couple things that activate my brain.

It's more like a Michael Bay action flick.

 

At first this movie reminded me of what it might be like having to join up for the military as a young person when living in Japan before WWII, but that went away quick. One particular scene made me think of Kamikaze pilots, so maybe that's why.

OK, not just that but one scene from the masterpiece "Independence Day" towards the end where Randy Quaid shouts "In the Words of My Generation....UP YOURS!!! and blows up the mother ship.

 

I think one problem I had is that I was getting way too engrossed in this movie and taking it WAAAY too seriously and forgot I was supposed to be having fun. Oops.

 

Now, not to sound like it's unoriginal, but it reminds me of maybe half a dozen different movies. Just various parts. Things from "Gattaca", "Holes", "Independence Day", "Another Earth" and a lot of other movies from the 80's.

Even a few parts from the Japanese film "Admiral Yamamoto". That's a good movie BTW. The Amazon reviews of it are just stupid.

 

This movie was directed by Gavin Hood who directed Tsotsi and "Rendition". Liked both of those a lot so I should have not let my brain come up with ideas on what this film MIGHT be like. People do this all the time and miss out on good movies.

 

We need more good PG or PG-13 non-violent movies like this that are not dumbed down/stupid or aimed at just children. Movies without swearing or offensive nudity (just kidding). There's just not enough like this that isn't animated. When was the last really good serious PG movie you've seen that wasn't made for children? For me it was maybe Black Stallion or October Sky. Even Apollo 13.

 

I think if I would direct a movie I'd make one that's PG. Seems like it'd be more of a challenge..sounds stupid I know..

post #15208 of 16116

The Journey 

 

Love this movie! The only movie that touches my heart out of many I have watched since I was born xD Love the music tracks too Pretty funny movie as well

 

9.5/10? 

post #15209 of 16116
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Ender's Game - 9/10

 

Surprised about this one. I was stupid and thought this would just be some dumbed down kid's Sci-Fi movie. I was definitely wrong. Most kids under maybe 16 might get bored by this.

It really did make me think more than it should have. Whenever I was watching this my mind would wander onto other things such as books i've read, video games, dreams and WWII movies I've seen.

It's funny to say that more thought probably went into this movie than something like "Gravity", "Saving Private Ryan" or  "Aliens". When I watch SPR there's about maybe only a couple things that activate my brain.

It's more like a Michael Bay action flick.

 

At first this movie reminded me of what it might be like having to join up for the military as a young person when living in Japan before WWII, but that went away quick. One particular scene made me think of Kamikaze pilots, so maybe that's why.

OK, not just that but one scene from the masterpiece "Independence Day" towards the end where Randy Quaid shouts "In the Words of My Generation....UP YOURS!!! and blows up the mother ship.

 

I think one problem I had is that I was getting way too engrossed in this movie and taking it WAAAY too seriously and forgot I was supposed to be having fun. Oops.

 

Now, not to sound like it's unoriginal, but it reminds me of maybe half a dozen different movies. Just various parts. Things from "Gattaca", "Holes", "Independence Day", "Another Earth" and a lot of other movies from the 80's.

Even a few parts from the Japanese film "Admiral Yamamoto". That's a good movie BTW. The Amazon reviews of it are just stupid.

 

This movie was directed by Gavin Hood who directed Tsotsi and "Rendition". Liked both of those a lot so I should have not let my brain come up with ideas on what this film MIGHT be like. People do this all the time and miss out on good movies.

 

We need more good PG or PG-13 non-violent movies like this that are not dumbed down/stupid or aimed at just children. Movies without swearing or offensive nudity (just kidding). There's just not enough like this that isn't animated. When was the last really good serious PG movie you've seen that wasn't made for children? For me it was maybe Black Stallion or October Sky. Even Apollo 13.

 

I think if I would direct a movie I'd make one that's PG. Seems like it'd be more of a challenge..sounds stupid I know..

 

 

I really was disappointed by this one, but enjoyed reading your take on it

post #15210 of 16116

I have some interesting thoughts about the movie which has been running today:

 

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Edited by mutabor - 3/1/14 at 8:13am
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