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Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks, a true story about Somali Pirates, was very entertaining.  I am certain a lot of Hollywood fantasy got mixed in with the facts, but nevertheless a very enjoyable movie.

 

Has anyone here ever seen an ancient movie called "Quest for Fire".  This is my movie showcase for movie nights.  You could play this movie to goat herders that were not discovered by modern civilisation or the Queen of England and both would have understood it and be thoroughly entertained.

 

I saw Ted, with Mark Wahlberg, but felt that this style of comedy worked better with animated characters as in Family Guy....this movie and Family Guy was the same sorta thing...but I felt Family Guy is still the current TV comedy champions.  Peter Griffin, not Homer Simpson, is the true successor to Al Bundy of Married with Children.  Ted was kinda dissapointing as I expected more from this crew, but was OK.

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Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks, a true story about Somali Pirates, was very entertaining.  I am certain a lot of Hollywood fantasy got mixed in with the facts, but nevertheless a very enjoyable movie.

 

Has anyone here ever seen an ancient movie called "Quest for Fire".  This is my movie showcase for movie nights.  You could play this movie to goat herders that were not discovered by modern civilisation or the Queen of England and both would have understood it and be thoroughly entertained.

 

I saw Ted, with Mark Wahlberg, but felt that this style of comedy worked better with animated characters as in Family Guy....this movie and Family Guy was the same sorta thing...but I felt Family Guy is still the current TV comedy champions.  Peter Griffin, not Homer Simpson, is the true successor to Al Bundy of Married with Children.  Ted was kinda dissapointing as I expected more from this crew, but was OK.


If you liked Philips have a look at the Danish Film "A Highjacking"

 

Not sure I like being referred to as ancient as I was around when Quest for Fire was in theaters:D

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If you liked Philips have a look at the Danish Film "A Highjacking"

 

Not sure I like being referred to as ancient as I was around when Quest for Fire was in theaters:D

 

I found that movie on VHS about 10 years ago in the corner of the video rentals which I had borrowed almost every movie and was desperately seeking interesting movies I had yet to see.  I'll check out A Highjacking, sounds promising.

post #15934 of 15937

Another Dawn of the Planet of the Apes They Return Again - 9/10

 

I was a little late seeing this in the theater but i'm glad I did see it. Perfect movie to see after a looooong day at work.

Took awhile to get going and I didn't like the first 15-20 minutes much. It doesn't help that I'm not a fan of the main actor in the movie, but he did OK here.

It kept getting better and better the more I watched it (same as with Snowpiercer).

 

Surprised this doesn't have tons of action and that's a huge plus. Luckily the action scenes really didn't get too ridiculous, but some of the shots do make you laugh a bit. Not that it's a bad thing.

I think one reason I liked this so much is due to the characters. I even ended up caring about all those CGI apes! Some of their "acting" was better than that of the real life actors.

 

The CGI was definitely convincing to me. Or wait, that WAS CGI right?? :biggrin: Not 1000 trained monkeys?

 

I seriously hope they don't make a sequel with the same ape and actor. You know they will...

 

I actually was thinking that some with a very short attention span might not like this movie or find it boring. I don't know if i'd see it twice in the theater, but might rent it. This one definitely didn't feel like an action film. "Edge of Darkness" was definitely more entertaining/fun to watch (not that this wasn't!).

 

BTW I saw "Snowpiercer" again (this time on the big screen) and it was as good the second time as the first, but didn't improve much. I really have a hard time enjoying a movie that violent. It's past my comfort level but it deserves a high rating from me. It's level of violence was a little worse than something like "Cliffhanger" (which I love).

 

Oh and I'd much rather watch something like Planet of the Apes than the 100 comic book movies they have out. To me, that's Hollywood garbage and not this. Marvel Studios is the worst thing to happen to Hollywood.

Sorry!


Edited by tdockweiler - Yesterday at 11:56 pm
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier -- 8.5/10

 

I really liked the message about mass security and whatnot, and the action was also reasonably badass (really loved that Falcon suit), but the cheese level broke barriers when Bucky remembers Cap. It was way too cheesy right there. Now, I'm waiting on the next Captain America movie...

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Die Hard (1988): 8/10

 

The older it gets the more apparent its scripting flaws become, but as an expression of top notch special effects and stunt work it's tough to beat. And Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber is still one of the better action movie villains of all time. It's no masterpiece, but it's definitely a classic. 

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And chance you'd like to talk a bit more about the scripting flaws?

It's one of the few scripts I've read so I'm all for hearing a take or analysis on pros and cons. Or just cons smile.gif
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