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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby totoro » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:44 pm

More Rocky:

Rocky V - (6/10) I know a lot of people hate this one, but it is still quite entertaining and the fight at the end still feels a lot more real that what's coming up in the next one...

...Rocky Balboa - (6/10) This film would have been way better had they shot it the "old fashioned way".
The fight scenes with all the splashy CGI feel just plain fake. You don't care about the characters, it feels like watching someone play a bad videogame. Which is ironic, considering an element of the plot is actually a computer-simulated battle between Rocky and the current heavyweight champ.
The rest of the film is actually done quite well, but the overly digital/clinical look of the fight scenes really drags it down.
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Postby Bill » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:58 pm

Very intrigued by Beasts of No Nation. Will most likely have to wait for a possible Blu-ray release due to the four largest US theater chains refusing to screen it (apparently in what seems as nothing more than a pathetic kamikaze stance on the encroachment of VOD).
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby Bill » Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:02 pm

I finally watched The Exorcist; caught a late night showing on BBC America. Amazing how it still holds up after all these years. Personally, I don't see what the need was to make ANY sequels/prequels to that other than a simple cash grab.
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby Geoff-uk1234 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:31 pm

Bill wrote:I finally watched The Exorcist; caught a late night showing on BBC America. Amazing how it still holds up after all these years. Personally, I don't see what the need was to make ANY sequels/prequels to that other than a simple cash grab.

I gave The Exorcist a look pretty recently, watched it back-to-back with The Omen. Probably doesn't have the same effect as it back in 1973, but it's still a horror masterpiece.

Who else is watching loads of horror flicks for Halloween? I myself have been doing a marathon, watching all kinds of horror classics mainly dating back to the 70s and 80s.

Yes, I'm still around. Just not posted in a while, only so much time I can stay away from this community. :lol:
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby Bill » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:21 pm

Geoff-uk1234 - If you're looking for a good lower-budget horror picture, try Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt. I myself personally enjoyed it immensely. Also finally managing to etch out time to see Crimson Peak.
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby Geoff-uk1234 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:08 pm

Bill wrote:Geoff-uk1234 - If you're looking for a good lower-budget horror picture, try Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt. I myself personally enjoyed it immensely. Also finally managing to etch out time to see Crimson Peak.

Eh, I may have to check that one out. For now I don't have many post 1990 films on my radar, minus Scream. Older flicks (before my time) tend to be more appealing to me.
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Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:36 pm

I saw Crimson Peak last week with a Horror Book Fan Club I'm in. It wasn't his best film, but I enjoyed it! Slasher films do scare me, I hate the idea of being stabbed.
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby totoro » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:22 pm

Just saw "Spectre", the new 007 movie. Definitely not as bad as many reviews make it out to be, though I have to say, it will be really hard to come up with a satisfying beginning to a sequel that does not diminish the ending of this one.
Good luck to whoever's in charge of the screenplay...and please don't take the easy and predictable route!

Sequel problems aside, the movie's weak point is really the theme song. Both lyrics and especially the vocals just don't cut it. Sam Smith is no Adele, and I wish he wasn't trying to compete with Bianca Castafiore from Tintin in high-pitchedness. ;)
Whoever decided to put only the instrumental version on the soundtrack CD is a genius. :mrgreen:

Oh, and Q gets a lot more well-deserved screentime in this one. Both he and the new M really shine.
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby Bill » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:19 pm

Managed to see Spectre (2015) last Tuesday. Very much a solid Bond picture; Christoph Waltz was brilliant, as he always is, but the revelation that the character was in fact Ernst Stavro Blofeld was expected; another Cumberbatch Star Trek situation.
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby evspixarfan2012 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:02 pm

I'm very excited for the upcoming new Star Wars 7 at the moment...and recently about a month ago we just passed a special day for Back to the Future fans everywhere. Speaking of which, I now have the 30th anniversary edition trilogy in my collection of movies. (*Only I couldn't post that in the DVD Collection thread because mine's a combo pack of Blu-Ray and Digital and apparently it did not come with any DVDs.)
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby Bill » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:39 pm

evspixarfan2012 - You can post your Blu-ray collection in that thread. Nobody cares. That's where I post my Blu-ray collection.

Just added The Apu Trilogy to my collection. Really looking forward to viewing it.
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby PixarDude » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:55 am

evs I got one for Christmas too! I got the steelbook from Target, as well as a prop hoverboard and Marty Jr's hat. I also went to see a marathon of all three on Oct. 21st and bought the USA Today on Oct. 22 that had Marty McFly Jr. on it. My cousin got me a signed poster for Christmas with all the cast's signatures but Michael's I don't think is legit : (
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby evspixarfan2012 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:10 pm

For Christmas I got a copy of the movie Escape from Planet Earth. Then I watched it during a trip South and it was great! :mrgreen: :geek:
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby Bill » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:35 pm

Recently saw The Hateful Eight on 70mm. Took my breath away; especially the opening shot. Managed to also see The Danish Girl and Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Daisy Ridley was PHENOMENAL. What a real find; she is going to do some incredible stuff.
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Re: Movies - both new and old

Postby Bill » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:18 pm

Just viewed the red-band trailer for Shane Black's The Nice Guys:

http://www.traileraddict.com/the-nice-g ... nd-trailer

Had no knowledge of this until yesterday; will definitely check this out.
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