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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Punchy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:00 am

Victorian Squid wrote:I'm glad you appreciate them. For me, that time is like the golden age of American cinema. Not just Apes, but the way films were shot and scored, the way every character didn't have to be acted out by megastars crassly designed like wallpaper.


You also wouldn't get mainstream blockbusters that were as weird as the Apes series, or ones that ended on such downers.

I also appreciated that Escape From went out of it's way to actually explain time-travel, most films that use that conceit just do random shit, which is fine, but that explanation with the paintings was brilliant.

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Postby Comicon Stormtrooper » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:12 am

Yeah, nowadays there is very little of an attempt at hard science in sci fi, unlike that of films likes Apes and 2001, etc. Everything these days is like the magic glowing cave on LOST. Maybe you can think of more exceptions than me. I couldn't even focus on movies like Inception personally.

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Postby Punchy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:20 am

Victorian Squid wrote:Yeah, nowadays there is very little of an attempt at hard science in sci fi, unlike that of films likes Apes and 2001, etc. Everything these days is like the magic glowing cave on LOST. Maybe you can think of more exceptions than me. I couldn't even focus on movies like Inception personally.


I thought Looper was pretty good in this aspect.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Comicon Stormtrooper » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:31 am

I can't remember if I ever watched that after getting the Redbox copy all smeared with jasm. :lol:

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Punchy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:42 am

Victorian Squid wrote:I can't remember if I ever watched that after getting the Redbox copy all smeared with jasm. :lol:


It's great, one of my favourite movies of 2012.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby LobsterJ » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:49 am

Just watched 'Stoker' definitely recommended. Very atmospheric, kind of a slow-boil type situation.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Logan.1179 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:08 am

Watched the movie version of Webber's Phantom of the Opera.

Not good. Glad I was doing something else while it was on so it wasn't a total waste of time.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby StarCruncher » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:15 am

Log-Man wrote:Watched the movie version of Webber's Phantom of the Opera.

Not good. Glad I was doing something else while it was on so it wasn't a total waste of time.
I saw that years ago and pretty much hated it. Phantom is one of those theatrical productions that probably can't be translated to film because so many interesting things are done with the staging and motion (I still love the way they handle the descent from the Opera House to the Phantom's Lair 8) ).

I still haven't seen the film version of Les Mis, but it sounds like it may be another Chicago (i.e. a good translation). It still kills me that RENT was so badly butchered.
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Postby Comicon Stormtrooper » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:31 pm

Got some more Tom Baker Doctor Who DVDs in the mail and bought Same Guys, Different Dresses, a documentary by cast member Dave Foley about the Kids In The Hall Reunion tour about 10 years ago.

I love documentaries and Kids In The Hall, so I can't wait to watch it, putting it in now.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Logan.1179 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:09 pm

outsider wrote:I saw that years ago and pretty much hated it. Phantom is one of those theatrical productions that probably can't be translated to film because so many interesting things are done with the staging and motion (I still love the way they handle the descent from the Opera House to the Phantom's Lair 8) ).

I still haven't seen the film version of Les Mis, but it sounds like it may be another Chicago (i.e. a good translation). It still kills me that RENT was so badly butchered.


I still haven't seen Les Mis yet, but I need to. RENT was just ok to me. Could have been much better, but could have been a whole lot worse, too.

I look forward to a movie version of Jersey Boys, if it ever happens.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Comicon Stormtrooper » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:14 pm

Scott Thompson is earnestly trying to talk Dave Foley about of LASIK eye surgery, and I feel too profoundly moved by this for some reason. :|

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby StarCruncher » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:39 pm

Log-Man wrote:
I still haven't seen Les Mis yet, but I need to.
Same here. I know it's a sad, tragic story and I just can't bring myself to intentionally get low, lol.

Log-Man wrote:RENT was just ok to me. Could have been much better, but could have been a whole lot worse, too.
Starting the movie with "Seasons of Love" was a horrible decision that left the rest of the movie in a downhill position. They also made such stupid revisions that changed up the story and the lyrics. Rosario Dawson was great as Mimi, but it sounds so stupid when she sings about 'New Year's Day' in "Out Tonight". I figured RENT would be the most film-able Broadway musical, but maybe not.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Punchy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:56 pm

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Stephen Day » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:47 pm

I love the original Planet of the Apes series. It's just so well put together overall.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby GiveWarAChance » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:24 pm

LobsterJ wrote:Just watched 'Stoker' definitely recommended. Very atmospheric, kind of a slow-boil type situation.

That really was a great movie.

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