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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby GiveWarAChance » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:11 am

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Gravity - Visually stunning movie that featured great performances by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, however, about 5 minutes into the movie I was already annoyed by Bullock's character. She played the character exceedingly well but I had a really hard time finding her particularly likable.

I just watched this movie myself. My thoughts were pretty much the same as yours. The visuals were truly spectacular, but I had no emotional attachment to Sandra Bullock's character at all.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Arion » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:58 pm

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Strict31 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:58 am

Finally decided to sit down and watch Gravity.

From the very beginning of the movie's release, I could not see how it could possibly last for more than five minutes after Ryan gets untethered. When she first goes spinning off into the void at a considerable velocity, I said, "THE END."

Since they made a big deal about trying to get the science right, it really should have ended there. With the pitiful jets on Clooney's MMU, he wouldn't have been able to match her velocity, nor would he have had the fuel to do so and get safely back.

And there are so many instances where they should have shattered bones and broken limbs grabbing onto shit while spinning out of control.

If the initial satellite that was destroyed was in a lower orbit, I do not understand how its various pieces could have maintained such a perilous velocity moving completely against the pull of gravity. I don't, therefore, see how it could have posed a danger to other satellites, which themselves acted as hyper-velocity shotgun pellets that destroyed the shuttle and the ISS in totally different orbits.

There are also instances of pieces of debris outracing other pieces of debris, like when her capsule is making re-entry and starts getting pelted by shit from behind it...from the same explosion.

But...whatever. The movie absolutely wouldn't have worked without these conceits, just as with any other instance of suspended disbelief in a sci-fi movie. They'd be nothing more than nitpicks if there wasn't such a clamor about the movie "getting the science right." And since most people don't know about this shit anyway, it's easily ignored. I mean, it's a movie, not a NatGeo documentary about why mishaps in space are almost always fatal. So I can dismiss the mistakes.

And with disbelief suspended, it wasn't a bad flick. I liked it up until the ending, where it simply got too heavy-handed with the whole "triumph of the human spirit" thing. But even that wasn't really a deal-breaker.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby EvilOne » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:44 am

Snowflake: The White Gorilla

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Grayson » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:40 am

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Dallas Buyer's Club - When I watched the Golden Globes, I couldn't wrap my head around the idea that Matthew McConaughey won for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama or that he was nominated for the Best Actor at the Academy Awards. Having seen the movie, I can safely say that I stand corrected. I don't feel as though he deserves the award over some of the other actors that have also been nominated but he definitely deserves to be mentioned among them.

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Nebraska - Right up there with Philomena as one of my front runners for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Spectacular and unexpected performances all the way around.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Grayson » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:45 am

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12 Years A Slave - Sorry, I just couldn't bring myself to lump this film into another post talking about other films. Don't get me wrong, the previous 2 films that I watched were both phenomenal films but 12 Years A Slave is in a completely different world. Just a powerful film with captivating performances all around. I believe that this film should sweep the Oscars, hands down.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby BeyondDead » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:58 am

Homefront, your basic Jason Statham movie only this one features James Franco getting punched in the face repeatedly.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Strict31 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:14 am

BeyondDead wrote:Homefront, your basic Jason Statham movie only this one features James Franco getting punched in the face repeatedly.


Everybody knows that DEA agents routinely kill people with karate, and retirement just makes them even more deadly.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby GiveWarAChance » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:06 am

Maniac - Frodo plays a mannequin shop owner, who just happens to be a maniac. Go figure. The movie is shot almost entirely from his point of view. Pretty good stuff.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby alaska1125 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:31 am

Just saw Philomena. Really heartbreakingly good. Just have to watch Nebraska and I'll be all in for the Academy Awards.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Sarahroo » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:01 am

Gravity, everyone already has their opinion on this. I thought it was great.
The original Willy Wonka. Always terrific.
Almost done with Nebraska. Good movie. Touching.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby alaska1125 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:04 am

Sarahroo wrote:Gravity, everyone already has their opinion on this. I thought it was great.
The original Willy Wonka. Always terrific.
Almost done with Nebraska. Good movie. Touching.

I love Gravity! I have friends that absolutely hate it, however. Which I'll obviously never understand.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby BeyondDead » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:48 am

Room 237.... Mind blowing

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Bond Hengbu » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:06 pm

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Her - I enjoyed this movie much more than I thought I would. It had a surprisingly touching, albeit odd story and it was easy to see what all of the buzz surrounding this film was about.

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