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LoganRSA

penile prisoner

Postby LoganRSA » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:52 pm

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Strict31

Rain Partier

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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EvilOne

Rorshach Test Subject

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

Snowflake: The White Gorilla

Pretty cool children's movie.
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

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

Wednesday Night:

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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.

Thursday Afternoon:

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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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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

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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BeyondDead

Whippersnapper

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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Strict31

Rain Partier

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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GiveWarAChance

Fagorstorm

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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alaska1125

dINGO

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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Sarahroo

Swedish Pinata of Death

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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alaska1125

dINGO

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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BeyondDead

Whippersnapper

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

Room 237.... Mind blowing

Bond Hengbu

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.

John Stossel fan?
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:52 pm

alaska1125 wrote:I love Gravity! I have friends that absolutely hate it, however. Which I'll obviously never understand.


I thought Gravity was a very visually stunning film and that both Sandra Bullock and George Clooney did well in their roles but I can't really wrap my head around all of the awards buzz that it has received. Honestly, if I were to rate all 9 of the Oscar Nominees for Best Picture, I would put Gravity at the bottom in the number 9 spot. It was a really good movie but there were far better pictures released this year. Then again, that's just my personal opinion.

Bond Hengbu wrote:John Stossel fan?


Not really sure what that has to do with anything... :smt017
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alaska1125

dINGO

Postby alaska1125 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:24 pm

Grayson wrote:
I thought Gravity was a very visually stunning film and that both Sandra Bullock and George Clooney did well in their roles but I can't really wrap my head around all of the awards buzz that it has received. Honestly, if I were to rate all 9 of the Oscar Nominees for Best Picture, I would put Gravity at the bottom in the number 9 spot. It was a really good movie but there were far better pictures released this year. Then again, that's just my personal opinion.

Oh, I agree...especially in a year that had such a wealth of good films. My reasons for it being a personal favorite? It managed to engage me from beginning to end, told all the story I needed, was visually fantastic (expect it to clean up in those categories), and got it done in about 90 minutes. That's pretty solid storytelling to me. Yeah, out of the nine nominated (I've seen all of them), it's probably toward the bottom. But it doesn't mean it wasn't great.

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