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Grayson

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Postby Grayson » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:29 am

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier - :shock: Without a doubt, my favorite Marvel solo movie to date.
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Strict31

Rain Partier

Postby Strict31 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:29 am

Captain America: Winter Soldier

47 Ronin. It was poorly paced. I understand why Keanu's character was added to the story at least: he was there with his mystical whitey powers to counter the sorcery of the chick from Pacific Rim. He was raised by demons, and they trained him to chop stuff and cast magic or whatever. So, he's like this magic half-breed. Of course, he's half-Chinese IRL, but I guess they just needed a white guy who was half-something-something-Asian.

There aren't any real personalities to be found among the 47 Ronin, with one notable exception of Amusing Fat Guy. It's funny because he's fat, folks.

The supernatural elements were more important to the film makers than the historical elements, which is unfortunate, because I fell asleep during the big supernatural battle at the end. Well, I was struggling not to fall asleep, I should say. It was just that boring, is all.
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Sarahroo

Swedish Pinata of Death

Postby Sarahroo » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:57 am

Anchorman 2 feels forced, tired and too long
I rewatched The Hobbit in preparation for SMAUG
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Glacier16

cheese

Postby Glacier16 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:04 pm

Captain America: The Winter Soldier- it really does live up to the hype. This was a great movie!

Up next week-The Raid 2
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:00 pm

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On Blu-Ray


Saw it today on DirecTV Cinema
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alaska1125

dINGO

Postby alaska1125 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:41 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:
Saw it today on DirecTV Cinema

What did you think? I liked it.
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:36 pm

Yeah, totally liked it. Best phrase to describe it is "fucking majestic" 8)
I liked that the entire thing didn't revolve around Loki again but when he did have scenes they were worth it.

And right now I'm watching "Man Of Steel" again. Originally saw it in the theatre. It's on HBO tonight.
Let the teasing commence :lol:
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EvilOne

Rorshach Test Subject

Postby EvilOne » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:06 pm

Just finished No Holds Barred. Better than I was expecting and I got a few laughs out of it. I'm glad I picked it up.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:42 pm

The Ring

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GiveWarAChance

Fagorstorm

Postby GiveWarAChance » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:03 pm

Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Phenomenal! One of the best superhero movies ever made.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:40 pm

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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:29 pm

300: Rise of an Empire

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I was in the mood to watch a visually spectacular film and it was definitely that. I'm not so sure of the story, but I wanted visually spectacular, so in the end I did get what I went to the theatre to see.
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Strict31

Rain Partier

Postby Strict31 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:51 pm

Stephen Day wrote:300: Rise of an Empire

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I was in the mood to watch a visually spectacular film and it was definitely that. I'm not so sure of the story, but I wanted visually spectacular, so in the end I did get what I went to the theatre to see.


I was kind of surprised to hear that Artemesia was the villain of the piece. She seemed like the only person in the Persian forces who seemed at all rational, according to history. Everybody else was all, "Oh, we've got the advantage of numbers? Fuck that noise. Let's go ahead and cram all of our forces into this tiny area where our numbers will actually work against us!"

Artemesia was like, "Um...guys, that's actually not the best--"

And Xerxes was all, "Let's do this. LEEEROYYYYYYY JENNNNKIIIINNNNS!"
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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:41 pm

Strict31 wrote:
I was kind of surprised to hear that Artemesia was the villain of the piece. She seemed like the only person in the Persian forces who seemed at all rational, according to history. Everybody else was all, "Oh, we've got the advantage of numbers? Fuck that noise. Let's go ahead and cram all of our forces into this tiny area where our numbers will actually work against us!"

Artemesia was like, "Um...guys, that's actually not the best--"

And Xerxes was all, "Let's do this. LEEEROYYYYYYY JENNNNKIIIINNNNS!"


Yeah, if you're looking for historical accuracy, you shouldn't see either of the two 300 movies. From what I've read, Greek hoplite battles didn't resemble the CGI leaping and charging that this film showed.
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Strict31

Rain Partier

Postby Strict31 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:35 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
Yeah, if you're looking for historical accuracy, you shouldn't see either of the two 300 movies. From what I've read, Greek hoplite battles didn't resemble the CGI leaping and charging that this film showed.


I'm not really talking about the stylistic concerns; I mean, they also didn't speak English with a British accent, and Artemesia was in no way a white woman.

I'm really talking about the decision to transform one of the rare heroic warrior women of history into a villain. She was strong enough to command marines. Smart enough to be victorious. And she was a queen in her own land. It's like the writers couldn't figure out a way to portray a genuinely powerful woman without making her a bad guy.

Yes, they took a ton of liberties with the history to tell an action tale. This particular liberty, however, was just another stereotype about strong females being the "enemy."

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