What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

July 14th, 2017 at 7:18:23 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Ayecarumba
I recently saw it, and thought the first 12 minutes were great, but the next 100 were really uneven. I can't recommend it for the price you have to pay in a theater. Wait for Netflix.
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I do that with all movies now, except I did
see WW. I should have went with my gut
and waited, it was just a CG snoozefest.

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says a movie is great, it will be mediocre
at best. Terapined thinks all acting is
great, even the acting in TV commercials.
He can't tell good from bad.
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July 14th, 2017 at 7:22:09 PM permalink
rxwine
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I wonder if anyone has compiled all the movies depicting future day events when they finally reach present day.

For instance, the original "Rollerball"(1975) is on right now. Starring James Caan.

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The year is 2018 in a futuristic society where corporations have replaced countries. A violent futuristic game known as Rollerball is the recreational sport of the world, with teams representing various areas. One player, Jonathan E., fights for his personal freedom and threatens the corporate control.

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July 14th, 2017 at 8:53:03 PM permalink
zippyboy
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Sorry to say, but I saw the first 10 minutes of Baby Driver on youtube and thought it sucked. The dumb driver wears headphones so he can't possibly pay attention to his thieves who need him. Can't drive, "drifts" though the scenes coz that's "cooler" for the movies. I couldn't watch. Normally, that kind of film appeals to me, but I thought it was stupid. Maybe it gets better after the opening scene? Hope so. It was insultingly inane.
July 14th, 2017 at 11:53:05 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: rxwine
For instance, the original "Rollerball"(1975) is on right now. Starring James Caan.


I remember Rollerball (1975) and Omen (1976) that introduced audiences to the idea the global corporation CEO's would be the real psychotic overlords of the future, and not just politicians like Citizen Kane (1941).

It is possible I missed something before that.
July 15th, 2017 at 4:52:02 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: rxwine
I wonder if anyone has compiled all the movies depicting future day events when they finally reach present day.


Back to the Future ][ took place in 2015.

2001 A Space Odyssey and 2010 Odyssey 2 took place last decade!

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For instance, the original "Rollerball"(1975) is on right now. Starring James Caan.


I recall seeing it in the early 80s on TV and being very impressed with it. Then I watched it again a couple of years ago and felt very disappointed.
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July 15th, 2017 at 4:52:27 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
It is possible I missed something before that.


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July 15th, 2017 at 6:53:57 AM permalink
zippyboy
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Quote: Nareed
I recall seeing it [Rollerball] in the early 80s on TV and being very impressed with it. Then I watched it again a couple of years ago and felt very disappointed.

It was a heckuva lot better than the remake in 2002. At least in the earlier film I got the sense it was a real game and arena versus a movie set. Too many fast-cut close-ups in the remake, I thought. I haven't seen it a many years though.
July 15th, 2017 at 3:31:07 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Nareed
I recall seeing it in the early 80s on TV and being very impressed with it. Then I watched it again a couple of years ago and felt very disappointed.


Rollerball is unwatchable now, it's corny
and dated.
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July 15th, 2017 at 3:36:54 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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... Maybe it gets better after the opening scene? Hope so. It was insultingly inane.


I thought it went downhill after that. So if you ask me, I would say no. I did overhear some positive comments in the crowd walking out, so ymmv. If you enjoy low budget music videos, or think a whole movie of musical numbers like the bar fight to Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" in "Shaun of the Dead" is a good thing, you might have a good time with it.
July 15th, 2017 at 3:39:06 PM permalink
ams288
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War for the Planet of the Apes

I was impressed. I'd say it's my favorite of the recent Apes films. The CGI in these movies is astounding.
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