What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

January 5th, 2018 at 6:01:20 PM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Evenbob
Finally saw Jurassic World. What a yawner,
the story was a direct rip off of the first
Jurassic, only not as good. A super safe
island, 2 kids that are relatives of the
manager of the park, a Rex gets loose
and the kids run for the whole movie.
There's even a plot on the inside to steal
the colones and smuggle them off the
island, just like the first movie.

The FX were actually scarier and better in
the first movie than
this one. And it took FOREVER to get to
the meat of the story, kids running, dino
eating everybody. BO-ring...


2015 called and wants its hot take back.
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January 6th, 2018 at 7:05:53 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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Quote: ams288
Arrival

It was good. But I don't think it's this masterpiece that the reviews are making it out to be.

Amy Adams gives a good performance, as always.

Now that I'm thinking about it... the movie shares some similarities to Interstellar.

Massive spoilers follow

The aliens are here to help us and get us to work together. They want to give us the gift of their language. Once you can understand their language you can comprehend that time is not linear - and basically see into the future. The aliens will need our help in 3000 years which is why they are helping us now.

Interstellar dealt with the whole non-linear time concept as well, although there were no aliens in that movie.


Anyway, I will be interested in seeing how audiences respond to this movie.


Aborted on this movie not quite halfway through [cutting to the end]. I often dislike science fiction, so maybe there's not much more to say than that.

If you haven't seen it and think you would if it isn't a ripoff of "the day the earth stood still" as you strongly suspected to begin with, well, don't see it. If you think you would still see it if it added a twist, then I guess you might like it. But I will warn you that it has a kid in the movie; a syrupy kid. It seemed possible the kid was going to mostly disappear from the movie, but that was foolish thinking. Largely I just can't stand movies that have kids in them in more than a scene or two, so if you are like me you have been warned.
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January 6th, 2018 at 7:34:36 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: odiousgambit
Quote: ams288
Arrival

It was good. But I don't think it's this masterpiece that the reviews are making it out to be.

Amy Adams gives a good performance, as always.

Now that I'm thinking about it... the movie shares some similarities to Interstellar.

Massive spoilers follow

The aliens are here to help us and get us to work together. They want to give us the gift of their language. Once you can understand their language you can comprehend that time is not linear - and basically see into the future. The aliens will need our help in 3000 years which is why they are helping us now.

Interstellar dealt with the whole non-linear time concept as well, although there were no aliens in that movie.


Anyway, I will be interested in seeing how audiences respond to this movie.


Aborted on this movie not quite halfway through [cutting to the end]. I often dislike science fiction, so maybe there's not much more to say than that.

If you haven't seen it and think you would if it isn't a ripoff of "the day the earth stood still" as you strongly suspected to begin with, well, don't see it. If you think you would still see it if it added a twist, then I guess you might like it. But I will warn you that it has a kid in the movie; a syrupy kid. It seemed possible the kid was going to mostly disappear from the movie, but that was foolish thinking. Largely I just can't stand movies that have kids in them in more than a scene or two, so if you are like me you have been warned.


I liked Arrival
Certainly not a masterpiece
but
Very entertaining science fiction to me.
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January 6th, 2018 at 10:58:21 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: odiousgambit


Aborted on this movie not quite halfway through [cutting to the end]. .


LOL, you lasted longer than I
did. I made to about 35 min
before my gag reflex kicked
in and I have no idea how this
piece of crap ended. This review
sums it up best:

"A dreary, morose Close Encounters"

I'm sure Ams loved it.. lol
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 6th, 2018 at 11:53:30 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Evenbob
I'm sure Ams loved it.. lol


For someone who claims to have me blocked, I sure do spend a lot of time living rent free in EB's head...
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January 6th, 2018 at 12:14:14 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I lasted even less time on the
Will Smith movie I Am Legend
last night. 10 min in I said 'what
the hell' and paused it and looked
it up. It's a remake of the Charleston
Heston zombie movie from the
70's, but this one has vampires.

It's the dog that made me quit
watching. The dog has a major roll
and that sets off alarm bells for me.
Sure enough, they kill him off
halfway thru in a gruesome way
and that was enough for me. I
hate when they play that cheap card,
exploit a harmless pet just to get
some tears in the audience. F them.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 6th, 2018 at 12:41:59 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: ams288
For someone who claims to have me blocked, I sure do spend a lot of time living rent free in EB's head...


It is weird
I block people and remain silent about it. That's how you handle it.
So weird that EB blocks AMS supposedly but constantly refers to AMS in his posts
ROTFL
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January 6th, 2018 at 2:10:36 PM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Evenbob
It's the dog that made me quit
watching. The dog has a major roll
and that sets off alarm bells for me.
Sure enough, they kill him off
halfway thru in a gruesome way
and that was enough for me. I
hate when they play that cheap card,
exploit a harmless pet just to get
some tears in the audience. F them.


The dog was a her. Samantha.

That's the only thing I really remember about the movie, that and bad CGI zombies.
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January 6th, 2018 at 2:31:39 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Evenbob
It's a remake of the Charleston Heston zombie movie from the 70's, but this one has vampires.


The 1971 Charleston Heston movie is a remake of a 1964 movie with Vincent Price.




There is actually a 4th low budget film as well.
January 6th, 2018 at 5:17:13 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
The 1971 Charleston Heston movie is a remake of a 1964 movie with Vincent Price.


That theme, a lone survivor after
a plague, is always popular. King
did it in The Stand, only there were
a bunch of survivors. The Stand was
the best of all of them because of
the good against evil theme and
no zombies or vampires.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.