What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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December 4th, 2018 at 10:09:28 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: odiousgambit
I think Bob is enjoying playing dumb.


Not playing, am clueless as to what
all this means.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
December 4th, 2018 at 10:11:19 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Wizard
I liked The Island.

I thought it was okay. Paco's characterization was right on.

I'm looking forward to "Mortal Engines". Seems worthy of splurging for a Dolby upgrade.
December 4th, 2018 at 3:27:03 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
I liked The Island.

I also liked "The Island". It wasn't a bad movie, but it was a simple one. Moviemakers often say you shouldn't review the budget, but that kind of production money seemed to be much better spent on the War Of the Worlds.

Production Budgets in 2005
$207 King Kong
$180 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
$150 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
$150 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
$150 Batman Begins
$132 War of the Worlds
$126 The Island -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
$113 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
$110 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
$100 Fantastic Four (2005)
$82 The Longest Yard
$70 Hitch
$40 Wedding Crashers
December 7th, 2018 at 9:08:30 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Pacomartin
I also liked "The Island". It wasn't a bad movie, but it was a simple one. Moviemakers often say you shouldn't review the budget, but that kind of production money seemed to be much better spent on the War Of the Worlds.

Production Budgets in 2005
$207 King Kong
$180 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
$150 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
$150 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
$150 Batman Begins
$132 War of the Worlds
$126 The Island -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
$113 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
$110 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
$100 Fantastic Four (2005)
$82 The Longest Yard
$70 Hitch
$40 Wedding Crashers


The stars' salaries: Brad Pitt - $20MM; Angelina Jolie - $10MM, must have really inflated the budget for "Mr. & Mrs. Smith", because they sure didn't put much else up on the screen.
December 7th, 2018 at 4:31:50 PM permalink
aceofspades
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Quote: Wizard
Logan's Run is great! I've seen it about 20 times. If it ever comes on when I'm flipping through the channels, I will probably watch until the end.


I've always wondered whether or not I should watch this movie - this review has put it on my "to watch" list - maybe even this weekend
December 7th, 2018 at 7:00:44 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: aceofspades
I've always wondered whether or not I should watch this movie - this review has put it on my "to watch" list - maybe even this weekend


Try watching it in the 70's, that way
you won't be bored out of your mind.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
December 7th, 2018 at 9:11:59 PM permalink
zippyboy
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The awful special effects of Logan's Run do not hold up well in 2018. Which is why I suggest it's the perfect choice for upgrade to 2018. Same idea that benefited flicks like Planet of the Apes, War of the Worlds, Day the Earth Stood Still, Carrie and on and on and on.

And The Stand from Stephen King, which was pretty bad in '93 or so. Remake it, and do it right, as a series.
December 7th, 2018 at 10:59:35 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: zippyboy
War of the Worlds, Day the Earth Stood Still, Carrie and on and on and on..


W of the W got panned, but I enjoyed it.
Way better than the first version.
Earth Stood Still, the 1950 movie was
much better. Time Machine, the remake
was great.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
December 8th, 2018 at 10:03:43 AM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: zippyboy
The awful special effects of Logan's Run do not hold up well in 2018. Which is why I suggest it's the perfect choice for upgrade to 2018. Same idea that benefited flicks like Planet of the Apes, War of the Worlds, Day the Earth Stood Still, Carrie and on and on and on.

And The Stand from Stephen King, which was pretty bad in '93 or so. Remake it, and do it right, as a series.



For me, poor fX doesn't bother me in the original piece as far as enjoyment. Not that I don't like to see a good remake either though.
Nobody learned anything from the global financial crisis.
December 8th, 2018 at 10:08:16 AM permalink
rxwine
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I mean, today they could make the wicked witch of the west in the Wizard of Oz really tricked out in special effects. Maybe the kids today would enjoy it more, but I am unconvinced unless it improved the story itself.
Nobody learned anything from the global financial crisis.
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