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hototogisu 11-13-2013 08:25 AM

Let's talk about movies (and TV shows)... Part III
 
Last thread at its limit, continue here.

I saw 12 Years a Slave last night. It was very, very good but I have to say I was expecting even more...

Agnostic 11-13-2013 08:34 AM

Man of Steel - ok but definitely > Pacific Rim

kingdok 11-13-2013 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by hototogisu (Post 74308965)
Last thread at its limit, continue here.

I saw 12 Years a Slave last night. It was very, very good but I have to say I was expecting even more...

Heard good things about that movie. Mind telling what ''disappointed'' you, without spoiling anything?

hototogisu 11-13-2013 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by TGV (Post 74315371)
Heard good things about that movie. Mind telling what ''disappointed'' you, without spoiling anything?

It's not that I was disappointed, really...it was still a really good movie. But some of the hype leading up to it was calling it the "Schindler's List of slavery" so I was expecting something really monumental. It was more like a really interesting (and disturbing) story well told. Here's the review I wrote for it on the Entertainment board:

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12 Years a Slave: 8.5/10
When the credits rolled, I found myself thinking that this is was more a great story than a great movie...even though it was a great movie. Does that make any sense? What I mean is that it didn't fall into many of the trappings of conventional cinema, and instead just focused purely on storytelling, and did that job extremely well - which made it a great movie too. But I have to say I was expecting a little more, given the effusive, borderline ecstatic praise the movie has been met with. I wasn't moved to tears and didn't have my belief system shaken to its core or anything that I associate with a really monumental film, as much as I enjoyed it. Maybe it's unfair to press those expectations on a movie just because of the hype it's gotten, but it's inevitable.
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender were as good as advertised, as was everyone else (I was surprised watching the movie at how many "name" actors showed up). The music was actually an unexpected pleasure, a little unconventional but it worked really well.
The movie did give me a lot to think about, however. I mean, we tend to see slavery as a cut-and-dry "white owners, black slaves" situation, especially since that's its conventional portrayal in pop culture (and that was the predominant "arrangement", of course), but the movie did open my eyes more to the complexities of slavery - the different "levels" of freedom, ownership, and so on. And not only how blacks perceive whites and vice versa, but how blacks perceive blacks, which was interesting and important and not something I've ever really considered before.
Overall it's a very impressive work by Steve McQueen, light years ahead of the dreck that was Shame but still just a notch below Hunger in my book.

Andy 11-13-2013 10:58 AM

I saw End of Watch last night. It was okay.

overlords 11-13-2013 10:58 AM

Anybody see ender's game yet?

kingdok 11-13-2013 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by hototogisu (Post 74315673)
It's not that I was disappointed, really...it was still a really good movie. But some of the hype leading up to it was calling it the "Schindler's List of slavery" so I was expecting something really monumental. It was more like a really interesting (and disturbing) story well told. Here's the review I wrote for it on the Entertainment board:

Interesting. I'll end up watching it when it goes to DVD. I'm not familiar with the work of Steve McQueen (at least not that one) but also heard good things about Shame. Plus I like Fassbender.

overlords 11-13-2013 11:13 AM

Huge man crush on Fassbender.

Avengers* 11-13-2013 11:17 AM

Shame was a good movie. Michael Fassbender is hung up like a horse :naughty:

hototogisu 11-13-2013 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by TGV (Post 74316661)
Interesting. I'll end up watching it when it goes to DVD. I'm not familiar with the work of Steve McQueen (at least not that one) but also heard good things about Shame. Plus I like Fassbender.

I can't recommend Hunger enough. Shame was almost a total miss for me, but I know some people liked it.

poetryinmotion 11-14-2013 08:37 AM

South Park Black Friday episode was epic :laugh:

KrejciMVP 11-14-2013 08:40 AM

Just finished all the Walking Dead episodes. I love this show. I wish for a zombie crisis just like that and I could be the dude with the crossbow

KrejciMVP 11-14-2013 08:42 AM

Anybody remember the War of the Worlds show from the late 80'S 90's

sventington 11-14-2013 08:59 AM

Watched Frost vs Nixon last night. I had a hard time getting caught up in it. Nixon was such a loney and defeated man at that point that cornering him in an interview didn't feel all that impressive to me. Other than that the movie was fine. The guy playing Nixon seemed pretty good.

kingdok 11-15-2013 01:30 PM

Totally different genre but for those who like horrors, I've got around watching the 2009 australian movie ''The Loved Ones''. Pretty unique, awesome flow and very gory. Acting is so-so but editing and makeup compensates.

Redux91 11-15-2013 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by sventington (Post 74374609)
Watched Frost vs Nixon last night. I had a hard time getting caught up in it. Nixon was such a loney and defeated man at that point that cornering him in an interview didn't feel all that impressive to me. Other than that the movie was fine. The guy playing Nixon seemed pretty good.

What will make the movie better is watch the original interview

THEN you will see just how amazing the 2 actors were, especially langella

i actually enjoyed the movie more than i thought it would

frost died a couple weeks ago i believe too

Team_Spirit 11-15-2013 01:43 PM

1 episode left

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Redux91 11-15-2013 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Team_Spirit (Post 74445269)

honestly this season has been AMAZING and really didnt expect it to be after a lackluster couple others, sports sesh is the bombbbb lol

ken marino really saved it for me, ive been a big fan of his since childrens hosptial which i recommend EVERYONE should watch, its just hilarious, rob heubel and ken just steal the show, even malin akermans funny

peate 11-15-2013 03:06 PM

So I'm done with Louie. Outstanding series, highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it. The duckling episode was magic and the New Year's eve ending was also quite memorable. Great stuff.

Agnostic 11-16-2013 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by peate (Post 74449075)
So I'm done with Louie. Outstanding series, highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it. The duckling episode was magic and the New Year's eve ending was also quite memorable. Great stuff.

Louie was fantastic.

Watched The Way Way Back . Steve Carell totally out of his comedy comfort zone. Great cast and Sam Rockwell is genius. Pretty good movie too.

ThaDevilGirl 11-16-2013 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Agnostic (Post 74495347)
Louie was fantastic.

Watched The Way Way Back . Steve Carell totally out of his comedy comfort zone. Great cast and Sam Rockwell is genius. Pretty good movie too.

Watched it last week. Was a decent movie.



So, who's going to see The Hunger Games next weekend???

poetryinmotion 11-16-2013 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ThaDevilGirl (Post 74496207)
Watched it last week. Was a decent movie.



So, who's going to see The Hunger Games next weekend???

They made a sequel to that pos?

ThaDevilGirl 11-16-2013 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by poetryinmotion (Post 74496751)
They made a sequel to that pos?

It's going to sell so much, lol. The books are better anyway.

Agnostic 11-18-2013 05:59 AM

A Hijacking - a slow, tense, but fairly good movie

it's a dramatization of a Danish cargo vessel being hijacked by Somali Pirates off India and the cold negotiations held between the company CEO and the pirates for the safe return of ship and crew.

DAChampion 11-18-2013 06:22 AM

The first Hunger Games movie was brilliant.


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