HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > Non-Sports > Entertainment
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Entertainment Discuss movies, tv shows, music, arts, literature, fashion, and upcoming events, concerts, etc.

Last Movie You Watched and Rate It (Part XVI) ‎

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
12-30-2012, 07:27 PM
  #426
WhiskeySeven
Mr. Worldwide
 
WhiskeySeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 15,399
vCash: 500
Apatow tries to hit that spot between reality, romance and comedy and he misses it completely. Most of his movies are giant, bloated messes.

WhiskeySeven is offline  
Old
12-30-2012, 08:59 PM
  #427
Shareefruck
Registered User
 
Shareefruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,065
vCash: 500
This is Not a Film - 4 or 4.5/5
I loved it.


Last edited by Shareefruck: 01-01-2013 at 05:54 PM.
Shareefruck is offline  
Old
12-30-2012, 09:20 PM
  #428
kihei
Registered User
 
kihei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 18,869
vCash: 179
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shareefruck View Post
Gandu - 3/5

It feels like an amateurish overly insistent art-film in alot of ways early on, but it started really working for me after a while. Then it lost me a bit again at the very end.
I found it exhilarating, but I came back down to earth a bit on it, dropping it a few places in my end of year list. Rough edges are part of its charm, but not all of them can be excused on account of style.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shareefruck View Post
This is Not a Film - 4 or 4.5/5
I loved it.
Glad to hear. I don't know if this will make sense, but it was one of the most satisfying experiences that I've had at the movies recently. It was like Panahi was tackling a tricky little recipe and got all the ingredients just right and in perfect balance.

kihei is offline  
Old
12-30-2012, 09:27 PM
  #429
Gobias Industries
HFBoards Sponsor
 
Gobias Industries's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,438
vCash: 500
This is 40..

Well I'm a late 20's upper-middle class white male in a long term relationship, so while I might be a decade shy of the title, I don't think a movie has ever captured my couple-related problems so perfectly.

But it wasn't succinct enough to do it successfully. It was a tad too long and I walked away thinking of all of the scenes I would have cut.

Enjoyed Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, and the daughters are good enough that I don't find it too indulgent that Apatow used them.

7.5/10

Gobias Industries is offline  
Old
12-30-2012, 10:52 PM
  #430
silverfish
KEVIN!
 
silverfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Standing on a Train
Country: United States
Posts: 16,043
vCash: 500
A Little Help: 6.5/10

Probably should have rated a little lower but I'm such a huge Jenna Fischer fan I couldn't do it. I love those indie movies where everyone is just a terrible person. I think it hits more to home then movies that try to give everyone redeemable qualities. Some people just don't have that.

Worth a watch if you're into "indie" type movies.

silverfish is offline  
Old
12-30-2012, 11:27 PM
  #431
Shareefruck
Registered User
 
Shareefruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,065
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by kihei View Post
I found it exhilarating, but I came back down to earth a bit on it, dropping it a few places in my end of year list. Rough edges are part of its charm, but not all of them can be excused on account of style.

Glad to hear. I don't know if this will make sense, but it was one of the most satisfying experiences that I've had at the movies recently. It was like Panahi was tackling a tricky little recipe and got all the ingredients just right and in perfect balance.
1) Yeah, the Love Exposure comment was what made me try it. I got fun moments out of it, but not so much that it became much of a full experience for me. I had the most fun with this part

The music reminds me of Can/Boredoms, and the awful/hilarious dancing/random awful kung fu reminds me of Kung Fu Hustle.

2) Absolutely. I actually got a little worried when he started playing out the scenes on the carpet because I thought that would be the movie.


Last edited by Shareefruck: 12-31-2012 at 05:42 AM.
Shareefruck is offline  
Old
12-31-2012, 02:19 AM
  #432
snowden
Man is matter
 
snowden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,349
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gobias Industries View Post
This is 40..

Well I'm a late 20's upper-middle class white male in a long term relationship, so while I might be a decade shy of the title, I don't think a movie has ever captured my couple-related problems so perfectly.

But it wasn't succinct enough to do it successfully. It was a tad too long and I walked away thinking of all of the scenes I would have cut.

Enjoyed Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, and the daughters are good enough that I don't find it too indulgent that Apatow used them.

7.5/10
I thought the older daughter was god awful. All she did was scream every line and was a bad caricature of what people think moody teens are like. Thinking about this film just makes it more meh to me.

Lawless - Slightly above average but it's not a movie that stays with you. Simple entertainment and no more. Tom Hardy is great, Guy Pearce's villain is a bit over the top, and Shia LaBeouf is kind of a weenus.

Killing Them Softly - Loved it and didn't mind the political interjections all that much. Pitt does a phenomenal job and should be in the mix for Best Actor but it's not a flashy role. I loved the end and the Gandolfini scenes. Some of the slow, stylized scenes dragged the film down a bit but I'm excited for whatever Andrew Dominik does next.

snowden is offline  
Old
12-31-2012, 12:27 PM
  #433
hototogisu
Global Moderator
Poked the bear!!!!!
 
hototogisu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Montreal, QC
Country: Canada
Posts: 34,024
vCash: 500
Awards:
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
Somewhat agree. To me it screams: "Judd Apatow needs more money! So here's a mediocre movie starring everyone in my family but me!"
When I was watching the trailer, I swear he cast himself in it until I found out afterwards it was Robert Smigel. Close enough.

hototogisu is offline  
Old
01-01-2013, 03:27 AM
  #434
Dave
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Laniakea
Posts: 3,759
vCash: 500
Lawless -- 7/10
Pretty solid movie about prohibition in the southern states during the 1920-30s. Second movie of late I've seen Tom Hardy play a character where he makes his lines difficult to understand.

Rubber -- 2/10
Just awful.

Savages -- 4/10
Big names all over this movie, and yet nothing good came of it. Hope this is the final nail in the coffin for Blake Lively's career.

Tucker and Dale Vs Evil -- 6/10
Pretty funny take on an old slasher concept. Even at 90min run-time it was probably 10-20mins too long.

Samsara -- 8/10 (documentary)
A documentary that shows scenes and sounds from humanity. The film is shot using cause-effect/contrasting scenario/different perspectives imagery. Absolutely no narration during this film, if anyone has seen an old documentary by the name "Baraka", this is done very similarly. In fact it was made by the same people. The way this movie is shown to you, it's almost like you get lost in the material, I found myself a few times 'zone-out' and was just thinking as a result of what I had been shown.

Senna -- 8/10 (documentary)
A documentary about one of the greatest (if not the greatest) formula 1 race car drivers. The movie covers his career from the beginnings of f1 to his untimely death during an f1 race in his 10 year on the f1 circuit at age 34. I wouldn't necessarily consider myself a big fan of f1 (though I have an appreciation for it), but this movie is still worth watching I think. You get to view someone who was at the top of a world wide sport during the prime of their career. The events of his last race at imola where quite sad.

Dave is offline  
Old
01-01-2013, 05:31 AM
  #435
Bruv
to here knows when
 
Bruv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: stl
Country: Finland
Posts: 53,562
vCash: 500
Boyz n the Hood


Phenomenal film. Dove into the life of drugs, crime, and hardships of LA. The dialogue in the movie is what really stood out, so realistic. The entire film is realistic. Cuba and Ice Cube are fantastic, surprised when I did my research to see neither was nominated for an oscar, Cuba mostly.

9.5/10

Bruv is offline  
Old
01-01-2013, 04:01 PM
  #436
DuckJet
I love Monabae
 
DuckJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Funkytown
Country: Kazakhstan
Posts: 40,372
vCash: 69
Silver Linings Playbook

My rating 8/10

I thought it was a very good movie. Best performance Ive seen out of De Niro in a while. Best performance I've seen out Bradley Cooper in anything I've seen him in. Jennifer Lawrence has solidified himself as my favorite actress in the business by far. She's funny, she's almost deranged, she's raw...brilliant stuff out of her. The movie made me tear up a couple times I'm not gonna lie. The only thing keeping it from being a classic to me is that in the end the movie was very clichéd when you consider how semi unpredictable the first half was, also the film ended up being funny where it wasn't supposed to be. Some parts that you know where supposed to be sad or serious became unintentionally funny. But it wasn't too much of a problem. Maybe wasn't worth seeing in theaters but I did love it so I'll be buying the DVD.

Edit: check that. Jennifer Lawrence in yoga pants for 50% of the movie is worth the gas and time to get to the theaters. He two booty popping scenes were worth the price of admission and my 2 hours. Sweet lord.


Last edited by DuckJet: 01-01-2013 at 04:12 PM.
DuckJet is online now  
Old
01-01-2013, 05:33 PM
  #437
Shareefruck
Registered User
 
Shareefruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,065
vCash: 500
So it turns out my thing is to ignore movies coming out during the year until December/January when everyone else has already done all the work for me, and I end up watching a bunch of movies around New Years and hope that I don't have to sit through any really bad/tedious ones that aren't worth it.

Amour - 4.5/5
Scenes like the one with the pillow always make me worry about the actual actress, especially since she's so old.

2012:
1. Amour - 4.5
2. This is Not a Film - 4.5
3. A Simple Life - 4.5
4. Oslo, August 31 - 4
5. Jiro Dreams of Sushi - 4
6. Gandu - 2.5
7. Norwegian Wood - 2.5
8. Raid Redemption - 2.5
9. Looper - 2.5
10. Safety Not Guaranteed - 2
11. Arrietty - 2
12. Skyfall - 2
13. The Avengers - 1.5
14. The Dark Knight Rises - 1
15. Brave - 0.5


Last edited by Shareefruck: 01-01-2013 at 05:56 PM.
Shareefruck is offline  
Old
01-01-2013, 06:35 PM
  #438
Myron Gaines*
Trop Giou
 
Myron Gaines*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 14,391
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shareefruck View Post

2012:
1. Amour - 4.5
2. This is Not a Film - 4.5
3. A Simple Life - 4.5
4. Oslo, August 31 - 4
5. Jiro Dreams of Sushi - 4
6. Gandu - 2.5
7. Norwegian Wood - 2.5
8. Raid Redemption - 2.5
9. Looper - 2.5
10. Safety Not Guaranteed - 2
11. Arrietty - 2
12. Skyfall - 2
13. The Avengers - 1.5
14. The Dark Knight Rises - 1
15. Brave - 0.5


Myron Gaines* is offline  
Old
01-01-2013, 06:57 PM
  #439
WhiskeySeven
Mr. Worldwide
 
WhiskeySeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 15,399
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Myron Gaines View Post
All three movies are god-awful upon repeat viewing. Avengers is a cgi-schlockfest, Skyfall and TDKR are riddled with plotholes the size of uranus and TDKR especially has HORRIBLE script issues (both dialogue and plot). He's being generous, those movies are unwatchable after the first viewing.

WhiskeySeven is offline  
Old
01-01-2013, 07:01 PM
  #440
Shareefruck
Registered User
 
Shareefruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,065
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Myron Gaines View Post
To clarify, I enjoy anything rated 2 and up, and if I truly think a movie is completely awful, I just give it a zero-- so that's the scale we're working with. TDKR I didn't like at all. Avengers I enjoyed on some level when I saw it, but it sunk as more time went by, and Skyfall just stayed at "okay" for me. I'm expecting to like Django alot more than those, though, if it's anything like Inglourious Basterds. Disagree all you want, I'm definitely not being dishonest or agenda-pushing here.

But this is a stupid reaction regardless.


Last edited by Shareefruck: 01-01-2013 at 07:18 PM.
Shareefruck is offline  
Old
01-01-2013, 07:32 PM
  #441
Bruv
to here knows when
 
Bruv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: stl
Country: Finland
Posts: 53,562
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
All three movies are god-awful upon repeat viewing. Avengers is a cgi-schlockfest, Skyfall and TDKR are riddled with plotholes the size of uranus and TDKR especially has HORRIBLE script issues (both dialogue and plot). He's being generous, those movies are unwatchable after the first viewing.
Skyfall was great. The Avengers was exciting but I like movies with character which Avengers had none.

Bruv is offline  
Old
01-01-2013, 07:45 PM
  #442
Habsfan22100
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,157
vCash: 500
Looper: 8/10

Having recently watched Brick I was very much looking forward to this and it did not disappoint. The first half was good, but the movie was really elevated during the second half which brought some much needed emotion to the story with solid performances from the whole cast. It's very refreshing to see such an original story, which is something that Johnson excels at with this and Brick.

I certainly think a Best Original Screenplay nomination would be well deserved.

Habsfan22100 is offline  
Old
01-01-2013, 07:48 PM
  #443
WhiskeySeven
Mr. Worldwide
 
WhiskeySeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 15,399
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cudi View Post
Skyfall was great. The Avengers was exciting but I like movies with character which Avengers had none.
Skyfall is a mixed bag. Some great set pieces and some awful plot devices. The Shangai tower fight was gorgeous but the scene in Macau with the bond-girl was terrible (the casino fight itself was sweet though), the intro to the villain was classic Bond but the villain's dastardly plan itself was absurdly weak (why is a former MI:6 spy a super hacker all of a sudden?), and then there's the last act which was home alone: Craig edition with no rhyme or reason.

Avengers was nothing, it was an illusion of a movie. I guess on some postmodern levels it was the culmination of what movies are to studios: inoffensive, forgetful temporary explosions of noise and lights to draw claps and applause from the audience.

WhiskeySeven is offline  
Old
01-01-2013, 09:42 PM
  #444
kihei
Registered User
 
kihei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 18,869
vCash: 179
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shareefruck View Post
I'm expecting to like Django alot more than those, though, if it's anything like Inglourious Basterds.
The way you put that has me wondering. I'm curious to see if you might find Django Unchained a little too similar to Inglouious Basterds for comfort. Time will tell, I guess.

kihei is offline  
Old
01-02-2013, 12:43 AM
  #445
Basement Cat
RIP Loko
 
Basement Cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA!!!
Country: Poland
Posts: 10,758
vCash: 500
Lincoln-8/10
Safe House-5/10

Basement Cat is online now  
Old
01-02-2013, 02:18 AM
  #446
Dugray
No Gifs This Time
 
Dugray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Longueuil
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,549
vCash: 500
One sentence reviews

Shawshank Redemption: Riveting and enjoyable. 9/10

Apocalypse Now: Loathsome and unpleasant, I truly despise this film. NR/10


Last edited by Dugray: 01-02-2013 at 06:41 PM.
Dugray is offline  
Old
01-02-2013, 02:18 AM
  #447
Chandrashekhar Limit
ORANJE 4 LYFE
 
Chandrashekhar Limit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Waterloo, ON
Country: Bangladesh
Posts: 16,089
vCash: 500
Django Unchained - 7/10

Solid movie. Almost peed myself during the KKK scene. Hated the soundtrack though - just didn't click for me. The Rick Ross track was hilarious though.

Overall, felt really similar to Inglorious ********, Chris Waltz was once again, awesome, and the ended was very different from what I expected (more like how it approached the ending).

Chandrashekhar Limit is offline  
Old
01-02-2013, 08:16 AM
  #448
Savi
Registered User
 
Savi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Country: Belgium
Posts: 3,546
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to Savi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dugray View Post
Apocalypse Now: Loathsome and unpleasant, I truly despise this film. NR/10

Savi is offline  
Old
01-02-2013, 12:05 PM
  #449
kihei
Registered User
 
kihei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 18,869
vCash: 179
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dugray View Post
Apocalypse Now: Loathsome and unpleasant, I truly despise this film. NR/10
Man, I wish you and I could knock off a bottle of Irish whiskey and talk about this one.

kihei is offline  
Old
01-02-2013, 04:43 PM
  #450
yotesreign
Registered User
 
yotesreign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Goldwater Blvd
Country: United States
Posts: 1,558
vCash: 500
Last time I saw Apocalypse Now I loved it, woulda gave it 9/10. But that was maybe 34 years ago... in a wide screen theater. Not sure how it would hold up on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

Funny how a lot of people these days only see movies within 12 inches of their freakin' face.

I remember a buddy who saw Hunt For Red October who said it played much better on the big screen than it did on tv (I never saw it in a theater). I imagine it looks even lamer on a smart phone...

Saw this movie the other night on cable called BEYOND with Jon Voight; last movie I watched. I rate it 5/10. Okay, nothing amazing.

yotesreign is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.