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« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2016, 05:31:22 pm »
Watched two great movies recently;

Mud (2013) viewed in HD on fmovies.to

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) viewed in HD on swag-movies.com

Both get 98% on rottentomatoes.com's TOMATOMETER and imho are well worth watching 

I missed this post earlier. Both are good films, and I'd recommend them.

Jeff Nichols, the director of Mud, also did Take Shelter, which is worth hunting down. I've not see his latest, Midnight Special.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople was directed by Taika Waititi, who also did What We Do In The Shadows, which you should check out if you haven't already. There's a sequel to that, entitled We're Wolves, in production.

He's currently filming the next Thor flick, and put this out a few months ago.


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« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2016, 05:37:39 pm »
Saw Doctor Strange on Thanksgiving. Another fun movie from Marvel, a lot better than Ant Man.

Benedict Cumberbach is weird without his accent. Mads Mikkelson remains one of my favorite actors.


But at the end of the day, the cape stole the show
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« Reply #47 on: November 26, 2016, 07:24:20 pm »
Watched two great movies recently;

Mud (2013) viewed in HD on fmovies.to

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) viewed in HD on swag-movies.com

Both get 98% on rottentomatoes.com's TOMATOMETER and imho are well worth watching 

I missed this post earlier. Both are good films, and I'd recommend them.

Jeff Nichols, the director of Mud, also did Take Shelter, which is worth hunting down. I've not see his latest, Midnight Special.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople was directed by Taika Waititi, who also did What We Do In The Shadows, which you should check out if you haven't already. There's a sequel to that, entitled We're Wolves, in production.

He's currently filming the next Thor flick, and put this out a few months ago.



jeff also has a movie called shotgun stories
that was his first movie
it's really good too
his newest movie is loving
i havent seen it yet
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« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2016, 02:07:42 am »
@dylantbmayes - yes of course!  :D  You seen it yet?  Wish we could go together...  :'(

I saw it Tuesday, with Jasmine. We both loved it!

Got me all nostalgic, thinking of our time visiting the studio :)
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« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2016, 09:18:37 am »
Recent movies.

Rogue One: I enjoyed this, and think that it's a better film that The Force Awakens.

The first half felt more like a big budget adaptation of a 2000AD strip. (Someone give Gareth Edwards a stack of cash, and the rights to Strontium Dog.) The third act is closer to previous films in the franchise.

Quite a lot of scenes from the trailers didn't make it into the final cut, including a couple of the more iconic shots, such as this one.



I've got a few frustrations with the film. Several things appear to be set up, called out, and then never paid off. Plus the ensemble cast isn't fleshed out.

Donnie Yen's Chirrut Imwe, and K-2SO are the best things in the film. They should have just shot a movie about these two foiling the Empire. ;D

Morgan is a recent film by Luke "Son of Ridley" Scott. It's well made, but it's the sort of thing that you've seen dozens of times before: Boffins dabble with things that they shouldn't have, and it goes horribly wrong.

The trailer pretty much sets the scene, and though there is a twist, it doesn't have a pay off.



Last year's Ex Machina is a better take on the same themes, and if you like Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays Morgan, then watch The Witch instead.

Your Name is a Japanese animated film, which is beautifully drawn (or rendered). It's sold as a rom-com, but turns out to be something different. Definitely worth watching, and I'd go see it instead of Morgan.


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« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2016, 03:39:22 pm »
I am the minority (well, me and Tommy) who really didn't like Rogue One. The first half was just dull and badly put together, the second half was visually impressive but I really didn't care about any of the characters.
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« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2016, 04:27:38 pm »
I liked Rogue One, but I think they pack too much in those two hours, so nothing gets fleshed out. There are too many characters and locations, and none is really explored in depth. On the other hand, I enjoyed the fact that there were new ships and armors. The movie was visually stunning and Disney took some risks with it (you'll see). The appearance of some ep. IV characters in CGI version is a first, and I expect it's going to become more and more common. Plenty of issues could come up around this. I'd put it with ep. IV and V overall, much better than VII.

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« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2016, 12:23:12 am »
Blade Runner 2049 trailer.


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« Reply #53 on: December 24, 2016, 10:35:26 pm »
Rogue One > Force Awakens for me too. Slightly darker/grittier and less reliant on the feelhood factor of the reintroduction of old characters. I'm not particularly a Star Wars fan but I liked this.

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« Reply #54 on: December 25, 2016, 06:51:06 am »
The Alien: Covenant trailer dropped today. Because Christmas isn't Christmas without a chest back burster. :o



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« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2017, 12:02:32 am »

Saw this last night on Netflix,really liked it. Four guys ride these old fucked up Harley choppers from San Francisco to Brooklyn.
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« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2017, 01:12:53 pm »
I'm watching a, urm, intruiging documentary... If watching bizar shit tickles your fancy, go ahead and watch it...

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« Reply #58 on: February 05, 2017, 02:52:51 am »
Two movies I highly recommend for very different reasons that I watched recently:

Hell or High Water - - Because Texas bank robbers being hunted by a smart old sheriff played by Jeff Bridges is a recipe for success.  Side note, the film is Oscar nominated.

Gleason - - Movies don't make me cry.  This one made me cry like a baby.  Possibly the best documentary I have ever seen.

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« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2017, 02:58:14 am »
Hell or High Water is excellent. Can highly recommend Manchester by the Sea, as well.
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