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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #315 on: October 09, 2014, 05:56:24 PM »
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

A man named Joel gets his memories erased after his girlfriend erases her memories of him. As the process goes on, he begins regretting his decision.

This movie was one of a kind. It was incredibly unique and cathartic. The loneliness of the main character was profoundly done, and the story managed to be a tragedy without offing any of its characters. It might be one of the best movies I've ever seen, next to Mimi wo Sumaseba. I give it a well deserved 9/10

There was a period of like two months earlier this year where I watched this movie every week. I love it, though I can't watch it again anytime soon because I just watched it way too much.

Finally got around to watching Wings of Desire a week or so ago. I've been borrowing it from a friend for like the last three months, so I've postponed viewing it for a while. Beautiful movie. Looking at it it's quite simple. An angel gets tired of watching over the world without being able to be a part of it, so he sacrifices his role to experience what it's like to be human. There's not really much more to it than that. But the in-depth looks it gives into the minds of so many anonymous people is amazing. It explores the glory and despair of humanity without being at all dramatic, which is an impressive feat. I'd absolutely recommend it, though avoid the spiritual remake City of Angels at all costs.

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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #316 on: June 19, 2015, 02:54:59 PM »
Why haven't I seen this thread before? It's exactly my kind of place.

I'll give full descriptions when I see Inside Out this weekend so in the meantime, here's all the movies I remember seeing this year with rankings out of ten.

Blackhat - 4
Paddington - 4
Jupiter Ascending - 4
It Follows - 7
Inherent Vice - 9
Ex Machina - 2
Furious 7 - 7
Mad Max: Fury Road - 9
Kingsman: The Secret Service - 8
Spy - 6
Tomorrowland - 5
Chappie - 8
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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #317 on: June 19, 2015, 05:23:29 PM »
Saw Whiplash the other day and it was one of the first movies I've seen in ages that came exactly as advertised.  The final drum solo at the end was one of those moments where everything seems to freeze in the moment.

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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #318 on: June 19, 2015, 09:55:13 PM »
Actually, why wait for me to see the Pixar film? Why not just list everything I've seen in the last month right now?

High Tension (2003) - Depends a little too much on the twist, which in itself was kind of stupid, but it's a pretty decent horror film all the same. I like my decapitations and those last few seconds were creepy. 7/10

Magnum Force (1973) - It's decent, but it didn't stick in my mind for too long. Like the first film better. 7/10

Nightmare City (1980) - Like the idea, but the execution is too much like every zombie film I've seen and it's not camp enough to be that entertaining. 5/10

The Admiral (2014) - Cool naval battles. That's pretty much it. 5/10

Mother (2009)- Good movie, but you can easily predict what would happen within the first few minutes. 7/10

The Host (2005) - Aside from the monster design, it wasn't any different from any other monster movie I've seen. 5/10

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - Not in my top ten for that year, let alone an all-time favorite, but it's a good movie about staying strong in even the harshest conditions. 7/10

Melancholia (2011) - Great take on the whole "Earth is doomed and there's nothing you can do to stop it" story. Loved the imagery and how the two sisters had their own stance regarding how to deal with the eventual asteroid collision. 8/10

Marathon Man (1975) - One of Dustin Hoffman's better movies. Depends more on novelty than actual substance (or at least substance that's relevant by today's standards) but that hand-blade guy made the movie. 7/10

Antichrist (2009) - Easily my favorite movie that I saw in the last month. Loved the sexual imagery, love the chapter format, love how the couple broke down over time, and love just how the story relates to the title itself. I'm not much of a religious guy so I didn't really see the film that way until after I read up on it. Not going to say which theory I'm following, but let's just say there's a bunch of good ones out there. 9/10
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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #319 on: June 20, 2015, 04:07:35 AM »
Mad Max: Fury Road - 9/10

This is pandemonium set in the Australian desert. A classic remade into another classic.

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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #320 on: June 20, 2015, 04:08:13 PM »
Seen a ton this year. This year's offerings aren't quite up to 2014's standards, but there's still half a year to go.

Spoiler for Hiden:
January:
Spoiler for Hiden:
•   The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death 2/10
•   Selma 8/10
•   Predestination 7+/10
•   Taken 3 2-/10
•   Paddington 7-/10
•   The Boy Next Door 2-/10
•   Blackhat 5/10
•   Cake 5+/10
•   Inherent Vice 3+/10
•   Preservation 5/10
•   The Wedding Ringer 4+/10
•   American Sniper 5+/10
•   Strange Magic 2-/10
•   Mortdecai 1/10
•   The Loft 0/10
•   Black Sea 6+/10
•   Black or White 6/10
•   Project Almanac 7-/10

February:
Spoiler for Hiden:
•   Out of the Dark 0/10
•   Everly 4+/10
•   Wild Card 4/10
•   The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 4/10
•   The Voices 7-/10
•   Girl House 4/10
•   What We Do In The Shadows 8-/10
•   Wyrmwood 4+/10
•   McFarland, USA 5+/10
•   Maps to the Stars 4+/10
•   Still Alice 7-/10
•    ’71 6+/10
•   Mr. Turner 9-/10
•   The Seventh Son 2+/10
•   Jupiter Ascending 1/10
•   Fifty Shades of Grey 5+/10
•   Kingsman: The Secret Service 6/10
•   The Last 5 Years 5/10
•   Song One 3/10
•   The Lazarus Effect 2-/10
•   Treehouse 1/10
•   Hot Tub Time Machine 2 3+/10
•   Focus 6-/10
•   The DUFF 6-/10
•   Futuro Beach 5/10
•   Digging up the Marrow 3+/10
•   All the Wilderness 5/10

March:
Spoiler for Hiden:
•   Chappie 5+/10
•   The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 5+/10
•   It Follows 8/10
•   Unfinished Business 1+/10
•   Run All Night 5/10
•   Cinderella 7-/10
•   Insurgent 2-/10
•   Home 6/10
•   Get Hard 4+/10
•   The Gunman 1/10
•   Red Army 7/10
•   Persona 3: A Midsummer Knight’s Dream 6+/10

April:
Spoiler for Hiden:
•   Furious 7 6-/10
•   Danny Collins 6/10
•   The Longest Ride 4/10
•   The Woman in Gold 3+/10
•   Ex Machina 8+/10
•   Monkey Kingdom 6+/10
•   Little Boy 3/10
•   Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 1/10
•   Unfriended 7/10
•   The Age of Adaline 4+/10

May:
Spoiler for Hiden:
•   The Avengers: Age of Ultron 6/10
•   Far From the Madding Crowd 6-/10
•   Mad Max: Fury Road 8+/10
•   Tomorrowland 6-/10
•   The D Train 4/10
•   Pitch Perfect 2 6-/10
•   Hot Pursuit 4/10
•   San Andreas 5-/10
•   Poltergeist 2+/10
•   Aloha 2-/10

June:
Spoiler for Hiden:
•   Jurassic World 4/10
•   Spy 5+/10
•   Insidious: Chapter 3 4/10
•   Entourage 3-/10
•   Love and Mercy 7+/10
•   Inside Out 9-/10
•   Dope 5/10

Other:
Spoiler for Hiden:
•   The Woman in Black 4+/10
•   Taken 3+/10
•   Taken 2 3-/10
•   The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 5+/10
•   Divergent 2-/10
•   Iron Man 6/10
•   The Incredible Hulk 7-/10
•   Iron Man 2 3+/10
•   Thor 4-/10
•   Captain America: The First Avenger 5-/10
•   The Avengers 4+/10
•   Iron Man 3 6+/10
•   Thor: The Dark World 4/10
•   Captain America: The Winter Soldier 7/10
•   Hot Tub Time Machine 4/10
•   Insidious 5/10
•   Insidious: Chapter 2 4+/10
•   District 9 8/10
•   The Fast and the Furious 4+/10
•   Jurassic Park 6-/10
•   The Lost World: Jurassic Park 4/10
•   Jurassic Park 3 4+/10
•   2 Fast 2 Furious 4-/10
•   The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 3/10
•   Fast & Furious 4+/10
•   Fast Five 4/10
•   Fast and Furious 6 4+/10
•   Mad Max 6/10
•   Mad Max: The Road Warrior 6+/10
•   Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2-/10
•   The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya 8-/10
•   Pitch Perfect 7/10
•   Point Break 7/10
•   Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 8/10
•   Pinocchio 7+/10
•   Fantasia 9-/10
•   Dumbo 6-/10
•   Bambi 5/10
•   Saludos Amigos 6-/10
•   The Three Caballeros 4+/10
•   Make Mine Music 3/10
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harvey beaks is the best anime

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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #321 on: June 20, 2015, 04:43:52 PM »
I know you work at a theater and all, but damn that's a lot of films.
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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #322 on: June 20, 2015, 04:45:15 PM »
I know you work at a theater and all, but damn that's a lot of films.

There's not much to lose when you can get them for free. I watch movies outside of the theatre I work at, too, on occasion, in case I want to see something like Mr. Turner or What We Do In The Shadows. Since there's no pause button, I don't get to go off and do other things, so it's easy to watch a bunch without wasting a lot of time. I still only watch about one to three a week.
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harvey beaks is the best anime

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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #323 on: June 20, 2015, 09:12:18 PM »
Inside Out (2015) - Pretty typical of Pixar's output. Good jokes, good use of visuals, but the story doesn't go anywhere all that unusual. 7/10
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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #324 on: June 20, 2015, 09:50:03 PM »
Inside Out (2015) - Pretty typical of Pixar's output. Good jokes, good use of visuals, but the story doesn't go anywhere all that unusual. 7/10

I plan to re-watch and do reviews of both Jurassic World and Inside Out. I'll get back to you on the latter after that.
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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #325 on: June 21, 2015, 12:20:48 AM »
Usually the best movies of the year come out in the 2nd half, especially towards the end.

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Oh c'mon, Inherent Vice is bringing back stoner Noir in full force. One of the funniest movies in recent memory.

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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #326 on: June 21, 2015, 12:04:11 PM »
Jurassic World (2015) - Significantly better than the other three movies. I liked how it mixed humanity's greed and ambition with dinosaur action in order to bring the same sort of camp that made the new Godzilla so fun to watch. 8/10
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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #327 on: June 27, 2015, 08:34:56 PM »
Because you'd have to pay me (a lot) to see Ted 2, I didn't go see anything in theatres this week. Instead...

Okuribito (2008) - Given how some of you guys adore this movie, the premise seemed like a treasure trove for good drama, and my Japanese film knowledge is limited to only three or so directors, I had to see this for myself. Needless to say, I dug it. But Love Exposure still remains my favorite Japanese film from 2008 and I've liked so many films from that year as well (Wall-E, The Dark Knight, Chocolate) that it couldn't even get into my top ten. Needed more ambiguity to its drama ala Tokyo Story IMO. 8/10
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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #328 on: June 28, 2015, 12:39:25 PM »
Interstellar:

Oh. Its a time travel film. And it has a nice OST.

Anyway, thats one of the strange deals with realism (in this case, in the attempt at scifi that doesn't make physics explode) and magic (the rest of the film). Barring some egregious ignorance of the Coriolis effect that is nothing special, since everyone abuses that anyway, the film remains mostly grounded, only to smash quantum magic over your head at the very end. Its... just a strange feeling. Disappointing, but numbed by the fact that, well, there really is practically no sci-fi without magic. The last instance in which this was so pronounced was, unintuitively enough, Kara no Kyoukai. But nevermind that.
The upshot is that its sleek sexy quantum magic, with a lot of waterworks added and organically placed. The soundtrack is godly, it features one of the characters making the most poorly thought out attempt at communicating the coolness of the twins paradox, the camerawork is deliberate and grounded, and there's ****ing quantum magic.

I give it an amicable, slightly impressed, well-meaning shrug out of ten.

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Re: What films have you seen recently?
« Reply #329 on: July 03, 2015, 02:14:48 AM »
Minions the movie - banana/10

Jurassic World - star lord returns and fantastic high heels/10

Jurassic World spoilers
Spoiler for Hiden:
In Jurassic World, I find that the scene where the velociraptors turn against their masters rather forced. I know theyre trying to make a point but thats an anvil way to go about it. Would like it more if they either make them raptors not rebel or dont make them return to Owen's side, preferably make them not rebel to begin with coz thats more believable. One does not simply rebel against the hand that has fed them for so long.
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