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Rate the Last Movie You Watched

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Manticore, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Gir

    Gir Offensive mode!

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    Watched Scottish director Mark Cousins' Story of Film: An Odyssey series of films recently. 9/10 because he didn't add anything about animated film. Other than that, they're the best docufilm series I've seen in years.

    If you're halfway serious about movies, then you should watch it too. It's very educational and will leave you with tons of other movies you'll want to watch.

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-story-of-film-an-odyssey
     
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  2. IronMonkey

    IronMonkey Moi?

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    Skyfall 8/10

    It happens that I saw this twice within a week and I am glad to report that it has that most Bond-like of characteristics - re-watchability. :)

    Whilst it is quite (necessarily) talky in places, it ticks all the Bond action requisites.

    Weakness? Well, the villain's plot is a little low-key (despite a very entertaining turn by Javier Bardem). There is some very lazy film making in handling day/evening/night transitions and the script's handling of a "select committee" seemed more tailored to the expectations of international audiences than reality.

    Daniel Craig continues to impress mightily as Bond. It's hard to imagine that there were once concerns about a blond Bond. The rest of the cast is more than up to scratch (Bérénice Marlohe isn't on screen for long but she excels in a short conversation in a bar).

    Thrallala - The next time you chose to post a major spoiler, could you remember that the spoiler tags don't work in e-mails? Please leave a large number of blank lines above the spoiler to that we have a choice as to whether or not to look further.
     
  3. Vaskadar

    Vaskadar It's time I look back from outer space

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    The Thing (2011) Weaksauce/10

    First off, there are no 24 hour day-night cycles in Antarctica. The scares were cheaply played and more of the predictable "Jump" moments than anything else. The monsters looked cool, but that's about it. No real suspense moments. No true suspense.
     
  4. Lruce Bee

    Lruce Bee Transcending to another level

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    Battle Royale - 6/10

    Dunno why it's taken so long for me to watch this - it's been out since 2000.
    This is where The Hunger Games get's it's inspiration, only Battle Royale is about 10 times better.
    The japs sure know how to be controversial and this film ticks all the right wtf boxes.
    There's even an element of pedo in the film and it doesn't even try to hide the fact either.
     
  5. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    2012-5.5/10

    I've seen it before.... it's spectacular but silly. 21/12/12 is coming! :lol:
     
  6. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    End of Watch - 8.5/10

    Holy sh*t this was a kick ass film! Perfect chemistry between the two leads. Plenty of action balanced with plenty of time to get to know and bond with the characters. Ending is depressing as f*ck though. :(
     
  7. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    Art of War-6.5/10

    A decent enough conspiracy thriller for a Wesley snipes action flick.
     
  8. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    The Peacemaker-5.5/10

    I've seen it before. It's an o.k. thriller I suppose.

    Nicole looks so young in this film and George is George.

    The one car chase in the flick is possibly the best part of the whole movie.
     
  9. Mister_Prophet

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    Skyfall

    Best of the Daniel Craig Bonds so far. I actually was reminded of For Your Eyes Only (best of the Moore Bond movies if you ask me) and On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Not a big action spectacle, more character driven and personal like those were. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Bond gets shot in the intro! First time in the series I believe.
     
  10. Lostsoul

    Lostsoul boobs

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    I need Hobbit review damnit
     
  11. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    The Hobbit - Po-ta-toes preferably boiled in a stew / 10
     
  12. Thrallala

    Thrallala Wait, if you're here then that means...

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    The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey - 7/10
    I like Lord of the Rings but I don't consider it anywhere near close to the best ever, I have read both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

    I watched The Hobbit in 48fps 3D.

    The 3D is well done, definitely one of the few movies where 3D is used correctly (I'd say Avatar, Hugo and Hobbit). The 48fps technology is not a revolution that will change moviegoing experience forever but it is not bad either, while I didn't notice much difference from 24fps it was definitely "clearer" especially in landscape pictures.

    Now for the movie, with a run time of nearly 3 hours I'd say it's at least 30 minutes too long, the first hour feels like a drag and while hardcore Lord of the Rings fans will probably enjoy this, I didn't. There are also a couple of scenes that where not in the book and some other that probably shouldn't have made the movie;
    The Brown Wizard who is not present in the book got quite a lot of screentime here and he is a bit too "special" to say the least. There was also a scene where mountains would come to life and fight eachother and it was bad

    As some of you probably know the book is a short one, I find it strange that there would even be material to warrant a trilogy, would probably be better off cutting a couple of scenes and only make 2 movies.

    Now for the good parts;
    The scenes with Gollum is as expected brilliant!
    , The "villain" is a pretty good one, Ian McKellen still does a great Gandalf, Martin Freeman is perfect as Bilbo and Richard Amitrage does an impressive job as the main dwarf, Thorin.

    Overall I'd say the movie isn't brilliant, but it's a good start and I have no doubt that the 2nd and 3rd will be better.
     
  13. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    48 fps? Really?

    Wouldn't that kind of give it the cheesy daytime soap opera motion effect where everything moves super smooth?
     
  14. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    Lol, no. That's not how video and film works. :p
     
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  15. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Why do I keep hearing that comparison? Soap operas look no different than any other film in 24fps.
     
  16. Thrallala

    Thrallala Wait, if you're here then that means...

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    No, not like that.

    I think it makes CGI more apparant when not done perfectly though but I can't say for sure.
     
  17. xMurphyx

    xMurphyx New Member

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    It's not a difference of soap opera vs. other films but a difference of filmed on film vs. filmed on video.

    Soap operas, being a notoriously cheap genre, tend to be filmed on video which is why they're brought up by laymen to describe this effect.
     
  18. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    You must be watching some quality soap operas. Look up "soap opera effect". The comparison is made because a lot of soap operas are filmed on cheap cameras at 60 fps rather than a more cinematic 24 fps. It gives the image a very cheap high school film project sort of look.

    24 fps video has a specific exposure time which simulates real life motion blur during movement. Bringing it closer to 60 will lessen the exposure time and certainly make it more crisp during motion, but at the same time it gives it that "made for tv movie" budget look. My eyes are very sensitive to it.
     
  19. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    :D
     
  20. Metaltron

    Metaltron choppin' broccoli

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    Far Cry 3. 8/10

    best 25.8 hrs movie I've seen, even has a game built into it. (half joking, but yeah some of the voice actors and modelers in that game need to win some awards)
     

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