RA Movie Thread (Read 5546 times)

FSocks


Gramps

     

    If you do warm up to it & no longer find it disturbing or unsettling, I would be very, very worried.

     

    +1.  I still cannot watch this movie all the way through in one sitting.

    Running is dumb. 

    mab411


    Proboscis Colossus

       

      I've still not seen that movie.  So many flicks, so little time.

       

      Same here.

       

      And +1 to the comment that Clockwork Orange should be unsettling.  You should have woken up in a cold sweat from a dream of being chased by McDowell in the eyelid specula at least once after you saw it.

       

      And yes, I had to look up "eyelid specula."

      "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

         

        Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an excellent summer movie, and a superior follow-up to the already-impressive Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This film, which takes place over a decade after its predecessor, returns to the story of Caesar, who still leads the apes after most of the human race has been decimated by the Simian Flu. After a leisurely-paced beginning that focuses on the life of the apes in their forest city, the movie plows toward an explosive conclusion after a surprise encounter with trespassing human survivors from the nearby remains of San Francisco reawakens old resentments and suspicions. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is more multilayered than I expected, and it benefits from an effective blend of action, intensity, tenderness, and sadness.

        I have been an enthusiastic fan of the Planet of the Apes movies since childhood, and I'm pleased with how these new movies have a life of their own while still paying homage to the original five films. This latest entry is highly recommended!

        mab411


        Proboscis Colossus

          Watched Swingers, which I'd never seen before, tonight.

           

          Not bad.  Not quite as brilliant as I'd been led to believe, but I enjoyed it.  Sure were a lot of similarities to Clerks, which is not a bad thing, IMO.

           

          Imma go on record as saying I like Jon Favreau better with a few extra pounds on him.  Makes his mouth and chin more...proportionate.

           

          I didn't realize going in that Ron Livingston was in it.  Nice surprise - I wish he was in more movies.

           

          AND HEATHER GRAHAM LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME AS SHE DOES NOW.  More evidence for my theory that she's some sort of vampire or Highlander.

          "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

            Watched Swingers, which I'd never seen before, tonight.

             

            Not bad.  Not quite as brilliant as I'd been led to believe, but I enjoyed it.  

             

            i'll always remember it for the car convoy from party to party, Charles' inevitable "this place was dead anyway", the 'bunny' visualisation technique and ice hockey fights on the Mega Drive.

             

            fun flick.

             

            Imma go on record as saying I like Jon Favreau better with a few extra pounds on him.  Makes his mouth and chin more...proportionate.

             

            could the same be said for Vaughn, i wonder?

            I bought my nephew an elephant for his room. He said, "Thanks". I said, "Don't mention it".

            jimmyb


            port-a-bella-potty

              Don Jon.  Joseph Gordon -Levitt wrote and directed this meditation on porn addiction. It's a solid first effort for him. He really went for something here, and didn't hold back. He stuck to the spine of the film with great energy. Good cast.  Funny at times. I thought it ended beautifully. Levitt has come a long way since 3rd Rock From The Sun.

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              mab411


              Proboscis Colossus

                 

                 

                could the same be said for Vaughn, i wonder?

                 

                Eh, I think Vaughn looked fine, except that the terrible makeup (that I noticed on all the characters, really) made him look pasty and weird.  Favreau, though...boy, this is a lot more criticism than I usually like to give appearances, but while he worries me when he looks like this:

                 

                 

                ...I think this makes his chin and mouth look out-of-proportion:

                 

                 

                I thought he looked pretty good - and was really funny - in the otherwise forgettable Four Christmases:

                 

                 

                MTA:  Looking the rest of the way through the page from which I pulled a couple of those pics, dude is apparently pretty good at putting weight on and taking it off.  At the risk of surpassing critical Favreau pic mass, here he is in Rudy (1993):

                 

                 

                Next listed role, in PCU (1994):

                 

                 

                Then in Speechless (1994):

                 

                 

                Heavier in Notes from Underground (1995):

                 

                 

                Then Swingers in '96 (though I suspect the filming for that and Speechless happened at around the same time), then Deep Impact (1998):

                 

                 

                And I just want to get this one in there, because wow, kudos, Mr. Favreau...TV movie Rocky Marciano (1999):

                 

                "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                Interval Junkie --Nobby

                  Don Jon.  Joseph Gordon -Levitt wrote and directed this meditation on porn addiction. It's a solid first effort for him. He really went for something here, and didn't hold back. He stuck to the spine of the film with great energy. Good cast.  Funny at times. I thought it ended beautifully. Levitt has come a long way since 3rd Rock From The Sun.

                   

                  +1,  couldn't agree more.

                  2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                  Current Status 06/19: Pelvic stress-fracture = 6-weeks of no running.

                    Don Jon.  Joseph Gordon -Levitt wrote and directed this meditation on porn addiction. It's a solid first effort for him. He really went for something here, and didn't hold back. He stuck to the spine of the film with great energy. Good cast.  Funny at times. I thought it ended beautifully. Levitt has come a long way since 3rd Rock From The Sun.

                     

                    Haven't seen this, but I do generally like him as an actor. And adding Scarlett Johansson to any movie never hurts.

                    Dave

                    mab411


                    Proboscis Colossus

                       

                      +1,  couldn't agree more.

                       

                      Question about Don Jon:  how much does it focus on, y'know, the porn?  The movie sounds like a really interesting premise - I can't think of another that examines porn from the standpoint of addiction - but if it's just going to be scene after scene from porn films, not sure I'm interested in sitting through it.

                      "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

                      jimmyb


                      port-a-bella-potty

                         

                        Question about Don Jon:  how much does it focus on, y'know, the porn?  The movie sounds like a really interesting premise - I can't think of another that examines porn from the standpoint of addiction - but if it's just going to be scene after scene from porn films, not sure I'm interested in sitting through it.

                         

                        The scenes are more of him looking at porn, it's mostly brief flashes of porn that that we see, and I don't remember it being extremely graphic. The voice-over work during these scenes is really good. In the beginning, there's a bit more of this, along with him and his friends rating and scoring women at bars. But it gets past all that fairly quickly. It's all part of the nice energetic movement this film has.  There are few movies with both Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore in them that are going to suck. They're both really good here. It's definitely an R-rated film.

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                          Don Jon.  Joseph Gordon -Levitt wrote and directed this meditation on porn addiction. It's a solid first effort for him. He really went for something here, and didn't hold back. He stuck to the spine of the film with great energy. Good cast.  Funny at times. I thought it ended beautifully. Levitt has come a long way since 3rd Rock From The Sun.

                           

                          Yes, totally agree. Great film.


                          Interval Junkie --Nobby

                            RoboCop (2014) - I'll see anything with Joel Kinnaman in it.  He's casually witty and delivers this "I'm not cool, but I'm trying to be cool, which is kinda cute . . . but also somehow cool" edge to his characters (especially in The Killing).  However, in this film he's de-bodied into a robot/cyborg.  And as a natural consequence of the plot they also remove his soul, which also deletes the best asset this re-hash had going for it.  I think I yawned through the battle-scenes too until he cleverly stood under the chickenbot for cover from the other chickenbot.  As many have said, this film is missing the darkhumor (like driving through a guy covered in radioactive sludge only to have him burst like a balloon full of slime) of the original and the political message is pretty hamfisted. (2/5)

                             

                            I'd love to see a Holder and Omar cop-buddy film.  Or better yet, series.

                             

                            Edge of Tomorrow (2014) - Sometimes I think Tom Cruise really gets who he is and plays to his strong hand very well.  This was the case in this film.  Fish out of water, glinty toothed marketing guy gets thrown into the war he's been selling to the people.  Oops.  The film is full of little references back to the character's on-screen origin that let this PR wonk cum Ueber Soldier never lose his footing: my favorite being that during a briefing on how dire the situation is, he comments on the [effectively a] power-point-slide and says, "excellent presentation, by the way."  Cruise has some comedic timing and goofy vulnerability that sell the role.  Emily Bunt, as a yoga-hardbody special ops war hero, is absolutely riveting.  Perfect execution (even if it still fails the Bechdel Test).  The action of the movie is good, the battle scenes well done.  The Groundhog's Day doesn't add much to the TimeTravel genre, but is pretty well done.  The only thing this is really missing, which is really the foundation of good SciFi, is a philosophical underpinning to drive a more satisfying story.  A fun popcorn flick, though.  (3/5)

                            2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                            Current Status 06/19: Pelvic stress-fracture = 6-weeks of no running.

                              That is too bad about RoboCop. I love him in The Killing and would have seen the movie just to see him.

                                I felt the same way about both Robocop and Edge of Tomorrow.  Well said.