RA Movie Thread (Read 5562 times)


The Crap Whisperer

    I thought I was tuning into Gattaca, which I've not seen before.

     

    About 10 minutes in, I realized it was another movie I've also not seen before... but which is nothing like Gattaca.

     

     

    Friends, if you think you are sitting down to cool sci-fi Gattaca, don't confuse it with Gothika.

    Gothika is frightening...I don't like scary movies Shocked

    Being the best tiny spec that I can be!

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      Oh yes.  It did not stay on long.

       


      Needs more cowbell!

        Kick Ass is...kickass.  I found it odd and distracting that 2 of the instrumental "soundtrack" pieces were from other movies, though...movies I have seen and music I recognize.  Upon googling I found that I was not the only one to notice.

        I shoot pretty things! ~

        '14 Goals:

        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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          Kick Ass is...kickass.  I found it odd and distracting that 2 of the instrumental "soundtrack" pieces were from other movies, though...movies I have seen and music I recognize.  Upon googling I found that I was not the only one to notice.

           

          Ah, well I guess Kick Ass stole Quentin Tarantino's thing then.

           


          Needs more cowbell!

             

             

            Ah, well I guess Kick Ass stole Quentin Tarantino's thing then.

             

            Ha, yep...the article I read actually touched on that.  Though Tarantino used music from his own movies and KA used music from other movies, but from the same composer.  Apparently the director liked the filler music used during editing and chose to keep it.  I suppose the composer gets extra $$ that way, so probably wouldn't have any qualms about that.

            I shoot pretty things! ~

            '14 Goals:

            • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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              No, no.

               

              QT is famous for plugging in (or, hell, stealing) the themes from other movies for his stuff.

               

              Examples: The weird music that repeats for the bride throughout the Kill Bill movies is the theme from Ironside.  At a key moment in Inglorious Basterds, the soundtrack is blaring the main music from a fairly obscure Burt Reynolds' movie called "White Lightning".  His movies are loaded with that crap... not stealing music from his own movies.  This is one of his many pop culture "in joke" references.  I find it annoying sometimes.

               

              "Ooooo! That's Ironside!" doesn't make the movie any better.

               

              (of course, music is just one example of how his style involves a lot of kiping... uh "homage"... stuff)

               


              A Dance with Monkeys

                Basterds is oft called "Jew Porn".

                 

                An excellent movie.  But I did not like it.

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                  I liked one and only one aspect of IB: one of the few movies that doesn't equate "knows foreign language" to "is able to pass for person from that place".  Coming from a multicultural family, that one always bugged me about spy/war movies.  But aside from that, I just didn't like it. (aside from Pulp Fiction, his stuff annoys the crap out of me.)

                   


                  A Dance with Monkeys

                    I like much of his stuff, actually, and I thought a load of IB was well done.  I especially liked the farmhouse scene at the beginning.  But in the end, I did not like a couple aspects of the movie that I cannot discuss without spoiling the end.

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                      Yeah, I hated the end where Kirk and Spock showed up in Nazi uniforms and saved Brad Pitt.

                       

                      (the farmhouse bit was well done. I guess I liked that part too.)

                       


                      A Dance with Monkeys

                        If a rat were to walk in here right now as I'm talking, would you treat it to a saucer of your delicious milk?

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                          Only if he was a sewer rat.  Me jonesing for pumpkin pie and all.

                           

                            Only if he was a sewer rat.  Me jonesing for pumpkin pie and all.

                             

                            Master Splinter!

                            "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

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                              I can't wait for some monkey pumpkin pie.

                               

                                I just saw Inglorious B. this week. I was entertained but gave it overall a 6.5-7. I'm sure there were in jokes I didn't get, but I don't see a lot of his movies, so ...

                                 

                                I may have laughed most at scenes contemplating how in the world my 70something MIL ended up seeing this in a theater.

                                 

                                A really wonderful movie I saw recently is this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465188/ (Can't link. It's called "Golden Door.")