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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 12-13-2015 02:21 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Ender's Game

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Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.


Not bad; better than I had imagined and interesting IMO.

Revenge :!:

Yes, watch if if you get the chance. 8/10


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PostPosted: 12-14-2015 01:52 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The best thing about the book was the twist, which unfortunately didn't happen in the movie.
The story is pretty much identical, but with the addition of different character viewpoints, the twist is removed.




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PostPosted: 12-14-2015 11:42 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Mat Linnett wrote:
The best thing about the book was the twist, which unfortunately didn't happen in the movie.
The story is pretty much identical, but with the addition of different character viewpoints, the twist is removed.


what's the twist in the book ?




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Pext wrote:
Mat Linnett wrote:
The best thing about the book was the twist, which unfortunately didn't happen in the movie.
The story is pretty much identical, but with the addition of different character viewpoints, the twist is removed.


what's the twist in the book ?


I wouldn't say that it's much of a twist, but basically we find out that Ender is fighting real enemies in his game "simulation".




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PostPosted: 12-14-2015 01:13 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


ToxicBug wrote:
I wouldn't say that it's much of a twist, but basically we find out that Ender is fighting real enemies in his game "simulation".


:confused: The movie I just viewed had the same twist?

Also, I had the idea that the Formics were massing on their home planet in defence after Earth took their outpost the remote Earth base was setup on; where Ender did the final stages in his training as Commander. Ender had the same thought

Just maybe, those little and later battle simulations were also battles with the Formics building up to their planets' decimation.



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PostPosted: 12-16-2015 11:31 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Lucy 2014

philosophical movie, enjoyed it very much, oh, and Scarlett Johansson

8/10



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PostPosted: 12-17-2015 06:16 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


SoM wrote:
Lucy 2014

philosophical movie


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SoM wrote:
Lucy 2014

philosophical movie, enjoyed it very much, oh, and Scarlett Johansson

8/10


Must view an 8 :D



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PostPosted: 12-18-2015 08:05 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Ex Machina

8/10 for the way it subverts your expectations



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PostPosted: 12-18-2015 09:48 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


SoM wrote:
Lucy 2014

philosophical movie, enjoyed it very much, oh, and Scarlett Johansson

8/10


disappointingly shit movie. everything good was in the trailer. ending sucked big floppy donkey wangs




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PostPosted: 12-18-2015 02:10 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Not enough 10's in this thread for me.



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PostPosted: 12-18-2015 05:20 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
Ender's Game

Yes, watch if if you get the chance. 8/10


Seems I liked it so much, because I just ordered the book.
It will be an interesting read and comparison I am sure :)



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PostPosted: 12-21-2015 08:57 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


SW-TFA

A solid 8.5/10.

.5 for the falcon.




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PostPosted: 12-24-2015 03:54 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
Just watched Love Actually.

Watched it Christmas night and it felt really good :)
I searched here as I thought I'd rated it in this topic before; I did back in 2009.
Still a pleasant movie, worth you time and the rating went up to 8.5/10
Clicky

Posted Christmas 2011 I think

Watched again Christmas Eve. This is becoming a tradition here. Look, if you haven't seen it, do! It is a feel good movie :)

We followed up with Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back and we're slowly getting through them and enjoying even with the dated special effects.



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PostPosted: 12-26-2015 04:01 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Star Wars 7 - 9/10

The first half is brilliant. This is as good as blockbuster movies get . So much excitement and likeable characters . The second half / finale is definitely weaker but still has some good moments .

I love the villain . Most of the other characters are also interesting but the character of Rey looses a great deal of originality in the second half .




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PostPosted: 12-26-2015 04:36 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah, I'd also give it a 9/10.

Adam Driver is a great antagonist. Ready to see it again :up:




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PostPosted: 12-26-2015 06:11 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Star Wars: The Plot Hole Awakens - 7/10

Sloppy writing and a very predictable ending, but still enjoyable. The sound effects and Falcon were the best part of the movie. People are definitely scoring this movie on the nostalgia factor, after all, everyone loved Episodes I-III when they first came out.

Kylo Ren revealed to be a teenaged Snape was terrible, but I guess all the emo-looking cosplay nerds now have a character to relate to.




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PostPosted: 12-26-2015 08:38 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Kylo Ren
I thought he seemed much like Anakin in Revenge of the Sith. Except without the bad acting.




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PostPosted: 12-26-2015 09:47 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


More Kylo Ren:

Loved the character the first time I saw it when he was masked, unmasked I wasn't so sure. Second time in seeing it I was able to appreciate the unmasked character much more. He can't start out as a fully fledged badass, his character is going to develop throughout the trilogy as he completes his training as a Sith. My interpretation is that his current, unmasked character is meant to portray him as being young, emotional and undeveloped. I really hope the mask isn't gone for good though.



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I think the mask is gone for good. And I think that's ok, cause he's gonna have a badass scar now, which will further solidify his hatred and fuel his dark side.

I think you're spot on about the growth of the character. I see him growing just as we saw Luke and Anikin grow. Going from an emotion youth with little knowledge, to a legitimate dude that can kick some ass. It'll be fun to watch both Kylo and Rey hone their skills...




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PostPosted: 12-27-2015 12:19 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


what
no way is the mask gone. if anything he will wear the mask to hide the scar. star wars has always been about the masks..vader, boba, troopers...etc




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PostPosted: 12-27-2015 12:49 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I really hope you're right!



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PostPosted: 12-27-2015 03:45 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Also: The actress of Rey looks a bit like a mixture of Emma Watson and Stoya , right ?




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I got a Keira Knightly (sp?) vibe from her. Only better everything...




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PostPosted: 12-27-2015 08:06 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Pext wrote:
a mixture of Emma Watson and Stoya


4chan's clammy wet dream right there




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PostPosted: 12-27-2015 04:39 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
I think the mask is gone for good.


I don't think so - It does not make much sense to let the mask go to soon from the writers perspective: The brilliance in the concept is that Kylo Ren is basically a Star Wars / Darth Vader fanboy doing cosplay. Also the mask is the visual representation of his striving to become as evil as Vader; An aspect of the characters arc that is not completed: His performance in the lightsaber duel was horrible; He did not stand a single chance against Rey once she started using the force; Even Finn was not doing overly bad against him, despite not being a force user.

This is second brilliant aspect: He is an antagonist that is for most of the time physically and mentally inferior to the protagonist.


edit:

Also: The villain of a blockbuster movie is saved from the protagonist by a deus ex machina. How cool is that?




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PostPosted: 12-28-2015 01:16 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Despicable Me

It's not very good.




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Limitless - limitless boredom 5/10




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PostPosted: 12-28-2015 10:18 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Die Hard 10/10

the quintessential xmas movie




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shaft wrote:
Die Hard 10/10

the quintessential xmas movie


agreed

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PostPosted: 12-29-2015 05:38 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


shaft wrote:
Die Hard 10/10

the quintessential xmas movie

Not Home Alone? :smirk:




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Eraser wrote:
shaft wrote:
Die Hard 10/10

the quintessential xmas movie

Not Home Alone? :smirk:


a classic, and part 2

they play it here every year since it came out, still get a laugh out of them 2 idiots



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Eraser wrote:
Despicable Me

It's not very good.


Really? I found it one of my favorite animations. Do u like any of pixars work?




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Tsakali wrote:
Eraser wrote:
Despicable Me

It's not very good.


Really? I found it one of my favorite animations. Do u like any of pixars work?

Love Pixar's stuff but it's not a Pixar movie.
The movie starts off promising but then devolves too much into slapstick style over-the-top "comedy", whereas I'm more for subtlety in humor. Some scenes even feel like they were stuck in there just because (like the shopping for a new toy scene) and the movie would be better off without 'em.




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SoM wrote:
Eraser wrote:
Not Home Alone? :smirk:


a classic, and part 2

they play it here every year since it came out, still get a laugh out of them 2 idiots

Speaking of over-the-top slapstick comedy...
I hate the movies. They don't make me laugh a single time. The kid of the first two movies is kind of creepy too. They play em every year here as well. Found out yesterday there's actually a part 4 in the series.




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