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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 01:13 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


ironman 3 - 5 / 10

pretty boring storyline.
random 80s fatherless-boy-targeted-action-flick-reminiscence: the hero bonds with a fatherless boy.

but: the mandarin twist was great; and so was gandhis acting.

and:

-- As film critic Scott Mendelson said: “For Potts, the movie was about other men giving her temporary agency/power and then quickly taking it away again.” --

http://www.btchflcks.com/2013/05/is-pep ... man-3.html




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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 05:49 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Gotta love this Hollywood business model;
Keep cranking out sequels for movies that did reasonably well, until people puke up their lungs and claw their eyes out :up:
WIN!




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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 06:54 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Here's another Hollywood business model: to not put any effort or money into writing a good story and instead cynically and blatantly referencing everything in your milked-out and raped franchise so that stupid people clap and cheer when they recognize it as they happily hand over their money.

WARNING: SPOILERS

lol..."Star Trek: Into Reference" :olo:




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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 07:41 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


GONNAFISTYA wrote:
Here's another Hollywood business model: to not put any effort or money into writing a good story and instead cynically and blatantly referencing everything in your milked-out and raped franchise so that stupid people clap and cheer when they recognize it as they happily hand over their money.

WARNING: SPOILERS

lol..."Star Trek: Into Reference" :olo:




Yet you and me still watch.
Spewing our disgust after, of course.
But we watch.




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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 08:21 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Plan B wrote:
Yet you and me still watch.
Spewing our disgust after, of course.
But we watch.


Actually no. I've decided that, like superhero movies, I won't be watching any more Star Trek films. I'm convinced they will never again make a Star Trek movie that Star Trek fans will enjoy, so I'm not gonna waste my time anymore. It's quite clear they'll just be a series of dumb action films, just like superhero movies. No thanks. I watch Star Trek because I like Star Trek. This reboot is not Star Trek. Prometheus 2 & 3 and any of the Hobbit shit is also off my list, because they, too, have shown they're only interested in cashing in with horribly-written garbage and know full well that with little effort they'll make billions from the endless supply of rubes who are there only because of brand recognition. I'll laugh at these movies forever, but I won't watch them anymore.

Sorry, I won't be joining you in the torture. Go ahead and suffer alone, you have that right.

I can't wait for xer0s to get upset that I don't like stupid movies made for idiots.




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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 08:37 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Nice long-winded statement, but you'll still be watching. Oh, you'll be watching.
It will kill everything, but you'll be watching.
You can fool cunts into believing you're not watching. But you're watching.
Always watching.
Watching.




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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 08:40 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Project much?

I haven't even seen the Ironman 3 trailer and - like the movie - I probably never will. :up:

Like I said earlier, once you get enough will power to walk away from this shit it just gets easier and easier to ignore it and walk away.




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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 08:43 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Scared to see it?
Scared you'll be proven wrong?
Scared boogabooo!!!




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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 08:47 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I don't watch daytime soap operas or gay porn, either. I'll survive.

I can't wait for xer0s to get upset that I don't like daytime soap operas or gay porn.




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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 03:18 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Plan B wrote:
....... watching. Always watching.....


Like that turn of phrase Plan B :up:

GONNAFISTYA wrote:
I don't watch daytime soap operas or gay porn, either. I'll survive.

I can't wait for xer0s to get upset that I don't like daytime soap operas or gay porn.


I don't watch daytime soap / gay porn, either and I survived :D :olo:
...and I'll be watching; always watching...



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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 03:19 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Why are you so convinced that people will have some overwhelming compulsion to see a movie? Like GFY, I haven't seen the latest Star Trek or Iron Man movies either and have little desire to either. They are rather poor substitutes for real entertainment. Unlike GFY, I don't think I have some venomous hatred for intellectually dull blockbusters, they just aren't my cup of tea and I don't want to pay $12 for a ticket to anesthetize my brain when I can do that reading some of the posts on this forum for free.



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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 03:36 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


obsidian wrote:
Why are you so convinced that people will have some overwhelming compulsion to see a movie? Like GFY, I haven't seen the latest Star Trek or Iron Man movies either and have little desire to either. They are rather poor substitutes for real entertainment. Unlike GFY, I don't think I have some venomous hatred for intellectually dull blockbusters, they just aren't my cup of tea and I don't want to pay $12 for a ticket to anesthetize my brain when I can do that reading some of the posts on this forum for free.


I respect your point but I am convinced, overwhelmingly :D that I will see what I choose: If it the Star Trek genre I will be there.

Personally I don't fancy the Iron Man movies at all, so I guess it comes down to (as we know) personal choice.

I have no desire to and won't be lining up to see many so called popular movies that come out these days. Those Hobbit and so called comedy movies really depress me :tear:

Guess like you I suppose, I'll numb myself here, probably my daily medication :smirk: or as needed.



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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 04:07 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


This is awesome: Iron Man 3 becomes fifth biggest-grossing film of all time. Always great to see brilliant works of art deservedly doing well at the box office as well :up:




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PostPosted: 06-03-2013 08:28 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Not bad at all and I see Star Trek beat it :) in the UK at least.

Link to source on that page.

So I googled "List of highest-grossing films" for interest :sly:

1 Avatar
2 Titanic
3 Marvel's The Avengers
4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
5 Iron Man 3


then, to be fair googled the "Highest-grossing films adjusted for inflation"

1 Gone with the Wind
2 Avatar
3 Star Wars
4 Titanic
5 The Sound of Music

wiki



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PostPosted: 06-04-2013 12:57 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
...
So I googled "List of highest-grossing films" for interest :sly:

1 Avatar
2 Titanic
3 Marvel's The Avengers
4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
5 Iron Man 3


then, to be fair googled the "Highest-grossing films adjusted for inflation"

1 Gone with the Wind
2 Avatar
3 Star Wars
4 Titanic
5 The Sound of Music

wiki


Avatar beat Star Wars; I bet James Cameron is very pleased :)

He's probably noticed how well Iron Man 3 has done; I wonder how that will affect his longtime upcoming making of the live action Battle Angel Alita - a film about a cyborg, not too dissimmilar to Iron Man, a film about a mech :)

It's not likely due until he's made both Avatar sequels.




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PostPosted: 06-04-2013 01:15 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


GFY, isn't there a time and place for nonsensical bullshit action movies? I mean, if someone went out and saw Iron Man 3, or Star Trek, or whatever and actually enjoyed the movie for what it was, then what's wrong with that? Not every movie has to be a Schindler's List.

I, for example, really did enjoy the previous Star Trek movie (the one before Into Darkness), but I recognize that it's not a Star Trek Star Trek movie. It's just some half-witted action sci-fi movie. That it comes under the Star Trek moniker, well that may be hard to swallow for the true fans, but I don't care enough about it to be bothered. In the end, they're just TV shows and movies.

I'm not really into superhero movies myself so I never saw any of the Iron Man movies, but I guess that if you're into that sort of thing, there's nothing wrong with enjoying it for what it is. You're not a bad person for enjoying dumb movies :shrug:

I think the clue is to not limit yourself to that genre or act like Michael Bay is the be-all-end-all of movie directors. The beauty of it is that you don't have to choose between Michael Bay or Francis Ford Coppola. You can enjoy both!




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PostPosted: 06-04-2013 05:32 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Watch whatever the hell you like. Bash whatever the hell you like.

lol see, this is why I brought up daytime soap operas...because nobody cares about them. It's hilarious to watch how upset people get when someone bashes something popular.




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PostPosted: 06-04-2013 01:16 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


since Abrams is doing the new Star Wars movies as well, we'll have plenty of years of hallowed franchises mined for profit to come (as if Lucas hadn't already done that).




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PostPosted: 06-05-2013 07:24 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


luol




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PostPosted: 06-05-2013 08:03 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


What's the challenge?




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PostPosted: 06-06-2013 04:55 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Guess the challenge is farting. You bet on a dry one.
But when you lose you get this shit.




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PostPosted: 06-06-2013 04:45 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


After Earth = 1/10 - If you're gonna see it, don't spend money.




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PostPosted: 06-06-2013 06:07 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


that's funny, you gave it the same score as RT
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/after_earth/




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PostPosted: 06-06-2013 08:35 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Every movie reviewer on the planet waits for my review to follow my lead...I am that awesome.

But seriously, don't watch After Earth. If you're a moron and still see it you'll wish you took my advice.




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PostPosted: 06-06-2013 09:49 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


i wanted to, but kinda hard to ignore a 11%




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PostPosted: 06-07-2013 01:05 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It's 12% now! Wooh! :olo:

Anyway, when are you guys going to learn to watch trailers, so you don't end up watching a lame film like that? I can tell from the trailer.




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PostPosted: 06-07-2013 01:31 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The number of trailers i've seen that weren't absolutely godawful / spoiled the movie / portrayed the movie in a completely different light / were worth my time / etc are very few.

I pick my movies by looking at what people who'se taste i trust like.



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PostPosted: 06-07-2013 08:11 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


*silence* *cue to laugh* *music begins again*



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PostPosted: 06-18-2013 11:08 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


A friend invited me to an advanced screening of World War Z. It's nothing like the book at all, but then again that was written as a "historical" reference manual of outbreak cases rather than anything with a plot, but then yet again the plot doesn't go particularly deep in the WWZ movie.

[synopsis with mild spoilers but nothing you don't already know from seeing the trailer]
Brad Pitt's character is a retired UN investigator guy who had been in the thick of things in past wars and emergencies, but gave up that life to live like Goof and flip pancakes for his stupid kids in the mornings. I have no idea what his wife does, the movie really doesn't bother developing it's characters to the point where you'd care. Anyway, superhuman zombies who move like stampeding wildebeests invade like locusts and Brad gets his family safe to a U.N. navel fleet, the leaders of which want Brad to find the origin of the zombie outbreak and find a vaccination to protect the remaining survivors of the planet. Brad leaves his family behind and goes on a quest as if looking for Carmen Sandiego as he follows leads around the planet.
[/synopsis]

So, what makes a good zombie movie and why Brad Pitt in World War Z wasn't one of them...

All the best zombie movies aren't actually about zombies. You could really replace zombies with anything else, say double donged aliens or carnivorous ponies. The zombies are really just a source of chaos, danger and suspense that forces the characters from behaving like normal everyday citizens to desperate people who are tried to their limits to survive.

Zombie movies are really about the characters. You have to care about the characters to feel anything when one of them gets killed, and when one of them becomes infected. WWZ makes the mistake of putting a lot of focus on traveling around the world and killing zombies and at no point do you feel as if you care about any of the people. Brad leaves his family behind pretty early in the movie at which point they might have not existed at all in the first place and save us about 20 minutes of screen time. Brad meets various soldiers and scientists along the way, some of which die and others survive, not that any of that matters since they all remain rather nameless and devoid of all character. Brad looked completely stone-faced, at no point do you feel as if he is genuinely scared or worried.

Zombie movies are often social commentaries. They are often about what people do when faced with anarchy and a fight to survive. Some people are paralyzed with fear, others want to fight back, others sacrifice themselves to save others, others will kill fellow humans for their own survival. Brad is really the only character in this movie, so there is little interaction between him and other people to really make any other plot threads possible.

tl;dr: it's another mindless Hollywood movie with some neato CG effects (mass crowd movement algorithms are pretty good to look at) but lack of plot and character development means there's little to remember of it. 5/10. Recommended movies instead: Dawn of the Dead (both the original and remake), Shawn of the Dead, Zombieland, 28 Days Later.



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PostPosted: 06-18-2013 11:23 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah, figured it'd be like that.

Why the hell the author didn't opt to make it a series is beyond me, the book fits that format much better.



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PostPosted: 06-18-2013 12:26 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


obsidian wrote:
A friend invited me to an advanced screening of World War Z.

tl;dr: it's another mindless Hollywood movie with some neato CG effects (mass crowd movement algorithms are pretty good to look at) but lack of plot and character development means there's little to remember of it. 5/10. Recommended movies instead: Dawn of the Dead (both the original and remake), Shawn of the Dead, Zombieland, 28 Days Later.


Aw come on man, you just know you're going to incur the wrath of xer0s or LawL for not liking mindless Hollywood movies. Why do you set yourself up like that?




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PostPosted: 06-18-2013 12:31 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Phantom = 6/10 - Saw a torrent so I grabbed it. A very low budget Hunt For Red October-ish type of affair in an old Russian sub out to cause WW3. Good performances for the most part from a relatively ensemble cast, but alot of cheesy performances as well and overall an acceptable effort from the cast. The sets and VFX were all done very nicely. The movie suffers from feeling like a made-for-tv movie, but slightly higher quality and the story will keep you engaged the whole way through up until the extremely cheesy ending. Not great but watchable and not horrible.

A decent war thriller. At least I didn't want to stab myself in the eyes after watching it. :up:




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PostPosted: 06-18-2013 03:02 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Could you show me where I gave the wrath for not liking mindless Hollywood movies?




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PostPosted: 06-18-2013 03:31 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Jesus. You've had a go at me about 5 times in the last six months alone and you've basically had an issue with nearly every negative review I've written of the "popular" crap...probably because I insult your comfortable sense of ignorant stupidity.




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Digital Nausea
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PostPosted: 06-18-2013 03:35 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Show me where I said anything about you not liking "mindless Hollywood" films.

You can't. Because I haven't. You are so obsessed with me, you actually fabricate these posts of mine...




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