Latest movie thread.

Topics not covered in other forums. NO POLITICS OR RELIGION.

Moderators: ShadowCell, Heretic, mcred23, EZero8, Kenji

Post Reply
User avatar
Shea
Mysterious Masked Dude
Posts: 544
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:10 am
Location: Crossville, Tennessee

Latest movie thread.

Post by Shea » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:33 pm

If models, manga, and anime have a "latest" thread, why not movies.
Talk about movies you've seen recently, no matter how old or new or obscure.
Be sure to comment about the movie with at least one sentence.


==============================================
Wanted : Story's a little convoluted for an action movie, but the action has that whole "That was frikkin' awesome!" charm. Loved it.

Ghost Rider : They could have done so much more with this, the fights were short and unsatisfying, and a lot of the emotional moments are quite cliche and many of Nicholas Cage's lines are almost dimwitted sounding. Not what I expected for a movie about a kick-ass biker from hell with a flaming skull.

Hellboy 2 : The Golden Army : An absolutely gorgeous movie with some really funny moments and lots of action. I was awestruck at some points. Loved it.

TMNT : I personally think that this movie should have been more down to Earth in terms of plot like the first and second Turtles movies (Let's not speak of number three, shall we?); I didn't like the whole "monsters from another dimension" thing. I feel the plot was too complicated for a Ninja Turtles movie; however it was quite interesting to see what had happened to the other Turtles since Leo's disappearance. Some may have been put off by the CGI, however a movie like this would be impossible in live action, plus the CGI is done REALLY well and puts a lot of other CGI movies to shame, I'll be nabbing the Blu-ray of it soon.
===============================================

Your turn.
One of the proud, the willing, and the seemingly growing number of... G-Saviour fanboys.

User avatar
Kavik Ryx
Monster of the Week
Posts: 1791
Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:28 pm
Location: Expatriating in Tel Aviv
Contact:

Post by Kavik Ryx » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:50 pm

Why not, I'll just take what I posted at NHRV though.

Mandingo: Intense and a really hard to watch. Also, I've never been so happy to have been a product of the north. No offense intended

G Savior: This movie, while not as horrible as everyone claims it is, but it is absolutely lame. This movie in no way captures the spirit of Mobile Suit Gundam, and really is little more than a B movie. But then again, everyone here knows that already. No offense Shea.

Time Bandits: Mildly entertaining, though way too slow moving. It did gain some points in because of its absurdity.

Blazing Saddles: Absolutely hilarious. I don't remember ever laughing so much at racism before.

User avatar
ZeroBusterXX
HiMAT Spammer
Posts: 825
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:40 pm
Location: Indiana, USA
Contact:

Post by ZeroBusterXX » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:17 pm

Eagle Eye: Good action scenes, but INCREDIBLY predicatble

Push: Amazing fight scenes, cool plot, but seems like a hodgepodge of ideas, like someone just turned on Adult Swim and opened up an X-Men comic and said "lets mix it all together", but it was a pretty cool movie

Righteous Kill: It's been done before and done much better

Zack & Miri Make A Porno: ONe of the funniest movies of last year, if you don't mind some really "vulgar" scenes

Hulk Vs: Hulk vs Wolverine is the best animated comic thing ever, and Hulk vs Thor is the biggest nod to Thor fans ever

Hyakushiki
Okawara x Katoki Love Child
Posts: 1241
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:07 pm

Post by Hyakushiki » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:33 pm

Zebraman: A fun comedy and an great homage to classic Tokusatsu shows like Kamen Rider.
Don't send a coordinator to do a newtype's job!

User avatar
Nowhere Man
Newtype Emo Guy
Posts: 259
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:27 pm

Post by Nowhere Man » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:59 pm

The International: Ninety minutes of nothing for ten minutes of shootout.

Sex Drive: The bastard love child of Superbad and Road Trip.

The Wrestler: Mickey Rourke finally gets his %$^# together.

Apocalypse Now: Heart of Darkness, Vietnam style.

Psycho (Original): This movie may be old, but it will make you piss yourself.

The Hills Have Eyes (Original): This movie may be old, but it won't make you piss yourself.

The Mystery of Chessboxing: Beware the Ghost Face Killer.

Labyrinth: David Bowie should taken behind the woodshed and shot.

[Note: I'm a film major. I watch movies like it's my job.]

More later...
Last edited by Nowhere Man on Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Has no real point of view.
Knows not where he's going to.
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

User avatar
Toxicity
Okawara x Katoki Love Child
Posts: 1026
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:20 pm
Location: New Eden
Contact:

Post by Toxicity » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:47 pm

The only movie I've watched recently was V for Vendetta. Amazing.

User avatar
Yuusha Tokkyu Might Gaine
Der Bigen Slicen
Posts: 2596
Joined: Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:25 am
Location: The big doomsday rock

Post by Yuusha Tokkyu Might Gaine » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:34 pm

Last movie I saw was Iron Man for the 2nd time.
Tell me bats, what are you really scared of? Failure to save this cesspool of a city? Not finding the Commissioner in time? Me, in a thong?-Joker Arkham Asylum

My father was a wheel! THE FIRST WHEEL! And you know what he transformed into?! NOTHING! But he did it with honor!-Jefire, Transformers 2

User avatar
thanatos
Newtype Emo Guy
Posts: 319
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:57 pm
Location: Canada

Post by thanatos » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:54 pm

I just watched the first 3 Indiana Jones movies.

Raiders of the Lost Ark: Decent movie, no serious complaints.
Temple of Doom: Painful series of cliches that was virtually unwatchable.
The Last Crusade: Good story and acting, but full of lame action cliches. I laughed out loud at the turn of the century teenage Indiana Jones with a mid-80s haircut.

Having actually done archaeology work in university, I can say that this guy is an archaeologist like Rambo is a pacifist.

DAG101
Pilot's Doomed Girlfriend
Posts: 429
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:08 pm
Location: Ontario
Contact:

Post by DAG101 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:12 pm

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Excellent. Not as good as I'd heard it was, but still amazing.

vindKtiv
Lackey GM Pilot
Posts: 80
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:49 pm

Post by vindKtiv » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:38 pm

Having actually done archaeology work in university, I can say that this guy is an archaeologist like Rambo is a pacifist.
lol. Score one for Hollywood! Well anyways, my friend has a HDTV and a PS3 and we watched 300 on Blu-Ray again. The movie was pretty sick the second time, but I found the story to be rather shallow. Also, we watched Pineapple Express, and it was pretty funny. Not amazing, but funny.

lafiel
Cardboard Leo Ace
Posts: 43
Joined: Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:56 am
Contact:

Post by lafiel » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:51 pm

A Scanner Darkly - Really really liked this movie, it's slow-paced, but it was a almost perfect adaption of the novel, the animation was great and unique , and robert downey jr delivered a great performance. :)
Justice league : the new frontier - Silver age setting was nice, voice acting was really good, and had actors like david borenaz as the green lantern and jermory sisto as batman which was pretty cool. :lol: overall a fun watch. But not amazing.

User avatar
Wedge14
Traitor Villain
Posts: 2038
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:23 pm
Contact:

Post by Wedge14 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:56 am

Nowhere Man wrote:Labyrinth: David Bowie should taken behind the woodshed and shot.
:x

Yes lets take one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time out back and shoot him. :roll:

Anyways...I love that movie. :D

I watched a heavily edited version of Blazing Saddles last night. It's the 35th anniversary for that movie!! Did you know when they first aired it on TV they edited out all the flatulence? It was the first movie to fart in America apparently!!
RPG Trinary:Creepy Zeon Magician

I'm cool, just ask anybody.

Oh and check out the RPG Section!

Xanadu
HiMAT Spammer
Posts: 908
Joined: Mon May 05, 2008 9:47 pm
Location: Holy empire of Britannia

Post by Xanadu » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:17 pm

Toxicity wrote:The only movie I've watched recently was V for Vendetta. Amazing.
You get the cookie of win.

Well I just finished re-watching Stephen King's Rose Red yesterday. I still love it. Stephen King's horror movies/books are like crack to me. XD

Other movies i've seen recently(well assuming recently means in the last 3-4 months or so) are....

Operation Valkyrie: Pretty good imo.
Sweeny Todd(Johnny Depp version): Pretty good musical, lots of gore n' stuff.(Which is good) and good songs.
Prince Caspian:Meh, it was alright.
Religulous: Maybe the best Documentary i've ever seen. I'd go into more detail but I might violate the whole "religion" rule.I debated whether or not to mention that I had watched it at all...[size=-5]I will say this(And risk getting banned, I guess) It's not a normal "lol let's bash religion for the heck of it" kind of movie that your probably thinking of. He actually tries to find out why they believe what they believe instead of just making fun of them. Which makes it even more awesome.[/size] Also, it's done by Bill Maher(If that mattered to anyone)[

Coraline:This is an awesome movie. I dont wanna spoilerize it but it's awesome. The 3D and everything about the movie was just unbelieveably awesome.
"This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it" - John Adams

User avatar
Strike105
Newtype Emo Guy
Posts: 285
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:20 am
Location: West Virginia

Post by Strike105 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:55 am

I just went out and saw the new Friday the 13th movie. It seems all of the horror remakes coming out these days are all getting the same treatment: More blood and violence, more swearing, more drugs, more humor, and of course more sex and nudity. I consider it as a horror/comedy/porno. If you have seen one horror remake within the last few years, I guarantee you that you have seen them all.

User avatar
Nowhere Man
Newtype Emo Guy
Posts: 259
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:27 pm

Post by Nowhere Man » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:14 am

Wedge14 wrote:
Nowhere Man wrote:Labyrinth: David Bowie should taken behind the woodshed and shot.
:x

Yes lets take one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time out back and shoot him. :roll:

Anyways...I love that movie. :D
And there, my friend, we must respectfully disagree -- at least about our love of the movie. Some musicians just don't make great actors.

But that's beside the point of this thread.

Clockers -- A little overrated, but still good.

City of God -- If there'll ever be a perfectly-made movie, this one might come close to it.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- Clint Eastwood is the original badass.

Sukiyaki Western Django -- Despite the absolute idiocy of it, quite entertaining.
Has no real point of view.
Knows not where he's going to.
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

User avatar
Strike105
Newtype Emo Guy
Posts: 285
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:20 am
Location: West Virginia

Post by Strike105 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:36 am

Forgot about this:

Dark Floors: I grabbed this right after Christmas. It's pretty amazing for a low-budget horror movie. It's storyline is original, the special effects are good, and it has Lordi (Lordi is a Finnish heavy metal band that won Eurovision 2006 and are heavily influenced by the rock group KISS.) They appear in the movie as the murderous creatures apparently summoned by an autistic little girl through drawings when her father decides to get her to a different hospital for better treatment. I could be wrong about some of the plot, but it's just one of those movies that leaves you to determine what's going on.

CHASER
Elitist Earth Politician
Posts: 619
Joined: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:11 am

Post by CHASER » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:15 am

Two memorable ones recently watched;

2001: A Space Odyssey - I watch 52 year-old science fiction movies and resigned to the fact that they're not always that well done, and while 2001 didn't have anything wrong with visuals and is among the most revered classics, it was the most boring film I've ever sat through. I've finally found out just why everyone who talks about it complains about the ending, and the director really couldn't have made that part any more obscure than the movie version already had.


AVP: Requiem - Was alright overall, liked the Predalien (if that's what people are supposed to call it?) even though it didn't have much screen time. The maternity ward scenes brought it back closer to the horror genre to the first, but those weird new aliens were more comical than anything else, especially the new chest/stomach bursters.

User avatar
Yuusha Tokkyu Might Gaine
Der Bigen Slicen
Posts: 2596
Joined: Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:25 am
Location: The big doomsday rock

Post by Yuusha Tokkyu Might Gaine » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:12 pm

Not exactly a multi-billion dollar motion picture, but recently I watched the Kamen Rider Kiva Movie: King of Hell's Castle.
Tell me bats, what are you really scared of? Failure to save this cesspool of a city? Not finding the Commissioner in time? Me, in a thong?-Joker Arkham Asylum

My father was a wheel! THE FIRST WHEEL! And you know what he transformed into?! NOTHING! But he did it with honor!-Jefire, Transformers 2

DAG101
Pilot's Doomed Girlfriend
Posts: 429
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:08 pm
Location: Ontario
Contact:

Post by DAG101 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:01 am

Some new additions:

Grindhouse: Planet Terror: It's good. Unless you try and think about it. Then, it's still good, just weird.

Pulp Fiction: Actually, I re-watched it, I've seen it several times already. Amazing!

Reservoir Dogs: Once again, already seen it. Once again, amazing!

User avatar
thanatos
Newtype Emo Guy
Posts: 319
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:57 pm
Location: Canada

Post by thanatos » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:00 pm

Just finished watching Venus Wars. It was amazing. What it lacked in story it more than made up for in action and animation.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests