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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:28 pm

I watched the latest Star Trek which was a fun adventure film, although lacking some of the Star Trek essence. The bits on the planet were good.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:02 pm

Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry wrote:I watched the latest Star Trek which was a fun adventure film, although lacking some of the Star Trek essence. The bits on the planet were good.

Simon Pegg said that he and his co-writer were asked to make it more like a Marvel movie in tone. He later tried to walk back those remarks, but I think it showed in the finished product. I think if I were a hardcore fan of the more philosophical Trek stories, I would probably hate it. As a casual viewer whose favourite of the classic movies was The Voyage Home, this movie was made more for me, but I sometimes feel a bit guilty, like I've taken Trek away from its real fanbase.

As for the last movie I saw, I have finally seen Frozen, thanks to its Christmas Day premiere on BBC 1. I now have *that* song firmly stuck in my head. Pray for me.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Omega » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:13 pm

Central Intelligence with the Rock and Kevin Hart
Verdict : does not suck
I'd give it 7 out of 10

Proves the rock can act.
Over all predictable, it's not the first buddy movie like this. Still a lot of fun and the cat is great. Kevin Hart is another favorite of mine but it's hard to get him good material, this movie works. Also the cgi face tech is not too bad , close to rogue one


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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:17 am

Finally saw Fantastic Beasts, thanks to the cinema gift vouchers that Mrs Kristatos got me for Christmas. Quite enjoyed it, but it felt more like a setup for the new franchise than a satisfying film in its own right. 6/10.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:05 pm

Off to see La La Land tomorrow. Mrs Kristatos informs me that The Lego Batman Movie is not a suitable choice for Valentine's Day. Who knew?

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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Omega » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:11 am

Kristatos wrote:Off to see La La Land tomorrow. Mrs Kristatos informs me that The Lego Batman Movie is not a suitable choice for Valentine's Day. Who knew?

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Apparently John Wick chapter 2 is not date night material either.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:59 am

Omega wrote:Apparently John Wick chapter 2 is not date night material either.


Women, eh?
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:54 am

It was all right. Don't really get all the 5-star reviews and Oscar nominations, though,
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Omega » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:38 am

Kristatos wrote:It was all right. Don't really get all the 5-star reviews and Oscar nominations, though,
not surprised , Hollywood loves to nominate movies that a glowing reminiscence of Hollywood
Hugo (which I did like), the artist and Argo.


Oh rumor is affleck wants out of the Batman movie. I thought it was a passion project for him and he was a perfect Batman :evil: . Trouble showed up when they shifted Affleck out of the directors chair.


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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:16 am

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Kristatos wrote:It was all right. Don't really get all the 5-star reviews and Oscar nominations, though,
not surprised , Hollywood loves to nominate movies that a glowing reminiscence of Hollywood
Hugo (which I did like), the artist and Argo.

I still haven't seen Hugo. The Artist is another film that I quite liked, but which was overhyped, probably for the reasons you state. Not sure I'd really put Argo in the same category.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Omega » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:19 am

Argo was essentially about Hollywood saving potential hostages in Iran. They didn't play up the CIA heroes as much as Goodman and Arkin and the Hollywood magic that saved people in real life


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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:13 pm

Omega wrote:Argo was essentially about Hollywood saving potential hostages in Iran. They didn't play up the CIA heroes as much as Goodman and Arkin and the Hollywood magic that saved people in real life

It's been 3 or 4 years since I saw it, so my memory's a little fuzzy, but I remember it as being mostly about the CIA planning the operation with Goodman et al as their willing accomplices. I don't really regard it as a warm and fuzzy tribute to the golden age of Hollywood, though. Yes, it was shot in a deliberately retro style, even using the "Big W" Warner Bros logo that most of us here will probably associate with NSNA. But the style it evokes is that of the paranoid political thrillers of the '70s. Tonally, that's a world away from the silent era or the heyday of the MGM musicals.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Omega » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:16 pm

No it wasn't reliving the golden era of Hollywood it was still a self serving yay for Hollywood story


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